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Articles from September 14, 2016

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ; Census Data: W.Va. One of Top States in Reduction of Uninsured
West Virginia ranks as one of the top states in the country when it comes to reducing the number of uninsured people in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. West Virginia saw the number of uninsured state residents drop from...
Americans Got Raise Last Year for First Time since 2007
WASHINGTON - In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes. Rising pay also lifted the poorest households, cutting poverty by the...
A Pawpaw Primer ; How a Forgotten Fruit Got Found Again
The pawpaw tree and its custardy fruit have long been a staple for West Virginians who knew where to find a pawpaw stand. "It's the most delicious wild fruit you can find, said David Moore, a Lincoln County resident.Moore has taken more than a passing...
AREA ROUNDUP ; WVU Rifle Team Ranked No. 1 in Nation
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher and the West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association preseason top 20 poll. The Mountaineers are 18- time national champions in rifle, and four letter-winners...
Arts Promote Well-Rounded Education, Development
As students have returned to school, it is important for us to remember the impact of education in our homes, schools and communities. For decades, research has shown that when students participate in the arts as a part of their education, they go on...
Bulletin Board
Parks and recreation meetingThe Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission's Finance/ Golf Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the administrative office at Coonskin Park. The commission will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Coonskin Clubhouse...
Bulletin Board
CCC Celebration: A celebration of the Christian Community Cupboard and its supporters will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. The celebration will include presentations and...
Calendar
Wednesday, sept. 14Flu Shot Clinic: As the flu season approaches, get ahead of catching the illness by shielding yourself from the flu. Rite Aid Pharmacy, in conjunction with Tri-County YMCA, will conduct a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the...
Canada Approves Rules for Using Heroin to Treat Addicts
OTTAWA - The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical- grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches. The move means that Crosstown,...
Can Next President Actually Govern? ; Attacks on Trump, Clinton Undermine
Liar. Crook. Con artist. Lunatic. Misogynist. Bigot. Maniac.These are some of the names presidential candidates have called one another this year. And were still two months from Election Day. Rough hazing of presidential contenders is nothing new. Candidates throughout...
Cartoonist's Lunch Bags Become Cafeteria Hit
My wife, Tish, and I have three kids, and making their school lunches fell to me. I'm a cartoonist, and I wanted to do something fancier than just write their names on the bags. But time didn't permit; all each child got was a bag full of predictable...
CHARLESTON ; Bids for Abandoned Schools on West Side Withdrawn
A Charleston landlord has withdrawn his bids for two abandoned elementary schools on the city's West Side, and Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring said this week he doesn't know what the public school system will now do with the property....
Clinton Has History of Ignoring Health - and Paying a Price
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The White House was submerged in scandal. Democrats faced tough midterm elections. And Hillary Clinton, far more popular than her embattled husband, had become a one-woman campaign machine. But the non-stop travel in 1998 took a...
College Football
All times EasternStandings, schedulesBIG 12 CONFERENCEConf. OverallW L PF PA W L PF PAW. Virginia 0 0 0 0 2 0 64 32Baylor 0 0 0 0 2 0 95 20Texas 0 0 0 0 2 0 91 54Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 1 1 124 85TCU 0 0 0 0 1 1 97 82Kansas 0 0 0 0 1 1 92 27Okla. State 0...
County Clerk Discusses Efficacy of 'Express Voting'
"We've saved the county lots of money these past 12 years by not going all out -- totally touchscreen, Brian Wood told Putnam Rotarians at their Sept. 6 meeting in Hurricane. As County Clerk since 2004, Wood has been responsible for carrying through...
Dakota Access CEO: Company Committed to Finishing Project
BISMARCK, N.D. - The head of a Texas company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that it is committed to the project despite strong opposition and a federal order to voluntarily halt construction near an American Indian reservation...
'Deplorables' ; Trump Reality
At a Democratic fundraiser last Friday, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said: "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic,...
Device May Help Read Books - without Opening Them
Leave it to the great minds at MIT and Georgia Tech to figure out a way to read the pages of a book without actually opening it. A team of researchers from the two institutions pulled it off with a system they developed that looks like a cross between...
Education System Faces Strong Tides ; Audit Decried Level of Government
Canute could not command the tides. His tale is often wrongly told as one of arrogance when, in truth, the medieval English king, with his feet planted on the beaches, was humbly showing his courtiers that even a monarch could not bend the will of God...
Eight Dog-Friendly Events Provide Tail-Wagging Fun Getaways
You don't have to leave Fido at home while you explore West Virginia venues.These eight, pooch-friendly events will guarantee you and your furry friends a wild, wonderful time: " West Virginia Hot Dog Festival, HuntingtonCelebrate one of the Mountain...
Eleanor 5K Fundraiser to Purchase All-Inclusive Playground Equipment ; Sponsorships Sought
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232To add all-inclusive recreational equipment and access to Eleanor Town Park, the Eleanor Park Board will sponsor its inaugural Walk, Run and Roll 5K fundraising event in October. Eleanor Town Clerk Peggy Porter said...
Election ; Guard against Bungles
The state Supreme Court says Erik Wells can't run as an independent against incumbent Republican Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick because Wells is a registered Democrat. Case closed. Already, officials in some other counties around West Virginia are removing...
Free E-Cycle Recycling Event Friday in S.C
The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Chamber members Associated Systems Professionals and Bluegrass E-Cycling will host an E-Cycle recycling event this week. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, small businesses and community members are...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; as Summer Nears End, Get Your Grill on While You Can
Now that summer is fast fleeing and fall is chomping at the bit, waiting to officially arrive, this lighter and healthier treatment for a superb entree is very welcome and would be a positive addition to any last-of-the-season grilling endeavor. If...
How Sweet It Was! ; Third Annual Cupcake Festival Raises Funds, Spirits in Hurricane
bcooper@cnpapers.com 304-348-4806The third annual Cupcake Festival was held on Aug. 27 at Valley Park in Hurricane, offering confections and attractions catering to all ages. This year, the fun-filled fundraiser collected more than $5,888 for the Children's...
Hunters Reminded to Obtain Landowner Permission
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters to always get written landowner permission before entering private property. "It is important to remember that once you have obtained permission, you are an invited guest and you should...
Hurricane Student among WVU Robot Challenge Team
On Labor Day evening, a group of 10 West Virginia University students gathered around a pile of pizza boxes and textbooks, recapping their weekends and planning for the week of classes ahead. Pizza, conversation and textbooks. Pretty ordinary evening...
In Review
Poca football stadium to see new lightsPutnam County Schools is improving another high school football stadium in its school district. The board approved a bid of $179,866 from Musco Sports Lighting for stadium lighting at Poca High School's football...
'It's Not Over' ; after ITT Closure, Huntington Students Weigh Options
HUNTINGTON - The sudden closings of ITT Technical Institute schools nationwide have left many of the more than 45,000 former students with debt and credits that may not transfer. One of those former students is James Preston, a medical student who was...
Kanawha Valley Village People to Conduct Senior Services
The Kanawha Valley Village People, a nonprofit social and support group for seniors, will hold one of their regular gatherings at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Meeting Rooms of the South Charleston Public Library, 312 Fourth Ave., South Charleston....
Kentucky Governor: Violence May Result from Clinton Victory
On Saturday morning, as much of the political press corps pursued angles on Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" remarks, the governor of Kentucky was addressing the annual Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham hotel. Unlike many of the three-day...
LATE-JUNE FLOODS ; Tomblin to Call Special Session
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Tuesday he plans to call a special session of the Legislature next week to address the state's share of funding for more than $300 million of recovery costs from the June 23 floods in central and southern West Virginia. "We...
Latest Line
NFLThursday's gameFavorite Points (O/U) UnderdogBUFFALO Pick'em (40.5) NY JetsSunday's gamesDETROIT 5 1/2 (47) TennesseeHOUSTON 2 (43.5) Kansas CityNEW ENGLAND 6 1/2 (41.5) MiamiBaltimore 6 1/2 (42.5) CLEVELANDPITTSBURGH 3 1/2 (48.5) CincinnatiWASHINGTON...
Lecture Looks Back into the Roots of W.Va. History
The boom-and-bust cycle that to this day marks West Virginia's economy was set in motion not too many years after the Mountain State's emergence as a state in 1863, said historian Greg Carroll. Carroll will present a portrait of the tangled and influential political...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Votto, Straily Spark Reds Win
CINCINNATI - Joey Votto homered and drove in two runs, Dan Straily pitched a career-high eight innings and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of some sloppy Milwaukee fielding, beating the Brewers 6-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Adam...
Markets
TodayHousing barometer Mortgage rates have hovered near historically low levels in recent weeks, making home loans more attractive. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell last week to 3.44 percent, close to its all-time low of 3.31 percent. Even...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; Herd's Keller Continues His Rapid Improvement
HUNTINGTON - He doesn't go overboard with praise for his players, but Marshall coach Doc Holliday isn't stingy with it, either. But he and his coaching staff have one tangible evidence of respect: appointment as a game captain.The Thundering Herd generally...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; `Send It in Jerome' Jr.; Akron WR Is Son of Former Pitt Hoops Icon
If you're old enough to pay attention to Big East basketball in the 1980s, you might need to restrain yourself when reading the Akron football depth chart. Let's see: QB Thomas Woodson, RB Warren Ball, TE/HB Christian Allen, X-WR & Who's that?SEND IT...
Metro East Calendar
Wednesday, Sept. 14Butterfly Programs: West Virginia's Butterfly Lady, Heather Tokas, will share information about Monarchs and other types of butterflies, the stages of a butterfly's life, why butterflies are important as pollinators and the difference...
Metro West Calendar
Friday, Sept. 16MOST: The Mostly Over Sixty Theatre group will perform its newest short plays at 8 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. The shows continue at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. MOST feature a cast of actors...
Monday's Late Major League Boxscores, Etc
Reds 6, Brewers 4Milwaukee Cincinnatiab r h bi ab r h biVillar 2b 3 1 1 1 Peraza cf 4 0 1 0Nwnhuis rf 4 0 0 0 E.Sarez 3b 3 1 0 0Braun lf 2 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 2 3 2H.Perez 3b 4 1 0 0 Duvall lf 4 1 2 2Carter 1b 4 1 1 2 B.Phllp 2b 3 0 1 1K.Brxtn cf 4 1 1...
Moving Back to D Street ; Heart & Hand Community Service Center Returning to Former Location in South Charleston
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188The Heart & Hand Community Service Center has served South Charleston and surrounding communities for more than 50 years, and this week, it's moving from Spring Hill back to its original location at 212 D St., South...
NASCAR
Sprint Cup points leaders1. Kyle Busch, 2012. 2. Brad Keselowski, 2012. 3. Denny Hamlin, 2009. 4. Carl Edwards, 2006. 5. Kevin Harvick, 2006. 6. Jimmie Johnson, 2006. 7. Matt Kenseth, 2006. 8. Martin Truex Jr, 2006. 9. Joey Logano, 2003. 10. Chris Buescher,...
New Titles at the Putnam County Library
Adams, Ellery, "Breach of CrustAlan, Isabella, "Murder, HandcraftedAndrews, Donna, "Die Like an EagleAtkins, Ace, "The InnocentsBackman, Fredrik, "A Man Called OveBardugo, Leigh, "Ruin and Rising/Grisha TrilogyBardugo, Leigh, "Shadow and Bone/Grisha...
NFL
StandingsAMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 1 0 0 1.000 23 21N.Y. Jets 0 1 0 .000 22 23Miami 0 1 0 .000 10 12Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 7 13SouthW L T Pct PF PAHouston 1 0 0 1.000 23 14Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 35 39Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 23 27Tennessee...
NFL ; Steelers Hit All Right Notes in Opening Win
PITTSBURGH - Trailing early in the second quarter on Monday night and his team well within field goal range, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin could have opted for a field goal that would have cut Washington's lead in half. Instead, he sent a message...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAdams, Sharon K. Adkins, Donald R. Arline, Clyde L. Jr. Cundiff, Leona R. Green, Jackson M. Gue, Linda S. Halstead, Elizabeth A. Hayes, Garry L. Henderson, Brian W. Holcomb, Robert Hudson, Forrest R. Hughes, Louise Jett, Freda Johnson,...
Obituaries ; Obit
NANCY BENNETT Nancy Rebecca Foster Bennett, 76, of Eleanor, died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, after a brief illness, at home. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with the Rev. Tom Hill and the Rev. Dr. Ed Grant...
Officials: Long Haul Ahead for Hazard Program
At the first of several meetings to introduce the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to flood-affected communities, officials warned residents that seeing help from the program will take a while. The grant program seeks to identify and implement...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Anger When Drugs Take Another Young Life
I'm angry this week.I won't go into details, but my stepdaughter lost her best friend to drug use. Twenty-two years old, talented, funny and enthusiastic. Now she's gone. I'm angry at the loss. I'm angry for what drugs have done to her family and friends....
OP/ED and LETTERS
Cannabis will bring pain relief, jobs to stateBy Erik R. Janus,CompassionWVCannabis has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years, even before Jesus Christ walked the earth, according to evidence from ancient civilizations in China, India...
Our Views ; Forget the Wall, Reform US Visa Program Instead; US Could Take Note of Canadas Reasoned Approach to Immigration
In announcing his candidacy for president, Donald Trump said he would fight the Islamic State, repeal Obamacare and would be the greatest jobs creation president that God ever created. He also had some harsh words for Mexico, saying the people who immigrate...
Our Views ; Pipeline System Growth Is Good Economic News; Little Noted Expansion Project to Bring Big Benefits to West Virginia
There wasnt a big media splash like you see for many economic development announcements, but news that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. received federal approval for $100 million in local expansions is a big economic development win for West Virginia. Last...
PEIA Conducts Audit of Insurees
The state Public Employees Insurance Agency is conducting its first major audit of insurees in six years, Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley Brown confirmed this week. She said the state health insurance provider began the audit about six...
Politicak Risk for All in Trump-Clinton 'Deplorables' Debate
WASHINGTON - A war of words over Donald Trump's "deplorables" is intensifying as Republicans and Democrats fight for political points over Hillary Clinton's claim that many of the New York billionaire's supporters are racist, sexist and homophobic. ...
Prep Football
SSAC playoff ratingsClass AAATeam Record Rating1. Huntington 3-0 12.671. Martinsburg 3-0 12.673. Hurricane 3-0 12.003. University 3-0 12.005. Morgantown 3-0 11.006. Capital 2-1 9.007. Greenbrier East 2-1 8.337. Musselman 2-1 8.337. Riverside 2-1 8.337....
PREP FOOTBALL ; Crazy Numbers; Lucas off to Monster Start for Unbeaten Buffalo
The dominance of Buffalo over its first three opponents has limited what its offense can do a bit, both in terms of total plays and the amount time the first-string unit stays on the field. Talk about making the most of opportunities.Statistically,...
PREP FOOTBALL ; Hurricane No. 3 in Initial AAA Ratings
INSIDE: Ratings lists 2BWith the first three weeks of the high school football season in the books, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released its initial football playoff ratings for 2016, with several Kanawha Valley teams finding...
Prep Golf
Mountain State Athletic ConferenceChampionship tournamentAt Little Creek Country ClubPar 70Tuesday's resultsCoaches of the year - Matthew Stead, Cabell Midland; B.J. Calabrese, George Washington Player of the year - Isaac Prine, ParkersburgTeam results...
PREP GOLF ; Cabell Midland Holds off Parkersburg for MSAC Title
The Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament was held Monday at Little Creek Golf Course, giving teams a taste of postseason tournament golf before regionals are set to be held on Monday, Sept. 26. Cabell Midland has been dominant so far, but on...
Prep Schedule
Boys soccerWednesday - Mingo Central at Indpendence, 8 p.m.Thursday - Riverside at Capital, 5:30 p.m.; South Charleston at George Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Winfield at St. Albans, 5 p.m.; Logan at Sissonville, 7 p.m.; Nitro at Cabell Midland, 5:30 p.m.;...
PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP ; Herbert Hoover Girls Blank Ravenswood
Shayna Patrick blasted four goals to help host Herbert Hoover shut out visiting Ravenswood 7-0 Tuesday night in prep girls soccer. Abbie Henry notched two scores, Madison Ulaki netted a goal and Chloe Curry provided an assist for the Huskies (8-1). Ravenswood drops...
Program to Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The CAMC Cancer Center, Cabin Creek Health Systems and Malden- based Good Living Assisted Living, along with many community volunteers, will sponsor a first-time ovarian cancer awareness program this weekend at the state...
Putnam County Commission Taking Grant Applications to Enhance Recreation, Tourism
WINFIELD - Putnam County Commission is accepting applications for a grant to enhance recreation and tourism opportunities in Putnam County. Nonprofits or government entities must apply for the Putnam County Recreation Enhancement Fund grant by Oct....
Putnam County Schools Menu
The following breakfasts and lunches are scheduled to be served at Putnam County schools. Menu items are subject to change. " Wednesday, Sept. 14Belgian Waffle Sticks, Fruit or JuiceSCHOOL-MADE PEPPERONI ROLL, Caesar Salad w/Croutons, Steamed Corn,...
Putnam on File
Marriage LicensesThe following people applied for a marriage license between Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, 2016 in Putnam County: Ian P. Burdette, 21, of Leon, and Courtney N. Cobb, 25, of Buffalo.Jaison E. Villanueva, 27, and Amber G. McCallister, 29, both of Hurricane.Caleb...
PUTNAM ROTARY NEWS ; Americans for Prosperity Reps Speak to County Rotarians
"Americans are frustrated, Jason Huffman told Putnam Rotary members in Hurricane on Aug. 16. "Polls suggest that record numbers of Americans are dissatisfied with some of the policies that exist. "Only 44 percent of Americans think that their children...
RANCHING STANDOFF ; Refuge Occupiers Practiced Hand-to-Hand Combat
PORTLAND, Ore. - The armed occupiers who seized a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon's high desert early this year were divided into squads and drilled in hand-to-hand combat, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday as the trial began for seven people accused...
READERS' Vent
I would like to know what happened to Trump's wife who disappeared from sight following her lies about her educational background and using Mrs. Obama's speech at the RNC. To the juror that caused the mistrial in the Jackson murder case should be held responsible...
Reunions
Below are listings for upcoming school, family, company and other reunions. Notices, updates and corrections can be submitted to metrokanawha@ cnpapers.com. Please include contact information, such as a telephone number or email address, in your announcement. (Notices...
Reunions
Below are listings for upcoming school, family, company and other reunions. Notices, updates and corrections can be submitted to metrokanawha@ cnpapers.com. Please include contact information, such as a telephone number or email address, in your announcement. (Notices...
Rock Steady Boxing Classes Provide Exercise, Therapy for Those with Parkinsons ; Amateur Pugilists Meet Mondays in North Charleston
People fighting Parkinsons disease dont pull many punches most Monday afternoons at the Hometown Heroes Boxing and Fitness Gym in North Charleston. The area Rock Steady Boxing group of 15 male and female stalwarts -- and sometimes more -- meets at 1...
S.C. Chamber to Host Murder- Mystery Dinner Theater
The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce will host "Speak Easy of Murder, an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Comedy Zone Charleston located at the Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West, 400 Second Ave.,...
S.C. Public Library Selling Military-Theme Books in September ; Available in the Corner Bookstore
Throughout September, books about battles and military history are for sale in the South Charleston Public Library's Corner Bookstore. Staffed by volunteers, the Corner Bookstore occupies one corner of the library near the main entrance. For the military...
Shockacon to Scare Up Excitement in October
The fifth annual ShockaCon, a horror and science-fiction culture event, will possess Charleston Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Beni Kedem Shrine Center on Quarrier Street. Scheduled celebrity guests include Zach Galligan ("Gremlins),...
SpeakEasy Singles Socializing in September and Beyond
The SpeakEasy Singles social group will host or participate in a variety of activities for current and prospective members this month. The September roster of events includes:" Decades Dance, Saturday, Sept. 17The SpeakEasy Singles Decades Dance will...
Sports History
Sept. 141923 - Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Firpo in the second round for his last successful defense of his world heavyweight title, at Madison Square Garden in New York. 1947 - Jack Kramer beats Frank Parket to win the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association...
Stadium Issues, FCS Teams and the Big 12
Ye olde notebook:* Apparently all the noise from West Virginia University's first home football game wasn't cheers for the Mountaineers. According to reports, operations at Milan Puskar Stadium were, let's say, less than optimal. Mountaineer athletic...
Standings, Schedules
AMERICAN LEAGUEEast DivisionW L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home AwayBoston 81 62 .566 7-3 W-2 42-30 39-32 Toronto 79 64 .552 2 3- 7 W-1 42-30 37-34 Baltimore 78 65 .545 3 6-4 L-1 45-25 33-40 New York 76 67 .531 5 2 7-3 L-2 43-30 33-37 Tampa Bay 60 83 .420...
State Senate Candidates Don't Want 'Bathroom Bill' LGBT Law like N.C.'S
The West Virginia Senate's majority leader and his Democratic challenger in West Virginia's 4th Senate District say they would oppose legislation modeled after a North Carolina law that some argue can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. The...
SUGAR GROVE NAVY BASE AUCTION ; High Bidders Can't Complete Transaction
The high bidders for Sugar Grove Station in Pendleton County were "unable to complete the transaction," according to a news release from the U.S. General Services Administration. The anonymous online auction for the former Navy Information Operations...
TEAL DAY ; Program to Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer at State Capitol Saturday
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The CAMC Cancer Center, Cabin Creek Health Systems and Malden- based Good Living Assisted Living, along with many community volunteers, will sponsor a first-time ovarian cancer awareness program this weekend at the state...
The Faith and Works of Hillary
This is the inversion election, a contest in which so many of our familiar mental categories have been turned upside down. This year, it's the Republican presidential candidate who says the United States isn't great anymore and the Democrat who insists...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Raspberry Custard Cakes
I have a very small area of my garden devoted to red and gold raspberries. That tiny plot along a fence line produces gallons of berries, but you will never find my berries at the farmers market. It is rare to find local red raspberries and there is...
THE FOOD GUY ; Mamma Mia, This Is Good Pizza (and More) in Bridgeport
Every time a reader calls or writes, stops me in the grocery store or comes up in a restaurant to share a dining out recommendation they think I should try, I always put it on my "hit list of places to check out. Always.My recent "Tastiest Town adventures...
This Week in West Virginia History
The following events happened on these dates this week in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Sept. 14, 1898: Okey L. Patteson was born in Mingo County. Patteson, called the Great Persuader,"...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX - Activated OF Andrew Benintendi from the 15-day DL.MINNESOTA TWINS - Placed RHP Trevor May on the 15-day DL.TAMPA BAY RAYS - Designated RHP Tyler Sturdevant for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Dana Eveland...
UC Men's Soccer Back in No. 1 Spot
Another season, another climb for the University of Charleston men's soccer team to the nation's No. 1 ranking. The Golden Eagles (4-0-0) earned a berth in the top spot for the third straight year when they moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the NSCAA Division...
Weirton Fires Officer Who Wouldn't Shoot Man Wielding Gun
Stephen Mader was fired from the Weirton Police Department for not immediately shooting a man who had a gun, according to a lawyer for the family of the man, who was shot and killed by a different Weirton officer. Ronald "R.J." Williams, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania,...
Woolwine Memorial Football Game at Capital High Friday ; $1,000 Donation to Be Made to Hospice
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Beginning with the 2012 football season and continuing annually since, Capital High School has chosen to recognize the late Coach Jack D. Woolwine Jr.'s more than two decades of teaching and coaching dedication to the...
W.Va. Cashin Bestows WVU Scholarships to Putnam Students
Nitro-based West Virginia Cashin Recyclables has announced the recipients of its 2016-17 Putnam County Scholarships. Three $1,000 scholarships were available this year to undergraduate Putnam County residents who are students enrolled at West Virginia...
WVU Extension Specialists Share Healthy School Lunch Ideas
When kids are back in school and the whole family is busy, taking time to prepare school lunches can seem overwhelming. Luckily, packing a healthy, yet kid-friendly lunch is all about keeping it simple and making it fun, according to experts at the...
WVU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; Practice Time Helped Recharge Mountaineer QBs
MORGANTOWN - West Virginia used practice time last week to cure its ailing quarterbacks. Starter Skyler Howard didn't participate until scraping off the rust Friday. Backups William Crest and Chris Chugunov, who both had one turnover in two snaps when...
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