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Mount Olive correctional officer charged with copper theft

January 27, 2015

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — A Mount Olive Correctional Complex correctional officer has been charged with stealing copper from the maximum-security prison. more »»

Coal company pays back taxes owed to McDowell County

January 27, 2015

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A Russian coal company has paid more than $1 million in back taxes owed to McDowell County.

Mechel Bluestone Inc. more »»

Lewisburg restoring water service following diesel spill

January 27, 2015

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Lewisburg is turning the water back on for about 12,000 area residents who lost service because of a diesel fuel spill. more »»

Survey sheds light on W.Va. attitudes on juvenile offenders

January 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survey found that many in West Virginia want juvenile offenders who commit less serious crime placed in community settings. more »»

US funding programs aimed at helping W.Va.'s homeless

January 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving $6.7 million in federal funds for projects aimed at helping the homeless.

The funding is from the U.S. more »»

W.Va. agencies centers taking applications for heating aid

January 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Low-income West Virginia residents who need a hand to pay their winter heating bills can start applying for federal assistanc. more »»

WVU Foundation reports milestone in drive for $1 billion

January 27, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University fundraising campaign has topped the 80 percent mark in its quest to raise $1 billion. more »»

Study: W.Va. greyhound racing subsidies a bad investment

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A study commissioned by state lawmakers says greyhound racing subsidies are a bad investment and should be eliminated. more »»

W.Va. proposes fees in tank law to prevent chemical spills

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State environmental regulators say the highest-risk aboveground storage tanks could face a $375 annual fee in a law to protect water supplies. more »»

W.Va. abandons plan to send inmates out of state

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is abandoning a plan to house some inmates in Kentucky.

The state had considered the transfer of up to 400 inmates. more »»

Companies bid millions to drill under state lands in W.Va.

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Companies have bid millions of dollars to drill for oil and natural gas beneath several state-owned lands in West Virginia. more »»

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs in its health plan for retired workers. more »»

Gas line explodes in Brooke County, no injuries reported

January 26, 2015

FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. (AP) — Police have shut down an area in northern Brooke County following a gas line explosion. more »»

Fayette board asks state to OK inspections of all facilities

January 26, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The Fayette County Board of Education is seeking state approval to inspect all of the district's school buildings.

The request comes in the wake of the Jan. more »»

Plane makes emergency landing at W.Va. airport, no injuries

January 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — An airport official says no one was injured when a United Express flight made an emergency landing at North Central West Virginia Airpor. more »»

About 12,000 in Lewisburg area without water due to spill

January 26, 2015

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A diesel fuel spill has left about 12,000 people in the Lewisburg area without drinking water. more »»

Hurricane offers free smoke alarms to residents

January 26, 2015

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane is offering free smoke alarms to residents in an effort to prevent fire-related deaths. more »»

Director of Oglebay Park's Good Zoo retires after 40 years

January 26, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The director of Oglebay Park's Good Zoo has retired after 40 years.

Penny Miller's retirement was effective Saturday. more »»

W.Va. to release draft natural gas air permit Feb. 5

January 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A draft of a new state air quality permit for natural gas activities will be released next month. more »»



OCTOBER OLD-TIME WEEKEND, Friday through Nov. 3, wraps up with an array of talent. The Fiddlers' Reunion Square Dance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday at the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins. Admission is $6. The Fiddlers' Reunion and Dance Contest takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. more »

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