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  • Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:00:21 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Frank LongwellPhoto courtesy of Frank Longwell
    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.
    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.
  • Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:15 GMT
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
  • Energy expert trades Rockies for Appalachian mountains

    Energy expert trades Rockies for Appalachian mountains

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:30:07 GMT
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    Kyle Mork wasn't born in Charleston, but his connections to the Mountain State brought him here — twice.
    Kyle Mork wasn't born in Charleston, but his connections to the Mountain State brought him here — twice.
  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Energy expert has more than 30 years in the business

    Energy expert has more than 30 years in the business

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:00:13 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Boom: Northern Panhandle natural gas industry workers, businesses, communities profiting

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

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:15 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Highmark Foundation gives $74K

    Highmark Foundation gives $74K

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:00:17 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Pennington pegged as president and CEO of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:31:43 GMT
    James M. Pennington is the new president and chief executive officer of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley.
    James M. Pennington is the new president and chief executive officer of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley.
  • SOE Nominations

    SOE Nominations

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:17:09 GMT
  • UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:33 GMT
    The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.
    A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until around Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.
  • SBA presents check to Elkins hotel

    SBA presents check to Elkins hotel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:00:18 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    WV Division of Highways Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigator

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:35:08 GMT
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
    Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Equipment Division of the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld's office.
  • Does Lady Justice often peek from her blindfold?

    Does Lady Justice often peek from her blindfold?

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:00:12 GMT
    Not knowing it would be her last day of life, the woman with long dark hair dressed to go out for the evening. I heard our neighbor's door slam as she left the house. She wore a white blouse and a pencil skirt of dark blue. High-heels and Navy blue pantyhose underscored her outfit.
    Not knowing it would be her last day of life, the woman with long dark hair dressed to go out for the evening. I heard our neighbor's door slam as she left the house. She wore a white blouse and a pencil skirt of dark blue. High-heels and Navy blue pantyhose underscored her outfit.
  • Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:00:16 GMT
    LINDA HARRIS / The State JournalLINDA HARRIS / The State Journal
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-31 11:11:24 GMT
    Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's...
    Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first family's longtime...
  • American Energy Partners announces land acquisition in 5 WV counties

    American Energy Partners announces land acquisition in 5 WV counties

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:34:05 GMT
    Two American Energy Partners LP affiliates have acquired 75,000 net acres of land in North-Central West Virginia and a bordering Ohio county, the company announced Aug. 5.
    Two American Energy Partners LP affiliates have acquired 75,000 net acres of land in North-Central West Virginia and a bordering Ohio county, the company announced Aug. 5.
  • Business plan: WV is halfway through its 40-year plan to revitalize state's economy

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

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:00:22 GMT
    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.
    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.