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Secret Service bans guns at GOP national convention

CLEVELAND, Ohio, — U.S. Secret Service said Monday that no guns would be allowed at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, effectively nullifying a petition that has gathered more than 42,000 signatures supporting allowing people to openly carry firearms at the event, according to a report by The Washington Post. The Secret Service said only law enforcement officers would […]

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Capito, Manchin announce nearly $1.4 Million for Head Start Projects in Wyoming County

MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. in Matheny to receive funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., today announced that MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. in Matheny will receive $1,381,731 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.   The funding, awarded by […]

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SBA West Virginia: 2016 small business week award winners

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The West Virginia District Office has announced the 2016 Small Business Week winners. The District Office will celebrate the winners on  May 4 during an invitation-only awards luncheon at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. In addition to the winners below, a Director’s Choice Award will be given to a deserving member of the community. […]

Endorsement: Booth Goodwin receives two law enforcement  endorsements in bid for governor
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Endorsement: Booth Goodwin receives two law enforcement  endorsements in bid for governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —Democratic gubernatorial candidate Booth Goodwin today announced two key endorsements in his race to become Governor – the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (WVSA) and the West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association (WVCOPA). Goodwin worked every day for the past 15 years with law enforcement officers, serving as United States Attorney for 5 years and […]

By March 28, 2016 Read More →

SBA Administrator honors nation’s top small businesses

Allegheny Science & Technology Corp. CEO among honorees WASHINGTON – Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. West Virginia’s 2016 Small Business Person of the […]

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Action Facilities Management of Morgantown among National Small Business Week awardees

Awardees invited to Washington, D.C. recognition ceremony, May 1-2 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has announced the 2016 National Small Business Week awardees for 17 different categories ranging from exporting, outreach, contracting, lending, disaster recovery to manufacturing and research and development. Among the national winners was  Action Facilities […]

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SBA announces second National Road Tour to Champion STEM Innovation  

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced  today that it will launch a 20- state road tour led by the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs with participation from 11 other federal agencies. This will be the second year of the SBA-led Innovation Road Tour. […]

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Zane Lawhorn to run for U.S. House on Libertarian Party ticket

  PRINCETON,  W.VA. — The Libertarian Party of West Virginia (LPWV) has announced that Princeton Optometrist Zane Lawhorn has declared his candidacy for United States House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District. “The lack of jobs is the single biggest problem facing southern West Virginia,” declared Dr. Lawhorn. “The War on Coal in particular and loss of personal rights and liberties […]

Endorsement: Ohio Valley Trades and Labor Assembly endorse Kessler
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Endorsement: Ohio Valley Trades and Labor Assembly endorse Kessler

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Trades and Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO and Wheeling Area Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E) announced today that the organization is endorsing Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Kessler for Governor. Secretary Treasurer Evan Scott Cundiff says Kessler has a strong labor background and has always fought for working families and the […]

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Sistersville Tank Works earns inaugural BrickStreet and WVMA Safety Award

Charleston, W.Va. – Sistersville Tank Works — a manufacturer of custom pressure vessels, storage tanks and other specialty products — has won the 2016 BrickStreet and WVMA Safety Award for safety excellence. BrickStreet Insurance, in partnership with the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA), presented the inaugural BrickStreet and WVMA Safety Award during the WVMA Annual Dinner at the Clay Center Thursday […]