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Hurricane offers free smoke alarms to residents

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane is offering free smoke alarms to residents in an effort to prevent fire-related deaths.

City marking and development manager Vanessa Ervin tells the Charleston...

Hurricane offers free smoke alarms to residents

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — Hurricane is offering free smoke alarms to residents in an effort to prevent fire-related deaths.

City marking and development manager Vanessa Ervin tells the Charleston...

Putnam bus driver loses job over contested seniority

WINFIELD — A part-time Putnam County bus driver’s job was rescinded Tuesday night because another employee contested her right to the position.

Elizabeth Swann was promoted from substitute bus driver to a half-day bus driver in the ...

Furry friends help Putnam children read books
Furry friends help Putnam children read books

Tales to Tails lets volunteers read

to pets in shelter

New community service center opens in Winfield

A new Heart & Hand Community Service Center will open in Putnam County on Tuesday.

The center is a project of Community Development Outreach Ministries, a mission project of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The ...

Hurricane wave pool needs basin repairs, operating at loss
Hurricane wave pool needs basin repairs, operating at loss

Aging concrete liner must be maintained each year, prone to damage in winter

Patriot Coal transfers headquarters from Missouri to W.Va.
Patriot Coal transfers headquarters from Missouri to W.Va.

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) — Patriot Coal Corp. has relocated its headquarters from St. Louis to West Virginia, the company said Friday.

The company’s operations office in Scott Depot became its headquarters effective Jan. 1. Patriot...

Weather may have been a factor in fatal Putnam wreck

Police say a fatal head-on collision in Putnam County Monday morning appeared to be weather related.

Melisha Dawn Jividen, 40, of Red House, died in the 11 a.m. accident on Route 62 in Red House, police said. Jividen was driving south on Route...

Putnam robotics team to get course credit

Robotics team students in Putnam County will soon get credit for the many hours they spend working on their projects after school.

The Putnam County Board of Education voted to approve four new robotics course credits at its first meeting of...

Putnam County drug discount program to expand

WINFIELD — A free program that gives Putnam County residents discounts on prescription drugs will soon also offer health and dental discounts for a monthly fee.

The National Association of Counties offers its member counties prescription...

Flags to be lowered for Putnam judge

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags on the State Capitol Complex and on all state-owned facilities in Putnam County to be lowered from dawn to dusk today, the day of services for ...

Diamond Electric to move US headquarters to Putnam County
Diamond Electric to move US headquarters to Putnam County

Japanese firm will

consolidate current Eleanor operation with its headquarters

Putnam teachers want algebra, geometry courses back

WINFIELD — High school math teachers in Putnam County want the district to ask the state department of education to let them out of mandated math curriculum.

The county is in its third year offering “integrated math” in...

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