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7 questions with the Heavy-Set Paw-Paws

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Bands tend to form when their members are young.

As such, band names tend to reflect youthful frivolity. Raucousness, even.

Mick Jagger was 19 years old when...

Health-care law increases food stamp rolls in W.Va., other states

CHICAGO — President Obama’s health-care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

New,...

Earth Day efforts (photos)
Earth Day efforts (photos)

West Liberty re-evaluating closing campus buildings

After the West Liberty University Board of Governors approved a 2015-16 budget last week that planned to cut costs through closing three campus buildings, interim President John McCullough said Wednesday the school is now revisiting the decision....

Jim Justice to decide on gubernatorial run in 2 to 3 weeks
Jim Justice to decide on gubernatorial run in 2 to 3 weeks

Coal magnate Jim Justice, the billionaire owner of The Greenbrier resort, will decide in the next two to three weeks if he will run for governor of West Virginia in 2016.

Justice, the richest man in West Virginia, according to Forbes magazine,...

Gas driller TransEnergy fined $600,000 for criminal pollution violations

A St. Marys-based natural gas company was sentenced Wednesday to pay $600,000 in fines after it admitted to three criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act for dumping wastes from its operations into Marshall County waterways.

U.S....

Huntington Bank reports strong first quarter earnings

Huntington Bank is off to a good start this year, according to its first quarter earning report released this morning. The Columbus-based bank reported a net income of $166 million for the first quarter of 2015, a $17 million increase over last...

As cracker plans announced in Ohio, W.Va. project on hold

The future of a proposed petrochemical complex in Wood County remains cloudy, West Virginia officials said Wednesday, on the same day that plans for a cracker plant were announced in Ohio, just across the Ohio River from Wheeling.

Chris...

Several men plead guilty in federal court to various drug charges

Three men pleaded guilty to selling drugs in federal court Wednesday, while another man has been sentenced for his role in drug distribution, according to news releases from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

All of the men were caught selling to...

Beckley VA accused of illegally swapping out drugs
Beckley VA accused of illegally swapping out drugs

Staff members at the Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center swapped out new mental health drugs for older, cheaper medications to save money, federal officials alleged Wednesday.

A VA whistleblower told officials with the U.S. Office of Special ...

Logan man sentenced in coal kickback scheme

A federal judge sentenced a Logan County man to three years of probation and a $3,000 fine for his role in an Arch Coal kickback scheme, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Wednesday.

Scott Ellis, 45, of Holden, had previously pleaded guilty...

State Medicaid costs grow

Medicaid costs accounted for 11.4 percent of the state’s general revenue budget in 2013, up from 8 percent in 2000, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows.

Still, that was below the national average of 16.9 percent...

UC starts work on $16.5 million complex
UC starts work on $16.5 million complex

Hundreds of students applauded from bleachers inside the 1940s-eras Eddie King Gym, as University of Charleston officials officially opened construction on the $16.5 million Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center,. The sports and academic complex,...

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