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Winding up, Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes
Winding up, Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: Bucket!

“After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, ‘Mr. President, do you have a bucket...

Drug firms want W.Va. pill records kept sealed

Eleven out-of-state drug companies don’t want the public to know the number of prescription painkillers they’ve shipped to “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia.

The drug distributors are fighting a request to...

Freedom Industries seeks quick OK of leak site cleanup plan

Freedom Industries officials are pressing West Virginia regulators for speedy approval of the company’s plan to complete a voluntary cleanup of the site of the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water for hundreds of...

Tomblin to lead W.Va. delegation to Japan in May
Tomblin to lead W.Va. delegation to Japan in May

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will take a bit of West Virginia craftsmanship and hospitality to Japan when he leads a West Virginia delegation on a trade mission to the Pacific nation in mid-May to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state’s...

Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up

TEAYS VALLEY ­— Less than three months after plans for a new Wal-Mart store in Teays Valley were reported, the public debate over the proposed development has grown antagonistic.

On Thursday night, ...

Funerals for: April 26, 2015

Baldwin, John 2 p.m., Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Charleston.

Gunnoe, Bernard 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle.

Mace, John 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.


Mary M. Taylor

Mary Magdalene Taylor, 76, of Charleston, died April 24, 2015. A full obituary will appear in Monday's editions. Arrangements are in the care of Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.

Clarence "Jr." Holmes
Clarence "Jr." Holmes

Mr. Clarence James "Jr." Holmes, 84, of Fishers Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2015. Jr. passed away peacefully at his home of 62 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nina "Sis" Holmes; son, James...

James "Michael" Witt

James "Michael" Witt, 50, of Red House, passed away April 24, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel), with visitation beginning two hours prior. A full obituary will be published in Monday's editions....

James Vernon Wheeler
James Vernon Wheeler

James Vernon Wheeler, 95, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2015 at his home.

Born Dec. 7, 1919 in Ashland, Ky., he was a son of the late John and Aymee Campbell Wheeler. He served his country with the United...

Edith Elaine Young
Edith Elaine Young

Edith Elaine "Toots" Young, 92, of Dunbar went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born July 25, 1922 in Killarney to Cecil and Minnie Neal.

She was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church. ...

Wandell J. Enochs

Wandell J. Enochs, 76, of Benton, Ky., died April 23, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the funeral home.

James L. Woodrum

James Lewis Woodrum, 50, of Clay, entered into rest Friday, April 24, 2015. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Moore Cemetery, Hansford Fork. Arrangements by Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

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