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Stack removed in sections at former Johns Manville
By August 1, 2017 Read More →

Stack removed in sections at former Johns Manville

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — Demolition crews on Monday removed a stack at the former Johns Manville plant where the city is planning to redevelop as Spencer’s Landing. Jimmie Harper Construction of Parkersburg, contractor for the demolition, started dismantling the 120-foot high structure Monday morning and removed it in […]

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Ukraine to buy 700,000 tonnes of US thermal coal

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. thermal coal industry got a boost from Ukraine on Monday, when that nation announced it would buy thermal coal from the United States, replacing coal that has been supplied by Russia. The deal won’t affect West Virginia directly, as all the coal will come […]

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10 things to know today: August 1, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. KELLY FLEXES MUSCLE FIRST DAY ON JOB AT WHITE HOUSE All senior staffers — including Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and […]

Mannington residents begin cleanup process
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Mannington residents begin cleanup process

By Stephen Santilli For the Exponent Telegram MANNINGTON, W.Va.  — Usually after a big flood, there is an acrid smell in the air that lingers for days. But on Sunday in Mannington, the site of the worst flash flooding that struck Marion County early Saturday morning, the smell was different. Bleach could be seen and […]

West Virginia residents told to stay away from cleanup areas
By July 31, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia residents told to stay away from cleanup areas

By HEATHER ZIEGLER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN, W.Va.  — Stay away. That is the message local law enforcement has for the public as they coordinate the cleanup efforts in several areas of the Northern Panhandle devastated by flooding and landslides late Friday and early Saturday. Just when the residents of McMechen thought it […]

Gov. Justice gets a look at Northern Panhandle flood damage
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Gov. Justice gets a look at Northern Panhandle flood damage

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice last year witnessed severe and fatal flooding in the southern part of the state. On Sunday, he told those working to recover from last week’s flooding in the Northern Panhandle not to do it alone. “You can work […]

As water recedes, community joins together
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As water recedes, community joins together

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Residents of Mannington pulled together Sunday in an effort to clean up after the devastating flood that hit the area early Saturday morning. At Blackshere Elementary School, first-grade teacher Theresa Michael led the relief effort in the school’s gym. Locals who were not as severly impacted […]

Forestry remains a largely untapped industry in W.Va.
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Forestry remains a largely untapped industry in W.Va.

By CATHY BONNSTETTER For The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s forestry industry makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy, and that contribution is poised to grow, according to a recent study from the Appalachian Hardwood Centerand West Virginia University’s Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural […]

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UMWA to seek relief from Congress for overburdened pension fund

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a health-care battle behind them, leadership of the United Mine Workers of America is asking retirees to flood Congress with demands to protect the union’s pension plan. In a message to retirees earlier this month, UMWA President Cecil Roberts told retirees they will receive letters […]

‘The Glass Castle’: Movie based on former Welch resident’s memoir set for release Aug. 11
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‘The Glass Castle’: Movie based on former Welch resident’s memoir set for release Aug. 11

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — A movie based on a critically acclaimed memoir whose author spent formative years growing up in McDowell County is slated for release on Aug. 11. Several scenes for “The Glass Castle” were filmed in and around Welch, although no one knows yet if they made the […]