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Business faces: Aug. 23, 2015
Business faces: Aug. 23, 2015

Health care

Cathy Browning has been named as the director of Medicaid services at the West Virginia Medical Institute. Browning previously oversaw the institute’s Medicaid review operations.

Law

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Wheeling under water conservation advisory

Thousands of people in the Wheeling area remained under a water conservation advisory on Friday, while public health officials wait for results of water samples to determine the extent of contamination from an algae bloom discovered earlier this week...

Wheeling reopens water intake, remains under conservation advisory

Warning issued Thursday in Wheeling area after toxic algae found near dam

By David Gutman

Staff writer

The health advisory urging Wheeling-area residents to use caution when swimming, boating or fishing in the Ohio River, has...

West Virginia State Fair schedule: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

Today’s schedule

The West Virginia State Fair takes place at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Gate admission is $10-plus tax for adults, $8-plus tax for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Visit...

Creepy the new cool in the land of whoppers and drumsticks

When it comes to television ads for fast food chains, creepy seems to be the new cool.

Burger King, the plastic-faced mascot for the Home of the Whopper, is back on the job after four years of forced retirement, after taking a beating from...

Harpers Ferry woman pleads guilty to heroin-related charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to a heroin trafficking charge.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Melissa Dawn Portrey of Harpers Ferry entered the plea in federal court...

Business faces: Aug. 23, 2015
Business faces: Aug. 23, 2015

Health care

Cathy Browning has been named as the director of Medicaid services at the West Virginia Medical Institute. Browning previously oversaw the institute’s Medicaid review operations.

Law

Spilman ...

State has history of naming structures
State has history of naming structures

Agency says signs at 611 locations cost more than $350,000 over last 10 years

By Matt Murphy

Staff writer

They name bridges. They name highways. They name interchanges. They name intersections. They name turning lanes.

Over the ...

Charleston’s black history on display
Charleston’s black history on display

Anna Gilmer and James Randall first outlined Charleston’s rich collection of black history in the West Virginia Beacon Digest, a newspaper geared toward the state’s black population, she said. The two profiled black leaders, businesses...

Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location
Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location

When Hillary Harrison and Dan Davis first opened Kin Ship Goods in downtown Charleston, they worried no one would come in or even care.

Last year, on Aug. 22, the Lee Street shop opened its doors and, over the last 12 months, exceeded both of...

Saturday Gazette cartoon
Saturday Gazette cartoon

Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House
Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House

One of West Virginia’s most liberal state lawmakers has decided not to seek a sixth term in office.

Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kanawha, said Friday she won’t run for re-election next year in the House of Delegate’s 36th...

Short Takes on women’s suffrage, segregation, legislative interaction and green energy

It’s a pretty simple and short amendment — as amendments to the U.S. Constitution go — the 19th, ratified on August 18, 95 years ago: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by...

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