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Marcellus region continues to lead in shale gas production

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region continues to provide about 38 percent of shale gas production of the seven major regions, the Energy Information Administration said this week. In its monthly Drilling Productivity Report, the EIA estimated the Marcellus Shale region of West Virginia […]

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Rural residents, hospitals could suffer under Republican health care plan

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Under the Republican health care plan, tens of millions of people are expected to lose access to coverage. But according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a nonpartisan research and policy institute, those in rural areas are expected to be some of the most […]

Thousands flock to Huntington restaurant for annual strawberry pie event
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Thousands flock to Huntington restaurant for annual strawberry pie event

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An annual event that brings thousands of people to Huntington began Tuesday, the first day of Strawberry Pie Week at Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House. A long line of customers started forming at the front entrance of Jim’s nearly half an hour before the restaurant at 920 5th […]

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Animal Control deals with rabies cases

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLES TOWN , W.Va. — Rabies vaccines for domestic pets are more important than ever, according to Jefferson County Animal Control supervisor Denise Lambiotte. In the last three weeks, Lambiotte said both a cat and raccoon tested positive for the rabies virus. Lambiotte said these numbers are something considered normal […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 17

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MEMO: TRUMP ASKED COMEY TO DROP FLYNN PROBE The U.S. president personally appealed to the FBI director to abandon the bureau’s […]

Media Alert: Information on WVONGA panelists available
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Media Alert: Information on WVONGA panelists available

WHEELING, W.Va. — The WVONGA Spring Meeting, being held through Wednesday at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling includes presentations from industry representatives and government leaders about the future of oil and gas in West Virginia, legal and regulatory updates, and news from WVONGA committees. Anne Blankenship, executive director of WVONGA, said, “The oil and natural gas industry is an economic […]

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Register now for W.Va. Chamber’s 2017 Environmental, Energy Conference

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Chamber’s 2017 Environmental and Energy Conference is May 24 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. This year’s conference has been approved for 6.8 CLE credits for WV and kicks off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Topics that will be covered at this year’s conference include: WV Department of Environmental Protection Policy and Initiatives Waste […]

Spinning the story on student distractions
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Spinning the story on student distractions

By LISA SHREWSBERRY The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Can a toy be therapeutic? Depends on how you spin it. Whirling curiosities dot the timeline of novelties that defy explanation — first, yoyos and twirling tops of ancient origin, then hula-hoops and the like in the ’50s. Now a novelty for Gen Z has emerged: […]

Dominion Hope changes named to Dominion Energy West Virginia
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Dominion Hope changes named to Dominion Energy West Virginia

Staff reports The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Dominion Hope began serving customers under its new name, Dominion Energy West Virginia, Monday. This move reflects results of a May 10 shareholder vote transforming the name of the company’s corporate parent from Dominion Resources Inc. to Dominion Energy Inc. (NYSE: D). “While our name may be […]

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Stargazers to gather in Calhoun County this weekend

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amateur astronomers will gather near Grantsville this weekend for the fourth annual Calhoun Stargaze. The two-day, three-night stargazing party is part of an effort to spur economic development in distressed Appalachian communities. It is supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. Other […]