Archive for October, 2017

Flouride advocates fail to sway Clarksburg board

Flouride advocates fail to sway Clarksburg board

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — To fluoridate or not to fluoridate: That was the question addressed by dozens of people at Tuesday’s Clarksburg Water Board meeting. The water board held a public hearing on its April 28 decision to stop buying fluoride. The decision essentially ends the public utility’s practice of adding the chemical to the water […]

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Lower gas prices, good weather boost holiday travel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lower gas prices and good weather proved to be the right combination for higher-than-expected Memorial Day weekend traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike, Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr said Tuesday. Toll transactions for the five-day travel period topped 589,000, up more than 5 percent from the holiday weekend in 2014, he […]

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Chris Stadelman hopes his cancer story helps others

Chris Stadelman hopes his cancer story helps others

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chris Stadelman has a sense of humor that reveals his zest for life and an outgoing personality that draws people to him. At 44, he is also quite accomplished with a background in newspapers as well as public relations. On May 16, he celebrated a one-year anniversary as director of communications for […]

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Appalachian, Wheeling Power get OK for hefty hikes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a $123.5 million rate increase for American Electric Power subsidiaries Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power. The new rate system went into effect immediately for the more than 476,000 customers in 24 West Virginia counties served by the two companies. The overall $123.5 million increase […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, May 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. SWISS OPEN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN 2018, ’22 WORLD CUP VOTES The move throws […]

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Beckley ranked ninth for ID theft per capita

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Beckley metropolitan statistical area has the ninth highest rate per capita of identity theft-related complaints countrywide, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission study. For context, the Eastern Panhandle of the state, which is included in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan statistical area, ranked 40th in ID theft complaints, the study found. […]

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U.S. energy policy makes no sense

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — How crazy is U.S. energy policy? Try this: More than one-fourth of the oil we use in this country comes from other nations. We import nearly twice as much as we did in 1973-74, when the Arab oil embargo caused chaos in […]

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Heroin Trafficking in Berkeley County: rampant and devastating
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Heroin Trafficking in Berkeley County: rampant and devastating

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Liz McCormick West Virginia Public Broadcasting Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics and sound files at […]

Sick-leave payouts should follow the rules

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington City Council member Scott Caserta sparked a firestorm last week when he asked Cabell County’s prosecutor to investigate whether a payout of nearly $34,000 to a former city police chief for accrued sick time violated a city ordinance. Within two days, Caserta was voted out as […]

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W.Va. family gets details of soldier’s death in Vietnam

W.Va. family gets details of soldier’s death in Vietnam

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Forty-five years after Ronald McCormick was killed in combat in Vietnam, the McCormick family heard more about what happened that fateful day. McCormick’s sister, Pamela Jeffers, said the memorial service conducted by the 336th Assault Helicopter Company Sunday helped to answer a lot of old questions for the family. “It was amazing,” […]

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