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Gas law issue won't go to W.Va.'s high court yet 05-22-2013 09:18
A federal judge has changed her mind about having the West Virginia Supreme Court answer a question on gas drilling laws that could have statewide economic implications. Last month, U.S. District Judge ...
W.Va.'s local-food movement a model for Appalachia 05-22-2013 09:09
With eight in 10 farmers making less than $10,000 a year, West Virginia will never rival big Midwestern factory farms in producing food. But creative collaborations with food entrepreneurs are seeding ...
W.Va. average gas prices up 5 cents in past week 05-22-2013 08:16
West Virginia gasoline prices are up about 5 cents over the past week heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.66 in the ...
Protesters rally at FirstEnergy meeting in W.Va. 05-21-2013 09:14
At least 200 union workers picketed FirstEnergy Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting in West Virginia on Tuesday, demanding the Ohio-based utility hire enough people to keep the power on without forcing ...
ATLANTA, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in West Virginia that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and high winds between June 29 and July 8, 2012. (Logo ...
New bids for WVU media rights deal are due June 18 05-15-2013 06:24
Bidders for multimedia rights to certain West Virginia University athletic events will have until June 18 to respond to a newly issued request for proposals, the school announced Tuesday. WVU said last ...
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Panel Looks at Tax, Fee Hikes to Fund W.Va. Roads 05-23-2013 11:55
An executive order issued Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin establishes the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Highway Commission. The commission will study the highway system's condition and needs, and identify funding options.
NEW INFO: NWS Confirms Microburst in Putnam County 05-23-2013 11:55
Severe winds turned homes into targets for uprooted trees in Marina Park in Teays Valley.
CAMC Takes Out $20M Loan for Future Use 05-23-2013 11:55
The loan follows a $60 million loan that hospital officials recently took out for a new cancer center addition at CAMC's General Hospital.
W.Va. Attractions Offer Free Admission to Military 05-23-2013 11:55
The Blue Star Museums program includes more than 2,000 museums across the country offering the deal starting next week through Labor Day.
W.Va. Students to be Recognized at Writers Day 05-23-2013 11:55
The event will be held Friday at the University of Charleston's Riggleman Hall.
UPDATE: 12th Street Bridge Closed in Ashland 05-23-2013 11:55
According to Ashland Police, sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday a large vehicle apparently crashed into the bridge and took off.
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Park Service identifies train accident victim 05-23-2013 07:41
The National Park Service has identified the woman struck and killed by a train earlier this week near the Fayette-Summers county line. Authorities say Chandra Turner, 49, of Louisville, Ky., was walking the tracks during a rainstorm in the Meadow Creek area. Engineers on a CSX train tried to warn her but she didn’t move in time. Investigators say Turner was walking the tracks with a blanket over her head during the storm.
Man charged with making threat to Boone County school 05-23-2013 07:27
A Raleigh County man is free on bond charged with making terrorist threats on a school in Boone County. Linville Investigators allege David Henry Linville, 26, of Shady Spring, made the threat Monday evening on social media to a student at Sherman High School. The threat was to “relive the Newtown shooting.” Deputies say the student reported the threat to the school Tuesday and an investigation began. Linville was charged Wednesday after he was interviewed by deputies and a search warrant was used on his Raleigh County home. Security was increased at Boone County schools Wednesday. “Threats like this are taken very seriously and...
Run for the Wall rides into Charleston 05-23-2013 06:52
The roar of hundreds of motorcycles echoed throughout the state Capitol grounds Thursday morning as the Run for the Wall arrived in Charleston. The annual event starts in Los Angeles, California where veterans and supporters ride cross country in honor of those who have given all. Charleston is one of the last stops before the run reaches its final destination on Sunday, the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. This is Bill Francis’ sixth time on the run. He and his wife are from Hesperia, California and have ridden the entire way across the country. He says on the ride the veterans, especially those...
New casino opens in Maryland 05-22-2013 21:10
Rocky Gap Casino Resort Casinos in West Virginia just got additional competition from Maryland. On Wednesday, Rocky Gap Casino Resort located in Cumberland, MD announced that it has opened to the public and will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The announcement comes after the casino received approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The casino features around 550 slot machines and 10 table games. Along with construction of the new casino, the resort renovated its lobby, hotel rooms, restaurants and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A new event and conference center is scheduled to open later...
Mason County Felman Production plant expecting layoffs 05-22-2013 20:35
Layoffs are coming at the Felman Production LLC plant in Mason County. The company announced in a news release they will be temporarily idling one of three electric arc furnaces at its ferroalloys plant in New Haven at the end of the month and begin laying off union workers June 3. The company stated that it had eliminated several management and contract positions already. The company blames declining silicomanganese prices and increasing manufacturing costs for the cuts. The furnace will remain shut down until market conditions improve, said Felman. The plant employs more than 200 members of the United Steelworkers. The...
Governor Tomblin offers assistance to tornado victims 05-22-2013 20:08
West Virginia is reaching out to those affected by the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin stated in a release Wednesday that he spoke with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and offered West Virginia emergency response resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the storm. “In my conversation with Gov. Fallin, I offered our emergency response resources to assist with recovery efforts-letting her know we are prepared to help out in any way we can,” said Tomblin in the release. At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 injured Monday afternoon when a massive tornado leveled the Oklahoma...
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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