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Potential deal reached on FirstEnergy rate hikes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A tentative agreement has been reached in FirstEnergy’s $152-million base rate case, officials privy to the negotiations said Tuesday. FirstEnergy initially filed the proposed rate increase with the state Public Service Commission in April, citing increased costs relating to storm damage, environmental compliance and additional vegetation management, among other factors. After months […]

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Newspaper advertising reaches consumers during holiday season
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Newspaper advertising reaches consumers during holiday season

There is only one question on the minds of retailers and advertisers for the next two months – what is the best way to reach consumers? The answer this year, as it has for many years prior, is newspaper media.As we enter an exciting holiday shopping season, retailers will experiment more than ever with mobile apps, geolocation push notification and other advertising […]

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Candidate upset by use of late father’s photo
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Candidate upset by use of late father’s photo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A national gun-rights group used a photograph of the late Delegate Dale Martin in a campaign mailer that attacks Martin’s son, Joshua Martin, a Putnam County Democrat running for a seat in West Virginia’s 13th House District. The National Association for Gun Rights sent the mailer to 13th District voters in Putnam […]

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Vintage dolls in spotlight at Huntington museum
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Vintage dolls in spotlight at Huntington museum

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A new attraction at Heritage Farm Museum & Village is geared to show Appalachia beyond farm and rural living. Bowes Doll and Carriage Museum includes elaborate displays of dolls, carriages, miniature furniture and appliances, and other items that bring history to life. The exhibit fills a building where visitors may enjoy the […]

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Princeton puppy makes comeback after fire
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Princeton puppy makes comeback after fire

PRINCETON, W.Va. — At first, it seemed everyone escaped when a fire destroyed a on Halls Ridge Road home, but Walter Nance quickly realized somebody was missing – Roscoe, his 10-week-old puppy. Nance, 24, couldn’t search for Roscoe right away after his residence burned Oct. 13; firefighters would not let him back inside the burned […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Oct. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. IRAQI KURDS HEAD TO FIGHT MILITANTS IN SYRIAThe 150 peshmerga troops crossed into Turkey […]

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By October 28, 2014 Read More →

Election impact of chemical spill discussed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In January, a chemical leak in the Elk River polluted the drinking supply of more than  300,000 West Virginians, forcing them to buy bottled water and forego showers and washing dishes for up to two weeks. Nine months later, outrage over that disaster seems to have faded from the public discourse surrounding the […]

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Breast cancer awareness grows with world’s longest pink scarf
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Breast cancer awareness grows with world’s longest pink scarf

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The success of “Terri’s Tribute” battle against breast cancer has visible ties to cancer awareness, art and community. In 2009, when Oak Hill, W.Va., resident Terri Lynne Massey lost her four-year battle with breast cancer, it was her local community that took up two challenges: Raising money for scholarships for kids who’ve lost a parent to […]

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CAMC fracas ends in death, manslaughter charge
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CAMC fracas ends in death, manslaughter charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Alum Creek man accused of shoving an elderly pastor to his death during a September fight at a Charleston hospital sobbed as Charleston police led him to an unmarked car. David Allen Sharp, 36, of Childress Road, was charged Monday evening with voluntary manslaughter for the Sept. 10 incident that left […]

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W.Va. DNR to give up control of Cass Railroad
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W.Va. DNR to give up control of Cass Railroad

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following discussions that began last spring, the state Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that rail operations at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will be taken over by the State Rail Authority and the state-owned West Virginia Central Railroad effective when the Cass line’s current excursion season ends on Nov. 4. […]

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