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Moorefield’s Schoonover excels with extra workload

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The increased wear and tear on Moorefield All-State linebacker Wil Schoonover as a result of his stepping into a leading role on offense has not slowed the Yellow Jackets in their pursuit of a seventh Class A state...

Ad cuts hurting business, rafting outfitters say
Ad cuts hurting business, rafting outfitters say

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Whitewater rafting in Southern West Virginia has been in a free-fall in recent years, dropping from more than 225,000 rafters on the New and Gauley rivers in 2000 to fewer than 100,000 this year, industry representatives...

Blankenship asks to postpone arraignment, is denied

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has turned down a request from longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to postpone his initial court appearance, scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Beckley.

U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke...

Thousands of West Virginians lose power Monday

Thousands of people were without power in West Virginia Monday afternoon.

More than 2,400 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia were without power shortly after 2 p.m., up from about 2,000 an hour earlier, according to the...

Tech off to balanced, fast start

Among local college basketball teams, one is off to a red-hot start.

WVU Tech has earned wins in each of its first five games, including a 97-76 win over Ohio State Newark on Saturday.

In addition to three double-figure wins, Tech has...

UC men’s soccer into Atlantic Region final

The University of Charleston will take on Mercyhurst (Pa.) at 3 p.m. Thursday in the NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament Atlantic Region final at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

The Golden Eagles (19-0-1), who finished the...

Ohio man sentenced in state extortion case

WHEELING, W.Va. — An Ohio man has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison for extorting more than $1 million from a former Bethany College employee.

Jason Kirkland Weese, 31, of East...

WVU’s White semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

WVU’s White semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

WVU senior receiver Kevin White was one of 10 players named as a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the top receiver in college football.

The award is selected by...

From the Chippewa on down to D.C. (photos)
From the Chippewa on down to D.C. (photos)

GW, South Charleston named among best high schools in W.Va.

George Washington and South Charleston high schools are ranked among the best in the state, according to a national report released Monday.

Niche, a company that reviews and analyzes the country’s public schools and colleges, named George ...

As broadband council disbands, Internet in W.Va. remains poor

West Virginia’s only state-sponsored group that aims to expand high-speed Internet is set to disband on Dec. 31, but state lawmakers say much work remains to be done to improve broadband service across the state.

At a joint House-Senate...

University of Charleston sports center gets nearly $1 million gift

The University of Charleston’s campaign for a new sports center gained nearly $1 million on Monday.

Bill Rice, a former member of the University of Charleston’s board of trustees, donated a home valued at about $900,000 to help...

Dunbar man gets life sentence for killing woman
Dunbar man gets life sentence for killing woman

A Dunbar man apologized to the family of the woman he killed after pleading guilty to first-degree murder on Monday.

Bobby Kanode Jr., 56, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the death of Tonya Payne earlier this...


Second round of ACA health care sign-ups begin
Used books and expanded beer selection coming to Taylor Books

Small bar will showcase beers from Charleston Brewing Company