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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 03:00:22

By Stone, Gretchen Mae CHARLESTON - Kanawha County and city officials will meet with first responders and Bayer CropScience officials Sept. 11 to critique the company and county reaction after an Aug. 28 explosion at the company's Institute plant. The county plans to find a local expert for advice on chemicals stored at local companies and who can advise the county on emergency response. County officials said they would assign a committee to see how improvements could be made to the...

2008-09-17 18:00:14

By Metro photos by Robert Saunders A backhoe digs into the pile of metal and ashes that is all that remains of the main structure at Milton Flea Marker after fire leveled it last week. Owner Boyd Meadows says he has plans to rebuild what was the largest flea market in West Virginia. Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Andy Holland, left, and Josh Taylor watch as a Poca fire truck fills a holding tank with water that is, in turn, being used by a Hurricane truck to fill its...

2008-09-04 21:00:30

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. Maya Nye, a spokeswoman for the group, said that the meeting "will provide the opportunity for officials to clarify issues surrounding the recent incident and assist with rebuilding community relations." Company...

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. Barry Withrow, of Cross Lanes, worked at the plant for more than 20 years, said Kanawha County Emergency Services Director Dale Petry. Withrow was missing for several hours after the explosion, which was reported at 10:36 p.m. Thursday. Emergency crews recovered his...

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. Nitro Police Chief Jack Jordan said there were reports of one fatality, but he could not confirm the information shortly past midnight. A Kanawha County Sheriff's deputy said one person was missing. There was one injury...

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By MATTHEW THOMPSON Bill Currey doesn't like it when people describe the Coal River as dirty, polluted and disgusting. "That's what a lot of people think, but its not true," Currey said. "Many people don't believe me, but the area is gorgeous. It's one of the biggest assets we have in West Virginia." Currey is the president of the nonprofit Coal River Group. The organization works to clean up the river and develop tourism and recreation opportunities. For the past four years the group...

2008-08-06 21:00:35

Speakeasy Picnic: Speakeasy Singles will have a picnic starting at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Shawnee Park in Dunbar. Hot dogs and Polish sausage will be served. The cost is $4 for members, $6 for non- members. Side dishes and desserts are welcome. Speakeasy Dance: The Speakeasy Singles group is having a dance at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Dunbar National Guard Armory. DJ Randy Justice will provide music. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for non- members. For more information, visit www.speakeasy...

2008-08-06 21:00:00

By George Hohmann American Electric Power has purchased a 27,000-acre tract of mineral rights in parts of Putnam, Mason and Jackson counties that might eventually be mined, the company said. The tract was purchased in January for $2.5 million by Franklin Real Estate Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of AEP, from American Land Holdings of West Virginia Limited Liability Co. Records posted on West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland's Web site traces the company back to American Land...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Sandy Wells She calls it a labor of love. At times, she wasn't so sure about the love part. Last September, Marie Pinnell and her fiance, Steve Boswell, bought the old Cozy Cove marina in Chesapeake. In January, they started a massive renovation. The project inched along. They intended to open May 1. No way. So they planned a grand opening celebration on the Fourth of July. That didn't happen either. She wondered sometimes what they'd done. "It turned out to be a lot more major...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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