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Proctor & Gamble begins W.Va. hiring process

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Today marks the beginning of a four-year hiring period for manufacturing company Procter & Gamble, as the company begins accepting applications for its Tabler Station plant. The plant is estimated to open fall 2017, with 300 employees hired by 2017 and 700 total employees hired by 2019. Hiring will begin in spring […]

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By October 1, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Oct. 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. RUSSIA LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA But just who is targeted — Islamic State extremists or more moderate rebels […]

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By September 30, 2015 Read More →

Sen. Manchin shares information on battle again meth abuse

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Tuesday hosted a briefing on how West Virginia has worked to address methamphetamine abuse. Manchin’s office said the purpose of the briefing was to help spread awareness of efforts West Virginia and other jurisdictions have made to turn the tide against meth abuse and how communities can combat the […]

By September 30, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. business index continues downward trend

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Mountain State Business Index, a metric designed to measure the West Virginia economy’s health in the short term, ticked down 0.1 percent in September, continuing the worst stretch for the index in six years. The index, a composite of seven key indicators used to measure the state’s economic performance, has declined […]

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By September 30, 2015 Read More →

Prevailing wage rates to be unveiled Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After months of controversy, heated debate and even a subpoena, the state’s new prevailing wage rates will be unveiled by WorkForce West Virginia today. The agency will file the new wage rates for workers on major state-funded construction projects with the Secretary of State’s office at 10 a.m., Department of Commerce spokeswoman […]

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Rahall, WVU to celebrate archives on Saturday
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Rahall, WVU to celebrate archives on Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hold public office for 38 years and you will accumulate a fair amount of papers worth keeping. Papers stacked to a length of about seven football fields. That’s the size of Nick Rahall’s congressional archive: 2,000 boxes of speeches, testimony, documents, records, letters and reports, that the former congressman has donated to […]

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By September 30, 2015 Read More →

Online review period of Common Core ending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday is the last day to share your views on West Virginia’s Common Core-based learning requirements through the state’s standards review website, which already has received more than 240,000 comments from more than 4,000 people. People may comment until midnight at wvacademicspot light.statestandards.org, where they can read and provide input on any […]

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VW controversy puts WVU researchers in spotlight
By September 30, 2015 Read More →

VW controversy puts WVU researchers in spotlight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It didn’t take long for Arvind Thiruvengadam Padmavathy and other researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions, who were testing vehicles on a West Coast highway, to realize that something was amiss. As they drove around the Los Angeles freeways and up and down the West Coast […]

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By September 30, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Sept. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHY THE U.S. MILITARY FAVORS KEEPING AMERICAN TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN PAST 2016 Officials cite the fragile security situation […]

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WVPA Special Report: U.S. Chamber executive sees energy sector as industry with solutions
By September 29, 2015 Read More →

WVPA Special Report: U.S. Chamber executive sees energy sector as industry with solutions

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association WHEELING, W.Va —  The energy sector needs to rebrand itself as the industry with solutions, a United States Chamber of Commerce executive told oil and gas executives Tuesday. “Energy is the solution to economic problems; to our geopolitical challenges; to competitiveness,” said Karen Harbert, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. […]