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Justice declares emergency, Wood County Schools closed Tuesday
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Justice declares emergency, Wood County Schools closed Tuesday

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency in Wood County as a result of the former Ames plant fire, and Wood County Schools will be closed a second day because of air quality concerns. Justice’s declaration will allow additional resources to […]

Air quality questions persist as fire burns at former Ames plant
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Air quality questions persist as fire burns at former Ames plant

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The potential health effects of the towering plume of smoke billowing up from the blaze at the former Ames plant and spreading across the area have been a source of concern for residents since the fire started early Saturday morning. At a press conference […]

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WV investments outperform other states at 15.8 percent growth

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a 15.8 percent return on investments, the state Investment Management Board outperformed other state investment funds during the 2016-17 budget year. “As far as I know, we’re the best-performing state in the country, at 15.8 percent,” said Craig Slaughter, IMB executive director. “Across the country, I […]

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Unchecked mail leads to fentanyl in the US

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The emergence of fentanyl has changed the dynamic of the opioid epidemic in more ways than simply its devastating effects on the end consumer. The pharmaceutical painkiller does not typically enter United States through the shadowy trade routes once trodden by past narcotic inflows. It isn’t hauled by […]

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$1.3 million in funding announced for coal power technology R&D

By MATT HARVEY The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — New funding for coal power technology research and development at West Virginia University Research Corporation was announced Tuesday by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The $1,334,953 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy will support the Research […]

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Minden resident questions errors in federal PCB report

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald MINDEN, W.Va. — As those in the contaminated Fayette County town of Minden insist that residents are dying of cancer at an alarming rate, state and federal documents show that a federal public health assessment of Minden completed in 1993 failed to examine the number of cancer deaths in the town. […]

Grim stats, resources discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness event
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Grim stats, resources discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness event

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — Mercer County ranks second in the state in the number of domestic violence incidents reported a year. That was a grim statistic Twelfth Family Circuit Court Chief Judge Lisa Clark (Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties) told the crowd gathered at the Mercer Courthouse Monday afternoon to bring […]

‘Most Loyals’ chosen for Mountaineer Week at WVU
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‘Most Loyals’ chosen for Mountaineer Week at WVU

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A doctor known for his leadership and service, a successful entrepreneur, a highly-respected retired plant pathology professor and a dedicated administrative assistant are being honored as Most Loyals during the 70th annual Mountaineer Week, a celebration of Appalachian Heritage, Oct. 20-29, on West Virginia University’s campus. The 2017 honorees are […]

Japanese, W.Va. entrepreneurs find common ground in growth challenges
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Japanese, W.Va. entrepreneurs find common ground in growth challenges

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Even though their countries are several thousand miles apart, entrepreneurs from Huntington and Japan are coming together in the name of revitalization and resilience to find ways to improve their communities though shared experiences and challenges. On Tuesday, five entrepreneurs from Japan met with representatives from the Coalfield […]

Code for success
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Code for success

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald RICHWOOD, W.Va.  — James Flanagan didn’t see his future in technology. He hadn’t even owned a laptop until recently. The 39-year-old from Craigsville spent most of his career in manual labor and had most recently worked as a meter reader. “I roofed houses, worked on cars, worked on the farm. […]