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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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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Police have charged a Martinsburg man with first-degree murder in the slaying of an elderly woman whose bound body was found in her home. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that 38-year-old William Jackson was arrested Tuesday after investigators developed evidence that he possessed the victim’s bank card. Police say […]

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a West Virginia doctor’s health care fraud and tax evasion convictions. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that Barton Joseph Adams waived his right to appeal as part of his plea agreement. The court found no merit […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State officials blame miscommunication for rejecting a student’s plan to recite a poem about the Upper Big Branch mine explosion at a state arts event. Hurricane High School student Grace Pritt selected “Black Diamonds” by Charleston poet Crystal Good to recite at the Governor’s Arts Awards on Thursday in Charleston. A grant […]

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RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia wood products company is moving its manufacturing operations to West Virginia. Ruckersville-based Mountain Lumber Co. merged with Renick Millworks in Renick, W.Va., in 2013. Mountain Lumber CEO Bill Stone tells The Daily Progress that the company will maintain its headquarters, sales and administration in Ruckersville, along with a mill […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Three Calhoun County school employees have gone to court over the county Board of Education’s decision to cancel spring break. The Charleston Gazette reports that each employee filed a lawsuit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the county board and the state Board of Education. On Feb. 27, the county board […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A report prepared by West Virginia University for the Higher Learning Commission is now available online. Officials say the self-study demonstrates how WVU fulfills the commission’s criteria for accreditation. The university is up for reaccreditation this year by the agency which oversees accreditation for degree-granting colleges and universities. A team of peer […]

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