NEWS ARCHIVE

W.Va. economy benefits from vital federal facilities

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — With federal anchors like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Fairmont, the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg and the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, North Central West Virginia is receiving an economic boost. The three anchors, along with NASA’s Independent Verification & […]
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NY Times – West Virginia’s Small-Town Revival

By Zach Montague Oct. 9, 2018 The American rural experience, as told by Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, is all about becoming immersed in largely unpopulated, natural places. For weary urbanites, such places offer a chance to find solitude and reflect. Too often, it seems, the scattered towns that dot these landscapes are ignored, lost […]
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Florence forces NOAA to activate its Fairmont back-up facility

by John Dahlia NCWV MEDIA business editor Sep 13, 2018 FAIRMONT — Because of Hurricane Florence’s devastating size and its potential to inflict catastrophic damage in the eastern United States, officials with the nation’s weather satellite agency decided to “activate” their data backup site at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Facility this week. “NOAA (the […]
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High Tech Foundation continues expansion, contracting plans after bankruptcy dismissal

FAIRMONT — Four months after its bankruptcy case was dismissed, the High Technology Foundation is back on track with Phase III of its expansion, as well as the development of other opportunities. Although the foundation spent 2017 locked in a bankruptcy battle, the case was dismissed in February. High Technology Foundation Consortium President and CEO […]
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Congratulations to High Technology Foundation Chairman Jim Haney

FirstEnergy Announces Management Promotions in Utility Operations AKRON, Ohio, June 6, 2018 — FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has announced several management promotions within its utility operations group that support delivery of reliable, affordable electricity to customers.Jim Haney has been promoted to vice president, Utility Operations.  In addition to his new responsibilities overseeing the operations and […]
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The US government could save $1 billion by combining its 12,062 data centers — but it’s way behind schedule

Anita Balakrishnan | @MsABalakrishnan Published 4:22 PM ET Fri, 25 May 2018 CNBC.com Getty Images Sergio Salgado works at the control center at the end of the digital trunk that links all the homes in the Sunriver housing development in St. George, Utah. America’s Office of Management and Budget was aiming to to save $2.7 billion in […]
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NOAA’s Fairmont backup facility continues technology investment in West Virginia

FAIRMONT — With the successful launch of another weather satellite, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has made another investment into North Central West Virginia, heightening the importance of the organization’s facilities in Fairmont. Earlier this month, NOAA’s GOES-S weather satellite successfully made it to orbit, its name being changed to GOES-17 upon arrival. NOAA […]
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Balanced Economic Diversification

Balanced Economic Diversification The cry for industrial diversification in West Virginia has never been louder than it is today. It has never been louder because there has never been a bigger collapse of coal severance revenue. The collapse of this revenue is preventing state policy makers from doing what they have done for decades: namely, […]
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