Archive for October, 2017

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Justice begins budget negotiations with WV lawmakers

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Billing himself as “mediator-in-chief,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice started meetings with members of the state House of Delegates and Senate on Thursday, May 25 in another attempt to reach agreement on a tax reform, revenue and budget plan. A second special session called by the […]

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TSA introduces new checkpoint screening technology equipment at North Central West Virginia Airport

Staff report The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — The Transportation Security Administration introduced the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment at North Central West Virginia Airport this week. With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology machine, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Bridgeport and the surrounding community, […]

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Census: Huntington still 2nd-largest WV city

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – Huntington maintained its status as the second-largest city in the state in 2016, despite losing population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimate released Thursday. The data showed Huntington had a population estimated at 48,113 people as of July 1, 2016. That number reflects a population loss […]

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Researcher: No surprises in C8 report; study finds higher concentrations

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Residents from Huntington to Evansville, Ind., have higher-than-normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, according to a study released this month from the University of Cincinnati. The report, based on the analyses of blood samples collected over 22 years, said the exposure […]

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Blankenship files promised US Supreme Court appeal
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Blankenship files promised US Supreme Court appeal

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction, arguing that two lower courts got the law wrong in the case and alleging again that he was railroaded by political enemies. […]

Rainelle welcomes Run for the Wall participants
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Rainelle welcomes Run for the Wall participants

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald RAINELLE, W.Va.  — Hundreds of motorcycle-riding veterans formed up and rode into this tiny Greenbrier County town Thursday, greeted by friends old and new at the end of their grand entrance. “That mountain gets a little taller every year,” quipped “Gunny,” organizer of the very first Run for the Wall […]

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Hope remains for Bible program

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — The Bible in the Schools program for Mercer County elementary students has been suspended for next year, but the head of the organization said it’s not gone. Wayne Pelts of Bluefield, who has been chairman of the Mercer County Bible in the Schools program for about […]

Demand for statewide robotics camps ‘incredible’
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Demand for statewide robotics camps ‘incredible’

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — While delivering a giant cargo van full of robotic tournament equipment to a school in Monongalia County, Todd Ensign takes a moment to return a phone call. He’s always busy — and for good reason. Ensign and his team manage 12 robotics competitions, which includes running […]

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8 overdoses confirmed at Western Regional Jail in past month

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE – More details surrounding an influx of overdoses at Western Regional Jail have been released by the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, had confirmed Wednesday three inmates who had been long-term residents of […]

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Oil, gas industry update to be offered

Staff report The Weirton Daily Times STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Area residents will have the opportunity to hear an update on the status of the oil and gas industry in Jefferson County on May 31. That’s when the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Port Authority, will present a panel discussion […]