West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Raleigh County Couple Indicted For Insurance Fraud

1/29/2008

CHARLESTON, WV -- West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, Jane L. Cline, along with Inspector General, Gary N. Griffith, announced today that a Raleigh County Grand Jury indicted a Coal City, WV, couple for insurance fraud on January 16, 2008.  Mathew and Jennifer Nichols were each indicted on two (2) felony counts of forgery, two (2) felony counts of uttering and one (1) felony count of conspiracy.  The couple is accused of forging an automobile proof of insurance certificate and presenting it as a true certificate to both a Raleigh County Magistrate and the WV Department of Motor Vehicles.  If convicted, both face a one (1) to ten (10) year prison sentence and up to a fine of $10,000 on each felony count. 

Commissioner Cline added, "This case is representative of the cooperation between the Department of Motor Vehicles and the OIC's Fraud Unit to investigate and prosecute instances of individuals providing fraudulent certificates of insurance. The consumers who abide by the law requiring insurance on their automobiles need to be protected against those who break the law and don't have the required coverage."

Contact Information

Jason Butcher
304-558-6279 ext. 1237