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Thousands without power as snow hits overnight
CHRIS DORST | Gazette
Thousands without power as snow hits overnight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Thousands of people were without power in West Virginia this morning, after Wednesday’s rain changed to snow overnight and continued into this morning, leaving the state with several inches of snow on top of a layer of...

Thousands without power as snow hits overnight
Thousands without power as snow hits overnight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Thousands of people were without power in West Virginia this morning, after Wednesday’s rain changed to snow overnight and continued into this morning, leaving the state with several inches of snow on top of a layer of...

Federal appeals court throws out Blankenship gag order

A federal appeals court today threw out a gag order that had sealed from public view most of the filings in the criminal case against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

In an unsigned order, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a ...

Country singer wants to be more than ‘that gay guy’
Country singer wants to be more than ‘that gay guy’

Ty Herndon said he never wanted to be, “That gay guy in country music.”

The country singer, who performs Saturday night at Schmitt’s Saloon in Morgantown, came out last fall.

“I’m a country singer who...

State’s unemployment rate unchanged at 5.9 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.9 percent in January.

WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents dropped by 100 last month.

Since...

Co-defendant in ex-Bridgeport mayor’s drug case sentenced

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A co-defendant has been sentenced in a drug case involving a former Bridgeport mayor.

Angela Davis of Bridgeport received an eight-month prison sentence on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg. The Exponent...

Funerals for: March 05, 2015

Anderson, Kenneth Sr. — 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Cedar, Benjamin V. Jr. — Noon, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Ravenswood.

Cunningham, Wanda L. — 11 a.m.,...

Phyllis C. Keeney

Phyllis C. Keeney, 90, of Charleston, formerly of Scott Depot, left this earth for her eternal home on March 3, 2015.

Phyllis was born April 20, 1924 in Clay County, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late, William C. and Nina Samples...

Peggy A. Sparkman

Peggy Ann Sparkman, 61, of Nitro, passed away March 2, 2015 at home following a short illness.

She was a former operator with C&P Telephone Company and was currently employed with Lab Corp.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Norman...

Madelean Hamrick

Madelean Bethel Hamrick, 98, of Webster Springs, died March 3, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the funeral home.

Rae Jean Moore

The service for Rae Jean Moore has been moved to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Electric permitting. Online condolences may be shared...

Arlice D. Thomas

Arlice Dewain Thomas passed away Feb. 25, 2015. He requested to be cremated, and Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, will hold a memorial service for him in their Myers Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Harry J. Lovejoy

Harry J. Lovejoy, 79, of West Hamlin, died March 4, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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