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Ohio town may see cracker decision by end of 2016
By April 23, 2015 Read More →

Ohio town may see cracker decision by end of 2016

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Instead of seeing local ethane flow to Gulf Coast petrochemical plants, Belmont County officials hope a pair of Asian firms will use the liquid to employ thousands of construction workers and hundreds of permanent employees via a $5 billion cracker complex. On Wednesday, Belmont County commissioners and Ohio Gov. John Kasich […]

Company re-evaluating Wood County cracker plant
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Company re-evaluating Wood County cracker plant

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A statement from a company studying an ethane cracker plant in Wood County is again fueling speculation the multi-billion-dollar complex won’t be built. But that’s not the conclusion coming from the office of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who with Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, on Tuesday met with representatives of Braskem and Odebrecht […]

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Beckley VA allegedly substituted meds to cut costs

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The U.S. Office of Special Counsel on Wednesday charged that the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center put patients at medical risk and violated VA policy by substituting prescribed antipsychotic medications with older drugs in order to cut costs.  OSC, an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency, shared the findings Wednesday with the […]

Rahall appointed to World Affairs Council
By April 23, 2015 Read More →

Rahall appointed to World Affairs Council

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former Congressman Nick Rahall of Beckley has been appointed to the board of directors of one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organizations.  The World Affairs Council of America is “dedicated to educating and engaging the public on global issues,” according to its website. The council provides 500,000 people a year […]

Smoking ban has casino planning outdoor gambling
By April 23, 2015 Read More →

Smoking ban has casino planning outdoor gambling

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Hoping to mitigate the impact of a countywide smoking ban, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort plans to build an elaborate smoking patio that it says will “meet the intent” of the new regulation. Joseph L. Billhimer, chief operating officer of Mountaineer parent company Eldorado Gaming Inc., unveiled the plans to the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, April 23

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 23, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. EU URGED TO TAKE ACTION ON MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANTS The leaders will examine a […]

Jim Justice says he might run for governor
By April 22, 2015 Read More →

Jim Justice says he might run for governor

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Resort owner, coal mine owner, basketball coach — Jim Justice wears many hats. Lately, he’s been deciding whether or not to throw one of them into the ring to run for governor.  Justice said Tuesday he’s “very seriously considering” filing for the Democrat Party’s nomination to replace Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who […]

Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2014 safety award winners
By April 22, 2015 Read More →

Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2014 safety award winners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) has announced the association’s 2014 Safety Excellence Award winners.  These award winners were recognized during the March 25 CAWV State Meeting held in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition in Charleston. The association annually recognizes contractor and associate members who have exhibited […]

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Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2015 Scholarship Winners
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Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

, W.Va. — The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $16,000 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering. Recipients were selected on the basis of their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and interest in a construction industry career. Eligible schools include West Virginia […]

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By April 22, 2015 Read More →

Feds reviewing 2013 Martinsburg police shooting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia and the Criminal Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are reviewing the case of the fatal shooting of Wayne A. Jones by five Martinsburg Police Department officers two years ago. “We are reviewing the evidence […]