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Articles from February 1, 2017

100 Years Ago, Girl Scouts Stumbled upon a Recipe for Success: Selling Cookies
Girl Scout Sophia Rubeiz says selling Girl Scout cookies is like an art. She should know. The 15-year-old has been at it for nine years. "When I was younger, I just got relatives to buy cookies, she says. "Now I have so many customers, and I'm better...
10 Apply for Seat on Kanawha Commission
Ten people have applied to replace Dave Hardy as one of three Kanawha County commissioners, but a few of them may not qualify for the position. The list, which was announced Tuesday morning, includes Patricia Hamilton, former head of the West Virginia Association...
10-Term House Member Otis Leggett Dies at 97
Otis Leggett, a former educator and former Republican delegate from Pleasants County, died on Monday. He was 97. Growing up on a remote farm in Doddridge County, Leggett was one of nine children and was the first and only of the nine to graduate high...
A Bite-by-Bite Recap of Charleston Restaurant Week
For the first two years of Charleston Restaurant Week - pretty much the most highly-anticipated local culinary celebration, like, ever - I was mostly out of town. Then last year, I waited too long to make coveted reservations and wasn't able to get...
Area Groceries Owner Charged with Domestic Assault
Police responded to the home of a local grocery store owner overnight Monday after someone called 911 and hung up the phone. When police arrived at Don Tate's home, his wife told police that he had pointed a pearl-handled revolved at her, according...
Browser's Paradise
The fancy chandelier is not for sale, but everything else is at the recently opened S&S New 2 U thrift store in Dunbar. And there's plenty of "everything else for bargain hunters and treasure hunters to choose from in the thrift shop that, unless you're...
Bulletin Board
Bulletin BoardLibrary book talkAuthor Calvin Ramsey of Baltimore will visit the Dunbar Branch Library and Main Library Saturday to present his children's book, "Ruth and the Green Book. The book focuses on a young African- American girl in the 1950s...
Bulletin Board
Southern Gospel Concert: The Homeland Southern Gospel Choir will be in concert, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Community Chapel, 52187 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes. Garage Sale: The Cross Lanes United Methodist Church Women will host their annual...
Businessman Retires after 38 Years at the Ziebart Helm
Bill Gill sat on a Saturday morning at the Charleston Civic Center in an unassuming, red folding chair next to a new, red Toyota Tundra. He watched quietly as people passed by, talking amongst themselves, taking part in the annual West Virginia Hunting...
Calendar
Thursday, Feb. 2Creation Science Meeting: The Kanawha Creation Science Group will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene, 4923 Kentucky St., South Charleston. The meeting will include a live...
Calendar
Christian Rap Concert: Teays Valley Church of God will host Christian rap artist Yung D. of C. in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). A love offering will be received. Yung D. of C. is a rapper from Pickertington, Ohio. He has performed...
Caperton Hires DEP Advocate
Four days after firing the Department of Environmental Protection's environmental advocate, DEP Secretary Austin Caperton on Tuesday filled the spot, over the objections of dozens of citizen groups who are furious about the removal of Wendy Radcliff...
Catching Up with Ex-WVU Players Wilson, Dolly and Kintz
Ye olde notebook:On Tuesday, I had a chance to reach out to new West Virginia State University running backs coach Quincy Wilson. It started with a jab and a laugh."What the heck, I asked, "do you know about running backs?Wilson, of course, won the...
Comcast Unveils Cable TV without Cable Box
Comcast Corp. is making its Xfinity TV service available to subscribers with Roku Inc. set-top players via a new app, paving the way for customers of the nation's largest cable provider to watch live programming without the cost or hassle of a cable...
ETSU Bluegrass Group Coming to Charleston
In 1982, when Jack Tottle initiated Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University, no four- year university had ever attempted anything like it. In fact, there were more than a few in the academic community, some...
Ex-President's War on Coal Ends Now
House act will rescind Obama's last volleys against West VirginiaIn the final weeks of his administration, President Barack Obama pushed forward yet another job-killing regulation aimed at West Virginia's coal miners. Having lost thousands of coal jobs...
Falcons Worried about Handling of Painkillers
A string of emails that began in 2010 with the Atlanta Falcons head trainer and reached all the way to owner Arthur Blank showed a franchise worried about its "excessive reliance on painkillers to treat players and the potential embarrassment that could...
Fierce Fight Expected with Dems on Gorsuch
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court Tuesday night, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for...
Fight Schedule
Steelers' Rooney expects Roethlisberger backPITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Art Rooney II expects quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to return next season. Roethlisberger said last week he needed to evaluate things before committing to playing...
Five County Schools Obtain Innovation in Education Grants
In December and January, the West Virginia Board of Education approved more than $695,000 in Innovation in Education grant funding for five Kanawha County schools. Forty-three schools across the state applied for the funds, 14 have been awarded funding...
Free Tax Preparation Being Offered at Hurricane City Hall
Free tax preparation will be available this tax season at Hurricane City Hall for those who qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a refundable federal tax credit for eligible working families. Families may receive money back even if they...
Freshman Spearheads Attack for Generals Girls
Winfield ascended to a tie for first in the Class AA girls basketball poll released on Jan. 23, reaching heights that were unimagined in recent seasons. Helping to lead the Generals there is an athletic point guard that had never played high school...
Golf
PGA TOURWASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPENSite: Scottsdale, Ariz.Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,216. Par: 71.Purse: $6.7 million (First place: $1,206,000).Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday- Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel),...
Governor Finally Sees Reality of Budget Crisis
State could consider privatizing services to reduce impact of cutsAs the nascent Justice administration begins to contemplate just what a state government budget with a fourth of its revenue gone looks like, we are finally hearing utterances from our...
Group Forms to Oppose Transfer
As FirstEnergy seeks to offload one of its uncompetitive power plants onto West Virginia ratepayers, an organization has been established to oppose the potential move consumer and renewable energy advocates say would harm electric consumers with increased rates....
Heart Month Isn't Just about Valentine's Day
There is a month for everything any more. I did a quick search online and found a list that averaged five different observances for every month, except for one. For some reason, July only has one month-long observance. July is National Ice Cream Month....
Heart Month Isn't Just about Valentine's Day
There is a month for everything any more. I did a quick search online and found a list that averaged five different observances for every month, except for one. For some reason, July only has one month-long observance. July is National Ice Cream Month....
Herd Signees Traveling Various Roads
There may not be many players signing letters of intent to come to Marshall on National Signing Day - fewer than a dozen, it seems - but the class couldn't have been that large. For one thing, there was a small senior class that left last November.Not...
Herd-UC Soccer Exhibition Set April 1
Marshall and the University of Charleston will play a spring exhibition soccer game at 7 p.m. on April 1 at the Veteran's Memorial Soccer Complex in Huntington. The Herd is coached by Chris Grassie, who came to Marshall in January after six seasons...
Huge Rally Lifts Indians to Win
Down by as many as 14 points early in the third quarter Tuesday night, Sissonville looked like it was headed nowhere fast. The Indians shot just 20.6 percent in the first half against a much taller Logan squad and were getting their shots rejected with regularity.However,...
Hurricane Baptists, Community Members Helping Richwood Church Rebuild after Flooding
One Putnam County church is leading the efforts to help rebuild a church flooded this summer. Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hurricane has led a movement to rebuild Cherry River Southern Baptist Church in Richwood. Cherry River, which is a "plant church...
Imani, Irish Sink Crusaders 62-49
Kevin Imani had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Charleston Catholic to a 62-49 victory over Parkersburg Catholic Tuesday at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Facility. It marks the first win of the season for the Irish against...
Israel to Permit 9 Venezuelan Jewish Converts to Immigrate
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities said Tuesday that nine Venezuelan Jewish converts will be allowed to move to Israel in light of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, reversing an earlier decision to keep them out. Israel's Interior Ministry had initially...
It's Simple: Dems Must Vote
Many Democrats hope the massive demonstrations against Donald Trump will evolve into a Democratic tea party. Sloppy rollouts of incoherent policy dressed in malevolence can rile people up. But Democrats must first understand what made the tea party...
LeBron Labels Barkley 'A Hater' for Criticism
CLEVELAND - LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles.After he was criticized by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland's front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas....
Loco Moco with Mushroom Gravy
Loco Moco is one of Hawaii's distinctive regional dishes. The basic Loco Moco starts with a mound of white rice topped with a firm but tender hamburger patty, fried egg and brown gravy. Today, there are many gourmet variations. The origins of many dishes...
Marshall Coach Suspended after Arrest in Hurricane
Marshall basketball assistant coach Chris Duhon was arrested last month by Hurricane police on a charge of driving while his license was revoked for driving under the influence. Duhon, 34, was booked into the Western Regional Jail at 3:30 a.m. Saturday,...
Meet-and-Greet Session with Farmers Monday in Red House
The West Virginia State University Extension Service is partnering with representatives from a variety of agricultural agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to host a meet-and-greet session with farmers at the Armed Forces Reserve Center...
Mountaineers Branching out from Once-Fertile South Florida
MORGANTOWN - On Oct. 12, 2008, the eventual career leader in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns at Clemson decommitted from West Virginia University. Tajh Boyd was gone, and the immediate implications were deemed dire for the Mountaineers. They...
No. 7 WVU 85, IOWA ST. 72
FG FT RebWVU Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTSAdrian 35 7-10 7-8 5-11 0 4 23Ahmad 29 5-10 3-3 2-5 1 1 14Macon 7 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 0J.Carter 36 2-6 0-0 0-1 4 3 4Miles 26 3-10 0-0 2-2 3 1 9Phillip 19 4-7 5-7 0-3 1 3 15Myers 16 3-6 2-2 0-2 3 0 8Konate 13 2-3 0-0 1-4...
North Carolina Hangs on for 80-78 Win over Pitt
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 12 North Carolina held on for an 80-78 home win over Pittsburgh Tuesday night.. Joel Berry II had 19 points, Isaiah Hicks added 18 and Kennedy Meeks finished with 10 for the Tar Heels (20-4,...
Obituaries
Mabel Dailey, 82, of Hurricane, died on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Chaplin Pete Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery....
Patriots Owner Kraft Pulls Some Punches, and Throws Some Others
HOUSTON - Robert Kraft is pulling his punches over "Deflategate.Well, some of them.While the New England Patriots owner and once close confidant of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to celebrate yet another trip to the Super Bowl this week, he also...
Pharmacy in Mingo Town Received Nearly 9M Pills
KERMIT - This town of 392 people in Southern West Virginia is suing out-of-state drug distributors that shipped nearly 9 million highly addictive pain pills to a single pharmacy there in just two years. Kermit Mayor Charles Sparks and town council members...
Pitts, Etheridge among State's Major-College Signings
Another solid crop of recruits from the state of West Virginia is set to join the ranks of major-college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day. Of the nine players expected to sign their letters of intent today, three are committed to West...
Poca Senior Ascends from Sixth-Man Role to Starter, Leader on Dots Squad
Through the years, Poca basketball player J.P. Phillips bided his time and practiced against some of the program's all-time best players, and now he's looking to leave his mark, too. Phillips, a senior, crafted and improved his game practicing with...
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Blotter
Jan. 20-22:ARREST: Special Enforcement Unit arrested James Juba, from Hurricane, for Fraudulent Use of an Access Device, four counts. ARREST: Deputy M.J. Adkins arrested a male from Winfield, for Driving on a Revoked License DUI Related.ARREST: Sergeant...
Questions Linger for Thrasher Businesses
Woody Thrasher, West Virginia's new secretary of the Department of Commerce, owns one of the largest engineering firms in the state, and like his new boss, he still has to figure out what to do with his businesses now that he has joined state government....
Readers' Vent
I'm from another county and have been watching the news on the board of education on Nicholas County. The superintendent shows no respect to these kids, these teachers, these parents. I think she should be put off the board. She has no respect. If you...
Residents Express Concerns over Potential Mobile Park, Consider Nitro Annexation
Dorothy Harrison and Larry Priddy have spent almost four decades living along the same street in Hulbert Heights, an unincorporated neighborhood outside of Nitro. They say their neighborhood was safe and quiet, with few issues popping up. Priddy said...
Reunions
The following events occurred this week in West Virginia history:Feb. 1, 1832: Education reformer Alexander Luark Wade was born. Wade reorganized rural Monongalia County schools to require progress through eight prescribed levels with a graduating exercise...
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble Hosting Valentine's Day Gala
For a Valentine's Day date that includes dancing with your sweetheart -- and dance education benefits for youths, consider being a guest at the Valentine's Day Gala hosted by the Kanawha City- based River City Youth Ballet Ensemble. The RCYBE's Valentine's...
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble Hosting Valentine's Day Gala
Charleston residents named to Miami University president's listMiami University students who are ranked in the top 3 percent of undergraduate students within each division for the 2016-17 semester at the Oxford, Ohio, school, have been named to the president's...
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble Hosting Valentine's Day Gala Fundraiser in Charleston
For a Valentine's Day date that includes dancing with your sweetheart -- and dance education benefits for youths, consider being a guest at the Valentine's Day Gala hosted by the Kanawha City- based River City Youth Ballet Ensemble. The RCYBE's Valentine's...
Sanders Coming to City on Feb. 12
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who ran for president in the Democratic primary last spring, will be in Charleston in a couple of weeks. Sanders will be promoting a new book on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.Tickets...
School Board Lauds Handling of Reported HHS Threat
Putnam County Board of Education members say they are proud of how the school district handled a potential threat to Hurricane High School last month. Superintendent John Hudson said Putnam County Schools received information from a student that there...
Sled Hockey Events Being Planned for MarchVolunteers, Players Sought
Charleston Sled Hockey, a division of USA Disabled Hockey, is a small sled hockey team based at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena, 20 RHL Boulevard, South Charleston, with 2017 play expected to begin around mid-March. "Sled hockey is regular hockey,...
Small Staff Rounds Up Pennington's First Signing Class
It has been less than a week since John Pennington was named the permanent head coach of the West Virginia State football program after serving as interim coach since December. On Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets will announce their next batch of future...
St. Albans Back on Track with Drubbing of Cabell Midland
Following a disappointing 59-56 loss to Spring Valley, a team St. Albans had beaten by nine points earlier in the season, Red Dragons coach Scott James challenged his team. While Tuesday's game against Cabell Midland wasn't perfect, a couple of strong...
State Briefs
WESTON - Authorities in North Central West Virginia say an 8- year-old girl has died after a car she was riding in went over an embankment and into the West Fork River. Lewis County sheriff's Chief Deputy R.W. Hyre said in a statement that Payden Farnsworth was...
State's Loss
DEP firingsA restructuring to save money was the official reason given for the firings? DEP won't say how much money is saved. Were the two employees not effective? More likely they were too effective in different roles of communicating with the public,...
St. Olaf Ensemble Brings Choral Brilliance to Clay
The St. Olaf Choir, led by conductor Anton Armstrong, sang brilliantly in a program that ranged over nearly 500 years of music, Tuesday night at the Clay Center. The choir from Minnesota's St. Olaf College clasped hands and swayed gently and organically...
Study: Nearly 60 Percent of Children like Reading for Fun
NEW YORK - Nearly six out of 10 young people ages 6-17 say they read for fun, according to a new study from Scholastic and YouGov, a percentage that has dipped slightly since a 2010 report. Fifty- eight percent of those surveyed said they either loved...
Tennis
ATP World Tour rankingsThrough Jan. 29Singles1. Andy Murray, Britain, 115402. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 98253. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, 56954. Milos Raonic, Canada, 49305. Kei Nishikori, Japan, 48306. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 43857. Marin Cilic, Croatia,...
'The Arena' Event Venue Opens in Former Value City Furniture Store in Jefferson
What do you do with an empty, 43,000-square-foot building that once housed a furniture store? You retro-fit it to serve another use.That's what Bill Ellis and his family did with their building at 6400 MacCorkle Ave., S.W., in the community of Jefferson,...
The Fight against School Choice
Trump's pick for Education secretary takes on vested education interestsArne Duncan, the long-serving U.S. secretary of education who once ran Chicago's low-performing public schools, sends his young children to an elite private school in the same city....
The Fight against School Choice
America is a nation made of immigrantsThe most patriotic (not to be confused with nationalistic or jingoistic) people I know are immigrants. They deeply appreciate the opportunities this country gives them, even if, in some cases, the fallout from our...
Top State School Board Officials Resign
The president and vice president of the West Virginia Board of Education have resigned effective immediately, according to a news release sent out around 7 p.m. Tuesday by the state Department of Education's spokeswoman. The move comes after Gov. Jim...
Trump Calls for Lower Drug Prices, Fewer Regulations
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump met with leaders of some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies Tuesday morning and emphasized the need to lower "astronomical drug prices, decrease regulations and bring drug manufacturing back into the United States....
Trump's Travel Ban Disrupting Academic Pursuits
BOSTON - Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engineering, with untold numbers...
UC Hopes to Build off Big Win
Coming off a big win over No. 9 Wheeling Jesuit, the Charleston men's basketball team is looking to win back-to-back Mountain East Conference games for the first time since early in December when it hosts Urbana Wednesday at the Wehrle Athletic Arena....
Underage Drinking targetedStokes Grocery in Buffalo Partners with Putnam Wellness Coalition
The beer cooler at Stokes Grocery store in Buffalo is off limits to minors.And lest anyone forget that buying alcohol for anyone younger than 21 is against the law, members of Buffalo High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions gathered at Stokes...
West Side Resident Opens S & S New 2 U Thrift Store
The fancy chandelier is not for sale, but everything else is at the recently opened S&S New 2 U thrift store in Dunbar. And there's plenty of "everything else for bargain hunters and treasure hunters to choose from in the thrift shop that, unless you're...
Wife Is Surprised Her Soul Mate Is Looking for Sex with Men
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 35 years. Our sex life was never very active, but we have been each other's soul mates and best friends. We had a rough few years early on, but managed to come back together, and our relationship is great....
Wizards Win, Grab Share of Division Lead
WASHINGTON - Bradley Beal went shot for shot with Carmelo Anthony and then some as the Washington Wizards blew out the New York Knicks 117-101 Tuesday night to move into a tie for first place in the Southeast Division. Beal scored 28 points, Markieff...
Woman Turns Sweet Dream of Running Cookie Business into Reality
In her high school yearbook, Jordan Dotson is quoted saying that in five years she sees herself owning her own bakery. It's been a little more than five years, but the 2008 South Charleston High School graduate is almost there.That quote has been in...
Workers at Trump's Hotel in D.C. Vote to Join Union
WASHINGTON - Workers at President Trump's Washington hotel have voted to join one of America's leading labor unions, setting the stage for potentially tense labor negotiations at one of Trump's most high-profile businesses a few blocks from the White...
Worthy Effort
WVU plays like top-10 team, rolls past Iowa St.AMES, Iowa - Ranked No. 7 for the third time this season, West Virginia finally found a performance to justify its spot in the top 10. The Mountaineers built and preserved a large lead and made some meaningful...
WVSU Adds 2 to Staff
Less than a day after announcing the first new hire for his coaching staff, West Virginia State coach John Pennington added two more coaches to his team by bringing in Travis Everhart and Reed Williams. Everhart will serve as the team's assistant coach...
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