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LCSD looking for suspects

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The Logan County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public assistance in locating two suspects involved in a strong-armed robbery on Monday.On Monday, October 20, at approximately 4 p.m., members from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call received through Logan 911 to a strong-armed robbery that occurred at Lynn’s Lingerie & More which is located in the Ellis Addition of Logan County.


Blue defeats gold in WVU basketball scrimmage

MORGANTOWN – Sophomore Devin Williams had 13 points and freshman Daxter Miles Jr. had 10 points to lead the Blue team to a 45-29 win over the Gold squad in a 30-minute officiated scrimmage at the Gold-Blue Debut Friday evening at the WVU Coliseum in front of an estimated 5,000 fans.Williams was 5-of-6 shooting from the floor and also grabbed five rebounds with two steals. Miles was 2-of-6 shooting from 3-point range on his way to a 10-point effort. Rounding out the Blue team&...

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Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.A few miles away, at a bar and grill called McFadden’s, the party was just beginning.Greg Holland had showed up, the All-Star closer watching with a grin as highlights of the game played on television. Salvador Perez...

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Water advisories lifted

The Chapmanville Water Department and the Logan County Public Service District has lifted several boil water advisories.The advisory issued for all Chapmanville Water customers, including water resold to Logan PSD customers on Crawley Creek, Airport Road and Ridgeview has been lifted.The advisory issued for the area from Pigeon Roost to Mill Creek Bridge by the Logan PSD has also been lifted.

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Billies move up to No. 8 in this week’s rankings; Tug Valley is third

After last week’s 38-12 win at home over the Sherman Tide, the Man High School football team has moved up four places to No. 8 in this week’s WVSSAC Class A Football Ratings.Man (5-2) is in a three-way tie for eighth place with Pendleton County (6-2) and Tyler Consolidated (5-2) with 7.00 points.The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs which begin Nov. 14 across the state of West Virginia.In Class AA, Chapmanville Regional High Schoo...

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Preparing for college

Logan County schools will spend this week celebrating “College Application and Exploration Week” — designated by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin — in an effort to help students prepare for college. Schools across the state will participate by hosting a variety of hands-on activities including college application workshops, panel discussions with current college students and college scavenger hunts and trivia contests.

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Third strike for Ford

Erik Andrew Ford, 26, of Henlawson, was arrested by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department on October 16 for the charges of domestic battery, fleeing on foot, obstructing and public intoxication.This makes the third time Ford has been arrested in the past two months. His first arrest happened on September 9 when he was charged with obstructing an officer, public intoxication, trespassing, domestic battery and domestic assault. He was arrested again on October 10 for public int...

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Abandoned mine causing mud problem

A problem which sees mud and water covering a nearby city street is being caused by an unusual problem.On Tues., Oct. 14, Logan City Councilmember Donna Willis asked about what was causing a mud problem on Cole Street.Willis said that when it rained the street got muddy fast and many people were wondering where the soggy sod was coming from.Fire Chief Scott Beckett noted the problem was being caused by an abandoned mine in the area and that the abandoned mine ...

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LRMC prepares for emergencies

LOGAN — A STEMI Alert Drill was conducted Thursday, Oct. 9 with the personnel from Logan County 911, Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority and Logan Regional Medical Center. Logan Regional has instated some new protocols that help staff train to care for a patient having a ST elevated Myocardial Infarction, also know to everyone as a Heart Attack. This is the type of “Heart Attack” where a person would receive TNKase (The Clot Buster).

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New hospital could get $1 million in fundraiser challenge

MADISON – A family foundation with Boone County connections has made a change for those raising funds for new medical equipment for the new Boone County Hospital.“They will match, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 all donations for the new Boone County Hospital,” said Denver Allen, the hospital’s fundraising campaign director. “If we are able to match this challenge this would mean $1 million for new medical equipment to go into the new hospital.”...

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New trial ordered in W.Va. bulldozed cemetery case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a case involving a cemetery damaged by a bulldozer.The court says in a ruling issued Friday that the jury received erroneous instructions from the circuit court. The ruling overturned $700,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages awarded to the plaintiffs by the jury.The 2006 lawsuit was filed by 14 people whose relatives were buried in Crystal Block Cemetery nea...

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It’s never too early to plan for your future

A college degree opens the door to opportunity for so many students and helps West Virginians land high-paying jobs. Job training programs and vocational degrees also boost up job applicants and give them the skills and competitive edge they need when looking for employment. For the average worker, a college degree can mean $1 million more in earnings over your lifetime compared to those with a high school diploma alone. Because taking every opportunity to further your education holds so much...

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New auto technology and distracted driving

As recent AAA studies confirm, anything that takes a driver’s mind off the road increases the likelihood of an accident. Even built-in systems that allow drivers to make and take calls and to send text-messages hands-free create distractions that can be dangerous to the drivers and to others on the road.AAA studied the cognitive distraction caused by common forms of interaction between drivers and hands-free technology, such as tuning the radio or making a phone call; and it ...

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Billies don’t want to fall in Warriors’ trap

MAN — The Halloween Night Showdown at Man between the state-ranked Man Hillbillies and Tug Valley Panthers is less than two weeks away.The game has playoff implications written all over it and when the Billies and Panthers take to the field on Oct. 31 it’s likely to be one of the top matchups across the state among ranked teams.But first, there’s Pocahontas County.Yes, Man (5-2) has to play a game first — this Friday night — as th...

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First annual quilt show a success

The first annual Hatfield McCoy Mountain Heritage Festival Quilt Show was held during the Hatfield McCoy Mountain Heritage Festival on September 19 at the Chief Logan Conference Center. This year’s show included “32 beautiful quilt entries” from local artisans. The quilt displays demonstrated the rich colors and the skillful talent of many participates.The Logan County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who participated in the quilting contest as well a...

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MSAC may hold major swim meet at Rec Center

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — Swimmers love the Chief Logan Rec Center swimming pool so much that a major sports conference in West Virginia may soon hold a regional meet there.HyCAT Director Greg Olson said at the recent HyCAT swim meet that he expects the Mountain State Athletics Conference to hold a regional meet at the Chief Logan Rec Center.Olson has been assisting the swimming program at the rec center since the Southern West Virginia Stingrays’ first club m...

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Man arrested for B&E

PECKS MILL — Michael Ritchie, 30, of Pecks Mill, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on October 12 for two charges of breaking and entering.On October 12, Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker was advised by Logan County 911 that a male had called in and advised he had broken into a building and wanted to turn himself in. Honaker was able to locate the man, Ritchie, who allegedly advised Honaker that he had broken into Reds and Sherry’s Produce in the community of Loga...

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Billies trounce the Tide, 38-12

MAN — The Man High School football team got back on the winning track with Friday night’s 38-12 thumping over the Sherman Tide at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.With the win, Class A No. 12-ranked Man improved to 5-2 on the season.The Hillbillies are hoping to inch closer to the top eight and secure homefield advantage for the upcoming Class A playoffs.Man plays at Pocahontas County next Friday night before the Oct. 31 home showdown wit...

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