Parkersburg News and Sentinelhttp://www.newsandsentinel.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:05:06 EDTThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:05:06 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssDrilling not benefiting somehttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/586577.htmlNEW MARTINSVILLE - The impact of the natural gas boom in Wetzel County pales in comparison to other areas also experiencing a surge in drilling activity, according to a report released Thursday by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTFamily Dollar to close storeshttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/586578.htmlPARKERSBURG - Family Dollar is announcing it is closing 370 stores nationwide, but it is not known if any of those stores will be in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The discount retail chain announced Thursday that sales were down and steps would be taken.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTSimulated Workplacehttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/586579.htmlPARKERSBURG - Students entering Wood County Schools' technical and career plans this fall will find themselves entering a virtual workforc.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTVeteran makes business dream a realityhttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/586580.htmlMARIETTA - A Marietta man has fulfilled a dream with the opening of a framing shop.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTMorrisey offers tips for contractor hiringhttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/586581.htmlPARKERSBURG -Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said West Virginians can and should take a few simple steps when hiring a contractor for home improvement projects. "After a long, harsh winter, the weather is finally warming up in West Virgini.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT