Archive for October, 2017

Daniel Hall named as Oil Marketers & Grocers Association’s director of government affairs
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Daniel Hall named as Oil Marketers & Grocers Association’s director of government affairs

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association, the trade association that represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, has appointed Daniel Hall as director of government affairs and membership development coordinator. “Daniel’s legislative experience, knowledge of our issues and passion for the industries […]

Pop Con coming to West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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Pop Con coming to West Virginia University at Parkersburg

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The second annual Parkersburg Pop Con will be Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for pop culture enthusiasts of all kinds. WVU-P is teaming up with local businesses for the convention which runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the College Activities Center […]

Downtown PKB unveils new logo
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Downtown PKB unveils new logo

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A new logo marks the start of a new era for Downtown PKB. The nonprofit dedicated to promoting the downtown Parkersburg area to encourage economic and community growth unveiled its new logo and branding initiative at the Blennerhassett Hotel Wednesday. The branding service was […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, September 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HUGH HEFNER DEAD AT 91 The Playboy magazine founder revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a […]

Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward
By September 27, 2017 Read More →

Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward

Release from WVU: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West Virginia Forward: Maximizing our Opportunities for Prosperity.”   West Virginia Forward is the […]

Opioid crisis drives a grim business in WV: body transport
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Opioid crisis drives a grim business in WV: body transport

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Business is booming for one somber industry in West Virginia: the transportation of dead bodies. The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources paid private contractors $881,620 in fiscal year 2017 to shuttle corpses from one place to another — more than double the expense two years […]

Justice calls for Roads to Prosperity approval in Morgantown
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Justice calls for Roads to Prosperity approval in Morgantown

By CONNOR GRIFFITH NCWV Media MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — With the clock winding down before West Virginia voters decide on a road bond issue, Gov. Jim Justice held a town hall meeting at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center Tuesday to rally support for the “Roads to Prosperity” program. The road bond issue would pay for […]

$115M project for WV Toyota plant to start in 2020
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$115M project for WV Toyota plant to start in 2020

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch BUFFALO, W.Va. —Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will be making a $115.3 million investment to produce the company’s first American-made hybrid transaxles at its Buffalo facility, company leaders announced Tuesday morning. “Hybrid technology is the pathway to the next generation of vehicles and hybrid technology is essential to the future […]

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West Virginia to get $6.2M for opioid fight

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia has been awarded $6.2 million in federal funds for its fight against the opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The funds –awarded by the The Department of Justice — will go to programs authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Additional funding is to be […]

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By September 27, 2017 Read More →

WV parks, pools and campgrounds get federal funding

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A portion of fees collected from energy companies to lease publicly owned offshore oil and gas exploration rights will help pay for additional power and water hookups at Pipestem Resort State Park’s campground, the restoration of Benwood City Park’s swimming pool in Marshall County, a parking lot […]