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Editorial cartoon for Tuesday
Editorial cartoon for Tuesday

Wright, Dodrill, Miller chosen as possible Plants replacements

The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee has recommended three attorneys to replace Mark Plants as prosecuting attorney.

The choices are: Marty Wright, who is deputy attorney general; Chris Dodrill, a Charleston councilman and assistant ...

Detroit man sentenced in state heroin case

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in West Virginia.

Jakaiser Wesley Jackson was sentenced in federal court in Huntington...

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley to take over Cass railroad
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley to take over Cass railroad

Following discussions that began last spring, the state Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that rail operations at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will be taken over by the State Rail Authority and the state-owned West Virginia Central...

Bluefield man pleads guilty in child pornography case

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – A 19-year-old Mercer County man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Joshua Dwayne Poff, of Bluefield, West Virginia, entered a guilty plea on Monday before Senior U.S....

Hundreds to participate in educator workshop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Center for Professional Development is hosting more than 300 educators at professional development sessions in Charleston.

The sessions are being held at the Marriott Hotel this week. Educators from...

Shoals Elementary dismissing at 9:30 a.m. today

Shoals Elementary will be dismissing students at 9:30 a.m. today because of a power outage, according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Registration opens for state lobbyists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Ethics Commission says it is accepting registration forms for the upcoming lobbyist registration cycle.

All lobbyist registrations expire on December 31.

The commission says all lobbyists must...

Funerals for: October 28, 2014

Burford, Harriett A. 1 p.m., Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Coger, Janet A. 11 a.m., Raines Cemetery, Kenna.

Davis, Garland 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.


Delores A. Clonch

Delores A. Clonch, 59, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Oct. 27, 2014 at home. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home.

Ben "Bo" Black Jr.

Ben "Bo" Black Jr., 81, of Carolina Shores, N.C., formerly of Elkview, passed away at home with his wife, Cheryl, at his side on Oct. 26, 2014. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Elizabeth A. Kennedy

Elizabeth Ann Glenn Kennedy, 80, of Pinch, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, and the daughter of the late Earl Glenn Sr. and Gertrude Myers Glenn, passed away Oct. 26, 2014 at her residence with her loving...

Thomas F. Casto
Thomas F. Casto

Thomas F. "Tom" Casto, 85, of Dunbar, formerly of Poca, died Oct. 26, 2014 after a long illness.

He was born in Given on Oct. 15, 1929 to the late Oakie and Wavie Casto.

Tom retired from Borden's, formerly Valley Bell, after 24 years of...


Doug Smock: Herd enjoys another well-timed break
Marcellus jobs report needs work, state researcher says