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Just what is rolling on the Ohio River?
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Just what is rolling on the Ohio River?

By Shelley Hanson The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – With so much focus lately on what’s stored alongside the region’s waterways in tanks, some folks may not realize there are thousands of tons of compounds, chemicals and even grains being shipped through our region via barge. Locally, a proposal by GreenHunter Water to barge frack […]

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Charleston Daily Mail unveils newspaper redesign
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Charleston Daily Mail unveils newspaper redesign

From staff reports Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You may have noticed something a little different about your newspaper today. Well, that’s because there is. Ten years after its last makeover, the Charleston Daily Mail has freshened up its look. Most of the changes are subtle, with the addition of a couple of new […]

Rockefeller to receive prestigious Japanese award
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Rockefeller to receive prestigious Japanese award

  By Paul J. Nyden Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jay Rockefeller traces the close relationship he helped West Virginia develop with Japan to three years when he lived in a “wood and paper house in the middle of a rice field with four Japanese students.” Rockefeller took a break after finishing his junior year […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP FINDS MILITARY’S HANDLING OF SEX-ABUSE CASES VERGES ON CHAOTIC Analysis of more […]

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Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter
By February 8, 2014 Read More →

Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Posted on Feb. 8, 2014. Picture a cold, miserable winter with lots of snow, ice, freezing pipes and dangerous roads. You can almost see the people, bundled up in the bulky winter coats, hats and gloves with steamy breath escaping as they struggle to travel in wintry […]

Three more Kanawha schools close over water
By February 7, 2014 Read More →

Three more Kanawha schools close over water

  By Shay Maunz and Marcus Constantino Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three schools in Charleston closed early Thursday after chemical odors were detected in the schools’ tap water. Overbrook Elementary in South Hills closed at noon. West Side schools Watts Elementary and J.E. Robins Elementary dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. […]

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By February 7, 2014 Read More →

Wood County airport braces for United cutback in Cleveland

By Jolene Craig Parkersburg News and Sentinel WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. – The impact of the loss of the Cleveland airport as a hub for United Airlines continues to baffle the manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. “We are still flying to Cleveland now, but I have no idea where we will be flying in the […]

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Jefferson County addresses lack of natural gas service

By Mary Stortstrom The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The Jefferson County Commission voted to support the funding of a demand study that will be conducted to determine the economic feasibility of bringing natural gas into Jefferson County during its Feb. 6 meeting. John Reisenweber, executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority, addressed the […]

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W.Va. water bills with flushing credits in the mail

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of West Virginia American Water affected by the Elk River chemical leak should expect to see a credit on their next water bill, but it won’t be for a huge amount, and there probably isn’t any other financial help coming behind it. Bills being sent out […]

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Cabell students have unlikely social media favorite
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Cabell students have unlikely social media favorite

  By Lacie Pierson The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell County students spend much of their formative years studying the linguistic styles of such figures starting with the likes of Dr. Seuss and Raffi all the way through to Shakespeare and U.S. presidents. However, there’s one prominent figure within the borders of Cabell County who […]

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