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AMSTERDAM — A Dutchman’s attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

The unidentified lover in the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend’s bedroom window...

Suspect sought in Cross Lanes stabbing

CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies hope to release the name of a suspect soon in an early morning stabbing in Cross Lanes.

Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department said a man and a woman...

Scenes from Capital Classic
Scenes from Capital Classic

ABOVE: The West Virginia University band and cheerleaders get into the spirit of Sunday’s Capital Classic, as WVU defeated Marshall 69-66 at the Civic Center in Charleston. For full coverage see Sports.

RIGHT: Marshall fans stand and...

Funerals for: December 15, 2014

Cermak, Irene 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Clendenin, James 1 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Cox, Betty Jean 1 p.m., First Church of God, Cottle.

Daugherty, Angela 7 p.m., ...

Pete John Estep
Pete John Estep

Pete John Estep, 81, of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Born Nov. 4, 1933 in Logan, Pete was a son of the late Gillis D. and G. Gertrude Estep. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary...

Elizabeth J. Tincher

Elizabeth Jane Tincher, 67, of Lewisburg, died Dec. 12, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home.

Kathryn Page Mullins
Kathryn Page Mullins

Kathryn "Kathy" Page Mullins, 56, of Charleston, passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Born Feb. 3, 1958, she was the daughter of Kathryn Darleen Page and the late Alva Page of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her...

Helen May Johnson
Helen May Johnson

Helen May Johnson, 68, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a former employee of CAMC General Division, Charleston.

Helen was preceded in ...

Peter B. Eiland

Peter B. Eiland, 68, of Logan, passed away Dec. 13, 2014 at Trinity Healthcare of Logan. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Alfred T. Stricker
Alfred T. Stricker

Alfred T. Stricker, 91, of Elkview, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Oak Ridge Center, Charleston.

He was retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, an Army veteran and attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Alfred loved gardening,...

Charles "Ron" Sturgill
Charles "Ron" Sturgill

Charles Ronald "Ron" Sturgill, 70, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Born May 29, 1944 in Clendenin, Ron was preceded in death by his father, Harry Edward Sturgill; mother, Alma Marie Sturgill White; and stepfather, William...

Christopher Ballard
Christopher Ballard

Beloved husband, father, son, brother and dear friend, Christopher Shane Ballard, 44, died in an accident on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Chris was living in Morgantown at the time of his death.

His family and friends will be remembering Chris and...

Martha L. Bingham
Martha L. Bingham

Martha L. Bingham, 83, of Ravenswood, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

She was born in Point Pleasant and was the daughter of the late Curt and Zora Yeager....

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