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Combustible dust a safety issue First it was going to be in the spring of 2011. Then the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said November. That’s when they would convene a panel to consider a rule to protect workers from combustible dust and how any rules would affect small businesses. Now, OSHA says April 2014, […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Worried about public safety This is a letter of constructive criticism. I was born and raised in Charles Town and although I no longer live there I still come to visit with friends and relatives. I have a concern for the safety of my 86-year-old aunt who lives in the middle of the 600 block […]

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Cracker investments show we can’t count coal out yet

West Virginia’s abundance of both underground and surface coal mining operations has been a bright spot in the state’s economy for decades. But Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin pointed to two recent developments last week as evidence the state is no longer merely extracting coal and other natural resources from the ground. The governor, speaking at […]

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“But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. If it be said, his testimony in a court of justice cannot be relied on, reject it then, and be the stigma on him. Constraint may make him […]

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Community Foundation is celebrating its ‘new’ philanthropy

Nearly 100 years ago, in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, the community foundation concept was born, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future. Today, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations across the United States that […]

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Of clauses — Santa and the Constitution

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas, while I still can. In our politically correct society, even though the Constitution acknowledges our right to freedom of expression, that isn’t always how it works in practice. Individuals often pay dearly for exercising their right to free speech, especially when expressing […]

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An efficient oil change reminder

I’m among those who, like most of the people of the world, do not participate in Christmas. I’ll gloss quickly and lightly over some of my reasons in an effort not to disturb those who exercise their valid right to participate in this holiday celebration. I find the relationship between Christ and Christmas to be […]

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Wildwood woodwork

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Wildwood woodwork
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LIVESTOCK reports

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Dec. 16 Slaughter cows active bidding Stock cattle Premium whites Avg. dressing 80.00 – 85.00 Breakers H dressing To 85.50 Feeder Steers M+L frame Breakers Avg. dressing 76.00-81.00 1 at 266 lbs. At 127.00 Breakers L dressing Boners Avg. dressing 75.00-80.00 Boners L dressing 70.00-75.00 Feeder heifers M+L frame Lean Avg. dressing 68.00-75.00 200-300 lbs […]

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MARTINSBURG — Hospice of the Panhandle will soon open the doors of its new 14-bed inpatient facility and is seeking volunteers to help staff the reception area. The person who volunteers in this capacity will provide general information to visitors and families, as well as answer the phone. Three shifts a day are planned – […]

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