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West Virginia poultry farmers guarding against bird flu
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West Virginia poultry farmers guarding against bird flu

West Virginia’s poultry industry isn’t waiting for a chicken to test positive for bird flu before they react.

As a strain of the flu -- also known as avian influenza -- has spread throughout the Midwest, infecting large flocks of...

WV tax incentives: Business boon or bust for county coffers
WV tax incentives: Business boon or bust for county coffers

At least 13 companies in West Virginia pay reduced or possibly no property taxes because of a program in which the West Virginia Economic Development Authority purchases property and leases the land, buildings or equipment back to the businesses....

NiSource, Columbia Pipeline Group finalize separation

NiSource Inc. and Columbia Pipeline Group announced on Wednesday that they have completed their corporate separation.

NiSource first announced that it would spin off CPG into a separate company on Sept. 29 of last year. Both companies will...

West Virginia poultry farmers guarding against bird flu
West Virginia poultry farmers guarding against bird flu

West Virginia’s poultry industry isn’t waiting for a chicken to test positive for bird flu before they react.

As a strain of the flu -- also known as avian influenza -- has spread throughout the Midwest, infecting large flocks of...

As controversial spinoff occurs, DuPont sells two Belle units
As controversial spinoff occurs, DuPont sells two Belle units

DuPont Co. on Tuesday sold two units at its Belle plant to a private firm, as the chemical giant neared the expected July 1 date for the controversial spinoff of its performance chemicals unit, which includes the Belle facility and half of the...

Community Notes

Stonewall Fourth of July

WESTON, W.Va. — Stonewall Resort will host a Fourth of July celebration, with fireworks, music and recreational activities for the whole family, beginning...

Blackhawk Mining plans to buy some Patriot Coal assets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Blackhawk Mining LLC says it plans to buy some of Patriot Coal’s assets in Southern West Virginia.

Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk said in a news release that it has...

Teamsters, Airgas employees on West Side, reject contract

On Saturday, Teamster members working for Airgas Mid-America in Charleston unanimously rejected the company’s offer for a collective bargaining agreement. This would be the first contract negotiated by the union since the company’s...

West Virginia lumber industry rebounding
West Virginia lumber industry rebounding

The trees that cover the Mountain State and attract visitors with their colorful visuals in the fall are becoming a sought after commodity again.

Spurred on by the recovering housing market in the United States and new export opportunities in...

Business faces: June 28, 2015
Business faces: June 28, 2015

Health care

Laure Marino has joined Highland Hospital in the Primary Care Center in Process Strategies. The Nurse Practitioner has degrees from Creighton, West Virginia University and Memphis University. She is also working on her doctorate in...

Gazette announces promotions
Gazette announces promotions

The Daily Gazette Company President Elizabeth E. Chilton announced that Susan Chilton Shumate has been elected Publisher of the Charleston Gazette. She also announced that Robert L. Smith II has been elected to the Board of the Daily Gazette Company....

Appalachian Power talks about multimillion-dollar infrastructure project

Dozens of Charleston-area residents on Wednesday got a peek at Appalachian Power’s multi-million dollar plan to upgrade the city’s electrical infrastructure.

The company hosted an open house at Horace Mann Middle School in Kanawha...

PSC asks about conversion of coal-fired plants to natural gas

The state Public Service Commission continues to ask for more information from Appalachian Power about the recent closings of four coal-fired plants in the region.

Last month, the PSC’s staff filed a petition asking Appalachian Power to...

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