Brad McElhinny

Sunday November 12, 2017

Mileage for thousands of state vehicles is less than minimal, audit concludes

A few hundred vehicles rack up zero mileage.

Legislators aim to ensure contractors in fraud cases don’t get more state work

Proposed legislation would toughen debarment criteria.

After 16 years of ownership, DOH may move toward using property

State bought 'Black Betsy' property in 2001.

Audit: WV contracts for $18 million in payments for wvOasis contractor were invalid

Legislative auditor recommends the state pursue reimbursement of the money.

WV child advocacy centers see steady increase in child victims served

Leaders say children are developing trust in the centers.

Justice’s aviation company wants $4 million helicopter lawsuit to be dismissed

Lawyers for Justice Aviation also want to be granted a counterclaim.

Thursday November 9, 2017

China deal key to developing long-sought natural gas hub in W.Va.

Institute has estimated 100,000 jobs in region could result from hub.

China natural gas deal may begin with new West Virginia power plants

Thrasher provides more details of deal in interview with Hoppy Kercheval.

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Hard choices ahead for funding of Green Bank Observatory

Recommendations to be discussed at Nov. 30 public hearing.

Auditor is dismissed from Baber’s lawsuit, and case goes back to Nicholas County

Judge rules there's no standing to halt McCuskey's investigation.

Richwood’s mayor goes to court against Council today

State Auditor asks to be removed from legal dispute.

Monday November 6, 2017

State Tax Department wants $1.2 million from defaulting hotels

Lawyers for state say sales taxes were collected but not passed on.

Sunday November 5, 2017

Calculations need to change on tech jobs in WV, foundation leader says

Anchored by agencies like NOAA and NASA, I-79 Tech Park aims to lure more private contractors.

Jasper the whippet’s death row case winds back to W.Va. Supreme Court

Dog's owner contends her constitutional rights were violated.

Friday November 3, 2017

Federal agency detected ‘spikes’ of diminished air quality during Parkersburg fire

Agency says symptoms should diminish as smoke, fire subsides.

Lawsuit filed over Mountain Valley Pipeline’s access to people’s property

West Virginia lawsuit lists more than 140 pieces of property where the pipeline developers say they need access for easements.

Thursday November 2, 2017

WV cities file federal class action suit over opioid addiction

Cities claim health accrediting organization did little to stop opioid epidemic.

Parkersburg fire site flares up in spot; investigation continues

Investigators still demanding a full list of what was being stored at the plant.

Justice’s companies ask for federal fraud lawsuit to be dismissed

Justice's companies are accused of fraudulently transferring property to reduce liability in earlier court case.

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Thrasher, Paine predict W.Va. growth — and increased workforce needs

Thrasher estimates 100,000 new jobs may be possible over the next few years.

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