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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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