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No WV health officials trained to respond to chemical leaks, CDC says

None of West Virginia’s state public health officials were trained to respond to a chemical disaster at the time of the recent massive chemical leak and water contamination, according to

American Woodmark 1Q profit rises 39 percent

WINCHESTER, Va. – Cabinet maker American Woodmark Corp. says its profit rose 39 percent in its fiscal first quarter on higher sales.

The Winchester, Virginia-based company said its earnings rose to $9.2 million, or 59 cents per share,...

Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

HONAKER, Va. – New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches.

Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release that the Jonesville branch will be consolidated...

State police investigate fatal fire in Sophia fire

SOPHIA, W.Va. (AP) – State police are investigating a fire in Sophia that killed a resident and injured three firefighters.

Media outlets report that the fire occurred late Sunday at a mobile home. An adult male living in the mobile home...

Future Solid planning needed

A Coal River mining complex just sent workers a bitter warning that it may terminate 280 jobs at two deep mines and two surface mines at Alum Creek and Julian in early October. A fifth mine in the complex already wiped out 160 jobs in the past year....

Charges dismissed in Ohio County neglect case

WHEELING, W.Va. – A judge has dismissed charges against a Wheeling couple accused of neglect in the death of their 3-year-old daughter.

Media outlets report that Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone approved a prosecution request ...

Video prompts probe of Parkersburg bridge work

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell says the state is investigating material that fell into the Ohio River during a bridge repair and maintenance project.

Media outlets report that a video posted earlier this month on...

Hikers to help W.Va. child advocacy centers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hikes will be held across West Virginia next month to raise money for child advocacy centers.

The wvCANclimb event is scheduled for Sept. 6.

The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network says more than 10 cities and...

Trophy fish, deer sought for W.Va. display

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia outdoors officials are looking to display trophy fish and big bucks at an upcoming event.

West Virginia’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall...

Suicide prevention, awareness walk set in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide is planning an awareness event this weekend in Charleston.

The fourth annual Walk for Suicide Prevention is set for noon Saturday at Magic Island....

Lawmakers seek study on state craft beer industry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A legislative committee has requested a study on whether West Virginia’s small craft beer industry is unfairly burdened by regulations meant to govern large beer distributors.

Blackwater Brewing Co. owner and...

Hickman: 3 surgeries later, Chestnut back in the mix
Hickman: 3 surgeries later, Chestnut back in the mix

MORGANTOWN — For a guy who arrived on campus three years ago with impeccable credentials and playing at a position of great need, Terrell Chestnut has had far too little impact on West Virginia’s defense....

Leggett works his way back from injuries
Leggett works his way back from injuries

HUNTINGTON — Ah, yes, the dreaded high ankle sprain. The bigger, badder brother of the “conventional” ankle sprain, and the robber of football seasons everywhere.

A.J. Leggett fulfilled his quota ...

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