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Chesapeake to pay $9.7 million fine

  By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Facing charges of violating the federal Clean Water Act at 27 separate locations in West Virginia – including eight in Wetzel County and six in Marshall County – Chesapeake Appalachia will settle with $9.7 million worth of fines[Read More…]

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Some W.Va. kids facing a hungry holiday

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Local charitable organizations and volunteers have worked many hours to help feed the needy this holiday season. Their efforts are to be commended, and they know from firsthand experience that we definitely have people in our community who are without food. This[Read More…]

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W.Va. is shortsighted to shortchange public health

An editorial from the Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A report released Tuesday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation lowered the boom on West Virginia’s approach toward handling infectious diseases. We weren’t alone this time in scoring poorly  — 10 other states were right there[Read More…]

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Snowy owl makes rare W.Va. visit

  By John McCoy Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has been visited by a rock star. Well, not really, but based upon the recent flurry of attention centered on one solitary snowy owl, one might think so. The big white bird, native to the Earth’s arctic regions, showed[Read More…]

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Martinsburg chocolatier braced for price hike

By Erika Elaine Wells The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A local chocolatier is optimistic despite news of a chocolate shortage. Brenda Casabona, who co-owns DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates with her husband, Charlie, in Martinsburg, said there has been strong demand for chocolate in the last few years due to supply and[Read More…]

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National Silver Alert Act could save lives

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — It’s hard to watch our loved ones age. It’s heartbreaking to watch their mind leave them as they become a shell of the person they once were. We see the face we have known for many, many years, the hands that[Read More…]

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Don’t delay action on state’s budget

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — Unless tax collections pick up, there will be no “happy New Year” in Charleston. Instead, there will be notices going out to state agencies that they must cut spending for the remainder of the fiscal year, ending June 30. Once[Read More…]

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Clay County’s Ordinary Evelyn featured in People Magazine

  From the Clay County Free Press: CLAY, W.Va. — Clay County’s own Ordinary Evelyn McGlothlin is featured in the Entertaining Special holiday issue of People Magazine. Nominated by Tamarack, Evelyn’s homemade apple butter is the showcased West Virginia food gift to give this holiday season. The article can be[Read More…]

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