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WVMA announces Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference and 100-year anniversary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Representatives from the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) announced this week they will be hosting the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) in conjunction with this year’s West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition.  One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, the MMDC will take place March 25 and 26 at the Charleston Civic Center, combining the former WVMA[Read More…]

A day for sweethearts and unclaimed property owners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Everyone knows what Valentine’s Day is about – love, romance, flowers and a lot of giddy sentiment. West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue urges those spending the day alone not to despair, particularly if you’re going solo; you’re due unclaimed property; and your name has something to do[Read More…]

Mercer County gets permanent health clinic for veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced this week that Mercer County’s mobile health clinic, which served as an extension of the Beckley VA Medical Center, will become a permanent VA clinic in Princeton to help the growing number of veterans in the area access primary care and telehealth services.[Read More…]

This Week In West Virginia History: Feb. 19-25

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Feb. 19, 1872: The Glenville Branch of the State Normal School was established by an act of the legislature. The first session of the[Read More…]

Governor, Legislature applauded for the Access to Opioid Antagonists Act.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Shatterproof, the first national organization committed to supporting research, advocacy and resources for those affected by the disease of addiction to alcohol or other drugs, has recognized Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia lawmakers for passing the Access to Opioid Antagonists Act.   The bill (Senate Bill 335) was requested by Gov. Tomblin[Read More…]

W.Va. Preservation Alliance welcomes Sibray, Ballman to board

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) has announced the appointments of Martha Ballman and David Sibray to itsboard of directors, according to its executive director, DanielleLaPresta.A statewide non-profit dedicated to encouraging preservation in theMountain State, the PAWV provides advice and technical assistance forgroups and individuals and may[Read More…]

Business, labor leaders differ on legislative session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Business and labor – following the lead of West Virginia Legislative leaders — disagreed Thursday at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mariott Town Center. The business and industry panel was added to the event’s agenda to give newspaper representatives insight into the legislative view[Read More…]

Lawmakers clash over changing state’s direction 

CHARLESTON, W.Va — State Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, told journalists on Thursday that Republicans want change because West Virginia has “been at the bottom of way too many lists too long.”  Cole, Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, House Speaker Tim Armstead and House Minority Leader Tim Miley spoke at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the Charleston Marriott.  “I[Read More…]

Coal industry recognized 54 firms for commitment to workplace safety

Catenary Coal Co. Samples Mine wins Barton B. Lay Milestones of Safety Award CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With mine safety as its focus, West Virginia’s coal industry recognized 54 mining and service companies for their commitment to exemplary safety performance in 2014 during recent 42nd Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium in[Read More…]

State mining operations honored for environmental stewardship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Xinergy Ltd.’s South Fork Coal Company Clearco Preparation Plant in Greenbrier County claimed the state’s top award for environmental stewardship – the Greenlands Award – at the West Virginia Coal Association’s 42st Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium held January 28th-30th in Charleston. Also during the symposium, 12 other operations were recognized for their commitment to the environment as being[Read More…]

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