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Location Chosen for New Wheeling, WV Dog Park Video included

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It's long-awaited news for area dog owners. City of Wheeling and the Wheeling Dog Park Associated have agreed on a site for the park ad the Tunnel Green Recreation Complex.
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New Graphics Give Mountaineer Field a Facelift for 2014

WVU's home opener is more than a week away and fans can expect a new look when they walk inside Milan Puskar Stadium.  More>>

Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

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When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind. More>>

Senior graphic design majors get real-world experience at West Liberty University

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At West Liberty University, senior graphic design majors are ready to lend a helping hand to non-profit groups and startup companies in the Ohio Valley. More>>

ASCENT negotiating remediation plan for Wood County, WV plant site

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ASCENT's parent, Odebrecht, announced plans last fall to develop a cracker facility, three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure in Wood County. More>>

Baltimore, MD casino scheduled to open

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The casino set to open Tuesday is the fifth and last of the five casinos initially planned when lawmakers approved slot machine gambling in a 2007 special session, a plan later approved by voters in a statewide vote in 2008. More>>

Professional Baseball is Coming to Morgantown, WV Video included

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The short-season Class-A New York-Penn League franchise will serve as a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate and its season will run from mid-June through Labor Day, according to a news release. More>>

Ohio's sixth racino to open this week in Dayton

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The racino in Dayton was built on the site an auto parts plant that shut down six years ago. More>>

Annual WV College Day Tour to begin Sept. 9

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The Higher Education Policy Commission says the tour will begin Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 29. The schedule is available online at www.cfwv.com. More>>

Delta to upgrade aircraft on 1 Yeager flight

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Yeager Airport says Delta plans to upgrade one flight from a 50-seat regional jet to a 76-seat Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft. More>>

Activities await Business Summit attendees

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If you're going to attend a business summit at a world-famous site such as The Greenbrier, you may as well take advantage of the many varieties of activities and amenities the place dubbed “America's Resort” has to offer. More>>

Young life sets Up WV camp

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Young Life, the non-denominational Christian organization for youth, plans to build its next adventure camp in Nicholas County. More>>

Shepherdstown makes an ‘identity crisis' a fundraiser

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On Saturday, Aug. 9 in Shepherdstown, a cadre of classic cars and limos pulled up the main drag (German Street) and stopped in front of the Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant. More>>

Different career pathways for different students

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When it comes to preparing students for college and the careers looming in their futures, Jose V. Sartarelli, Milan Puskar dean of West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, said, “the one size fits all solution is not going to cut it.” More>>

DEP members to discuss water crisis aftermath

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The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 78th Annual Meeting and Business Summit will host many speakers and address a variety of topics over the three-day affair, but one session will be covering a particularly hot topic for many West Virginia residents: the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill. More>>

Lawmaker left Georgia for a love of the mountains

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Delegate Amanda Pasdon, R-Monongalia, is not just a state lawmaker who loves West Virginia's luscious hillsides. She chose to make West Virginia her home. More>>

Army Corps awards Huntington district

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the Huntington District with two national awards: project delivery team of the year and innovation of the year. More>>

Huntington Habitat sees big future for small lots

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In its first public auction of properties since it created its Land Bank program in 2009, the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority sold 20 of the 56 properties it put on the block.The big winner at the Aug. 19 auction was Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity. More>>

Annual Business Summit will focus on advanced careers

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From Aug. 27-29, business, industry, financial and political leaders from throughout the Mountain State will gather for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit. The topic of advanced career placement will be discussed in an education session led by Senate Education Committee Chairman Bob Plymale, D-Wayne. More>>

Judge rules rental owner waited too long

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The owner of three Clarksburg rental properties demolished because of alleged code violations waited too long to challenge the validity of the city's building ordinances, Harrison County Circuit Judge James A. Matich has ruled. More>>

Business plan: WV is halfway through its 40-year plan to revitalize state's economy

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West Virginia has come a long way since former President John F. Kennedy visited the hillsides in 1963. The state has seen much success, but still has much progress to make. More>>

Smartphones share state fair sights

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An influx of mobile traffic was expected at The State Fair of West Virginia, so AT&T tracked just how many selfies, statuses and shares have taken place during the 90th annual state fair, which wrapped up Aug. 16. More>>

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Aug. 22 to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. More>>

Hatfield and McCoy feuding continues in Gilbert, WV

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A modern day family feud is brewing in Gilbert, WV over moonshine and the family name. More>>

'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

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One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d... More>>

US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

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Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year. More>>

2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

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At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce. More>>

Program That Tracks Purchases of Pseudoephedrine at Drugstores Making Dent in West Virginia Meth Trade Video included

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A program that keeps track of who is buying pseudoephedrine at drugstores is apparently making a dent in the meth lab business. More>>

Toyota pledges $1 million during Advanced Technology Center of South Central W.Va. opening

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cut the ceremonial ribbon to dedicate the first of two state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Centers in West Virginia.

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Downstream Strategies, partners to help Barbados with ecosystem planning

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West Virginia-based Downstream Strategies, along with partner organizations, have launched a consultancy with government in Barbados.
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United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

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The union's membership includes thousands of coal miners, health care workers, truck drivers, manufacturing workers and public employees throughout the United States and Canada. More>>

Community Health details attack on patient records

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Community Health Systems Inc. is notifying patients affected by the attack and offering them identity theft protection services. The company owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states. More>>

Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal

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The West Virginia Racing Commission has rejected Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's proposal to end December horse racing. More>>

Parents must prepare for back-to-school season, too

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At Glenville State College in Gilmer County, lots of energy goes into recruiting the state's high school graduates. Several initiatives, from bringing students on campus for tours and assigning mentors to summer camps, are aimed at getting students more familiar with the concept — and importance — of higher education. More>>

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  • One Sent to the Hospital After Brutal Fight between Family Members

    One Sent to the Hospital After Brutal Fight between Family Members

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:18:39 GMT
    Fayette County Emergency Dispatchers confirm that one person has been transported to the hospital after an unconfirmed stabbing in Mount Hope.
    Fayette County Emergency Dispatchers confirm that one person has been transported to the hospital after an unconfirmed stabbing in Mount Hope.
  • Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    PHOTO COURTESY: WDBJPHOTO COURTESY: WDBJ
    A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.
    A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says ground rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.
  • UPDATE: Search for suspects in Beckley shooting continues

    UPDATE: Search for suspects in Beckley shooting continues

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:38:57 GMT
    Three people are in the hospital Tuesday night after a shooting along Antonio Avenue in Beckley.Police said around 5 PM two men rushed up to a basketball game on a court near an apartment complex and started firing guns.Three men suffered injuries as a result.The three men were taken to a nearby hospital.Detective Morgan Bragg with Beckley Police said one man was in surgery around 6 PM Tuesday night.The other two men were in stable condition. Surveillance video from a camera near the basketba...
    Three people are in the hospital Tuesday night after a shooting along Antonio Avenue in Beckley.Police said around 5 PM two men rushed up to a basketball game on a court near an apartment complex and started firing guns.Three men suffered injuries as a result.The three men were taken to a nearby hospital.Detective Morgan Bragg with Beckley Police said one man was in surgery around 6 PM Tuesday night.The other two men were in stable condition. Surveillance video from a camera near the basketba...