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Tomblin says he hasn’t decided on congressional bid
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Tomblin says he hasn’t decided on congressional bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he has been asked about running for Congress, and hasn’t decided either way yet. The Logan County Democrat told The Associated Press he has been approached about vying for the 3rd Congressional District seat next year. The Southern West Virginia seat is occupied by freshman Republican Rep. […]

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Statehouse Beat: Problems haunt state building

By Phil Kabler The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Though he died in 2010, Charleston real estate developer Al Summers continues to haunt the state. The Greenbrooke Building, which Summers sold to the state in 2009 for $10.5 million although it was assessed at the time for $1.5 million (he also got the state to […]

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WVU, Marshall clash today at Appalachian Power Park

By Dave Hickman The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia shortstop Taylor Munden turns a double play. West Virginia and Marshall will attempt to do something today that they’ve not had much luck accomplishing in recent years — play a baseball game against each other in Charleston. The Mountaineers (24-17, 6-9 Big 12) and the […]

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Herald-Dispatch: Greater transparency of drug sales is warranted

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia lawsuit against 11 drug companies has raised a pertinent question about transparency surrounding the shipment of prescription painkillers to the state. The drug wholesalers – all based out of state – don’t want the public to know the volume of drug shipments they sent to the Mountain State in recent […]

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Wood County Commissioners approve W.Va. 2 expansion plan

By PAMELA BRUST The Parkersburg News And Sentinel PARKERSBURG – A resolution in support of widening West Virginia 2 was approved Monday by the Wood County Commission. “The primary goal is to have a four-lane all the way to Wheeling and the Wood County Commission is 100 percent behind that,” commission President Steve Gainer said. […]

Parkersburg organizations meet with public at 2015 Business Expo
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Parkersburg organizations meet with public at 2015 Business Expo

By BRETT DUNLAP Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG – The community came out Monday evening to see what area businesses had to offer at the 2015 Business Expo. Hundreds of people attended the expo where around 60 businesses and organizations had booths set up at the E.L.I.T.E. Sports Center in south Parkersburg to promote their […]

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Heroin seen as root of people’s problems

By Jenni Vincent The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINS BURG, W.Va. —  Everyone had their own reason for attending Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Drug Prevention Summit on Monday afternoon, but the one common denominator was heroin and its local impact. For example, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster wanted people to know that there had been roughly […]

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The Intelligencer: Should SWAT teams wear blinders

By Mike Myer Editor Perhaps we ought to start equipping police SWAT team members with blinders, something like those used on horses to ensure they don’t get “spooked” by something they spot with their peripheral vision. When SWAT members actually are in dangerous situations, they need to be focused on potential threats – not on […]

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FirstEnergy: Talks of sale are premature

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer Staff Writer SHADY SIDE, OHIO — FirstEnergy Corp. can still generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.E. Burger plant along Ohio 7 during peak demand times, although the firm plans to completely shutter the coal-fired facility next year. Next year also happens to be when officials with Thailand- […]

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Ethane cracker plant would add pollution to Ohio Valley

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer The Intelligencer Staff   SHADY SIDE, OHIO — Air quality permits for proposed ethane cracker projects in Pennsylvania and West Virginia show they will bring carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, xylene and benzene, along with various other pollutants. Environmental officials in both those states do not believe the estimated emissions […]

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