Archive

You are viewing the January 13, 2017 daily archives

Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

By:
Posted on:

The billionaire Wilbur Ross is headed for Senate confirmation hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of the Department of Commerce. Ross made it to ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets in Appalachia and the Rust Belt. His business dealings leave a mixed legacy in the Ohio Valley region, from… Read More

West Virginia County Among Those Urged To Sue Drug Companies

By:
Posted on:

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Cabell County Commission is considering whether to seek damages from opioid manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, pharmacists and prescribing doctors for the prescription painkillers that fueled the state’s drug epidemic. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports that a law firm urged the commission Thursday to declare that distribution of pain medications a public nuisance… Read More

The West Virginia State Capitol at night

Justice Taps Consultant, Former State BOE Member To Run 2 Agencies

By:
Posted on:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov.-elect Jim Justice has chosen an energy industry consultant to head West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s wife to head his Department of Education and the Arts. Austin Caperton is president of Caperton Inc. and has been vice chairman of the West Virginia Public Energy Authority…. Read More

A grocery store

Grocery Shopping Online Begins in WV

By:
Posted on:

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – The Kroger grocery chain says it has begun online ordering in West Virginia at its market in Barboursville. Customers can order groceries by computer or mobile device then pick them up at store curbside the same day without leaving their vehicles. George Anderson, E-Commerce Manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division, says customers… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

Conference to Focus on West Virginia Flood Recovery Efforts

By:
Posted on:

Update 2:00 p.m. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov.-elect Jim Justice has told a conference focused on long-term recovery from last summer’s devastating flooding that he plans to restore hope and opportunities in the state. Justice was the keynote speaker Friday at an economic conference that drew speakers from government, business, higher education and… Read More

Parker Millsap To Perform At Ohio University Lancaster


Posted on:

The Covered Bridge Music Series is pleased to present a live music performance by Americana singer-songwriter Parker Millsap starting at 8 p.m., Saturday April 8 at Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre. At only 23 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives…. Read More