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Vitrolite specialist Tim Dunn talks about working with vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, WVa. Dunn is redoing the walls of two restrooms with the material. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

World's sole Vitrolite installer at work in WV's Statehouse

Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, had a sensational run while it lasted. Its production began in 1908 in Vienna, Wood County, in a factory operated by the Meyercord-Carter Co. Six years later, the company reorganized as the Vitrolite Co....

Taxpayer service offices reopen before filing deadline

Jul. 10, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's tax department offices have reopened ahead of the state's income tax filing and payment deadline, officials said Thursday. The agency said its taxpayer service centers are accepting appointment-only visits at offices in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Charleston, Beckley,...

West Virginia Police: Escaped murder suspect captured

Jun. 29, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

HOLDEN, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of murder was captured by authorities Sunday night after he escaped from a transport van earlier in the day, police said. Dominick Joseph McClung, 18, escaped from a parked Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center transport van at a convenience store Sunday at 4:30...