Archive for December, 2017

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WVU works with W.Va. Legislature on state’s future

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Using West Virginia Forward as a lens, policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners will discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and the need to nurture the talent pipeline through the diversification of workforce development. The second annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and […]

WVU ASME to host 30th annual pumpkin drop today
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WVU ASME to host 30th annual pumpkin drop today

By EMILY ZEKONIS The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — “WARNING: Many pumpkins are harmed during this event!”, says the WVU Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers in preparation for the 30th annual Pumpkin Drop. The pumpkin drop event began in 1987, created and promoted by ASME members Doug Velegol and Jim Webb. Thanks to […]

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Company to spend $150M on ethane storage facility along Ohio River

By CASEY JUNKINS and JANELL HUNTER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register CLARINGTON, Ohio — Mountaineer NGL Storage officials announced plans Thursday to spend $150 million — and potentially as much as $500 million — on its proposed natural gas liquids storage facility along the Ohio River near Clarington.  By 2019, company Managin Director David Hooker […]

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West Virginia receives grant to boost maple industry

By FRED PACE HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia has one of the fastest growing maple industries in the United States, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “A grant from the Acer Access and Development (ACER) program will build on that success,” he said. Leonhardt says the West Virginia Department of […]

Berkeley County leaders offer legislative wish list
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Berkeley County leaders offer legislative wish list

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Finding additional revenue to cover Berkeley County’s ever growing demand on its municipal services — specifically fire fighting and EMS — served as the main theme of the Eastern Panhandle Legislative Summit held at the Eastern Regional Airport Thursday. Berkeley County officials met with a handful of […]

By October 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, October 27

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP DELAYS RELEASE OF SOME JFK FILES The president cites “potentially irreversible harm” to national security if he were to […]

Officials: Significant pollutants not found
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Officials: Significant pollutants not found

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Air quality tests are not finding significant pollutants in the air following the fire at the Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics warehouse on Old Camden Avenue. Officials still do not know what was stored at the Wood County facility. Officials with Center for Toxicology and Environmental […]

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Concerns raised about fire site in 2008

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Nine years ago, a trio of fire departments fought an electrical fire at a warehouse at the former Ames plant off Camden and Broadway avenues. Among them was the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, whose chief, Mark Stewart, is the incident commander of the current […]

By October 26, 2017 Read More →

WV Election Commission OKs voter IDs for voters without IDs

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  State Election Commissioners voted Wednesday to put up $4,000 — or 80 percent of the commission’s annual budget — to help promote a new voter identification program the Secretary of State’s Office is launching. The money will go to buy fliers to promote a voter ID card […]

Broadcast takes Huntington’s recovery nationwide
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Broadcast takes Huntington’s recovery nationwide

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  For as many times as Huntington has been pushed into the national spotlight, Wednesday was one of the first and few times those on the local front lines have heard their stories told in a positive light on a grand scale. Broadcasting live from Pullman Square to […]