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Manchin won’t back action against Islamic group
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Manchin won’t back action against Islamic group

WHEELING, W.Va. – Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he will not support President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting against Islamic State terrorists, even if it means voting down legislation to keep the government funded through December. House members approved the Syria plan Wednesday as an amendment to a short-term continuing […]

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Buckhannon pipeline info session draws hundreds

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Hundreds of people studied the maps and diagrams of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that lined the walls and tabletops Wednesday at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Dressed in brown polo shirts adorned with stickers that read “ACP Yes!,” project team members were […]

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Martinsburg doctor faces 100 felony counts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Wednesday that Tressie M. Duffy, 44, of Martinsburg, was indicted on 100 felony counts alleging that she aided and abetted the distribution of narcotic controlled substances. The indictment alleges that Duffy signed blank prescription orders and then allowed employees at her medical practice to issue […]

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Parkersburg plugs more money into pensions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — City officials are putting additional money toward police and fire pension obligations this year in hopes of making the funds more solvent. The city is required by state code to increase its contribution by 7 percent each year. However, Parkersburg Finance Director Ashley Flowers said the plan this year is to allocate […]

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W.Va. authorities confiscate 190 pounds of ginseng
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W.Va. authorities confiscate 190 pounds of ginseng

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Over the last two weeks, National Resource Police Officers of District IV have confiscated more than 190 pounds of illegally dug ginseng worth $180,000. Officer Marshall Richards said the seizures were the result of multiple search warrants and a one-year investigation. Any ginseng dug before Sept. 1 or after Nov. 30 is […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Sept. 18

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. A MOMENTOUS EVENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM’S HISTORYAfter 300 years together, the voters of […]

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Ohio casino opens 45 miles from Hancock County’s
By September 17, 2014 Read More →

Ohio casino opens 45 miles from Hancock County’s

  NEWELL, W.Va. — With today’s opening of the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, Ohio, Hancock County’s racetrack casino faces the latest in a series of internal and external challenges. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort General Manager Chris Kern said Mountaineer has been preparing for this day for three years. “They’re […]

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W.Va. governor says festivals likely safe from cuts
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W.Va. governor says festivals likely safe from cuts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia’s fairs and festivals likely will be safe from next year’s budget crunch. The state is looking at a more than $100 million funding gap for Fiscal Year 2016. The governor will present a balanced budget in January to the state Legislature and has said he […]

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Bridgeport-based firm inks federal purchase deal

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The Bridgeport-based technology firm Allegheny Science & Technology has secured an $85 million blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy, the company announced Tuesday. The agreement will see Allegheny Science & Technology performing “mission oriented technical support services in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency […]

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Relocated Mothman Museum sets grand opening
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Relocated Mothman Museum sets grand opening

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Museums are usually reserved for proof. Their exhibits — whether it’s a taxidermied specimen of some long-extinct animal, a collection of dinosaur bones, a historic document or some famous work of art — are meant to prove the existence of something and preserve those artifacts for future inspection. Not so with […]

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