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2014-01-11 23:00:34

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of West Virginia residents who were affected by the recent chemical spill in Elk River. Victims of the chemical spill can receive case evaluations by calling 1-800-BIG-SPILL. Charleston, West Virginia (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of West Virginia residents who were affected by the recent chemical spill in Elk River. As pointed out in the lawsuit, the spill has resulted in many residents not being...

2014-01-11 23:00:32

Parker Waichman LLP, The Bell Law Firm, PLLC and Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a West Virginia sandwich shop and all other businesses similarly situated. Business owners are encouraged to call 1-800-BIG-SPILL for a case evaluation. Charleston, West Virginia (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, The Bell Law Firm, PLLC and Neblett, Beard & Arsenault are representing Kanawha Gourmet Sandwiches, LLC, a West Virginia sandwich shop,...

2013-08-15 23:17:47

Charleston Area Medical Center, based in Charleston, West Virginia has selected BESLER Consulting to assist in the identification of Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue recovery services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Charleston Area Medical Center, based in Charleston, West Virginia has selected the company to assist in the identification of Transfer DRG underpayments....

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...

2008-10-07 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...

2008-10-02 21:00:09

* For complete listings of entertainment around West Virginia, including music, dance, theater, festivals and more, visit the extensive online calendar at calendar.dailymail.com. Events may be searched by category and by date. * HERE & THERE publishes listings of live musical, theatrical and dance programs, art shows, outdoor events and childrens activities open to the public. Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. Tuesday. Send items, including phone number, to: GO! Charleston Daily Mail...

2008-10-01 21:00:19

Broadway shows and water rockets are two good ways to get students back in the classroom during the summer. It's the kind of excitement and opportunity that the Upward Bound program has been providing since 1965 at West Virginia State University. Upward Bound has been providing eligible high school students with academic support and social and cultural enrichment experiences for more than 40 years. WVSU's Upward Bound program serviced more than 160 students this past year, providing a...

2008-10-01 21:00:11

By TOM HINDMAN/DAILY MAIL PHOTO Chelle Davis and her son Knash, 2, from Cane Fork, take a stroll at Kanawha State Forest to savor the last bit of summer-like weather. Their dogs, Bonnie and Clyde, splash around in the pond. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 21:00:33

A Cross Lanes man was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting his niece. Michael Gene Parsons, 41, is being held at South Central Regional Jail. Nitro police arrived at a home on 15th Street at 3 p.m. Monday in response to a report of a sexual assault. Officers spoke with the father of the 2-year-old girl, who said Parsons inappropriately touched the girl, according to a statement released by Lt. J.J. Savilla. Parsons was a guest in the family's home and had taken the girl to...

2008-09-30 21:00:19

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia's fall forest fire season begins on Wednesday and lasts through the end of the year. During this period, outdoor burning is prohibited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. But Division of Forestry officials warn residents that even during the cooler evening and early morning hours when fires are allowed, they can easily get out of control. Fire staff assistant Ben Webster urges people to use common sense. He says if an area is especially dry,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'