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Marcellus jobs report needs work, state researcher says

A legislatively mandated survey meant to measure whether West Virginia residents are getting the jobs created by the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom needs a lot of work if it’s going to give a solid answer on the issue, according to the state...

WVU gets $10.7M federal grant for stroke research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University is getting a major federal grant for stroke research.

The Morgantown school says it has been awarded a five-year, $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Officials say ...

Leaders gather to discuss state’s energy future

ROANOKE, W.Va. – State leaders are gathering to discuss West Virginia’s energy future.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is holding a two-day energy summit at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke beginning today.

Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and ...

Bluefield State, Mercer schools plan new program

PRINCETON, W.Va. – A new program will allow Mercer County high school students to get college credit for pre-engineering courses.

Students can transfer credits to Bluefield State College for certain classes they complete in the Project...

Funerals for: October 23, 2014

Cobb, Carmela 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Collins, Almeda 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Fankhouser, Christina 1 p.m., Cunningham

Ferguson, William, Jr. 2:30 p....

Boyd "Jack" Starcher
Boyd "Jack" Starcher

Boyd R. "Jack" Starcher passed away Oct. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Given, W.Va. (formerly of Kenna, W.Va., and Monaca, Pa.) and married Alice Marie (Fisher) on Oct. 16, 1954. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, on July 4, 2009; ...

Rachel L. Ward

Rachel L. Ward, 45, of St. Albans, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Danny Ray Varney

Danny Ray Varney passed away Oct. 21, 2014 at his residence in Gassaway after a short illness.

Danny was born in Cabin Creek on June 21, 1949 to the late Demmy I. Varney and Bayon (Butcher) Varney.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years,...

Lisa Lynn Slater
Lisa Lynn Slater

Lisa Lynn Slater, 53, of Holly, died Oct. 20, 2014. She was born May 20, 1961 in Charleston and was the daughter of Sonia Payne of Dawes and the late Jack Payne.

Along with her mother, she is also survived by her children, Lori Butcher and...

Phyllis Nelson Snidow
Phyllis Nelson Snidow

Phyllis Nelson Snidow, of Charleston, passed away Oct. 21, 2014 at 70 years of age.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; two sons, Larry Albert Snidow II (Danielle) and David Nelson Snidow; sister, Sandra Atkinson (J.W.); one bonus ...

Joan M. Satterfield
Joan M. Satterfield

Joan Marian Satterfield, 64, of Grantsville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bethesda West Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla., after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

She was born June 26, 1950, in Mount Sterling, Ky., to Marion General...

Anita Gale Taylor

Anita Gale Taylor, 44, of Fayetteville, died Oct. 21, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Edna Alice Kincaid

Edna Alice Beals Kincaid, 76, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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