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Logan Co. ‘Riveters’ made a difference

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Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon from World War II renown for her “yes we can” attitude and motivational impact on getting women involved in an economy that was swiftly declining due to the vast population of men who were being drafted and sent overseas to serve in the war.During the six year war (1939-45), the Selective Service conducted six draft registrations related to WWII. According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, W.Va. reported the fifth-highest percentage of servicemen during the war, with 218,665 West Virginians, including 66,716 volunteers, serving in the armed forces.To make up for the loss of essentially half of the population, many women (wives, daughters, mothers, etc.) followed Rosie’s footsteps and took over those roles.


Man resident sentenced to 5 years probation

On August 20 Joseph Hurley, 28, of Man, was sentenced to five years’ probation, with five months to be served in community confinement for the federal offense of Access Device Fraud. Hurley was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,766 dollars, the full amount of the loss resulting from the fraud.On January 26,2013, Hurley took the names and social security numbers of two relatives with whom he was living and applied for online credit cards using their information....

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Intoxicated man wrecks, injures son

Claude Edward Hoosier, 38, of Lorado, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on August 12 for possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy to commit a felony, child neglect, DUI, DUI with an unemancipated minor under 16, simple possession of marijuana, failure to maintain control and driving an unsafe vehicle.On August 12, Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs was dispatched to a two car vehicle accident by Logan 911 in the community of Braeholm. During the investigation, Boggs f...

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Cora VFD to receive federal funding

The Cora Volunteer Fire Department will receive nearly $41,500 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to buy smoke, carbon monoxide, and natural gas detectors for low-income households with seniors and children.FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that the nation works together to build, sustain and improve capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all haz...

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Back to School

The beginning of the school year is met with many different attitudes from children. From joy to nervousness to “I would rather be any other place in the universe but preferably my bed,” students of all ages seem to have a hard time adjusting back to the school schedule. However, one local school decided to start this school year a little differently to raise excitement for the upcoming year.The staff of Buffalo Elementary School rolled out the red carpet for their stud...

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Logan schools to offer free meals for 2014-15

Logan County students will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost during the upcoming school year. The county is participating in a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).CEP provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in low income areas, instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced price meals.“We know that a child cannot focus on ...

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Coal Mountain Reunion held July 20

COAL MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — The 15th annual Coal Mountain Community Reunion was held Sun., July 20, at Coal Mountain.Prizes and plaques were won by the following: traveling the greatest distance to attend was Lynn Miller Ricks from Texas; the oldest in attendance was Maxine Maynor at age 89, and the youngest in attendance was Sadie Faith Hatfield, daughter of Adam and Tara Hatfield, who was seven-weeks-old. Piper Cook was in charge of the games and the first was a bean game won by...

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Why Government Openness Matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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Tobacco use in West Virginia

West Virginia has one of the nation’s worst smoking problems.But state government has been reluctant to take aggressive steps to reduce tobacco use, and we are paying a high price in both poor health and public health costs.That needs to change.The facts and figures were thoroughly outlined this summer in an article in the West Virginia Medical Journal. The state has the nation’s second highest percentage of current smokers, and while the smoking r...

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Bandits down a game in NPF series

HOOVER, Ala. – A two-run double by Jessica Garcia of the Akron Racers in the top of the sixth were the only two runs they would need, while Lisa Norris pitched a complete game to lead the Racers to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Bandits in the opening game of the National Professional Fastpitch Championship Series at Hoover Met Stadium on Wednesday night.On the Chicago roster is second-year pro Andi Williamson, a Harts native and Chapmanville Regional High School graduate. Wi...

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Rite Aid closed after burglary

Mt. Gay Rite Aid was broken into during the early morning hours of Tuesday. According to local news media, at least one person (maybe more) cut a hole in the store’s ceiling. The West Virginia State Police say whoever the burglar was got away with a large quantity and variety of prescription pills. However, the exact types and numbers of those pills are still to be determined by an inventory.The Mt. Gay Rite Aid was closed Wednesday for investigation but re-opened on Thursday...

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BCML celebrates successful reading project

The Buffalo Creek Memorial Library celebrated the success of another great summer reading program on July 29 with a pool party. This year’s theme was called “Fizz, Boom, and Read!” and was all about science.The kids had a lot of fun this year learning about dinosaurs, experimenting with chemical reactions, learning the science of music, grossology and learning how to make their own fossils.

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US 119 Drug Task Force breaks up drug ring

The US 119 Drug Task Force and officers of the Logan detachment of the West Virginia State Police made several arrests on August 4-7 pertaining to a drug ring located in Logan County. Those accused are Nevada Davis, 40, of Robinette, Richard Edward Spears Jr., 40, of Lyburn and Linda Kay Spears, 61, also of Lyburn.Davis is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy and two charges of delivery of a controlled substance. Richard has two charges ...

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. again is making Logan County proud as the talented performer will be honored this evening at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston as he officially will be inducted into The West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame. Landau, as he prefers to be called, will receive the highest honor that can be bestowed by the Hall of Fame Board — the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. It is one of several awards the organization is slated to hand out.

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Walk-a-thon to raise money for Recovery Group

The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia will host its first annual Relay for Recovery Walk-a-thon on Sat., September 13 beginning 8 a.m. at Chief Logan State Park’s Shelter no. 2.The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia is a community based group dedicated to serving those who desire freedom from addiction and any life-controlling issue. The group has programs such as sober living homes, peer mentors and 12-step recovery classes. The group is a Christian-based organi...

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Growing up in a coal camp

Growing up in a coal camp has left me with numerous fond memories of my journey to adulthood. Like thousands of other fellow Logan Countians and southern West Virginians, the coal camp community including the nearby company store and the hills that are always on both sides of any valley, was the local domain. Rarely, did I ever leave or even desire to. It seemed we had everything we needed, homemade ball fields up and down the roads, a basketball rim attached to a nearby pole and well, the hi...

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Cardinal football should be strong again

CHAPMANVILLE — The Cardinal Conference has been known over the years for its top-level brand of high school football in the state of West Virginia.Just about every year you can count on a at least three or four Cardinal Conference teams making it to the playoffs.And with the state powerhouse Wayne Pioneers, you can count on deep post-season runs, often ending up on the carpet at Wheeling Island Stadium.The Cardinal Conference always seems to be strong an...

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Andi, Chicago Bandits to play in NPF Finals

Former Marshall University softball pitcher Andi Williamson will take part in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Championships this week.Williamson, a member of the Herd from 2011-13 and a Chapmanville Regional High School graduate in 2009, will appear at the tournament with the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits (30-18) were set to take on the Akron Racers (24-24) in the first series of the tournament on Wednesday night. The USSSA Pride was set to play the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the ot...

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