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2008-06-26 06:02:52

By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 26--Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal emerged yesterday as the apparent winner in a takeover fight for West Virginia-based Esmark Inc., agreeing to buy the steelmaker for $775 million plus debt in a deal that could boost production at Sparrows Point. The deal comes just seven weeks after Severstal completed its purchase of the Baltimore County steel mill from ArcelorMittal for $810 million, with promises to invest $500 million to boost output to...

2008-06-18 00:00:14

By Rusty Marks, Staff writer Consultants, Nitro city officials and officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency want citizen input into how to revitalize about 600 acres of industrial property in town. As part of the EPA's Brownfields Program, environmental consultants and city officials are holding an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Nitro Community Center, 21st Street and Second Avenue. Sean Garrigan of Pennsylvania-based consulting firm SGA Inc. said the public...

2008-06-17 00:00:31

Music * WEST VIRGINIA DAY CELEBRATION: 2 p.m., Kanawha Valley State Forest swimming pool area. Free, but donations accepted. Kanawha Valley Community Band serves up a concert in honor of West Virginia Day with birthday cake. Bring your own lawn chair and picnic food. Call 925-2771. Art * ANNEX GALLERY AT TAYLOR BOOKS: "Water Garden," oil paintings by Huntington's Patricia Reed, through today. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10...

2008-06-14 03:00:26

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 14--Pittsburgh will gain another steel company headquarters, if India-based Essar Steel Holdings Ltd. wins the battle to buy Esmark Inc. and its subsidiary, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, the head of Essar-Americas said Friday. Essar Steel, which is competing against Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal to buy Esmark, would move its Essar-Americas headquarters from New York City to Pittsburgh to be close to the new company's operations and give...

2008-01-30 00:00:00

In the quiet early morning hours in Charleston's East End, the soft purring of a small engine can sometimes go unnoticed. But Capitol police and security guards now know to pay attention to such noises. They could mean someone is breaking into another parking meter. William David Sailsbury, 44, of Charleston, was arrested Monday for the fourth time in a little more than a month and charged with stealing money from parking meters near the state Capitol. At one point last month, Sailsbury...

2007-03-02 18:00:47

By The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Mar. 2--Monongalia County Schools will conduct kindergarten registration, for the school year 2007-'08, April 16 through April 27. Children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1 should register and participate in the screening. Parents are asked to schedule an appointment to register their child at the school that serves the area in which the child resides. Appointments should be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later than March 30....

2006-06-16 12:48:56

By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has sued a subsidiary of coal miner Massey Energy to compel it to turn over evidence that it refused to submit about a fire that killed two miners, the agency said on Friday. The legal action against one of the "Big Four" U.S. coal mining companies, comes at a time when mine safety is under the microscope, with more miners dying in U.S. pits so far this year than in the whole of last year. On...

2006-02-07 08:55:04

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - "Don't quit your day job" is the popular advice for would-be singers trying to break into the music business in Nashville. So there was skepticism among Music Row executives recently when they settled into the Mercy Lounge, a grungy little Nashville nightspot, to hear actor John Corbett and a band showcase a self-titled album he calls "country rock with a little bit of roll." Corbett kept them in the room. And the actor, famous as the...

2006-01-06 13:34:54

By Jim Young BUCKHANNON, W. Va (Reuters) - "It wasn't bad. I just went to sleep. I love you." Martin Toler managed to scrawl those words in a last message to his family as he lay dying in a West Virginia coal mine this week, one of 12 miners who perished after an explosion on Monday. "Tell all I see them on the other side," he wrote. The note, one of several left by the doomed miners, offered comfort to relatives whose hopes had been dashed on Wednesday after hearing false reports...

2005-11-04 08:41:20

By Laura Zuckerman HAMILTON, Montana (Reuters) - When Dick Neville proposed building log homes for a living in Montana in the mid-1960s, his banker advised him against it. "He said, 'Dick, get out of it before you hurt yourself,"' recalls Neville, the 72-year-old founder of Neville Log Homes, which produces 150 log homes a year in western Montana's Bitterroot Valley. He did well to ignore that advice. Neville and other log home makers are filling a housing niche whose national sales...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.