Archive for October, 2017

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ERP Compliant Fuels cited, fined in May coal-mining death

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The operator of a Wyoming County coal mine has been cited and fined by West Virginia regulators in the May death of a worker at its underground operation, according to a report and other documents made public Monday. Pinnacle Mining Company was cited by the state […]

Another prominent Democrat leaving Justice administration
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Another prominent Democrat leaving Justice administration

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Another member of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s staff has turned in his resignation following Justice’s switch from the Democratic to the Republican party. Derek Scarbro, a prominent Democrat and part of Justice’s hand-picked team, will be leaving the governor’s office of intergovernmental affairs in September. […]

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Marshall County festivals to provide fun-filled weekend in Moundsville

By DREW PARKER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Two popular festivals will ensure Moundsville’s Jefferson Avenue is the perfect place for family fun next month. The Elizabethtown Festival and the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee’s Fall Festival will be held Sept. 16, behind the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary and among […]

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Vendors wanted for Lewisburg’s T.O.O.T.

Staff report Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall is now seeking food vendors to participate in the 33rd Annual Taste of Our Towns (T.O.O.T.). This year’s event will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg. As Carnegie Hall’s largest annual fundraiser, T.O.O.T. raises […]

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Editorial: Hiding wages on projects undercuts accountability

The Herald-Dispatch editorial Accountability is difficult to achieve without transparency. That’s why there are laws on the books at the federal and state levels dictating that most government actions and records should be open to the public. The premise is that the public will have access to enough information to determine whether government officials in […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, August 29

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘I’M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT HOW MANY BODIES WE’RE GOING TO FIND’ Officials in Houston acknowledge the reality that fatalities linked to […]

VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit
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VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Organizers with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce took a novel approach to get Vice President Mike Pence to attend the organization’s 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit: They asked. State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said the chamber extends an invitation every […]

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Legislative priorities remains key presentation at State Chamber’s annual Meeting, Business Summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A key part of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier is always a presentation by state lawmakers about their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The yearly presentation, scheduled for 10:15 a.m., Sept. 1, gives state […]

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State, local election officials satisfied with security of voting machines

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — State and county election officials say they are satisfied that West Virginia’s voting systems are secure after several voting machines were successfully hacked at a hackers’ convention in Las Vegas. In July, hackers at the three-day Def Con security conference in Las Vegas successfully hacked into […]

WV counties that don’t pay jail bills could be costing counties that do
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WV counties that don’t pay jail bills could be costing counties that do

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail With several West Virginia counties failing to pay to house their inmates at the state’s regional jails, the counties that do pay may end up footing more of the costs, officials say. Thirteen counties are more than 90 days past due on their bills to the Regional Jail and Correctional […]