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Planned West Virginia Methanol Plant Gets EDA Loan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has approved a $10 million loan to help develop a methanol production facility west of Charleston. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state development authority gave preliminary approval for the loan to US Methanol to purchase machinery and equipment for the planned Liberty One Methanol plant. US… Read More

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Death By The Numbers: Region’s Grim Statistics Heighten Health Debate

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As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what’s ahead for the Ohio Valley after Obamacare. See more stories here >>  … Read More

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Ohio House Sidelines Bailout of 2 FirstEnergy Nuclear Plants

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Opponents are praising a decision to suspend deliberations on a proposed bailout of Ohio’s two nuclear plants, even as Akron-based FirstEnergy continues to push for the deal. House Public Utilities Chairman Bill Seitz discontinued testimony on legislation containing the proposal Wednesday after vocal protests by consumer, business and energy groups. The… Read More

HHS Secretary Tom Price (at podium) speaks at a press conference in Charleston, West Virginia (Ashton Marra/ WVPB)

Trump Administration’s Addiction Crisis “Listening Tour” Gets An Earful

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Trump administration officials have been visiting parts of the country affected by the opioid addiction crisis, including the Ohio Valley region. The administration called it a “listening tour,” and they got an earful in events marked by protests and controversies. Some people working to combat the epidemic in the region say they’re concerned about the… Read More