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Hot Cup to open Harry Potter themed reading room

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The Hot Cup of Logan is launching a magical program tonight to capture the interest of teens and young adults and help raise the literacy rate in Logan County.If you have frequented the Hot Cup recently, you may have noticed some Harry Potter themed decorations (i.e. the 9 ¾ train platform outside of their front door). What you may not know is the owner, Michael Cline, is also building a Harry Potter themed “Cupboard Under the Stairs” Reading Room, and it will be open for readers on April 28.The reading room consists of high quality replica props from the Harry Potter series (including the elder wand, a golden snitch, Harry’s glasses and more) and will be filled with top notch young adult genre books.


Logan Co. ranked 41 in state for childhood development

The West Virginia Kids Count Data Book was released Wednesday, April 16, and the results for Logan County were shocking.Logan ranks 41st out of W.Va. 55 counties in early child development. The ranking is based on percent low birthweight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; percent four year olds enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten; percent children approved for free and reduced-price meals; child abuse/neglect rate; teen birth rate; percent births to unmarried teens; percent ...

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Littering bill dies in Senate

The Appalachian Mountains are considered some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Anywhere one goes in West Virginia the splendor of the mountain state is best represented by its hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and streams. Unfortunately, it may be that many of us take them for granted.American Heritage Dictionary defines a Mountaineer as “a native or inhabitant of a mountainous area.” It defines Hillbilly as “a person from the backwoods or a remote moun...

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Wildcats fall to Virginia team at the beach

The Logan High School baseball team dropped to 7-3 on the season with Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to Greenbrier Valley Christian Academy out of Chesapeake, Va., in the Mingo Bay Classic Baseball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Chase Burnette pitched six innings for the Wildcats, allowing four runs with one of those earned.Chase Preston led the Logan bats as he was 2-for-3.Trace Butcher, Z. Minnick, Zack Hanlon and Tim Saunders all added for one hit a piece in t...

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W.Va. state parks and forests - visit every chance you get

Spring brings warmer temperatures, fragrant blossoms, the melody of chirping birds and new opportunities for adventure. It is also the time when many of us begin planning our spring and summer getaways-a memorable family vacation, a relaxing getaway for two or even a weekend excursion. As you explore the many options available to you and your family, I invite you to consider a “staycation” at one of the Mountain State’s beautiful state parks or forests-the hidden gems, right...

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VA needing to process claims more efficiently

Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. The claims backlog allegedly has been cut by 40 percent during recent years.But the agency has a backlog of 368,000 disability claims that have been pending for four months or more. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has pointed out that last year, 23,919 veterans from his state waited...

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Upward Look: If the Lord Will

“For that ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that.” (James 4:15)In speaking of faith, James revealed that it produces dependence on God. Without the Lord, we can do nothing. Only through him are we able to do that which He has called us to do.

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And the wall came tumbling down

WEST LOGAN — A retaining wall on Third Avenue has begun crumbling due to recent heavy rains in the West Logan area.West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward told members of the town council about the problem during the April 2014 meeting.Ward said that he was contacted be residents on a Thursday evening patrol about the problem during a recent storm and the street was promptly shut down.“This section of Third Avenue collapses every time we have a big rai...

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