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DuPont medical monitoring funds go mostly to administration

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Recently released invoices dating back to February 2013 of payments by DuPont to the director of the medical monitoring program show $9 million has been paid for administration while a small percentage has been paid for medical claims. Keep Your Promises DuPont, a community organization that released the documents, said $50,233.26, or […]

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Wheeling tool maker sees sixth buyout in 160 years
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Wheeling tool maker sees sixth buyout in 160 years

WHEELING, W.Va. — A true made-in-America success story entered a new chapter Thursday as the Warwood Tool Co. changed ownership for the sixth time in its 160-year history. After almost 50 years with the company, Warwood Tool President James Haranzo officially sold his stock in the plant, which Henry Warwood founded in Martins Ferry in […]

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By January 23, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. treasurer opposes raid on unclaimed funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Treasurer John Perdue was critical Thursday of a Tomblin administration plan to take $15 million from his office’s Unclaimed Property account to help balance the 2015-16 state budget, saying it could cripple the division’s ability to find and pay the rightful owners of lost assets. “This is the people’s money. This […]

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By January 23, 2015 Read More →

Democratic party chief quits to lead Manchin PAC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eleven weeks after an unprecedented election that resulted in a massive power shift in the statehouse and Congressional districts, the West Virginia Democratic Party chairman is resigning from his post. Larry Puccio stepped down from the position he has held since 2010, when he announced his resignation Thursday. Puccio will become the […]

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By January 23, 2015 Read More →

Capito to chair EPA oversight subcommittee

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. —  A West Virginia lawmaker will soon have a powerful say when it comes to the controversial Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting coal-fired power plants. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced Thursday that U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will serve as the chairman of […]

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By January 23, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Jan. 23

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. CLOCK TICKING ON JAPANESE HOSTAGESMilitants affiliated with the Islamic State group post an online […]

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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. Senate passes repeal of energy portfolio law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia state Senate passed its first piece of legislation by repealing an energy portfolio on Wednesday. The upper chamber approved Senate Bill 1 in 33-0 vote, after an attempt by several Democrats to amend the bill failed. Sen. Ronald Miller, D-Greenbrier, was absent. The bill eliminates an energy portfolio that […]

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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Two members appointed to W.Va. school board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin filled two vacancies on the state school board Wednesday, creating a full dozen-member board for the first time since two members resigned in 2012 following the abrupt firing of former state schools superintendent Jorea Marple. In a news release, Tomblin announced the appointments, effective immediately, of Dr. James […]

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Bridge Day panel to require finger scans after all
By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Bridge Day panel to require finger scans after all

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite staunch opposition from BASE jumpers, the Bridge Day Commission decided during its meeting Wednesday to require finger scans for jumpers, rappellers and vendors. The commission had said it would reconsider the decision earlier this month after several BASE jumpers spoke out against the requirement. Members of the BASE jumping community said […]

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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Monongalia authority halts recycling program

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority (SWA), during a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, passed a motion halting its recycling program indefinitely. SWA Chairman Hayward Helmick, citing major funding issues, said there is no way to continue the operation due to its lack of funding and employees, among other reasons. “We don’t […]

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