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CHARLESTON — Dr. Mason Edward “Ed” White, a longtime Logan optometrist, has been named the 2019 Optometrist of the Year by the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians (WVAOP).

WHITMAN — A drug investigation at Whitman recently led to the arrest of two men — one from Columbus, Ohio, and one from Logan.

INSTITUTE — West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) have signed a 2+2 agreement for students studying certain majors.

HENLAWSON — The Logan Vet Center Outstation in Henlawson will soon receive some much-needed improvements, thanks to the Lowe’s Heroes Project.

HUNTINGTON — The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia has been awarded $321,653 by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, according to a news release.

BARBOURSVILLE — AAA East Central honored local police departments Thursday for their outstanding efforts to increase road safety for all motorists during a ceremony at Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant in Barboursville.

LOGAN — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has nominated a Logan High School student to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, in New York.

HUNTINGTON — The state of West Virginia has long prided itself on the unique opportunities it holds within its borders as it relates to tourism. Just two years after Gov. Jim Justice took office, the tourism industry is growing faster and larger than it ever has.

HUNTINGTON — While loaded coal barges can be seen on the Ohio River and rail cars full of coal are coming out of the coalfields of Southern West Virginia, recent and projected trends in coal production in the United States continue to decline or remain flat, according to the U.S. Energy Info…

LOGAN — Thanks to the efforts of Anthony Stollings of Logan County 911 and Christopher Trent of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, Walmart has awarded grant funds to both agencies to be utilized by the county’s first responders.

LOGAN — Region 2 of Work Force West Virginia (WFWV) is hosting a free job fair Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Chief Logan Conference Center in Logan.

CHARLESTON -- The second annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference is set for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at BridgeValley Community & Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center, located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. 

A Veterans Day ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute, flag raising, playing of TAPS, guest speaker and more was held at Veterans Park on Midelburg Island in Logan Monday morning. Photos by Dylan Vidovich/Logan Banner

The Class AA No. 14-ranked Man High School football team claimed the county championship and secured a first round playoff game with Friday's 33-8 win at Chapmanville. Man is 8-2 on the season, while Chapmanville closed out 5-5.

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CHARLESTON — A special master in a landmark national opioid trial has ordered the release of previously secret reports that detail “suspicious” orders of powerful painkillers placed by pharmacies and purchased from giant drug suppliers.

LOGAN COUNTY — Halloween came with more tricks than treats this year as severe weather caused some significant damage throughout the region.

LOGAN — The Logan County Commission on Monday approved a request order from Logan County Clerk John Turner to change or consolidate several voting precincts in the county.

LOGAN — The escalating cost of the county’s regional jail bill has reached such highs that the Logan County Commission will present a temporary hiring freeze to all county offices, Commission President Danny Godby said at Monday’s regular session of the commission.

MOUNT GAY — The five justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia were in Logan County on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to hear arguments in three cases as part of a civics education program.

While students dressed in flannels and cowboy hats danced the night away to the theme of “It’s Fall, Y’all,” West Virginia University Potomac State College crowned its annual homecoming queen and king. Kenna Jeffrey, representing the Student Government Association, was crowned queen. She is …

On Friday, Nov. 1, Craig Johnson, left, and Andy Bias, right, graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute. Johnson works as a deputy for the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, and Bias works as an officer for the Danville Police Department in Boone County. Both men are…

LOGAN — While Veterans Day is usually celebrated as a day to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, a new independent film that takes a look at some of the uglier effects war can cause is set to be screened locally.

DESKINS ADDITION — Beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, members of the West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint along W.Va. Route 119/26 Deskins Addition. The checkpoint will last until midnight.

LOGAN — During her report at the Logan County Board of Education’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, Logan County Schools Superintendent Patricia Lucas said the district’s enrollment was down roughly 164 students from last year’s number— a 2.9% decline.

MOUNT GAY — Four individuals were arrested in Logan County on Oct. 22 after a search warrant executed by members of the West Virginia State Police and WVSP Drug Task Force yielded suspected fentanyl.

LOGAN – A fentanyl and heroin drug bust at the Fountain Place Mall on Oct. 20 led to the arrest of four people, with one man from Detroit, Michigan, also charged with kidnapping.

LOGAN — The Logan County Board of Education has voted to go forward with the demolition and rebuilding of the Logan High School Willis-Nisbet football stadium bleachers.

LOGAN — With their teachers and family members in tow, the Logan County Board of Education presented the winners of the 2019 attendance awareness month poster contest with a print of their art piece and an art kit during the regularly scheduled meeting of the LCBOE on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The w…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

CORA — A search warrant that was executed on a home in Cora led to the arrest of a man from Detroit, Michigan, on meth delivery charges.