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W.Va. authority blocks sale of Williamson hospital

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCA) has denied the purchase of Williamson Memorial Hospital (WMH) by Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH). That decision was released on Friday. “We are disappointed with the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s decision, and are currently exploring options for any further action in the matter,” said Tim […]

Martinsburg to join ranks of cities with sales tax
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Martinsburg to join ranks of cities with sales tax

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Kin Sayre, attorney for the City of Martinsburg, doubts if most people are willing to drive outside the city to save 1 cent on $1 after the city starts assessing a 1 percent sales tax on July 1. “The facts and figures don’t support that,” Sayre said. “It’s like the gas tax. […]

Some W.Va. utilities out from under PSC’s thumb
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Some W.Va. utilities out from under PSC’s thumb

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia will have much less oversight of large municipal waterworks such as Wheeling’s under legislation approved by lawmakers during this year’s session. Deregulation will cut much of the red tape for cities planning major water and wastewater construction projects, but opponents say the changes remove needed […]

Locally grown food movement expands
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Locally grown food movement expands

           PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Locally grown food, always popular in the Mountain State, is becoming even more so.        “The local food movement is really taking off in West Virginia. We are one of the top states for caring about local food and local food sourcing,” said Elizabeth Spellman, executive director of the West Virginia Food and Farm […]

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Protecting babies from drug abuse

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register|             WHEELING, W.Va. — As many as one-third of pregnant women in the Ohio Valley may be using drugs – some of them illegal – that could harm their unborn children. That estimate came from Dr. Judith Romano of Wheeling Hospital, during a roundtable discussion […]

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Huntington cleanup draws residents of all ages
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Huntington cleanup draws residents of all ages

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A few years ago, Jana Stoner of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church gave Monty Fulton of First Presbyterian Church a call. She and a group from her congregation had been to Joplin, Mississippi, to clean up the aftermath of the devastating 2011 tornado, and came upon a nondenominational group of organized volunteers there, […]

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Morgantown cuts FOIA fees in wake of law change

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In order to keep the city in line with recently adopted legislation, Morgantown will no longer include the cost of researching and compiling documents for FOIA, or Freedom of Information Act, requests as a part of the city’s schedule of fees. “Due to the state making changes in the FOIA codes, we […]

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W.Va. officials see no easy fix for battered roads

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Roads across West Virginia are in need of repair, but with the state Division of Highways working with limited resources, there doesn’t appear to be an easy fix. Carrie Bly, a spokeswoman for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, said the funding mechanism for the DOH isn’t keeping up with the increasing […]

Yeager Airport landslide a slow-motion disaster
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Yeager Airport landslide a slow-motion disaster

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The man-made slope at Yeager Airport that collapsed in a massive landslide seven weeks ago, destroying a church and two homes and ultimately damaging 10 others, had slippage problems going back at least five years. Those problems accelerated during the past 20 months, as airport officials and contracted engineers monitored the increasingly […]

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UC graduates first class of physician assistants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After years of classroom studies and clinical work in area hospitals, the University of Charleston Physician Assistant program graduated its first cohort of students on Sunday. The 28 students also received academic cloaks last week during a hooding ceremony preceding Sunday’s formal graduation ceremony on campus. Because of competitive pay — usually […]