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Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school
Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school

A relatively new education-to-work program is helping Toyota Corp. and other manufacturers around the country fill critical skilled worker positions while also giving students a chance to work an earn money while attending school.

In 2012,...

Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school
Toyota plant program trains, pays aspiring employees still in school

A relatively new education-to-work program is helping Toyota Corp. and other manufacturers around the country fill critical skilled worker positions while also giving students a chance to work an earn money while attending school.

In 2012,...

Ky. company apparent low bidder for US 35 upgrade in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Highways says a Kentucky company is the apparent low bidder for a contract to upgrade a section of U.S. 35.

Bizzack Construction, LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, bid $174.4 million to...

Putnam commission praises library director, appoints new member to EnAct board

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County Commission appointed a new member to the EnAct Board and honored the recent service from a new library manager during Tuesday’s biweekly meeting at the Putnam County Courthouse.

Jeremy Young, assistant...

Police investigating if body found in river is missing Winfield woman
Police investigating if body found in river is missing Winfield woman

A body pulled from the Ohio River on Saturday might be the remains of a Winfield woman who went missing in February.

It’s still too early to tell if the heavily decomposed body found in the water belongs to ...

Putnam students take hands-on approach to trade work (video)
Putnam students take hands-on approach to trade work (video)

Putnam center helps prepare pupils for life after high school

Putnam Commission discusses Manila Ridge water extension, Winfield annexation

The Putnam County Commission is trying again for a water line extension along Manila Ridge in Putnam County, but some residents are questioning whether the taps will ever reach their homes.

The proposed $1.8 million water extension would serve...

Opposition to Wal-Mart market in Putnam continues
Opposition to Wal-Mart market in Putnam continues

A number of Putnam County residents remain fired up about a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market proposed for the Teays Valley area.

Thursday evening, Wal-Mart representatives held a public open house in council chambers at Hurricane City Hall to...

Princess Party in Hurricane to feature carriage, magic carpet rides

It will be an enchanted morning with horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, royal activities, and hundreds of princesses all decked out in elegant gowns.

The ninth annual Once Upon a Time Princess Party will be held 10 a.m. to noon April 25...

Poca High to be closed Friday for electrical issues

Poca High School will be closed today due to electrical issues. The school also was closed Thursday, but Appalachian Power work crews were not able to find a break in the power line. A Putnam County spokeswoman said the power company will have to run...

Settlement reached in landfill MCHM case

Agreement ends lawsuit filed last year against landfill that accepted Freedom spill chemicals

Putnam PSD to begin annual water system flushing

Putnam Public Service District will be flushing water lines in its service area April 13 through May 22.

Flushing of water lines is performed in order to clean out distribution pipelines and remove any impurities or sediment that may be present ...

Putnam man faces charges after allegedly fleeing police

A Putnam County man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing from deputies while under the influence.

Paul Skiles, 32, of Winfield, was charged with drunkenly fleeing from police Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha...

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