Archive for December, 2019

By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginia’s choice, jobs or discrimination

By Rob Byers The Charleston Gazette-Mail Delegate Michel Moffatt got red in the face, his voice rose and he stabbed the air with his pen. A minute before, he had been calmly explaining to our group of Gazette-Mail editors why he thought the failed “religious freedom” bill that dominated so much of the Legislature’s time […]

By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Princeton troopers revive woman with Narcan

PRINCETON, W.Va. — A Mercer County overdose victim was saved Thursday night after troopers with the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment administered life-saving medicine to counteract the effects of ingested drugs. Trooper P.M. Hephner and Senior Trooper B.R. Wood encountered the victim, a 29-year-old Princeton woman, when responding to a domestic call around 9 […]

Kanawha K-9 and partner are WV Team of Year
By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Kanawha K-9 and partner are WV Team of Year

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Fayette firm lands first state loan to rafting company
By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Fayette firm lands first state loan to rafting company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority accepted its first loan application from a whitewater rafting company since state lawmakers allowed the agency to approve public-assisted financing for the tourism-related businesses earlier this year. On Thursday, the WVEDA, which helps finance select businesses in the state, preliminarily approved a $3.4 million low-interest loan for […]

Two Charleston hotels sold on courthouse steps
By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Two Charleston hotels sold on courthouse steps

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A few months ago, the Charleston Capitol Hotel was preparing for a $3 million renovation project. On Thursday, that hotel and the Best Western Plaza Hotel beside it were sold at a trustees sale on the Kanawha County courthouse steps because the former owners defaulted on their loan. The hotels’ lender, the State […]

By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Drug treatment programs at regional jails needed

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Earlier this month, the Division of Corrections and Regional Jail Authority teamed up to launch the state’s first inpatient drug treatment program at a regional jail. The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment unit at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County has 28 beds. Combined with other RSATs […]

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By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Houston-based driller sells WV wells for $80 million

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Gastar Exploration has sold its wells in West Virginia for $80 million to help fund efforts to drill in Oklahoma. The Houston, Texas-based driller had operated numerous wells in Marshall and Wetzel counties, with significant operations in the area atop the hill in the vicinity of the Axiall Corp. and Bayer Corp. […]

By April 22, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, April 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO SHREDDED GUITARS LIKE HENDRIX, COULD SING LIKE JAMES BROWN, GROOVED LIKE SLY STONE? The one and only […]

WV native returns to expand aviation service firm
By April 22, 2016 Read More →

WV native returns to expand aviation service firm

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Upshur County Regional Airport welcomed its newest partner Thursday morning. AirTech LLC, headquartered in Cincinnati, offers service and support for general aviation aircraft and business jet aircraft. “AirTech is excited to be here,” said Dan Acton, government relations representative for AirTech LLC. “It’s a great opportunity for the company and the area.” […]

By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Strange WV process leaves some votes moot

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Are you a Trump supporter? Excited about the possibility that he could visit our area? Don’t hold your breath. We wonder what advantage the Donald would get by visiting the Eastern Panhandle as part of his presidential campaign. While such a visit might help demonstrate the Republican frontrunner’s […]

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