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Gov. Justice talks economic opportunities with W.Va. cities and towns

By Steven Allen Adams Special to The Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice told mayors, city managers and council members from around the state Thursday that despite some good economic signs for the state, there was still much to be done. Justice addressed attendees of the West Virginia Municipal League’s 50th annual conference at […]

Mister Bee Potato Chips plans new warehouse as business grows in W.Va.
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Mister Bee Potato Chips plans new warehouse as business grows in W.Va.

By Evan Bevins, Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Mister Bee Potato Chips plans to construct a half-million-dollar warehouse next to its location on West Virginia Avenue in Parkersburg. Mary Anne Ketelsen, owner of West Virginia Potato Chip Co., discussed the project and other recent improvements to the facility when state Secretary of Commerce […]

W.Va. leaders tout a bright future at IOGA summer meeting
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W.Va. leaders tout a bright future at IOGA summer meeting

Press Release: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — “Opportunity” was the key message at this week’s Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) Summer Meeting, which featured a notable roster of speakers who described a bright future for the Mountain State. “I think we’re all leaving here with optimism around the continued prospects for […]

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High flying at the W.Va. State Fair

By Michelle James, The Register-Herald FAIRLEA — Much like the Ferris wheel or roller coaster, Jungle Island’s 80-foot ladder is visible from one end of the grounds of the State Fair of West Virginia to the next. And when a man clad in a leopard-print bathing suit bottom stands perched at the top, it tends […]

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Both sides claim victory after W.Va. judge tosses Rockwool lawsuit

By Kate Mishkin, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Jefferson County judge threw out a lawsuit Friday over Rockwool, the controversial manufacturing plant being built in the county, with both sides declaring victory. The lawsuit, filed in November, had said the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement was unconstitutional and that Rockwool should pay the same ad valorem […]

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Guy Simmons named W.Va. Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year
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Guy Simmons named W.Va. Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year

Guy Simmons Named Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Adopt-A-Highway program and Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), in conjunction with the state Department of Highways, named St. Clara resident Guy Simmons as its 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year Saturday at its Volunteer Appreciation Day event […]

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W.Va. Gov. Justice establishing state Complete Count Committee in preparation for 2020 US Census

Press Release from the Governor’s Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice this week announced that, as part of ongoing preparations for the upcoming 2020 US Census, plans to establish a Complete Count Committee are being finalized. Complete Count Committees (CCC) are volunteer committees – established by state or local government officials, other community leaders, […]

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New Media Investment Group to acquire Gannett

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New Media Investment Group Inc. and Gannett Co., Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which New Media will acquire Gannett for a combination of cash and stock. EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed three West Virginia newspapers as impacted by the agreement. The listed newspapers […]

Plans moving forward for ethane storage in Monroe County, Ohio
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Plans moving forward for ethane storage in Monroe County, Ohio

ROBERT A. DEFRANK, For The Intelligencer WOODSFIELD, Ohio — The plan to store natural gas liquids in underground salt caverns along the Ohio River, about 12 miles south of a proposed ethane cracker plant in the Dilles Bottom area of Shadyside, may soon become a reality. David Hooker, president of Mountaineer NGL Storage and the […]

W.Va. Treasurer’s office returns $14.8 million to rightful owners in FY 2019
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W.Va. Treasurer’s office returns $14.8 million to rightful owners in FY 2019

W.Va. county-by-county numbers released CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division returned $14.8 million in claims to rightful owners in fiscal year 2019, with Kanawha County leading the county-by-county breakdown with $2.2 million returned to residents. Unclaimed property is any financial asset from which an individual has become unintentionally separated. Examples include a final […]