Wednesday, October 02, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St. Timothy’s-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, four doors (one for each Putnam County high school) were painted and displayed (along with other works of art) during the 4 Doors 4 Hope exhibit in support of suicide prevention and awareness.

BUFFALO — The 32nd Annual Buffalo Octoberfest will provide something for everyone to enjoy from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

It’s been a while since I talked to you about driving. In the past, I’ve complained about the tailgaters, lane weavers and speeders that are so prevalent on our highways, but this week I’m going to talk about some of the strange driving laws that can be found in the rest of the world.

We will endure one more scorcher before a pattern change sets up and it finally starts feeling more like fall.

Ty Moore rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns as Williamstown dismantled Buffalo for a 37-7 prep football win Friday night in Williamstown.

The following property transfers worth $75,000 or more were recorded Putnam County between Sept. 19 and 26, 2019:

SCOTT DEPOT — Area families are invited to a free Fall Festival at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 5339 Teays Valley Road, next to Teays Valley Manor in Scott Depot. The festival will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.

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ALL PHOTOS: Creek Cabin Antiques visits the Winfield Riding Stables on Friday, Sept. 27, for the weekend-long festival of goodies from time gone past.

HURRICANE — When Civil War enthusiasts and lovers of local history converge on City Hall Thursday evening for an author talk and book signing by Dr. Philip Hatfield, they’ll meet a kindred spirit.

This week’s boys’ soccer game features the visit of Riverside High School’s Warriors to Hurricane’s Redskins. This was a conference game but statistically it would seem to be something of a mismatch, with the Redskins ranked sixth in the state while Riverside are listed at sixty-seven.

You hear about minor league baseball players moving up to the major leagues or college football players getting drafted and playing in the pros, but how about those middle school student-athletes who are making the same sort of jump, when they enter high school? In the sport of cross country…

The Builders Quartet to sing at Sycamore Baptist Church

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

BOTH PHOTOS: On Thursday evening, Sept. 19 at Valley Park, the Knockouts take on the Mountaineers in (9-10-year-old) Fall Ball softball action.

ALL PHOTOS: On Thursday night, Sept. 19 at Winfield Middle School, the Generals host Logan Middle School for fall football action.

Fall is here, along with some great game day September smiles throughout Putnam County.

If someone happens to mention the words “treason” or “traitor,” the thoughts of many Americans automatically go to Benedict Arnold. It’s only natural, the man did try to sell West Point to the British and actually fought against America and that’s why his name is synonymous with betraying on…

HURRICANE — The 23rd annual Singing in the Valley, featuring the Singing Cookes from Church Hill, Tennessee, is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 3, at the Valley Park Community Center, located off W.Va. 34 in Hurricane.

HURRICANE — A series of art events that began Tuesday is aimed at bringing awareness to suicide prevention. The events have been organized by Yellow Circle and are being hosted by St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church.

POCA — This week’s girls’ soccer game features the Lady Wildcats of Logan visiting Poca’s Lady Dots on Sept. 19. Judging from their records so far this season, these two teams would appear to be fairly evenly matched, with both having won six of their ten games — but, as it turned out, this …

This week’s boy’s High School soccer game features the Wildcats of Wood County Christian Schools’ visit to Teays Valley Christian School. I covered this same game last year and remember saying then that Wood County were known for their “robust” style of play. Judging from last night’s game, …

The following people filed for marriage licenses in Putnam County between Sept. 5 and 12, 2019:

Donald Ray Henson Jr., 42, and Heather Christine Stockinger, 42, both of Hurricane.

The last act of the evening on Saturday, Sept. 14, was Charleston-based Santa Cruz Band, a great way to end this year's Boomtown Days in Nitro. || 0918_SantaCruz || The last act of the evening on Saturday, Sept. 14,

The recent trend of above-average temperatures and little to no rain continues into next week.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern into the weekend, keeping us mainly dry and increasingly hot again.

Newcomers meets second Thursday


The Teays Valley Newcomers & Neighbors will meet for monthly luncheons on the second Thursday of each month through May. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral on Goff Mountain Road, and include a brief business meeting, program and lunch buffet.

Revival continues

at Midway UMC

RED HOUSE - Midway United Methodist Church, located along St. Rt. 62 near Gritts Midway Greenhouse, continues in Revival through Sept. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be Nyle Fisher Jr.

Any type of an athletic adventure can be challenging, especially if you are doing it on your own, without someone looking over your shoulder sometimes. I have been lucky with having some great coaches at Hurricane Middle School and now Hurricane High School, and now one of those coaches is stepping up his game.