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Authority facilitates transfer of Fairmont General Hospital

Members of the West Virginia Economic Authority decided Thursday to facilitate the transfer of Fairmont General Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services.

The hospital, which has more than 700 employees and 200 beds, filed for Chapter 11...

Developer planning duplexes near Hurricane Wal-Mart

Putnam County Planner John Butterworth said the county planning commission is set to vote Aug. 26 on preliminary plat approval for Peaceful Acres, which would be located off Orchard Park Road.

James Judson Thompson, owner of Hurricane-based...

Frontier, union reach contract agreement
Frontier, union reach contract agreement

After 13 months of negotiations, the Communications Workers of America and Frontier Communications reached a labor-contract agreement on Monday. It will cover 1,500 CWA members working for Frontier in West Virginia.

Frontier and the CWA issued a ...

Cabell Huntington, St. Mary’s in talks about affiliation

Two of the state’s largest medical facilities may become partners, a spokesman for one of the hospitals said Monday.

Officials from Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, both located in Huntington, are in talks ...

Cramming: Cell phone bills may contain third-party charges
Cramming: Cell phone bills may contain third-party charges

As he winds his Senate career down, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is continuing his battle against “cramming” — a practice that many American consumers don’t know about, but one that has cost them billions of dollars in...

Small Business Administration lending grows in Mountain State

West Virginia entrepreneurs have received more financial support from the Small Business Administration and its lending partners this year, the SBA reports.

Lending is up 80 percent in the Mountain State compared to last year’s third-...

Union rallies for new Frontier contract
Union rallies for new Frontier contract

The contract between Frontier Communications and more than 1,500 employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America union expired a year ago. Since then, the contract has been extended several times while both sides try to hammer out a new...

Gas prices fall 7 cents in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week.

AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.61. That’s about a nickel less per gallon compared with the same week a year ago....

Aldi, Five Guys plan Putnam locations

WINFIELD — A grocer, burger joint and manufacturer have plans to open new Putnam County locations.

The county Office of Planning and Infrastructure has approved permits it received last week for Aldi and Five...

Union at odds with car dealer; contractor disputes claims
Union at odds with car dealer; contractor disputes claims

Union members who have been protesting one local auto dealership for weeks have filed a complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court over harassment by employees, but the contractor on the job says most of the workers he’s using are union...

Sales tax from online retailers tops $19 million
Sales tax from online retailers tops $19 million

West Virginia collected more than $19.6 million in sales taxes from online retailers in the just-completed 2013-14 budget year, according to deputy revenue secretary Mark Muchow.

That’s up considerably from past years, thanks to...

October opening eyed for hotel on Boulevard
October opening eyed for hotel on Boulevard

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rough winter weather delayed completion of Charleston’s newest hotel, but the Courtyard by Marriott should be ready to open in October, said developer Charlie Wendell.

“We just were pouring concrete in...

Family Dollar sale may not affect local residents
Family Dollar sale may not affect local residents

A major acquisition in the burgeoning field of discount stores may not have much effect for local residents.

On Monday, Dollar Tree agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores for $8.5 billion. The move will see the merger of two of the nation’s...

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