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Charleston firefighter chosen as state fire marshal

Ken Tyree was approved for the position at a Monday meeting

Elkins resident bequeaths funds to 3 city departments

ELKINS, W.Va. – Elkins officials say they’re grateful for funds bequeathed to city departments by a resident.

Longtime resident Mario H. Toumayan died in April 2013 at age 75. In his will, he left $62,000 each to the police and...

Book showcases West Virginia children’s folklore

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – More than 120 years of West Virginia children’s folklore is showcased in a new book.

“Mountain Mother Goose” includes riddles, rhymes, games and lesson stories gathered from folklore collected by...

Mannington to demolish bridge built in 1926, build new span

MANNINGTON, W.Va. – Mannington officials plan to demolish a bridge built in 1926 and replace it with a new span.

Demolition of the Clarksburg Street Bridge is scheduled to begin in February. Construction of a new bridge is expected to...

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg to repair crumbling bricks

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg plans to repair about 5,200 crumbling exterior bricks.

A fundraising campaign called “Fix the Bricks” topped its $100,000 goal for the project.

Carnegie Hall board chairman ...

Heroin rises in Northern W.Va. after illegal pill crackdown

WHEELING, W.Va. – A crackdown by the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force has reduced illegal prescription painkiller operations in Northern West Virginia.

Now authorities are dealing with a new drug problem – heroin.

U.S. Attorney...

Funerals for: December 22, 2014

Baisden, Douglas 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Cavender, Herman 11 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Dalton, Ossie 1 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Douglas, Ada ...

Wilda Marie Meredith

Wilda Marie Lilly Meredith, 86, of Rich Creek, Va., died Dec. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Gerald Martin Maxwell
Gerald Martin Maxwell

Mr. Gerald Martin Maxwell a.k.a. "Big Baby and/or Fats" of Charleston, West Virginia passed on Friday, December 19, 2014. Gerald was born January 20, 1986 through the marriage union of his mother, Antoinette Bailey Maxwell and father, Gerald Ray...

Hallie M. Satterfield

Hallie Marie Satterfield, 88, of Letart, died Dec. 20, 2014. There will be no local services. A service and burial will be held in Tualatin, Ore. Arrangements by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Jacqueline H. Stafford
Jacqueline H. Stafford

Jacqueline H. "Jackie" Stafford, 88, of Clendenin, the matriarch of the family and, as Sara Clendenin said, "was the perfect grandmother," passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2014 at CAMC General Hospital.

She worked for DuPont during World War II and...

Madalene Westfall

Madalene Ferrell Westfall, 90, of Ravenswood, died Dec. 20, 2014 surrounded by her family. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Virginia L. Thomas

Virginia L. Thomas, 80, of Leon, died Dec. 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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