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Study blames methane leaks on faulty well casings

Problems with natural gas well construction appears to be the primary cause of drinking water contamination from shale-gas extraction, according to a new study published today by researchers from five universities.

The study did not find...

After lag, Putnam Business Park filling up
After lag, Putnam Business Park filling up

FRAZIERS BOTTOM — A California and Putnam County-based company has finally begun expanding its Winfield sales office into a full-fledged distribution and manufacturing facility in Fraziers Bottom —...

Study blames methane leaks on faulty well casings

Problems with natural gas well construction appears to be the primary cause of drinking water contamination from shale-gas extraction, according to a new study published today by researchers from five universities.

The study did not find...

THOMAS-GOLDFARB
THOMAS-GOLDFARB

Sarah Goldfarb and Jeremiah "Jesse" Joseph Thomas were married September 1, 2013 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston, with the Rabbi Victor Urecki officiating. The couple met at an event at the Embassy of Canada in Washington.

The bride...

Local man wins in horseshoe world tournament
Local man wins in horseshoe world tournament

David Holmes eyes his target.

Standing 30 feet away with his feet squarely planted, he extends a 2 pound, 10 ounce horseshoe high in front of his face and locks in on his target through the shoe’s center. Drawing his arm back, Holmes...

RANDOLPH-KING
RANDOLPH-KING

Amelia Lynn King and Roy Donald Randolph, III were married Saturday, May 17, 2014 on the deck overlooking the New River at Adventures on the Gorge in Fayette County, West Virginia. Reverend Sharon Mullins performed the double- ring ceremony....

PENCE-STARCHER
PENCE-STARCHER

Lisa Marie Starcher and David Roger Pence were married at Café Cimino Country Inn on May 3, 2014. Pastor Kent Estep officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Chuck Starcher of Scott Depot and Debi and Jan Jarvis of St. Albans and the...

NEIL-BLAIR
NEIL-BLAIR

Sandra Lynn Blair and Gary James Neil were united in marriage on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at half past two o'clock in the afternoon at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Bob Wood....

Hays-Tankersley
Hays-Tankersley

Marta Tankersley and Robert Hays were married at dusk in a rose garden ceremony Sunday, August 10, 2014. The Rev. Thomas Roberts officiated.

The bride is a staff writer, photographer and videographer for The Charleston Gazette and a student at ...

Harmonious choral career filled with high notes   
Harmonious choral career filled with high notes   

Life didn't turn out exactly the way he envisioned, but he isn't complaining. Sure, he might have tweaked a few things here and there, but at 71, Truman Dalton looks back on his musical journey with considerable satisfaction....

Dunlap-Holstein
Dunlap-Holstein

Billy Dunlap and Marcy Holstein were married on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Virginia's Chapel in Cedar Grove, WV, with Larry Kinder officiating. After the ceremony the couple spent their honeymoon at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia and resides in...

Loudendale sewer system feasible; now where’s the money?
Loudendale sewer system feasible; now where’s the money?

Jeff Blount didn’t come to be a community leader in Loudendale by being a pessimist.

That’s why Blount refuses to give up on a sewer project for the community that’s been talked about since 1998.

“If all the...

Doug Smock: Herd protecting home turf in style
Doug Smock: Herd protecting home turf in style

HUNTINGTON — The big slogan of Marshall football these days is “Protect the M.”

Trust me: The 13th letter of the English alphabet is being protected.

With armed guards. Barbed wire. A moat, ...

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