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Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition
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Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition

Strong legs and strong will carry runners to the finish each year at the Charleston Distance Run, and among this year’s field, Jennifer Hillenbrand fits that mold as well as any.

Hillenbrand, a 40-year-old Scott Depot resident, builds her...

Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition
Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition

Strong legs and strong will carry runners to the finish each year at the Charleston Distance Run, and among this year’s field, Jennifer Hillenbrand fits that mold as well as any.

Hillenbrand, a 40-year-old Scott Depot resident, builds her ...

Distance runner overcomes hurdles
Distance runner overcomes hurdles

Competitor smoked for 30 years and previously weighed 230 pounds

Putnam commission rejects funding of Hurricane city bridge upgrade

Ben Newhouse, Hurricane’s City Manager, is not happy with a Putnam County Commission’s decision to not grant funding for the Hurricane city bridge project.

“I am disappointed. I wish they had more discussion with us,...

Man denied new trial for 1996 rape

Hurricane man’s attorneys allowed to conduct DNA test on new evidence

One dead after train strikes Putnam pickup truck

A person was killed when a train struck a pickup truck in Putnam County.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on W.Va. 62 near the Buffalo Bridge.

Putnam emergency dispatchers said the train hit the truck at the crossing. The driver...

Reader photos: Back to school in Putnam County
Reader photos: Back to school in Putnam County

School started Monday in Putnam County, one of West Virginia’s fastest growing counties.

Students aren’t the only ones busy now that a new school year has arrived. School officials are working on ways to improve the way they...

Woman killed in Putnam County crash

A woman died Sunday evening when her car veered off a Putnam County road and struck a tree.

Putnam Chief Deputy Eric S. Hayzlett said Delphine Geter, 71, of Hurricane, was driving north on Hurricane Creek Road on Sunday when she lost control of...

Putnam schools begin year with renewed emphasis on digital curriculum
Putnam schools begin year with renewed emphasis on digital curriculum

Students use laptops nearly all day every day, says principal of technology pilot school

Nine new teachers approved for Putnam

WINFIELD —Teachers report to schools in Putnam County today, and the board of education went down to the wire filling open teaching positions.

In a special meeting Wednesday evening, the board approved hiring nine new teachers as well as...

Putnam boy dies after being found in family’s pool

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a 3-year-old Putnam County boy in his family’s swimming pool.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department tells WSAZ-TV...

Putnam declares dumping toxic waste a public nuisance

County to take over operation of public access channel

Food program for Putnam students expands
Food program for Putnam students expands

A program geared to help hungry kids during the school year has expanded so that Putnam County students receive assistance over the summer.

“During the school year, each school in Putnam County has a backpack buddy program in which...

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