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Police say inmate struck jailed Putnam website publisher

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The publisher of a Putnam County news website, who has been in jail since earlier this month, was punched in the head by a fellow inmate when he turned up the television volume.

State Police Trooper J.S. Pauley was...

Bulletin Board — July 21, 2014

Historical society meeting

The Upper Vandalia Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Putnam County Board of Education office in Winfield, located behind the Courthouse. Speaker will...

New program helps cities and towns manage finances online

State Treasurer John Perdue is trying to help cities and towns across the state manage with a new program to help them manage their finances more quickly and effectively.

“I love to reach out to the public and help them solve some of...

Celebration planned for Americorps’ 20th anniversary
Celebration planned for Americorps’ 20th anniversary

Jean Srodes envisioned a relaxing retirement. She saw herself curled up on her couch, popcorn in hand, catching up on movies she had missed during her busy career as a flight attendant. But the allure of retirement quickly wore off, and Srodes traded...

Readers’ voice: July 21, 2014

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

To all those who use arms or activate other machines against innocent people: when your body turns cold, your...

2 killed, 2 injured in Mingo County ATV wreck

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) – Police are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident that killed two people and injured two others in Mingo County.

Media outlets report that all four victims were riding on the ATV when the four-wheeler wrecked...

‘It is a difficult time for everyone’
Former Charleston man living in Kiev has front-row view of Ukraine’s unrest
‘It is a difficult time for everyone’ Former Charleston man living in Kiev has front-row view of Ukraine’s unrest

Despite the war going on in their country, Ukrainians were shocked at the shooting down of a passenger jet and are convinced that Russian-backed separatists were behind the missile strike, according to a former Charleston resident who has lived and...

With boost from foundation, CAMC serving local, healthy food
With boost from foundation, CAMC serving local, healthy food

Among its four hospitals, Charleston Area Medical Center serves 2.5 million meals a year — or, as Mike Marinaro sees it, 2.5 million opportunities to positively influence the eating habits of West Virginians.

Marinaro, the general manager ...

More colleges turn away from entrance exams

Half of West Virginia’s public four-year colleges do not consider ACT or SAT scores for admission.

As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional”...

W.Va. DNR traps bears to serve as surrogate mothers
W.Va. DNR traps bears to serve as surrogate mothers

State wildlife officials are trying to snare a few “volunteers.”

No, put down the phone. You aren’t qualified — unless, of course, you happen to be a black bear.

Later this week, biologists will set up traps in...

Funerals for: July 20, 2014

Atkins, Anna Mae 1 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Beamer, Irene V. 2 p.m., Greene

Brown, Ronald K. 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Carnes, Catherine M. 3 p.m., Matics...

Lula B. Holdren
Lula B. Holdren

Our beloved mother, Lula Belle Holdren, 75, of Pratt, passed away after a long illness, with her family by her side, on the

evening of July 17, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Lula was born in Kanawha County, on December 15, 1938, to the...

Crystal L. Morey

Crystal Leona Morey, 93, of Fayetteville, died July 18, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship, Fayetteville with visitation one hour prior. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville is serving the Morey...

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