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Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea
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Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea

By Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.

In a June 20 op-ed, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney invited Pope Francis to visit the West Virginia coalfields, because the pope opposed global warming. Raney’s commentary was clearly...

Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea
Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.: Invite the pope to W.Va. coalfields? What a good idea

By Edward C. Armbrecht Jr.

In a June 20 op-ed, West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney invited Pope Francis to visit the West Virginia coalfields, because the pope opposed global warming. Raney’s commentary was clearly...

Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more
Ripley historic marker remembers hanging, speaks to much more

The killings came first, then the escape and, finally, the hanging — a span of 44 days that shook Jackson County.

John F. Morgan’s December 1897 execution made the national papers. By the time the rope snapped his neck and his body ...

Fire tower camping off to a hot start in WV’s Seneca State Forest
Fire tower camping off to a hot start in WV’s Seneca State Forest

DUNMORE — West Virginia’s hottest tourist attraction used to be all about fire.

For 53 years, the Thorny Mountain fire lookout tower —...

Funerals for: July 05, 2015

Caldwell, Joseph T. Jr. 3 p.m., Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan.

Herndon, Milton T. 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Huntington.

Jones, Kathleen 3 p.m., Antioch Advent Christian Church,...

Ramon Skaggs

Ramon Edward Skaggs, 64, of Huntington, died Sun. June 21, 2015. Private service is being planned for the family. Henson-Kitchen Mortuary is in charge of arrangments.

Charles Paul
Charles Paul

Charles Benjamin (Ben) Paul, affectionately known as "Papa," passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 3, 2015.

He was born in Hinton, W.Va., but lived over 60 years in South Charleston, operating several businesses and serving his...

Thomas Metten II
Thomas Metten II

Thomas Edison Metten, II, 58, of Dunbar, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

He was born on June 23, 1957, to the late Thomas Edison and Gladys Metten. Thomas was a painter and owner of American Pride Painting. The past few years he could...

Naomi Kelley

Naomi Christine Kelley, 79, of Bloomingrose, died July 3, 2015. Funeral will be 6 p.m. Tues. July 7, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Visitation will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Graveside service will be noon Wed. July 8, at Pineview Cemetery,...

Quewanncoll Stephens II

Quewanncoll Casanova Stephens II, departed this life in Paso Robles, Calif. on June 30, 2015. He had recently celebrated his 45th birthday with his father, Quewancoll Stephens Sr., Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired.

A former "Mr. State",...

Virginia Lowman

Virginia P. Lowman, 101, of Roanoke, Va., died Fri. July 3, 2015. Graveside rites will be held 2 p.m. Mon. July 6, at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Va. Groves Funeral Home, Union is serving the Lowman family.

Ivan Lilly

Ivan Gene "Papaw" "Wimpy" Lilly, 80, of Dunbar, died Fri. July 3, 2015. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans is honored to serve the Lillly family.

Kenneth Smith
Kenneth Smith

Kenneth L. "Kenny" Smith, 75, of Charleston, left this earth July 2, 2015, at Nicholas County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Richwood, after a long illness. Service will be noon Tues. July 7, at Preston Funeral Home, 812 Donnally St.,...

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