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    Friday, August 22 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:43:19 GMT
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    The Green Valley- Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department is asking for the communities help, so they aren't forced to shutdown.The Fire Department has been hanging up flyers all across the area trying make the community aware of the financial issues they are having.The Fire Department has received the same amount of money for the past twenty-four years from the County Fire Service Fee and that with cost increases they can no longer afford to operate under this amount of funding. Kermit Whitt, The...

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox announced Oct. 9 more than $20 million in state and federal grants will be distributed to airports throughout the state.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Commission allocated more than $2 million for matching funds, and federal funds for the projects totaled more than $20 million from the Federal Aviation administration's Airport Improvement Program. Eighteen public airports were awarded funds for airport infrastructure, safety and improvement projects.

"West Virginia's airports play a critical role in the economy," Tomblin said in a news release. "They support businesses, manufacturers and emergency responders, maintaining local jobs and creating economic opportunity."

The airports to receive funds include: Mid-Ohio Valley Airport to improve the runway safety area; Appalachian Regional Airport to construct a building; Braxton County Airport to rehab the runway; Eastern WV Regional Airport to purchase land and rehab the taxiway; Elkins-Randolph Co. Airport to rehab the taxiway; Fairmont Municipal Airport to construct a taxiway; Greater Cumberland Regional Airport to rehab the runway; Greenbrier Valley Airport to construct a taxiway; Logan Airport to install weather reporting equipment; Marshall County Airport for a T-Hangar site and building; Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport to rehab the taxiway and runway; Morgantown Municipal Airport to rehab a terminal building; North Central WV Airport to install perimeter fencing and to update the airport master plan; Philippi-Barbour Co. Regional Airport to install a fuel farm; Raleigh Co. Memorial Airport to rehab the terminal building; Summersville Airport to rehab the runway; Tri-State Airport for a sustainable management plan, to improve airport drainage, rehab taxiways and acquire a handicap passenger lift device;  Upshur Co. Regional Airport to construct a building; and Yeager Airport for a sustainable management plan and to remove obstructions.