City Hall Crash A scary incident occurred at Logan City Hall on Monday afternoon. An unidentified driver with an infant passenger (in a car seat in the back seat) crashed into Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry’s vehicle and the front wall at City Hall. The Logan City Police are currently in the process of investigating the accident.
Buffalo Creek group awarded by cabinet secretary The highly active Buffalo Creek Watershed Association has been granted the top award for their massive environmental improvements along the creek, as they say.
West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman, fresh off a tour of the area and stream restoration dedication ceremony a few weeks back, recently bestowed the plaque to the local group board members at a ceremony held in the capitol city.
Commission partnering in free diabetes education classes The Logan County Commission is providing lunch for three free diabetes education classes during the month of June. Hosting the classes will be Traci Gillispie RN and Gina Clark LPN with the West Virginia Medical Institute’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program.
“I think probably one of the biggest problems where the county is concerned… as far as health… is diabetes,” Danny Godby, president of the Logan County Commission, said. “We f...
160 Boone Co. miners to lose jobs MADISON — Boone County and West Virginia’s coal industry received more bad news Friday when the Boone County Commission was notified that 160 coal mining jobs would be lost in August.
“This is terrible news,” said Boone County Commission President Mickey Brown. “I feel sorry for the families that this is going to hurt.”
Commissioners received notice Friday that a total of 160 mine employees will be losing their jobs.
A total of 17 emplo...
Man charged with kicking nurse A local man was charged with several violations, including battery on a health care provider.
Terry Joe Bumgarner, 50, of Pecks Mill, was a reportedly a suspect in a multiple person altercation on June 5. Logan County Sheriff Deputies responded to the call and located Bumgarner in the roadway. Officers noticed that he had “red and glassy eyes and that his speech was slurred.”
Bumgarner was arrested after he reportedly refused commands to ...
Water advisory lifted The Logan County Public Service District has lifted a boil water advisory for the area from Micco to Omar Grade on Friday, June. 7.
The advisory had been issued on June 6.
For more information, call the LCPSD at 304-946-2641.
NSA revelations force question: What do we want? NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade now, Americans have made peace with the uneasy knowledge that someone — government, business or both — might be watching.
We knew that the technology was there. We knew that the law might allow it. As we stood under a security camera at a street corner, connected with friends online or talked on a smart phone equipped with GPS, we knew, too, it was conceivable that we might be monitored.
McKinley: New coal-ash bill tackles EPA concerns MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — For two years, one of the two professional engineers in Congress has pushed a bill to let states regulate fly ash from coal-fired power plants, a move U.S. Rep. David McKinley says would benefit coal and power companies and the construction industry he’s worked in since the 1960s.
Each time, the West Virginia Republican’s bill clears the House, only to die in the Senate.
But McKinley says this year is different: T...
Memorial service to be held in honor of the Dailey family MONAVILLE — A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, by family and friends in remembrance of a mother and her children.
Melinda Dailey, along with her children Katelyn, Randy and Trey, perished in a house fire at Monaville in January 2009.
“Someone’s child, grandchild, niece, nephew, classmate and friend lost their life during this tragic fire and there have not been any answers as to why this happened,” Betty Conn, or...
Coal company readies for possible fight with EPA WASHINGTON – Mingo Logan Coal Company has hired former Solicitor General Paul Clement to represent it in litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency over a retracted Clean Water Act permit.
The move possibly signifies an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is coming or has been made, as Clement has been hired to present high-profile appeals to the nation’s highest court since he left office.
An Arch Coal spokesperson did not retur...
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Amick faces multiple charges Three criminal complaints filed in the magistrate court of Logan County for May 30, 2013, document mulitple charges against a local attorney.
The first complaint charges Phillip Ray Amick, 35, of 214 Stratton St., Logan, with domestic battery. The complaint says, “The defendant grabbed (the victim) by the arm and threw her to the floor. The defendant then sat on the victim and refused to let her leave. When he did let her up, he pushed her ...
Car and truck show to help Gabe Lyall and Skyler Miller set for June 22 The first ever Twizted Intentions Car and Truck Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Man Central K-8, Mallory.
All vehicle types are welcome and registration will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for any size.
Registration for games will be from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. The cost is $1 per game and each game has its own award.
In addition to Twizted Intentions, sponsors for the event include Advance Auto Parts of Man, ...
McKinney faces robbery charges A criminal complaint filed in the magistrate court of Logan County by a West Virginia State Police officer states Christopher Ryan McKinney, 22, of Whitman, was arrested and charged with second degree robbery.
The report says McKinney forcibly took between $20 and $30 from the victim at the Rich Station at Cora.
According to the victim, after sharing a brief dialogue with McKinney, who demanded to use the pay phone she was using, he rippe...
Stacy arrested for insurance fraud and falsely reporting an emergency incident Man Police Department officers filed a criminal complaint in the magistrate court of Logan County.
The complaint says Candace Stacy, 27, of Kistler, was traveling westbound on Main Street and came to a complete stop in the middle of the road in front of the old Man Junior High School.
A vehicle traveling behind Stacy stopped just short of a motor vehicle collision.
The two drivers had a verbal altercation prior to the incident.
Boil water advisories issued The Logan County Public Service District issued a two boil water advisories on Thursday, June 6. One advisory is for the area from Micco to Omar Grade due to an interruption of service and the second is for Quest Circle at McConnell, also due to an interruption of service.
Customers of the area is urged to boil the water for one minute and let cool before using or use bottled water.
A notification will be given when it is no longer necess...
Henlawson man reported missing The Logan County Sheriff’s Department has released a statement regarding James David Marcum, whose last known address is 29 Suncatchers Street, Henlawson in Logan County.
Around midnight last night, deputies responded to a Missing Person call at 29 Suncatcher Street in Henlawson.
Deputies spoke to Mr. Marcum’s sister, who stated her brother had been missing since about 10:30 p.m., June 4, 2013.
Mr. Marcum left his residence on a red 199...
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest A routine road patrol by the West Virginia State Police led to a drug arrest.
On May 21, WVSP officers were in Holden when they observed a 2001 Ford Taurus with a defective brake light and expired registration. During the traffic stop, officers detected the smell of marijuana coming from within the vehicle while talking with the driver, Thomas Tolliver, age 19 at the time, of Logan.
Officers requested the occupants of the vehicle to exit ...
VFW honors local law enforcement, cadet of the year MADISON – Community members and elected officials gathered Tuesday, May 28, at the regular session of the Boone County Commission to honor Boone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Caleb Sydnor as the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ law enforcement officer and cadet of the year for 2012.
“Basically, we nominated him for this award because of his outstanding police work and his community involvement,” VF...
Search continues for missing man Logan County Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter says the search continues for a Henlawson man.
James David Marcum, 44, reportedly went riding on an ATV on June 4 at about 10:30 p.m.
He has not been seen or heard from since that night.
“Officers are following all leads that they can and are working with the family,” Porter said. “If anyone has any information relating to Mr. Marcum, please contact us.”
Marcum is described as being 5’11” tall...
Drug-addicted babies up at some W.Va. hospitals CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some hospitals in West Virginia are seeing an increase in the number of babies born with drug addictions.
At Cabell Huntington Hospital one of 13 babies born are addicted to drugs, Dr. David Chaffin, director of the hospital’s perinatal center, told the Charleston Daily Mail.
The rate is about the same at Charleston Area Medical Center, said Dr. Stefan Maxwell, a CAMC neonatologist.
At Thomas Memorial Hospital i...
WVSBDC to offer small business workshop Two small business workshops in separate locations — Logan County and Cabell County — will be conducted together by means of simultaneous broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In Logan County, the “Business Fundamentals” workshop will be held at the Southern CTC campus, Building A, Room 121, Mt. Gay. In Huntington, the workshop will be held in the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) office in the Robe...
State film office hosting workforce training seminar CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Film Office will host a two-day, hands-on workforce training seminar June 22-23 in Huntington. Skills training will be provided by the Los Angeles-based company Production Assistant Training Seminar (PATS) which will offer skills training for entry level production assistants in the film industry.
Pam Haynes, director of the West Virginia Film Office, says the seminar is a key component for building the state’...
W.Va. tax revenues limping to budget year’s end CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say West Virginia will almost certainly end its budget year in the red. But they’ve also taken steps to avoid a deficit.
General tax collections faltered again in May. They totaled $322 million, falling short by more than $25 million.
The budget year ends June 30. So far, revenues are $21 million or 0.5 percent below estimate. A slump in coal production has played a major role.
This month’s target is $...