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Winfield moves forward with sewer rate increases

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The city of Winfield has reached a point of no return.

To avoid further fines from the Department of Environmental Protection and bring a new sewer plant to fruition, Winfield city council members took the initial steps on...

W.Va. education official misused funds at former Va. job, report says

A former high-ranking administrator at the West Virginia Department of Education misused public funds and falsified travel records while working at a similar post in Virginia, according to a report released this week.

The Virginia State...

Winfield moves forward with sewer rate increases

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- The city of Winfield has reached a point of no return.

To avoid further fines from the Department of Environmental Protection and bring a new sewer plant to fruition, Winfield city council members took the initial steps on...

Ex-guard indicted on state charges she had sex with inmate

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former West Virginia correctional officer has been indicted on charges she had sex with a juvenile inmate at the Northern Juvenile Center in Wheeling.

The 42-year-old defendant, Krisinda McMahon, was indicted Tuesday...

Cardinal Dolan to celebrate ‘Red Mass’ in state

WHEELING, W.Va. – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of the archdiocese of New York will join the bishop of the diocese of Wheeling and Charleston later this month to celebrate a “Red Mass.”

In the Roman Catholic Church, a Red Mass...

Huntington suspends firefighter following 4th DUI arrest

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington firefighter has been suspended without pay following his fourth drunken driving arrest.

Mayor Steve Williams and Fire Chief Carl Eastham announced the suspension of Shane Masters on Tuesday.

Media...

Wheeling funds demolition program with gas royalties

WHEELING, W.Va. – Natural gas royalties have replaced federal grants as the funding source for Wheeling’s fight against blight.

The city plans to spend about $125,000 to demolish a dozen dilapidated houses.

City Manager...

Study finds contaminants in natural gas wastewater

In a paper published today, the Duke scientists said they found ammonium and iodide in wastewater from treatment sites in Pennsylvania and from a spill from a storage tank at a site in West Virginia.

“This discovery raises new concerns...

Funerals for: January 14, 2015

Baber, Ralph M. 1 p.m., Craigsville Cemetery, Craigsville.

Baldwin, Alyene 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Clintonville.

Christian, Rondel L. 2 p.m., Emanuel Open Bible Church, Frankford....

Russell R. Martin
Russell R. Martin

Russell R. Martin, 78, of Dunbar, peacefully passed at home, surrounded by his family, after a long illness on Jan. 13, 2015.

He was a veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Canberra. He was retired from the West Virginia...

Earl Lee Snedegar

Earl Lee Snedegar, 65, of Etowah, N.C., formerly of Alderson, died Jan. 7, 2015. Plans are for a private memorial service to be held at a later date in North Carolina. Information submitted by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Phillip Ray Cochran

Phillip Ray Cochran, 70, of Cowen, died Jan. 4, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Jack E. Atkinson
Jack E. Atkinson

Jack Edward Atkinson, 78, of Ripley, died Monday, Jan. 12, at Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation, Ripley. He was born Sept. 14, 1936 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Ira and Helen Louise (Whitehead) Atkinson.

Jack retired from the U.S. Air...

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