Archive for October, 2017

Leaking water fountain floods Fayette school
By August 30, 2016 Read More →

Leaking water fountain floods Fayette school

BECKLEY, W.Va. — School maintenance crews are working around the clock to clean up after a water supply line failed and flooded Fayetteville Elementary Saturday night, confirmed Superintendent Terry George. School has been canceled Tuesday while the clean-up continues. George said the failed line ran to a third floor water fountain and was discovered early Sunday […]

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By August 30, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Aug. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP: ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BURIED THOUSANDS IN 72 MASS GRAVES The known victims buried are staggering — 5,200 […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Parents must take steps to protect children

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia kids are in trouble, and doctors say it is a lack of initiative on the part of parents that is to blame. No other state has fewer young children with all recommended vaccinations. According to the 2015 National Immunization Survey, approximately one-third of […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

WV Tax Department closing some satellite offices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Tax Department has announced that their Logan satellite office will be closing next month in an effort to save money in the face of budget cuts. All affected employees will keep their jobs, according to Tax Commissioner Mark Matkovich. The Satellite office in Logan, along with Satellite offices […]

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Philippi rededicates town icon as repairs go on
By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Philippi rededicates town icon as repairs go on

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — On Saturday, visitors to the Philippi Covered Bridge had a unique opportunity to walk across the inside of the bridge both before and following a ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony for the historic landmark. Many people stopped while walking, laid their hand upon one of the long Burr arch trusses and closed […]

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Sago Mine Disaster Memorial unveiled in Philippi
By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Sago Mine Disaster Memorial unveiled in Philippi

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Those attending the dedication of the Sago Mine Disaster Memorial Stone at the Blue & Gray Park in Philippi Saturday listened in silence as Doug Schiefelbein, master of ceremonies, described the events of the morning of Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, the day of the Sago Mine Disaster. “While most of us slept […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Railcar at New Martinsville plants spews chlorine

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — An odorous cloud of chlorine gas blanketed the area surrounding Axiall Corp.’s chemical plant near Proctor after a railcar began leaking inside the facility Saturday morning. The incident forced many residents in both Marshall and Wetzel counties to evacuate their homes for several hours, while two workers at the site were […]

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Proposed EPA rule change a threat to Blenko Glass
By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Proposed EPA rule change a threat to Blenko Glass

MILTON, W.Va. — After a recent tour of Blenko Glass in Milton, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) says a proposed rule change by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could possibly shut down the glass manufacturing company. “We received a call a few months ago from Blenko Glass telling us that they had received a letter […]

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By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Grants promote new growth, new directions

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In 1940, a half a million people worked in the coal mining industry in the United States, and 130,000 of those workers were in West Virginia. Even though mechanization and above-ground extraction had dramatically reduced the employment to about 30,000 West Virginians by the mid-’90s, the mining workforce […]

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Morgantown pool goes to the dogs, 188 of them
By August 29, 2016 Read More →

Morgantown pool goes to the dogs, 188 of them

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Animal Friends and the Morgantown Utility Board put together the festivities that had the pool full of canines and their human companions for six hours. Kelley Owen, Veterinarian and board member of Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia, was at the pool and enjoyed seeing so many people support the cause. […]

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