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Commission to consider new Emergency Services building

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Plans for a new Emergency Services Center in Logan County may soon be in the works.Roger Bryant, LEASA director, addressed the Commission during Monday’s meeting about purchasing the old 84 Lumber building in the Peach Creek area to use as a centralized, emergency response station. The property is approximately eight acres of paved ground with a few buildings and some sheds. Bryant thinks that this building would be the “icing on the cake” of the emergency management and disaster planning in Logan.


Boil water advisory

The City of Logan Water Department previously issued a boil water advisory for customers at 3-Mile curve due to a break in an 8 inch line. There was also a boil water advisory for some customers at Fountain Place Mall who were verbally notified by the water department. Both of those advisories have been lifted. Any questions can be directed to the water department at 304-752-7870.

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Williamson notches first win of the season

Andi Williamson notched her first win of the season for the Chicago Bandits with Sunday’s 14-2 victory over the Akron Racers in a National Professional Fastpitch women’s pro softball game at Rosemont, Ill.Williamson, a Harts native and 2009 graduate of Chapmanville Regional High School, tossed six innings and allowed just one earned run and two hits while walking two and striking out four. Sara Moulton then pitched a scoreless seventh to finish off the win.Ch...

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Pineville topples Tug Valley in 11-12 opener

CHAPMANVILLE — The 11-12-year-old District 2 Little League baseball all-star tournament got under way on Monday at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field as Pineville beat Tug Valley 7-4.Madison played Welch in the nightcap but no score was available. Madison was leading Welch 15-0 in the second inning at last report.Tug Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 2-0 after one.Pineville then plated three runs in the top of the thi...

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Opportunist Jenkins raises Mingo GOP chairman’s ire

Mingo Republican Executive Committee Chairman Russell Deskins finally came out of his cave long enough to make perfect sense at the opening of the Southern West Virginia Republican Headquarters in Logan last week. Deskins appears to hide from the press and public on a routine basis. But when he took the floor in Logan, he was right on.Deskins took offense at state Sen. Evan Jenkins for praising the headquarters opening and implying Republican efforts in Southern West Virginia have ...

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Are we prepared for the drones?

On the night of June 26, Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw something flying above the field: not a baseball, but a drone.Team officials asked police to find the drone operator and ask him to stop the flight; he quickly complied. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration properly investigated the incident.The drone that flew over the stadium isn’t the sort that roams over Iraq and Afghanistan. But that doesn’t mean the potential for something bad doesn’t fly wit...

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‘Women On Wellness’ event slated for Gilbert

GILBERT — An upcoming event scheduled for July 12 in the town of Gilbert centers on the importance of women’s health and the crucial role they play in their family’s well-being.The Women on Wellness organization is an interactive, one-day behavioral change retreat designed to help women make lasting, positive lifestyle changes. With a focus on prevention, the retreat serves to link each participant to resources in her community that can support her personal wellne...

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Applications now being accepted for vouchers

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comPurchasing clothes and shoes for children returning to school in August is an added expense for all families, especially those who have a limited income.As in years past, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is doing its part to ease the financial burden for those in need who qualify.West Virginia residents can apply for school clothing vouchers for eligible children now. The Department of He...

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Drug theft leaves victim without her medication

By Rachel Doverdove@civitasmedia.comWILLIAMSON - An innocent mistake by the spouse of a woman who suffers from a debilitating health problem resulted in the theft of his wife’s medication and her insurance company has refused to refill the prescriptions.Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith and Deputy Jonathan Endicott were dispatched to the Tug Valley Pharmacy on West Second Avenue in Williamson on June 27 to investigate t...

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Social media harrassment

David Lee Hill Jr., 39 of Chauncey, was arrested by the WVSP on June 22 for sexual abuse by parent and display of obscene matter to a minor.Trooper R.E. Stowers was informed by the victim that Hill, her mother’s boyfriend of approximately one year, had shown her a photograph of his genitalia. The victim further advised Stowers that Hill had attempted to get her to send him inappropriate and obscene Snapchat pictures of herself. Snapchat is a smartphone app that allows users t...

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Hospice fundraiser set for Saturday

Dignity Hospice will host its first Annual Pig Roast and Poker Run on July 12 beginning at the Hatfield and McCoy Coal River Trail Head at 9 a.m.Hospice provides care and assistance to people with life-limiting diseases, their families and caregivers. The services are available in the patient’s home or home-like setting.Registration cost is $15 and includes a trail pass for both Coal River and Ivy trails for the day, as well as a t-shirt.Proceeds will be...

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Freedom Festival honored local hero

Thirty-seven participants weathered the heat Sat., July 5 to honor fallen superhero Gabe Lyall in this year’s West Virginia Freedom Festival’s super hero themed 5k.Participants, men and women ranging in age from 10-68, donned their best super hero attire, the best way to remember Logan’s own Super Hero, a little boy who lost his life way too soon. First overall male and female at the race won $100 each, and trophies were awarded in all age groups.

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Boil water advisory issued

CHAPMANVILLE — The Town of Chapmanville Water Department has issued a boil water advisory for only customers that live on Madison Street (previously called Mitchell Addition) in Chapmanville on July 8. The advisory was issued due to construction work being done in this area. This advisory is in effect until further notice.

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Lyp Sync contestants rock WV Freedom Fest

Twelve acts competed in the 2014 Freedom Festival Lip Sync Competition on Thurs., July 3. The acts consisted of first time competitors as well as a few veterans. The overall winner of the competition was awarded $250.Bill France emceed the competition in which people got up on stage and became another person, moving their lips to the original song lyrics, but not singing out loud.Contestants were judged on three categories: appearance, lip sync and overall performance. T...

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Job transitioning in the coalfields

It was announced on Mon., June 2, that President Barrack Obama was partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to form a new rule to lower the effects that greenhouse gases have on the environment, but at what cost?The proposed rule has three main goals: cut carbon pollution in America, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change and lead international efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its impacts. The plan is to cut greenhouse emission...

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Ex-prosecutor sentenced to 12 months

CHARLESTON - After a lengthy hearing, which included a recess where U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston reviewed information and questions that came out during the hearing, former Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks was sentenced to 12 months in prison.“As a prosecutor, his (Sparks) job is to serve the public and protect the public, and he failed,” Johnston said. “Once again a message needs to go out to all political leaders in the state, especially those in Mi...

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Morrisey announces handgun reciprocity with Nebraska

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday that West Virginia now has full reciprocity with the State of Nebraska, ensuring that citizens’ concealed handgun licenses issued by either state will be recognized by the other.“The Second Amendment ensures that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Under my tenure as Attorney General, we will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of both West Virginians and those from other states who travel here,&#...

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We are trees

I would like to share this poem with you. I know it is not my usual column but there is a story behind this poem. In my very first publication of “Fruit of the Vine,” I talked about how we are compared to trees in God’s word. This poem is what brought that column into fruition. It is also what inspired me to write again and it even inspired the title of my column. My dream to be a writer has been awakened after many years of dormancy and I really want to share another aspect...

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