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Parks board to decide fate of director

Members express lack of confidence in Jeff Hutchinson, following logging trial

Kanawha parks officials weigh fate of director
Kanawha parks officials weigh fate of director

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want to review transcripts from last month’s timber theft trial before deciding on the fate of Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson.

The parks board talked about the trial and...

Labor leaders see signs of hope
Labor leaders see signs of hope

Last year, union membership for all wage and salary workers held steady at 11.3 percent. Labor leaders hope that’s one sign that a decades-long decline in union membership may be slowing or stopping.

“The national labor movement is ...

Attorney can’t question Plants before hearing, judges rule

The attorney representing Kanawha County commissioners in their attempt to remove county Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants won’t be allowed to question Plants before a hearing on the matter.

Three judges appointed to hear the removal...

Website offers medical cost comparisons for W.Va.

More than 15 million Americans were covered by high-deductible insurance plans as of January 2013, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans — a marked jump from the one million covered by similar plans in 2005.

With maximum...

Cross Lanes teenager met alleged killer on Internet, police say
Cross Lanes teenager met alleged killer on Internet, police say

An Ohio man accused in the slaying of a Cross Lanes teenager met the girl over the Internet, according to detectives.

Ernest Michael Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, was charged with murder this morning by the Meigs County prosecuting attorney in the ...

$5B, 550-mile natural gas pipeline to start in Harrison County

Four major energy companies are coming together for a new 550-mile natural gas pipeline project that starts in Harrison County, creating a new route for Marcellus and Utica shale gas to flow southeast.

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural...

Charity offers biscuits, gravy and medicine
Charity offers biscuits, gravy and medicine

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By Bill Lynch

Staff writer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A sizable crowd had...

Seven tons of trash removed from illegal dump in Mingo

CHATTAROY, W.Va. – Mingo County authorities have removed 7 tons of trash from an illegal open dump along U.S. 52 near Chattaroy.

County Commission president Greg “Hootie” Smith tells the Williamson Daily News that several...

Pedestrian tunnel planned at W.Va. state fair

FAIRLEA, W.Va. – The state plans to build a pedestrian tunnel to improve access to the State Fair of West Virginia’s fairgrounds.

The $2 million tunnel will run underneath southbound U.S. 219 in Fairlea. It will be located just...

State agency to treat 3 rivers for black flies

HINTON, W.Va. – State officials plan to spray three southern West Virginia rivers this week to suppress the black fly population.

The Department of Agriculture tells media outlets that it will conduct aerial treatments Wednesday on the...

Kelly to remain family judge until replacement named

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Recently retired Kanawha family court judge Mike Kelly will stay on the bench until his replacement is named.

West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an administrative order Tuesday that said Kelly would ...

Six new scholarships to help Marshall med students

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Medical students at Marshall University will benefit from six new scholarships.

The scholarships were created through a graduating giving program called Adopt a Medical Student. The program allows gifts to be made...

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