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  • Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Benwood, WV booming once again, ready for more

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:00:21 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Frank LongwellPhoto courtesy of Frank Longwell
    Frank Longwell doesn't hold back when he describes Benwood as a boom town. In fact, he confidently predicts that economic favor will rest on his beloved hometown for many years — even decades — to come.
    Frank Longwell doesn't hold back when he describes Benwood as a boom town. In fact, he confidently predicts that economic favor will rest on his beloved hometown for many years — even decades — to come.
  • WV workforce lacks oil and gas expertise — for now

    WV workforce lacks oil and gas expertise — for now

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:00:19 GMT
    Despite the relatively high amount of natural gas production in West Virginia, less than 3 percent of employees in some of the major occupations that make up the sector's workforce live in the Mountain State.
    Despite the relatively high amount of natural gas production in West Virginia, less than 3 percent of employees in some of the major occupations that make up the sector's workforce live in the Mountain State.
  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Energy expert has more than 30 years in the business

    Energy expert has more than 30 years in the business

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:00:13 GMT
    Energy Corporation of America, or ECA, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Don Supcoe started working for the company in 1981. ECA was founded in 1963 in Glenville, where it has since grown into a company that stretches throughout the country. 
    Energy Corporation of America, or ECA, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Don Supcoe started working for the company in 1981. ECA was founded in 1963 in Glenville, where it has since grown into a company that stretches throughout the country. 
  • UMWA to host annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, West Virginia Sept. 1

    UMWA to host annual Labor Day Celebration in Racine, West Virginia Sept. 1

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:40:41 GMT
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
    United Mine Workers of America will feature food, entertainment and presentations by political and labor leaders at its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration in Boone County on Sept. 1.
  • Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Boom: The give-and-take of North-Central WV gas drilling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:15 GMT
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
    Since 2007, the Marcellus Shale gas boom has affected the coal-dominant Mountain State in more ways than one — depending on who you ask.
  • Charles Ryan associates turns 40

    Charles Ryan associates turns 40

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:00:20 GMT
    West Virginia's oldest and largest strategic communications firm, Charles Ryan Associates, observed its 40th anniversary with an Aug. 21 celebration along with more than 100 clients and friends in Charleston.
    West Virginia's oldest and largest strategic communications firm, Charles Ryan Associates, observed its 40th anniversary with an Aug. 21 celebration along with more than 100 clients and friends in Charleston.
  • Boom: Northern Panhandle natural gas industry workers, businesses, communities profiting

    Boom: Northern Panhandle natural gas industry workers, businesses, communities profiting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:15 GMT
    To say that Mike Sadler goes where the work takes him might be an understatement. Sadler, a 36-year-old pipefitter from South Point, Ohio, is currently working in the booming gas industry in West Virginia's northern panhandle.
    To say that Mike Sadler goes where the work takes him might be an understatement. Sadler, a 36-year-old pipefitter from South Point, Ohio, is currently working in the booming gas industry in West Virginia's northern panhandle.
  • Highmark Foundation gives $74K

    Highmark Foundation gives $74K

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:00:17 GMT
    The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in the form of 16 grants to schools in West Virginia through its “Creating a Healthy School Environment” program that aim at helping schools create innovative, healthy programs during the academic year.
    The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in the form of 16 grants to schools in West Virginia through its “Creating a Healthy School Environment” program that aim at helping schools create innovative, healthy programs during the academic year.
  • Changes to the oil, gas industry create benefits, concern

    Changes to the oil, gas industry create benefits, concern

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:00:17 GMT
    Robert N. Hart
    Robert N. Hart
  • WV US Senate candidates debate at Chamber of Commerce Business Summit forum

    WV US Senate candidates debate at Chamber of Commerce Business Summit forum

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:37:41 GMT
    The discussion between the pair ranged from coal to natural gas, as well as education and what can be done to make the state's business climate competitive with the rest of the country and the world.
    The discussion between the pair ranged from coal to natural gas, as well as education and what can be done to make the state's business climate competitive with the rest of the country and the world.
  • Energy expert trades Rockies for Appalachian mountains

    Energy expert trades Rockies for Appalachian mountains

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:30:07 GMT
    MorkMork
    Kyle Mork wasn't born in Charleston, but his connections to the Mountain State brought him here — twice.
    Kyle Mork wasn't born in Charleston, but his connections to the Mountain State brought him here — twice.
  • SOE Nominations

    SOE Nominations

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:17:09 GMT
  • Does Lady Justice often peek from her blindfold?

    Does Lady Justice often peek from her blindfold?

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:00:12 GMT
    Not knowing it would be her last day of life, the woman with long dark hair dressed to go out for the evening. I heard our neighbor's door slam as she left the house. She wore a white blouse and a pencil skirt of dark blue. High-heels and Navy blue pantyhose underscored her outfit.
    Not knowing it would be her last day of life, the woman with long dark hair dressed to go out for the evening. I heard our neighbor's door slam as she left the house. She wore a white blouse and a pencil skirt of dark blue. High-heels and Navy blue pantyhose underscored her outfit.
  • Pennington pegged as president and CEO of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley

    Pennington pegged as president and CEO of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:31:43 GMT
    James M. Pennington is the new president and chief executive officer of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley.
    James M. Pennington is the new president and chief executive officer of The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley.
  • Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Consol expansion will spread to Mountain State

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:00:16 GMT
    LINDA HARRIS / The State JournalLINDA HARRIS / The State Journal
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
    While its corporate focus is squarely on Western Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves for now, Consol Energy President and CEO Nick Deluliis says the company expects to spend billions in the Mountain State over the next decade.
  • E-filing system launched for 14 counties

    E-filing system launched for 14 counties

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:00:17 GMT
    LINDA HARRIS / The State JournalLINDA HARRIS / The State Journal
    Every West Virginia county has one: A room where old circuit court files are boxed up and filed away so they can be retrieved if they're ever needed. With space at a premium in so many county courthouses, the storage area may not even be in the same building, so when a particular file is needed a clerk often has to go off-site to retrieve it.
    Every West Virginia county has one: A room where old circuit court files are boxed up and filed away so they can be retrieved if they're ever needed. With space at a premium in so many county courthouses, the storage area may not even be in the same building, so when a particular file is needed a clerk often has to go off-site to retrieve it.