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BHCS Junior takes mission trip to South Africa

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In December, a Beth Haven Christian School Junior was offered the trip of a lifetime: a mission trip to South Africa.After establishing a relationship and becoming Facebook friends with a missionary from Niger in 2012, Adam Belford, along with his parents Trent and Stephanie Belford, was invited to travel to Ndjamena, Chad to speak at a conference of young Africans. Adam didn’t have the money or the experience, but he quickly got to work.


LCWD issues, lifts boil water advisories

A boil water advisory was issued Wed., April 23, by the City of Logan Water Department for customers at 3-mile Curve due to an work on an eight inch main water line.The company recommends their customers bring water to a boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using it. Bottled water is another alternative. Also, use caution when doing laundry.In addition, the boil water advisory issued by LCWD Mon., April 21, for Shamrock, Cora and Mud Fork customers has been li...

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Woman detained by victim, arrested for robbery

Dorothy M. Ferrell, 28 of Crown, was charged with nighttime burglary on April 18 by the Logan County Sheriff Department.The LCSD responded to a call of a possible entering without breaking in Kistler. When they arrived on scene, they found Ferrell detained in an empty lot by the victim.Upon further investigation, the deputies found that Ferrell was under the influence of a controlled substance and allegedly entered the victim’s home without breaking or permission, ...

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Burnette, Wildcats blank Billies 10-0

It was a fine performance on Tuesday night at Logan High School’s Roger E. Gertz Field as the Class AAA No. 9 Logan baseball team blanked Class A No. 7 Man 10-0 behind the one-hit pitching of the Wildcats’ Chase Burnette.But that was just part of the story.A more ominous thing took place as Logan junior all-state catcher Z. Minnick left the game in the third inning with a possible leg injury.After reaching base safely on a Man error, Minnick turned...

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A handful of local players took part in last Saturday night’s West Virginia-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game at Mingo Central High School. Top, Chapmanville Regional High School’s Kenny Plumley puts one down in the slam dunk contest. Above, Logan High School’s Worm Street dunks. Above, the West Virginia All-Star team with head coach Mark Hatcher of Logan and assistant coach Zach Green, also of Logan. The Kentucky All-Star boys beat West Virginia 115-109. The West Virginia g...

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Lady Billies win in extra innings over Fayetteville

MAN — The Man High School softball team scored a thrilling come-from-behind 6-5 win in extra innings over Fayetteville on Tuesday night at home.Man (10-10) won the game in the bottom of the eighth inning as freshman Hunter Harvey hit a hard ground ball to shortstop with the bases loaded and nobody out, allowing Emily Toler to score the winnning run. Toler had led off the inning with a single.Senior ace pitcher Madison Keffer picked up the win on the mound for the L...

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With 11-run fourth, Lady Cats crush GW

The Logan High School softball team keeps rolling along.The Lady Cats improved to 17-2 on the season with Tuesday night’s 13-2 win at George Washington.Logan exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning and easily disposed of the Patriots in four.Hana Sedlock was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI for the Lady Cats.Sam Curry went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and also drove in a run for Logan.Shelby Hale was 3-for-3 at the plate wit...

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Banks don’t engage in wrongdoing, bankers do.

Let’s review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly much more.At last, though, some of the cops on the bank beat seem to be having regulatory epiphanies. The New York Times reports that some financial overseers are questioning “whether such misdeeds are not the work of a few bad actors, but rather a flaw that runs through the fabric of th...

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$20 billion hole in the Highway Trust Fund

One way or the other, Congress must plug a $20 billion hole in the Highway Trust Fund before it dries up.The fund is the primary source of money for the nation’s major highway construction projects, including several in Ohio.The Interstate 75 widening project, for example, has been approved and is to start this year. But construction could be delayed if the trust fund goes bankrupt in August, as some are predicting.

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Secretary Tennant warns about misleading mailer requesting voter registration change

Many West Virginians began receiving a misleading mailer from the Americans For Prosperity Foundation this week that implies that voters who do not update their voter registration may lose their right to vote in the upcoming election.West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said the only instances in which a voter needs to update their voter registration is if they have moved, changed their name, or wish to switch political parties. Otherwise, a citizen’s voter regist...

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LCSD to implement Operation Knock & Talk

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department recently announced a new program they will be implementing this summer that mirrors a well-known investigative tactic in the war on drugs: Operation Knock & Talk.The LCSD, in conjunction with the US 119 Task Force, will be visiting areas of the county that are well known to have a high rate of drug activity. Once in the areas, officers will approach known residences and individuals where drug activity has been documented and knock on the ...

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Logan Co. students participate in state testing

The West Virginia Educational Standards Test is currently being administered to Logan Co.’s third through eleventh grade students. The test will be administered from April 22- June 10, 2014.Test items are aligned to West Virginia’s Content Standards and Objectives.The results provide help teachers and administrators understand about a student’s academic strengths and areas that need improvement. An annual report of a student’s performance will be ...

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Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near Danville.The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, Act requires companies to provide notice to employees if large layoffs are poss...

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Sheriff searching for truck in missing person case

Logan County Sheriff Sonya Porter is asking the public for help in the case of missing Justice Addition resident 68-year-old Wanda Branham. Branham was last seen in early February in Justice Addition.An eyewitness has stated to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department that they thought they saw Branham in a red Chevy truck around the time she would have went missing. The witness stated it appeared to be her sitting in the middle between two unknown white males.The tru...

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Logan Co. PSD issues another boil water advisory

A boil water advisory was issued Wed., April 23, by the Logan County Public Service District for Mitchell Heights and Merrill Park due to an interruption of water service that occurred.The company recommends their customers bring water to a boil for one minute and allow it to cool before using it. Bottled water is another alternative. Also, use caution when doing laundry.For more information, contact the Logan County PSD at 304-946-2641

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The historic cemetery in Logan

“People who die are not buried in a field, they are buried in the heart” — Anonymous.There exists a somewhat forgotten yet historic cemetery in the town of Logan. Located on High Street, it is unintentionally hidden from view and rarely receives visitors. Like the ghostly former home of legendary Logan Sheriff Don Chafin located on Main Street, it stoically awaits the efforts of anyone who cares about its past, and certainly its future. Amazingly, there are those ...

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8th National Drug Take-Back Day to be celebrated in Logan Co.

The 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place in Logan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 in the Walmart Parking Lot at Fountain Place Mall at the Sheriff’s Dept. Command TrailerIt is no surprise that West Virginia has the highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. However, what is surprising is the exact statistic: 28.9 per 100,000 people in W Va. are suffering drug overdose fatalities, according to a new report from Trust for America&#...

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Man arrested for armed robbery

Justin Tyler Harvey, 29 of Holden, was charged on April 16 for two counts of armed robbery.Officers from the West Virginia State Police and the Logan County Sheriff Department responded to a call from the Little General Store located at the Fountain Place Mall around 9 p.m. last Wednesday in reference to an armed robbery.A masked male wearing all black allegedly walked in carrying a gun and demanded money from the cashier. She emptied both cash registers (a sum of $626)....

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