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Employment Opportunity: Wheeling newspapers looking for sports reporter

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, award-winning dailies in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, are seeking an up-and-coming sports reporter. “We focus on local high school sports played in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, one of the largest conferences in the nation. The ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers also call our[Read More…]

Life begins on the expressway

  Weirton couple’s first baby born in their car on U.S. 22 By Shae Dalrymple Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. —  After working a double closing shift at Olive Garden in Robinson Township, 24-year-old Drew Purks had been looking forward to getting some much-needed sleep Jan. 16. Just a few[Read More…]

Freedom Industries ordered to dismantle, remove tanks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, Jan. 25, ordered Freedom Industries to begin, by March 15, 2014, the process of dismantling, removing and properly disposing of all of its above ground storage tanks, as well as associated piping and machinery, at its Etowah River Terminal in Charleston. Gov.[Read More…]

WVPA Sharing: Tom Miller Legislative Column for Jan. 26 posted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, on Jan. 21, announced his proposed legislation to give state government more clout in inspecting facilities like the one responsible for the recent chemical leak that left some 300,000 people in Kanawha County and the surrounding region without safe drinking water.          The legislation, titled the “West Virginia Source[Read More…]

McDowell delegate makes personal case for medical marijuana

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the legalization of recreational marijuana in other states amounting to millions in tax revenues, West Virginia’s bill that proposes to make the plant legal for medical use is modest by comparison. But Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, has some personal reasons for supporting[Read More…]

Mineral County town will keep fluoride in water

By Richard Kerns Mineral Daily News-Tribune KEYSER, W.Va. – In response to overwhelming public opposition to ending fluoridation, the city of Keyser will continue adding fluoride to its municipal water supply. “We are going to consider that item off the table,” Mayor Randy Amtower said at Wednesday night’s City Council[Read More…]

Technology on display at Charleston auto show

By Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Voice activation, built-in Wi-Fi, high-definition displays, motion sensors and 360-degree cameras. No, these aren’t the features of the latest gadget from Apple, but what you’ll find in new vehicles on display at the 2014 West Virginia International Auto Show. From the[Read More…]

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