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Parkersburg man pens Christmas book inspired by childhood pal
By December 4, 2017 Read More →

Parkersburg man pens Christmas book inspired by childhood pal

By JEFF BAUGHAN The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Walter Pavlo had a seat and began to talk about his new children’s Christmas book, “A Christmas Eve Bedtime Story.” It’s the story of a how a shy moose, who wants to be one of Santa’s reindeer, helps rescue Santa’s sleigh with his brain […]

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10 things to know: Monday, December 4

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP TWEETS TAKE AIM AT TARGETS OLD AND NEW The president criticizes the FBI and raises questions about Robert Mueller’s […]

By December 3, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Attorney General Morrisey, 12-state coalition files brief to protect unborn children

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a 12-state effort in defending the right of states to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a crucial argument to protect the lives of unborn children and safeguard West Virginia’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The coalition’s brief leans upon a growing scientific consensus that […]

By December 3, 2017 Read More →

WV Regional leaders hopeful for additional ATV trails

By Matt Combs The Register-Herald of Beckley BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia ATV enthusiasts and those travel to the Mountain State for ATV purposes may have another opportunity for trail riding in the near future if representatives from five West Virginian counties get their way. Officials from Webster, Nicholas, Fayette, Clay and Braxton, along with other […]

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27 WV counties involved in applications for broadband funding grant

By Max Garland  The Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twenty-seven West Virginia counties are involved in grant-funding applications to plan for, or to construct, broadband infrastructure improvements in unserved or underserved areas. After the West Virginia Development Office announced it would expand its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to include broadband access projects, 12 applications […]

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65 WV high school students awarded $1,000 EQT scholarships

Six students win four-year scholarships of up to $18,000 per year CHARLESTON, W.Va. – EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, has  announced the 2017 EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship recipients. The 65 accomplished students come from both large and small schools across West Virginia. As an integrated energy company with an emphasis on Appalachian-area natural gas […]

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Tamarack prepared for holidays with thousands of W.Va.-made items

By Jim Ross The State Journal of West Virginia BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Need a statue of a coal miner made from coal? Need a handmade broom? A battery-powered drill made of wood? How about a metal statue of deer, the kind that marks the entrance to Tamarack? Or the actual deer statues that stand at the […]

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Ohio family sues over drilling fluid spill near home in Glencoe

GLANCE, Ohio — Scarcely more than 1-month-old on Oct. 19, tiny Amelia Gantzer couldn’t have been ready for pipeline contractors to surround her home with noisy trucks, machines and hoses for about a month to clean up a drilling fluid spill. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokesman James Lee said officials cited Texas-based Summit Midstream Partners […]

WVU student taps University resources to build beekeeping business into success
By December 1, 2017 Read More →

WVU student taps University resources to build beekeeping business into success

Many West Virginia University students have busy lives, balancing their studies, social activities and family obligations. However, for one student, in addition to all that, there’s 960,000 employees dependent on him to maintain maximum efficiency in his business. The employees? Well, they’re honeybees, and not only is his profit margin at stake, but also an […]

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Ralph Baxter: Opioids impacting WV Workforce in Ohio Valley

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — Democrat U.S. House candidate Ralph Baxter said he brought Orrick Global Operations Center to Wheeling in 2002 after seeing labor data showing West Virginia’s workforce was among the most dependable in the nation, with many workers seldom missing a day of work. Fifteen years later, he […]