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Putnam County Schools makes new hires

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education approved several hires on Monday in preparation for the 2014-15 school year.

The board approved positions for about a dozen teachers, plus coaches, bus drivers and other...

Putnam County Schools makes new hires

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education approved several hires on Monday in preparation for the 2014-15 school year.

The board approved positions for about a dozen teachers, plus coaches, bus drivers and other personnel....

Water company seeks to narrow PSC leak probe

West Virginia American Water Co. lawyers are objecting to requests for information related to January’s water crisis, in a move that consumer advocates at the state Public Service Commission say would wrongly narrow a PSC investigation of the...

Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.

The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional — a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in West Virginia....

Freedom executives want legal costs paid

The nearly $3 million settlement Freedom Industries has reached with its insurance company has hit a potential snag, as former officers of the bankrupt company try to force that...

As public hearings begin, EPA again defends greenhouse proposal

As the agency begins a week-long series of public hearings in four cities, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insisted again on Monday that the coal industry would survive an Obama administration proposal to curb greenhouse gas...

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

Staff writer

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,...

Coonskin lake proposed as backup water source

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State and local officials say they will review a proposal to build a new Coonskin Park lake that would serve as a reservoir to provide a temporary backup drinking water source for the Kanawha Valley.

The proposal,...

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...

Recaptured fugitive, others accused in arson-for-insurance scheme

BECKLEY — Four West Virginia residents face charges after allegedly setting fire to a home to collect insurance money, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

George and Rebecca Bonnell, Samuel...

Kanawha grand jury indicts 77

A Kanawha County grand jury indicted two people on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection to a May shooting in a South Charleston neighborhood.

Terrence Arthur Brown, 24, of Dunbar, and Ashley Lynn Workman, 19, of South Charleston,...

Prediction of a coal catastrophe is nonsense

Prediction of a coal catastrophe is nonsense

Editor:

The sky is falling and the oceans are rising all due to coal. Harry Reid says coal is making everyone sick. Barbara Boxer and Henry Waxman, who represent the nut capital of the country,...

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