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Sponaugle named PR professional of the year

FREDERICK, Md. – Area public relations firm Platinum PR’s founder and CEO Sandy Sponaugle has been named Public Relations Professional of the Year by the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick’s annual Maven Awards recognition. The award seek to recognize outstanding business professionals in advertising, marketing and related fields. “It’s great to know that my […]

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Hot, wet weather cuts into W.Va. hay harvest

TEAYS VALLEY- Over the past month, the region’s weather conditions have oscillated between hot and wet and just plain hot. That erratic weather has taken a toll on the productivity of the region’s hay farmers this summer. Will Legg, 18, an employee of Valdeacourt Farms in Putnam County, said the less-than-favorable conditions have slowed down […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Move aside, Marcellus and Utica shales, and make way for a new player in the natural gas bonanza: the Devonian Shale. Earlier this month, Consol Energy became the third company to successfully extract natural gas from the Devonian, following Rex Energy Corp. and Range Resources Corp. The company’s drilling attempt took place […]

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Oasis is a break from stress

Chiropractic, massage, reflexology among offerings in Kearneysville KEARNEYSVILLE — Herb Clark strives for balance. At Oasis Health and Wellness, licensed acupuncturist, Reiki master and teacher Clark offers patients treatment for what ails them. And what ails them can range from worries about time and money, work, deadlines, injury from accidents or just poor posture. No […]

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John Prusa last filled up at a gas station eight years ago CHARLESTON (AP) — John Prusa hasn’t been to a gas station in eight years. He also hasn’t paid an electric bill in almost nine years. With a tank of cooking oil in the bed of his diesel truck, he says he can drive […]

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Loss of hives sting state beekeepers

It’s still big business in W.Va., but a destructive mite has hurt nationwide honey production The varroa destructor does exactly what its name describes. It destroys honey bees. The mites are threatening bee colonies nationwide. The tiny mites showed up in West Virginia in the 1980s. They attach themselves to the insect to suck the […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The county needs to speed up permitting and approval processes for new development in order to sustain and accelerate economic growth, which has improved considerably over the last year, according to members of the Jefferson County Development Authority. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A West Virginia chicken farmer said last week it was time for a federal judge to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency has legal authority to make poultry growers obtain water pollution permits for storm water runoff from their operations. Lois Alt, owner of the Eight Is Enough farm in Hardy County, […]

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The Shepherdstown Fire Department will be having a one day “Festival” to be held on Friday, July 19 at the fire department located at 8052 Martinsburg Pike in Shepherdstown. They will be having a “Friday Festival” at the fire department in place of the weeklong annual fire department carnival this year. The festival starts at […]

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Casino nets top state energy rebate award

CHARLES TOWN — A win-win situation is how Jose Flores, assistant general manager of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races described the facility’s recent energy rebate award from FirstEnergy. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest […]

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