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WHEELING (AP) — WesBanco Inc.’s board has elected Todd F. Clossin as president and chief executive officer. The Wheeling-based bank holding company announced the move Thursday. Clossin will succeed Paul M. Limbert, who is retiring on April 30 after 37 years with the company. Clossin joined WesBanco as executive vice president and chief operating officer […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia. The panel formed Thursday aims to spur growth in STEM degree graduates over the next decade. Tomblin said an education push will prepare for projects like a proposed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia flags at the Capitol Complex and at state facilities in Fayette County are being displayed at half-staff in honor of a former lawmaker who died in February. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags lowered from dawn until dusk Friday, the day of memorial services for former state Sen. Robert […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver is retiring after a 37-year career working for the state. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says in a news release the Belle native’s retirement is effective May 31. She filled a variety of tourism positions with the state, including bureau chief, deputy commissioner and community relations director. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia will receive an additional $5.6 million in federal grants to help coal workers affected by mine closures and layoffs. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday that WorkForce West Virginia will receive National Emergency grants through 2016 for displaced miners. The state received $1.8 million in 2012. Tomblin said the Department […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — An autopsy report says Martinsburg police officers shot a Virginia man 23 times during an altercation in 2013. The report says Wayne Arnold Jones died from multiple gunshot wounds. The 50-year-old Stephens City, Va., man’s brothers are suing the city over the shooting on behalf of his estate. The wrongful death lawsuit […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s first-degree murder convictions for the 1982 slayings of two people in Marion County, ruling that a lower court erred when it granted him a new trial. It is the third time that Phillip Reese Bush has lost challenges of his convictions. The Supreme […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Special prosecutors have been installed to handle child abuse cases in Kanawha County. The action comes after Circuit Judge Duke Bloom disqualified prosecutor Mark Plants and his staff from handling such cases. Bloom swore in special prosecutors Thursday morning. Plants is charged with domestic battery for allegedly hitting one of his sons […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A Cabell County grand jury has indicted two Beckley men on charges stemming from a 2012 break-in at the Huntington Museum of Art. Media outlets report that 25-year-old Remington Wright and 26-year-old Deon Staunton are each charged with destruction of property, attempt to commit grand larceny, conspiracy and entering a building other […]

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A Fayette County man convicted of throwing a box containing cats into a fire will spend at least three years in prison. Michael W. Ford pleaded guilty in February to three felony animal cruelty counts. Media outlets report that the 56-year-old Victor resident was sentenced Tuesday in Fayette County Circuit Court to […]

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