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RAVENSWOOD (AP) — West Virginia officials hope a major tax break will help reopen a Jackson County aluminum plant. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is visiting Ravenswood on Monday for the signing of the legislation meant to aid Century Aluminum. More than 650 people lost their jobs when the California-based company shut down the smelter in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia businessman is among those asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal health care overhaul. David Klemencic owns Ellenboro Floors in Ritchie County. Earlier this year, he agreed to become an individual plaintiff in the National Federation of Independent Business’ lawsuit targeting the federal law. Klemencic believes […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission’s staff says the commission should take another look at noise from a wind farm in Mineral County. The recommendation came in a complaint filed by Keyser resident Richard Braithwaite. He wants the PSC to order Pinnacle Wind Farm owner Edison Mission Group to silence the turbines […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A Wood County judge has approved a $4.7 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg over the loss of accumulated sick leave benefits. Circuit Judge Robert Waters approved the settlement Thursday to be paid to 626 employees. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports […]

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Solar studies

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Solar studies

GORE, Va. – Engineers Without Borders International is bringing its expertise in solar technology to the United States, after spending decades honing its skills working to improve the lives of impoverished populations in developing countries. The Shepherdstown-based organization is beginning an effort to educate students and homeowners about the nature and benefits of solar technology […]

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Business briefs

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  Harassment prevention is focus of seminar MARTINSBURG – Employment law attorney Carl D. Moore will lead a harassment prevention for managers and supervisors Thursday at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College here. The workshop, which begins with breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at the school’s Tech Center at 5550 Winchester Ave., is being put on […]

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Perfect fit

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Perfect fit

CHARLES TOWN— Travis “The Beast” Bagent, winner of more than 15 world championship titles in arm wrestling, now has a new fitness trend in his grip. The Jefferson County native, a left-handed arm-wrestling champion whose story is recounted in the documentary, “Pulling John,” has opened CrossFit 304 in the East Washington Street space formerly occupied […]

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Briefcase

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Dr. Mitch Jacques has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the West Virginia governor’s office for his work as dean of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Eastern Division in Martinsburg. Jacques, who will retire in June, accepted the honor from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin during the governor’s March 13 stop in the […]

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Driven to do better

Ranson restaurateur’s truck is his Symbol of Success RANSON – Bryan Ritter’s latest honor isn’t his alone, explains the 34-year-old operator of the Chick-fil-A at 165 Joshua M. Freeman Blvd. here.    Named last month by the nationwide restaurant chain as one of just 69 winners of its Symbol of Success award, Ritter is quick […]

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