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W.Va. state workers protest new paycheck schedule

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State employees stand to lose millions of dollars in wages because of a quirk in switching state pay periods from twice monthly to biweekly, according to the findings of an employee grievance. The mid-year switch from 24 pay periods a year to 26 is prompting a series of grievances filed by employees […]

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Mountain State settlement checks go out next week
By August 26, 2015 Read More →

Mountain State settlement checks go out next week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Checks will go out sometime next week to the about 2,000 former Mountain State University students who are due payment as part of a more than $18.5 million settlement with the now-closed school. That’s according to Charleston-based attorney Anthony J. Majestro, the lead lawyer who represented former students in their class-action lawsuit […]

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By August 26, 2015 Read More →

A boost for health and learning

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, has devised an excellent plan to help West Virginia in multiple ways. He wants to raise the state cigarette tax — which would deter Mountain State teens from becoming hooked on life-destroying nicotine. He would use $100 million revenue from the […]

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By August 26, 2015 Read More →

What are tax credits for, anyway?

A column by Daily Mail editorial writer Laurie Lin from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tax credit program the West Virginia Legislature revised and renewed in the final hours of its 2014 session is in the news again. Why? Well, it appears the major beneficiary of the program is both the state’s wealthiest citizen […]

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New Wheeling water plant shows its stuff
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New Wheeling water plant shows its stuff

WHEELING, W.Va. — In the first true test of its ability to handle a threat to Wheeling’s water supply, the city’s new water treatment plant passed with flying colors, according to Public Works Director Russell Jebbia. Last week’s discovery of elevated blue-green algae levels on the Ohio River near Pike Island Locks and Dam forced […]

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Wheeling publishes 140-page football section
By August 26, 2015 Read More →

Wheeling publishes 140-page football section

WHEELING, W.Va. — While it’s true the calendar tells us that fall doesn’t begin until Sept. 23, here in the Ohio Valley we have our own official reminder. The leaves have yet to turn and the weather may still produce sweat from our bodies, but the return of high school football Thursday night in Steubenville […]

WVU opens art museum on Evansdale Campus
By August 26, 2015 Read More →

WVU opens art museum on Evansdale Campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The fine arts came a little closer to home for West Virginia University students this week. After months of planning, WVU officially opened its Art Museum, located near the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus. The new building houses two large galleries purchased and donated by WVU alumni and friends. Collectively, […]

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Philippi school hostage crisis ends with no injuries
By August 26, 2015 Read More →

Philippi school hostage crisis ends with no injuries

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — A hostage situation at Philip Barbour High School that drew dozens of law enforcement agents to the facility Tuesday afternoon and made national headlines ended without violence, police said. At about 1 p.m., a 14-year-old male student brandishing a pistol would not allow his classmates or the teacher to leave a second-floor […]

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By August 26, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Aug. 26

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. ASIAN STOCKS MEANDER AFTER CHINA RATE CUT The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falls late […]

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By August 25, 2015 Read More →

SBA participates in Lunch & Learn session with Lockheed Martin

FAIRMONT, W.Va. ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration participates in Lunch & Learn Session with Lockheed Martin Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. The event is presented in collaboration by the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation Affiliate Services Group, I-79 Development Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District […]