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Citynet asks PSC to investigate Frontier over fiber network use

In an escalating feud between Internet providers, Citynet filed a formal complaint against Frontier Communications this week, alleging Frontier is stifling competition in West Virginia.

Citynet said Frontier is refusing to honor a decade-old...

Citynet asks PSC to investigate Frontier over fiber network use

In an escalating feud between Internet providers, Citynet filed a formal complaint against Frontier Communications this week, alleging Frontier is stifling competition in West Virginia.

Citynet said Frontier is refusing to honor a decade-old...

Ashton Place Kroger renovations complete

Renovations to the Kroger supermarket in the Ashton Place shopping center are complete, the company said Monday.

Kroger has spent $12.9 million to expand the store from 53,000 to 70,000 square feet, company officials said. The expansion has...

Huntington Bank’s 2Q better than expected

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During its second quarter, regionally-based Huntington Bank’s earnings were better than Wall Street expectations, bank officials told reporters Friday during a conference call.

The Columbus, Ohio-based bank...

Does Divestment Work?
Does Divestment Work?

CHARLESTON — Paul Corbit Brown spelled out to lawmakers this spring what he said were the negative effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia: shattered mountains, polluted streams, and the...

WVEDA helps fund Italian company’s first U.S. operation

West Virginia Economic Development Authority board members agreed Thursday to help bring Pietro Fiorentini’s first United States manufacturing operation to West Virginia, approving a $1 million loan for the company.

The Italian-based...

West Virginia companies travel to Mexico on export mission
West Virginia companies travel to Mexico on export mission

On Monday, Brad Caserta met with two company chief executives he thought were too big to give him the time of day.

Caserta was in Mexico City, representing Huntington-based Steel of West Virginia.

“Sitting down and meeting with...

West Virginia’s Sport Mart to close after 84 years in business
West Virginia’s Sport Mart to close after 84 years in business

Since it opened in 1930, a year into the Great Depression, Sport Mart has supplied decades of West Virginia residents with sports equipment and uniforms. The store moved out of downtown Charleston in the 1980s, and has fought the growth of megastore...

Unemployment rate falls slightly in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment in West Virginia fell slightly in June.

WorkForce West Virginia says June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May.

The...

Guide to Appalachian food and farms unveiled
Guide to Appalachian food and farms unveiled

Dozens of locations in West Virginia will be part of the Bon Appetit Appalachia map-guide, which was unveiled at the Capitol Market on Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others.

The map-guide, accessible in print and online at visitappalachia....

Chains dunk into new markets
Chains dunk into new markets

With more than 20 locations in West Virginia, including six in Putnam County, the Sheetz convenience store chain is becoming a more common sight around the region.

Another popular chain, Dunkin’ Donuts, has recently expanded into the...

New art, glass store opens on Capitol Street
New art, glass store opens on Capitol Street

Only One Look is hoping to make an impression on the Charleston market in the next seven months.

The store had its soft opening for its new location at 110 Capitol St. last week.

“We love art and we know Charleston is an art town,...

Former commerce secretary Bulla dies
Former commerce secretary Bulla dies

West Virginia’s first Commerce Secretary, Tom Bulla, who was known for his common sense and empowering management style, died Wednesday in his Lewisburg home from Alzheimer’s complications. He was 75.

Bulla was born in Wilmington,...

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