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1st W.Va. coalfields Senate panel meeting set

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A state Senate panel studying how to revitalize West Virginia’s struggling southern coalfields has scheduled its first meeting.

The Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy initiative, or...

1st W.Va. coalfields Senate panel meeting set

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A state Senate panel studying how to revitalize West Virginia’s struggling southern coalfields has scheduled its first meeting.

The Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy initiative, or...

Ex-W.Va. sheriff’s deputy charged with embezzling

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A former Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges of embezzling guns.

A Berkeley County grand jury charged Dennis E. Streets with felony embezzlement and felony fraudulent scheme Wednesday. ...

Bluefield State, Mercer schools plan new program

PRINCETON, W.Va. – A new program will allow Mercer County high school students to get college credit for pre-engineering courses.

Students can transfer credits to Bluefield State College for certain classes they complete in the Project...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers in the Northgate Business Park as well on Twilight Drive in Charleston. The affected area includes Association Drive, Tracy Way, Hotel Circle, Dietrick...

Marshall County chemical maker wary after ‘near-catastrophic’ fracking incident

As the Tomblin administration considers a plan to allow natural gas drilling under the Ohio River, a major chemical maker in Marshall County has been fighting a proposal for hydraulic fracturing near its plant, citing a “near-...

All W.Va. counties see jobless rate decrease

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Unemployment rates fell in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties in September.

WorkForce West Virginia says that at 11 percent, Mingo County was the only one with a jobless rate in the double digits.

Counties ...

Funding available for state volunteer programs

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Funding is available for West Virginia organizations interested in recruiting national service volunteers to help address local needs.

Rep. Nick Rahall said Wednesday that the Corporation for National and Community...

WVU gets $10.7M federal grant for stroke research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University is getting a major federal grant for stroke research.

The Morgantown school says it has been awarded a five-year, $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Officials say ...

Leaders gather to discuss state’s energy future

ROANOKE, W.Va. – State leaders are gathering to discuss West Virginia’s energy future.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is holding a two-day energy summit at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke beginning today.

Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and ...

Bluefield State, Mercer schools plan new program

PRINCETON, W.Va. – A new program will allow Mercer County high school students to get college credit for pre-engineering courses.

Students can transfer credits to Bluefield State College for certain classes they complete in the Project...

Funerals for: October 23, 2014

Cobb, Carmela 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Collins, Almeda 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Fankhouser, Christina 1 p.m., Cunningham

Ferguson, William, Jr. 2:30 p....

Boyd "Jack" Starcher
Boyd "Jack" Starcher

Boyd R. "Jack" Starcher passed away Oct. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Given, W.Va. (formerly of Kenna, W.Va., and Monaca, Pa.) and married Alice Marie (Fisher) on Oct. 16, 1954. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, on July 4, 2009; ...

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