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State must find way to keep young people

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — At Camp Pocahontas, on the other side of our state, young people from all over the country are participating right now in the 2015 National Youth Science Camp, for a few weeks of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities and outdoor fun. Such an event […]

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Federal agency predicts lots more shale production

PITTSBURGH – In a Marcellus shale region already flush with fracking, pipelining and processing, federal officials believe the formation will yield 147 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from now until 2040. That compares to a total of only 8 trillion cubic feet produced in the region from 1990-2014, according to a report assembled by […]

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Marshall avoid layoffs but raises tuition
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Marshall avoid layoffs but raises tuition

HUNTINGTON,W.VA. — Marshall University’s Board of Governors approved a balanced $116 million budget Wednesday that avoided the need to lay off employees but required a tuition increase for students and cost-saving measures through the university’s 20/20 Strategic Plan. The board approved the budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year and a new tuition and fee structure […]

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By June 25, 2015 Read More →

Soccer tourney shines a light on region, state

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Tri-State took a huge step late last decade in establishing itself as a hub for youth soccer competition when it landed the privilege of hosting the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships for two years running, in 2009 and 2010. Now, it and West Virginia as a […]

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By June 25, 2015 Read More →

WVU, Radio Corp. release statement on settlement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Radio Corp. (WVRC), WVU Board of Governors and the WVU Foundation (WVUF) issued a joint statement Wednesday, June 24, on a settlement reached in regard to litigation pending before the Business Court in the Circuit Court of Monongalia County. The settlement includes a resolution of all claims against all […]

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Results not yet clear for costly W.Va. tree-trimming
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Results not yet clear for costly W.Va. tree-trimming

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Officials are hoping FirstEnergy’s more extensive vegetation-clearing efforts in West Virginia will eventually help mitigate the kinds of outages caused by summer storms. In April 2014, the West Virginia Public Service Commission ordered FirstEnergy to implement an expanded vegetation management program in its Mon Power and Potomac Edison service areas. To pay […]

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Thousands lost water service in Kanawha, Putnam
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Thousands lost water service in Kanawha, Putnam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of West Virginians spent the day Wednesday without water, after a 36-inch West Virginia American Water main broke Tuesday in Dunbar, and many people lined up to get water at distribution sites throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties. The water main break affected about 25,000 customers in Putnam County and western Kanawha […]

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Kanawha Valley residents cope with lack of water
By June 25, 2015 Read More →

Kanawha Valley residents cope with lack of water

POCA, W.Va. — Residents of Putnam and Kanawha counties are coping together following a water main break in Dunbar that affected 25,000 West Virginia American Water customers on Tuesday. The break, which affected customers west of Dunbar through Buffalo, has resulted in decreased water pressure, and for some, no water at all. But misfortune tends […]

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Bluefield theater welcomes home an antique organ
By June 25, 2015 Read More →

Bluefield theater welcomes home an antique organ

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A long hot day of driving, loading, driving again and unloading paid off Wednesday when a local theater’s musical heart finally came home. Volunteers labored to bring home the original organ of the Granada Theater on Commerce Street in Bluefield. Efforts to bring the instrument to Mercer County started 7 a.m. with […]

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By June 25, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, June 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 25, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHO IS THE LATEST PERSON ARRESTED IN PRISON BREAK Prison guard Gene Palmer, […]

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