Archive for December, 2017

Webster couple improves off-the-grid living with small-scale hydropower
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Webster couple improves off-the-grid living with small-scale hydropower

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. — A long and winding road that began in Chicago, veered through Vietnam and connected with England brought Mickey and Jenny Janowski to this steep-walled, 100-acre chunk of a Webster County hollow more than a mile from the nearest neighbor where they have made their home — literally […]

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Responsible: Justice changes mind on cutting budget

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial On the campaign trail, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made clear his belief that “we’ve cut about all that we can cut,” and “You will not be able to cut your way out of this (state budget) mess.” Happily, it appears as though Justice, upon being presented with new information as he […]

Posted in: Opinion
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Huntington files lawsuit against 3 opioid distributors

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — The City of Huntington has filed a lawsuit in Cabell Circuit Court against a local doctor and three distributors of opioid drugs. The lawsuit was filed Thursday against Dr. Gregory Donald Chaney, AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. It alleges the defendants have caused and contributed to […]

Robert C. Byrd High students heading to presidential inauguration
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Robert C. Byrd High students heading to presidential inauguration

By Victoria L. Cann The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Students from Robert C. Byrd High School will attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday to see what they’ve learned in their Advance Placement Government course come to life. Instructor Greg Phillips said there will be a mix of 13 seniors and juniors […]

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Resolution is seeking to stop Stream Buffer Zone

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Congressman Evan Jenkins said Thursday that Congress should immediately act to stop the the Stream Buffer Zone Rule. Jenkins introduced a joint resolution of congressional disapproval to stop the rule, which was set to go into effect Thursday, from going forward. The resolution requires a simple majority vote of each chamber. […]

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“A change of direction”: State lawmakers express hope as Trump takes office following inauguration
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“A change of direction”: State lawmakers express hope as Trump takes office following inauguration

By CAITY COYNE and JENNIFER GARDENER The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — At noon today, Donald J. Trump will stand on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building with his left hand on the bible and his right in the air, as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers to him the presidential […]

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Appalachian Regional Commission to invest $26 Million in coal-impacted states

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly $26 million is forthcoming to expand and diversify the economy in coal-impacted communities in five Appalachian states, the Appalachian Regional Commission announced Jan. 19. These 28 awards are projected to train more than 7,300 workers and students impacted by the changing coal economy in certificate, credentialing, […]

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Oil company to lease Koppers plant

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times FOLLANSBEE, W.Va.  — News of a new use for the Follansbee Koppers plant has left many questions unanswered. Officials with Koppers Inc. have announced they will be leasing the company’s Follansbee plant to ORV Fuels LLC for use as a light crude oil distillation facility. A press release […]

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Employee wellness counts at West Liberty University

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Employees at West Liberty University have been taking part in wellness initiatives meant to curb weight gain over the holidays, promote walking and measure fitness. The healthy campus initiative began last fall and was coordinated by the WLU Wellness Committee. Members include Dr. David Hanna, Crystal Lorimor, Dr. Cathy […]

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10 things to know: Friday, Jan. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. INAUGURATION DAY: TRUMP TO BECOME AMERICA’S 45TH PRESIDENT The real estate mogul and reality TV star who upended American […]