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West Virginians receiving surveys from U.S. Census Bureau
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:46:12 -0800

West Virginians are among the 3.5 million Americans being asked to complete a survey that asks how much money they make and who lives in their homes. It's completely legitimate and responding is mandatory.

UPDATE: Canvass Changes
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:35:22 -0700

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes believes early votes should be counted in vote canvasses, at least in close elections.

A day after gay marriage becomes legal in W.Va., Putnam judge officiates his last wedding
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:11:16 -0800

By Ryan Quinn WINFIELD, W.Va. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in West Virginia, but there no longer are any judges in Putnam County performing weddings. The one judge who had been officiating at weddings performed his final nuptials in October, one day after the Mountain State's gay-marriage ban was struck down. State law allows circuit court judges, family court judges and West Virginia ...

Burdette is confident on ethane cracker plant
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:43:00 -0800

W.Va. West Virginia officials are more confident the proposed multibillion-dollar ethane cracker facility being planned for Wood County will become a reality following a trip to South America to meet with project officials, the state's commerce secretary said Tuesday.

Nitro man hopes to make cypress trees at home in West Virginia hills
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:10:47 -0800

By Rick Steelhammer Steve Tyson's fascination with the bald cypress began not with a visit to the bayous of Louisiana or the low country of South Carolina, where the tree is known to thrive, but during a business trip to Germany back in 1982. The Nitro resident, then a maintenance engineer for Union Carbide, found himself with some time to spend in a Bremen city park, where he admired a stand of ...

Ohio fire marshal gives safety tips for heater use
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:23:33 -0800

The state fire marshal is urging Ohioans to take safety precautions when using alternative heat sources to stay warm during chilly weather.

Wayne Homes Donates Model Home Contents to Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore®
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:11:22 -0800

Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, Ohio received a donation from Wayne Homes. Nearly-new upscale furniture from the company’s Bowling Green Savannah Model would be given, along with high quality building materials including cabinets, trim, doors, windows, siding, and water heaters – almost everything, including the kitchen sink, was given to the Habitat ReStore®. (PRWeb November 18 ...

WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin mourns death of mother, Freda Mae Tomblin
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:10:19 -0800

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a statement Nov. 16 his mother, Freda Mae Tomblin, 80, or Chapmanville, died Nov. 15.

Wood flooring company coming to Preston County
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:04:00 -0700

A Preston County businessman will break ground Oct. 31 at the site of his company that will produce wood flooring.

GOP wave hits with force
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:16:38 -0800

Mark R. Maynard visited reporters Wednesday.