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WV horse racing industry to hold Tuesday news conference at Capitol

Charles Town, W.Va. – West Virginia’s thoroughbred racing industry and their legislative representatives will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Lew McManus Conference Room (RM 252), on the House side of the State Capitol (main floor) in Charleston to showcase the impact the horse racing industry has on the […]

WV schools face layoffs due to several factors
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WV schools face layoffs due to several factors

FOSTER, W.Va. — Renee Ritenour, 24, stood up in front of the five men Friday, and told them they spelled her name wrong on her termination letter. But she wasn’t angry. This meeting, with only several people sitting in the audience behind her, wasn’t like Tuesday, when roughly 100 people filled the room here in […]

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Taylor County voters OK school levy by wide margin

GRAFTON, W.Va. — The Taylor County school levy was approved Saturday with the support of nearly 75 percent of voters. “Hooray for the kids of Taylor County Schools. That’s what it’s all about,” Superintendent Kathy Green said. With 74.72 percent of voters casting ballots in favor of the levy, Green said she was extremely pleased […]

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WV must cut spending, size of state government

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With a $430 million budget gap pending in the 2016-17 state budget, lawmakers must adjust spending to match the new realities of West Virginia’s declining economy and what appears to be a permanent loss of once-dependable revenue streams. The shortfalls are in many tax categories, including severance, […]

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Fresh snow coats WV ski resorts in final month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If anybody could use an extra February Leap Year day, and another snowy blast from old man winter it is West Virginia’s ski areas, and by golly, their wishes have come true. West Virginia’s five downhill ski resorts, which will be open through mid-March, weather depending, have all been coated with fresh […]

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Ohio County’s outdoor smoking ban begins Tuesday

WHEELING, W.Va. — Ohio County’s new outdoor smoking ban takes effect Tuesday – well ahead of the season for summer concerts and al fresco dining. The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health chose the March 1 implementation date to provide adequate time for operators of outdoor venues to comply with the requirements and to educate the […]

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Keyser’s Alkire Mansion may get reprieve
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Keyser’s Alkire Mansion may get reprieve

KEYSER, W.Va. — The pre-Civil War Alkire Mansion may be getting a chance for a new life. After many months of going back and forth about the future of the mansion – whether to tear it down or try to fine someone to fix it up – the Keyser City Council Wednesday agreed to work […]

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WV officials say illegal dumps ‘substantial problem’
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WV officials say illegal dumps ‘substantial problem’

IDAMAY, W.Va. — “It’s a substantial problem.” That’s how Division of Natural Resources officer Randall Kocsis describes illegal dumping in Marion County. Since joining the force a few years ago, Kocsis said there has been a consistent problem in Marion County with people dumping solid waste such as tires, trash, furniture, animal carcasses and other […]

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WV Senate, House Religious Freedom bills differ

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Late night lawmaking in the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday produced a religious freedom bill that substantially changed the bill passed by the House of Delegates. The Restoration of Religious Freedom Act (RFRA) has caused an uproar, with backers that say the legislature should codify religious freedom so that activist judges have a […]

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WV’s first cidery raising money for tasting system
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WV’s first cidery raising money for tasting system

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Owners of Hawk Knob Hard Cider, the state’s first and only cidery, are asking West Virginians to help them fundraise to set up a tap system in their tasting room and distribute their product in areas throughout the state. The Lewisburg cidery’s 30-day Kickstarter campaign will launch this weekend, aiming to raise […]

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