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Ready to Roll: Area braces for anticipated storm
By March 14, 2017 Read More →

Ready to Roll: Area braces for anticipated storm

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The National Weather Service has issued a forecast of heavy snow for the Eastern Panhandle, which is expected to drop approximately eight to 12 inches. The storm started overnight and is set to last throughout this morning. “Residents are encouraged to stay indoors and not drive on […]

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By March 13, 2017 Read More →

Health care plan: Potential detrimental effects seen for West Virginians

By LINDA COMINS The Weirton Daily Times WHEELING, W.Va.  — Health care providers and analysts cite potential detrimental effects for West Virginians under the proposed American Health Care Act, particularly in terms of Medicaid expansion and insurance tax credits. The plan, to replace the current Affordable Care Act, was unveiled last week by Republican leaders […]

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‘Bridge to Nowhere’: USA Today chronicles long-struggle for completion
By March 10, 2017 Read More →

‘Bridge to Nowhere’: USA Today chronicles long-struggle for completion

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield’s so-called “Bridge to Nowhere” is getting some national attention. A front-page article and related photographs Thursday in USA Today chronicled the long-struggle in southern West Virginia to build the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway projects. In the newspaper report, area officials talked about the urgent need to […]

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By March 10, 2017 Read More →

Mohawk Industries to close Logan County factory

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., issued a statement March 9 saying he has asked the leaders at Mohawk Industries to reconsider their decision to close the company’s laminate and hardwood floring factory in Holden, WV. The company said in a letter to Logan County Commissioners it was […]

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Bernie Sanders plans return visit to McDowell
By March 8, 2017 Read More →

Bernie Sanders plans return visit to McDowell

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who gave Sen. Hillary Clinton a run for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency, will be in McDowell County on Sunday. A previous planned visit to the county was postponed after permission to use the Welch National Guard Armory for the taping of […]

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By March 8, 2017 Read More →

Mon Power, Potomac Edison file to buy Pleasants power plant

BY JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison Tuesday filed a plan seeking regulatory approval to acquire the Pleasants Power Station (Pleasants) in Willow Island, as the least-cost source to meet an increasing capacity shortfall in the companies’ West Virginia service areas, officials said. […]

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Rep. McKinley discusses repeal of the Affordable Care Act
By March 7, 2017 Read More →

Rep. McKinley discusses repeal of the Affordable Care Act

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will continue the three most-supported provisions, a West Virginia congressman said on Monday. The three provisions are coverage for pre-existing conditions, coverage of children on a parent’s policy until age 26 and the Medicaid […]

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By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Solar jobs up, coal jobs down in Ohio, West Virginia

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia lost 7,296 coal mining jobs from 2012 to 2015, the same period during which the number working in the solar power industry across the U.S. nearly doubled. As West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania continue losing coal jobs, the number of solar power […]

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Rover pipeline will avoid ‘holy areas’, including New Vrindaban in Marshall County
By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Rover pipeline will avoid ‘holy areas’, including New Vrindaban in Marshall County

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — At the Federal Building in Wheeling Thursday, attorneys for the $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline cut deals with numerous landowners they previously sued for eminent domain, including Marshall County’s New Vrindaban Krishna community. The same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Midwest — […]

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Juveniles from Romania arrested with credit card skimmers in Parkersburg; more suspects sought
By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Juveniles from Romania arrested with credit card skimmers in Parkersburg; more suspects sought

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Two juveniles arrested Wednesday in Parkersburg are believed to be illegal immigrants from Romania involved in a criminal enterprise to steal credit card information and cash. Police continue to search for two to three other suspects in what Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin called […]

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