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County considers tweaking benefits

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission took up consideration of tweaking optical and dental benefits for county employees Tuesday.

Commission President Steve Andes said the county’s coverage hasn’t been updated since the...

Putnam considering increasing dental, vision benefits

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission is considering increasing employee dental and vision benefits for perhaps the first time in more than two decades — but the changes could increase costs for those with...

Putnam man killed; roommate charged with murder

BANCROFT, W.Va. — A Putnam County man is charged with first degree murder after allegedly killing his roommate, police said.

Jacob Smailes allegedly shot to death Troy Cobb, 20, at their trailer at the...

Minimum wage hike among issues on bus tour
Minimum wage hike among issues on bus tour

Tennant, other candidates address crowd in support of middle class issues

By Paul J. Nyden

Staff writer

During its tour through several states, the “Put the Middle Class First” bus stopped for rallies in...

Deputy wounded by shot after struggle in magistrate court

A Kanawha County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a shooting at the county Judicial Annex on Tuesday.

The deputy was working as a bailiff in Kanawha Magistrate Court and got into a struggle with a person under arrest, Sheriff’s Cpl. ...

Officials back response to Riverside gun threat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A lot of Riverside High School students stayed home on Tuesday, after school officials broadcast a message Monday night saying a student had threatened to bring a gun to school. But Principal Valery Harper doesn’t...

Sponsors sought for veterans’ grave wreaths

Staff reports

OAK HILL, W.Va. — High Lawn Memorial Park, in Oak Hill, and the Fayette County JROTC Screaming Eagles will participate in the Wreaths Across America program by taking sponsorships for fresh ...

Two strains of flu found in Kanawha County
Two strains of flu found in Kanawha County

Influenza B and Influenza AH3 have been positively identified in the last two weeks, said Dr. Rahul Gupta, chief medical officer for the KCHD. Diagnoses of different strains of the virus are common during this time of year, he said, and added that...

Kanawha prosecutor interviews to be public

Kanawha County commissioners voted Tuesday to conduct interviews for a replacement for Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants in public, hours after county Republicans endorsed three people to replace the beleaguered prosecutor.

Plants, ordered...

Homeless man charged with making terroristic threats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A homeless man was charged with making threats of terrorist acts after saying he had met members of the Islamic State group who told him a building would “come down” Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint....

Hundreds to participate in educator workshop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Center for Professional Development is hosting more than 300 educators at professional development sessions in Charleston.

The sessions are taking place this week at the Charleston Marriott Town...

Transit services agency to hold planning meeting

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Public Transit will hold a regional coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan meeting for Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam counties. The meeting will take place...

Analysis said few House races could tip balance

Control of the House of Delegates could come down to as few as nine toss-up races, an analysis by students in two political science classes at West Virginia Wesleyan College suggests.

Teams of students were assigned to study each of the 67 House ...

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