Poultry Plants Allowed To Operate Faster Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks Among Workers

Tyson Foods sought and received federal permission to increase the operating speed at poultry processing plants in Kentucky and southern Indiana even as public health officials reported dozens of coronavirus cases among Tyson workers. Now, a union representing workers at meatpacking plants in Kentucky and southern Indiana is one of several plaintiffs suing the federal…

Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those…

One Light, One Heavy: W.Va.’s Only WWI Flying Ace And Decades Of Contamination In The Kanawha Valley

On this West Virginia Morning , we learn about West Virginia’s only World War I flying ace. Also, in this show, we learn about an unregulated landfill near South Charleston, Kanawha County and we bring this you week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

W.Va. PSC Gives Page-Kincaid 30 Days To Reach Deal With West Virginia American Water

The state’s topmost regulatory agency is giving a small, struggling Fayette County water utility 30 days before it forces a nationally funded, statewide provider to take over. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Southern W.Va. Sees Surge In COVID-19 Cases, Higher Potential For Spread

Counties in southern West Virginia are experiencing a significant rise in new COVID-19 cases compared to the rest of the state, which health leaders blame on residents traveling for the summer. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

ACLU Receives Documents Regarding Recent Treatment Of BLM Protesters In Martinsburg

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia received documents from the City of Martinsburg Friday afternoon — all related to treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters in late May . The ACLU-WV filed a freedom of information act request more than a month ago, and having not received the documents within the legally mandated…

The Southern Coalfield Airports: Where Did They Go?

Amid the rolling hills and strip-mined mountain tops that stretch through Logan County, West Virginia is Route 10 — a newer highway that was 20 years in the making. It made road travel in southern West Virginia more accessible, but it also replaced the McDonald airfield. And like most airports in the coalfields, the McDonald…

Aviation Industry Significant Part Of W.Va. Economy

Twenty businesses in West Virginia provide materials, make airplane parts or service engines and airframes for the aviation industry and the state exports more than $150 million of airplane parts every year. One of the bigger players is Pratt and Whitney in Bridgeport. Pratt and Whitney is a multinational corporation that manufactures jet engines for…

Pot Plane Crash Became Stuff Of Legend

A little after midnight on June 6, 1979, a Douglas DC 6 cargo plane crashed in Charleston, West Virginia while attempting to land at the old Kanawha airport, what is now Yeager Airport. The plane was carrying approximately 20,000 pounds of marijuana and the crew was made up of drug smugglers from South America. They…

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced, making him the second U.S. governor to have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic’s start. DeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump, according to a statement posted on the governor’s Twitter account.…

LISTEN: A Conversation On Vaccines

On this West Virginia Morning , the coronavirus pandemic has led to a steep drop in standard immunizations. We explore the local and national conversation surrounding vaccines. Also, in this show, we hear how one state in the Ohio Valley region is trying to increase coronavirus testing access. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress…

Listen: Beth Nielsen Chapman With The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member and twice-grammy nominated artist Beth Nielsen Chapman performs on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage with guest host Kathy Mattea. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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