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Huntington retail fixture Mack & Dave’s to close
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Huntington retail fixture Mack & Dave’s to close

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A cornerstone business in downtown Huntington will soon be bidding the city farewell. After 67 years in the community, Mack & Dave’s owner David Cohen announced Tuesday he and his wife, Marilyn, would be retiring and closing up shop. “It’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s time,” said Cohen, who is 92. […]

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Design set for Ohio River bridge in Brooke County
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Design set for Ohio River bridge in Brooke County

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission on Wednesday learned the contractor for the new Ohio River bridge has proposed a tied arch design for the span. Waseem Khalifa, Ohio Department of Transportation District 11 bridge engineer, said Flatiron Constructors Inc. of Bloomfield, Colo., announced the design plans at a meeting with ODOT and […]

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WVU partners with app to make parking easier

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University and the free pay-to-park app Parkmobile teamed up to make paying for parking at WVU easier and faster. Parkmobile is a service that can be accessed via cell phone, computer or tablet. Users must register with the service and connect a payment method to their account. After connecting either […]

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Some fear A-F ranking targets high-poverty schools

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education released the first rankings of a new School Accountability System Wednesday, but concern about the validity of any A-F system began much earlier. Many teachers and administrators have opposed the system. One criticism is, because it has a strong emphasis on standarized test scores, schools in […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Nov. 18

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP OFFERS MICHAEL FLYNN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER POST The choice of Flynn would elevate a fierce critic of […]

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Bond stays at $250K for mother of long-missing girl
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Bond stays at $250K for mother of long-missing girl

WESTON, W.Va. — Lena Lunsford, who is accused in the death of her 3-year-old daughter five years ago, waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday. Special Magistrate John M. Coffman of Upshur County first addressed a bond reduction request made by defense attorney Barbara Harmon-Schamberger. Lewis County Prosecutor Christina Flanigan argued against reducing bond, noting that Lunsford […]

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Longtime Doddridge County levy falls by three votes

WEST UNION, W.Va. — The Doddridge County Clerk’s office released the final results of elections within their county, and the proposed tax levy failed for the first time in over 30 years. On election night, the levy received an approval rating of 59.84 percent, falling short of the required 60 percent by only 10 votes. […]

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WV Gov.-elect Jim Justice still owes millions in taxes
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WV Gov.-elect Jim Justice still owes millions in taxes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies owned by governor-elect Jim Justice continue to owe millions of dollars in taxes to the state of West Virginia, as the billionaire begins to organize his administration and the state government slashes spending on Medicaid and education. The Raleigh County Clerk’s Office confirmed Wednesday that Justice’s Kentucky Fuel Corp. is still […]

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WV unveils A-F grades for public schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After delays that officials attributed to standardized test and federal school accountability changes, the West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday fully answered Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s request in his January 2014 State of the State address for it to establish an A-F grading system for entire schools. The state school board’s vote […]

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Marshall professor, three others charged in kickback scheme
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Marshall professor, three others charged in kickback scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An award-winning Marshall University professor, the president of a highway contracting business and two former West Virginia Division of Highways engineers were charged Wednesday in a kickback scheme involving companies in Putnam County and South Carolina. Federal prosecutors allege that the men illegally diverted $1.5 million worth of Division of Highways projects to […]

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