Interested citizens turned out to hear Dr. Michael Hendryx from the WVU School of Public Health, speak at the SALS Historic Oak Hill School on April 8. His presentation focused on his research that linked mountaintop removal mining with the increased incidence of cancer, heart disease, birth defects and mortality among residents who live in the vicinity of the operations. The event was sponsored by the CoalEnvironmental Health Project, a collaborative of SALS/OVEC/PAN.
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- Ansted Christmas cheer
Lights Along the Midland Trail shining until New Year
For years, the Lights Along the Midland Trail display has made things merry and bright at Hawks Nest State Park. Located on Route 60 at Ansted, more than 30 unique holiday displays are currently located on the state park ground.
New Haven Christmas Project in eighth year of serving area
A lot of love will be on display at Midland Trail High School this Saturday.
Prospective petit jurors to report for duty Jan. 10
Daniel Wright, clerk of the Fayette County Circuit Court, has released the names of individuals summoned for petit jury duty. The following prospective jurors are to report to Judge John Hatcher’s courtroom, on the second floor of the main Courthouse building, on Jan. 10, 2014, no later than 8:45 a.m.
Miracle of Christmas truce to be re-enacted
“No bathrobes and tinsel this year,” says Carrie Borsman, director of “Operation Silent Night,” when anticipating the Christmas production which opens Sunday at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship.
- Rosedale Elementary wins $25,000 in U.S. Cellular online voting event
Cutting down on drug abuse, trafficking
Recently, I was successful in pressing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to expand the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), which enables our state’s law enforcement officers and officials to access additional federal resources to further their drug control and prevention efforts.
Learn how to stay in shape while still enjoying the holiday season
While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.
- A visit from St. Nick
Let’s improve conditions for all coal miners
On Dec. 6 each year, we pause to honor our country’s coal miners, and reflect on the sacrifices those men and women have made over the course of well over 100 years.
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