Danny Watson with the old insert machine.
Carl Webb worked in the mailroom from the late 1950s until his death in 1992.
Arella Muncey worked at The Herald-Dispatch from 1949 until 1992. Over the years, she worked a teletype machine and as a proofreader. In the picture, she is working the switchboard on the evening shift. In the days before computers, she would often go to the Memorial Field House on Fifth Avenue or Fairfield Stadium with sports reporters and type the report of the ball games on the teletype machine as the games were in progress.
1997 Herald-Dispatch advertising staff
Former production director Rick Wright and his family at the 2007 Champion Christmas Party.
A newsroom staff photo from 1994. Pictured are Mickey Johnson, Randy Hammer, Michele Katz, Gina Billmeier, Myung Oak Kim, Kelly Bragg, Thom Marsh, Karen Taylor, Stacey McKenzie, Amy Kerr, Rose Roccisano, Pamela Bowen, Fran Allred, Patty Clay, Jackie Hutcherson, David E. Malloy, Lacara Webb, Tim R. Masey, Harry Fisher, Brenda Lucas, Lavonda Singer, Chris Morris, Dave Walsh, Tim Stephens, Lowell Cade, Tony Pierro, Dave Moak, Maureen Johnson, Dave Peyton and Jim Ross. The photos taped to the monitors are, from left, Rick Nolte, Laura Frank and Jim McMiller.
Metro Editor Fran Allred retired from The Herald-Dispatch newspaper in 2003 after 30 years of service.
Amy Baker and Jean Tarbett were one of many duos that has written the Video Fun House column for Entertainment Tri-State.
Amy Baker and Robert McCune were one of many duos that has written the Video Fun House column for Entertainment Tri-State.
Former Herald-Dispatch reporter Andre Taylor stands next to his 2002 Dodge Durango on 10th Street in Huntington.
Bill Belanger in June 1999. Belanger was a writer and editor for the Huntington newspapers for more than 50 years. First hired as assistant Sunday editor in 1942, she held a number of positions with the Huntington newspapers over the years and continued to write columns and features after her retirement in 1977. After being absent from the paper for some years, she had again been writing occasional columns in recent years before her death in 2000.
Senior reporter Bob Withers retired from The Herald-Dispatch in March 2007 after 38 years.
Bob Withers, reporter for The Herald-Dispatch, gets into the holiday spirit as he sits on Santa's lap on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Guyandotte.
Brenda Lucas retired in 2006, after 34 years with The Herald-Dispatch. Lucas still writes weekly food columns and an almost-daily community news column.
Jim Casto, local author and former editorial page editor, March 2008.
Herald-Dispatch reporter Christina Redekopp and her son, Brandon Robert McCune (at 5 months old). Redekopp covered the education beat and wrote columns about motherhood.
Herald-Dispatch Circulators softball team in 1997: #21 Stacee Waller, #14 Thom Marsh, #7 Dave Wellman, Brett Hall, photographer (bent over), Maelynn Cheung - online production coordinator, Kara Litteral, standing - city editor, Gina Gruskin sitting - reporter, Sam Litteral standing, Teresa Ross, Gerry Ahern (with bat) sports editor, Alisa Nance. Unknown umpire with sunglasses.
Greg Collard worked on the copy desk, designing pages for the next day's newspaper.
Advertising staff members gather in January 2004 to say goodbye to retail advertising manager LeRoy Emerson, who left The Herald-Dispatch to work for Gannett Corporate. Those pictured are Dianna Williamson, Amy Howat, Pat Frantz, Matt Dillon, Stacee Waller, Tonia Fry, Dave Hamilton, Susan Crum, Pat Messinger, Melinda McComas, Lisa Marcum, Elizabeth Kopp, Matt Haskins, Jerry Epling, LeRoy Emerson, Lou McMeeken, Renee Bartee, Bill Ferguson, Terry Davenport, Andrea Hopkins and Randy Brown.
Crystal Quarles is a former reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Dave Walsh is a Herald-Dispatch sports reporter.
Chris Dickerson was once a city editor for The Herald-Dispatch.
Danny Wright retired from the pressroom in 2008.
Dave Wellman was once a sports and city reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Ed Terry was once a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Jerry Epling retired as production direction in 2004 from The Herald-Dispatch. He started with the company in 1959.
Eric Fossell was the Marshall University beat reporter during the filming of "We Are Marshall" in 2006.
Long-time sports writer Ernie Salvatore takes in the moment, following a ceremony in which the pressbox overlooking Joan C. Edwards Stadium was named in his honor Tuesday, April 1, 2008.
Retired sports writer Ernie Salvatore finds himself at a loss for words as he takes a moment at the podium during a short ceremony Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in which the pressbox overlooking Joan C. Edwards Stadium was officially named the "Ernie Salvatore Press Box."
Ernie Salvatore started working for The Herald-Dispatch in 1948 and retired as executive sports editor in 1986.
Ernie Salvatore interviews Morris Jeffreys, owner of the Huntington Blizzard hockey team, in August 1998.
Ernie Salvatore, former executive sports editor for The Herald-Dispatch, prepares for a scene of the "We Are Marshall" movie on Marshall's campus on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. The movie tells of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people including members of the football team and the fight to keep the football program.
Movie director McG, left, reviews a scene with Ernie Salvatore, former executive sports editor for The Herald-Dispatch, after shooting a portion of the "We Are Marshall" movie on Marshall's campus on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. The movie tells of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people including members of the football team and the fight to keep the football program.
From left, Lowell Cade, Tom Miller, Ernie Salvatore and Don Hatfield at Jim's on April 29, 2008. The four worked at The Herald-Dispatch together.
John Gillispie and Shannon Martz is just one duo that has written for the Video Fun House column in Entertainment Tri-State.
John Gillispie and Amy Baker is just one duo that has written the Video Fun House column for Entertainment Tri-State.
C. Donald Hatfield was once an editor and publisher of The Herald-Dispatch. He retired in 2000 as the publisher and editor of the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen, a Gannett-owned paper.
A new handicap entrance made The Herald-Dispatch building more accessible in August 2002.
H-D football in Ritter Park, 1999: Front: Danielle Wiblen and photographer Randy Snyder, photographer Jim Sands and reporter Lisa Osburn. Standing: reporters Ed Terry, Dave Wellman, graphics Alisa Nance, reporters Mike Adams, Jean Tarbett, graphics Thom Marsh.
Brian Hofmann is a former sports editor and news editor of The Herald-Dispatch.
Jack Hardin, former Herald-Dispatch reporter, at the Marshall University vs. Illinois State University game on Aug. 30. Hardin is wearing the Marshall fireman's helmet owned by Paul Jordon of Huntington.
Reporter Jack Hardin's daily column started out as "About Town" by "Hardin Colfax" sometime prior to 1960 -- nobody remembers exactly when -- and every reporter threw in names from time to time. The phony byline was a play on "hard and cold facts," but most people believed it was Hardin's pseudonym. So he became its most frequent contributor, eventually inheriting it completely. He stopped writing the column in 2006.
Herald-Dispatch reporter Jean Tarbett tests out the aqua massage for a story in October 2003 at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville.
Jill Nevels-Haun is a former managing editor for The Herald-Dispatch.
Kara Litteral is a former city editor of The Herald-Dispatch.
LaVonda Singer retired in 2006 after 35 years with The Herald-Dispatch.
Len Lacara is a former managing editor of The Herald-Dispatch.
Leslie Hurst is a former publisher of The Herald-Dispatch.
Lowell Cade is a former sports reporter and columnist for The Herald-Dispatch.
Lucia Moses is a former reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Lynne Austin Marsh was a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Marina Mathews was a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Herald-Dispatch reporter Kelly Donahue, left, and photographer Melissa Moore went on a two-day 17-plus-mile hike on the Appalachain Trail with Tony Stillwell in October 1999.
Mickey Johnson is a former editor of The Herald-Dispatch.
Herald-Dispatch sports reporter Chris Morris rounds a corner during a media jet ski race at Harris Riverfront Park in July 2000.
Pam Ramsey is a former assistant city editor for The Herald-Dispatch.
Pete Zanmiller was named Herald-Dispatch publisher in August 2005.
Dave Peyton is a former columnist for The Herald-Dispatch.
Former Herald-Dispatch columnist Dave Peyton with his dog, Fred.
George Porter was a sports reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Rebeccah Cantley was a city reporter and Marshall beat reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Rose Roccisano was a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
Jim Ross was a former business reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. He is now the editorial page editor.
Michael Selikhov (shown with his wife, Natalie) was a copy editor for The Herald-Dispatch.
Former Herald-Dispatch sports reporter Tim Stephens has combined his love of sports and Christianity with his job with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Michael Taylor is a former news editor with The Herald-Dispatch.
Mark Truby is a former reporter for The Herald-Dispatch.
James Walker is a former sports reporter with The Herald-Dispatch.
Chuck Minsker wrote weekly videogame reviews for The Herald-Dispatch beginning in 1991. In June 1995 he teamed up on the column with his sons Justin, 9, (right) and Evan, 7 (left). They wrote the column together until the boys started attending college (in 2003 and 2005). Justin graduated from Marshall University in December 2008, and Evan is a junior at Columbia College in Chicago and writes "Blog: the Video Game" for the Herald-Dispatch Web site. Chuck writes the "Tri-State Theatre" blog.
1998 Herald-Dispatch staff
From left, sitting on floor: Eric Fossell, Rick McCann, Bob Withers, Mark Truby.
Sitting on cabinets: Pamela Bowen, Lisa Osburn, Jean Tarbett, Ken Silverstein, Nicole Kennedy, John Gillispie, Lavonda Singer, Bob Gabordi, Kelly Bragg, Ed Terry, Lucia Moses, Jim Ross, Mike Selikhov, Tim Massey, Shannon Martz, James Casto, Adjoa Burrows.
Standing and back row: Fran Allred, Marina Matthews, Kim Moore, Randy Snyder, Charbonee LaBelle, Tim Stephens, Dave Walsh, Mellisa Moore, Robert McCune, Dave McGuire, Frank Altizer, Tonya Root, Thomas Marsh, Dave Wellman, Lee Ann Welch and Chris Morris.