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Wood County airport braces for United cutback in Cleveland

By Jolene Craig Parkersburg News and Sentinel WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. – The impact of the loss of the Cleveland airport as a hub for United Airlines continues to baffle the manager of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. “We are still flying to Cleveland now, but I have no idea where we[Read More…]

Jefferson County addresses lack of natural gas service

By Mary Stortstrom The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The Jefferson County Commission voted to support the funding of a demand study that will be conducted to determine the economic feasibility of bringing natural gas into Jefferson County during its Feb. 6 meeting. John Reisenweber, executive director of the Jefferson[Read More…]

W.Va. water bills with flushing credits in the mail

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of West Virginia American Water affected by the Elk River chemical leak should expect to see a credit on their next water bill, but it won’t be for a huge amount, and there probably isn’t any other financial help coming behind[Read More…]

Legislative leaders agree: Water has become a top issue this session

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders of the state legislature agree, as House Minority Leader Tim Armstead put it: “The water issue obviously has become one of the central — if not the central — issues of this session.”  Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, R-Putnam; House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison; and Armstead,[Read More…]

Storm blankets Eastern Panhandle in ice

By Samantha Cronk The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A thick sheen of ice coated the Eastern Panhandle on Wednesday morning after a winter storm produced an average of three-tenths of an inch of ice, creating slippery road conditions and leaving thousands without power. Wednesday morning’s storm was one in a[Read More…]

Heavy rains and rockslides close W.Va. roads

  By Rusty Marks Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some areas were flooded, schools closed and roads blocked by high water and rockslides today. The southbound lanes of Interstate 79 just north of Charleston were briefly closed by a boulder that fell around 11 a.m. Flooding, or the threat of[Read More…]

Rockefeller tells colleagues W.Va. regulation has ‘always been soft’

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senators from across the country said it’s time to revise federal chemical safety standards in light of the Elk River chemical spill. The scope of those revisions remained under debate at a congressional hearing Tuesday in Washington that saw testimony from[Read More…]

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