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Print/E-paper exclusives for Sunday, June 23

Jun. 23, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Besides the stories you can read at herald-dispatch.com, there are many more stories and features in today's Herald-Dispatch newspaper and e-paper.

DOCTOR SHORTAGE EXPECTED: Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments. Read more on today's front page.

BUILDING A CLIENT BASE: One thing that Cheryl Ratcliff loves is the deep, resonating roar of a tanker truck engine, firing up and moving out. “It is so wonderful to see work here,” said Ratcliff, dispatcher for a new Liquid Transport Corp. terminal in Ashland. “It’s so nice to hear the trucks hopping. When I hear trucks moving, I know there’s work.” Liquid Transport Corp. in Nitro has long been moving industrial chemicals for companies in the Kanawha Valley, such as DOW Chemical Company, Bayer Corporation and DuPont. And now it’s opened a new facility to service industry in the Tri-State area. Read more in our Sunday Business spotlight.

PERSONNEL: Keep up with the latest hirings across the Tri-State with our weekly Personnel column.

BIZ IN BRIEF: Check out our weekly roundup of regional business wheelings and dealings.

CELEBRATIONS, UPCOMING EVENTS AND THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD: The Herald-DIspatch is still the place to turn to get the latest wedding and engagement announcements, birth announcements, upcoming community events, and — yes — the all-important Sunday crossword. Pick up a copy of The Herald-Dispatch every Sunday to enjoy these local tidbits.

PEEK INSIDE THE GATE: Today’s the day, Sunday, June 23, uness it’s raining, to go peek over some of the backyard fences in Ironton. Ironton in Bloom’s 5th Annual Over The Backyard Fence Tour is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. today, but will be postponed until next Sunday at the same time in case of rain. Whichever day it happens, it is not an event to miss. If you love flowers and interesting landscaping you should take advantage of this tour. Read more on our Homes page.

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