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Utilities want higher charges placed on rooftop solar customers

American Electric Power and First Energy, the state’s largest electric utilities, find themselves at odds with the solar industry, citizen groups, consumer Advocates Division and Public Service Commission staff members over proposed rules that...

WV tax reform committee hears recommendation to repeal personal property tax

West Virginia should work to repeal its tax on personal property, a change that would shift the tax burden from businesses to individuals and homeowners, a policy analyst with the conservative Tax Foundation said Monday.

Jared Walczak told the...

Fundraiser planned for family of bicyclist killed last month

Papa John’s will donate 20 percent of sales Tuesday for the final expenses of a former employee who was killed in an accident last month, according to the restaurant director of operations.

John Jump, 30, was struck while riding his...

Five students charged after alleged bomb hoaxes

West Virginia State Police obtained juvenile petitions against five students after two bomb hoaxes at public schools last week, according to a news release.

Students left messages at Pocahontas County High School and Tug Valley High School,...

Tomblin announces 4 percent budget cut for state agencies

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Monday announced an across-the-board 4 percent cut for most state government agencies, a move he said is necessary due to “unexpected and unprecedented” drops in the state’s severance tax collections....

Funerals for: October 05, 2015

Blaker, Glenva 1 p.m., Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans.

Byus, William III 11 a.m., St. Timothy's in the Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane.

Dotson, Mary 7 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane....

Robert "Bob" Watkins
Robert "Bob" Watkins

Mr. Robert S. "Bob" Watkins, 93, of Charleston, died Sept. 29, 2015, in Brandon, Fla.

Bob was born in Logan County, a son of the late Edwin and Mary Scholl Watkins. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emalene Cook Watkins, the...

Lorna M. Johnson
Lorna M. Johnson

Mrs. Lorna Mae DeWeese Johnson, 89, of Kanawha City, passed away Oct. 3, 2015 at home.

She was the daughter of the late Florence Emma and Robert Lee DeWeese of Thorofare Road, Clendenin. After graduating from Clendenin High School in 1945, she...

Laura Jayne Meadows

Laura Jayne "Bunny" Meadows, 76, of Peterstown, died Oct. 2, 2015. Service will be noon Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with visitation one hour prior.

Larry Goins

Mr. Larry Goins, 70, of Beckley, died Oct. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Matthew AME Church, Beckley, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

John Robinson

Mr. John Robinson, 97, of Beckley, died Oct. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, Beckley, with visitation 30 minutes prior.

Edythe J. Valentine

Edythe Jane Valentine, 87, of Cannelton, departed her earthly home Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in Marting on Jan. 1, 1928 to the late Roy L. and Maggie Morris. Edythe was also...

Wendell W. Young

Wendell W. Young, 76, of Cowen, died Oct. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation one hour prior.

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