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Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va. 12-05-2013 05:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
Gas prices down 1 cent in W.Va. 12-04-2013 05:37
Gas prices have dipped a bit in West Virginia. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state dropped 1 cent over the past week to about $3.32. That's down about ...
W.Va. ski season opening with plenty of snow 11-27-2013 05:11
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Snow is arriving in West Virginia just in time for the opening of the state's ski season.
Gas prices creep up 6 cents in W.Va. 11-27-2013 05:08
West Virginia motorists will pay a little more this week when they gas up for Thanksgiving travel. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state increased six ...
W.Va. agency sets employment workshop for vets 11-27-2013 05:07
Workforce West Virginia is planning a three-day employment workshop to help current and former military members and their spouses find new careers. The Off Base Transition Training workshop is set for ...
Governor: Texas company to create 60 jobs in W.Va. 11-21-2013 09:28
A Texas-based company plans to create at least 60 jobs in West Virginia after it builds a plant that will produce an ingredient used in steel making, state officials said Thursday. Plano-based Carbonyx ...
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Marshall officials: Cheer for the team wherever you are 12-05-2013 07:02
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University fans across the country will be cheering when the Thundering Herd takes the field against Rice Saturday in Houston, Texas to play for the Conference USA Championship. As a show of support, fans are being asked to shout the well-known “We Are…Marshall” chant, wherever they are, starting with the 12 p.m. EST kickoff and again every time Marshall scores. “Our football team loves and responds to its fans,” said Verna Gibson, former Marshall University Board of Governors chair, in a statement. Like many Marshall fans, she said she is disappointed the Thundering Herd is not playing the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The executive director of the state School Building Authority told MetroNews Thursday he’s not overly concerned about a cut in the ratings outlook for $260 million in outstanding revenues bonds being used to finance school construction in the Mountain State. “We’re already bonded,” the SBA’s Mark Manchin said. “We sold our bonds in 2008, 2009 and 2010. We were able to generate over 200-million dollars as a result of that and we’re in.” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services put up a red flag recently about the debt because the payoff of the bonds is based on the state...
Calling for a higher minimum wage 12-05-2013 05:49
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of fast food workers across the United States are uniting to continue the call for a higher minimum wage and the ability to unionize. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour or about $15,000 a year for full-time work. On Thursday, those workers and labor organizers took to the streets in 100 cities. “Right now, the minimum wage workers earn less than $300 a week. No matter where you live, that’s just not enough money to make ends meet,” said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. In New York City,...
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) are forming a partnership in an effort to provide better care to those in rural areas. The joint management services agreement was announced Wednesday during an open house celebration at PVH. Leadership from both hospitals, along with PVH staff took part in the ceremony. The agreement is for the 101 bed acute care facility and 100 bed nursing and rehabilitation center in Point Pleasant. PVH will keep its name, medical staff and employees. “I know this is going to be a winning partnership. We share common goals, dedicated staffs,...
Police identify body found in Elk River 12-04-2013 15:53
GASSAWAY, W.Va. — Authorities in Braxton County have identified the woman found dead in the Elk River earlier this week as that of Barba Chapman. Deputies said the 82-year-old was found Monday at about 11 a.m. near the bridge going into Gassaway. An autopsy is currently being conducted on her body by the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. Deputies at this point do not believe her death is suspicious. Investigators said a family member found Chapman’s body.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — One of the men originally charged in connection with the 1999 disappearance of two Lewis County women is back behind bars on a new charge. David Hughes turned himself in Wednesday and was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery of the two women. Hughes was previously charged with allegedly being involved in the robbery, kidnapping and murder of Maxine Stalnaker and Mary Friend on Dec. 1, 1999. Two other men, Joseph Metz and Charles Steven Freeman, were also charged in the crime. On Nov. 8, those charges were dropped against Hughes, Metz and Freeman. However, authorities said the investigation was...
Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway. more... (pdf)
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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