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Editor’s Desk: Outlook season a busy, exciting time at the newspaper

After the first of the year, we roll up our sleeves here at Charleston Newspapers and start planning and working on our annual Outlook sections.

Bulletin Board: Jan. 27, 2015

Independent living

The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 4 in the third-floor conference room of the Division of Rehabilitation Services office, 10 McJunkin Road, Nitro. All materials...

Businesses, schools closed after Lewisburg spill fouls water

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Schools, hotels, restaurants and other businesses were closed in Lewisburg and the surrounding area today, after a diesel spill contaminated a creek that feeds the water supply in the Lewisburg area over the weekend.

A tanker ...

Editorial: Educated on climate science

Some members of West Virginia’s Board of Education — presumably swayed by the state’s polluting industries — attempted to cast doubt over global warming by changing rules for discussion in Mountain State science classrooms. ...

Man charged with killing wife in case that echoes his mother’s murder
Man charged with killing wife in case that echoes his mother’s murder

Kayla Neel, a college student and department store employee, was 20 years old when, prosecutors say, she was shot and killed by her husband.

On Dec. 16, Michael Eugene Neel, 25, of Bluefield, shot Kayla as she sat in a friend’s truck in...

Companies bid millions to drill under state lands in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Companies have bid millions of dollars to drill for oil and natural gas beneath several state-owned lands in West Virginia.

On Friday, the state Department of Commerce opened bids for Marcellus shale fracking under...

W.Va. to release draft natural gas air permit Feb. 5

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A draft of a new state air quality permit for natural gas activities will be released next month.

The West Virginia Division of Air Quality’s new G80-A general permit would cover control and prevention of air...

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 1974, when the facility was still...

Doug Smock: Paper-wad tosser should get four games
Doug Smock: Paper-wad tosser should get four games

AFTER ALL these years of following sports, whether for a paycheck or as a paying customer, I’ve long shed the delusion that I’ve seen it all. I know something different is bound to happen every time I break out my laptop.

Now I...

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 Tucker counties.

The West...

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 tells The Exponent Telegram that the ERJ 145...

Man who allegedly rammed deputy’s truck walks away from hospital
Man who allegedly rammed deputy’s truck walks away from hospital

A Kanawha County man walked away from CAMC General Hospital after this morning, after allegedly smashing his car into a Kanawha sheriff’s department vehicle over the weekend.

Brian E. Spencer, 34, of Falcon Drive, was unconscious and...

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.

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