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Hardwood industry maintains self-sustainability

From the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone: Elkins, W.Va. – The long-term outlook for jobs and industry supported by West Virginia’s hardwoods looks strong as data trends show that reforestation efforts and responsible timbering have enabled the state to maintain a steady growth in hardwood volume since 2010. The average hardwood timber growth in West Virginia is […]

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Twelve Highmark Health employees named Jefferson Awards winners for public service

PITTSBURGH — In a ceremony this week, the Highmark Health organization honored dedicated employees for their outstanding volunteer work by presenting them with Jefferson Awards for Public Service and a monetary contribution for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Highmark Health is one of 27 U.S. organizations that serve as Jefferson Awards Champions, bringing to the workplace the […]

West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years
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West Virginia Forestry Director announces retirement after 18 years

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 18 years as State Forester, Director Charles “Randy” Dye will retire from the West Virginia Division of Forestry on Monday, May 1. Dye, a native of Parkersburg, earned a degree in forest management from West Virginia University, and has worked in forestry since 1974. He was appointed West Virginia’s State Forester […]

W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days
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W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office releases report on first 100 Days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announces the release of a report detailing the first 100 days since taking office January 16, 2017. The report details the successes of the Office, including the transformation of the Charleston office to make it customer-friendly, the creation of the seven-member Field Service Team, the work being […]

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Small Business from Fairmont wins top federal contracting award

Government contracting industry leaders to be honored during National Small Business Week   WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 National 8(a) Graduate of the Year award goes to Leah Heimbach, a former paramedic, critical care nurse, and healthcare attorney, who co-founded Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) in 2002 to provide innovative solutions to the healthcare industry. […]

West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties
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West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Those receiving royalty checks for Marcellus and Utica shale drilling in West Virginia could see their payments drop, pending a decision by the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals. During a Wednesday meeting with mineral owners in Wheeling, West Virginia Royalty Owners Association Vice […]

Marshall board OKs budget plans, tuition increases
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Marshall board OKs budget plans, tuition increases

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Members of Marshall University’s Board of Governors on Wednesday passed four potential tuition and budget proposals as they waited on the West Virginia Legislature and Gov. Jim Justice to agree on one budget solution of their own. None of the approved tuition and budget proposals drastically change Marshall’s […]

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Williamson PD to particpate in National Drug Take Back Day

By COURTNEY HARRISON Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va.  – The Williamson Police Department will participate in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 29 2017. On Saturday, those wishing to dispose of unused and unwanted medication may do so safely at the Williamson Police Department from the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The […]

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Group touts plans to purchase, refurbish Prince depot

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Prince Railroad Station Authority Chairman David Gay said Wednesday that group will push Amtrak to add Amtrak Express shipping service and to have an agent placed at Prince, once the group assumes ownership of the historic station. The Prince stop, built by Chesapeake & Ohio in 1946, […]

Blennerhassett Island open for season
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Blennerhassett Island open for season

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2017 season next Tuesday as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the historic island. With the opening of the island on May 2, visitors can board the Island Belle […]