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Putnam Commission denies funding request
CHRIS DORST|Gazette file photo
Putnam Commission denies funding request

Hurricane City Manager Ben Newhouse is looking for funding to replace the bridge at Hurricane City Park, after the Putnam County Commission did not approve a funding request that would have provided enough funds for the project.

During the...

Putnam commission to take over local access channel

WINFIELD – Calling the local access TV channel an “embarrassment” and “disgrace,” Putnam County Commission President Steve Andes led other commissioners Tuesday in voting to take it over and run it internally....

Putnam health department reduces its debt

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Health Department has reduced its debt to about one-fourth the amount it amassed during its financial collapse last year.

The county’s health board approved paying roughly $120,000 in bills Thursday,...

Toyota: Fired worker was not protected by medical leave law

Toyota has denied it wrongly fired an employee from its Buffalo plant for seeking medical leave to address her methamphetamine problem.

In an answer filed late last month, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia denies Melisa Rife’s...

Airgas denies creating unsafe conditions for Putnam workers hurt in explosion

Airgas USA and the plant manager at its now-shuttered Putnam County facility are denying allegations by two former workers suing the company over injuries they received in an explosion last May.

William Lee Parrigan, of Winfield, was first to...

Hurricane gets bulk of parks dollars
Hurricane gets bulk of parks dollars

In the past six years, Hurricane’s Valley Park has received twice as much capital improvement spending as the three other parks operated by the Putnam County Parks Commission combined.

Some say the parks’ funding is an example of...

Developer planning duplexes near Hurricane Wal-Mart

Putnam County Planner John Butterworth said the county planning commission is set to vote Aug. 26 on preliminary plat approval for Peaceful Acres, which would be located off Orchard Park Road.

James Judson Thompson, owner of Hurricane-based...

Putnam school board names new Conner Street Elementary principal

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education named Kristi Barker the new principal of Hurricane’s Conner Street Elementary School Monday night.

Jana McGinnis, Conner Street Elementary’s...

Man alleges neglect, abuse at Teays Valley nursing home contributed to wife’s death

A Putnam County man is alleging that his wife died because of “serious injuries from a pattern of poor care, neglect and abuse” at a Teays Valley nursing home.

Chester Rutan, in a suit he filed last month in Putnam Circuit Court as ...

Deputies arrest man who allegedly threw home confinement bracelet in river

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Deputies say they arrested a Scott Depot man this week after an anonymous caller reported he was at a St. Albans Go-Mart bragging about throwing his home confinement tracking bracelet in the...

Putnam amends budget to account for lower surplus

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission voted Tuesday to amend its current budget to account for almost $250,000 less in expected carryover from last fiscal year.

The county’s unassigned fund balance...

Aldi, Five Guys plan Putnam locations

WINFIELD — A grocer, burger joint and manufacturer have plans to open new Putnam County locations.

The county Office of Planning and Infrastructure has approved permits it received last week for Aldi and Five...

Dunbar man charged with kidnapping girlfriend

A Dunbar man is facing multiple charges after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend and threatening to beat her, gut her with a knife and throw her into a waterway, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate ...

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