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Tom Crouser: West Virginia Ranks 49th in CNBC Business Study
Tom Crouser: West Virginia Ranks 49th in CNBC Business Study

West Virginia ranked 49th out of 50 states in CNBC’s 9th annual America’s Top States for Business ranking released June 24.

The top five states were Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Colorado and Georgia. Neighboring Virginia was 12th, Ohio...

AG’s office: Parkersburg tax plan not in accordance with law

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office says Parkersburg’s plan to delay business and occupation tax cuts isn’t in accordance with the state’s home rule law.

The...

Dex Media sells Martinsburg building as part of downsizing

MARTINSBURG — Dex Media has sold its building in Martinsburg as part of a downsizing of its business.

Dex Media spokeswoman Suzanne Keen tells The Journal that the company will continue to occupy the building as part of a lease-back...

Charleston Town Center announces four new stores

The Charleston Town Center Mall has announced the opening of four new stores.

Lisa McCracken, the marketing director for the mall, said rue21, Rack Room Shoes, Altar’d State and Sleep Number by Select Comfort have either opened shop or...

Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea
Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea

By Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.

In a June 20 op-ed, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney invited Pope Francis to visit the West Virginia coalfields, because the pope opposed global warming. Raney’s commentary was clearly...

Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more
Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more

The killings came first, then the escape and, finally, the hanging — a span of 44 days that shook Jackson County.

John F. Morgan’s December 1897 execution made the national papers. By the time the rope snapped his neck and his body ...

Fire tower camping off to a hot start in WV’s Seneca State Forest
Fire tower camping off to a hot start in WV’s Seneca State Forest

DUNMORE — West Virginia’s hottest tourist attraction used to be all about fire.

For 53 years, the Thorny Mountain fire lookout tower —...

Funerals for: July 05, 2015

Caldwell, Joseph T. Jr. 3 p.m., Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan.

Herndon, Milton T. 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Huntington.

Jones, Kathleen 3 p.m., Antioch Advent Christian Church,...

Ramon Skaggs

Ramon Edward Skaggs, 64, of Huntington, died Sun. June 21, 2015. Private service is being planned for the family. Henson-Kitchen Mortuary is in charge of arrangments.

Charles Paul
Charles Paul

Charles Benjamin (Ben) Paul, affectionately known as "Papa," passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 3, 2015.

He was born in Hinton, W.Va., but lived over 60 years in South Charleston, operating several businesses and serving his...

Thomas Metten II
Thomas Metten II

Thomas Edison Metten, II, 58, of Dunbar, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

He was born on June 23, 1957, to the late Thomas Edison and Gladys Metten. Thomas was a painter and owner of American Pride Painting. The past few years he could...

Naomi Kelley

Naomi Christine Kelley, 79, of Bloomingrose, died July 3, 2015. Funeral will be 6 p.m. Tues. July 7, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Visitation will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Graveside service will be noon Wed. July 8, at Pineview Cemetery,...

Quewanncoll Stephens II

Quewanncoll Casanova Stephens II, departed this life in Paso Robles, Calif. on June 30, 2015. He had recently celebrated his 45th birthday with his father, Quewancoll Stephens Sr., Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired.

A former "Mr. State",...

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