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Putnam PSD warns customers to keep grease out of drains

Improper disposal of fats, oils and grease produced by cooking large meals can cause damage to sewer systems

Readers’ Voice: Nov. 27, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

Since this is a red state now, politician Manchin might as well put an R in front of his name now.


Black Friday gun buys test background check system
Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and...

Philanthropy West Virginia hosting inaugural policy institute

Philanthropy West Virginia hopes to better connect non-profits and policy makers with its inaugural policy institute on Dec. 5 at the West Virginia State Capitol.

The event welcomes leaders of nonprofits, private businesses, corporations, and...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-water advisory for approximately 250 customers in Scarbro and Wingrove. The advisory was issued for customers along Jasper Road, Wingrove Hill Road, Scarbro Road, Plum Orchard Lake Road, Stover Hollow...

Snow, rain hamper West Virginia travelers Wednesday
Snow, rain hamper West Virginia travelers Wednesday

Travelers before the Thanksgiving holiday in West Virginia faced snow and rain on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Eastern Panhandle and other eastern counties saw the heaviest snow. Frenchburg in Hampshire County and Paw Paw in...

Animal shelter offers free adoptions Friday

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter is offering free dog and cat adoptions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to try to thin out the animals that are overrunning the facility.

Humane association rescue coordinator Jordan Browning...

Salvation Army kettle donations down

The Salvation Army of Charleston is seeing a decrease in Christmas Kettle donations this season. This year’s goal is $215,000.

“We are $6,200 behind compared to last year’s income at this time,” said Major Darrell...

The right stuff(ing)
The right stuff(ing)

Judge sides with lab in water testing case

A Kanawha County judge has ordered the state Department of Environmental Protection to comply with an appeals board ruling that reinstated the certification of a water quality laboratory where employees allegedly faked water samples for the coal...

In Short: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2014

Landau appearance

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be at Adams Hallmark in Charleston Town Center from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday to sign books and CDs. Call 304-342-3864.

Christmas play

The Historic Fayette Theater opens the...

Anthony Hoey, Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores on ‘RFC’
Anthony Hoey, Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores on ‘RFC’

This week’s “Radio Free Charleston,” online now at the PopCult blog (, presents music from Anthony Hoey, the Diablo Blues Band and The Company Stores.

Irish-born Anthony Hoey recently returned to ...

Reaching out to help Slovakia from Charleston
Reaching out to help Slovakia from Charleston

You wouldn’t think the disturbing election of a neo-Fascist politician in Slovakia, in Central Europe, would have anything to do with the capital city of West Virginia.

But, in fact, some Charleston residents have played a key role in...

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UPDATE: Official says slain Florida State gunman was an alumnus, law school grad