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Distributors, regulators cast blame for opioid epidemic

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Opioid distribution companies and federal regulators pointed the finger at each other as a contributing factor in the nation's opioid epidemic during a landmark civil trial in West Virginia. A former Drug Enforcement Administration official and the distributors each argued ...

State lawmakers form group to help struggling coal communities

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CHARLESTON (AP) — As West Virginia prepares for the closure of another coal mine, state lawmakers announced the formation of a group to find ideas aimed at revitalizing coal communities around the state. Republican State House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Democratic House Minority Leader Doug ...

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Lane closure set in Brooke County WELLSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that today and Saturday, portions of 49 Hill Road and county Road 28, Apple Pie Ridge Road, will be restricted to one lane. This closure will occur from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is necessary ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Anger issues: A 13-year-old from Wintersville was taken to the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center after a series of expletive-laced threats to the safety of a younger girl and her family, Wednesday. The diatribe apparently was triggered by a fight several ...