Archive for December, 2017

US attorney resigns, expected to run for governor
By December 29, 2015 Read More →

US attorney resigns, expected to run for governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin is resigning from office, less than a month after completing one of the highest-profile criminal cases in West Virginia history, and paving the way for a widely anticipated run for governor. Goodwin announced his resignation Monday afternoon after a meeting with his staff. The resignation is effective at […]

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New pipeline moving gas; more pipelines needed

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An additional 700 million cubic feet of natural gas is now being transported each day from north-central West Virginia to markets across the United States, thanks to the newly completed Stonewall Gas Gathering Pipeline, reports the Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg. The pipeline will carry up […]

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WV town of Salem to mark history of its seven dams
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WV town of Salem to mark history of its seven dams

SALEM, W.Va. — It was common over 60 years ago for heavy rains to send rivers of water rushing toward the town of Salem, slowing business to nearly a crawl for days on end. Dams built to protect the townspeople from such floods were repaired last summer, and now the public is invited to learn […]

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Menis Ketchum to be WV chief justice once again
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Menis Ketchum to be WV chief justice once again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia announced Monday that Justice Menis Ketchum will be the next chief justice of the court. Although Ketchum accepted the rotating role of chief justice, he said his real passion in his justice role is working on judicial research and writing. “It’s a big headache […]

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Elkins firefighters display their faith on trucks
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Elkins firefighters display their faith on trucks

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Elkins Fire Department is showing their faith in a higher power by beginning a process to affix “In God We Trust” stickers to their trucks. Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader said the stickers are currently on two of the company’s trucks but will eventually be on all eight, including the chief’s […]

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Blankenship bond lowered, travel limit lifted
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Blankenship bond lowered, travel limit lifted

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A federal magistrate granted Don Blankenship’s motion for loosened bond restrictions — the former Massey Energy CEO’s bond was lowered from $5 million to $1 million, he is now allowed to travel freely within the U.S. and he may reside at his home in Las Vegas. Blankenship is also now allowed contact […]

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WV mineral owners to fight forced pooling bills

BECKLEY, W.Va. — While state lawmakers are preparing for the upcoming legislative session and the agenda bills they plan to pass, other groups in the state are already playing defense — preparing for opposition to those core bills. One of those is forced pooling. Forced pooling would compel mineral rights owners to pool their natural […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Dec. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CLEVELAND OFFICIALS URGE CALM The city braces for protests after a grand jury votes not to indict a […]

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By December 28, 2015 Read More →

Gas drillers expect decline to continue in 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. — As 2014 closed, Ohio and West Virginia featured 77 active rigs drilling into the Marcellus and Utica shales. One year later, there are only 30 working rigs between the two states, while natural gas prices are about $1 less per 1,000 cubic feet than last December. And industry leaders believe drillers will […]

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By December 28, 2015 Read More →

Marketing wonderful, wild West Virginia

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Occasionally, I can hear coyotes howling from the woods near my home. As I’ve written before, that’s a mixed blessing – no one likes the idea of a pet in the backyard being attacked by a pack – but it is […]

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