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Trump to speak at Shale Insight conference

WVONGA, MSC, OOGA partnering on regional oil & gas conference CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be a keynote speaker at the sixth annual Shale Insight Conference — set for Sept. 21-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The conference — a joint-hosting partnership of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, Marcellus[Read More…]

W.Va. Trucking Association annual conference set for Sept. 22-23

WVTA celebrating accomplishments, educating members at Stonewall Resort CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Trucking Association will hold its annual convention and trade show on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 22-23) at Stonewall Resort near Weston, West Virginia to celebrate industry accomplishments and to engage members in networking, education and policy issues.  Pat Thomas,[Read More…]

Oil and natural gas: The rise of West Virginia

WVONGA celebrates 100th anniversary with book, social media campaign to gather residents’ stories   By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association          CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The history of the oil and natural gas industry worldwide is closely linked to the industry’s birth, growth and expansion in West Virginia. …[Read More…]

Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six more West Virginia municipalities have been granted home rule authority. At its meeting this week in Charleston, the Municipal Home Rule Board reviewed and approved applications for Beckley, Grafton, Princeton and St. Albans as submitted, while applications from Moundsville and Oak Hill were approved with amendments. In[Read More…]

Flag: Silent sentinels of history?

RANSON, W.Va. — Flags can evoke strong emotions. Consider the recent controversy over flying the Confederate flag in South Carolina. Although they are used as symbols of governments and organizations, flags viewed differently by certain professionals. Instead, some view flags as sentinels of history that should be preserved. Cathy Heffner, president of Textile Preservation Associates Inc. in Ranson,[Read More…]

Cultural trends, changes in law may result in more advertising of alcoholic beverages

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians may see more advertising of alcoholic beverages this year because of cultural trends and changes in state law.          In recent years beer and wine have become routinely available at many fairs, festivals and other special events. Some event names reflect this, such as:       [Read More…]

Alcohol Beverage Control Administration there to assist with alcohol marketing questions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gary “Gig” Robinson, spokesman for the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA), is hesitant to offer an opinion on hypothetical examples of advertising language the agency will or will not permit. He recommends that proposed advertisements be submitted to the agency before they are published in order to be assured of the ABCA’s approval.  [Read More…]

Harless Center at Central Place is a new take on housing

Complex offers free weekly meals, speaker series, small groups, game nights, service projects to keep residents involved with each other and the community By Craig Poole, Kaitlyn Redcay and Sydney Williams MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The soon to be open Central Place is “more of a place to belong instead of[Read More…]