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Hospital chief proposes sale to save smoking areas

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A hospital administrator has asked the Putnam County Development Authority to buy two small areas outside the facility so people can continue to smoke there.

Randy Hodges of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital acknowledged...

Hospital chief proposes sale to save smoking areas

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A hospital administrator has asked the Putnam County Development Authority to buy two small areas outside the facility so people can continue to smoke there.

Randy Hodges of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital acknowledged...

Putnam to add mental health component to Veterans’ Treatment Court

A $50,000 grant will allow Putnam County’s Veterans’ Treatment Court to expand into a Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Court.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs recently gave the federal...

County considers tweaking benefits

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Commission took up consideration of tweaking optical and dental benefits for county employees Tuesday.

Commission President Steve Andes said the county’s coverage hasn’t been updated since the...

Putnam alumni barred from using county fields

Alumni of Putnam County’s four high schools will likely play two exhibition football games on a Kanawha County field next month because of county policies that prohibit the group from using Putnam’s facilities.

Josh Tolley, a 2005 ...

Putnam commissioners reject annexation proposal for Winfield

Commissioners say Winfield’s petition didn’t meet needed requirements

Pick-your-own pumpkin patch offers a slice of farm life
Pick-your-own pumpkin patch offers a slice of farm life

LEON — Plump pumpkins are ripe for plucking at V and J Farms, where kids can see they don’t grow in grocery store bins.

The patch is rich in orange balls and bright blooms ready to burst into even more pumpkins.

The farm is...

Proposed field trip would bus Putnam students to polls

Winfield — Voting-age high school students in Putnam County could get to cast ballots at the county court house during the early voting period — and get out of school to do it.

County Clerk Brian Wood presented his plan to the...

Putnam vet graduates drug court

Man first to complete program aimed at soldiers; will be recognized today

Putnam County schools get kits to treat gunshot wounds
Putnam County schools get kits to treat gunshot wounds

Every classroom will soon be able to treat gunshot wounds

By SAMUEL SPECIALE

DAILY MAIL STAFF

Shootings at high schools in Kentucky and North Carolina Tuesday prompted Putnam County officials to take stock of the school...

Interstate 64 reopened after multiple accidents

UPDATE: Putnam County 911 says the accidents have been cleared and traffic is flowing normally as of 12:50 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: A series of accidents is snarling traffic on Interstate 64 around Teays Valley.

A Putnam County 911 dispatcher...

Putnam man charged with child abuse causing injury
Putnam man charged with child abuse causing injury

A Hurricane man was arrested after being accused of dropping and then shaking his four-month-old daughter earlier this month. Police say he then didn’t seek medical attention for her out of fear of getting in trouble.

Paul Anthony Parog,...

W.Va. children’s chorus adding 3 new groups

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Children’s Chorus has launched a new group in Putnam County and plans to establish two more in Kanawha and Raleigh County.

The Putnam County choir, called Cantanti Valle, held its...

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