Archive for October, 2017

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Hino expansion could be boon for Wood County schools

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A new Hino manufacturing plant planned for Parkersburg could give Wood County Schools a significant boost in funding. In a press conference Wednesday, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. officials announced setting up a truck assembly plant at the old Coldwater Creek distribution center in Parkersburg, […]

Corridor H progresses with groundbreaking ceremony
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Corridor H progresses with groundbreaking ceremony

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain KERENS, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice joined close to 200 people in a Corridor H groundbreaking celebration Thursday near Kerens, using the opportunity to promote passage of the upcoming road bond referendum. Justice said approving the Roads to Prosperity proposal during the statewide election Oct. 7 would “jump start” completion […]

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Wood County gets high-intensity drug trafficking designation

The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wood County, West Virginia, has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., announced Thursday. On May 9, Manchin and McKinley sent a letter to National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Richard Baum encouraging the designation.  Wood County is one of […]

Moundsville meets Maine as filming wraps at former West Virginia penitentiary
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Moundsville meets Maine as filming wraps at former West Virginia penitentiary

By ALAN OLSON The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.  — Prisoners populated the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville once again this month for filming of the upcoming Hulu original series “Castle Rock,” based on the works of Stephen King. Details on the series were not immediately available, but Suzanne Park, executive director of […]

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10 things to know: Friday, September 29

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP TO PROMOTE TAX REWRITE PLAN The president will push his plan to an audience eager for the proposed change […]

Oil, gas leaders discuss innovation at Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh
By September 28, 2017 Read More →

Oil, gas leaders discuss innovation at Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh

By Janell Hunter For The Intelligencer PITTSBURGH. Pa. — Industry leaders say innovations that increase productivity and efficiency are driving oil and natural gas production, and continued investment in research and development is critical to meet increasing demand and take the lead in economic development across the country and the world. On Wednesday, the Shale […]

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Humanities, Environment symposium set for Oct. 26-27 at Shepherd University

  From Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education:  SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Shepherd University will conduct a major two-day symposium on “Humanities and the Environment” on Oct. 26-27. It will be held at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, in Shepherdstown. The purpose of this symposium, which is free and open to the public, is to […]

WV Tourism Office offering #AlmostHeaven Fall Guide
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WV Tourism Office offering #AlmostHeaven Fall Guide

Revamped pocket guide includes regional fall color stops, fall events, leaf identification key, and hunting & fishing information CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Tourism Office announces the release of a new 2017 Fall Guide, a pocket booklet featuring regional travel itineraries, fall events, a leaf identification key and fall hunting and fishing information for […]

Manchin will oppose Trump mine safety nominee
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Manchin will oppose Trump mine safety nominee

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Wednesday that he will oppose confirmation of a longtime coal industry executive that President Donald Trump nominated to be Assistant Labor Secretary in charge of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. In a prepared statement, Manchin said that he had […]

Hino Motors trucking into old Coldwater Creek facility
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Hino Motors trucking into old Coldwater Creek facility

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. is setting up a truck assembly plant at the old Coldwater Creek distribution center in Parkersburg, a $100 million project that will create 250 jobs by 2020, officials announced at a press conference Wednesday evening in Vienna. “I am very […]