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CHARLESTON (AP) — By tying state Democrats to President Obama and Washington, West Virginia Republicans hope to claim congressional wins and end Democrats’ 83-year-rule in the state House of Delegates. Democrats face their biggest challenge in decades for control of the House of Delegates, where they have a six-seat edge over Republicans. Republicans say West […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — The West Virginia Courtesy patrol has been left with no funding for the next fiscal year, but a state official says the problem will be remedied. The Courtesy Patrol is a welfare-to-work initiative that provides roadside assistance to motorists in West Virginia. Its current budget is $4.7 million. Jason Pizatella is Gov. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Kanawha County officials are creating a computer program to catalog hazardous materials storage sites that could threaten the county’s waterways. C.W. Sigman is the county’s deputy emergency services director. The tells the Charleston Gazette that emergency services and Metro 911 officials are developing the computerized tracking system, which County Commissioner Dave Hardy […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Berkeley County man serving a life sentence for murder has died in prison. The West Virginia Division of Corrections says 55-year-old Carl Eugene Manford died last month at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex in Mount Olive. Officials say Manford had been sick, but they couldn’t provide details because of privacy laws. […]

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BETHANY (AP) — Former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge will speak at Bethany College’s spring commencement. The Daily Times reports that the ceremony is set for May 17. Ridge was governor from 1995 to 2001. After the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he became the first assistant to the president for homeland security. […]

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — The end is near. “The project will be done, and we’re going to move forward,” said Marion County Commission president Butch Tennant. “This is something great for Marion County here today.” A group gathered at Palatine Park along the Monongahela River on March 18 for its official groundbreaking, which was followed […]

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WAYNE (AP) — Tired of seeing people being forced to attend training classes in small backyards, basements and garages, the staff of Brown Veterinary Services decided to make a dream years in the making come true — expand the clinic to offer an agility training facility. The idea to use the vacant building beside the […]

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NEW MARTINSVILLE (AP) — Wetzel County Hospital is making cuts in response to a changing health care landscape. The hospital has eliminated eight positions and reduced the hours of 15 other workers. It also is leaving vacant positions unfilled. Chief Executive Officer Brian Felici tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register that there has been […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has the highest percentage of flood insurance policies that will see premiums rise as part of the federal government’s overhaul of a subsidy program, according to an analysis of government figures. Some residents targeted by the change are rattled and say they can’t afford thousands of dollars in higher costs, […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — A West Virginia veteran has been honored by Norway for his service in the nation with a U.S. Army battalion during World War II. A delegation of Norwegian officials recently traveled to Martinsburg to present the Norwegian Defense Participation Medal to 88-year-old Lawrence Howie. Howie was a member of the U.S. Army’s […]

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