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CHARLESTON - A statewide mock tornado drill took place Tuesday, but not every county and municipality participated, according to an official with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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HUNTINGTON - Dr. Daniel Snavely, of Huntington, has been appointed to the West Virginia State Board of Education by Gov. Jim Justice.

CHARLESTON - Mountaineer Gas Co. has filed a request for an increase in base rates and charges for natural gas service to approximately 218,000 customers in West Virginia.

CHARLESTON - Under fire for crumbling secondary roads statewide, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called in Division of Highways district engineers and county road supervisors from around the state Tuesday for a 16-minute pep talk/call to action on his demand to "fix the damn roads."

WELCH - Disrespected, ignored, unappreciated and demoralized were just a few of the words used by Southern West Virginia teachers to describe their relationship with the Legislature at the West Virginia Department of Education's second listening forum for education reform on Tuesday.

CHARLESTON - In last year's historic election that saw the highest national midterm voter turnout in 100 years, voter turnout in West Virginia increased, but dropped from 42nd to 49th in the nation, according to a new report.

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HARTS - An Appalachian Power Company employee who worked for the company's Logan Service Center is dead after his company truck rolled over an embankment Wednesday in the Lincoln County community of Harts Creek.

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CHAPMANVILLE - Dozens of residents filled the streets of Chapmanville Wednesday afternoon to cheer on a parade celebrating the Tigers' back-to-back victory in the 2019 WVSSAC Class AA boys state basketball tournament.

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HUFF CREEK - A Logan County woman is behind bars and facing charges of DUI causing death after an accident that took the life of a Wyoming County woman Tuesday evening.

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - It may seem like a long road from soothing a patient to smoothing concrete, but it's a transition that former nurse Cindy Hatfield has made successfully. The Logan native's company, Hatfield Construction, LLC, is poised to obtain more tools for success through a mentor-protg agreement with Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.

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HUNTINGTON - As cities and states across the nation grapple with the opioid epidemic and point the finger at the drug manufacturing and distribution industries, Purdue Pharma says bankruptcy is an "option," The Washington Post reports.

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MORGANTOWN - When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties.

ONA- Education reform, and the seemingly countless options and opinions for how that might take shape in West Virginia, generated considerable buzz during the state legislative session- energy that's yet to subside with a special session now imminent.

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STOLLINGS - A group of dedicated members of a career and technical education (CTE) program at Logan High School recently worked as employees of Pizza Hut for a fundraising effort.

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CHARLESTON - West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine is seeking applications from those who are interested in filling the vacant seat on the Logan County Board of Education.

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But on March 14, Frances Cline received just that from Smart Horizons Career Online High School through McDonald's Archways to Opportunity program. The 36-year-old assistant manager of the McDonald's at Fountain Place finally completed her high school education, and McDonald's paid the tuition.

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CHAPMANVILLE Although a large portion of the town's residents may have been at the state basketball championship game Saturday afternoon, that didn't stop Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cecil Silva from making a stop in Chapmanville.

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The Chapmanville Regional High School basketball team capped off the season by repeating as Class AA state champions after the No. 1-ranked Tigers knocked off No. 2 Fairmont Senior 60-46 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in the state finals at the Charleston Coliseum.

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LOGAN – A Mingo County man faces several charges after he stole a police cruiser and led authorities on a nearly two-hour search Sunday evening.

MATEWAN - The annual Matewan Heritage Day is slated for Saturday, May 18. Several activities are scheduled and free to the public.

WILLIAMSON - Former Mingo County coal executive Don Blankenship has filed a multi-billon dollar defamation lawsuit in Mingo County Circuit Court against several national news organizations and other individuals stating they united against him during his run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia in the 2018 Primary Election.

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LOGAN - Sixteen individuals have been located and arrested after an extensive warrant roundup by the Logan County Sheriff's Department.

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WILLIAMSON - Local talent is being sought to perform during the Champions for Southern Telethon, which will take place 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, on Southern's Williamson campus.

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CHAPMANVILLE - A proposed sewer revenue bond ordinance that would authorize the "acquisition and construction of certain extensions, additions, betterments and improvements to the sewerage portion of the existing public combined waterworks and sewerage system of the town of Chapmanville" was presented at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Chapmanville Town Council on Monday.

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HUNTINGTON - A Louisiana doctor originally from Logan has established an endowed scholarship for future medical students from West Virginia attending the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

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Chapmanville takes on Fairmont Senior in the Class AA State Basketball Championship as part of the WVSSAC Boys High School Basketball Tournament at the Charleston Coliseum in Charleston on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Chapmanville defeated Fairmont Senior with a final score of 60 to 46.

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MOUNT GAY - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, on the Logan campus in Building A. The job fair is free and open to the community.

CHARLESTON - Vowing to "fix the damn roads" after years of neglect, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice unveiled in broad terms Wednesday a three-pronged plan to increase funding for secondary road maintenance.

For the past two weeks of available data, flu activity has been "widespread" across the state, said Lauren Spadafora, flu coordinator for the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

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MOUNT GAY - March is National Credit Education Month, and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is celebrating by offering a free Financial Literacy Workshop Series. The workshops will be led by Stephanie Mounts, business instructor at Southern.

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LOGAN - The Logan County Board of Education met Tuesday in its second special session of the week to address other business that wasn't covered in Monday's special session, during which the board failed at its final chance to fill the vacant seat.

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CHAPMANVILLE - Bobby Boehm is a man on a mission. A lieutenant with the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department, Boehm applied for and received a grant of $5,500 for new equipment from Brothers Helping Brothers, a nonprofit charity that helps small rural fire departments throughout the nation with equipment and education.

CHARLESTON - The state Department of Education is holding forums for people to say what state lawmakers should tackle in their special session, and the first will take place in Cabell County.

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STOLLINGS - The Ralph R. Willis School of Practical Nursing, at Three Mile Curve in Stollings, is conducting Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Entrance Exam registration for the class that begins in August 2019.

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WILLIAMSON - Local talent is being sought to perform during the Champions for Southern Telethon, which will take place 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, on Southern's Williamson campus.