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West Virginia Supreme Court’s Right to Work decision draws mixed reaction

CHARLESTON — Parties to a lawsuit to block the state’s Right to Work law had mixed reactions to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision Tuesday, depending on what side of the issue they fell on. The decision also caused a labor union to pull an endorsement of a Supreme Court ...

Executive order to allow hospitals to restart elective procedures

CHARLESTON — Hospitals in West Virginia could start offering elective procedures by the end of April under a new executive order signed by Gov. Jim Justice Monday. Hospitals wishing to restart elective surgical procedures can request approval from the Department of Health and Human Resources ...

Williamstown Bank names new president and CEO

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Bank begins a new chapter as it welcomes a new president and chief executive officer. Sharon K. Anderson will succeed E.K. Sleeth, whose retirement is effective May 1, the board of directors announced. “I have been preparing for retirement over the last year. ...

Recycling efforts still underway amid COVID-19 confusion

PARKERSBURG — Many local recycling operations are still operating with regular pick-ups being done. As the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to develop, many people locally thought all recycling services had been suspended, said John Reed, director of the Wood County Solid Waste ...

Dance studio looks to post-coronavirus future

HUGHESVILLE, Penn. — Nearly 30 years ago, Kellie Shaner-Gordner and Duane Gordner taught dance lessons to a handful of children in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, from the basement of their church. Today, the couple has built up a base of about 300 students and opened two studios, but they worry ...

Wedding business in flux after virus cancels season

CHARLES TOWN — Jennifer and Major Clark modeled their elopement services business after their own marriage experience. The Charles Town, West Virginia couple eloped in 2013, when they drove to Niagara Falls, New York, to get married. Two years later, they started the company Elopers, which ...