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By February 15, 2017 Read More →

New Milton distribution site to employ 70

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch MILTON, W.Va. —  For small towns to survive, they must be able to attract new businesses. “New business means new jobs,” said Milton Mayor Tom Canterbury. H.T. Hackney Co., one of the largest wholesale distributors in the country, announced on Tuesday that it is opening a warehouse and distribution operation […]

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By February 14, 2017 Read More →

Century Aluminum agrees to retiree health benefits settlement

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — An agreement to cover health care benefits has been a long time coming for Karen Gorrell and retirees of the closed Century Aluminum in Ravenswood. Almost six years to the day, on Feb. 19, 2011, Gorrell organized a meeting of the retirees at the […]

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By February 14, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia DEP won’t monitor light, sound pollution at compressor sites

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register VALLEY GROVE, W.Va.  — Excessive light and sound may not pose the health threat that carcinogenic benzene and formaldehyde originating from a natural gas compressor can, but those living in the vicinity of such a station may find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. After an objection […]

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By February 13, 2017 Read More →

DuPont, Chemours agree to $670.7M settlement in C8 cases

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DuPont Co. said this morning that a $670.7 million “global settlement” had been reached to resolve thousands of lawsuits from Mid-Ohio Valley residents who say they were made sick by exposure to the chemical C8 from the company’s Parkersburg manufacturing plant. In a press release, DuPont said […]

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WVPB: $4.6M budget cut could kill program
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

WVPB: $4.6M budget cut could kill program

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The proposed budget Gov. Jim Justice unveiled Wednesday would remove $4.6 million in state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a move agency officials said would be devastating. The budget includes a cut of $4.6 million in funds for the Educational Broadcasting Authority, which is the governing body for West […]

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Bluefield native joins governor’s cabinet to tackle challenges throughout W.Va.
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

Bluefield native joins governor’s cabinet to tackle challenges throughout W.Va.

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD — Dr. William M. “Bill” White has been busy tackling his new role as a member of Gov. Jim Justice’s Cabinet. The Bluefield native, who has been a member of the state Board of Education since 2010 and would have been in that position until 2019, is now […]

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By February 9, 2017 Read More →

ACLU: Elkins police chief memo is ‘shocking’

By MATTHEW BURDETTE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — A memorandum by former Elkins Police Chief Craig Cross that referred to drug dealers as “cockroaches” and urged officers to use force and intimidation tactics has not only divided the community, but it also has raised legal questions as to the status of cases moving through the court system. […]

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Fairmont Senior High School’s Poling honored as Teacher of the Year
By February 9, 2017 Read More →

Fairmont Senior High School’s Poling honored as Teacher of the Year

Staff Report Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Toni Poling, the 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, was presented a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car Wednesday afternoon in Charleston. Governor Jim Justice’s Chief of Staff, Nick Casey, joined State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano, West Virginia Board of Education President […]

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West Virginia’s oil and gas industry tries new approach in Legislature
By February 8, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia’s oil and gas industry tries new approach in Legislature

By JESS MANCINI The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — An oil and gas industry group is changing its approach for the West Virginia Legislature’s upcoming session on bills promoting Marcellus and Utica shale drilling.  Rather than pushing for a bill allowing forced pooling, as the group has done in recent years, the West Virginia Oil […]

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By February 8, 2017 Read More →

WV DEP lax in its mining oversight, 3-year federal investigation says

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of the Interior has documented persistent failures by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to enforce state rules governing the coal-mining industry, including a lack of proper water quality monitoring, poor oversight of reclamation standards and inconsistent efforts to […]

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