BARBOURSVILLE — Construction on the new Barboursville Public Library facility is scheduled to be completed early next year.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Research Corp. (MURC) has received a $130,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants program, according to a news release. Marshall will develop and pilot new safety and eme…
GREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Genealogy & Historical Society will hold this month’s meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in the Community Room at the Greenup Library.
HUNTINGTON — Union workers in the service and maintenance units at Cabell Huntington Hospital voted Wednesday to send a 10-day strike notice to the hospital’s management.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
CHARLESTON — A bill that broadens allowable exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines will go to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice after the House approved the Senate’s version Wednesday evening.
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll reached 4,219 on Wednesday, including 2,878 deaths of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals since vaccines became available, a point state coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh drove home during the state COVID-19 briefing.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 in September, the lowest rate since August 2008.
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Some classrooms have been without teachers in the South Point Local School District after the contract the teachers union had with the school board expired recently.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
IRONTON — About a dozen employees in the Lawrence County child support agency will receive a 2% increase in wages both this year and next year, according to Chris Kline, deputy county auditor.
WASHINGTON — The FBI found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a "go-bag" when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country, an agent testified Wednesday.
MILTON — A man is listed as being in stable condition after being shot Tuesday in the face and chest while returning children to his ex-wife in Milton, according to the Cabell County sheriff.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Assaulting an Ohio referee would become a crime punishable by a fine and community service hours, under pending legislation in the General Assembly.
HUNTINGTON — An Ona man recently featured on the History Channel’s “Forged In Fire” died Saturday and is being remembered for his kindness and love of others.
HUNTINGTON — A senator in the Marshall University Student Government Association said she has asked her peers to pass a resolution asking that Kenova native Brad Smith not be considered as a candidate for the university’s presidency.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
MILTON — A man is in critical condition after being shot in the face and chest while returning children to his ex-wife in Milton, according to the Cabell County sheriff.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the virus.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A first-year University of Kentucky student died after being found unresponsive at a fraternity house, and the coroner’s office said the student died from “presumed alcohol toxicity.”
HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Board of Education voted Tuesday to amend the district’s Employee Attendance Incentive Program to excuse absences related to COVID-19 quarantines.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations.
HUNTINGTON — Westmoreland Baptist Church opened its doors and set its tables for local first responders, offering them a free warm meal to show appreciation for the jobs they do.
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HUNTINGTON — Amateur models and designers from throughout West Virginia will be highlighting their unique outfits made from recyclable materials during the 19th annual ReFashion Show — this year at a new venue.
HUNTINGTON — Whether it’s donating bedding to Harmony House or cases of baby wipes to Lily’s Place, the Huntington Cabell Republican Women are all about serving others.
WASHINGTON — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow and reshape what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion budget plan.
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Facing Hunger Foodbank, through a partnership with Williamson Health and Wellness, will open a new distribution center in Mingo County and will also provide medically prescribed food boxes to those with certain health conditions.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear's administration has announced several enhancements to Kentucky's crime victim-notification system, made possible through a federal grant awarded last year.
MADISON, W.Va. — A Racine, West Virginia, man was arrested after leading police in Boone and Kanawha counties on a manhunt that lasted over seven hours Monday.
HUNTINGTON — As part of the city’s diversity training efforts, Huntington police officers attended sessions last week to learn about their personal and external experiences.
HUNTINGTON — Enslow Park Presbyterian Church will host a winter clothes giveaway in partnership with The Master’s Closet from Hedgesville, West Virginia, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church parking lot, 1338 Enslow Blvd. in Huntington.
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia’s high court last week shot down an appeal by a man sentenced to life without mercy for his role in a 2017 beating death.
HUNTINGTON — The first of 18 people named in a federal indictment that led to the seizure of more than 50 pounds of illicit drugs in August admitted his guilt in federal court Thursday.
CEREDO — The Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department has once again teamed up with popular restaurateur Rocco Muriale to raise money for the improved emergency services.
CHARLESTON — After a roller-coaster day, the West Virginia Senate ended Monday essentially where it began as its quest to establish member districts for the next decade continued.
Monday, October 18, 2021
LOGAN, W.Va. — A couple died of gunshot wounds Monday in West Virginia, and their son was killed in an exchange of gunfire later with law enforcement officers, officials said.
CHARLESTON — A West Virginian who says he was strongly opposed to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine now hopes his long hospitalization and brush with death after contracting the virus will change the minds of others who feel the way he did.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor on Monday strongly urged school boards to maintain their pandemic-related mask mandates, warning that relaxing the requirements would jeopardize recent declines statewide in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
CHARLESTON — Despite active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in West Virginia dropping over the past week, state leaders are still urging residents to get vaccinated as more cold weather comes to stay.
ASHLAND — An emergency call Sunday for an overdose led to a man being charged with murder after his girlfriend was found dead from a gunshot wound.
WASHIINGTON — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.
HUNTINGTON — Mayor Williams' West End community walk with City Councilman Todd Sweeney that was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, has been canceled, the city of Huntington said.
CHARLESTON — A recent flurry of rock-throwing incidents involving hikers on Endless Wall Trail in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve imperiled climbers in the Diamond Point area and prompted park officials to announce such activity “could kill climbers and hikers below.”
IRONTON — More than a dozen people have been indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury. The lesser felony charges generally don’t end up with prison sentences.
AURORA, Ind. — Search crews pulled from the Ohio River in Indiana an SUV that belonged to an Ohio mother missing since 2002 along with her two young children, authorities said Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — House Democrats are calling for action on legislation that would remove time limits restricting when sexual assault victims could file lawsuits against their perpetrator.
Whereas last week stayed in the upper 70s and 80s bringing several folks outside to enjoy the warm weather at area parks, this week the temperatures will start winding downward.
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