Archive for October, 2017

BrickStreet still dominant WV workers’ comp carrier
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BrickStreet still dominant WV workers’ comp carrier

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The biggest name in the West Virginia’s workers’ compensation market keeps getting bigger. And as far as BrickStreet Mutual Insurance CEO Greg Burton is concerned, that won’t be stopping any time soon. “I’m sure that there are other carriers that are in the marketplace that continue to try and take some of […]

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Unsealed records reveal WV pain pill saturation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Drug giant Cardinal Health saturated four of West Virginia’s poorest counties with prescription opioids, shipping large numbers of pain pills to small-town pharmacies, according to allegations in a court filing unsealed late last week. The drug wholesaler had fought to keep the court records shielded from the public. The revised complaint — filed […]

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Four new restaurants eyeing Charleston’s East End
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Four new restaurants eyeing Charleston’s East End

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A major development in the works for Charleston’s East End would bring four new restaurants to the neighborhood. Last week, the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority signed off on a development agreement with Fresh Capital Group, a Nashville-based commercial real estate development company that also invests in fledgling restaurants looking to expand. The company […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CLOSING TIME: CLINTON FOCUSES ON HEALING, TRUMP ON EMAILS With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Clinton […]

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Media Alert: Altering the Course —  Solutions for the W.Va. Opioid Misuse Crisis Forum
By November 4, 2016 Read More →

Media Alert: Altering the Course —  Solutions for the W.Va. Opioid Misuse Crisis Forum

Highmark Foundation, axialHealthcare event set for Wednesday, Nov. 9, with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins. MEDIA Alert: When:  Wed, Nov. 9 at 5:00 p.m. Where: Charleston Marriott Town Center, 200 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV 25301 Agenda 5 – 5:30 p.m.               Reception and hors d’oevres 5:30 – 5:40 […]

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Justice reopening four mines in southern WV

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Jim Justice, the Democratic candidate for governor, announced Thursday the reopening four metallurgical coal mines in southern West Virginia with a total headcount of 375 employees going to work. Many of the mines were opened in the past month. Bill Cole, his Republican opponent, says the Justice announcement is a political ploy.  Justice […]

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West Virginia tops early voting record

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Voters have cast a record number of ballots during the early voting period, state elections officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announced that as of 4 p.m. Thursday, counties reported 158,046 early voters, which breaks the record set in 2008 of 153,096 ballots. However, early voting now lasts 10 days, ending […]

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Mountain State Business Index: W.Va. economy weak, continues recovery

WVUToday News Release: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Mountain State Business Index increased 0.1 percent in October, marking measurable gains in the West Virginia economy in five of the past seven months. Economists at West Virginia University said this also represents the index’s best overall stretch of performance in nearly two years, and provides mounting evidence that even though some […]

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Wheeling releases final draft of LGBT ordinance

WHEELING, W.Va. — A final draft of a proposed Wheeling ordinance which would outlaw employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is now available for public review. Mayor Glenn Elliott released the document Thursday, ahead of a Nov. 29 public hearing at which Wheeling City Council will collect comment from residents […]

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Study highlights interstate speeding in Ohio County
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Study highlights interstate speeding in Ohio County

BETHLEHEM, W.Va. — More than 10,000 drivers in a 24-hour period — over half of all traffic — exceeded the posted 55-mph speed limit on Interstate 470 near Bethlehem, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation. The study occurred Oct. 25 after a treacherous accident involving a tractor-trailer shut down the highway for much […]

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