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Articles from February 10, 2016

AEP Representative Shares Methods to Lower Power Bills
"Everybody's electric bill is too high, Jim Fawcett told Putnam Rotary members on Jan. 19 in Hurricane. "And it seems people who can least afford the cost have the highest bills. "Low income families often live in older housing and in housing which...
Altidore out to Avoid Injury with Big Year Ahead
CARSON, Calif. - Jozy Altidore feels he has watched far too many of the United States' biggest games from the sidelines over the past nine years, so he decided to do something about it. The striker showed up to the team's annual January camp one week...
Applications Being Accepted for Free Summer Home Repair Program
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The City of Hurricane is accepting applications for free home repairs for qualified homeowners during the last two weeks of July. Labor and materials are provided at no charge to qualifying low- income, elderly or disabled...
AREA ROUNDUP ; MU Continues Online Season-Ticket Renewal Program
Marshall is continuing its online season-ticket renewal program, which began last Wednesday. The web site is herdzone.com; hover over the "tickets tab and click "2016 Season Tickets Renewal. The ticket office is offering prizes awarded at random to...
A TEST OF METAL ; Culinary Conquerors Crowned in Cast Iron Clash
It was less than 24 hours before the competition would literally heat up, but Chef Stephen Owens of Buffalo Diner seemed to be at ease as he went over his proposed menu for Saturday's Cast Iron Cook- Off with his sous chef, Ilyana Kano. "I kept things...
Birth Control ; Culture War Reversal
Why have conservatives spent a century attacking womens right to birth control? Except for the Catholic Church, which thinks contraception is sinful, its hard to fathom why right-wing Americans stay on the warpath. Early in the 1900s, Planned Parenthood...
BOYS BASKETBALL ; Poca Gets Past Scott's Slow-Down
POCA - Scott commanded the battle dictating pace, but Poca won the war with a 40-29 victory on Tuesday night, extending its dominant run against Mountain State opponents. The visiting Skyhawks (7-11) entered the contest determined to slow the game against...
BOYS BASKETBALL - SHOOTOUT AT THE BIG HOUSE ; Tigers Break out, Beat Catholic
Over the years, plenty of good-shooting teams have come into the Civic Center and thrown up brick after brick. For Chapmanville Regional, the Civic Center backdrop had a different effect Tuesday night. The Tigers canned 8 of 15 tries from 3-point range,...
Bulletin Board
Parks and recreation meeting ThursdayThe Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission's Finance/ Golf Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Coonskin Administrative Office, Coonskin Park. County Commission special meeting ThursdayThe Kanawha...
Bulletin Board
Hurricane TOPS: Tops WV 150 in Hurricane meets at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, U.S. 60, Hurricane, on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Weigh-ins start at 6 p.m. Call 304-743-5885 for more information. Senior Exercise Class: Teays Valley Church of God, 6979...
Calendar
Ash Wednesday Service: Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, in Fraziers Bottom, will be offering an Ash Wednesday service at noon, offering the imposition of ashes and Communion. A covered- dish luncheon will be served afterward. For more information,...
CHRISTIAN'S SPORTS BEAT ; Let Gravity Be Your Friend
Last month was National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and, due to a lack of snow one time and too much snow on another occasion, causing school to be canceled, I finally got have my first experience on ski slopes. I have been snowtubing a bunch...
CJCC Students Take Part in National Groundhog Job Shadow Day
The Charleston Job Corps Center participated in National Groundhog Job Shadow Day throughout Charleston on Feb. 2. CJCC Leadership students' "job shadowed at the district office of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, CASCI, Charleston...
Clubs & Organizations
Putnam GOP Women: Putnam County Republican Women meet at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane. Dinner is available for $14. For more information, contact Nancy Bradley at 304-562-3020 or nlbelieve@yahoo.com...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ; Louisville's Pitino Awaits Interview about Sex Scandal
Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about an escort's book allegations that a former Louisville staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. Pitino has said repeatedly...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ; Purdue Beats No. 8 Michigan State in OT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Raphael Davis made one of two free throws with 4.6 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night to help No. 18 Purdue pull off an 82-81 upset over No. 8 Michigan State. The Boilermakers (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) snapped a seven-game losing...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ; South Carolina Could Move to the Top of SEC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina could end up atop the Southeastern Conference standings, if the Gamecocks can defend their homecourt this week. South Carolina (20-3, 7-3 SEC) hosts league- leader LSU (15-8, 8-2) on Wednesday night before playing No....
Court Puts Clean Power Plan on Hold ; Obama Initiative Must Wait to Continue until Legal Challenges Finish
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory...
CP Drops Proxy Fight in Bid for Norfolk Southern
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. will ask Norfolk Southern Corp. shareholders to pressure the U.S. railroad's management and board into starting merger talks, dropping plans for a proxy fight. Canada's second-largest railroad said it plans to submit a resolution...
DAR Chapter Supports Veterans in Variety of Ways; Valentine's Dinner Planned Saturday
The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Membership is open to any women 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion...
Diverse Group against RFRA
A small business owner, a reverend, lawmakers, a West Virginia University official and civil rights advocates on Tuesday spoke against a bill that purports to restore religious freedom in West Virginia. Fairness West Virginia, the state's LGBT rights...
Don't Be Fooled by Harmful Charter School Bill
When it comes to our neighborhood schools, we need to ensure they are places where parents want to send their children, educators want to teach and students thrive. This takes resources, hard work and collaboration - as we are doing in McDowell County....
Dots' Show Still Worth the Price of Admission
POCA - Luke Frampton hasn't been feeling well at all.In fact, until Tuesday morning, Poca High basketball coach Allen Osborne didn't know if he'd have his standout for the Scott game. The ol' stomach bug had bitten. But Frampton showed. So did his team...
Entitlement Is Such a Toxic Word ; Politicians Years Ago Pushed Pyramid Scheme That Is Coming Due Today
During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is entitlement. To hear some politicians tell it, we are all entitled to...
Extreme Country Dance Club Still Kickin' It
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The Extreme Country Dance Club is continuing a nearly 20-year- old, upbeat, down-home Friday night tradition at the Elk Elementary Center, off U.S. 119 between Mink Shoals and Big Chimney. From 7 until 9 p.m. every Friday...
FEDERAL MONEY ; Final Obama Budget Includes Proposed Help for Coalfields
INSIDE: Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget.President Obama's proposed spending plan for the next government budget yet again includes programs aimed at helping the economy in coalfield communities that are struggling as the mining...
Five WVSU Students Awarded McNair Scholarship for Grad School
Five West Virginia State University undergraduate students have been awarded the prestigious McNair Scholarship, which helps students prepare for graduate school. Those awarded McNair Scholarships were:" Miranda Buckley, a senior from St. Albans, majoring...
Five WVSU Students Awarded McNair Scholarship for Grad School
Five West Virginia State University undergraduate students have been awarded the prestigious McNair Scholarship, which helps students prepare for graduate school. Those awarded McNair Scholarships were:" Miranda Buckley, a senior from St. Albans, majoring...
Free-Falling Countries and Oil
NEW YORK - One of Donald Trump's stock campaign lines is that the Iran nuclear agreement was "terrible. I'm beginning to wonder if that's true, but in a sense opposite of what he means. Iran has ended up with a much worse deal than it expected. Remember,...
FROM THE KITCHEN ; Greek Walnut Cake: Storied Pastry of Yore
There is a handed-down-through-generations Grecian delight of the cake persuasion very much in existence today. This particular cake is generally offered on the baked-goods buffet at the ever-popular and always delicious, soul-soothing annual fundraising...
Heat Retiring Shaquille O'Neal's Jersey No. 32
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal helped the Miami Heat put up their first championship banner, and soon another banner will sway over the team's home floor in his honor. The Heat announced Tuesday that they will retire O'Neal's No. 32 at the beginning of next...
High School Students Participate in Math Field Day in Buffalo
From Staff ReportsThe 2016 Math Field Day, High School Division, took place on Feb. 3 at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Buffalo. Toyota sponsored the annual competition. Teays Valley Christian School, Hurricane High School, Poca High School, Buffalo...
Huggins Competing in Charity Challenge to Benefit Cancer Research ; Vote Online toward $100K Donation
West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins is looking to Mountaineer fans for their support to help him win $100,000 for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the WVU Cancer Institute. Huggins is one of 48 top college basketball coaches...
Kanawha Kordsmen Make Perfect Pitch for Singing Valentine's Day Deliveries
Those "red jacket guys will be in the Greater Kanawha Valley and Putnam County area again this year to deliver singing Valentines to area sweethearts. The Kanawha Kordsmen will be making deliveries of singing Valentines on Valentine's Day weekend, Friday,...
Kanawha Students Receive Degrees from WVU
According to www.WVUToday.edu, the following Kanawha County students graduated from West Virginia University in Morgantown in December: Angelina Allen, Elkview; Megan Bays, Alum Creek; Bradley Beach, Charleston; Lucas Bosley, Marmet; Nicholas Bragg,...
Kanawha Students Receive Degrees from WVU
According to www.WVUToday.edu, the following Kanawha County students graduated from West Virginia University in Morgantown in December: Angelina Allen, Elkview; Megan Bays, Alum Creek; Bradley Beach, Charleston; Lucas Bosley, Marmet; Nicholas Bragg,...
Lawsuit Alleges Tennessee Has 'Hostile Sexual Environment'
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal...
LIFT Program Offers Social, Educational Outlets for Widows, Widowers
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Perhaps no single occurrence in life is more traumatic and emotionally devastating than the death of a spouse. The severed bond can never be restored, but there's now a program available to mend some threads with others...
Maier Foundation Donates $125,000 to WVSU Scholarship Fund
West Virginia State University has announced the receipt of a $125,000 gift from The Maier Foundation Inc. This financial contribution will further endow a scholarship fund, established in 2013, that provides financial assistance for West Virginia students attending...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Darvish: `I Could Throw 95 Right Now'
ARLINGTON, Texas - Not only has Tommy John surgery fixed the right elbow of Yu Darvish, but it apparently has affected the three- time All-Star from head to toe and between the ears. Saying he feels stronger in every way imaginable, including mentally,...
MARSHALL BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK ; Rematches Loom on Schedule for Thundering Herd
With an 8-3 conference record after its split last week in Texas, Marshall's fun-and-gun basketball team enters an interesting phase of its schedule. The Thundering Herd's next five games are return games, rematches of earlier Conference USA contests....
MEC BASKETBALL ; UC's Hughes Strikes Better Balance
As a child, there was no tree Jevonte Hughes wouldn't climb and no branch on a tree that was too high. "I was a wild kid, climbing on stuff, he said. "I guess you could say my athleticism started early. Some kids were sports kids, some were video game...
Metro East Bulletin Board
Beekeepers: The Kanawha Valley Beekeepers Association will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20 at the St. Albans Library. State apiarist Wade Stiltner will be the speaker. Boxing: From 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, professional boxing will...
Metro East Calendar
Wednesday, Feb. 10EEFRC Senior Program: The East End Family Resource Center Senior Program, held at 502 Ruffner Ave., Charleston, offers refreshments at 10 a.m., a computer lab, instructed art classes and a noon luncheon with a guest speaker. Today,...
Metro West Bulletin Board
JBA Meeting: The Jefferson Business Association will have its quarterly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Oliver Fuels & Oils, (accounting office-conference room), 6823 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans. Pizzas and soft drinks will be served. Critter...
Metro West Calendar
Friday, Feb. 12Southern Gospel Sing: The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing will be held at Community Chapel, 5287 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13St. Albans Book Sale: The St. Albans Public Library's used book sale, postponed because...
MMS Students Launch February Pop-Up Shops
After months of joy and frustration, seventh- and eighth-year students at Mountaineer Montessori School are test-driving their entrepreneurship ideas at a series of Montessori Farm Stand pop-up shops in February. The pop-up shop, featuring student-designed products...
Montgomery Passes on WVU Tech Agreement
MONTGOMERY - Montgomery City Council members on Tuesday voted not to sign an agreement that offers economic support from West Virginia University if the city promises not to sue over the relocation of the WVU Institute of Technology from Montgomery to...
NASCAR Allows Franchise System to Give Team Owners Value
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul to its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. The...
NBA ; Aldridge Scores 28 in Spurs Win over Heat
MIAMI - Within seven points early in the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat had reason to believe they could knock off the San Antonio Spurs. Those hopes were dashed in a mere 16 seconds.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 and the...
NBA ; Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin 4 Games
LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. In all, Griffin will...
NFL ; Broncos Parade through Denver, Leave Questions for Later
DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans. Behind Miller, the Super Bowl MVP, stood Peyton...
NFL ; Browns Deny Lying about Manziel's Concussion
CLEVELAND - The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network...
NHL ; after Slow Start, Pens' Crosby Can't Be Stopped
When you're the face of the NHL, stretches without goals stand out.Prolonged slumps flash like a neon sign.And, as games tick by, through October, then November and into December, the whispers around the league multiply, building a crescendo until they...
NHL ; Senators Get Phaneuf in 9-Player Trade
General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the "C on his chest for the past six seasons. The Maple Leafs dealt their captain and highest-paid defenseman,...
NO. 6 KANSAS 75, NO. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 65 ; Kansas Runs Away from WVU; Mountaineers Lose Sole Possession of First Place in Big 12, Fall into Tie with Jayhawks, Oklahoma
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Eleven months ago, Kansas trailed by 18 points at home and rallied to beat West Virginia in overtime to clinch its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 championship. "I will be shocked if it happens again in a major conference, coach...
Nuns Who Help Homeless Face Eviction
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent, another example of the struggle to balance soaring living costs in a booming economy. The sisters...
Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Fix to Replace 'Ancient' Gear
WASHINGTON - The federal government is relying on archaic computers systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, President Barack Obama warned Tuesday as he announced a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity. Obama, asking Congress...
Obama Unveils Record $4.1 Trillion Election-Year Budget
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. The progressive...
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayArcher, Betty J. Ashworth, Wane C. Bays, Erma F. Bell, Robert L. Berger, Renata G. Canfield, Ingfrid K. Casdorph, Emery W. Cassell, Joseph C. Clark, Charles L. Clendenin, Brady Jr. Cunningham, David Dizmang, Lyle W. Ferrell, Mabel Harkins,...
OBITUARIES ; Obit
Elizabeth L. CampbellElizabeth L. Campbell, 61, of Buffalo, died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Memorial service was held on Thursday, Feb. 4, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Shirley CollinsShirley A. Grover Collins, 80, of Nitro, died on Friday,...
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; No More Broken Hearts at Valentine's Day
Over the last few months, I've noticed a few odd things about the way I've been feeling. In fact, now that I think about it, those odd feelings go all the way back to last summer. I remember getting winded mowing the grass and feeling embarrassed. I...
Our Views ; Governor Should Sign Right to Work, Prevailing Wage Bills; Legacy Can Be of Holding onto the Past or Moving State Forward
Sitting on Gov. Earl Ray Tomblins desk in the state Capitol building are two bills passed by the Legislature he would probably rather not have to deal with. Senate Bill 1, establishing the Workplace Freedom Act, makes it illegal for any worker in West Virginia...
Our Views ; States Tourism Industry Is Thriving; Targeting Young Adults Ensures a Pool of Visitors for Years to Come
Despite the often gloomy descriptions of West Virginias economy, one sector continues to thrive. The states premier whitewater rafting, historic locations, quirky restaurants and growing craft beer industry are drawing in more people particularly young...
PGA GOLF TOUR ; Pebble Beach Transitioning out of Tiger, Mickelson Era
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Tiger Woods is going to be nowhere near the place, so it was quite intriguing to hear AT&T Pebble Beach Pro- Am tournament director Steve John tell Golf Digest that the event this year will feature "the very best pro and celebrity...
Prep Basketball
BoysChapmanville 61, Charleston Catholic 52GirlsWayne 57, Poca 54WayneA. Adkins 3 5-6 11, Wilcox 2 3-6 9, Gue 3 0-0 7, Arnold 0 1-2 1, H. McComas 2 7-12 12, L. Adkins 5 0-4 12, Sansom 2 0-0 5, Elliot 0 0- 0 0, Totals 17 16-30 57. PocaOrd 1 0-0 2, Bonnett...
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP ; University Holds off GW in Shootout
Ethan Ridgeway scored 19 points to lead a balanced effort Tuesday night as University held off George Washington 70-67 in a boys game during the Shootout at the Big House at the Civic Center. Tyler Hart added 16 points, Geoff Hamperian 13 and Holton...
PREP FOOTBALL ; Capital's Goldsmith to Sign with Davidson
Bryce Goldsmith is a living testament to the fact that All-State teams are not based on a player's potential to play in college. The Capital High School senior never rose higher than an honorable mention list in teams selected by the West Virginia Sports...
Program Offers Social, Educational Outlets for Kanawha Valley Widows, Widowers
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232Perhaps no single occurrence in life is more traumatic and emotionally devastating than the death of a spouse. The severed bond can never be restored, but there's now a program available to mend some threads with others...
Putnam Approves Poca PSD Switch
The Putnam County Commission approved officially moving the town of Poca and its surrounding area into Putnam Public Service District at its meeting Tuesday morning. Jim Caruthers, former mayor of Poca, started the project for Putnam PSD to take over...
Putnam County Schools Menu
The following breakfasts and lunches are scheduled to be served at Putnam County public schools. Menu items are subject to change. Wednesday, Feb. 10Pancake on a StickSPAGHETTI W/MEATSAUCE, Caesar Salad w/Croutons, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Peaches,...
Putnam in Review
Teacher with 60 years of service to retireMary Jane Anderson, Putnam County Schools' longest working employee, will retire at the end of the school year. A teacher, Anderson has been a district employee for more than 60 years."It's going to be hard...
Readers' Vent
I realize that this is a red state, but I cannot find anybody who voted for Obama, so one of you two guys needs to call in to Readers' Vent and let us know if you're still here. As a Republican, I certainly hope that Governor Tomblin signs the right-to-work...
Religion Bill Could Lead to Lawsuits
The executive director of the West Virginia Association of Counties came out in opposition to HB 4012, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, at their annual Conference of Counties meeting Tuesday. Rather than focusing on whether or not the bill will enable...
River City Youth Ballet Ensemble to Take Part in Winter School Show, March Fundraiser
cthomas@cnpapers.com 304-348-1232The Kanawha City-based River City Youth Ballet Ensemble will participate in a pair of upcoming artistic activities that will offer seasonal stagework for students and Jamaican-flavored, jazz- infused music and cuisine...
Senators' Pick for U.S. Attorney Is Blankenship Prosecutor Ruby
Sen. Joe Manchin wants the lawyer behind the prosecution of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to be named the top federal prosecutor in Southern West Virginia. Manchin, D-W.Va., has recommended that President Barack Obama nominate Steven R. Ruby...
Singles Group Announces Feb. Festivities
The SpeakEasy Singles will assemble for a variety of social events during February, including: " Saturday, Feb. 13: BowlingBowling will start at noon at Venture Lanes in St. Albans. Arrive at 11:45 a.m. to get your shoes and choose a bowling ball. After bowling,...
SmithFit Training Offers 24/7 Health and Fitness Options ; Poca Facility Stresses Mind, Body and Spirit
bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188Katie Smith credits "God's perfect timing in bringing her and her husband, Justin, together. They met at a nutritional supplements store, where Katie was employed at the time.It was that shared passion for good health...
Sports History
Feb. 101908 Tommy Burns knocks out Jack Palmer in the fourth round to keep his world heavyweight title in London. 1949 Joe Fulks of Philadelphia scores 63 points in a 108-87 win over Indianapolis to set an NBA scoring record that would last for nearly...
STATE Briefs
Charleston man pleads guilty to gun chargeA Charleston man with several felony convictions admitted in federal court today that he illegally had a gun after a shooting at a downtown bar. Dereck Skylar Brown, 33, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession...
Students Pitch in on MLK Day Service Projects
Established in 1994 as the country's only federally observed nation day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service calls upon volunteers to take time during the national holiday to promote stronger communities, meet the needs of their neighbors...
SUPER BOWL 50 ; Champs Show off Hardware
DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans. Behind Miller, the Super Bowl MVP, stood Peyton...
Support Groups
A new Kanawha Valley Lymphedema Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Cross Lanes Library. Call Dee at 304- 415-8390 for more information. Crossing Recovery, formerly Celebrate Recovery, is a faith-based recovery program for...
Support Groups
A new Kanawha Valley Lymphedema Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Cross Lanes Library. Call Dee at 304- 415-8390 for more information. Crossing Recovery, formerly Celebrate Recovery, is a faith-based recovery program for...
The Birds and the Bees (and the Butterflies and Flowers, Too) ; Local Man Embraces His Love for Nature and Creativity to Open New Business
bcooper@cnpapers.com 304-348-4806For nearly 30 years, almost the entirely of his adult life, Robert O'Quinn was on the road, selling and marketing medical supplies. His real desire, though, was nature and the desire to create. For that reason, as a...
The Birds and the Bees (and the Butterflies and Flowers, Too) ; Man Embraces His Love for Nature and Creativity in New Hurricane Business
bcooper@cnpapers.com 304-348-4806For nearly 30 years, almost the entirely of his adult life, Robert O'Quinn was on the road, selling and marketing medical supplies. His real desire, though, was nature and the desire to create. For that reason, as a...
THE FOOD GUY ; in the Mood for Love? Reserve a Romantic Table in Town
When my good friends at the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau asked if Id be willing to share my top picks for the citys most romantic restaurants on their blog, I said Id love to. Awww. For Valentines Day or any day, the city offers plenty of...
Tim and Melody Urbanic Win Pioneer Award
In addition to the general Cast Iron Cook-Off awards that are presented to top competitors after the weekend's events, a specific recognition called the Pioneer Award, is also given. The honor, according to the Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia,...
Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 10, Hurts 80
BAD AIBLING, Germany - Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said....
Transactions
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with LHPs Ashur Tolliver and Hideki Okajima and 3B Patrick Palmeiro on minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Agreed to terms with RHP Mat Latos on a one-year contract and 1B Travis Ishikawa...
TRANSPORTATION ; Senator: State Must Address Decaying Roads
As the Senate Transportation Committee advanced a bill Tuesday to keep tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike (SB 397), one senator said it is well past time for the state to have a plan for transportation funding. "Our roads are so horrible out there...
TRUMP, SANDERS WIN ; Unconventional Candidates Led New Hampshire for Months
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders...
Viacom CEO Defends Job Performance ; Media Giant Behind MTV, Paramount Misses Revenue Prediction for Fifth Straight Quarter
Media giant behind MTV, Paramount misses revenue prediction for fifth straight quarter LOS ANGELES - Viacom Inc. CEO Philippe Dauman defended himself in a testy exchange with analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call after the media company...
Winners of the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off
Cast Iron Cook-OffGrand Champion: Jason Fleck, 1863 GrillBest Use of Cast Iron: Jason Fleck, 1863 GrillBest Single Course: Jason Fleck, 1863 Grill (trout cake)Best Menu for 21st Century Interpretation of Traditional Appalachian Cuisine: Robert Osborn,...
Workers Blast Plan to Sell 4 Hospitals
State workers gathered in the West Virginia House chambers Tuesday to denounce a bill that would let the Department of Health and Human Resources sell four state facilities that together house more than 260 senior citizens. House Bill 4352, introduced...
W.VA. WELFARE RECIPIENTS ; Senate Votes for Drug Tests; Legislation Passes 32-2
By his own account, Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, was the first state lawmaker in the United States to introduce legislation that would mandate drug testing for welfare recipients. Blair set up a website to push his bill in 2009. His proposal sparked...
WVSU Event to Feature Noted Philanthropy Expert
West Virginia State University will host writer Valaida Fullwood, author of "Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Davis Fine Arts building. The evening will begin with a reception at...
WVSU to Celebrate 125 Years
West Virginia State University will begin celebrating its 125th anniversary this month. While the official anniversary isn't until March 17, the historically black college will begin festivities in February as part of Black History Month, which was...
Your Views
Letter to the editor: Families leaving for right-to-work statesIn the past few weeks there has been a campaign waged by labor unions against the Legislature passing a right-to-work law. Turn on your TV and you are likely to see a pro-union commercial...
YouthBuild Employment Program Accepting Applications
Capitol YouthBuild is accepting applications from out-of-school young adults, ages 18 to 24, in Kanawha and surrounding counties who need a diploma/GED and would like to learn construction skills while building housing for low-income families in the...
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