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Justice meets local Democrats, business owners

By BRETT DUNLAP Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Jim Justice believes he can do a lot to help the state of West Virginia. The Democratic candidate for Governor was in Parkersburg Thursday meeting with residents and business owners and speaking at the monthly meeting of the Wood County Democratic[Read More…]

Editorial: Openness in federal court

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Gazette Editorial Page, Oct. 9, 2015: The trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship got off to a rocky start, at least from the standpoint of openness and public access. Early on, U.S. District Judge Irene Berger issued a broad gag order that prohibited just about[Read More…]

Blankenship: Defense resumes fight over phone recordings

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The jury in the Don Blankenship criminal trial was sent home early Thursday after defense lawyers resumed their efforts to prevent jurors from ever hearing recordings of telephone conversations in which the former Massey Energy CEO dismisses the problem of black lung[Read More…]

Witness: Blankenship put production over safety

By Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Production came first. Safety came second,” a former Upper Big Branch coal miner testified Thursday during Day 6 of the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Bobbie Dawn Pauley cited multiple safety hazards she witnessed firsthand underground, including the[Read More…]

Broken rail cited as cause of Mt. Carbon derailment

Daniel Tyson The Register-Herald MONTGOMERY, W.Va.— February’s derailment of a CSX oil tankers at Mt. Carbon was caused by broken rail, according to a report just released by the Federal Railroad Administration. Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg released the accident report Friday morning, accompanied by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Feinberg said[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Oct. 9

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHO UNEXPECTEDLY WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia[Read More…]

WVPA seeking judges for N.C Press Association Contest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is asking editors, ad directors and staffers at its member newspapers to help the North Carolina Press Association in judging its editorial and newspaper contest. “This isn’t our next exchange state but several associations are hoping to work together to help judge press association contests[Read More…]

Charles Ryan Associates announces new ownership

Lavenski, Foster Durham now own firm CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Managing partners Susan Lavenski and Caryn Foster Durham announced Friday that they have become the new owners of Charles Ryan Associates (CRA), the state’s oldest and largest strategic communications firm.   Lavenski and Foster Durham, who have been with the firm for 17[Read More…]

Progenesis Technologies gets National Institute of Health Innovation Research Grant 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded Progenesis Technologies, LLC, a Huntington, WV-based biotech firm with ties to Marshall University, a grant under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for approximately $144,000, company officials announced today (October 5, 2015). This is the first NIH Phase I award for[Read More…]

Eagle Manufacturing honored with Manufacturers’ ‘Sandy Trowbridge Award’ for leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eagle Manufacturing Company of Wellsburg has earned national recognition from the National Association of Manufacturers for “exemplary leadership in serving its community or state and as a leading example of the nation’s manufacturers and businesses.” In presenting the Sandy Trowbridge Award to Eagle Manufacturing on Friday, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President[Read More…]

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