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W.Va. agency blasts Freedom liquidation plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia regulators on Monday harshly criticized a new liquidation plan submitted by Freedom Industries, saying the proposal wrongly seeks to funnel more than $2.5 million to bankruptcy lawyers and other professionals instead of spending it to adequately clean up the site of the January 2014 chemical leak. In filing a formal […]

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A 28 percent hike in water rates hard to justify

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When West Virginia American Water announced that it was seeking a 28 percent increase in the rates it charges customers, many people’s first thoughts were that the utility must be attempting to recover costs stemming from the January 2014 chemical leak that disrupted water service to about […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, May 5

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. PORTRAITS OF TEXAS GUNMEN EMERGE One of the suspects had been on the […]

Elkins college president leaving to lead consortium
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Elkins college president leaving to lead consortium

ELKINS, W.Va. — Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr., president of Davis & Elkins College for the past two years, has been named president of the Appalachian College Association (ACA), a nonprofit consortium of 35 private four-year colleges and universities. He will complete his fourth year at D&E as provost, chancellor and currently as president before […]

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Screen to stay dark at Calhoun County landmark

MT. ZION, W.Va. — Movies won’t be shown this summer at one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in West Virginia, although its snack bar will be open. Bonnie Sands, manager of the Mt. Zion Drive In, announced Friday the theater will not open for the 2015 season. Her family bought the theater in 1979 […]

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Cold winter helps boost AEP profits in first quarter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A cold winter aided American Electric Power Co., increasing earnings in the first quarter of 2015. The company earned $629 million during the quarter, up from $560 million the year before.  In an earnings report released last week, Nick Akins, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, said the utility’s strong first-quarter earnings […]

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W.Va. lawmakers get history lesson on tax reform

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several legislators spent Monday listening to an analysis of the state’s tax structure, history and the most recent studies on tax reform. Secretary of Revenue Bob Kiss told the 14-member committee studying the state’s tax system that it “has the opportunity for tremendous good,” but warned them that they should keep the […]

Rail-Trail Sojourn injects $38,000 in Morgantown-area businesses
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Rail-Trail Sojourn injects $38,000 in Morgantown-area businesses

Organizers say event demonstrates economic potential of completing trail systems MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A tour of rail-trails in and around Morgantown last weekend attracted about 100 riders and support staff from 12 states. Participants left more than just tire tracks according to the event organizers, who report that event spending during the three days totaled more than $38,000 […]

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Why is Ohio snatching W.Va. cracker plant hopes?

FLY, Ohio — The buzz at the local tire/convenience store here is about the $1.3 billion baby cracker plant possibly headed for construction in nearby Clarington, a project once envisioned for West Virginia. “Your loss,” said Ed Hill, sipping a diet Dr Pepper. “We need those jobs just as bad as West Virginia does.” Last […]

Hinton store caters to outdoor enthusiasts
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Hinton store caters to outdoor enthusiasts

HINTON, W.Va. — In the town where three rivers meet, there is a little shop that prides itself on being strong and playful. The Otter and Oak is a general store and art gallery located off Second Avenue.  “The original owner said she wanted strong brands and the more she thought of strong brands, the […]