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Building commissioner: vacant structure law already making impact

The city should focus on tearing down vacant and dilapidated properties, rather than placing liens upon them, Building Commissioner Tony Harmon said during Wednesday’s Strong Neighborhoods Task Force meeting.

“I think a lien does...

Building commissioner: vacant structure law already making impact

The city should focus on tearing down vacant and dilapidated properties, rather than placing liens upon them, Building Commissioner Tony Harmon said during Wednesday’s Strong Neighborhoods Task Force meeting.

“I think a lien does...

CAMC Cancer Center on schedule to open in May
CAMC Cancer Center on schedule to open in May

With its third floor nearly finished and only four months until construction is slated to be completed, Charleston Area Medical Center’s new Cancer Center is starting to take shape.

The new Cancer Center, located in Kanawha City at the...

Marshall County chemical maker wary after ‘near-catastrophic’ fracking incident

As the Tomblin administration considers a plan to allow natural gas drilling under the Ohio River, a major chemical maker in Marshall County has been fighting a proposal for hydraulic fracturing near its plant, citing a “near-...

Boil-water advisories: Oct. 23, 2014

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for about 80 customers on Tonys Branch Road in Bloomingrose. Customers are advised to boil their water for one full minute before use.

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-...

CAMC medical officer discourages ‘panic’ over Ebola

Charleston Area Medical Center has established protocols for identifying and treating Ebola, but its chief medical officer stressed to CAMC board members Wednesday the toughest challenge hospitals will face will be public perception and panic....

Single-vehicle accident shuts down I-77
Single-vehicle accident shuts down I-77

Correction

A story in Wednesday’s edition of the Gazette failed to mention that Nitro resident Jackie Newson, not the Nitro City Council, proposed the creation of a Drug Education Outreach Committee to work with the city police department and the...

Linton appointed dean of WVU’s Charleston campus

The interim associate vice president for health sciences and campus dean for West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Charleston Division will now hold both offices in a permanent capacity.

John Linton, a clinical psychologist who...

Manchin, Rhode Island’s Whitehouse tour W.Va. energy production, look for climate solutions
Manchin, Rhode Island’s Whitehouse tour W.Va. energy production, look for climate solutions

On environmental issues, Sen. Joe Manchin represents the most conservative wing of Senate Democrats, while Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is pretty close to the party’s left wing. But the two are working to find common ground on climate...

Tennant accused of violating early-voting rules

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant may have violated election guidelines issued by her office when she led a march of supporters to the steps of the Kanawha County Voter Registration office in Charleston Wednesday morning.

Tennant, the...

State firearms season for wild boar opens Saturday

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia hunters will have another option for going after wild boar starting Saturday.

That’s when the firearms season for wild boar opens. It runs through Nov. 1...

Man robs Pizza Hut; steals employee’s car

A man robbed the Pizza Hut on Maccorkle Avenue in South Charleston at knife-point late Tuesday, then stole an employee’s vehicle, police say.

Police are still looking for the white male who brandished a knife and stole money from the cash ...

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