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Posted on October 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

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NEW AND DEVELOPING:

SUPERSTORM-ONE YEAR LATER

DUPONT-C8 LAWSUITS

HAUNTED AMUSEMENT PARK

LEWIS THEATRE

AIR FORCE MECHANIC

SUPERSTORM-ONE YEAR LATER

CHARLESTON — D.A. Gohil's family is still rebuilding its convenience store business in Nicholas County, a year after Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia in wet, heavy snow that collapsed roofs and pulled down power lines. The thick snow from the freakish fall storm was too much for the roofs of two of his family's stores to sustain. Both stores — one in Summersville, the other in Craigsville — were destroyed when the roofs crashed down. By Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 700 words, AP Photos NY814-1030120814, NY804-1030121156.

DUPONT-C8 LAWSUITS

CINCINNATI — Nine Ohio and West Virginia residents who have cancer and other diseases have filed federal lawsuits this month against chemical giant DuPont, alleging the company knowingly contaminated drinking-water supplies with a chemical used by one of its plants. The lawsuits, filed Oct. 8 and this week, are among about 50 such cases — including one alleging wrongful death — filed against DuPont since April, when a court-appointed science panel found probable links between exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, and kidney cancer, testicular cancer and thyroid disease, among others. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 715 words.

HAUNTED AMUSEMENT PARK

PRINCETON — An abandoned West Virginia amusement park that's said to be haunted is opening for public tours through Halloween. The Mercer County property in Lake Shawnee near Princeton was a popular regional amusement park that opened in the late 1920s. It featured a boathouse, swimming pool, rides and log cabins. SENT: 360 words.

LEWIS THEATRE

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — It's a sure sign of these digital times that when confronted with one digital headache, the answer may be a different digital remedy. Consider the Lewis Theatre. The movie industry is phasing out 35-mm film, moving to all-digital projection. Unless the Lewis Theatre can raise $60,000 to $70,000 to afford the cost of such a projector system, it will be out of business right on the eve of the old Vaudeville theater's 75th year of existence in 2014. By Douglas Imbrogno, The Charleston Gazette. SENT: 550 words

AIR FORCE MECHANIC

MARTINSBURG — Douglas Dearing gets a little choked up when he talks about his career in the U.S. Air Force. "I'd do it all over again, if I had to," he said in a recent interview. "I'm glad I went into the service. I think the world of the service." By John McVey, The Journal. SENT: 845 words, AP Photos WVMAR101-1018131041.

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FBC--WEST VIRGINIA-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Two teams struggling to get on track in the Big 12 meet when Kansas State plays host to West Virginia for the first time as conference foes. The Wildcats were off last week after scuffling to a 2-4 start, while the Mountaineers are 3-4 after a loss to Texas Tech. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 2:45 p.m. CT.

— With: Hometown lead

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