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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Sept. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. PRO-DEMOCRACY RALLIES SPREAD IN HONG KONGProtesters defy calls to disperse in a major pushback […]

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Mingo Judge Thornsbury’s pension called into question after felony conviction
By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Mingo Judge Thornsbury’s pension called into question after felony conviction

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board is asking a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension following his felony conviction. The retirement board filed its petition Tuesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court, seeking to end retirement benefits for Thornsbury and any marital benefits […]

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Mussel-building a goal of Ohio River wildlife refuge
By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Mussel-building a goal of Ohio River wildlife refuge

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Visiting the lesser-known half of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge requires dressing in appropriate attire for the occasion: scuba gear. “The refuge consists of 22 islands and four mainland tracts scattered along 362 miles of river, most of it in West Virginia,” said refuge biologist Patty Morrison. “Altogether, we have […]

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Tomblin pitches postsecondary education initiative
By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Tomblin pitches postsecondary education initiative

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Find your passion, get an education and stay off drugs, and there will be a job waiting for you in West Virginia. That was Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s message Thursday afternoon to students at Robert C. Byrd High School. “We’re ushering in an era of change, one that will provide you with […]

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By September 26, 2014 Read More →

West Virginians need to vote

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — In last Sunday’s edition of The Exponent Telegram, Staff Writer Jim Davis reported some news that should concern many of our readers. Area county clerks told Davis that they don’t expect a strong turnout for the upcoming general election slated for Nov. 4. That forecast has […]

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By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Scout reserve amendment would boost state

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia took great pride as the Boys Scouts of America unveiled its world-class outdoor adventure facility near the New River Gorge in 2013. The Summit Bechtel Reserve opened in time to host the National Jamboree that July with more than 35,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers attending […]

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WVU chief overhears: ‘Isn’t that Orville Redenbacher?’
By September 26, 2014 Read More →

WVU chief overhears: ‘Isn’t that Orville Redenbacher?’

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is never one to mince words, and Thursday night in Wheeling he asserted that the greatest generation “is the one we are raising right now.” Before a crowd attending the annual Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce dinner held at Wheeling Park’s White Palace, Gee entertained […]

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By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Ex-U.S. energy chief tells shale gathering: ‘You’re hot right now. You’re good. You’re on a roll’

PITTSBURGH – From Cadiz and Hopedale to Majorsville and Mobley, MarkWest Energy’s investment for Marcellus and Utica shale processing infrastructure now reaches about $7.5 billion, but Frank Semple said development is far from complete. “We are still in the early innings of a nine-inning ball game,” Semple, MarkWest’s chairman, president and CEO, said Thursday during […]

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Randolph County firefighters battle barn blaze
By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Randolph County firefighters battle barn blaze

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By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Online school among top 100 W.Va. employers

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — American Public University System Inc. in Charles Town and Ranson broke into West Virginia’s top 100 private employers this year at No. 83, according to WorkForce West Virginia’s annual report. The rankings are compiled from March data of each year. The list was prepared from information provided by employers covered under the […]

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