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Articles from October 19, 2016

Agreement Will Help Abused Kids in State Care
Children in West Virginia's juvenile justice system who say they've been sexually abused or assaulted will now get help from the state's child advocacy centers, where employees specialize in working with kids. At child advocacy centers, which serve...
AREA ROUNDUP ; Power Purchases New High-Def Video Board
The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced the purchase of a new high-definition LSI Smartvision LED video board and production suite to enhance home games at Appalachian Power Park. The new video board is roughly...
AROUND THE STATE ; McKinley Rebuke Part of Whats Wrong in D.C. Forcing Officials to Divest from Prior Careers Seems Restrictive
CLARKSBURG In late September, the House Ethics Committee rebuked West Virginia Rep. David McKinley, R-1st District, for not changing the name of his engineering firm when he was elected.For the sake of clarity, a rebuke is in effect a mild, public scolding....
Baseball Playoffs
WILD CARDTuesday, Oct. 4: Toronto 5, Baltimore 2, 11 inningsWednesday, Oct. 5: San Francisco 3, N.Y. Mets 0DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5 x-if necessary)American LeagueToronto 3, Texas 0Thursday, Oct. 6: Toronto 10, Texas 1Friday, Oct. 7: Toronto 5, Texas...
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS ; Blue Jays Stave off ALCS Elimination, Beat Indians 5-1
PLAYOFF GLANCE tuesdays games * ALCS: Blue Jays 5, Indians 1 * NLCS: Dodgers 6, Cubs 0 Wednesdays games * ALCS: Indians at Blue Jays, 4 p.m. (TBS) * NLCS: Cubs at Dodgers, 8 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)TORONTO - Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue...
Breakfast Buddies
Rock Branch Elementary School hosted its AllPro Dad Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 13. The breakfast gave dads and their children a special time together before the start of another school day. More than 200 dads, stepdads, grandpas and uncles packed the...
Bulletin Board
International sororityBeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational International Society will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the parlor of the Baptist Temple, corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. The speaker will be Charleston Police Sgt. Paul Perdue...
Calendar
Wednesday, Oct. 19Milton Library Storytime: The Milton Branch Library, 1140 Smith St., Milton, will host a storytime program from 10 to 11 a.m. Storytime includes music, crafts, stories and other activities for ages 3 to 5. For more information, call...
Car Owners Slam Volkswagen $10B Emissions Deal
SAN FRANCISCO - Several angry Volkswagen owners told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them for the automaker's emissions cheating scandal. Those owners objected to the settlement before U.S. District...
CHRISTIAN'S SPORTS BEAT ; Final Kicks for a Couple of Good Friends
HUNTINGTON -- When I started writing this column over three years ago, one of the first interviews I did was with Tommy Trupo and Trevor Starcher, two sophomores at the time for the Marshall University Thundering Herd men's soccer team. Fast forwarding...
Coding Club to Serve Kanawha, Jackson Schools
Three educators plan to start a new free computer coding club serving 80 students at seven Kanawha County public schools and two in Jackson County, with plans to increase the number of students served over the next half decade. The Kanawha Valley Coding...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ; Pleasant Surprises, Flops, Halfway Heisman
The first half of the 2016 college football featured the emergence of a new star quarterback, the re-emergence of an old Pac- 12 power and the end of an era at LSU. Texas is back! Nope.Houston to the playoff! Nah.Tom Herman to LSU? Tom Herman to Texas?...
ECLECTIC COLLECTION ; One Mans Junk on First Avenue in Nitro Has Something for Everyone
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188From its perch atop a high shelf, a 3-foot-tall Superman figure has a commanding view of what some might call junk, but others would call treasures. The square-jawed Man of Steel -- priced at $49.99 - - is perhaps a...
Fall Festivals, Fundraisers and Bazaars
The following fall festivals, bazaars and similar community activities have been submitted to Metro East for publication: Saturday, Oct. 22" From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a community cookout and fair, featuring free food, activities for children, and more,...
Farmers Hire Falconers to Chase Birds off Crops
Frustrated growers tired of seeing wild birds devastate their fruit crops are turning to raptors to patrol their fields, orchards and vineyards. This ancient predator-prey relationship is creating work for scores of falconers, who follow the seasonal...
FestivALL Fall to Celebrate the Arts in Autumn This Weekend
FestivALL Charleston will celebrate FestivALL Fall for its fifth consecutive year Oct. 21 through Oct. 23. The festival will extend the popular, city-wide, multi-arts summer event into autumn for a weekend full of visual art, music, dance, theater and...
First Sentry Bank Opens Putnam Location ; Merger Finalized with Rock Branch Community Bank
First Sentry Bank, a $600 million community bank headquartered in Huntington, has announced that it has officially opened in Putnam County, after completing its merger with Rock Branch Community Bank on Oct. 7. Rock BranchCommunity Bank will now operate...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; A Last Taste of Summer's Long Days
How about another go-round with a cookout or picnic before we have to don heavy coats? Make-believing we're still in the month of July, what do you think about trying an Italian burger and a little strawberry lemonade about now?It's a good thing if...
Hardy the Better Choice for Kanawha County ; Republican Challenger Wheeler Pushes for Change in Commission
Youve got to give Lance Wheeler credit. The aggressive young Republican is determined to win an election someday, and he is not afraid to take on the tough battles. This time, the recent St. Albans High and University of Kentucky graduate is going for...
Harvest Art Fair Planned on East End
The Charleston Women's Club at 1600 Virginia St., E., in Charleston will host the fourth annual Harvest Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. As an extension of FestivALL's Capitol Street Art Fair,...
Holgorsen Hopeful for Healthy Stable of Backs ; WVU NOTEBOOK
TCU AT WEST VIRGINIA When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday TV: ABC Latest line: West Virginia by 4 1/2MORGANTOWN - Running backs Justin Crawford and Kennedy McKoy both left last week's win at Texas Tech with injuries, and No. 12 West Virginia had yet to practice...
It's a 'Heat Wave'
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188When 39 singing and dancing Hurricane High School girls take to the stage, they're certain to generate a lot of show biz heat. In fact, you could call it a "Heat Wave, which is the name of Hurricane High's new, all-girl...
John Perdue ; W.Va. Treasurer
Under the leadership of Democratic Treasurer John Perdue, the Treasurers Office has computerized its bill-paying system, returned more than $160 million of unclaimed property to rightful owners, and launched the SMART529 plan in which more than 30,000...
Just Fast-Forward to Election Day
WASHINGTON - Make it stop. Won't somebody, please, make it stop?I realize my plea is in vain. We have three more weeks of this appalling spectacle in which a ridiculous comic-book villain - a cross between the Joker and the Penguin - is trying his best...
Leveraging Our Outrage on Child Sexual Abuse
When I was 16 years old, I reported to a mother that I believed the father of her children was sexually abusing her infant and child. I often babysat these children, and when they returned from a visit with their father, I discovered one child had signs...
Markets
TodayMattel earnings update Mattel delivers its latest quarterly report card today. The maker of Barbie, Hot Wheels and other toys is expected to show that its earnings and revenue were essentially flat in the third quarter from a year earlier. Beyond...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; Offensive Line Depth a Benefit for Herd
HUNTINGTON - Marshall's offensive line still needs to generate better numbers in the running game, but there is depth to the unit - enough to lead a game-winning drive when the situation demands it. That unit was down three of five starters at one point...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; QB Gives Charlotte New Look
HUNTINGTON - This is a different Charlotte team Marshall will face Saturday than it was a year ago. Or for that matter, last month.That was the advisory Thundering Herd coach Doc Holliday issued when discussing the 49ers, who are playing just their...
Metro East Calendar
Wednesday, Oct. 19Hernshaw UMC Revival: Hernshaw United Methodist Church will have 7 p.m. revival services, with evangelist Jeff Mosteller, each evening through Friday, Oct. 21. Musicians each night will include the church choir on Wednesday, Zack Keeney...
Metro West Calendar
Thursday, Oct. 20Oral Histories Program: Author, journalist and documentarian Eric Douglas will present "Capturing Memories: How to Record Oral Histories in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston at...
Miami Quietly Awaits End of NCAA Probation
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - For the University of Miami, probation is ending.Very little else will change.Miami's three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday. It satisfies...
Montgomery Hospital to Host Second Annual Senior Expo ; Nominations Sought UKV Senior Citizen of the Year
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The second annual Live Well Be Well Senior Expo will take place in the main lobby of Montgomery General Hospital from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Lou Ann Bowen, a longtime nurse anesthetist at Montgomery...
MU Creates Addiction-Specialist Post
To help combat the region's problem with opioid addiction, Marshall University is creating an addiction-specialist position to pull together resources from the its schools of pharmacy and medicine. University President Jerome Gilbert announced this...
NFL ; Belichick Fed Up with NFL Tech
BOSTON - Bill Belichick is throwing in the towel in his ongoing fight with the use of tablets on the sideline. Responding to a question in a conference call Tuesday about headset issues the Patriots had during last week's win over the Bengals, Belichick...
NFL ; Roethlisberger Officially out against Pats
PITTSBURGH - As a general rule, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't get too caught up in the emotional toll of a loss or the carnage it can leave behind. Yes, going over Sunday's lifeless, sloppy showing in Miami wasn't pleasant. It's not...
Obama to Trump: 'Stop Whining'
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump for sowing suspicion about the integrity of the U.S. election, telling the Republican presidential nominee to "stop whining" and focus on winning votes. Obama called Trump's intensifying,...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAhlers, Linda Atkins, Evelyn Belaire, Margaret Bennett, Stella Burns, Rodney Carnegie, Frank Clay, Patricia Crislip, Marjorie Davis, Daelyn Edds, Donald Frazier, David Gray, Ruth Hatcher, Dorothy King, Phyllis Lonsinger, Mark Mattox-Knicely,...
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With everything else on your October calendar, it's possible you're unaware that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not any more, though.While most people are aware of the risks of breast cancer, it's a timely reminder to schedule a mammogram/check-up,...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Get Ready for the Day of Listening and Save Memories
I was young, just 3 or 4 years old, when my maternal grandfather died. There are a few pictures of me sitting on his lap, but I honestly don't remember him. I was about 10 when my grandmother remarried and I became part of a blended family. I was reminded...
Pet Halloween Costume Contest/benefit Sunday in Hurricane
To benefit New Hope Animal Rescue, the 20th annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest is scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Hurricane. Sponsored by Lester Raines Honda, the contest will take place in the large shelter of Valley Park in Hurricane, near the...
PGA TOUR ; Tour Rookie Started Late, Taught Himself
NAPA, Calif. - Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didn't have an equipment...
Pickers Paradise Antique Mall Packs Up to New, Larger Locale ; Sissonville Drive Site Closing on Tuesday
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Paradise just became more prodigious this month for bargain and old-time beauty bounty hunters. Pickers Paradise, that is, the antique mall that's closing its doors at its 2390 Sissonville Drive, Charleston, on Tuesday,...
PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK ; Martinsburg the Only Sure Thing in Class AAA
There aren't many sure things when it comes to the Class AAA playoff race this year - with one glaring exception. That's the team at the top, 8-0 Martinsburg, the lone AAA unbeaten, which has scored the most points by far in its division and allowed...
Prep Soccer
Sectional tournamentsBoysClass AAARegion 3 Section 1At Trace ForkTuesday's gamesGeorge Washington 8, South Charleston 0; St. Albans 6, Capital 2Thursday's championship gameNo. 2 St. Albans vs. No. 1 George Washington, 7:30 p.m.Region 3 Section 2Tuesday's...
Prep Soccer
Sectional tournamentsBoysClass AAARegion 3 Section 1At Trace ForkTuesday's gamesNo. 4 South Charleston vs. No. 1 George Washington, 5:30 p.m.; No. 3 Capital vs. No. 2 St. Albans, 7:30 p.m. Thursday's championship gameSC/GW winner vs. Capital/SA winner,...
PREP SOCCER SECTIONAL ROUNDUP ; Nitro Boys Advance to Sectional Title Game
Seth Jordan tallied four goals and eight Nitro players scored in the Wildcats 11-0 rout of visiting Point Pleasant in the Class AA-A Region 4 Section 1 boys soccer tournament Tuesday. Justin Mayfield, Joseph Humphrey, Sam Click, Derek Waugh, Dominic...
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ; FirstEnergy Clear to Seek Plant Transfer
The Public Service Commission has ruled that FirstEnergy, the parent company of MonPower and Potomac Edison, does not need to accept bids for other energy sources before asking the PSC for additional power plant capacity. The ruling clears the path...
Putnam County Schools Observes Attendance Awareness Month in September
Putnam County Schools and Superintendent John Hudson joined the nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. During September, Putnam County Schools raised awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focused on reducing...
PUTNAM REZONING CONCERNS ; Residents Worry over Potential 'Commercial' Designation
Concerned residents spoke out against rezoning property off North Poplar Fork Road in Putnam County Tuesday. The proposed rezoning would change six parcels from "R-1 single family residential to "C- 2 high density commercial district, allowing for commercial development...
READERS' Vent
Since the corrupt media, including this newspaper, is trying to determine this election, I would call for a boycott on CNN, NBC, ABC and any other station that runs a marque at the bottom telling Trumps problems but not Hillary's problems. Hillary Clinton...
Report: Cut Carriers, Invest in Lasers to Combat Russia, China
The U.S. military is at infliction point. Unable to remove itself completely from two protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has been forced to respond to a resurgent Russia and a rising China, while remaining ready to combat myriad terrorist threats...
Reports: Miner Died in Underground Collision
A miner who died earlier this year in Taylor County was killed by a collision between the underground mine train he was operating and a ventilation control airlock door, according to reports from state and federal investigators. Eric Meddings, 50, of...
Schilling Eyes US Senate Run vs. Warren
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees, and said that he's ultimately responsible for the collapse of his video game company in Rhode Island,...
SOCIAL SECURITY ; Benefits to Rise $4
WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds...
SPORTS Briefs
Bridgeport takes over top of SSAC AA ratingsThe Martinsburg, Bridgeport and East Hardy football teams sit at No. 1 in Class AAA, Class AA and Class A, respectively, in this weeks SSAC playoff ratings, released Tuesday. After Martinsburg in Class AAA,...
Sports History
Oct. 191940 Alabama ends Tennessee's defensive scoreless streak of 71 quarters but still loses 27-12. Tennessee hadn't allowed a point since Oct. 29, 1938, when it beat LSU 14-6. 1957 Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadians scores his 500th career...
STATE Briefs
Drug Take Back Day to be held SaturdayCharleston Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the National Take Back Day on Saturday. This is a chance for the public to turn in unused or expired prescription...
States Seek to Reassure Voters, Tighten Poll Security
INSIDE: Tennant, other secretaries of state defend integrity of election 1CFacing unprecedented warnings of a "rigged election from Donald Trump, state officials around the country are rushing to reassure the public, and some are taking subtle steps...
State to Follow CDC on Opioid Rx's
West Virginia is taking steps to clamp down on the proliferation of prescription opioids, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday. Starting in January, doctors who prescribe pain pills to Medicaid patients and to public employees with state health insurance...
Stop the Public Embarrassments ; A Watchdog Attitude Can Catch And
For a state that is awash in traditional values, West Virginia seems to have more than its share of public and business scandal, doesnt it? Worse, we seem to be getting used to it. For example, take the recent events surrounding Mylan Pharmaceuticals...
Tennant, NASS Refute Claims of Rigged Election
Secretary of State Natalie Tennant joined with other members of the National Association of Secretaries of State in issuing a statement Tuesday defending the integrity of the election process, in light of claims by Republican presidential candidate Donald...
THE FARMER'S TABLE ; Fresh Fig Skewers
I've written a lot about figs lately. Figs can be finicky to grow, but they are worth the time and effort when harvest season rolls around in September and October. When I was a child, Fig Newtons were a favorite cookie. I was a teen when I first tasted...
THE FOOD GUY ; Bugging out over the Best Burgers
Hey, Charleston, hit me with your best burger!Not, like, physically. But I really am curious to know who you think serves up the best hamburger in town. All the recent on- again, off-again talk about Fayetteville's mega-popular Secret Sandwich Society...
The Great Pumpkin ; Plumbing the Depths of Our Favorite Fall Flavor
Paul Smith jokingly says pumpkin is becoming the new truffle - but he might be onto something. "Everyone is doing something with pumpkin right now, said Smith, executive chef at Buzz Food Services.As the leaves begin to change and temperatures begin...
This Week in West Virginia History
The following events occurred this week in West Virginia history:Oct. 19, 1894: Historian and illustrator Julius Allan DeGruyter was born in Charleston. A self-taught painter and illustrator, DeGruyter's art appeared in numerous exhibits and is represented...
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueOAKLAND ATHLETICS Named Chip Hale third base coach, Jeff Collins assistant athletic trainer and Josh Cuffe strength and conditioning coach. Texas LeagueFRISCO ROUGHRIDERS Named Michelle Hardman vice president of ballpark events.Can-Am...
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON FOOTBALL ; Little Things Add Up to Big Problems for UC
Many times, the difference between winning and losing a football game is minuscule. A play goes one way, a team converts on a crucial third down - there are several small elements that can sometimes be overlooked that will often leave a lasting impression on...
VIEWERS' GUIDE ; Candidates Hone Final Arguments for Debate
WASHINGTON - It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as "Secretary Clinton." By Round 2 he was back to calling Hillary Clinton "the devil."...
WELLS FARGO FALLOUT ; Little W.Va. Money in Bank
While Ohio Gov. John Kasich has joined at least two other states and several municipalities in suspending Wells Fargo from doing business with the them, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has not issued a similar ban in West Virginia, his spokeswoman said Tuesday....
WMS SADD Chapter to Host Fundraising Zombie Walk
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The Winfield Middle School Students Against Destructive Decisions (or SADD) chapter welcomes you to be dead on your feet the week before Halloween, for a ghoulish, but good cause. The WMS SADD students will host the...
WVSU Inducts Alumni into ROTC Hall of Fame
A Medal of Honor winner was among the West Virginia State University alumni honored recently during the school's Homecoming celebration During a ceremony in the James C. Wilson University Union, a bust honoring Maj. Gen. Charles C. Rogers, a 1951 WVSU graduate,...
WVU FOOTBALL ; WVU's Molina: Dream of a Column
MORGANTOWN - It's the sports columnist's dream.Local boy does good.OK, strike that.Local boy overcomes obstacles and does good.Wait, wait, wait.Local boy overcomes obstacles and does good for one of the nation's top college football teams. That's the...
Your Views
Morrisey offers no alternative to CPPThis year is expected to be earths hottest year in modern times, smashing the 2014 record year, which broke the 2013 record, etc. There is no doubt the earth is warming, and there is no doubt within the scientific...
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