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Storm knocks out power, closes roads and schools in W.Va.
Storm knocks out power, closes roads and schools in W.Va.

Power outage reports are climbing Thursday morning as a powerful winter storm continues to dump a thick blanket of snow across the state.

More than 78,000 customers were without power as of 10 a.m., according to West Virginia’s two...

Country singer wants to be more than ‘that gay guy’
Country singer wants to be more than ‘that gay guy’

Ty Herndon said he never wanted to be, “That gay guy in country music.”

The country singer, who performs Saturday night at Schmitt’s Saloon in Morgantown, came out last fall.

“I’m a country singer who...

Thousands without power as snow hits overnight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Thousands of people were without power in West Virginia this morning, after Wednesday’s rain changed to snow overnight and continued into this morning, leaving the state with several inches of snow on top of a layer of...

State’s unemployment rate unchanged at 5.9 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.9 percent in January.

WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 100 last month.


Co-defendant in ex-Bridgeport mayor’s drug case sentenced

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A co-defendant has been sentenced in a drug case involving a former Bridgeport mayor.

Angela Davis of Bridgeport received an eight-month prison sentence on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg. The Exponent...

Funerals for: March 05, 2015

Anderson, Kenneth Sr. 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Cedar, Benjamin V. Jr. Noon, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Ravenswood.

Cunningham, Wanda L. 11 a.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes....

Phyllis C. Keeney

Phyllis C. Keeney, 90, of Charleston, formerly of Scott Depot, left this earth for her eternal home on March 3, 2015.

Phyllis was born April 20, 1924 in Clay County, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late, William C. and Nina Samples...

Peggy A. Sparkman

Peggy Ann Sparkman, 61, of Nitro, passed away March 2, 2015 at home following a short illness.

She was a former operator with C&P Telephone Company and was currently employed with Lab Corp.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Norman...

Madelean Hamrick

Madelean Bethel Hamrick, 98, of Webster Springs, died March 3, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the funeral home.

Arlice D. Thomas

Arlice Dewain Thomas passed away Feb. 25, 2015. He requested to be cremated, and Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, will hold a memorial service for him in their Myers Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Harry J. Lovejoy

Harry J. Lovejoy, 79, of West Hamlin, died March 4, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Drema Spencer
Drema Spencer

Drema Spencer, 60, of Charleston, departed this life on February 25, 2015

She was born May 20, 1954 in Charleston to the late Mary E. Spencer and Emmitt Monroe. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Fuzzy Curtis, Katherine Betty...

Joseph C. Shamblin

Joseph Clinton Shamblin, 92, of Elkview, passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 surrounded by family.

He was born Dec. 21, 1922 in Blakeley. Joe was raised in a coal company house along with eight other siblings. They learned to get...

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