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Liability costs for WV nursing homes among the highest in the nation
By December 4, 2014 Read More →

Liability costs for WV nursing homes among the highest in the nation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s nursing homes are experiencing high liability costs because of a growing number of lawsuits, outrageous settlement demands and excessive jury awards. According to Aon Risk Solutions, a global risk management firm, West Virginia ranks second in the nation in costs associated with lawsuits against long term care facilities.  Aon cites the projected occupied bed […]

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Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business
By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business

ELKINS, W.Va. — Larry Gouer loves poinsettias. The owner of Mary’s Greenhouse in Elkins is celebrating his 40th year in business. This December his greenhouses will be filled with thousands of the red, white, pink and peppermint plants for sale.   “In 40 years of growing, poinsettias have always been and still are my favorite thing […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Gatehouse Media seeking experienced editors

GateHouse Media, a pre-eminent multimedia company in small and midsize markets across the country, is seeking experienced editors. As GateHouse Media grows, opportunities are expected across the company’s footprint. For a full list of GateHouse owned or managed media organizations, visit http://www.gatehousemedia.com/section/publications. Applicants should have at least seven years of newsroom management experience and be well […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →

Clarksburg Publishing purchases Preston publications

Local media company continues year of successful expansion efforts From Staff ReportsCLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Continuing a year of growth and achievement, Clarksburg Publishing Company has purchased Preston Publications, which currently publishes two weekly newspapers and a pennysaver shopper from its Kingwood office.Clarksburg Publishing, which owns The Exponent Telegram as well as The Bridgeport News, Harrison […]

By December 1, 2014 Read More →

Caution urged on mineral leases

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A burgeoning oil and gas industry has raised concerns, questions and some legal issues among the owners of mineral rights who have leased their land or are considering leasing. Consumer advocate attorneys urge landowners/mineral rights owners to be cautious. Attorney Dave McMahon, co-founder of the West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization, urged […]

Media outlets challenge Blankenship gag order
By December 1, 2014 Read More →

Media outlets challenge Blankenship gag order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Gazette and four other news organizations today urged a federal judge to withdraw a gag order that has blocked access to court records in a criminal case filed against longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Joining in the legal action in federal court in Beckley were the Gazette, The Wall […]

By December 1, 2014 Read More →

Officials suggest buying local Christmas tree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Now that Thanksgiving is over, people are starting to get into the holiday spirit by untangling Christmas lights and pulling decorations from dusty attics. But instead of purchasing an artificial Christmas tree or buying a live one from a well-known retailer, officials from the state Division of Forestry recommend buying local this season. […]

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By December 1, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. drivers to see lower gas tax in 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia drivers can expect to save a little more money on gas next year. The gas tax for conventional motor fuels, which includes gasoline, kerosene and diesel, will decrease by 1.1 cents on Jan. 1, according to an administrative notice the department released Tuesday. The state and federal government charge per-gallon taxes […]

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By November 23, 2014 Read More →

November at the Capitol: ATV trails, tourism budget earn committee discussion

CHARLESTON , W.Va. — November interims at the Capitol were highlighted by a legislative audit of the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, an audit that found the authority, which manages a network of ATV trails insouthern West Virginia, has been highly successful operating as a non-profit corporation.Just one problem: Under the 1995 law creating the authority, it actually is a […]

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Blast from the past: Record stores, vinyl thriving again
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

Blast from the past: Record stores, vinyl thriving again

Thanksgiving Sharing Material: CHARLESTON, W.Va — Once upon a time, music lovers shopped in local stores, where walls were lined with long-playing vinyl discs, wrapped in beautifully crafted cardboard sleeves that, more often than not, were works of art themselves. Placing that vinyl disc on a turntable was a magical experience. As it spun around at 33 1/3 revolutions per […]

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