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WesBanco expands W.Va. presence with First Sentry acquisition

By JIM ROSS The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — Another bank name could disappear from West Virginia next year as WesBanco, the state’s largest bank, completes its acquisition of Huntington-based First Sentry Bank. The two banks announced the deal last month. It marked a change for WesBanco, whose acquisition strategy had focused on growth markets […]

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Brooke County gas lease gains OK from commission

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lease three small county-owned parcels in McKinleyville for natural gas drilling. Commission President Tim Ennis said the county will receive $2,646 for signing the lease with Southwestern Energy and 18 percent of royalties from natural gas collected […]

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West Virginia Woman’s March group to protest GOP tax plan in Beckley

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Women’s March will protest the Republican effort to rewrite the tax code at noon Saturday in downtown Beckley. The protest will begin at Rep. Evan Jenkin’s office, 307 Prince St., and will continue to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office at 220 N. Kanawha St. Anyone interested […]

Gingerbread Festival begins at West Virginia’s Blennerhassett Hotel
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Gingerbread Festival begins at West Virginia’s Blennerhassett Hotel

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — More than 40 entries are in the 2017 Gingerbread Festival at the Blennerhassett Hotel where judges this week will evaluate the decorative and edible exhibits. All proceeds from the $25 entry fee and the money raised through the People’s Choice competition will go to […]

WV Supreme Court grants access to warehouse housing antique desk, leather couch
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WV Supreme Court grants access to warehouse housing antique desk, leather couch

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After two weeks of denying Gazette-Mail requests to tour its warehouse in Kanawha City, the Supreme Court Tuesday provided media access to the facility, currently housing an antique walnut “Cass Gilbert” desk and a leather couch recently removed from the home of Chief Justice Allen Loughry. Inside […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, December 13

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DEMOCRAT WINS IN STUNNING ALABAMA UPSET Doug Jones won the state’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican […]

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Several Southern West Virginia counties to receive $8 million from oil and natural gas property taxes

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — County governments in seven southern West Virginia counties will receive more than $8 million from property taxes on oil and natural gas production. Taxes will provide county governments with more than $96 million for local school systems and community services, according to a Monday news release from […]

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West Virginia SBA awards $5.4 million for projects throughout state

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The West Virginia School Building Authority awarded Randolph County Schools with $5.4 million in funding this week that will benefit two elementary schools. To better accommodate the additional students in Beverly Elementary and George Ward Elementary schools because of the closures of Valley Head Elementary and Homestead […]

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Cyberattack slows county government online operations in North Carolina; $23,000 ransom demanded

The Associated Press Report RALEIGH, NC — A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in North Carolina’s most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and building code inspectors switched to paper records. Data was frozen on dozens of Mecklenburg County […]

Few West Virginians signed up for health insurance plans as deadline nears
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Few West Virginians signed up for health insurance plans as deadline nears

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Friday is the final day for West Virginians to buy health insurance during open enrollment on the federal health insurance marketplace, found at Healthcare.gov. Few West Virginians — about 10,000 — had selected plans, as of last week. West Virginia was the only state showing a decline […]