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Kindergarten registration now accepted for Putnam County schools

Putnam County elementary schools are now accepting registration for kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year for all children who will be 5-years-old before Sept. 1. This is for all children who will be in kindergarten next year. The deadline to...

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 ...

Hurricane man admits stealing dead mother’s Social Security

A Hurricane man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to stealing Social Security benefits meant for his mother, who had died.

Vallas Paul Bell, 31, pleaded guilty to fraudulently taking almost $25,000 in Social Security benefits to which...

Putnam students can take robotics classes

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County students are now able to earn credit for what some of them were doing already — building highly sophisticated robots from scratch.

On Tuesday night, the Putnam County Board of Education approved the...

South Charleston man receives $35K in crash suit

WINFIELD — A South Charleston man has received a settlement worth $35,000 over a crash involving Putnam County emergency personnel in August 2011.

Hollis B. Horton filed a civil lawsuit on June 25, 2013, ...

Putnam sheriff seeks information in copper thefts
Putnam sheriff seeks information in copper thefts

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help in identifying suspects in a copper theft ring that may be operating in Nitro.

Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese said that Taggart Global Electrical in Nitro has...

Hurricane voters to decide tax levy

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Hurricane voters must decide if they want to keep a tax that funds two police officers, two street department workers and the city’s two paid firefighters.

Since 1947, city voters have upheld an excess levy tax....

Buffalo officials want trash cleaned from woman’s property

BUFFALO – The Putnam County town of Buffalo wants a woman to clean up the “noxious and odorous garbage” surrounding her property, according to a public nuisance lawsuit, filed on Dec. 19.

Ruth Criner of Hurricane owns the...

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