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Wayne Lumber sawmill faces $85K penalty for OSHA safety and health violations

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Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $85,080 in proposed penalties for safety and health hazards at its sawmill in Wayne, West Virginia following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More>>

ASBDC to honor small business coach

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America's Small Business Development Centers recently announced James Epling has been selected as the West Virginia 2014 State Star. The ASBDC State Star honors outstanding employees from Small Business Development Centers.

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Frontier, Dish to award small towns

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Frontier Communications will help revitalize small towns through “America's Best Communities,” an $8.5 million, nationwide prize competition. More>>

Writer, author, scuba diver calls WV home, again

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Eric Douglas is a journalist, author and … scuba diver? That's right. A graduate of Marshall University, Douglas received a degree in journalism. However, originally from Cross Lanes, he moved to Orange County, California to pursue a career he wouldn't have been able to in the Mountain State.

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House candidates mostly agree on ‘war on coal'

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Many of West Virginia's candidates running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives believe there is a War on Coal — but not everyone can be convinced. More>>

Accessory charge stands for inmate

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Thomas Talbert, charged as an accessory to an attempted escape from Mount Olive Correctional Complex in July 2012, couldn't convince a Fayette County Circuit judge or the state Supreme Court that he'd been wrongly punished. More>>

Task force tackles double-edged sword of technology

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Over the first six months of 2014, the West Virginia State Police's Internet Crimes Against Children task force has been busy: Investigating more than 450 complaints, obtaining nearly 500 subpoenas and court orders, executing nearly 150 search warrants and arresting 232 predators. More>>

Arch CEO: power plant retirements ‘bad business, bad policy'

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International markets are the growth opportunity for U.S.-based coal companies as Environmental Protection Agency regulations cut back the use of coal in power plants, the CEO of Arch Coal said at a recent conference. More>>

More than $7 million raised to conserve Cheat Canyon

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The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources gathered with funding partners and the community Sept. 12 to participate in Cheat Canyon's dedication to the people of West Virginia. More>>

Uncertainty of coal jobs drives miners to find security behind the wheel

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The latest round of WARN notices to miners in Southern West Virginia are reinforcing a harsh reality when it comes to coal. More>>

New Deal homestead community Arthurdale to host weekend home tour

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Arthurdale Heritage Inc., the nonprofit organization charged with the historic preservation and promotion of Arthurdale, is holding a series of events in conjunction with the 80th anniversary its founding. More>>

Delaware gambling study panel reconvenes

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Possible options that the panel might consider to help Delaware's casinos could include eliminating the annual $3 million table games fee paid by the casinos and reducing the state's share of table game revenue. More>>

WVU Air Force, Army ROTC students host 9/11 vigil

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Looking back thirteen years ago, most people are quick to recount where they were and what they were doing in the morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001 — a day that “will live in infamy.” More>>

Contest for Fans to Name Morgantown's Professional Baseball League Begins Video included

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Fans can log onto MorgantownProBaseball.com or use paper ballots at all Morgantown United Bank locations and all Morgantown Clear Mountain Bank Locations. More>>

Maryland casinos broke revenue records in August

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The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency says compared to August of 2013, revenue for Maryland's casinos is up 5.4 percent. More>>

WVU surpasses fundraising goal, sets new $1 billion goal

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So far, campaign donations have established 524 student scholarships, 41 chairs and professorships and 181 funds to assist research efforts, among other things. More>>

Hotel housekeeper cleans 150,000 rooms

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After 34 years of service at Holiday Inn Suites Charleston West, housekeeper Phyllis Hoffman has retired. More>>

Investor wants extension for $45M project in Capon Bridge

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The Capon Bridge Tech Park in Hampshire County has been the target for data centers in the past year. More>>

Gas industry to host fall conference

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Leaders from West Virginia's oil and natural gas industry will gather at Oglebay Resort Conference Center Sept. 9-11 to hear from policy leaders, industry experts and state officials during the West Virginia Oil Natural Gas Association's (WVONGA) annual fall conference. More>>

Auditor's office launches newest Vista

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The West Virginia State Auditor's office recently re-launched Vista, a Vendor inquiry software, which allows individuals and businesses to search online for state agency payments. More>>

‘Primal' snacks going global

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As more and more people seek healthy snack food options, Marshall County's Primal Spirit Foods is answering the growing demand. More>>

‘World's Best' is also healthy

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In what started out as a way to help turn her difficult situation around, homemade cookies have allowed Danielle Dharma Haughey to establish a thriving business that has sent nearly a half-million cookies from her ovens in the Wheeling area. More>>

Casino goes for ice bucket record

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Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester has deemed itself the record-holder for the biggest bucket of ice in the Facebook craze of the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity. More>>

Under Siege: Workers across the country are feeling the threat of losing retiree health care benefits

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Karen Gorrell can tell you almost to the minute when frustration at losing health benefits she and her husband had counted on having in retirement gave way to a full-blown obsession to see them restored. More>>

Voters look for real issues in WV's election races

Larry Sabato, political analyst and professor with the University of Virginia, speaks at The Greenbrier Aug. 28 about his predictions for national elections as well as his analysis of races taking place in West Virginia. Larry Sabato, political analyst and professor with the University of Virginia, speaks at The Greenbrier Aug. 28 about his predictions for national elections as well as his analysis of races taking place in West Virginia.
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New voter polls are making some November races advertised as neck-and-neck look a little more loosey-goosey. More>>

Huntington Southern States closes after 70 years

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A little more than a year ago, the corporate office of Southern States Cooperative recommended that the farm co-op's Huntington store be closed. After a four-hour meeting Aug. 26, 2014, the board voted to close the store, a fixture in downtown Huntington for more than 70 years. More>>

West Virginia University Institute of Technology hosts NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology is getting in on the action, hosting a local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 20 at WVU's Tech's Martin Field in Montgomery. More>>

The Greenbrier announces tennis stadium to open June 2015

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The Greenbrier is adding to its athletics portfolio. The White Sulphur Springs resort announced Sept. 4 its plans to build a professional tennis facility, Center Court at Creekside, scheduled to open in June 2015. More>>

Free credit monitoring offered to Community Health Systems customers at 6 West Virginia clinics

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West Virginia residents referred to or receiving services from physicians affiliated with Community Health Systems, Inc., in the past five years are advised to watch their accounts for possible unauthorized activity, and take advantage of one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the company.
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WV workforce lacks oil and gas expertise — for now

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Despite the relatively high amount of natural gas production in West Virginia, less than 3 percent of employees in some of the major occupations that make up the sector's workforce live in the Mountain State. More>>

Marshall County Group Focused on Attracting Visitors Video included

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The Marshall County Tourism Committee has been working hard to become the Marshall County Convention and visitors Bureau to receive additional revenue and improve its local attractions. More>>

United Hospital Center CEO Announces His Retirement

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Carter has served the hospital for more than 28 years and has worked in the industry for more than 36 years. More>>

Protecting our water resources: How does WV compare with other states? Video included

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The chemical leak at Freedom Industries Jan. 9, 2014, and subsequent water crisis that affected West Virginia American Water Company customers in part of nine counties forced communities to make safe water a bigger priority. More>>

Behind burgers, a drama over corporate control

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Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. More>>

Banks to be required to hold 'liquid' assets

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Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown. More>>

Youth Services System of Wheeling Renames Juvenile Center in Honor of Founding Director Video included

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Youth Services System Inc. of Wheeling on Tuesday renamed the Northern Regional Juvenile Center in honor of their founding director, Ron Mulholland. More>>

WVU Responds to Professor's Email Discouraging Students from Greek Life

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The dean of the Statler College of Engineering at West Virginia University issued a statement Tuesday in response to an email an engineering professor sent to students which discouraged them from joining fraternities and sororities. More>>

World War II Veteran Honored With Display at Mountaineer Military Museum

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Asa Davison who had the opportunity to see the unveiling of his display case at the Mountaineer Military Museum in Weston on Saturday. More>>

Bethany College enters international partnership with Webster University

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The Webster program, coupled with the College's relationship with Arcadia University, brings more than 75 new opportunities to Bethany's international portfolio, said Bethany College President Scott D. Miller. More>>

Union workers at Frontier OK 3-year contract

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The new contract will expire in August 2017. It covers about 1,500 employees in 42 West Virginia counties. More>>

Shale activity spurs WesBanco growth

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Managing growth has been a problem for some companies in the shale gas region of West Virginia, leading WesBanco to provide services to help them. More>>