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Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors
Longtime Charleston retailer Sport Mart to close its doors

Charleston’s Sport Mart, which has served the community for more than eight decades, will soon close its doors for good.

Located near the Patrick Street Bridge, it has provided the area with sports paraphernalia since it was founded in...

Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales
Puppet theater puts twist on Twain’s greatest tales

The Cincinnati-based performance group Madcap Puppets brings several of Mark Twain’s most beloved characters to life in “Twain’s Twisted Tales,” which it will perform at several Kanawha County libraries on Friday and...

‘Extensive corrosion’: As tanks come down, CSB says leaking started before Jan. 9
‘Extensive corrosion’: As tanks come down, CSB says leaking started before Jan. 9

Citing “extensive corrosion,” federal investigators said an MCHM chemical storage tank at the Freedom Industries site along the Elk River was likely leaking prior to the Jan. 9 spill that contaminated the drinking water for 300,000...

Colt Ford at the Putnam County Fair
Colt Ford at the Putnam County Fair

Country rapper Colt Ford closes out the Putnam County Fair in Eleanor with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A former pro golfer, Ford has released five albums, including “Thanks for Listening,” which just came out July 1; he also co-...

Bob Thompson Unit headlines Live on the Levee
Bob Thompson Unit headlines Live on the Levee

Venerable local musician Bob Thompson and his band, The Bob Thompson Unit, headline a night of free jazz at Live on the Levee Friday night. They’ll perform 45-minute sets at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m., while Marshall and the Groove opens the Haddad...

Lawyer leaves firm after ethics charges

Attorneys with the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm are reviewing cases after its managing partner in Charleston left the firm partly because he was charged with ethics violations.

Letters went out to clients at the beginning of the month saying John...

CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule
CSB: Hancock plant deaths show need for OSHA dust rule

Federal regulators, state inspectors and company officials did not take steps that could have prevented a December 2010 explosion and fire that killed three workers at a Hancock County metals recycling plant, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators...

Ex-Martinsburg QB says guard assaulted him at jail

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A former Martinsburg High School quarterback has filed a complaint alleging a correctional officer assaulted him at the Eastern Regional Jail.

Justin “Cookie” Clinton, 19, is being held at the jail on...

Boil-water advisories

The Richwood Water Department has issued a boil-water advisory for the Dain Street and Middletown areas.

The Beckley Water Company has issued a boil-water advisory for the Beckwoods Apartments in Beckley.

Customers in those areas are...

Police identify man shot by Parkersburg police

Authorities have released the name of a man shot by Parkersburg police on Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a gun on officers.

Paul Christopher Johnson, 42, of Parkersburg, was shot about 1:30 p.m. by officers of the Parkersburg Police...

Missing woman’s family plans fundraiser to keep case alive

Melanie Metheny’s family isn’t about to let her fade from the public memory -- and they hope that a recent court case might pave the way for new information about her disappearance.

It’s been eight years since Metheny, a...

Putnam PSD water customers paying higher rates to fund expansions

SCOTT DEPOT — The Putnam Public Service District’s roughly 9,200 water customers began paying higher rates Monday to fund a slate of projects.

The monthly bill for an average residential customer using...

USA’s new Thursday lineup kicks off the week’s premieres
USA’s new Thursday lineup kicks off the week’s premieres

This week’s five new shows come from just three networks, with USA unveiling it’s all-new Thursday night lineup and FX debuting two new comedies in the 10 p.m. hour the same day. Lifetime rounds out the group with a new drama on Sundays. ...

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