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Salem’s ‘Garlic Wizard’ has passion for craft
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Salem’s ‘Garlic Wizard’ has passion for craft

  SALEM, W.Va. — Joe Schumacher of Salem is known locally as the “Garlic Master” and the “Garlic Wizard.” He has perfected his craft of growing garlic over the past 14 years and currently grows and sells 14 different varieties, many of them not native to America. Schumacher can be found selling his organic products […]

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Huntington recovery center for babies certified
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Huntington recovery center for babies certified

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As of this month, Lily’s Place has its state license to care for babies. The infant recovery center, located at 1320 7th Ave., will provide short-term residential care for babies born under the circumstances of addiction. Its mission is to provide “behavioral health to infants suffering from prenatal drug exposure” and to […]

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Public documents should be as accessible as possible

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When it comes to managing public records, the digital age can make things easier and harder at the same time. The Internet gives government many opportunities to make records more accessible to the public, but new privacy and security issues can pop up, too. The West Virginia […]

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Drilling firm prepares to help fuel three crackers

WHEELING, W.Va. — Marcellus and Utica shale ethane is so plentiful that Antero Resources plans to help fuel a total of three cracker plants, including the proposed Odebrecht facility in Wood County and the potential Royal Dutch Shell cracker near Monaca, Pa. As Denver-based Antero makes commitments for 66,500 barrels per day worth of its […]

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Marshall County plant one of 11 AEP must close
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Marshall County plant one of 11 AEP must close

  MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — In the late 1950s, what is now known as the American Electric Power Kammer Plant opened to provide electricity to the nearby Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter across the Ohio River. Due to ever-increasing Environmental Protection Agency standards regarding carbon and mercury emissions, the 630-megawatt coal-fired Kammer plant will go cold next […]

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Educate people about the role of coal

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. It also is an attempt to send electric bills into the stratosphere for tens of millions of families, they have come to understand. But […]

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Buckhannon’s muddy runners finish with smiles
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Buckhannon’s muddy runners finish with smiles

  BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — More than 150 runners crossed the finish line bruised, breathless and covered in mud this weekend at the Buckhannon Fire Department’s second annual Five Alarm Mud Run. As beaten and battered as the runners were, they all had smiles on their dirt-caked faces. The Buckhannon Fire Department’s Lt. Joey Baxa said […]

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Fairmont recycling solid waste for farmers

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — If the grass is greener on the other side, it could be that the farmer is taking advantage of Fairmont’s biosolids program. In many municipalities, like Fairmont, the solid waste at the sewer plant is processed into a blackish-brown sludge that can be applied to farmers’ fields of crops not intended for […]

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Mount Hope mural to depict black history
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Mount Hope mural to depict black history

  MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. — When you drive to Mount Hope from Glen Jean next spring, you’ll be greeted by a huge mural that shows some of the area’s black history, especially the history of DuBois High School. On Saturday, volunteers and DuBois graduates gathered to help work on the mural that should be finished […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Sept. 2

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. RUSSIA’S GAINS CLOUD OBAMA’S ASSURANCES TO BALTICSThe president’s efforts to convince former Soviet republics […]

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