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Gallery: Historical Photos

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Gallery: Do you remember? -- 1980 tornado in Catlettsburg, Ky.

On July 8, 1980, a tornado touched down in Catlettsburg, Ky., in Boyd County. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were no injuries or fatalities. These photos are of Lockwood Estates.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 01:37 PM

Gallery: 1996 Scottown, Ohio, fireworks fire kills nine

Nine people from Ohio and West Virginia were killed and 11 others were injured in the Scottown, Ohio, fireworks fire on July 3, 1996. Todd Hall, a 26-year-old brain-injured Proctorville, Ohio, man, was charged with starting the fire with a lighted cigarette. The charges were dropped after he was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a state mental hospital in September 1996.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Gallery: The Buffalo Creek Flood

In 1972, the Logan County community of Buffalo Creek experienced the most destructive flood in West Virginia history, when a coal waste dam burst and 130 million gallons of water and sludge poured through nearby mining towns. During the Buffalo Creek Flood on Feb. 26, 1972, 125 people lost their lives, 1,100 were injured and 4,000 were left homeless.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Gallery: Past winners of the annual Herald-Dispatch Citizen Awards

HUNTINGTON -- Each year, The Herald-Dispatch's Citizen Awards program recognizes citizenship, volunteer efforts and accomplishments in business, athletics and the arts.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Gallery: 1937 Flood historical photos

On Jan. 27, 1937, the Ohio River crested in the Tri-State in the worst flood in local recorded history. The Flood of 1937 caused the river to reach a depth of 69.45 feet, more than 19 feet above flood stage in Huntington.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Gallery: Worst northeastern snowstorms of the last 60 years

The National Weather Service on Monday predicted a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S. Take a look at historic photos of some of the worst snowstorms to hit over the last 60 years, and hit the jump for a countdown of the 10 worst storms.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Gallery: Remembering the victims of the Emmons fire, Jan. 13, 2007

Nine people died in the Emmons Jr. apartment building Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. The victims were Joseph Szilvasi; Briar Harmon, 40; Mary Biss, 69; Ann F. Saleh and her 7-year-old son, Seth Justus; Beatrice Devore Yancey, 45; and siblings Ben Lucas, 19, Angel Lucas, 17, and Quentin Lucas, 14.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Gallery: Remembering the Emmons Fire, Jan. 13, 2007

A fire at the Emmons Jr. apartment building started about 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, and killed nine people. Flames raced through the building, destroying it and the neighboring Emmons Sr. apartment building.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Gallery: Historical photos of the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge

Photos related to the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant and its collapse on Dec. 15, 1967.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Gallery: Pullman Square through the years

Check out our gallery of photos from the design and construction of Huntington's Pullman Square as well as some photos of notable events since its opening.