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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • SBA presents check to Elkins hotel

    SBA presents check to Elkins hotel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:00:18 GMT
    The U.S. Small Business Administration joined Davis Trust Company to present a $5 million check to the Isaac Jackson Hotel in Elkins Aug. 22.
    The U.S. Small Business Administration joined Davis Trust Company to present a $5 million check to the Isaac Jackson Hotel in Elkins Aug. 22.
  • 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.
  • Mother of Skylar Neese Murderer Requests Case Against Her Be Dismissed

    Mother of Skylar Neese Murderer Requests Case Against Her Be Dismissed

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:31:48 GMT
    Skylar NeeseSkylar Neese
    Patricia Shoaf claims Skylar's death and its impact on the Neeses was not a foreseeable risk and the case should be dismissed. 
    Patricia Shoaf claims Skylar's death and its impact on the Neeses was not a foreseeable risk and the case should be dismissed. 
  • 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
  • MSHA issues 190 citations to mines nationwide, 46 to three West Virginia coal mines in July

    MSHA issues 190 citations to mines nationwide, 46 to three West Virginia coal mines in July

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:47:40 GMT
    Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted in July, the Administration announced Aug. 28. 
    Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted in July, the Administration announced Aug. 28. 
  • 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.
  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:52:35 GMT
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.