Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CHARLESTON — As legislators begin reviewing Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed 2020-21 West Virginia budget, indications are that the next four budget years will be even more challenging, according to the governor’s annual Budget Report to the Legislature.

CHARLESTON — Members of the House Health Committee on Thursday passed along a bill requiring physicians provide medical care to a child “born alive” during an abortion with few questions, no debate and only one audible “no” vote by Del. Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia.

On Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at Winfield High School, the Lady Generals JV squad takes on the Lady Wildcats of Nitro.

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk in the media about this country’s borders with our neighbors. The discussion has almost exclusively focused on our southern boundary with Mexico because we have a cordial relationship with Canada and the border between us is clear and wel…

The musical score of a movie, as well as the cinematography, are two things that I regularly overlook when reviewing a film. I feel that dissecting these parts of the equation, makes me feel as though I’m STUDYING the movie, instead of merely watching it.

ALL PHOTOS: Girl Scouts from all over Putnam County gathered at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday morning, Jan. 11, for a Cookie Rally, to learn the business side of marketing their delicious cookies.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday the launch of Kids Kick Opioids, a public service announcement contest that spurs the creativity of elementary and middle school students while raising awareness of prescription painkiller abuse, according to a new…

WINFIELD — The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted underage compliance checks throughout Putnam County on Saturday, Jan. 11. Out of the 52 establishments visited, 10 sold to underage operatives for a 19.23% buy rate.

Billy Summers/The Putnam Herald The Putnam County Library can always be counted on to produce plenty of fantastic smiles.

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of December responded to 1,126 calls for assistance, and made 14 felony arrests and 59 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

On Saturday morning, Jan. 11, in youth league basketball at Poca Middle School, the 4th grade All-Stars of Poca hosts the Nitro squad to a scrimmage game.

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

WINFIELD — With blood falling to the floor, fouls piling up and tempo reaching dizzying heights, Thursday’s Class AA showdown between No. 7 Nitro and No. 2 Winfield felt very much like a heavyweight fight.

GLENHAYES, W.Va. — The Poca Dots had a first half to forget, ultimately leading to a 73-33 blowout loss to the Tolsia Lady Rebels on Saturday night.

CHARLESTON — Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese will continue his participation in the executive board of the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, but in a slightly different capacity. After serving two terms as the president of the association, Deweese has been named the vice president for 2020.

On Saturday morning, Jan. 4, at Winfield Middle School, the Holmes Orthodontist team squares off against the Door Candy squad for the 3th/4th grade Winfield Youth League Basketball Championship.

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

Of all the modern classics that I have read, Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” has always remained on my “Gonna Read” list. I can’t honestly tell you whether I’ve even seen the 1933 masterpiece starring a young Katharine Hepburn.