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Firefighters battle Clendenin house blaze

CLENDENIN — No one was injured when an empty house caught fire Friday morning in Clendenin.

Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman said a neighbor reported a fire at a residence on...

WV Design Team: To market, to market
WV Design Team: To market, to market

The International Furniture Market is held in High Point, N.C., in October and April every year.

Having been in the design business for 25 years — well, you can do the math as to just how many markets I have attended.

The trip is a...

Firefighters battle Clendenin house blaze

CLENDENIN — No one was injured when an empty house caught fire Friday morning in Clendenin.

Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman said a neighbor reported a fire at a residence on...

Summer camp for gifted students returns to Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — The Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program, for children in the fifth through 12th grades, will be held June 15-18 on the West Virginia Wesleyan College campus.

The two-week, overnight program offers...

James River Coal wants to auction off business

RICHMOND, Va. — James River Coal Co. intends to sell parts or all of its business at an auction in July.

The Richmond-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month as it faced...

Tug-of-war arises in W.Va. over man sought in Va. killings

WHEELING — A public defender in West Virginia says a northern Virginia man sought for questioning in three slayings is being held illegally.

Wheeling police arrested Charles Severance on March 13 on a warrant...

W.Va. worker gets 2 years for pocketing payments

BECKLEY — A Beckley man who pocketed cash payments rightly intended for his employer has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Mark Randall Trump, 44, was sentenced Thursday on...

Boaters warned of restricted areas in W.Va. rivers

HUNTINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters about restricted areas near navigation dams on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers.

Officials say a number of boating accidents have occurred in the past...

PSC to hear arguments for Kanawha PSD rate increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An administrative law judge for the state Public Service Commission will have a hearing April 25 to consider a rate increase for the financially troubled Kanawha Public Service District.

Officials with the Kanawha PSD...

Lawsuits filed over MCHM in Putnam landfill

A lawsuit asking for class-action status was filed Thursday against the Hurricane landfill where MCHM-contaminated wastewater was dumped.

Also in Putnam County Circuit Court, the city of Hurricane asked Friday in another filing that a judge...

Kanawha prosecutor: Suspension call ‘unjustified, excessive and illogical’
Kanawha prosecutor: Suspension call ‘unjustified, excessive and illogical’

Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants says the call from the office that oversees West Virginia lawyers for his immediate suspension is “unjustified, excessive and illogical.”

Plants, who faces two misdemeanor charges,...

Will Charleston’s race-fee plan reach finish line?

A proposed ordinance to impose fees on 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races in Charleston could be taken off Monday’s City Council agenda, although no city officials were willing to say that for certain Friday afternoon.

Councilman at-large ...

Clarification: April 19, 2014

An editorial in Friday’s Gazette should have described the Environmental Protection Agency as proposing a rule to set caps on carbon emissions that utilities could meet in a number of ways, one of which could be carbon capture and sequestration....

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Firefighters battle Clendenin house blaze
Summer camp for gifted students returns to Wesleyan
James River Coal wants to auction off business
Tug-of-war arises in W.Va. over man sought in Va. killings
W.Va. worker gets 2 years for pocketing payments

Business

James River Coal wants to auction off business
Rockefeller, state officials look for Poca warehouse solution
Farm-to-table food trend spurring business opportunities in the Mountain State
Dutch Miller buys South Charleston auto dealership
Frontier, CWA extend contract a fourth time

Opinion

Saturday cartoon
Friday cartoon
Readers’ Voice: April 18, 2014
OP-ED: Expensive tax subsidies require accountability
Letters: April 18, 2014, Meth, guns, climate

Sports

Herd’s Williams settling in at tackle after making move from defensive end
Hoover pounds Catholic in matchup of defending champs
Full-contact practices a hit with Holgorsen, QBs
The position to watch in MU’s offense
Prep baseball linescores, schedule — Apr. 17

Life

Rescuing hope: Murder victim’s son copes by joining search group
W.Va. center floats idea of ‘food hubs’
WV Design Team: To market, to market
Learn the art of sushi making at Uncork and Create’s ArtWalk event
On the move: Traveling Library celebrates 80 years in Kanawha County

A&E

Things to do Saturday, April 19, 2014
First Teen Idol semifinalists chosen
‘Ragnarok Odyssey ACE’ Lacks Substance
Review: Etheridge brings raw intensity to Clay Center
ArtWalk venues and ARTISTS

Outdoors

Boaters warned of restricted areas in W.Va. rivers
Grant pays for Boy Scouts’ surface mine reforestation at Summit Bechtel
‘New River Gorge of northern West Virginia’ to become DNR wildlife management area
Height of spring brings year’s best trout fishing
Report details deer farming’s pluses, minuses

Obituaries

Sandra D. King
Lillian Joyce Hill
Richard D. McComas
James Bostic
Juanita Young Epperly