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Suspended Fairmont principal takes medical leave

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A Fairmont Senior High School principal who was suspended for his behavior at work has requested medical leave. During the regular meeting Monday night, the Marion County Board of Education approved FSHS Principal Tyson Furgason’s request for a medical leave of absence from Jan. 11 to Feb. 10 without pay after exhausting […]

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Investment firm buys Parkersburg hospital building
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Investment firm buys Parkersburg hospital building

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The company that revived a vacant, historic downtown building in 2014 is taking on another iconic Parkersburg site. Siltstone Resources LLC closed a deal Monday to purchase the former St. Joseph’s Hospital from Camden Clark Medical Center, said Holmes R. “Butch” Shaver, director of commercial and industrial sales and leasing for Berkshire […]

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WV Super Six championships staying in Ohio County

WHEELING, W.Va. — Most struggle to quantify the economic impact of the West Virginia Super Six on Ohio County over the last two decades, but it doesn’t take advanced calculus to figure out the annual high school football championships’ departure would leave a gaping hole in the area tourism industry. Fortunately for local hotel owners […]

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State lawmakers should heed firefighters’ advice

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — House Bill 2199 should receive strong consideration from state lawmakers this legislative session. The bill would increase the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance from .55 percent to 1 percent, generating an additional $12 million to be distributed to fire departments across the state.  But as state […]

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WV’s Bill Cole speaks at Koch brothers retreat
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WV’s Bill Cole speaks at Koch brothers retreat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate President Bill Cole spent the weekend at a Palm Springs resort with about 500 high-spending donors, where he spoke at a retreat organized by the conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch. The annual donors retreat is organized by the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit affiliated with the Koch brothers, which […]

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Prevailing wage repeal hops to full WV Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation to repeal the state’s 81-year-old Prevailing Wage Act roared through its only committee assignment in the Senate on Monday, after calls for a jobs impact study, a Fiscal Note on the bill’s financial impact and additional review by the Senate Finance Committee were rejected on party-line votes. “We don’t want to have […]

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WV man meets 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days
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WV man meets 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Melvin Hartley of Fayetteville decided to take part in the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge, he didn’t let any grass grow under his feet. The Challenge, sponsored by the New River Gorge National River, Active Southern West Virginia and the YMCA of Southern West Virginia, was designed to acknowledge the 100th […]

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Call for job prayer gets big response in Bluefield
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Call for job prayer gets big response in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — On a Sunday when Citizens for Coal had asked folks across the region to pray for coal miners, the Princeton Church of God asked anyone needing prayer for job situations to come forward. Nearly half the church stood up and came to the altar to pray with the elders Sunday morning. “Right […]

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WV House panel OKs bill to dissolve Parkways, tolls

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alluding to his relationship with Senate President Bill Cole, Delegate Marty Gearheart said Monday night that a bill he sponsors in the House will likely trump the bill to be discussed today in the Senate Committee on Transportation. Cole and Gearheart, both Mercer County Republicans, travel the West Virginia Turnpike to Charleston, […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Feb. 2

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GOP CANDIDATES EYE NEW HAMPSHIRE MOMENTUM AS DEMS GIRD FOR LONG FIGHT Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are […]

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