Archive for October, 2017

Some hit the water as WV endures heat wave
By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Some hit the water as WV endures heat wave

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Tri-State residents aren’t alone on their ride along a heat wave that has washed over the country, causing wildfires and drought from coast to coast of the United States. The wave isn’t expected to subside anytime soon, with high temperatures in Huntington forecasted to be planted firmly in the mid to high […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Despite losses, drilling firm upbeat as gas prices rise

WHEELING, W.Va. — Southwestern Energy Co., which now controls virtually all Marcellus and Utica shale drilling lease agreements in Ohio and Brooke counties, lost $1.8 billion during the first six months of 2016. Company leaders, however, believe the firm remains destined for a bright future. A global price slowdown during the last two years affected […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Wood County window manufacturer to add 50 jobs

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Wincore Windows is adding 50 full-time jobs in the coming months as the Wood County Development Authority and the window and door builder spoke with the Wood County Commission Monday. “We’re growing,” said Wincore Chief Operating Officer Mike Scarberry. “Our volume has grown and we have gone from having a day shift […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

Greenbrier River Trail advocates push for restoration

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Frustrated with the deliberate pace of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a complete lack of response thus far from the West Virginia National Guard, supporters of the Greenbrier River Trail turned out in force Monday evening, asking for assurances before raising private funds to jump-start the restoration of a section […]

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By July 26, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, July 26

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘GLASS CEILING’ SHATTERING AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION With a roll call of the states, Hillary Clinton will become the […]

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By July 25, 2016 Read More →

‘Bathroom bills’ not only wrong, but also costly

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Basketball Association will move its All-Star Weekend out of North Carolina because conservative bigots in that state’s legislature passed a “bathroom bill” to discriminate against transgender people. The revocation is expected to cost the Tarheel State about $100 million in lost tourism and commerce. […]

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A month later, WV flood recovery efforts drag on
By July 25, 2016 Read More →

A month later, WV flood recovery efforts drag on

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — It’s a month after the floods that devastated Richwood and other parts of Southern West Virginia. Some have had their lives return to normal, while others say it could be months before things are the way they want them to be. “I just want to be in my ol’ easy chair,” Jesse […]

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Mineral County barn gets updated tobacco message
By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Mineral County barn gets updated tobacco message

BURLINGTON, W.Va. — For years, bright red barns with “Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco” painted across them were a common sight in West Virginia and other rural states. Today, a barn along U.S. Route 50 is being utilized to advertise a very different message. The Mail Pouch barns were hand-painted years ago by a crew of […]

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By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Hydropower on the rise in the Ohio Valley

WHEELING, W.Va. – Enough new hydroelectricity to power up to 320,000 homes will come online this year, while four new power plants are under construction at dams along the Ohio River in West Virginia and Kentucky. In 2014, American Municipal Power considered building a hydroelectric power plant at the Pike Island Locks and Dam, but […]

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Wheeling girl with prosthetic leg gets special doll
By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Wheeling girl with prosthetic leg gets special doll

WHEELING, W.Va. — Sarah Czapp of Wheeling finally has a doll just like her. For her 4th birthday last October, Sarah’s grandpa bought her a coveted American Girl doll, with curly blond hair and hazel eyes just like Sarah’s. But the doll, whom she named Torey, differed from its new owner in a significant way: […]

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