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W.Va. coal production down significantly

By Jeremiah Shelor The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — In January, Murray Energy temporarily idled the Harrison County Mine for two days due to what the company called a “lack of adequate stockpile capacity.” According to experts, this apparent drop in demand for the mine’s coal is likely symptomatic of[Read More…]

Ohio Valley in path of drug-fueled storm

  Prescription pills and heroin have become common recently By Fred Connors Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Just as the Ohio Valley is emerging from a stretch of bitterly cold weather, it finds itself in the eye of another storm that is sweeping across the country – prescription pills[Read More…]

French Creek Freddie makes his prediction

Prognosticator fails to see shadow, believes spring is on its way By Chad Clem The Inter-Mountain FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – Dozens of groundhog enthusiasts ventured out to Upshur County’s West Virginia Wildlife Center Sunday to see what the area’s favorite furry prognosticator had to say about a change in seasons.[Read More…]

More testing finds no MCHM at 5 W.Va. schools

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The coal-cleaning chemical Crude MCHM can no longer be detected in water samples taken at five of the six schools that had shown evidence of the chemical last week. After the chemical was detected at the six schools, three weeks after the[Read More…]

OSHA probes Harrison County cell towers collapse

  By Ashlie Walter and John Miller The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating the collapse of two cell phone towers that killed three men Saturday morning near Summit Park. Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Michael Garrett and[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO’S BUILT FOR MORE TITLE RUNS The Super[Read More…]

Employment Opportunity: Charleston Newspapers hiring community news specialist

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Newspapers’ Metro Department has an immediate opening for a photographer/reporter/page designer. Based in the West Virginia’s capitol, Charleston Newspapers operates The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail. The immediate need is for a full-time staff person with a passion for community journalism. The Metro Department produces weekly zoned editions and[Read More…]

Concern arises over fate of W.Va. chemical spill bill

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate leaders are concerned the House of Delegates might delay or split apart the bill crafted in response to the recent Elk River chemical spill. The bill, which calls for increased scrutiny of aboveground chemical storage facilities, passed a unanimous[Read More…]

Frozen river keeps couple on Blennerhassett Island

By Brett Dunlap Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG – It has been much more than a simple three-hour tour for the assistant superintendent on Blennerhassett Island as he and his wife have been stuck on Blennerhassett Island since last Friday. Assistant Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Superintendent Miles Evenson, his[Read More…]

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