CASCI (Capital Area Services Company Inc.) employees volunteered Wednesday to put together baby care packages for Diaper Drop Charities of Charleston and to pack food for the Mountaineer Food Bank’s mobile pantry program. As part of the company’s inaugural Day of Equity and Action, the volun…

Last year’s natural gas pipeline construction boom was the key factor in a $1.376 billion jump in the assessed value of property owned by public utility companies in West Virginia, according to a report Monday to the state Board of Public Works.

The board of the bustling Capitol Market, at the base of Capitol Street, has voted not to renew the lease for Soho’s, a popular Italian restaurant and one of the Market’s longest-standing tenants. That much, both parties agree on.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution.

A deal approved Friday between West Virginia American Water Company and the Town of Glasgow means that more than 300 customers who rely on the town’s municipal water service will soon be transferred to the state’s largest water provider.

For a second year, West Virginia will receive more than $28 million to support addiction recovery efforts from the federal State Opioid Response program, which provides grants awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Now that Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. is paying a $53.5 million settlement to landowners who say they were shorted royalty payments, the company has agreed to drop a lawsuit against the state.

HUNTINGTON — Recent stock market volatility has some investors concerned. "I try to have a diverse portfolio," said Raymond Sturgeon, of Putnam County, who says he has both short- and long-term investments. "I am not that worried about most of my long-term investments, except for maybe my 401(k) and some concern about other short-term investments."

One of just two remaining Kmart locations in West Virginia will close its doors permanently before the end of the year, according to a statement from the retailer’s parent company, Sears Holdings Co.

WAYNE — Wayne County commissioners say they have identified an agency interested in operating the Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility, which has struggled to gain much of a foothold in the freight transfer business since it opened four years ago.

Funerals for Sunday, October 13, 2019

Adams, Tammy - 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Averson, Louie - 2 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Durst, Betty - 3 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Elkins, Norwood - 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel, Hewett.

Farley, Richard - 2 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Hatten, Joseph - 1 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Light, David - 2 p.m., O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Samples, Romie - 2 p.m., The Family Cemetery, Procious.

Williamson, Hi - 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.