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Ice a top reason for fire safety

Increase in blazes across region may be direct result of lengthy cold snap An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — They are two words that you would think cancel each other out. But actually one seems to fuel the other with disastrous and often tragic results. We refer[Read More…]

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W.Va. should listen to chemical experts

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following Freedom Industries’ leak of 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River and the water supply of 300,000 people, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department shut down every restaurant in town. The department has that authority. However, had the county[Read More…]

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WVU sports official Mike Parsons’ payout detailed

By Ed Owens The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Deputy Director of Athletics Mike Parsons and WVU reached an agreement to end Parsons’ more than 34-year career at the university last week. On Monday, Feb. 3, obtained a copy of Parsons’ settlement agreement through a Freedom of Information Act[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Feb. 4

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AUTHORITIES TESTING PACKETS OF HEROIN FOUND IN HOFFMAN[Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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