Archive for October, 2017

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Letter to the Editor: Judge Merrick Garland Nomination

Editor: Here we go again, our Senator Joe Manchin forgetting or overlooking why we elected him.  As I recall, you actually shot the Cap and Trade Bill, vowing to protect the people of West Virginia from the overreaching power of Washington elites.  With our businesses, our jobs, and our way of life are at risk if liberal […]

Proposed debate will serve public and candidates

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Three statewide organizations have stepped up to provide West Virginia voters an opportunity to hear what the two gubernatorial candidates say they will do to address the many big issues facing the Mountain State. Now, if the candidates will oblige, voters will have that opportunity. The West Virginia […]

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WV PSC, trucking group prepare for inspection blitz

WV PSC, trucking group prepare for inspection blitz

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Truck inspection workshops were held Tuesday in preparation of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 72-hour annual roadcheck inspection blitz June 7-9 throughout the country. The state Public Service Commission and the West Virginia Trucking Association hosted the informational sessions at the Meadowbrook rest area to guide drivers and motor carriers through a […]

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Russian journalist arrives to work with Gazette-Mail

Russian journalist arrives to work with Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hi, my name is Yana Goncharova, and I’m a journalist from Russia. Since my arrival in Charleston on Saturday, I’m strongly considering making a nameplate that says “Russian Girl,” so everyone can understand why they haven’t seen me around town and why my language is so slow and strange. I have already visited […]

WV House rejects tobacco tax hike on 55-44 vote

WV House rejects tobacco tax hike on 55-44 vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prospects for passage of a 2016-17 state budget suffered a major setback Tuesday, as the West Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill to raise tobacco taxes to close about $76 million of a $270 million budget shortfall. As they did earlier this year in the regular legislative session, House Democrats who considered […]

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Arrests made in coal company executive’s death

Arrests made in coal company executive’s death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Ohio man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly killing Bennett K. “Ben” Hatfield in a Mingo County cemetery, where Hatfield was preparing his late wife’s and other family member’s graves for Memorial Day. Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, was arrested without incident at about 2 a.m. at a relative’s home in Delphos, Ohio. […]

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Slain coal exec Hatfield was a ‘complex individual’

Slain coal exec Hatfield was a ‘complex individual’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Sunday morning, Ben Hatfield’s face was smiling up from the newspaper page. Decked out in black-tie attire, Hatfield was featured on the society page in a collection of photos from last month’s Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation Gala, which he attended with Kim Stitzinger, a local lawyer he was dating. By sometime […]

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Obtaining a concealed carry permit still a good idea

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Effective Tuesday, May 24, it became legal in West Virginia for qualifying state residents ages 21 and over to carry a pistol or revolver in a concealed manner without a permit. While passage of House Bill 4145 enraged some and brought out dire warnings of […]

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Bluefield complex’s 140 trash cans drawing bears

Bluefield complex’s 140 trash cans drawing bears

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A recent increase in bear activity near Tiffany Manor in Bluefield has attracted the attention of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Food being placed in trash bins, and the fact that there is 140 trash containers at Tiffany Manor, is a part of the problem, City Manager Dane Rideout said […]

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Why one local paper launched an online section for older readers

Figuring out how to reach younger readers online is one of theperpetual concerns of the newspaper business. But a new effort from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this spring is a little unusual: It’s aimed directly at older audiences. In April, the paper launched Aging Edge, a section of its website dedicated to the interests and concerns […]