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Town of Pine Grove, MarkWest Energy dealing with oil spill, drinking water issue

Water usage ban lifted PINE GROVE, W.Va. – While MarkWest Energy Partners continues to deliver water to the town, Pine Grove Tuesday evening reported the water usage ban for residents has been lifted following a oil spill into the North Fork of Fishing Creek in Wetzel County. Water Works’ manager Tim Flint, Pine Grove Mayor[Read More…]

State Senate Report: Feb. 15-20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s access to broadband Internet got a boost on Thursday after the Senate voted 29-5 to approve Senate Bill 315, which provides for the creation of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure network that would operate as a middle mile. The network would be owned and operated[Read More…]

House Speaker Armstead sizes up session, bills

By George Hohmann For West Virginia Press Association         CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the state legislative session enters its final weeks, House Speaker Tim Armstead said he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, proud that lawmakers have tackled some significant issues, and confident solutions will be found to the state’s budget deficit. [Read More…]

WV House of Delegates Report: Feb. 15-20

Editor’s note – This information released by the West Virginia House of Delegates Feb. 20, 2016, and is provided for your consideration:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Floor action in the House of Delegates picked up significantly this week, with members passing 36 bill, bringing the total number of bills passed by the chamber[Read More…]

University of Charleston sets ‘Speaker Series’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The University of Charleston has announced the continuation of its ‘Speaker Series,’ with three speakers coming to campus this spring.  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 What Does the Future of Terrorism Look Like? Professor R. Nicholas Burns Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations[Read More…]

WVMA Announces 2016 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) will host the second annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition. One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, it combines the former WVMA[Read More…]

Media Alert: Senates Manchin, Markey opposing FDA nominee

Senates Manchin, Markey set press conference, along with law enforcement, medical and public health leaders in call for reforms at FDA to address opioid crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) will hold a press conference on Monday, February 22 to discuss their opposition to the[Read More…]

Ad-Libs Advertising Column: Less talk can lead to more sales

By John Foust RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy was telling me about his dealings with media sales people. “Since I run a local business, I hear from a lot of people,” he said. “One particular meeting really stands out, because he talked himself out of a sale. As soon as he said ‘hello,’[Read More…]

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