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SWVCTC Offers New Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program

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On Tuesday, April 8, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced a new agreement with Unilin NA LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship that offers an approved apprenticeship for students.The program plans to enhance the skill level of employees and offer education options to enhance their employment goals.

 

Billionaires score big win with McCutcheon Decision

The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling dealt another 5-4 body blow to our democracy.To justify striking down limits that cap aggregate campaign contributions during a single election cycle, the Roberts Court ignored the way the world really works and made it far more difficult to justify much-needed protections against those who would purchase our elections and elected officials.Supreme Court, Inc.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse leaves a permanent scar on its victims.Children don’t know why they are being abused. It is even sadder when abuse is the only way of life they know.April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse is everyone’s business.About 70 percent of children who die from child abuse are under 4. They can’t make the call, so somebody else has to do it. There is a report of child abuse nationwide every 10 seconds….In one s...

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Upward Look: If Thou Wilt Walk Before Me

“And if thou will walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and will keep my statutes and my judgments.” (I Kings 9:4)The great King David was dead, and his son Solomon reigned in his stead. He had built the magnificent temple and dedicated it to the Lord. The Lord then appeared to Solomon and reiterated the covenant He had made with David. He reminded the young king that He ...

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Tigers suffer first setback of season

CHAPMANVILLE — All good things must come to an end.The winning streak by the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team was good while it lasted but it was bound to end.Saturday, the Tigers saw that end as Class AA No. 4-ranked Chapmanville lost 6-1 to Class AA regional rival Wayne at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field on the second day of the Daffer Memorial Tournament.The Tigers fell to 11-1 on the season with the loss. Chapmanville had beaten C...

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Top left, Logan High School’s Ashton Spry tosses to first base in recent action. Top right, Summer Collins legs it out to first base. Above left, Hana Sedlock pitches. Above middle, Kiana Hill takes a swing. Above right, Taylor Napier runs out to make a catch. The Lady Cats are scheduled to host Nitro on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Logan is currently 13-0 on the season.

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Newcomer Adams helping CRHS track team

Newcomer Tanisha Adams is making waves with the Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team this spring.At last Friday’s Walt Dryden Sam Lerose and Stan Smith Invitational held by St. Albans High School at Charleston’s Laidley Field, Adams took sixth place out of 46 total girls in the 200-meter dash.Adams also helped Chapmanville’s girls to fourth-place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x200 relay teams where she ran the second leg.

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Billies go 2-1 in weekend road swing

The Man High School baseball team won a 13-11 slugfest against Oak Hill at Fayetteville on Saturday afternoon.Braden Griffin was 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBI. John Thomas Keffer was 3-for-3 with four RBI. Kenny Joe Adkins went 2-for-4 with one RBI.Baley Beckwith was 3-for-5.Cameron Simpson, John McCoy, Noah Maynard, Mikle Scott Rowe and Tyler Blair added hits for Man. The Billies had 17 hits for the game.Keffer was Man’s starting pitcher....

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Men Arrested for Stealing, Destruction of Sudden-Link Property

Homer Gibson and Timothy Hackney were arrested Friday, April 11 with eight charges including felony destruction of property, conspiracy and simple possession.A Suddenlink Communications employee was notified that the phone and internet communications were out in the Blair area. When he arrived to assess the situation, he allegedly witnessed Gibson and Hackney stripping the fiber-optic line next to the creek and loading it into the back of a Gray Ford Ranger.The employee ...

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BOE approves increase in county supplement

Professional and service personnel of the Logan County Board of Education will receive pay raises in the next school year.At the BOE meeting held April 10, the increase was unanimously approved. The raise, which is an increase of $1,000 for professional and $500 for service personnel, will take effect July 1 for the 2014-2015 school year.Current averages of personnel for the 2014-2015 school year ranks Logan County as the 25th highest salary for the state for professiona...

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Capital falls to undefeated Tigers 8-4

CHAPMANVILLE — Eleven in a row and still counting.The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team improved its record to 11-0 on the season with Friday night’s 8-4 win over Class AAA Capital in the Daffer Memorial Tournament at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.Nick Brumfield pitched the win for the Tigers as he fired five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and five hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. He was relieved by freshman Chris Ba...

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Logan wins two more before heading down south

Z. Minnick pitched the Logan High School baseball team to another win on Thursday night at home as the Wildcats beat Class AAA sectional rival St. Albans, 3-1, at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field.Minnick, a junior right-hander and the ace of Logan’s staff, fired a complete-game three-hitter. Over seven innings, he allowed one unearned run while striking out 11 and walking only one.Logan improved to 5-2 on the season and won its fifth straight game after opening the ...

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Lady Cats 13-0 after wins over Winfield, Point

Make it 13 in a row.The Logan High School softball team improved to 13-0 on the season with Friday night’s 5-4 win at Point Pleasant in a battle of Class AAA teams.With the game tied 2-2, Logan broke the game open with a three-spot in the top of the seventh inning.Point Pleasant countered with two runs in the last half of the seventh but it was not enough as Logan’s winning streak went to a lucky 13.Logan was outhit 9-7 by the Lady Knigh...

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Lady Billies fall to Sherman in extra innings

MAN — The Man High School softball lost an 8-6 extra inning game on Thursday night at home to the Sherman Lady Tide.With the score knotted at 6-6 after seven innings Sherman scored two runs in the top of the eighth to take an 8-6 advantage.Sherman hurler Whitney Walls was then able to get the Man girls out in the bottom of the eighth inning to preserve the victory.Walls pitched a complete game, giving up six runs and six hits and had two strikeouts and t...

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The oldest political trick in the book

Editor,Tuesday’s Logan Banner headlines were truly laughable. Nick Joe Rahall, opted to pull out the oldest political trick in the book in order to grab some headlines. Here is the way it works. When a politician knows he has no real record or platform around which to build any campaign, he has his staff “leak” a rumor. Then once the “rumor” is published, the politician runs to the nearest TV camera or microphone to refute the rumor. It gives the appea...

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Re: Gregory’s Web of Confusion

Editor,This is in response to Ron Gregory’s column in the April 2, issue of the Logan Banner, and his column and front page article in the April 3, issue.Mr. Gregory, I am one of those Bible-thumpers you disdain in your column.You insist that you’re not an atheist, and then you express a belief system that is completely devoid of spiritual worship.

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Joy in the Graveyard

Recently, I spent a week with family at the ICU of the hospital and then the funeral home. It can be a dismal experience, watching a loved one die. It can be, but it wasn’t. True, there were sobs and tears, but underneath it all was a sense of joy.

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War on miners

The federal government in the form of the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to cut funding for coal miners suffering from black lung disease by 35 percent.The seven black lung clinics in the state — Princeton, Whitesville, Oceana, Montcalm, Rainelle, Meadow Bridge and Scarbro — last year received $1.4 million in funding. This year, a cap has been put in place to reduce that funding to $900,000 a year.Rightly so, West Virginia miners and lawm...

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