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Speaker: Spill law should exempt small oil, gas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia House Speaker Tim Miley wants Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to limit regulation on small oil and gas operators in a law responding to a January chemical spill.

In a July 9 letter, Miley said small, non-Marcellus...

Programs help increase number of healthy babies

Low-income women have more access to education, nutrition programs in US

Braxton County fair geared toward youth
Braxton County fair geared toward youth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Opening ceremonies for the Braxton County Fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. today at the Holly Gray Park on Airport Road in Sutton.

This year the fair will feature country music stars, monster trucks and more, but Braxton...

Silent retreats gain popularity
Silent retreats gain popularity

A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five-day trip with her husband and didn’t speak to him once.

They weren’t fighting. They were attending a silent retreat.

Berger, 33, a web developer, had attended a number of silent...

W.Va. man sentenced to 5 years in drug gang probe

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Huntington man convicted of robbing a drug dealer at gunpoint has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 31-year-old Kamel Auntae Burris was sentenced Monday in...

Veterans crisis center coming to Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The long delays for veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals have prompted The American Legion to plan a short-term crisis center in Clarksburg.

The veterans’ organization will open a...

Weekend tornado confirmed in West Virginia

MAXWELL, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Pleasants and Ritchie counties over the weekend.

The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four miles and carried winds of up ...

West Virginia union PAC gets $250k check

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A union-formed political committee in West Virginia has received $250,000 from a construction labor interest group.

The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State ...

Red Lobster aiming for ‘fancy’
Red Lobster aiming for ‘fancy’

NEW YORK — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.

The changes mark the latest attempt...

Freedom accepts federal labor fine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company at the heart of the Elk River chemical leak paid all of the $11,000 in fines recently issued by federal labor officials.

Freedom Industries paid the fines Monday, the last day to agree with or contest ...

Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, July 29
Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, July 29

Editorial: Beware the next big progressive agenda

Not content to limit coal use here, next they’ll try to restrict exports

Editorial: Get rid of the laws that make no sense

Legislators need to fix election laws that cannot be enforced

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