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Man football stadium gets facelift

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MAN — Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field has been getting a facelift over the past six months.The home of the Man High School football team, the Man Middle School squad and also the Man Midget League, has a brand new look.Two new ticket booths on each end of the stadium recently have been constructed.The block structures were built by Central Contracting Inc. of St. Albans.The lower end building has two new concession stands, plus two new locker rooms on the back side of the structure along with a dressing room for the referees and an additional restroom.The upper building on the east end of the stadium has a ticket booth and storage space.


Volatility ‘new normal’ for coal industry as utilities, railroads adjust

The U.S. coal industry is facing an even more uncertain future as the impacts from weaker demand and environmental regulations are creating more contractual volatility from the utilities to the railroads, according to a recent report.In its most recent Form 10-K, Alpha Natural Resources Inc., a major player in Central Appalachia coal markets, warned investors that the increasing difficulty of locking in long-term contracts could reduce the company’s protection from short-term...

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West Virginia’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to host BOSS tour

West Virginia’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is partnering with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce to host a BOSS tour Fri., July 25 at the W.Va. National Guard’s Camp Branch landing zone in Logan County.The ESGR is excited for the event, which will allow employers of soldiers and airmen a chance to see what their employees do while servicing the country.“Many don’t know what that means,” a spokesperson said.

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Morgan Co., CG advance at state

CHAPMANVILLE — Morgan County and Central Greenbrier have advanced to the semifinals in this week’s11-12-year-old State Little League Tournament at Chapmanville.Morgan County got past Martinsburg, 8-2, in Monday night’s first state quarterfinal game, while Central Greenbrier was a 6-2 winner over Summersville in the nightcap.Morgan County (2-1), the Pool D runner-ups to Worthington Parkersburg, is scheduled to play Central Greenbrier (3-0), th...

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Indictments must be piling up

All right, let’s see how many readers agree with me. All of you? That’s what I thought.Oh … I was just thinking storage room at the Southern District Federal Building in Charleston must be getting pretty scarce. That observation comes after weeks have turned into months and the feds still haven’t unveiled all the sealed indictments they have for Southern West Virginia officials.Regardless of the strategy in keeping the indictments secret (except, ...

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Israel’s heightened peril

President Barack Obama has offered to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, a standard U.S. response to the periodic outbreak of violence from Gaza. But the current rocket fire from Gaza into Israel is different from past episodes, and the usual cease-fire may not answer Israel’s new peril.Hamas took credit for trying to destroy Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona. Three rockets were fired at the installation. Two fell short and one was intercepted by Israel̵...

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W.Va. officials allege fire department conspiracy

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office is accusing members of a volunteer fire department in Wharton with forging state documents.The office said Monday it has filed felony criminal complaints against fire officer Ira Rash and fire chief Robert Rash of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department.The filings charge Ira Rash with forgery of a public record and conspiracy, claiming he forged multiple certificates and documents for himsel...

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START celebrates Independence

MAN — The June meeting of START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) was held Thurs., June 26, 2014, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church.The United States of America’s birthday was celebrated with decorations of red, white and blue. The tables were adorned with centerpieces of exploding stars and “The Stars & Stripes” flags. Hanging from the ceiling were red, blue and silver stars.

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AG warns of fake job postings in troubled economy

West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns citizes who are looking for jobs to beware fake job postings and other employment scams online.In a press release sent earlier this week, the AG’s office explained that the Better Business Bureau put out an alert about fraudulent job postings after scammers posted ads on Craigslist soliciting job applications for positions at the Better Business Bureau. Scammers will often use the names of reputable businesses or o...

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Logan woman pleads guilty to defrauding DHHR

Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, plead guilty Mon., July 21 in federal court in Charleston to defrauding the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Collins faces a maximum penalty of 30 years confinement and a potential fine of up to $500,000. Sentencing has been scheduled for October 29.In 2009, Collins worked as a case worker for the DHHR office in Logan County. Collins, using the social security number of two deceased individuals, set up bogus accounts upon...

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Bridge dedication to memorialize Man councilmember

Citizens of Man, along with many public officials, honored James Darrell Mangrum on Fri., July 18 by dedicating the bridge over the Guyandotte River at Bridge Street between Route 10 and E. McDonald Avenue as the James Darrell Mangrum Memorial Bridge.Mangrum, who was described as a very civic minded man for serving on the town of Man City Council, the town of Man Park Board, and the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library Board, passed away at age 47 Jan., 18, 2013 at Logan Regional Medical...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Logan Banner is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.loganbanner.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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TAS to host Children’s Night

The Aracoma Story Inc. will host children’s night Thurs., July 24 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre at Chief Logan State Park. Children’s perks include half price admission ($3), a tour of the stage, a meet and greet with the actors, special choices at the concession and lots of fun, magical attractions to make it a night the children will never forget.Diana O’Briant says this is a very special night for her, a night where she gets to show all of the children the &...

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No bidders for City of Logan Parking Building

The City of Logan held a public auction Mon., July 21 at 10 a.m. for those interested in purchasing the Parking Garage located on Main Street. The meeting also doubled as a special City Council meeting because the potential buyer must first be approved by Council before the process can continue.No bidders were present for the meeting.The city had made stringent requests for potential bidders. The minimum bid that for the building was set for $50,000.

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County Commission holds short, productive meeting

The Logan County Commission had a short meeting Monday afternoon, but the benefits to the county will be far reaching.Many new job appointments were approved by the commission:• Albert “Mike” Smith and Brenden Brown were both approved as part time employees for 911• Sherri Johnson was approved as a full time deputy, as submitted by the County AssessorThe commission approved an outlay request from Chapman Technical Group conce...

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Rahall kicks off coalfield campaign

LOGAN — Third District Congressman Nick Rahall kicked off his coalfield campaign just down the street from where his opponents have opened their first southern West Virginia headquarters.An overflow crowd of more than 65 people were on hand when Rahall welcomed visitors to his new headquarters on Dingess Street in downtown Logan. Two weeks ago, Republicans opened a headquarters a block away, touting it as the first such GOP headquarters in history.

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The fruit of the spirit

In John 15:8 it says, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” Since these words are written in red, and we know that everything that our Lord Jesus said is written in red, then it must be really important that our Father is glorified through our lives. How is He glorified? Jesus said that He is glorified if we bear a lot of fruit.We find out about the fruit that Jesus is speaking of in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fr...

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Toomey bill protects students from sexual predators

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is pushing to get a bill passed before the new school year starts, hoping to reduce a growing number of students who have been abused by school employees.But first, he has to get the proposal — the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act — out of committee.“Every day seems to bring a new report of a child robbed of his or her innocence by someone they should’ve been able to trust, someone their parents told t...

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