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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HUNTINGTON - Tri-State Airport has received $500,000 for its bid to attract nonstop air service to a northeastern U.S. city. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that the western West Virginia airport was one of 16 nationwide to share in grant funds.
Crews could start this fall trying to stabilize the lower Kanawha River bank on the West Side, from Magic Island to Patrick Street. Funding for the long-awaited project is available but Charleston City Council must first promise to match federal money, said Beth Cade, community planner with the U.S.
A fun event on Charleston's calendar - the annual Jim Dent Dinner that helps support the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center - is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the midtown Embassy Suites hotel. Named for the Gazette's late humor columnist and cartoonist, the lighthearted program brings top U.S.
By Kellen Henry Children that receive care at the YWCA Child Enrichment Center will be the first to splash in the YWCA's new swimming pool at its reopening celebration on Tuesday.
The Bridge, a grassroots collection of young adults, will present a free music festival, all-day cookout and clothing giveaway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Davis Park. Donations of socks, underwear, clothes, hygiene products, blankets, pillows or canned food are being accepted at the park.
A public meeting set for tonight aimed to give Kanawha Valley residents an opportunity to talk about last week's explosion at an Institute chemical plant. The group People Concerned About MIC has scheduled a forum for 7 p.m. at the West Virginia State University Student Union.
By Ken Ward Jr. FORUM SPONSOR People Concerned About MIC is a Kanawha Valley organization formed after the Bhopal disaster in December 1984. The group, named for the chemical that leaked at Bhopal and killed thousands of people, works for chemical industry openness and safety.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Creation Technologies, a global Top-50ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚ Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider and expert in manufacturing complex electronic products for OEMs, today announced it has acquired EMS providers, Circuit Service, Inc.
After a fiery explosion that killed one person, the Kanawha County Commission and members of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board have scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. today in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom.
BOOK TITLE: "Steel Town" AUTHOR: Jonah Winter ILLUSTRATOR: Terry Widener PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Readers NUMBER OF PAGES: unpaged YEAR PUBLISHED: 2008 AGES: Grade 1-12 REVIEWED BY: Terri McDougal, Read Aloud West Virginia board member, Kanawha County Public Library Children's Librarian *** As I am a native of the Mahoning Valley, this book made me homesick.
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