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Putnam County seeks funds to prevent wave pool losses

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Putnam County officials took the first steps Tuesday morning to save thousands of dollars lost annually to cover temporary repairs at Hurricane’s Valley Park wave pool.

The Putnam County Commission voted 2-1 to...

Putnam County seeks funds to prevent wave pool losses

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Putnam County officials took the first steps Tuesday morning to save thousands of dollars lost annually to cover temporary repairs at Hurricane’s Valley Park wave pool.

The Putnam County Commission voted 2-1 to...

Larger group of Putnam property owners looking at higher taxes

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A large group of Putnam County property owners -- more than usual this year -- received potentially bad news earlier this month: Their home, commercial or farm properties are worth more in assessed value than last year.

This...

Winfield bus driver files grievance

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A bus driver for schools in Winfield has filed a grievance with the West Virginia Board of Education, saying that she deserves to stay in her job.

At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Putnam County Board of Education rescinded...

New Putnam center to help with utility bills, rent

Putnam County residents who struggle to keep the lights on or stay warm in the winter will be able seek help in Winfield.

A Heart and Hand Community Service Center will open on Jan. 20 in the Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Dr....

Winfield moves forward with sewer rate increases

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The city of Winfield has reached a point of no return.

To avoid further fines from the Department of Environmental Protection and bring a new sewer plant to fruition, Winfield city council members took the initial steps on...

Repair costs may doom Putnam wave pool

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Hurricane’s Waves of Fun lost more than $90,000 in 2014, and may need hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs to operate efficiently in the long term.

After a meeting Tuesday ...

Hurricane family spared in early morning fire

HURRICANE — Firefighters say that smoke detectors may have saved a Hurricane couple early Monday, after the homeowner initially thought an intruder was in the house.

Emergency crews responded to a fire at 695 ...

Settlement reached in Toyota lawsuit

Toyota Motor Manufacturing reached a settlement last month in a federal lawsuit involving a former employee who said she was wrongly fired after she sought treatment for methamphetamine addiction.

Attorneys representing Toyota and Melisa Rife of ...

Scott Depot blaze destroys mobile home, trailer

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. -- A blaze in Scott Depot destroyed a mobile home and camping trailer early Saturday morning.

Crews responded to the fire along the 9000 section of Teays Valley Road at 6:09 a.m. A pet chinchilla died in the fire, but no...

Criminal charges up in Putnam County in 2014

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Calls for service and criminal charges rose in 2014 compared to the previous year in Putnam County, according to the sheriff’s department’s statistics.

Police officers answered 15,445 calls for service —...

One killed in Red House Hill accident

RED HOUSE, W.Va. – A Red House woman died in a fatal accident on Route 62 near the bottom of Red House Hill at about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Melisha Dawn Jividen, 40, of Red House was pronounced dead at the scene after she lost...

Extension service offering classes in New Year

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The WVU Extension Service Putnam County office will be offering a variety of free or affordable classes at the outset of 2015.

The course offerings include: “Nutrition Education Aimed at Toddlers,” “Dining ...

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