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Keystone pipeline would curtail oil derailments

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Flames shot in the air and black smoke billowed from the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va., last week when a CSX train carrying crude oil from the Bakken field in North Dakota derailed, sending three rail cars into the[Read More…]

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Huntington residents mark Israel’s independence

  HUNTINGTON — “There’s so much to celebrate about Israel,” Rabbi Jean Eglinton said as she sat in the shade at Pullman Square during the fourth annual statewide West Virginia Israel Independence Day Celebration.   The event commemorates the rebirth of ancient Israel as a modern independent nation in 1948,[Read More…]

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Americans Need To ‘Make Stuff’

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Wheeling, W.Va. — In March, the highest unemployment rates in West Virginia and Ohio were, respectively, Wetzel County at 12.7 percent and Monroe County at 12.5 percent. Why? In a word: Ormet. Both counties had fairly high[Read More…]

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Vets groups to halt donations over smoking ban

CHESTER, W.Va. — On March 6, just two days after the Hancock County health board gave a second reading to its proposed smoking ban, John Ash, senior vice commander of Chester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450, wrote a letter to county commissioners expressing concern about the effect such a[Read More…]

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