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Tax credits for historic properties possible

State officials providing ‘simple process’ form, eligibility information — BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Acquiring tax credits for historic properties is easier than many people expect, says a tax-credit program coordinator with the West Virginia Historic Preservation Office. “It’s a simple process that’s really a matter of completing one form,” Jennifer Brennan of the WVHPO said during an presentation in downtown […]

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Parkersburg paper partner in grocery promotion
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Parkersburg paper partner in grocery promotion

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta A.M. on Wednesday will begin a new promotion with local Foodlands and Par-Mar/BP convenience stores. The promotion is reminiscent of the old television game show “Supermarket Sweep” where the contestant who loaded the most groceries with the most value in a cart won the competition, […]

Kids use other senses at inclusive egg hunt
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Kids use other senses at inclusive egg hunt

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A number of area children got to understand what it was like to rely on their other senses when they were not able to see during an Easter Egg hunt at City Park. Around a dozen children attended the Parkersburg Lions Club’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Children on […]

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Serious questions remain about Appalachian effort

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was among the group of lawmakers who signed on to introduce a bill that would reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission for another five years. West Virginia is the only state to lie entirely within Appalachia, and, in theory, has […]

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Ohio County board pays members to ‘phone in’
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Ohio County board pays members to ‘phone in’

WHEELING, W.Va. — Ohio County Board of Education members are paid $160 for each meeting they attend, and now one member is calling for a limit to just how often members can “phone in” their participation and still get paid. Board member Tim Birch is proposing a change to existing board policy allowing members to […]

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WVU women advance to WNIT semifinals
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WVU women advance to WNIT semifinals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An immense sense of sadness struck WVU senior point guard Linda Stepney as she peeked at the Coliseum scoreboard, on Sunday, March 29. Her women’s basketball team trailed Villanova, 62-58, with 29.1 seconds to play in this WNIT quarterfinals contest. Would this be Stepney’s final game in a WVU uniform? “My eyes […]

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West Virginians among many hit by IRS scam

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — More than 366,000 people around the country have been targeted by fake IRS agents, with over 3,000 falling for the ruse since 2013, costing victims $15.5 million, according to a federal investigator. The scammers make harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the […]

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State leaders have rough roads to hoe — literally

A column by Matt Harvey, assistant managing editor of The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Our state’s pothole problem isn’t a breaking story. In fact, it’s lingered, festered, mushroomed — pick a descriptive word — until it’s really just yesterday’s news. But it’s reached a point where lack of action could hurt the state’s future for […]

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‘Perfect storm’ led to W.Va. heroin epidemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a frequently cited statistic: West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate in the nation. In Kanawha County alone, emergency responders say they are seeing an average of two overdoses a day, according to Chaplain Mike Jarrett of the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority. Police say heroin and prescription drugs are […]

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Hoops great Hundley left us with tales, laughs
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Hoops great Hundley left us with tales, laughs

A column by Chuck McGill, sports editor of the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This was supposed to be a somber call, one of those inevitable and unenviable duties of a sportswriter. The phone rang, Nemo Nearman picked up, and we began talking about the passing of Rod Hundley, who was nicknamed “Hot Rod.” […]

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