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LOGAN COUNTY — The candidates running in the 2020 elections are now official, and the election season is underway.

The West Virginia 2020 election filing period ended Saturday, Jan. 25. Barring any applications that were postmarked by that date, this is a complete list of candidates for state offices.

EAST PEORIA, Ill. — Andrew Adkins of Man, West Virginia, was named to the dean’s list at Illinois Central College for the Fall 2019 semester. The academic honor is presented to students who earn a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale.

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — William Adkins of Logan received an associate in arts degree in general studies as part of the Milestone Initiative at Glenville State College.

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.

LOGAN — Fifty felony indictments were handed down in Logan County Circuit Court after the grand jury met in January. The list was released by Logan County Prosecuting Attorney John W. Bennett.

LOGAN — On Friday, Jan. 17, the Hot Cup in downtown Logan hosted a book signing for Logan native Matt Browning, communications director at West Virginia State University. His book, “Bookstore Explorer: West Virginia,” was published by West Virginia State University Press last December.

CHARLESTON — A bill to bring West Virginia's voter laws into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act became the first completed legislation of the session Friday with the House of Delegates' passage.

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LOGAN — The Logan County Commission passed a resolution Friday afternoon to declare the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” joining Putnam County, Preston County, Fayette County and the town of Fort Gay in Wayne County in approving such a designation.

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HUNTINGTON — In 2013 and 2014, more than 250 million prescription pain pills were sent to West Virginia by drug firms, pushing the total to over 1.1 billion pills over a nine-year period.

HUNTINGTON — A late night police sighting at Kellogg Elementary in Wayne County Tuesday had some parents and community members concerned after a potential threat had been made earlier in the afternoon, but no evidence of a credible threat was discovered.

LOGAN — It all started with selling Okayest Mom T-shirts as a fundraiser for the City of Logan Freedom Festival in April 2019. No one knew it would lead to a major community service organization.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Department of Psychiatry of the University of Rochester Medical Center has been named one of the three Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorder in the country, and awarded a $6.7 million federal grant to identify and adapt evidence-based practices that effe…

State Treasurer John Perdue and representatives from SMART529 announced the SMART529 “When I Grow Up” student and teacher essay contest. The annual essay contest gives students around the state the chance to win up to $5,000 in higher education expenses. Teachers have an opportunity to win a…

Youth currently in school have access to an increasing number of resources designed to assist in breaking down barriers and obstacles they may face, but the Region 2 Southwestern Workforce Investment Board’s Out-of-School Youth Program is making a push to help those who are no longer student…

PHILIPPI, W.Va.— Dr. Joan Propst, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has released the dean’s and honorable mention lists to recognize students for their academic distinction.

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Deanna Fields of Logan has been named to the Glenville State College President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2019 semester. To be named to the President’s Honor Roll, students must have a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

MOUNT GAY — Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be hosting the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam at the Logan campus — Building C, room 202 — for two days in January: Friday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 31.

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.

When it’s downright cold outside and you’ve fallen behind on paying your utilities, are you protected from shut-off by the utility company during the winter months?

LOGAN — The Logan County Board of Education will soon take applications to fill a vacant seat following the recent resignation of Dr. Ed White, who is running for a seat on the Logan County Commission.

LOGAN — The Logan High School Marching Band is doing something it hasn’t done since around 2013: playing as a pep band during certain basketball games.

Students from Logan Middle School took home first and second place at this year’s county spelling bee on Friday, Jan. 17, with Scotty Davis placing first and Peytience Bragg placing second. Both students advance to the upcoming regional spelling bee in Charleston.

LOGAN — The City of Logan Fire Department was recently awarded a grant from the TC Energy Foundation to fund the purchase of new extrication tools.

LOGAN — The Logan County Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the seat left vacant after the resignation of Dr. Mason “Ed” White, who stepped down on Jan. 15 to run for a seat on the Logan County Commission.

CHARLESTON — With state tax collections expected to shrink 2.3% in the 2020-21 budget year, Gov. Jim Justice is proposing a “flat” $4.58 billion general revenue budget for the coming fiscal year — a drop of $108.64 million from the current state spending plan.

LOGAN — Art students from Logan High School will be making yet another return to the Tamarack in Beckley, the state’s premiere showcase of arts and crafts.

LOGAN — A new book by Logan native Matt Browning, titled “Bookstore Explorer: West Virginia,” celebrates the many independent bookstores of the Mountain State through feature stories, photos, interviews and essays. Browning will sign copies of the book at Hot Cup Coffee, 201 Stratton St., in…

CHAPMANVILLE — A man is behind bars after a car search yielded a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and other items, according to a release by the Chapmanville Police Department.

LOGAN — Two years ago, following the implementation of weekend backpack take-home food programs at Logan middle and elementary schools, Logan High School wanted to get involved as well.