The Times West Virginian

West Virginia

September 26, 2012

W.Va. Lottery revenues continue decline

CHARLESTON — Fewer gambling dollars are flowing into West Virginia’s coffers. But the decline isn’t as large as officials projected.

The West Virginia Lottery’s August revenues totaled $116.3 million, a $2.6 million decline from August 2011. Lottery officials had projected the month’s revenue would total $97.4 million.

They also projected a $20 million drop in revenues from the state’s four racetrack casinos. But this revenue was down about $3.6 million.

The figures were released Tuesday during a Lottery Commission meeting in Charleston.

Lottery Director John Musgrave told the commission that officials assumed West Virginia’s racetrack casinos would lose customers to new casinos in Ohio. But he says the Ohio casinos haven’t begun operations as fast as expected.

1
Text Only
West Virginia
  • Battle won in black lung fight

    Joe Massie has spent the last 22 years of his life fighting a disease that takes his breath away, a disease he contracted deep underground in the coal mines over a period of 30 years.
    Black lung may take away his breath; it has not stilled his voice.

    August 1, 2014

  • Justice mines have more than 250 violations in five states

    A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.
    The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by Jim Justice are located in Kentucky, where enforcement officials have set an Aug. 11 deadline to take corrective action.

    August 1, 2014

  • Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

    The Obama administration’s push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines is taking effect.

    July 31, 2014

  • Barboursville to host 2015 regional soccer tourney

    A youth soccer regional tournament will be held next year in Barboursville.

    July 31, 2014

  • Kroger restricts pseudoephedrine sales in W.Va.

    Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia stores.

    July 31, 2014

  • Two state tornadoes occur on same day

    West Virginia gets few tornadoes on average every year, yet two of them occurred on one recent day.
    While the sheer number of annual tornadoes pales in comparison to other states, they do occur in West Virginia, with its vast network of hills and mountains. Two of them formed 55 miles apart on Sunday night.

    July 31, 2014

  • I-77 tunnel repair complete

    Repairs to an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have been completed following a truck fire.

    July 30, 2014

  • Another tornado confirmed in West Virginia

    Another tornado has been confirmed in West Virginia.

    July 30, 2014

  • Pierpont, WVU-Parkersburg enter transfer agreement

    West Virginia University at Parkersburg has signed a transfer agreement with Pierpont Community & Technical College.

    July 30, 2014

  • Repairs set for I-77 tunnel

    Some lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border where a truck fire occurred are being rerouted for repairs.

    July 29, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads