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CHARLES TOWN — The Jefferson County Board of Education balanced its July 1 2012 through June 30, 2013 budget with $5 million less than last year. Board superintendent Susan Wall said less revenue is due to property values going down. “The excess levy is based on property taxes,” Wall said. And, she added, there is […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule this month on the federal health care law, its supporters are touting its potential benefits to West Virginia’s small businesses. But some of these employers are among the overhaul’s biggest critics. A recent report by the group Families USA highlights tax credits meant to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — FirstEnergy is considering a new transmission line between Buckhannon and Weston, but it has yet to file an application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Spokesman Mark Durbin tells The State Journal it’s too early to say when the application might be filed. The line is not projected to be in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dismissed a complaint against a southern West Virginia mining company now that it’s paid more than $44,000 in delinquent fines and interest. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration had fined Resurrection Coal Co. for 245 safety violations at its No. 1 and No. 2 mines in McDowell County […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – The 2011-12 school year may be over, but a Shepherdtown teenager isn’t taking a break in her fight to end student bullying. Lexi Openshaw, Miss Jefferson County’s Outstanding Teen 2012, has organized a walk Friday in Shepherdstown to boost awareness of the problem. The walk will begin at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic […]

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WEST UNION (AP) — Authorities are investigating the abandonment of more than 30 sick dogs along a road near the Doddridge-Ritchie county line. Two women found the dogs Sunday afternoon along Sugar Run Road in Doddridge County and brought 21 canines to the Ritchie County Humane Society. Shelter director Kitty Ray tells WBOY-TV that the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia transportation officials are developing an alert system for travelers that will provide statewide information about accidents, construction and other traffic issues. The Department of Transportation plans to launch the West Virginia 511 system by November. It will offer real-time traffic information on several platforms, including a 511 telephone line, a […]

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OAK HILL (AP) — Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says a Fayette County resort has broken a Guinness World Record for the most zip-liners in an hour. Tennant was an official counter for Sunday’s event at ACE Adventure Resort. She says in a news release that the resort sent 184 people along a cable in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Beckley man has claimed a $1 million Powerball prize. West Virginia Lottery Director John C. Musgrave says John Robinson is the fifth West Virginian to win a lottery prize of at least $1 million this year. Robinson’s winning ticket matched five numbers but missed the Powerball for the May 16 drawing. […]

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