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By MEGAN WORKMAN The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON (AP) — Lauren Sandberg isn’t a brewmaster at Morgantown Brewing Co., but she has helped carry bags of grain, stirred the mashed grains in barrels and still physically felt her hard work three days later. The marketing director at the Morgantown-based brewpub said handcrafted beers found at craft […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates don’t believe their increased numbers amounted to much this session, but they may be selling themselves short. After the 2012 election brought them within five seats of capturing a majority, GOP delegates kicked off the session in February by heralding an agenda they touted as […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — The late Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum made it his mission to clean up the county’s pervasive drug problem. He wanted residents to live without fear that illegal drugs were being sold in their neighborhoods. He wanted to cut off the flow of drugs that he said often were coming from prescriptions […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The price of gas continues to fall in West Virginia. The Triple A’s weekly fuel gauge reports a 4-cent decline in the price per gallon of gas since last week. The statewide average is $3.69 a gallon, which remains higher than the national average of $3.64. The auto club attributes the cheaper […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute says its research into Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases will move into human clinical trials in the next few years. The institute at West Virginia University announced Wednesday it has a new agreement with Florida-based Neurotrope BioScience to investigate promising new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic drugs. It […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A state agency says there have been seven meningitis cases in West Virginia linked to a recalled steroid. The Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services says the patients received shots of the steroid at the Pars Interventional Pain and Wellness Center in Parkersburg. It’s the only facility in West Virginia that received […]

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a license that allows people to try hunting without completing a hunter education course is now available online. Officials say the West Virginia Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License can be purchased online by people who have not previously held a hunting license. Director […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate hopes that instituting public-private funding partnerships will enable the state to become the nation’s first to give free breakfast and lunch to all schoolchildren. The program would initially focus on elementary schools with hopes to expand it to all students as funds become available. The state Senate unanimously […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A governor’s portrait of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will be unveiled next week at the state Capitol. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will host the unveiling of the portrait at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Charleston. Painted by Larry Bruce Bishop, the portrait then will be placed in the Governor’s Reception Room. Manchin served […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A new monument in Parkersburg will honor local military personnel who were killed in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Construction on the Fallen Soldier Memorial is expected to be completed this summer. A dedication is planned Aug. 3. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that more than 200 people attended a groundbreaking […]

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