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Commission considering new lease

Posted: May 20 2017 - 10:31 PM

KINGWOOD — The Preston Commission found out recently that it has not been paid rent for more than 10 years on the former Kinney Shoe property. The commission is now working on a new lease with Matthews Bronze, which uses the facility in...

Forest Avenue property owners seek compensation

Posted: May 20 2017 - 10:51 AM

MORGANTOWN — Property owners James and Karen Giuliani have provided notice to the Morgantown Utility Board (MUB) and the city of Morgantown that they will take legal action if MUB and/or the city does not commence eminent domain pr...

House OKs its own tax, revenue bill

Posted: May 19 2017 - 11:26 PM

MORGANTOWN — The House of Delegates passed its tax and revenue bill by an overwhelming majority on May 19 and sent it to the Senate. The bill, HB 107, was a revision of the bill that came from the governor. It passed, 74-17, with one Democ...

Officials prep for a crisis

Posted: May 19 2017 - 11:24 PM

MORGANTOWN — Two documents, one mandatory and the other a possibility for future consideration, were a part of the most recent Monongalia County Commission session. The first, presented by Sheriff Perry Palmer, was the county&r...

City employee pay raise passes first reading

Posted: May 19 2017 - 4:54 PM

MORGANTOWN — A 2.1 percent raise for city employees received unanimous support on first reading during the most recent meeting of the Morgantown City Council. The raises will take effect with the start of the new fiscal year (July 1) and we...

House Finance Committee OK’s own version of tax bill

Posted: May 18 2017 - 11:18 PM

CHARLESTON — The House Finance Committee took up and passed its own version of the governor’s tax and revenue bill, HB 107, on May 18 and sent it to the full House. The House also passed a version of the governor’s state employee furlough...