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By October 11, 2017 Read More →

VA spokesman: Data skewing limited to one hospital

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The intentional skewing of patient data at the Veterans Administration hospital in Harrison County only affected that facility, a spokesman said Tuesday. Clinics in Wood County and elsewhere in the state were unaffected, said Wesley Walls, public affairs officer for the Louis A. Johnson […]

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By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Counsel: Clarksburg VA manipulated patient data

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Patient data was intentionally manipulated at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg to artificially reduce reported wait times and the volume of patient visits, the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel said in a press release. A VA investigative report said […]

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By October 9, 2017 Read More →

Feds order WV to pay back $4.7M misspent on broadband project

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal agency is demanding the state of West Virginia return $4.7 million in misspent funds paid to Frontier Communications as part of a much-criticized project designed to expand high-speed internet across the state. The U.S. Commerce Department’s payment demand follows an inspector general’s report that found […]

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By October 2, 2017 Read More →

Body scanners to be installed in jail system

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The Western Regional Jail in Barboursville will be the first to receive a body scanner before a statewide implementation, which is part of a continuing effort to combat contraband entering jail facilities. Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, said […]

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By September 29, 2017 Read More →

Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Samples taken along Arbuckle Creek in Minden show elevated levels of PCB contamination, a report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows. Minden is home to what was once the Shaffer Equipment Company, which EPA agents declared a Superfund site in need of clean-up in 1992 […]

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By September 28, 2017 Read More →

$73 million fuel plant proposed in Sam Black area

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va.  — Amid the optimism created by the prospect of a $73 million synthetic fuel facility being constructed in the Sam Black area, Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna found himself allaying a few fears about the project. Lewisburg resident Robin Spence broached the subject of the proposed plant […]

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By September 28, 2017 Read More →

Email suggests offer to trade legislation for WV road bond support

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An internal email from the West Virginia Municipal League appears to detail a trade between the association and Gov. Jim Justice – the municipalities’ support for the road bond referendum in exchange for legislation. The Sept. 8 email, from Debbie Price, a WVML worker, went to board […]

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By September 27, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia to get $6.2M for opioid fight

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia has been awarded $6.2 million in federal funds for its fight against the opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The funds –awarded by the The Department of Justice — will go to programs authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Additional funding is to be […]

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By September 26, 2017 Read More →

Congressional opioid investigation targets drug wholesaler Miami-Luken

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A congressional committee investigating West Virginia’s opioid epidemic has directed prescription drug distributor Miami-Luken to turn over documents amid allegations that the firm shipped massive amounts of powerful painkillers to the state’s southern counties and failed to report “suspicious” orders from local pharmacies. On Monday, the U.S. […]

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MVB applies to be listed on Nasdaq; move will help expand investor base
By September 25, 2017 Read More →

MVB applies to be listed on Nasdaq; move will help expand investor base

By JOHN G. MILLER NCWV Media FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — MVB Financial Corp., the holding company of MVB Bank, has filed an application to list its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market, bank officials said Wednesday. The application was filed following Tuesday’s board meeting, MVB CEO and President Larry Mazza said. If MVB is approved, […]

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