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Northern Panhandle roads remain closed due to flooding
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Northern Panhandle roads remain closed due to flooding

From the Wheeling News-Register: WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger issued several statements regarding the flooding the occurred in Wheeling and Ohio and Marshall counties Friday night into Saturday. “The City of Wheeling, Ohio County and the region experienced another substantial rainfall and weather event last evening. With more rain forecast, we are […]

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Flooding brings ‘complete devastation’ to several parts of Marion County

By Sarah Goodrich Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — As Marion County residents reel from the devastating floods Saturday morning, local officials and county employees describe the flooding as a “complete devastation” and “one of the worst floods” for the affected areas. See 30 photos: Mannington, Rachel, Farmington and surrounding areas were reported to have […]

Wetzel County residents jarred by flooding
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Wetzel County residents jarred by flooding

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va.  — On Saturday, Wetzel County residents faced what some described as “devastation,” as another round of flash flooding hit the county. Hundred, Pine Grove, Jacksonburg, Smithfield and Pricetown were all hit by steady and heavy rains, the Wetzel Chronicle reported. A flood warning remained in effect […]

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Editorial: Flood relief is neighbor helping neighbor

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: It seems like the state of West Virginia is becoming accustomed to flooding, just as residents in California are used to fighting massive forest fires. Flooding and forest fires are powerful forces that cause loss of life and destruction of homes. In addition, both flooding and forest fires are […]

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Editorial: Can 60 senators from middle make something happen with health care?

From The Times West Virginia of Fairmont: Folks on the far left and far right are sure to be disappointed. We can only hope that those in the middle can bring some sanity to the long, often fierce debate over health care in the United States. The Republican-run Senate voted 51-49 early Friday morning to […]

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Editorial: Job losses, economy hitting southern W.Va. hard

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: The economic news here in central and southern West Virginia isn’t good these days. “CAMC to cut 300 jobs” the Gazette-Mail’s Thursday headline blared. “Kanawha Electric & Machine Co. closing after 80 years” says one story in today’s print edition. Economically, it seems we are seeing more down […]

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Editorial: W.Va. owes a large debt of gratitude to the Boy Scouts

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: Southern West Virginia said goodbye to the Boy Scouts of America Friday following nine days of adventure, learning, camping and more at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. We hope the Scouts, Scouting officials and volunteers from all over the United States — scores of whom had never been to West Virginia previously […]

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Editorial: $1 raise for corrections officers is an important first step

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Men and women who choose to work as officers in our state’s correctional facilities perform a job few people are capable of doing well. “It has to be one of the most challenging jobs in all of West Virginia,” said Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia […]

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Editorial: Putting toll booths on I-70 a bad idea

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Charging motorists tolls for using Interstate 70 through Ohio County, even if local drivers could be exempted, is a bad idea. As we reported last weekend, some local legislators worry state officials may consider charging tolls, perhaps to help cover the cost of a major repair project on local I-70 […]

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Editorial: ‘Roads to Prosperity’ infrastructure projects critical to W.Va.

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: There are a lot of moving components to Gov. Jim Justice’s much touted highway plan, including an upcoming bond referendum vote this October and the possibility of adding more toll roads in the future. But at the core of the governor’s “Roads to Prosperity” plan is his simple desire to create jobs, […]