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Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward
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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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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 […]

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 […]