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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, May 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OVER 430 MIGRANTS RESCUED BY FISHERMAN ARE TAKEN TO INDONESIA AFTER MONTHS AT […]

By May 19, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. tax reform panel eyes other states

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Joint Committee on Tax Reform spent a second day hearing about the state’s tax structure. This time, the topic was how the state compares to the rest of the country, and what other states have done about tax reform. Experts from the Tax Foundation, the Council on State Taxation, the National […]

By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Serving as police officer no easy job

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The police memorial service held last week in Fayetteville was a reminder of the sacrifices our law enforcement officers can and do make for our communities. The event, held in conjunction with National Peace Officer Day, was a tribute to the men and women who put on a […]

Posted in: Opinion
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Study says Eastern Panhandle gas pipeline feasible

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The bottom line is that it is feasible to construct a large-scale natural gas pipeline to serve Berkeley and Jefferson counties, according to Mike Hines, the director of business development for Thrasher Engineering Inc. “This area is poised to grow over the next 20 years, increasing demand for natural gas,” he told […]

Ohio hit harder than W.Va. by drilling decline
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Ohio hit harder than W.Va. by drilling decline

WHEELING, W.Va. — Corky DeMarco and Shawn Bennett hope oil and natural gas prices will increase so companies will ramp up their Marcellus and Utica shale drilling operations once again. There are 15 fewer rigs working in Ohio – and 973 fewer throughout the United States – than at this time last year, according to […]

Huntington area strategies shift toward recovery
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Huntington area strategies shift toward recovery

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It was over three years ago when Matt Boggs was ready. He wanted to get clean. Start over. At that time in 2012, The Healing Place of Huntington (now called Recovery Point of Huntington) had 35 beds. “I called every day for two weeks to get into the facility, so when I […]

Pirates’ new Morgantown affiliate unveils uniforms
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Pirates’ new Morgantown affiliate unveils uniforms

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Black Bears, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate that will play minor league baseball in Morgantown, unveiled team uniforms Monday, May 18. Matthew Drayer, the team’s general manager, hosted a press conference at the Monongalia County Ballpark to show off the uniforms. The Black Bears will don black (coal), blue (sky) […]

By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Say no way to year-round sports practices

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Last year when the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, at the request of its member school principals, asked the state Board of Education to allow year-round athletic team practices, the board tabled the decision and asked for more study of the issue. Now that the WVSSAC […]

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Water line leak causes sinkhole in Charleston
By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Water line leak causes sinkhole in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials for West Virginia American Water weren’t sure Monday how long the intersection at Florida Street and Third Avenue would be closed, after a sinkhole opened at the intersection on Charleston’s West Side. Water company spokeswoman Laura Jordan said a large sinkhole opened up at the intersection about 10 a.m. Monday. She said […]

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Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan
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Tomblin trade mission picks up steam in Japan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than halfway through his Japanese trade mission, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has met with senior Toyota Corp. executives, hosted receptions in two cities and met privately with Japanese companies to promote continued investment in the state. The governor and about 15 state and local economic development officials are entering the second […]