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2009-02-19 15:30:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) today announced that two of its subsidiaries have received the Mountaineer Guardian Award from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training and the West Virginia Coal Association. Established in 1983, the award is presented annually to companies and mines that exemplify safety throughout West Virginia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Aracoma's Hernshaw...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of a doubling of employer contributions in healthcare costs for families since 2000, small business owners across the country are scrambling to seek ways to offer their employees healthcare that is affordable for workers and for the business. In response to what is becoming a crisis for many small businesses, Huntington National Bank is unveiling Healthcare Tips for a Healthy Business. By lending its expertise to businesses and saving...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

Fall colors have already reached their peak at several locations in West Virginia's northeastern mountains, the state Division of Forestry announced Thursday. Among areas now at 100 percent of their seasonal color potential are the Allegheny Front in Mineral County, the Mount Storm area in Grant County, and Spruce Knob, the state's highest peak, in Pendleton County. Leaves in the Davis and Canaan Valley areas of Tucker County are at 90 percent to 100 percent of peak color, while foliage...

2008-10-10 18:00:09

By Eric Eyre Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health members don't just want a new chief health officer who can manage the department's 45 employees, enforce the county's 3-month-old smoking ban and oversee the agency's expected move to a new headquarters site next year. Board members also want a visionary, someone who can turn the Health Department into a model for health agencies across the nation to follow. Sounds like a lot to ask, but the health board believes its found the man - or...

2008-10-08 15:00:21

An appearance Friday at the Charleston Marriott by Sandra Lee of the Food Network TV show, "Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee," has been cancelled, event organizers said. A similar event scheduled for Thursday at Oglebay Resort & Spa in Wheeling also has been cancelled. Lee is scheduled to appear at the Morgantown Waterfront Place Hotel Saturday, however. The event is a benefit for West Virginia University Children's Hospital. For information, call 877-356-7007. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily...

2008-10-07 21:00:23

A 2,000-gallon aquarium filled with fish from the Kanawha River will be on display in the parking lot of Laidley Tower at 500 Lee St. E. in downtown Charleston today and Wednesday. The Life Below the Waterline display, sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, is designed to showcase fish diversity in the region's rivers and streams. Biologists from ORSANCO and the state Division of Natural Resources will capture fish to be used in the display by electro- fishing a...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

ANSTED - Environmentalists and residents praying for a way to stop a mountaintop removal operation near the New River Gorge plan to gather on Fire Tower Mountain. The prayer vigil is scheduled for 3 p.m. today. Powellton Coal, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Consol Energy, plans a 286-acre operation that opponents say could be visible from the New River Gorge Bridge. The Ansted Historical Preservation Council and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition say project permits allow mining up...

2008-10-02 21:00:16

WHEELING - J. Davitt McAteer, a vice president at Wheeling Jesuit University, is getting a national advocacy award from the American Public Health Association. McAteer will be honored later this month in California with the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health for what the group says are outstanding career-long contributions. The Shepherdstown attorney was a special adviser to Gov. Joe Manchin after the 2006 Sago Mine disaster. He's also a former director of the federal...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

New Orleans musician has built a Creole-style jazz band 1D (c) 2008 Charleston Gazette, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-01 09:00:34

Verizon Wireless has invested approximately $9 million in 2008 to expand its nationwide voice and data network into the Beckley, West Virginia area. According to the company, on October 1, 2008, Verizon Wireless will add portions of Greenbrier, Raleigh and Summers Counties to its coverage area in West Virginia, joining Mercer and Bland Counties, where the company has provided service since October 2006. The new signal coverage follows I-77 from Pax into Mercer County, and follows I-64...


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