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Doctor at McMechen Pain Management Clinic Responds to Allegations of Unsafe Practices

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On Monday, a McMechen pain management clinic became the center of an investigation by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health after unsafe practices were alleged, and on Thursday, the clinic's doctor responded to the allegations. More>>

Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

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The push comes amid a developing trend by companies to reorganize with foreign entities partly to reduce their tax payments in the U.S. More>>

Report Claims Wheeling Ranks Fourth Among Cities With Soaring Pay Wages

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The Friendly City is gaining some national attention. USA Today has put out reports for American Metro areas that are seeing an increase in pay wages and Wheeling made the list. More>>

Century Aluminum, Kentucky workers reach 5-year deal

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Century acquired the smelter in June 2013 from Rio Tinto Alcan. More>>

Old stadium property in Newell, West Virginia, to house new Chrysler dealership

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The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle has found a buyer for an old football field in Newell, a western Pennsylvania auto dealer who is going to build a state-of-the-art dealership on the site.
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UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people. More>>

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

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The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel. More>>

Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

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The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month. More>>

Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

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No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire. More>>

Bankruptcy Judge Clears Sale of Ormet Plant to Niagra Worldwide Video included

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A Wisconsin firm has been cleared by a bankruptcy judge to buy the Ormet Corp. plant in Hannibal, Ohio. More>>

State Fair starts ‘Fair Fan’

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A new program will make the State Fair of West Virginia experience even better for visitors and at the same time expand the educational programming and scholarships the State Fair of West Virginia offers. More>>

USDA employees collect, donate food

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USDA employees in West Virginia are taking part in the “Feds Feed Families” campaign to collect and donate food products.
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Book supports small business for economic growth

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Michael Engmann, author of “Greed is Good, Big is Bad: How to Solve America’s Problems” and the founder of several small businesses in the investment field, who also has been in the finance business for close to 50 years, said over the course of 228 years, the American republic has undergone numerous transformations. More>>

New executive director of WVGA hosts first WV Open

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One of the West Virginia Golf Association’s top events, the West Virginia Open, is about to be played with a new leader who’s a veteran of the organization. More>>

Charles Town bakery owner makes edible works of art

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Charles Town resident and bakery owner Sarah Schottler is an artist — and sugar cookies are her canvas. Each cookie that comes from her kitchen is baked to order and then lovingly decorated by hand. More>>

Duke Energy done dredging coal ash from NC river

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Bartos said recent testing of both the river water and bottom sediment has shown concentrations of toxic metals below federal limits and close to what was likely present before the spill. State and federal agencies will continue to monitor the long-term environmental health of the river. More>>

Wheeling's Ohio Valley Medical Center re-verified as Level Two trauma center

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Wheeling’s Ohio Valley Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level Two trauma center. More>>

Mylan to acquire generic business from Abbott

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced July 14 a $5.3 billion all-stock transaction to acquire Abbott’s non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business. More>>

West Virginians to talk policy

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Through the collective effort of WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia Community Development Hub and West Virginia Center on Budget Policy, the “Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop Campaign” offers West Virginians a chance to have their voices heard at the Legislature. More>>

Concerned citizens fund Huntington, WV park projects

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When the former Miller Elementary School was demolished, neighborhood residents worried about what would happen to the property at 12th Avenue and 7th Street, in the heart of Huntington’s South Side residential district. Now construction is underway on a small park at the site.  More>>

Shamanic herbalist, wild food chef team up on cookbook

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Honeysuckle, milkweed, lamb’s quarter and chickweed — these aren’t the ingredients most people think of when planning dinner.

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Wind doodles to be made in Romney, WV

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You may see a lot of spiraling wind doodles once the Hampshire County Special Services Center wood shop gets up and running. More>>

New Greenbrier County bus service begins

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The Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) has inaugurated a new route that’s bringing bus service to western Greenbrier County for the first time.  More>>

Students turn school rivalry into good deeds

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Cross-town school rivals in Weirton banded together last year to help children and adults in need, collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food, more than 300 pairs of socks, backpacks and kids’ clothing and a nationwide prize for “making a difference” in their community. More>>

Groups disagree on classification of state’s bat population

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Experts say the number of insects might be increasing each year due to the decreasing population of several species of bats. More>>

Flowers Baking opens in Hampshire County, WV

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Flowers Baking from Lynchburg, Virginia soon will be distributing for Nature’s Own and Wonder Bread at a center in Romney. More>>

Accounting 2.0: Leading WV into the oasis

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A new accounting system for the state of West Virginia is looking to make life a little easier for a lot of state employees. More>>