On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.
Check out our 100 Years site at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/specialsections/100years, and be sure to pick up a copy of our 100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition on Saturday, Jan. 17.
HUNTINGTON — Thousands of words are in every edition of The Herald-Dispatch.
HUNTINGTON — Today’s reporters hustle from one assignment to the next with lightweight laptops and digital recorders, but it wasn’t long ago that newspaper staffs lugged cassette tape players and bulky equipment or even wrote stories in longhand to get the scoop.
As The Herald-Dispatch marks 100 years of publication, I’m proud to say that I was part of the newspaper for more than 40 of those years.
HUNTINGTON — Drug addiction, a problem whose seeds were sown nearly 25 years ago in the Tri-State, this decade reached a level that was impossible to ignore. It was voted one of the top stories in the past 100 years by readers of The Herald-Dispatch.
HUNTINGTON — Although the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, didn’t come within 280 miles of Huntington, the event and ensuing aftermath made its way to the Tri-State. The attacks were voted one of the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
The Huntington Mall, located in Barboursville, opened in 1981, more than five years after initial talks started. The mall's growth was voted as one of the top stories of the past 100 years.
The Buffalo Creek disaster -- which killed 125 people -- was voted as one of the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
On a rainy Saturday evening in November 1970, the Southern Airways jet bringing the Marshall University football team back from a disappointing 17-14 loss to the East Carolina University Pirates earlier in the day crashed short of the runway at Tri-State Airport in Kenova. All 75 aboard perished. The 1970 Marshall plane crash was voted by Herald-Dispatch readers as one of the top stories of the past 100 years.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Residents of Mason County, W.Va., and Gallia County, Ohio, lost dozens of friends and loved ones Dec. 15, 1967, just before sundown at 5 o’clock. The Silver Bridge Disaster was voted among the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.