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Baby wipes create ‘fatberg,’ clog Putnam sewer plant
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Baby wipes create ‘fatberg,’ clog Putnam sewer plant

Officials say ‘flushable’ wipes actually not

water-soluble, cause need for costly repairs

Baby wipes create ‘fatberg,’ clog Putnam sewer plant
Baby wipes create ‘fatberg,’ clog Putnam sewer plant

Officials say ‘flushable’ wipes actually not

water-soluble, cause need for costly repairs

Putnam students score above average on ACT exams

Students in Putnam County scored better on the ACT college entrance exam than the national average in every category and overall.

Superintendent Chuck Hatfield presented the results to the Putnam County Board of Education Monday evening....

Huntington neurosurgeon dies from injuries in Putnam crash

Dr. David L. Weinsweig, a neurosurgeon with St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, died over the weekend after sustaining injuries in a Putnam County car crash, according to a release from the hospital.

Michael Sellards, President and...

Putnam County Commission looks ahead to parks system improvements

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission had a light agenda for its regular meeting Tuesday.

Commissioner Joe Haynes reported that work on a master plan for Putnam County’s parks officially got underway with a meeting with the...

Poca man wins $1 million Powerball prize
Poca man wins $1 million Powerball prize

Man plans to pay off home, tour W.Va. with his lottery winnings

Photos: Putnam preview showcases local businesses
Photos: Putnam preview showcases local businesses

Putnam Board honors top staff
Putnam Board honors top staff

WINFIELD — Putnam County recognized its top educators at Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

Tina Kirk, a math teacher at Winfield High School, was named both high school teacher of the year and overall Putnam County Schools teacher...

Putnam man sentenced in brother’s fatal stabbing

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A Putnam County man convicted of fatally stabbing his brother on their parents’ front porch has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

The Charleston...

Board meeting to honor employees

WINFIELD — Putnam County Schools will honor its top employees during the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Board of Education office in Winfield, according to a news release from Rudi Raynes, Putnam County Schools...

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,...

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