Logan Banner- RSS NEWS Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/NEWS http://loganbanner.com/section/NEWS Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:44:16 EST 1800 Tomblin to retire from Southern http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152095174/Tomblin-to-retire-from-Southern At the February 26, 2015 regular meeting of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical Board of Governors, President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin announced her retirement effective June 30, 2015. President Tomblin, the wife of Governor Earl Ray... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:31 EST Boil water advisory issued http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152089657/Boil-water-advisory-issued The Logan County Public Service District has issued a boil water for the area from Atenville to Sand Creek. The advisory was issued on Fri., Feb. 27, due to an interruption of water service. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:55:32 EST W.Va. Elk Restoration Project http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152082456/W.Va.-Elk-Restoration-Project SOUTH CHARLESTON — At the regular quarterly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission held Sunday Feb. 22, 2015, in South Charleston, Bill Carman, Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and its West Virginia State... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:35:31 EST Illegal ATV use leads to chase, drug arrest http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152070513/Illegal-ATV-use-leads-to-chase-drug-arrest On Feb. 8, Trooper M.J. Miller of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) was driving along County Route 16 near Kistler when he observed a red ATV illegally traveling on the road which has a centerline. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:20:31 EST Gag order not needed if ex-Massey CEO’s trial moved http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152079663/Gag-order-not-needed-if-ex-Massey-CEOs-trial-moved CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A gag order issued in former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's criminal case would be unnecessary if the courts grant a defense request to move his trial to another district, defense lawyers say in a court... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:45:31 EST Office of Miner’s Health Safety and Training taking applications http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152075421/Office-of-Miners-Health-Safety-and-Training-taking-applications The Office of Miner's Health, Safety, and Training (MHS&T) has announced that it is accepting applications for occupational examinations. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:32 EST Logan Regional Medical Center “goes red” http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152051188/Logan-Regional-Medical-Center-goes-red LOGAN — Proponents of the “Go Red” movement decked themselves out in red and gathered at the Chief Logan State Park Conference Center on Feb. 25 for an event that showcased the goals and achievements of the movement and featured... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:39 EST No jail time in Barnette sentence http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152060167/No-jail-time-in-Barnette-sentence CHARLESTON — On Feb. 25, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston had sentenced Ronald Barnette, 54, of Holden to pay of a fine of $20,000, spend three years on probation and six months... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:38 EST Delegates question bill mandating drug test for license http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152060255/Delegates-question-bill-mandating-drug-test-for-license CHARLESTON — The House Health Committee approved a bill Tuesday to require drug testing for all applicants for a level 2 intermediate driver's license. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:37 EST Election underway for fire, ambulance levy http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152059044/Election-underway-for-fire-ambulance-levy LOGAN — A five year extension for a levy funding fire and ambulance services in Logan County is currently on the ballot. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:36 EST Appalachian Power customers set new all-time peak demand http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152061226/Appalachian-Power-customers-set-new-all-time-peak-demand CHARLESTON – Appalachian Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set an unofficial all-time peak demand of 8,697 megawatts (MW) at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Arctic cold weather across the company's entire service area helped... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:35:35 EST Water woes continue for residents http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152058143/Water-woes-continue-for-residents LOGAN — On Feb. 23, a water line break caused by landslide at the construction site for the new highway to Man forced water outages along Three Mile Curve and Rum Creek. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:30:31 EST Boil water advisory http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152051968/Boil-water-advisory A boil water advisory has been put in effect for customers of the Logan County PSD from North Mitchell Heights to the To Pigeon Roost. An interuption of water service occured and has prompted the need to boil water. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:15:31 EST Holden Elementary to get expansion http://loganbanner.com/news/home_top-news/152005603/Holden-Elementary-to-get-expansion LOGAN — Holden Elementary will be undergoing a major expansion project over the next year. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:35 EST Couple accused of kidnapping sues Boone Co. sheriff, others http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152036376/Couple-accused-of-kidnapping-sues-Boone-Co.-sheriff-others MADISON, W.Va. – A Boone County couple is suing the Boone County Commission, The Boone County Sheriff Randall White and Boone County Deputy Sheriff Billy Browning for falsely accusing them of an alleged kidnapping, according to document filed in... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:34 EST Drilling bill meets opposition http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152020956/Drilling-bill-meets-opposition CHARLESTON — House Bill 2688 was introduced on Feb. 11 and would allow the unitization of gas interests in horizontal drilling. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:33 EST Bill to create child sexual abuse task force passes House http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152026153/Bill-to-create-child-sexual-abuse-task-force-passes-House House Bill 2527 also known as Merryn's Law passed with a unanimous vote on Feb. 18. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:25:31 EST Whitman boil water advisory lifted http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152037385/Whitman-boil-water-advisory-lifted Customers of the Logan County Public Service District from Bradshaw Camp to the old water treatment plant at the head of Whitman were notified Thurs., Feb. 19, of a precautionary boil water advisory. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:43 EST Water leak in unidentified area causing major water loss http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152036249/Water-leak-in-unidentified-area-causing-major-water-loss GILBERT — Gilbert Water Works reported that it is losing water in their storage tanks, almost as fast as they can pump it. Employees are working on shifts, pumping twenty-four hours each day. Normally, they pump twelve or thirteen hours per day. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:42 EST Suddenlink launches 150-meg internet service http://loganbanner.com/news/news/152036869/Suddenlink-launches-150-meg-internet-service LOGAN – Suddenlink has announced that is has launched a new high-speed Internet service with a download speed of 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed of 15 Mbps in southern West Virginia. This is now the fastest residential... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:20:41 EST