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Toyota engineers ride into Buffalo on cross-country expedition
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Toyota engineers ride into Buffalo on cross-country expedition

BUFFALO — When Nick Middleton was hired as a principal engineer for a Toyota plant in Michigan, he expected to sit in an office or mull around a workroom at the Toyota Technical Center all day.

Instead,...

Toyota engineers ride into Buffalo on cross-country expedition
Toyota engineers ride into Buffalo on cross-country expedition

BUFFALO — When Nick Middleton was hired as a principal engineer for a Toyota plant in Michigan, he expected to sit in an office or mull around a workroom at the Toyota Technical Center all day.

Instead,...

Officials: Century closure a disappointment for Ravenswood
Officials: Century closure a disappointment for Ravenswood

State and federal officials are expressing their disappointment about the permanent closure of Century Aluminum’s Ravenswood smelter. The company said Monday evening it would permanently shut down the plant immediately.

“Century...

Consol reports 2Q loss on sales decline, higher costs

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Consol Energy reported a bigger second-quarter loss as weak coal sales dragged revenue lower and exploration costs increased.

With natural gas prices faltering and demand for coal continuing to erode, the company fell...

Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant
Century Aluminum closes Ravenswood plant

Century Aluminum will permanently shut down its Ravenswood plant effectively immediately, officials announced Monday night.

The Ravenswood smelter was built in 1957 and had a full operating capacity of 170,000 metric tons per year. It has been...

East End restaurant/bar Little India changing ownership
East End restaurant/bar Little India changing ownership

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The biggest accomplishment for Harish and Meena Anada has been succeeding where others have failed.

Over the past five years, the couple created and managed Little India, now one of the East End’s most well-...

W.Va. bakery says losing Sheetz will cost jobs
W.Va. bakery says losing Sheetz will cost jobs

Pa.-based convenience store will purchase its pepperoni rolls elsewhere

Young Entrepreneur Academy aspires to start local chapter

In an effort to redefine and rekindle youth entrepreneurship, the Young Entrepreneur Academy is aspiring to expand its parameters to initiate a new chapter in Charleston.

The program, founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester, allows...

W.Va. dealing with ‘transitioning economy’ after six-month rise in unemployment

In the past six months, unemployment in West Virginia has risen dramatically, according to survey data collected by Workforce West Virginia and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

According to the most recent numbers, around 57,500 — ...

Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named
Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named

Yeager Airport’s board members authorized a review of expenses made since the March 12 landslide after questionable checks totaling $650,000 were revealed earlier this week. The airport’s former director, though, said there’s...

Charleston Gazette-Mail continues conversion toward single news source

The Charleston Gazette-Mail is continuing its transition toward one stronger, deeper news organization following the consolidation of The Charleston Gazette and Daily Mail newsrooms.

News and sports employees of the two previous newspapers heard ...

Charleston auto dealer celebrates 40 years of Volvo sales
Charleston auto dealer celebrates 40 years of Volvo sales

Smith Company Motor Cars is celebrating decades of successful sales in Charleston.

On Tuesday, Jed Smith, the owner of Smith Company, held a dinner to celebrate 40 years of selling Volvo vehicles to West Virginians. Smith, his wife, Vicki,...

Tomblin recognizes exporters from around West Virginia
Tomblin recognizes exporters from around West Virginia

Eagle Manufacturing Co. in Wellsburg has been around for 122 years. A couple of years ago, they decided to look farther afield to sell their products.

“We’re a leader in new...

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