Doug Witten was sworn in at the Logan County Courthouse around 1 p.m. Friday by Judge Eric O’Briant as a room full of county officials looked on.
Family members have posted on the passing of Kyle Garretson, 82, early on Friday. Garretson had been in declining health for a number of years.
Alpha Natural Resources could file for bankruptcy as early as Monday. The biggest miner of metallurgical coal in the country is in the midst of the worst commodity slump in over a decade.
Delegates attending the UMWA convention Thursday in Las Vegas made decisions to finance battles with bankruptcies, a new contract, and retiree benefits.
Arch Coal will launch a court battle against lenders who want to block a debt exchange that would keep the company going while a disastrous drop in coal prices on the world market levels off and rebounds.
The Huntington VA Medical Center and VA Regional Office will conduct their next quarterly Veterans Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Hall of the Word of Life Church at Mud Fork.
Two Wyoming County veterans plan to go back to Iraq with a citizen volunteer group called Veterans Against ISIS.
The LEAD Community Organization, American Friends Service Committee, and Step By Step WV will host a three on three basketball tournament along with a health and resource fair to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
A federal judge has dismissed most, but not all, claims in a lawsuit that accuses disability lawyer Eric Conn of colluding with a judge to rig Social Security cases.
It's not good news for the coal industry, but the news is not as bad as it has been.
The Logan County Commission is operating the annual Logan County Clean Up over three weekends in August.
The campaign asks for local businesses and citizens to donate either money or school supplies to the cause of helping needy children get what they need for school.
The mother of the toddler who was found wandering alone on Newport Road in Danville last weekend has been charged in the matter.
Cliff’s Coronado Coal’s Powellton #1 Mine in Logan County received 9 citations.
A federal judge in Charleston rescheduled the hearing for ex-Freedom Industries President Gary Southern to Aug. 19. It originally had been set for Aug. 17.
A construction worker in McDowell County was fired after he was caught on a mobile phone video engaging in a sex act with a woman in the City of Welch parking garage.
Wyoming County residents have lodged complaints about the care and maintenance of family grave sites at the Palm Memorial Garden in Matheny.
3rd District Congressman U.S. Evan Jenkins co-sponsored a bill that would require an up and down vote in Congress for any federal rule or regulation with an economic impact of more that $100 million dollars.
Delegate Justin Marcum has proposed a tax credit for the middle class. If the bill passes, anyone making under $75,000.00 a year will get a tax credit equal to a three percent deduction. Marcum was also named to the Top 40 under 40 by the NTLA.
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will conduct a small business workshop in Logan County.
Consol Energy reported a bigger second-quarter loss as weak coal sales dragged revenue lower and exploration costs increased.
A mother and son have filed a lawsuit against the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and former employee, Sheila Evans of Delbarton. They claim Evans engaged in a sexual relationship with the son when he was in the care of the June Montgomery Harless Center Home in Holden.
Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments.
A slumping coal industry has put the Coalfields Expressway project in southern West Virginia on hold.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award up to $11 million a year for 11 states for medication-assisted treatment, with a focus on addressing opioid use.
Longtime Kermit Mayor Johnny Linville has stepped down, but will remain on the town council. Councilman Charles Sparks was appointed to serve as Mayor until the next election.
Logan County author and community activist Cora Hairston has released a new book. It is the sequel to ‘Faces Behind The Dust".
There will be an ATV/UTV Poker Run on Saturday, August 8th.
Logan Regional Cancer Center will host a celebration for Cancer Survivors’ Day on Saturday, August 15th.
The annual KIDS Count report says the number of children living in poverty grew from 87,000 in 2008 to 100,000 in 2013, an increase of nearly 15 percent.
The West Virginia University Foundation reportsthat the campaign had raised $898 million as of June 30th. That is nearly 90 percent of the ultimate target of the fund drive, called "A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia's University."
Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins will provide mobile office hours in the coalfield counties through August.
The 2015-16 edition of the hunting and trapping summary of regulations in West Virginia is now available.
The West Virginia Division of Highways remains in constant high gear as they battle through repairing flood damaged roads.