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Report: Socio-economic status affects student achievement more than race, ethnicity

Socio-economic status affects work more than race, study says

300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected
300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected

PARIS (AP) – A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams struggled to get to the remote, snow-covered region, France’s...

Public meeting today for state chemical spill remediation

Public meeting today for state chemical spill remediation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State environmental officials are conducting a public meeting about cleanup negotiations for the site of a chemical spill last year.

The Department of...

Statoil, W.Va. agree on deal for drilling under Ohio River

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia and Statoil have agreed on a deal for natural gas and oil drilling under the Ohio River.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that Norway-based Statoil plans to drill on about 474 acres of...

Blankenship back in court today

BECKLEY -- Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled to be back in court this morning to be re-arraigned on a revised indictment that charges him with conspiracy to...

Clarksburg Water Board OKs removal of 3 state dams

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Three dams along the West Fork River are scheduled to come down following a vote by the Clarksburg Water Board.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the board voted 2-1 Monday to enter an agreement with the U.S. Fish &...

Mason County man faces drug, gun charges

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- A Mason County man was arrested Monday after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found drugs and guns at his home.

According to a press release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the home ...

Charleston police looking for burglargy suspect
Charleston police looking for burglargy suspect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police are looking for a man accused of burglary in South Hills.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ryan Bernard Priest, of Pine Road, according to Sgt. J.A. Hunt of the Charleston Police Department....

Vin Diesel on Paul Walker’s delivery-room advice: ‘Own it’
Vin Diesel on Paul Walker’s delivery-room advice: ‘Own it’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Vin Diesel, who named his newborn in honor of late friend and longtime co-star Paul Walker, says his participation in the child’s birth was all because of some advice Walker once gave him.

“I might never...

Putnam County Board of Education approves 2015-2016 school calendar

In a routine meeting Monday night, the Putnam County Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 academic calendar.

The approved calendar calls for the 23 schools in Putnam County to start classes on Aug. 20, and would end instruction on June 2. ...

Funerals for: March 24, 2015

Ballard, Virginia 2 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Carlson, Louise 6 p.m., James Funeral Home, Logan.

Hill, Charlene C. 7 p.m., Cunningham

Holstein, Kenneth R. 11 a.m., Handley...

Audrey Fuller Bowen
Audrey Fuller Bowen

Audrey Fuller Bowen, 94, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

She was a wonderful, loving grandmother and a good cook. Audrey enjoyed going to Hawks Nest State Park and loved her dogs. She was a member of ...

Stephen W. Reed
Stephen W. Reed

Stephen W. Reed, 70, of Dunbar, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a millwright.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Norma Reed.

He is survived by his son, Chad Reed;...

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