Archive for October, 2017

Blenko vase pays special tribute to WV fishing

Blenko vase pays special tribute to WV fishing

MILTON, W.Va. — Blenko Glass Company has started making its 2016 West Virginia Day piece, “Patience’s Prize,” which will go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, in celebration of West Virginia’s 153rd birthday. In his 10th year of designing the celebration piece, Arlon Bayliss described the vase as a nod to West Virginia’s […]

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WV lawmaker would shift greyhound funds to roads

WHEELING, W.Va. — A bill introduced during the West Virginia Legislature’s special session would redirect money that supports greyhound racing to fix the state’s roads, but two Northern Panhandle delegates do not believe this would fill the pothole in the State Road Fund. Delegate Patrick Lane, R-Kanawha, introduced the legislation that would divert the money […]

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Rein in WV PEIA spending

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — This could be labeled the Year of Unfinished Business for West Virginia legislators. They have been unable to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that begins in only about five weeks, so it should not be surprising they have not tackled a variety of […]

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Mid-Ohio Valley airport gets five bids for service

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Five airlines have submitted bids to provide service to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport this fall. Airport Manager Jeff McDougle said Wednesday the airport board has until June 20 to submit its recommendation to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In most cases, McDougle said, the department goes with the recommendation of the […]

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Vienna residents must aid plastic bottle effort

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Vienna residents faced with one potential environmental concern are quickly building up another, as tens of thousands of plastic water bottles pile up every day. In fact, according to estimates from Mayor Randy Rapp, 52,000 bottles of water were distributed to the community in one […]

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WV House leaders have ‘good meeting’ on impasse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the legislature remains in a holding pattern in trying to fix a $271 million budget hole that must be filled by June 30, a glimmer of teamwork appeared in the House of Delegates Wednesday. House Minority Leader Tim Miley, D-Harrison, said he “had a good meeting” with Speaker of the House Tim […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 26

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 26, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NUCLEAR REALITIES HOVER OVER OBAMA’S TRIP TO HIROSHIMA The visit, coinciding with the G-7 summit in Japan, comes […]

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Water crisis spurs Wood County cities to connect

VIENNA, W.Va. — Work began Tuesday to connect the water lines between Vienna and Parkersburg, a project prompted by the C8 situation in Vienna. “This is a wonderful thing,” Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said. The project has been discussed for years and was brought to the forefront after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday […]

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Martinsburg airport board balks at company’s offer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After members of the Eastern Regional Airport Authority accepted a $250,000 offer from Inter-Modal Holding LLC of Steubenville, Ohio, in May, the chairman of the Airport Authority said he rejected another offer of $18,000 from the company. Inter-Modal Holding and Drakon Technologies presented members of the Airport Authority with a cashier’s check […]

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Utilities to cut coal-fired power by 45 gigawatts

WHEELING, W.Va. — This year, utility providers are expected to extinguish as much as 45 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity – enough to power as many as 45 million homes. Furthermore, U.S. electricity generators consumed 29 percent less coal in 2015 than in 2007. If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan goes into full […]

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