Archive for December, 2017

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Groups push against air traffic control privatization

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Three leading West Virginia aviation groups have sent a letter to West Virginia’s congressional delegation opposing a bill that would privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. The Huntington Tri-State Airport, the North Central West Virginia Airport, and the West Virginia Airport Managers Association represent a majority of […]

Youth homelessness a problem In Wheeling
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Youth homelessness a problem In Wheeling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — After spending time at a total of 13 different foster homes, treatment centers, emergency shelters and detention centers, a 17-year-old Wheeling girl will likely be left homeless once she turns 18 in November, said Youth Services System Transitional Living Program Manager Pam Jeffers. “The […]

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Crisis Stabilization Unit opens in Logan

By KEITH DAVIS The Logan Banner LOGAN, W.Va. — During the first week of October, Logan Mingo Area Mental Health (LMAMH) announced the opening of the area’s first 16-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at their Logan campus at Three Mile Curve. According to the representatives of the agency, the new CSU offers a greater level of […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, October 31

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT MESSAGE MUELLER IS SENDING The special counsel warns individuals in Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the […]

Officials: IEI Plastics fire is out
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Officials: IEI Plastics fire is out

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Officials announced Sunday a fire that has burned for more than a week at the former Ames shovel plant in south Parkersburg has been extinguished. Lubeck Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Stewart said officials stopped spraying water at the site around 11:30 a.m. Sunday and […]

Rader discusses opioid crisis on NBC
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Rader discusses opioid crisis on NBC

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — More than one-quarter of the Huntington Fire Department’s time is spent on overdose calls, but during NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd on Sunday, Fire Chief Jan Rader said she sees hope in the countless number of citizens battling a substance abuse disorder who have successfully […]

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With $2 million renovation done, Bidell Gas Compression’s focus on building business

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal WEIRTON, W.Va.  — Turning an old machine shop in Weirton that had been empty for more than a decade ago into a manufacturing center wasn’t easy. Or cheap, according to Bidell Gas Compression’s Dan Martin. Martin said they’ve spent more than $2 million getting the building back in working […]

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Appalachia panel at shale expo promote opportunities for savings, partnerships

By CONOR GRIFFITH The State Journal PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A panel comprised of representatives from a variety of backgrounds shared their views regarding the potential of Appalachia’s natural gas reserves during the Shale Insight conference last month. Steve Hedrick, president and CEO of South Charleston-based Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, said a major potential […]

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Advocate says hacking, social media the new forms of voter suppression

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During her 15 years as executive director of the League of Women Voters from 2000 to 2015, Nancy Tate focused on fighting voter suppression through gerrymandering or overly restrictive voter ID laws — only to see entirely new ways to manipulate elections emerge in 2016. “Clearly, these […]

Area seniors try new touch screen voting machine
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Area seniors try new touch screen voting machine

By VANESSA McGUIGAN The Shepherdstown Chronicle SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL) welcomed Chris Kinsella from the Jefferson County League of Women Voters and Nikki Painter, Chief Deputy Clerk, Voter and Elections of Jefferson County to their monthly brown bag lunch event to discuss voting and demonstrate a new electronic voting machine. Although […]