Logan Banner- RSS NEWS Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/NEWS http://loganbanner.com/section/NEWS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:08:37 EST 1800 Buffalo Creek Disaster http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152108273/Buffalo-Creek-Disaster The date Feb. 26, 1972, will always hold a certain level of emotion in Logan County. The pain, memories, and feelings associated with the Buffalo Creek Disaster are, for some, still vivid and visceral. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:50:39 EST Soccer rolls over Board of Education http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152089843/Soccer-rolls-over-Board-of-Education President of the Logan County Board of Education (BOE) Jim Frye called the Feb. 26, board meeting at Ralph R. Willis Vocational School to order with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer, and, shorty afterwards, the main issue of night grabbed the... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:50:37 EST GPS tracker leads State Police to arrest http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152090404/GPS-tracker-leads-State-Police-to-arrest On Feb. 11, Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), received a grand larceny complaint from an investigator working for Chesapeake Energy — a battery worth around $1,200 had been stolen. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:50:36 EST Spring forest fire season starts today http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152107577/Spring-forest-fire-season-starts-today CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state's spring forest fire season starts March 1, 2015, and runs through May 31, 2015. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:50:34 EST Water advisories issued, lifted http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152089657/Water-advisories-issued-lifted The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water advisory for the area from Atenville to Sand Creek. The advisory was issued on Fri., Feb. 27, due to an interruption of water service. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:10:33 EST Tomblin to retire from Southern http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152095174/Tomblin-to-retire-from-Southern At the February 26, 2015 regular meeting of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical Board of Governors, President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin announced her retirement effective June 30, 2015. President Tomblin, the wife of Governor Earl Ray... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:31 EST W.Va. Elk Restoration Project http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152082456/W.Va.-Elk-Restoration-Project SOUTH CHARLESTON — At the regular quarterly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission held Sunday Feb. 22, 2015, in South Charleston, Bill Carman, Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and its West Virginia State... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:35:31 EST Illegal ATV use leads to chase, drug arrest http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152070513/Illegal-ATV-use-leads-to-chase-drug-arrest On Feb. 8, Trooper M.J. Miller of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) was driving along County Route 16 near Kistler when he observed a red ATV illegally traveling on the road which has a centerline. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:20:31 EST Gag order not needed if ex-Massey CEO’s trial moved http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152079663/Gag-order-not-needed-if-ex-Massey-CEOs-trial-moved CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A gag order issued in former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's criminal case would be unnecessary if the courts grant a defense request to move his trial to another district, defense lawyers say in a court... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:45:31 EST Office of Miner’s Health Safety and Training taking applications http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152075421/Office-of-Miners-Health-Safety-and-Training-taking-applications The Office of Miner's Health, Safety, and Training (MHS&T) has announced that it is accepting applications for occupational examinations. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:32 EST Logan Regional Medical Center “goes red” http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152051188/Logan-Regional-Medical-Center-goes-red LOGAN — Proponents of the “Go Red” movement decked themselves out in red and gathered at the Chief Logan State Park Conference Center on Feb. 25 for an event that showcased the goals and achievements of the movement and featured... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:39 EST No jail time in Barnette sentence http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152060167/No-jail-time-in-Barnette-sentence CHARLESTON — On Feb. 25, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston had sentenced Ronald Barnette, 54, of Holden to pay of a fine of $20,000, spend three years on probation and six months... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:38 EST Delegates question bill mandating drug test for license http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152060255/Delegates-question-bill-mandating-drug-test-for-license CHARLESTON — The House Health Committee approved a bill Tuesday to require drug testing for all applicants for a level 2 intermediate driver's license. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:37 EST Election underway for fire, ambulance levy http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152059044/Election-underway-for-fire-ambulance-levy LOGAN — A five year extension for a levy funding fire and ambulance services in Logan County is currently on the ballot. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:36 EST Appalachian Power customers set new all-time peak demand http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152061226/Appalachian-Power-customers-set-new-all-time-peak-demand CHARLESTON – Appalachian Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set an unofficial all-time peak demand of 8,697 megawatts (MW) at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Arctic cold weather across the company's entire service area helped... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:35 EST Water woes continue for residents http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152058143/Water-woes-continue-for-residents LOGAN — On Feb. 23, a water line break caused by landslide at the construction site for the new highway to Man forced water outages along Three Mile Curve and Rum Creek. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:30:31 EST Boil water advisory http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152051968/Boil-water-advisory A boil water advisory has been put in effect for customers of the Logan County PSD from North Mitchell Heights to the To Pigeon Roost. An interuption of water service occured and has prompted the need to boil water. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:15:31 EST Holden Elementary to get expansion http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152005603/Holden-Elementary-to-get-expansion LOGAN — Holden Elementary will be undergoing a major expansion project over the next year. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:35 EST Couple accused of kidnapping sues Boone Co. sheriff, others http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152036376/Couple-accused-of-kidnapping-sues-Boone-Co.-sheriff-others MADISON, W.Va. – A Boone County couple is suing the Boone County Commission, The Boone County Sheriff Randall White and Boone County Deputy Sheriff Billy Browning for falsely accusing them of an alleged kidnapping, according to document filed in... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:34 EST Drilling bill meets opposition http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152020956/Drilling-bill-meets-opposition CHARLESTON — House Bill 2688 was introduced on Feb. 11 and would allow the unitization of gas interests in horizontal drilling. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:33 EST