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Lewisburg water tests OK; water plant back in service

Lewisburg’s water treatment plant is back online after tests showed no diesel contamination at its intake along the Greenbrier River.

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester said city officials received word around 7 p.m. Monday that the state...

W.Va. proposes fees in tank law to prevent chemical spills

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State environmental regulators say the highest-risk above-ground storage tanks could face a $375 annual fee in a law to protect water supplies.

Department of Environmental Protection...

Secretary says fewer want to drill for gas on state land

Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette told legislators Monday there has been a dramatic drop-off in interest by natural gas drillers to bid on rights to drill on state properties — a decline he attributes to falling natural gas prices....

Solid Waste Authority to get free architectural services for new facility
Solid Waste Authority to get free architectural services for new facility

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority will receive free architectural services in designing a new facility to replace the crumbling Slack Street recycling center.

Meanwhile, the Solid Waste Authority’s governing board voted to ask for...

Schools for Deaf and Blind funding bill passes committee

A bill that would allow the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind to access more funding for construction projects unanimously passed a House of Delegates committee Monday.

House Bill 2160 would allow the Romney schools to apply for all...

Logan native handed $2,600 at drive-through
Logan native handed $2,600 at drive-through

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Logan native has drawn widespread attention after ordering a spicy chicken sandwich and a sweet tea at a Burger King drive-through and getting $2,631 instead.

Janelle Rockhold Jones, of Rochester, New Hampshire,...

Boil-water advisories: Jan. 26, 2015

The city of Ronceverte has issued a boil-water advisory because of low pressure in the system.

A boil-water advisory for the Arnett System has been lifted by the Raleigh County Public Service District.

The Eastern Wyoming Public Service...

Capito talks politics with county commissioners
Capito talks politics with county commissioners

In her 14 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito represented one-third of West Virginians.

As she told a meeting of county commissioners in Charleston on Monday, being a U.S. senator is different....

Study: Greyhound racing a bad bet for W.Va. economy
Study: Greyhound racing a bad bet for W.Va. economy

Subsidies from the state’s casino video lottery profits account for more than 95 percent of greyhound racing revenues, making it a bad bet for the West Virginia economy, an impact study commissioned by the Legislature concludes....

Director of Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo retires after 40 years

WHEELING, W.Va. — The director of Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo has retired after 40 years.

Penny Miller’s retirement was effective Saturday. She had served as the zoo’s director since...

NFL Other scandals

For a week, America was obsessed by alarms that the New England Patriots may have won a Super Bowl berth by using slightly deflated footballs that were easier to grip, throw and catch. However, the deflation apparently was caused by cold weather...

FEMA awards hazard mitigation grants to 3 W.Va. counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three West Virginia counties will share more than $835,000 in federal hazard mitigation funding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the grants to Kanawha, Greenbrier and...

Plane makes emergency landing at airport, no injuries reported

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — An airport official says no one was injured when a United Express flight made an emergency landing at North Central West Virginia Airport.

Airport director Rick Rock told The Exponent ...

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