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Editorial Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Editorial Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Pumpkin plummet: Students use math, science, engineering to save their squash
Pumpkin plummet: Students use math, science, engineering to save their squash

The smell of fresh, wet squash was everywhere. The crowd roared — despite the cool October drizzle — as more than 30 pumpkins survived a 50-foot drop or became pie filling.

The 16th annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop brought 33 teams ...

Actor, author Henry Winkler encourages Jackson County schoolchildren
Actor, author Henry Winkler encourages Jackson County schoolchildren

RIPLEY — Actor, producer and author Henry Winkler had no idea he would be writing a series of childrens’ books based on his childhood struggles with dyslexia.

“I didn’t think it...

Funerals for: October 18, 2014

Amick, Dorothy L. 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Beard, Mary A. 3 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro.

Casto, Royal Jr. 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley....

Marie O'Donnell

Marie Helen O'Donnell, 82, of Webster Springs, died Thursday, October 16, 2014. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 20, at the funeral home.

James Stallard

James Ulis Stallard, 72, of Elyria, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Elyria Memorial Hospital. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 18....

Diana Halkias

Diana Halkias, 79, of Charleston, died Friday, October 17, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Wilson Funeral Home Charleston. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 20, at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Kanawha City....

Daris Criss

Daris James "DJ" Criss, 36, of Birch River, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

James Hartley

James Alan Hartley, 63, of Branchland, died Thursday, October 16, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Richard Keeney

Richard Allen Keeney, 62, of Powellton, died September 17, 2014. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. today, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Maxine Cole

Maxine "Granny" Cole, formerly of Surveyor, died October 13, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Visitation will be two hours before the service.

Thomas Fletcher

Thomas "Arden" Fletcher, 78, of Webster County, died October 15, 2014. Service will be noon Sunday, October 19, at Mills Mountain Community Church. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Arrangements by Morris...

Neva Haynes
Neva Haynes

Neva Fay Haynes, 90, of South Charleston, journeyed home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston.

She was born in Pocatalico, October 20, 1923, to the late Samuel E. and Frona...

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