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Century Aluminum, Kentucky workers reach 5-year deal

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Century acquired the smelter in June 2013 from Rio Tinto Alcan. More>>

Old stadium property in Newell, West Virginia, to house new Chrysler dealership

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The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle has found a buyer for an old football field in Newell, a western Pennsylvania auto dealer who is going to build a state-of-the-art dealership on the site.
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UPDATE: No agreement reached in Freedom Industries bankruptcy hearing

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A proposed agreement would settle 24 lawsuits against Freedom. Many businesses sued to recoup profits they lost while shuttered for days. A January tap-water ban affected 300,000 people. More>>

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

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The rocket damaged a house and lightly injured one Israeli in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, Samri said. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel. More>>

Founder of Brazil's top building firm, Norberto Odebrecht, dies at 93

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The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the Andes mountains and through the Amazon rainforest into Peru, and linking Miami's Metrorail to the city's airport. It also formed a consortium with other firms and was awarded contracts for four of the 12 stadiums that hosted games for the World Cup that ended this month. More>>

Multiple crews fight Glade Springs fire overnight

Fire at Glade Springs Fire at Glade Springs
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No injuries were reported, and there has been no word yet on the cause of the fire. More>>

Bankruptcy Judge Clears Sale of Ormet Plant to Niagra Worldwide Video included

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A Wisconsin firm has been cleared by a bankruptcy judge to buy the Ormet Corp. plant in Hannibal, Ohio. More>>

State Fair starts ‘Fair Fan’

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A new program will make the State Fair of West Virginia experience even better for visitors and at the same time expand the educational programming and scholarships the State Fair of West Virginia offers. More>>

USDA employees collect, donate food

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USDA employees in West Virginia are taking part in the “Feds Feed Families” campaign to collect and donate food products.
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Book supports small business for economic growth

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Michael Engmann, author of “Greed is Good, Big is Bad: How to Solve America’s Problems” and the founder of several small businesses in the investment field, who also has been in the finance business for close to 50 years, said over the course of 228 years, the American republic has undergone numerous transformations. More>>

New executive director of WVGA hosts first WV Open

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One of the West Virginia Golf Association’s top events, the West Virginia Open, is about to be played with a new leader who’s a veteran of the organization. More>>

Charles Town bakery owner makes edible works of art

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Charles Town resident and bakery owner Sarah Schottler is an artist — and sugar cookies are her canvas. Each cookie that comes from her kitchen is baked to order and then lovingly decorated by hand. More>>

Duke Energy done dredging coal ash from NC river

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Bartos said recent testing of both the river water and bottom sediment has shown concentrations of toxic metals below federal limits and close to what was likely present before the spill. State and federal agencies will continue to monitor the long-term environmental health of the river. More>>

Wheeling's Ohio Valley Medical Center re-verified as Level Two trauma center

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Wheeling’s Ohio Valley Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level Two trauma center. More>>

Mylan to acquire generic business from Abbott

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals announced July 14 a $5.3 billion all-stock transaction to acquire Abbott’s non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business. More>>

West Virginians to talk policy

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Through the collective effort of WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, West Virginia Community Development Hub and West Virginia Center on Budget Policy, the “Our Children Our Future Policy Workshop Campaign” offers West Virginians a chance to have their voices heard at the Legislature. More>>

Concerned citizens fund Huntington, WV park projects

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When the former Miller Elementary School was demolished, neighborhood residents worried about what would happen to the property at 12th Avenue and 7th Street, in the heart of Huntington’s South Side residential district. Now construction is underway on a small park at the site.  More>>

Shamanic herbalist, wild food chef team up on cookbook

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Honeysuckle, milkweed, lamb’s quarter and chickweed — these aren’t the ingredients most people think of when planning dinner.

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Wind doodles to be made in Romney, WV

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You may see a lot of spiraling wind doodles once the Hampshire County Special Services Center wood shop gets up and running. More>>

New Greenbrier County bus service begins

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The Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) has inaugurated a new route that’s bringing bus service to western Greenbrier County for the first time.  More>>

Students turn school rivalry into good deeds

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Cross-town school rivals in Weirton banded together last year to help children and adults in need, collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food, more than 300 pairs of socks, backpacks and kids’ clothing and a nationwide prize for “making a difference” in their community. More>>

Groups disagree on classification of state’s bat population

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Experts say the number of insects might be increasing each year due to the decreasing population of several species of bats. More>>

Flowers Baking opens in Hampshire County, WV

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Flowers Baking from Lynchburg, Virginia soon will be distributing for Nature’s Own and Wonder Bread at a center in Romney. More>>

Accounting 2.0: Leading WV into the oasis

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A new accounting system for the state of West Virginia is looking to make life a little easier for a lot of state employees. More>>

Million Dollar Homes: Waterfront Place Hotel Penthouse Video included

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The property retails at $3.5 million. It cost Milan Puskar, the original owner, twice as much to build. More>>

Back From Afghanistan, Marshall County Native Follows His Dream and Opens Restaurant

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There's a new restaurant in town that's getting a lot of attention, and the man behind it has had quite a journey to get to where he is. More>>

Highmark WV to fund Parkersburg, WV community garden

Pictured from left to right are:  Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell, Downtown PKB Executive Director Carrie Nesselrode and Highmark West Virginia President Fred Earley. Pictured from left to right are: Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell, Downtown PKB Executive Director Carrie Nesselrode and Highmark West Virginia President Fred Earley.
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia has pledged funding for a new, multi-purpose community garden in Parkersburg.
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Security National Trust Company opens Huntington office

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The company, headquartered in Wheeling, recently opened a Huntington office.
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Ambulance service closes in Romney, blames Obamacare

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Lambert’s closed its doors midnight June 1 after 21 years of service.  More>>

Goats clearing weeds, vines in Pittsburgh park

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The goats are owned by Erik Schwalm, a Saxonburg farmer, who has 130 of the animals that he raises for meat and for show. Saxonburg is about 25 miles north of the city. More>>

WV Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit to feature Bret Baier of Fox News

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Bret Baier, host of Special Report and Chief Political Anchor for Fox News, will speak at the 2014 West Virginia Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit. More>>

Marshall University Chief of Staff Matt Turner selected as WV Council for Community and Technical College executive chancellor for administration

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Beginning August 1, Matt Turner will assume his new role as executive vice chancellor for administration for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council).  More>>

WVU Extension Service 4-H Tech Takeover Day gets $10,000 boost

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The event at WVU Jackson’s Mill on July 8 will allow hundreds of 4-H’ers the opportunity to participate in activities that educate about science topics and teach life skills like leadership and teamwork. More>>

WVU students win international innovation competition

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A team of students from West Virginia University took the grand prize in an international 24-hour innovation competition. More>>

Wild Food Weekends scheduled for Bushcraft School

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The seasonal events feature a day of edible wild plant identification, harvest, preparation and tasting with Dorsey and Gross, followed by a day of fire-pit cooking with Drevenak. More>>

Census Bureau Numbers show US Breweries Booming

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U.S. Census Bureau data found the number of U.S. breweries more than doubled between 2007 and 2012. More>>

Unions representing government workers are gaining

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Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private sector workforce last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More>>

Folds of Honor Foundation presents scholarships to children of 3 fallen servicemen at WV Power baseball game

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 Kelcie Adams, William Todd Barker, and Mary Kaitlin Sims received $5,000 scholarships from the Folds of Honor Foundation prior to the July 3 West Virginia Power game at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. More>>

WV Housing Development Fund unveils new lender tool

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The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has launched an interactive tool on its website to help home buyers find lenders.
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Greenbrier Classic brings tourism opportunities to West Virginia

Visitors to the West Virginia Welcome Center at The Greenbrier Classic are treated to an outstanding view of the PGA TOUR players on the 17th green at The Old White TPC. Visitors to the West Virginia Welcome Center at The Greenbrier Classic are treated to an outstanding view of the PGA TOUR players on the 17th green at The Old White TPC.
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The tourism department has a West Virginia Welcome Center set up facing the No. 17 green, which offers an enclosed, air conditioned room where visitors can pick up information about the state, with state officials hoping visitors plan return trips to The Mountain State. More>>

WV to get nearly $12.8 million from US Treasury State Small Business Credit Initiative

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A new report from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative shows more than $835 million SSBCI funds are supporting small businesses nationwide. More>>