Archive for December, 2017

Miners’ families react to Blankenship sentencing
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Miners’ families react to Blankenship sentencing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just before he was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship offered his condolences to the families of the 29 miners who died April 5, 2010, at the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. But many of those family members said those words were too little, too […]

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Fix the laws

An editorial from The Register-Herald  BECKLEY, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Don Blankenship did not get what he wanted. Nor did he get what he deserved. Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy Company, was given one year in prison, one year supervised release and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety and health […]

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Wife’s name added to WV governor’s tombstone
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Wife’s name added to WV governor’s tombstone

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The wife of a prominent figure is forever engraved in the history of Wood County, literally. The tombstone of Jacob Beeson Jackson at the Riverview Cemetery on Juliana Street on Wednesday was engraved to include his wife, Marie Antoinette Willard Jackson, who also is buried there. Her name was never on the […]

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Ted Cruz makes fundraising stop in Wheeling
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Ted Cruz makes fundraising stop in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — One day after a major primary win in Wisconsin, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz arrived in Wheeling on Wednesday night for a private fundraiser. Robert E. Murray, chairman, president and CEO of Murray Energy, hosted the event for the Texas senator at Wheeling Park’s White Palace – though Murray emphasized he is […]

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Gazette-Mail seeks pain-pill shipment records

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette-Mail has asked a judge to unseal court documents that include details about prescription pain pills that out-of-state drug wholesalers have shipped to West Virginia. The 11 drug-shipping companies are fighting to keep the records secret. This week, the Gazette-Mail, which has reported extensively on West Virginia’s prescription opioid problem over […]

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Blankenship gets maximum fine, year in prison
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Blankenship gets maximum fine, year in prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship, who rose from humble beginnings in Mingo County to become the wealthy and powerful chief executive of one of the region’s largest coal producers, will serve one year in prison and pay a $250,000 fine for a mine safety criminal conspiracy, a judge decided Wednesday. U.S. […]

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Finally, some justice for miners

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Don Blankenship, former Massey Energy CEO, was sentenced to a year in prison, another year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to violate federal mine safety rules at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County. Twenty-nine miners died there in an underground […]

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Mulch fire scorches Mercer County playground
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Mulch fire scorches Mercer County playground

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon when a playground mulch fire caused the evacuation of a local day care center. The Green Valley-Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the playground behind the Imagination Station Day Care in Green Valley. What we had here is a small mulch fire,” Captain David Thompson said […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, April 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FRONT-RUNNERS RECALIBRATE AFTER LOSSES IN WISCONSIN Trump signals a shift toward “more meat on the bone” in his […]

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By April 6, 2016 Read More →

Adaptive soccer program “TOPSoccer” available at Milton Middle School

  SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — With the support of “The Outreach Program for Soccer”  local youths with disabilities will play soccer this spring. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer), a six-week program from U.S. Youth Soccer is again being offered in the region. Beginning April 6, the soccer program — designed to provide kids ages 5 – […]