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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-28 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.

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.

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.

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.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.