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Lake Erie’s algae woes began building a decade ago
Lake Erie’s algae woes began building a decade ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear.

Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very...

Becoming a confidential informant can be both risky and enticing
Becoming a confidential informant can be both risky and enticing

For someone addicted to drugs or facing criminal charges, becoming a confidential informant can be pretty tempting.

For Branda Basham, it may have gotten her killed....

CURA confident new hotel would be ‘upscale’
CURA confident new hotel would be ‘upscale’

Although a developer’s past projects lean toward suburban budget hotels, the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority is confident that’s not part of the plan for the former site of the Holley Hotel on Quarrier Street.

Mayur Patel, of...

Milling schedule for Monday

West Virginia Paving will mill the following streets between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday:

Chesterfield Avenue: from South Park Road to Chappell Road.

Churchill Drive: from Wilkie Drive to Maefair Drive.

Fayette man arrested after allegedly stabbing teenager

Deputies have arrested a Fayette County man for allegedly stabbing his 16-year-old son in the back late Saturday night.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, deputies got a report of a fight in progress at a...

Bill Hall: Add mental health to defense of Kanawha State Forest

I have been a frequent and regular user of Kanawha State Forest for three decades, where I hike, go birding and bike. I have also served children, adolescents and adults as a mental health professional in this community for an even longer...

Kanawha employee sues boss, commission

An employee with the Kanawha County Department of Emergency Services is suing its director, claiming he sexually harassed her and she was retaliated against and made to work in a hostile environment.

Tammie Chandler, an administrative assistant ...

Readers’ Voice: Aug. 4, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

Why don’t you do more articles on the Federal Reserves and how they can print money with nothing to back...

Harler is WVU’s first 2016 basketball commitment

Wheeling Central’s Chase Harler has become West Virginia’s first commitment to the basketball recruiting class of 2016.

Harler, a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 22 points per game as a sophomore, scored 30 in the Maroon...

Innerviews: Two-war veteran still haunted by memories
Innerviews: Two-war veteran still haunted by memories

Seventy years later, he still gets teary when he recalls the young seaman hollering for help, screaming that he didn’t want to die. He did, of course. Nine men froze to death that awful night in the frigid ocean when their landing...

Editorial: Still fighting curse of domestic violence

Nearly three-fourths of West Virginia women who are murdered are victims of violent husbands, ex-husbands, lovers or other “intimate partners,” FBI reports say. When the attacker has a gun, death is more certain. The irrational killer...

1 dead in St. Albans fire

One person died in a fire early Sunday morning in St. Albans, a Metro 911 dispatcher said.

Firefighters responded around 5 a.m. to the fire at 2510 Washington Ave. The dispatcher didn’t have any further information on the fire’s...

Statehouse Beat: Raines saga grows stranger

Stranger and stranger is the best way to describe the saga of Delegate Suzette Raines, R-Kanawha.

On Tuesday, her attorney emailed a copy of her very overdue financial disclosure form to the state Ethics Commission, but interim executive...

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