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2008-08-29 18:00:35

LEWISBURG - High gas prices and a weak economy didn't hurt this year's edition of The State Fair of West Virginia. Fair manager Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe says fair officials were nervous about the economy and gas prices. Marketing, cost-reduction efforts and streamlining paid off.

2008-08-29 18:00:33

By ASHLEY B. CRAIG On the Web * Visit dailymail.com for more photos of the explosion. Authorities have identified the man killed in the explosion at the Bayer CropScience plant in Institute that rocked homes miles away.

2008-08-29 18:00:33

By Staff reports Witnesses reported seeing a red fireball and feeling a blast as far away as Charleston, after an explosion was reported at the Bayer Crop Science Plant in Institute at 10:35 p.m. Thursday. The explosion was heard at least as far away as Mink Shoals.

2008-08-29 00:00:30

By Joe Napsha United Steelworkers members voted to give negotiators the authority to call a strike as contract talks continued Wednesday in Pittsburgh with ArcelorMittal in an effort to reach a settlement before their contract expires on Monday, the company said.

2008-08-28 21:00:27

The board of governors for Yeager Airport has approved a plan for an old airport access road to be turned into a hiking and biking trail.

2008-08-28 21:00:27

By Nadia Malik nmalik@@dailyherald.com A new project was approved for Chicago Executive Airport Wednesday despite some attempts to have the lease agreement vote delayed for 30 days.

2008-08-28 21:00:26

By Rick Steelhammer Yeager Airport's governing board on Wednesday tentatively approved a plan by the Charleston Land Trust to convert an old equipment road used 50 years ago in the construction of the airport into a hiking and biking trail linking Coonskin Park with downtown Charleston.

2008-08-28 00:00:38

Healthy Cooking Class: As part of FamilyCare Health Center's expanding education program, certified diabetes educator/registered dietitian Grace Gibson will present "Cooking With Grease: How Bad Can It Be? Trans Fats, Cholesterol and Others" on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

2008-08-28 00:00:38

American Red Cross is experiencing critical or emergency levels, with a day's supply or less in reserve of O negative, O positive and A negative blood. Area blood drives are scheduled for the following locations: Today: Rite Aid Distribution Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2008-08-26 00:00:29

WEIRTON - With a labor contract set to expire Sept. 1, the United Steelworkers union in Weirton is hoping it can soon reach an agreement with ArcelorMittal. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said talks have been going on for 13 weeks.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.