Around the region – Nov. 15 |

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New traffic pattern at Middleway Bridge from Thursday

BURLINGTON — There will be a new traffic pattern beginning Thursday on W.Va. 51, Middleway Pike, at the Middleway Bridge near the Jefferson/Berkeley County line.

The new traffic pattern will place the traveling public on the temporary bridge while the old bridge is demolished. A new speed limit will be put in place to slow down traffic in this detour and this work zone. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving in this area. The exact schedule depends on the weather.

Capito speaks at an investment forum

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, RW.Va., delivered a keynote speech Monday at the West Virginia International Investment Forum, a project of the International Division of the West Virginia Development Office.

The event brought together international companies from across the state to recognize their investments and provided an opportunity for state leaders to share recent progress and updates on development impact programs and services. economic.

“Economic development is a core part of my role as a U.S. Senator representing West Virginia. And while businesses around the world face many challenges, West Virginia is well positioned in the United States and around the world for investment and development,” Capito said. “With recent economic wins with Nucor and Berkshire Hathaway’s Precision Castparts, West Virginia is experiencing unprecedented growth, and this was highlighted during today’s forum as we showcased everything Virginia -Western has to offer the business community to help attract future investment and build on the momentum we are building It is so important that we continue to work together to make West Virginia the best place so that businesses can grow and thrive so that they can continue to invest in our communities and people, and I look forward to helping support those same efforts.

“We appreciate Senator Capito speaking to this important group of individuals today. She has been and continues to be a strong advocate for economic development in West Virginia, and I thank her for her continued support and efforts to create an environment that encourages investment in West Virginia,” said WVDED Secretary Mitch Carmichael.

WVSP receives funds to improve Forensic Lab

CHARLESTON, AP — West Virginia State Police is receiving more than $285,000 to improve and advance the agency’s forensic laboratory through education and training.

Funds for the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Enhancement Grant Program are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office of Justice Support. The grant is administered by the Justice and Community Services Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services.

The award will provide continued education for forensic analysts through specialized training and improve the quality of services at the state police forensic laboratory, according to a press release from Gov. Jim Justice’s office.

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