LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — With a busy holiday weekend ahead, state officials are planning safety improvements in the popular Hockings Hills region of southeastern Ohio after three people died recently in falls from its high cliffs.
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Check back at 4:30 p.m. for more updated information on area deaths, and read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Thursday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former hospital executive and nurse Karen Bowling will become West Virginia’s Health and Human Resources secretary on July 1, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Wednesday, taking over a sprawling department recently scrutinized by an audit and assigned the daunting task of expanding the state’s Medicaid program.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A state report shows the number of coal jobs in Kentucky has dwindled to its lowest point since 1950.
RACELAND, Ky. (AP) — State officials have cited an American Legion post in eastern Kentucky on gambling and alcohol charges.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers in Ohio are ready to vote on a pair of proposals cracking down on storefront sweepstakes parlors whose legality has been questioned.
American Electric Power is making progress in restoring electricity to those affected by a late evening thunderstorm swept through the Tri-State.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 17-year-old high school student who shot himself in a classroom last month continues to make progress in recovery efforts, his family said Wednesday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley has disqualified herself from a lawsuit over a 6-year-old West Virginia University degree scandal involving the daughter of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.
A Kenova woman has pleaded guilty to four counts of embezzlement, while agreeing to make full restitution to the Northern Wayne Public Service District.
A wreck on an Ashland bridge has prompted the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to impose a temporary 10-ton weight limit on the span.
Sen. Mark R. Warner says he’s introduced legislation that would better track the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
People who were affected by Monday's tornado in Oklahoma continue their cleanup.
Five people were jailed on felony charges since Tuesday evening, according to booking records kept at the Western Regional Jail.
A training seminar for people wanting to become entry-level production assistants in the film industry is set for this summer in Huntington.
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West Virginia gasoline prices are up about 5 cents over the past week heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
An alumni group at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology is trying to raise $30,000 to build a wall at the entrance to the Montgomery campus.
Today will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy skies and a high near 84 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds.
With eight in 10 farmers making less than $10,000 a year, West Virginia will never rival big Midwestern factory farms in producing food.
HUNTINGTON -- Thousands of residents in Cabell and Wayne counties were left in the dark following a swift-moving storm Tuesday evening.
Here are some ways to help the victims of this week's storms in the Midwest: