Archive for October, 2017

Calhoun farmer thinks small with microgreens
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Calhoun farmer thinks small with microgreens

By JENNIFER GARDNER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tom Thiltgen wanted to be a farmer. While living in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he longed for a slower pace of life in the countryside where he could live off of the land with his wife and four children. So, they moved; but his picturesque dreams took a […]

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PSC starts hearing on Pleasants power plant transfer

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission began to hear testimony Tuesday in a hotly contested and controversial case over FirstEnergy’s effort to transfer one of its coal-fired power plants to a West Virginia subsidiary, a move that consumer advocates and environmental groups say is aimed at unloading […]

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Proposed new center to boost aerospace industry

By FRED PACE HD Media LOGAN, W.Va. — Officials see the establishment of a manufacturing “proof of concept” and training center for Cabell and Wayne counties as a vital step toward getting aerospace manufacturing industry off the ground in the region. Making such a center possible is a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development […]

New occupant for Coldwater Creek?  Development Authority, Hino Trucks USA schedule press events
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New occupant for Coldwater Creek? Development Authority, Hino Trucks USA schedule press events

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A new occupant for the former Coldwater Creek facility is expected to be announced this evening. A press conference has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today by the Wood County Development Authority at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna. The purpose of the press conference […]

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Officials chime in on M&G Polymers news

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — As news about the reported, impending cessation of production activities at the M&G Polymers Plant began to spread across the community Tuesday, more elected officials chimed in. “I am disappointed to hear of this closure,” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D) said. “I assure everyone impacted […]

There’s no place like Appalachia: Q&A with Bob Henry Baber
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There’s no place like Appalachia: Q&A with Bob Henry Baber

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Dr. Bob Henry Baber is the mayor of Richwood and supported the town during the June 23, 2016, 1,000-year flood and its fight with the Nicholas County School Board over school consolidation. He has long supported the Appalachian area, and believes there is no place quite like […]

Brooke Schools Superintendent doubles down on apology over sign
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Brooke Schools Superintendent doubles down on apology over sign

Staff report The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Brooke County Schools Superintendent Toni Paesano Shute on Tuesday doubled down on her apology to Pittsburgh Perry High School for a sign at Friday’s football game in Wellsburg that read “Trump Perry,” this time noting that the “administration” failed for not giving students proper guidance. […]

Teams prepare for 25th annual Roadkill Cook-off in Marlinton
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Teams prepare for 25th annual Roadkill Cook-off in Marlinton

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain MARLINTON, W.Va. — When the 25th West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off brings live music, crafts, exhibits and more than 100 vendors to Marlinton this weekend, the main attraction will of course be the unique food. Teams will cook up everything from bear, deer, squirrel, turtle and rabbit — and come up with […]

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Secretary of State hub office opens in Martinsburg

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Secretary of State’s new Eastern Panhandle business hub is now open for business. Located at Caperton Station at 229 East Martin Street, the hub opened earlier this month. It will serve as a satellite location for the WVSOS’s Business and Licensing Division. The hub […]

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Gazette editorial: The president’s dangerous mental state

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial Several of America’s top psychologists have written a disturbing book: “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” It’s to be released Oct. 3 by St. Martin’s Press. The publisher declares: “The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists [is] that Trump is dangerously […]

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