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Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility
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Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility

Release from Domestic Synthetic Fuels: CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Sept. 13, 2019) – West Virginia environmental officials have issued a construction permit for a state-of-the-art coal to liquids facility to be built near Point Pleasant in Mason County. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued the permit for Domestic Synthetic Fuels following a public comment period and […]

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Testing results show minimal progress in reading, math by WV students

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The percentage of West Virginia public school students scoring at least “proficient” in reading and math only marginally increased last school year from the year before, while science proficiency dropped, according to statewide standardized test data released by the state Department of Education on Thursday. For the […]

WVPA Reminder: Oct. 1 deadline for newspapers to file statement of ownership; WVSOS affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1
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WVPA Reminder: Oct. 1 deadline for newspapers to file statement of ownership; WVSOS affidavit of circulation by Nov. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s nearing time for West Virginia newspapers to file the Statement of Ownership form with the US Post Office and the Affidavit of Circulation form with the WV Secretary of State office for the coming fiscal year. The WVPA has been working with government agencies to get the forms updated. When complete, […]

The Weston Democrat celebrates new location with ribbon cutting
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The Weston Democrat celebrates new location with ribbon cutting

Newspaper has served Lewis County, W.Va., for 152 years By Dusty Metzgar, The West Democrat WESTON, W.Va. — The Weston Democrat on Thursday celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting and open house. The paper’s staff was joined by elected officials and their representatives from the City of Weston, the Lewis County Commission and the […]

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Marshall University Board of Governors approves 9% pay raise for President Gilbert

By TAYLOR STUCK, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – The Marshall University Board of Governors on Thursday approved a $40,000 salary increase for President Jerome Gilbert, who had previously declined raises when they were granted to faculty and staff the past two years. The raise roughly equals what Gilbert would be making had he accepted previous raises, […]

Media Advisory: WVU to host WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit
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Media Advisory: WVU to host WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit WHO: West Virginia University West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission MVB Bank West Virginia Governor’s Office West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Marshall University More than 8,000 high school students are expected to attend the […]

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Purdue Pharma settlement still a long way off

By EVAN BEVINS, Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The revelation of a potential settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma does not mean lawsuits by thousands of communities — including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are on the verge of ending. Purdue is just one of the manufacturers and distributors facing lawsuits […]

By September 11, 2019 Read More →

Media Advisory: 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year announcement today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year to be Named WHEN: Today – Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 Reception 5:30 p.m. Teacher of to be named at approximately 7:15 p.m.    WHERE: The Embassy Suites, 300 Court St, Charleston, WV 25301 […]

Pay raises continue as W.Va. Corrections steps up recruiting
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Pay raises continue as W.Va. Corrections steps up recruiting

Release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Promising guaranteed pay raises and clear career paths, West Virginia is recruiting correctional officers and staff through a series of upcoming job fairs. Seven one-stop career events are scheduled throughout the state between Sept. 17 and Nov. 7. These events will allow recruits […]

Downtown Charleston, W.Va., ‘Space Walk’ on Thursday to feature city’s prime commercial real estate
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Downtown Charleston, W.Va., ‘Space Walk’ on Thursday to feature city’s prime commercial real estate

Self-guided tour aims to spark imagination and creativity for available downtown properties CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Area Alliance issued the following Media Advisory for an event on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 3-6 p.m.: Who: Charleston Area Alliance, local real estate owners and developers, community members, small business owners, entrepreneurs. What: The Charleston Area Alliance is […]