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USGS halts research on mountaintop removal’s public-health effects

Two years ago, Bill Orem and his team of researchers were setting up air monitors in the yards and on the porches of residents in Artie, a small Raleigh County community surrounded by mountaintop removal mines.

Orem, a chemist with the U.S.

USGS halts research on mountaintop removal’s public-health effects

Two years ago, Bill Orem and his team of researchers were setting up air monitors in the yards and on the porches of residents in Artie, a small Raleigh County community surrounded by mountaintop removal mines.

Orem, a chemist with the U.S....

I-77 tunnel fire shuts down traffic; lanes begin to reopen
I-77 tunnel fire shuts down traffic; lanes begin to reopen

A tractor-trailer fire in the East River Tunnel Friday afternoon sent two firefighters to the hospital and shut down traffic all night on Interstate 77 near the Virginia/West Virginia border.

As of Saturday morning, one northbound lane and both...

Funerals for: July 26, 2014

Allport, Jean 2 p.m., Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Victor.

Barnhart, Vada D. 11 a.m., Madison Baptist Church, Madison.

Breckinridge, Mary E. 11 a.m., St. Martin in

Cline, Geneva M. 2 p....

Barbara McCullough

Barbara Faye McCullough, 73, of Glenville, died July 24, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 28 at Camden Flats Baptist Church, Glenville with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville is serving the...

Clarence G. Bird
Clarence G. Bird

Clarence Glen "Mick" Bird, 95, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, following a short illness. Mick was the son of the late Lonnie L. and Eva (Shafer) Bird and step-mother, Helen ...

Betty S. Thornton

Betty Sue Wilson Thornton, 84, of Peterstown, died July 25, 2014. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Orchard Cemetery, Ballard with visitation from 1 to 2 p.,m Sunday, July 27 at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Connie J. Joyce

Connie Jean Joyce, 70, of Culloden, died July 25, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 28 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with visitation one hour prior.

Janie Meyer
Janie Meyer

Janie Richardson Meyer, of Charleston, joined her family in heaven on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with her loving friends and sister at her side.

Janie worked for various social service agencies including the Red Cross in West Virginia, the Kidney...

Danny F. Bowles

Danny F. Bowles, 58, of Ohio, died July 22, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the Little Laurel Cemetery, Wallback.

Mary W. Payne

Mary Wilma McDonald Payne, "Aunt Wilma", 93, of Logan, died July 23, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at James Funeral Home Chapel, Aracoma with visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Zenola I. Coffman
Zenola I. Coffman

Zenola Ida Coffman, 59, of South Charleston, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Genola Hill; son,...

Carl E. Newhouse

Carl Edward Newhouse, 74, of Victor, died July 24, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Chapel of Rest Mausoleum, Victor with visitation from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mausoleum. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Wallace & ...

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