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Mike Casazza: Aggressive defense helps, hinders WVU
Mike Casazza: Aggressive defense helps, hinders WVU

By Mike Casazza

Senate passes DOH audit bill

Legislation to require a performance and efficiency audit of the West Virginia Division of Highways (SB8) passed the Senate, 26-8, on Wednesday over objections from Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, who said the potential $500,000 cost of the study should...

Charleston woman gets 7 years for heroin, drugs

A Charleston woman was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for heroin and firearm charges.

Chandra Ross, 30, pleaded guilty last year to possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm with an obliterated...

Innovation, ideas on display at State Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 40 exhibitors will put their innovations on display at the Capitol to illustrate the power of West Virginia’s cutting edge economy.

The event today is called...

Manchin, state Republicans at odds on meth eradication

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is urging West Virginia legislators to pass a bill that would require a prescription for a cold medication that’s used to fuel illegal methamphetamine labs.

In a...

WVSU financial audits show improvement

West Virginia State University’s audits for the past two fiscal years show a roughly $2.3 million increase in the school’s net position from 2012-13 to 2013-14.

Net position refers to the university’s assets, which can...

East End board questions initial merger plan

East End Main Street board members raised questions Wednesday about the merger between Charleston’s two Main Street organizations.

East End Main Street and West Side Main Street announced in September that the two organizations would...

Scarf ‘n’ art (photo)
Scarf ‘n’ art (photo)

Boil-water advisory

The state Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a boil-water advisory for the Pax Water company’s Lively area only, following a water main break.

Customers in that area should boil their water for at least one full minute...

CAMC officials laud rating from national company

Charleston Area Medical Center is among the top 5 percent of best-performing hospitals in the country for the second year in a row, chief quality officer Dale Wood told CAMC’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

The 2015 Healthgrades...

W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

CHARLESTON, W.Va — State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co., which bought $5 billion in assets from Chesapeake Energy...

SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston

SSAC keeps volleyball tournament in Charleston

The SSAC Board of Directors Wednesday voted to keep the state volleyball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, approving a four-year deal. The tournament has been held in Charleston since 2005, ...

Civic Center plans could be finalized by May

Plans for the Civic Center renovation could be set by May, City Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis said.

On Monday, Davis and Councilman Jack Harrison discussed the plan’s progress at a regular meeting of the Charleston Convention and Visitors...

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