UPDATE: Officials comment on Crum’s death WILLIAMSON — Following the shooting death of Mingo County Sheriff, Eugene Crum, local and state officials have offered statements regarding the shocking tragedy:
Harry Keith White, House Finance Chairman:
“It is with sadness today that I hear about the tragic death of my friend, the Sheriff of Mingo County, Eugene Crum,” White said. “I have known Eugene for many years, first as the Chief of Police in Delbarton and then, prior to his ele...
After securing ed bill, W.Va. gov’s agenda intact CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposals addressing such topics as inmate crowding, state finances and minor tax changes remain alive at the West Virginia Legislature, after his agenda survived a procedural deadline Wednesday almost entirely intact.
The Democrat had 32 bills introduced on his behalf this session. All non-budget bills had to cross from one house to the other by Wednesday. Just one of Tomblin’s proposals, se...
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Wrestling benefit set for Gabe and Skylar A fundraiser will be held April 12, at 8 p.m., in the old Chapmanville High School The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the price for all tickets is $5.
The event will be professional wrestling featuring wrestlers including Psycho, Shane Matthews, Tommy Gibson, Jock Samson, Doink the Clown and ADR. The card is subject to change and there may be some surprises.
Gabe Lyall,4, of Man, and Skylar Miller, 14, of Logan. Both are in the fight of t...
There were two boil water notices issued and one advisory lifted on Wednesday There were two boil water notices issued and one advisory lifted on Wednesday.
The West Logan Water Company issued a boil water advisory for their customers in the West Logan, Peach Creek and Crooked Creek areas due to a break in the main line.
Effective immediately, the Logan Water Department issued a boil water advisory due to a break in an eight inch water main line behind the Logan Post Office. The advisory is for the ares from Logan ...
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Trail ride To benefit local kids with cancer The Hatfield McCoy Trails will host an event to help with the medical costs for three Logan County kids.
The ride for a cause is set for April 13 on Midelburg Island at Logan.
All proceeds will help with medical costs for Skyler Miller, of Logan and Ben Gillman, of Williamson, both undergoing treatment for Leukemia; and for Gabe Lyall, of Man, who is being treated for another type of cancer.
The cost for a wristband to ride the trails w...
Lawmakers weigh paying $1.8M claims vs W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Legislature’s workload this session also includes settling more than $1.8 million in claims against state agencies.
The House of Delegates unanimously approved two measures Wednesday resolving more than 310 of these cases.
The largest payment is nearly $583,000 to G.A. Brown & Son. It resolves a contract dispute arising from the construction of the state’s nursing home for veterans.
A $200,000 ...
Open house set to commemorate 40th anniversary of Buffalo Creek Memorial Library MAN — The Friends of Buffalo Creek Memorial Library met concurrently with START on Thursday, March 21.
To commemorate the Library’s 40th Anniversary, Friends will be conducting an open house at the Library from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 5.
“Everyone is invited to attend the open house and take a tour of the Library facilities,” said Frank Thompson, Friends of the Buffalo Creek Library member.
Thompson said refreshments will be provid...
BOIL WATER ADVISORY Effective immediately, due to a break in an 8 inch water main line behind the Logan Post Office, there will be a boil water advisory from Logan Post Office, all behind Logan Post Office, Chestnut St., Upper Charles St., and Mountain Lake Park until further notice. Bring water to a boil for one minute before using. Also, please use caution when doing laundry.
Everett N. Brumfield, Chief Operator, City of Logan Water Department, State ID #330...
BOIL WATER UPDATE Customers of the Logan County Public Service District were notified March 27, 2013, of a precautionary boil water advisory at Hainer Branch.
We are please to report that the problem has been corrected and it is no longer necessary to boil your water.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
As always, you may contact the Logan County Public Service District at 304-946-2641 with any comments or questions.
Chafin pushing bill to help fire departments CHARLESTON – Mingo County State Senator Truman Chafin is pushing a bill that would amend the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to one percent.
This surcharge would benefit volunteer and part-time fire departments in West Virginia. The Senate Bill is No. 483 and Chafin said it would help rural counties like Mingo with funding for fire departments.
Just last Saturday voters in Mingo County did not approve a new levy that wou...
UPDATE: Sheriff Crum shot, killed Rachel Baldwin
WILLIAMSON — Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot at point blank range while sitting in his official vehicle in a parking lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Harvey Street Wednesday shortly after noon, leaving the entire Tug Valley area in shock.
Eyewitnesses, whose names will not be disclosed for their safety, told the Williamson Daily News that a man who has been identified as Tennis Maynard, of Ragl...
Mingo Co. Sheriff shot WILLIAMSON — Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum has been shot and killed in downtown Williamson right by the underpass on Harvey Street.
Crum was in his vehicle, witnesses say, when a male drove up to a parking lot on 3rd Avenue, exited his vehicle, walked to Crum’s SUV, and shot him point blank.
Law enforcement officers were in pursuit of a suspect near Delbarton soon after the shooting.
Mingo County courthouse officials and emergency se...
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8th Annual Spring Break fishing event BUFFALO CREEK — The Buffalo Creek Watershed Association held their 8th annual Spring Break fishing rod and reel give a way to children in Man area on Monday, April 1.
“We gave away 125 rods and reels and tackle boxes full of things to the children in Man area,” said Perry Harvey, Buffalo Creek Watershed member.
Despite the overcast and cool weather, Harvey estimated that more than 500 people attendance.
“We love to help the kids with th...
Man threatens his family, kicks officers LAKE — West Virginia State Police responded to a domestic situation on Sunday, when a man allegedly threatened his sister and his mother.
The criminal complaint says the sister of Jason Allen Nelson, 32, told them he had threatened to kill their mother and beat her sister if they tried to call the police.
The officers found Nelson in his bedroom, where the complaint says he did not comply with their asking him to stand up and take his han...
W.Va. Senate moves to lower fees on casinos CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As West Virginia casino revenues decline, the state Senate has endorsed giving them a one-time break in fees that would amount to a $4 million annual loss in state revenue.
The Wheeling Island racetrack casino has said that it will not renew its table gaming license unless its $2.5 million annual fee is lowered. To avoid the appearance of unfairness, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to lower the fees on all four ...
W.Va. Senate eases penalty for not paying support CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Parents can’t pay child support if they’re in jail or if they’re convicted felons.
That’s the rationale behind a bill unanimously passed by the West Virginia Senate on Tuesday. The bill would ease the punishments for knowingly failing to pay child support.
Currently if a parent knowingly fails to pay child support for a year it can become a felony offense, bringing the parent a sentence of one to three years in pr...
16 arrests at UMWA Patriot Coal protest in W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts was among 16 people arrested Monday in the latest demonstration about bankrupt Patriot Coal’s plan to eliminate health care benefits for 23,000 current and retired miners and their families.
“I feel great,” Roberts said as he was being placed in a Charleston police cruiser.
More than 6,000 people from several states participated in a rally and subsequent march...
Chapmanville archery challenge CHAPMANVILLE — A challenge to adults by the Chapmanville Archery Team brought out more than 50 shooters and their families to Chapmanville Middle School.
Coaches for the team are Tom and Rebecca Satterfield and Roger Wolfe.
According to Coach Tom Satterfield, the team is comprised of students in grades five through twelve and has about 60 members, mostly boys, but girls are being encouraged to participate.
Logan County Sheriff Sonya Por...
Alleged Logan Co. pill mill charged CHARLESTON – The United States Attorney General’s office has charged a Texas doctor who formerly practiced in Logan County in connection with an alleged Logan County pill mill.
Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Ramos, 47, of El Paso, Texas, was charged with conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice. Gonzales-Ramos was charged last week in a lega...
Logan delegate stops bill raising auto insurance CHARLESTON — Statehouse observers were keenly interested last week when Democrat Delegate Teddy “Ted” Tomblin of Logan and the 24th District voted against a bill that would have raised automobile insurance requirements in the Mountain State.
The primary reason for the high level of interest was that Tomblin actually provided the deciding vote that stopped the bill while being an insurance agent who would arguably have benefited if the bill ...
Services set for C-ville business woman CHAPMANVILLE — Funeral services have been set for long-time Chapmanville business woman Glenna Swim.
Swim, 96, died Sunday, March 31, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Internment will be at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Swim began her business legacy in the 1950s, when she formed a partnership with James “Jim” Ferrell and they opened J&G ...
W.Va. lawmakers pressing ahead on education CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislators aren’t done trying to improve West Virginia’s public schools this session following the passage of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s wide-ranging proposal.
The House Education Committee has crafted and advanced several follow-up measures within the last week. The Senate, meanwhile, has passed bills proposing free breakfast and lunch for all K-12 students and requiring administrators to spend three days each year a...
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Chapmanville donates to Boy Scout event Recreation Coordinator Sallie Stollings is shown presenting a $250 check from the Town of Chapmanville to Sabrina Bledsoe of Boy Scout Troop 28 in support of the upcoming Eagle Scouts Court of Honor event. The Town Council approved the donation at their last meeting.
W.Va. Senate moves to cut $28M from current budget CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Faltering West Virginia tax revenues are prompting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to seek immediate budget cuts totaling $28 million.
The Senate Finance Committee drafted and advanced a bill Monday to reduce ongoing spending by that amount. The full Senate will vote by Wednesday.
Some of the cuts follow through on the hiring freeze ordered earlier by Tomblin for his office and Cabinet.
Lawmakers say the governor also ask...
W.Va. GOP senators object to road funding study CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate wants to study how the state funds its roads to see if there are alternatives to the gas tax.
The bill authorizing the study passed 24-10 Monday despite the objections of every Republican senator.
West Virginia relies heavily on gas taxes to fund its roads. As cars become more fuel efficient miles traveled continue to increase, but the revenue from gas taxes is not increasing at a correspo...