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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>>

WV Power team and fans close out 10th season at Appalachian Power Park Video included

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The team finished the second half the season 34-33. They finished the year with an overall record of 54-81. 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>>

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>>

Highmark Foundation gives $74K

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The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in the form of 16 grants to schools in West Virginia through its “Creating a Healthy School Environment” program that aim at helping schools create innovative, healthy programs during the academic year. More>>

Energy expert has more than 30 years in the business

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Energy Corporation of America, or ECA, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Don Supcoe started working for the company in 1981. ECA was founded in 1963 in Glenville, where it has since grown into a company that stretches throughout the country.  More>>

Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

Photo courtesy of Frank Longwell Photo courtesy of Frank Longwell
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Frank Longwell doesn't hold back when he describes Benwood as a boom town. In fact, he confidently predicts that economic favor will rest on his beloved hometown for many years — even decades — to come. More>>

Charles Ryan associates turns 40

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West Virginia's oldest and largest strategic communications firm, Charles Ryan Associates, observed its 40th anniversary with an Aug. 21 celebration along with more than 100 clients and friends in Charleston. More>>

SBA presents check to Elkins hotel

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The U.S. Small Business Administration joined Davis Trust Company to present a $5 million check to the Isaac Jackson Hotel in Elkins Aug. 22. More>>

NARO to host educational conference for mineral owners

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As the oil and gas industry gains momentum throughout West Virginia, more and more Mountain State residents are being approached by industry representatives about leasing opportunities.
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Long-awaited demolition faces another delay

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The on-again, off-again demolition of Huntington's vintage-1940 Northcott Court apparently has been delayed again, at least temporarily. More>>

Mountain State Business Index - August 2014

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The Mountain State Business Index (MSBI) goal is to provide a in depth look into West Virginia's economic status.
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Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

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Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask. More>>

Boom: Northern Panhandle natural gas industry workers, businesses, communities profiting

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To say that Mike Sadler goes where the work takes him might be an understatement. Sadler, a 36-year-old pipefitter from South Point, Ohio, is currently working in the booming gas industry in West Virginia's northern panhandle. More>>

Mountaineer Gameday launches Saturday Aug. 30

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For the next 15 weekends, West Virginia Illustrated will provide an exclusive look at West Virginia University sports. The new show “Mountaineer Gameday” will be broadcast at 10 a.m. on all West Virginia Media Holdings television stations and at 11 a.m. on Root Sports Pittsburgh starting Aug. 30. More>>

Food pantries, shelters in Southern West Virginia distributing compact fluorescent bulbs to families in need

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Food pantries and shelters in nine southern West Virginia counties will be distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs to 10,000 low income families.The Energy Star certified CFL bulbs were made available through Appalachian Power's energy efficiency initiatives and the company's partnership with Mountaineer Food Bank.  More>>

Pennington pegged as president and CEO of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley

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James M. Pennington is the new president and chief executive officer of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley. More>>

WVU Game Day Attendees Should Expect Parking Changes This Season Video included

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The WVU students are officially settled in at the university. That means one thing, Football season is upon us. If you're planning on heading out to Milan Puskar Stadium to watch the Mountaineers, there are a few things you need to know about parking."Especially in the Blue Lot," said Matt Wells, from WVU Athletics. More>>

Kanawha Circuit Court Reinstates License for McMechen Pain Clinic Doctor

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After losing his license because of alleged unsafe practices at his Valley Pain Management clinic in McMechen, Dr. Roland Chalifoux's medical license has been reinstated.
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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>>

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  • Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:11:16 GMT
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
  • Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:40:49 GMT
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:40:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
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  • Shale activity spurs WesBanco growth

    Shale activity spurs WesBanco growth

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:00:29 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • UMWA endorses Tennant at annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, WV

    UMWA endorses Tennant at annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, WV

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:49:35 GMT
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
  • Hydraulic fracturing could improve geothermal energy

    Hydraulic fracturing could improve geothermal energy

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:00:21 GMT
    A recent issue of The Economist had an article titled “Geothermal Energy, Hot Rocks, Why Geothermal Is the New Fracking.” The month before, a New York Times article titled, “Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help from Oil and Gas Drilling.”
    A recent issue of The Economist had an article titled “Geothermal Energy, Hot Rocks, Why Geothermal Is the New Fracking.” The month before, a New York Times article titled, “Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help from Oil and Gas Drilling.”