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The historic cemetery in Logan

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“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 citizens, many living within corporate limits of the town, who do not even know the whereabouts of either, much less the history surrounding them.


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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Logan pounds on Skyhawks, 14-4

Two errors by the Logan High School baseball team led to a 1-0 hole after a half inning in Monday night’s home game with Scott at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field.The Wildcats certainly didn’t panic as Class AAA No. 9 Logan roared back to mercy the Skyhawks 14-4 in five innings.Logan, after a 2-3 showing last week over Spring Break in the Mingo Bay Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C., improved to 9-5 on the season with the win.Trace Butcher led Logan̵...

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Meeks homers to lead CRHS past Lady Billies 6-2

MAN — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to come from behind and beat the homestanding Man High School Lady Billies 6-2 on Monday night at Man to improve to 12-8 on the season.Chapmanville swept the season series with its county rival, also winning 7-6 earlier in the season at home over Man.The Lady Billies (9-10) jumped out to an early two-run lead as Man scored two runs off Lady Tigers’ pitcher Cydnee Lambert in t...

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Down eight runs, No. 5 Tigers beat Sissonville 9-8

CHAPMANVILLE — Down 8-0 it seemed hopeless for the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team on Monday night at home.But the Tigers rallied to defeat Class AA No. 9-ranked Sissonville Indians 9-8 at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.Chapmanville, rated No. 5 in this week’s statewide poll, improved to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in the Cardinal Conference with the win. The Tigers swept the season series with the Indians, also taking a 7-4 victory at Sissonvi...

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Logan tennis clubs Mingo Central in home match

The Logan High School boys and girls tennis teams defeated Mingo Central on Monday night at home.The Logan boys won 4-3, while the Lady Cats were a 7-0 winner.In the No. 1 boys’ singles, Logan’s Keith Williamson won 8-1 over Julius Hatcher.In the No. 2, Logan’s Jacob Adkins prevailed over Kyle Surber 8-4.Then in the No. 3 singles, the Miners’ Brennan Slone took an 8-1 win over Logan’s Cameron Adkins.Dakota Ra...

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Nun disses Mingo County Republicans

Although I called the recent Kermit meet-the-candidate forum a “hot time in the old town,” it might have been more interesting if Sister Brendan Conlon had known a bit more about politics.To a person, everyone in Mingo County has told me the “nuns do wonderful work in the community.” Perhaps they should stick to that and leave politics alone.

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