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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University is beginning a new residency program that aims to expand psychiatric care in the region. The Huntington school is set to announce the initial accreditation for the program on Thursday. Officials say the program will train up to 16 physicians in the field of psychiatry. The residents will train at […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Workshops being held in West Virginia are aiming to improve energy efficiency at commercial and government buildings. The first of the workshops it scheduled for Friday in Triadelphia. The workshops are sponsored by Industries of the Future-WV, the West Virginia University Industrial Assessment Center and the state Division of Energy. They are […]

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WEST UNION (AP) — Some residents in Doddridge County are concerned about a proposed natural gas compressor station’s impact on their health and property. The Canton North Compressor Station is one of two that Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation plans to build in Doddridge and Tyler counties. WBOY-TV reports that residents questioned the effects of the […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — A Virginia woman convicted of embezzling from the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has received a suspended sentence and probation. Media outlets report that 47-year-old Rhonda Ann Thomas of Bluefield, Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday in Mercer County Circuit Court. Judge Derek Swope sentenced Thomas to one to 10 years in prison […]

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — A company studying the feasibility of building an ethane cracker plant in Wood County has applied for two state permits. The Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC is seeking an air quality permit and a permit to evaluate the site of the proposed plant under the state’s Voluntary Remediation Program. Company spokeswoman Denise […]

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ELKINS (AP) — A former Fairmont State University official will spend more than three years in prison for embezzling from the school. David A. Tamm pleaded guilty in January to embezzling from a state agency receiving federal funds. He also admitted falsely reporting less income than he received on his 2012 federal income tax return. […]

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RANSON (AP) — Police say a woman has died after she was hit by a Norfolk Southern train in Ranson. Ranson Police Chief Bill Roper identified the victim as Lisa Webb, who was in her 50s. Roper tells The-Herald Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, that Webb was hit Tuesday morning. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman tells […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Weeks before an underground accident killed two workers, employees at a problem-plagued West Virginia mine were notified that they may lose their jobs because the coal was selling for less than the cost of digging it out. Saint Louis-based Patriot Coal told all 450 workers at its Wells mining complex on April […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — State regulators aren’t going to revisit a special electricity rate for an idled manufacturer in Mason County. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday denied two petitions asking it to reconsider the special rate. The PSC’s order says its April 3 decision will remain in effect. The special rate plan would enable Felman […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) —€” Recreational boating fatalities are continuing to decline in West Virginia. Statistics released Wednesday by the U.S. Coast Guard show three people were killed in boating accidents in 2013. That’s down from four in 2012, eight in 2011 and 2010, and 15 in 2009. All three fatal accidents in 2013 were drownings. Twenty […]

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