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WVU FOOTBALL: Defense a focal point as preseason camp begins
Mel Moraes/For the Daily Mail
WVU FOOTBALL: Defense a focal point as preseason camp begins

Mountaineers start camp today in Morgantown.

Kroger restricts sales of medicines with meth-making ingredients

Kroger supermarkets have joined a growing number of retailers in West Virginia that are restricting sales of a cold medication that’s also used to make methamphetamine in clandestine labs.

This week, Kroger agreed to tighten customer...

W.Va.’s business index continues to show growth

After a sluggish start to the year, the Mountain State Business Index is back on track, according to John Deskins, director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research.

The business index,...

Medicare drug discounts save W.Va. seniors $12 million

More than 15,000 West Virginia seniors have saved a collective $12 million so far this year through a provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to close the coverage gap for those who had previously paid the full price for prescription drugs,...

Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee
Johnny Staats headlines Live on the Levee

Acclaimed West Virginia musician Johnny Staats and his band, The Delivery Boys, headline a night of free bluegrass music at Live on the Levee Friday. They’ll perform 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m., while Lincoln County trio The Band Wagon ...

Beckley’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend
Beckley’s Simply Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend

The 2014 Simply Jazz and Blues Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Word Park, 421 Neville St., Beckley. The free event features multiple West Virginia artists, as well as a half dozen national acts. Headliners are The Bob Thompson Unit Friday and...

Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend
Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend

The free Lewisburg Literary Festival, now in its third year, will be held Friday and Saturday in various locations in the town. Featured authors are Garth Stein (“The Art of Racing in the Rain”) and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc...

Union rallies for new Frontier contract
Union rallies for new Frontier contract

The contract between Frontier Communications and more than 1,500 employees who belong to the Communications Workers of America union expired a year ago. Since then, the contract has been extended several times while both sides try to hammer out a new...

Two dead in fire in St. Albans
Two dead in fire in St. Albans

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The state fire marshal’s office has determined that “careless smoking” was the cause of a fire that left two people dead in St. Albans on Wednesday.

A male and female were found dead in the house at 2069 ...

Church’s outdoor fridge raises questions in Ravenswood
Church’s outdoor fridge raises questions in Ravenswood

Last weekend, the Rev. Shauna Hyde and the congregants at First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood plugged in what they all thought would be a great way to allow unrestricted access to food for the needy in Jackson County -- a refrigerator....

Work underway for electric project in W.Va.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – FirstEnergy Corp. says construction is underway on a new transmission substation in Doddridge County to help meet the electric demands of the area’s rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry.

The company also ...

W.Va., Pa., Ohio coal supporters rally before EPA hearings in Pittsburgh
W.Va., Pa., Ohio coal supporters rally before EPA hearings in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top elected state officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal...

Teen reportedly robbed downtown

A teenager was mugged in downtown Charleston on Tuesday by three men who allegedly beat him before taking off with his cell phone and other items, according to a court document.

The 15-year-old victim was walking through Brawley Walkway between...

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