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The right to know apparently has a cost

An editorial from the Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — It seems everything has a price these days. Even freedom of information – the very foundation of our liberty. It can be very difficult to obtain information government officials don’t want us to have. That can range from details of the war against terrorism on […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. OBAMA: BEHEADING OF FORMER US SOLDIER ‘PURE EVIL’The president denounces the death of aid […]

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Snowmaking underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
By November 14, 2014 Read More →

Snowmaking underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Resort hopes to open slopes Nov. 29 DAVIS, W.Va. – Snow flakes were falling across West Virginia this week and ski and tubing slopes at Canaan Valley Resort got their first real snow as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport. Canaan officials anticipate opening for downhill skiing on Nov. 29. “We’re getting a jump on winter so […]

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Drema Denver receives award for Honor Flights
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Drema Denver receives award for Honor Flights

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — For the past two-plus years, Dreama Denver has been doing something very nice for World War II veterans from the region through the Always Free Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. “Wow! You’re going to make me cry and I almost am,” Denver said as she walked to the podium to receive the […]

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Manchin votes against Reid as U.S. Senate leader

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was one of several Democratic senators to vote against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to become Senate minority leader beginning when the 114th Congress convenes in January. Democrats lost control of the Senate in last week’s election, partly because Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito won the West Virginia […]

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Customers must be considered in FirstEnergy rate request

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — According to its website, the state Public Service Commission was established in 1913 and is responsible for regulating those utilities of “importance to public welfare.” Currently, those utilities include electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications and sewer service. The PSC has the difficult task of determining what […]

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Oglebay Park flips switch for Festival of Lights
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Oglebay Park flips switch for Festival of Lights

WHEELING, W.Va. — The thousands who travel to experience the Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay Park each year likely will enjoy the rainbow tunnel near Schenk Lake, which is the newest feature for the 30th annual spectacular. The festival officially kicked off Thursday during a special ceremony at Wilson Lodge, hosted by Wheeling park […]

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‘In God We Trust’ license plates draw support

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The six-month period to collect the minimum 250 applications for a proposed “In God we trust” West Virginia license plate hasn’t even started yet, and supporters have already passed the 240 mark. “I can happily report to you that we have 240-some names,” said Harman resident Mike Snyder, who started the effort […]

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W.Va. man wins award for work with prosthetics
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W.Va. man wins award for work with prosthetics

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Daniel Hill has a passion for helping amputees. He understands the challenges people who lose arms and legs face in today’s world. Hill, a Parkersburg native, was born without a left arm below the elbow. For his work with amputees as a certified prosthetist at Hanger Clinic, Hill recently received the district […]

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Grand jury indicts ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy Corp., was indicted by a federal grand jury on four criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Upper Big Branch mining disaster that killed 29 miners. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office announced the indictment Thursday. If convicted, Blankenship faces up to 31 years in prison. Blankenship […]

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