Rick Ryan: Kanawha Valley coaching changes, West/Frampton and coach Kinder
Rick Ryan: Kanawha Valley coaching changes, West/Frampton and coach Kinder
Talented freshman class boosts Poca’s football chances
Talented freshman class boosts Poca’s football chances
West Virginia football gets commit from Ohio linebacker Chandler
West Virginia football gets commit from Ohio linebacker Chandler
Doug Smock: Golf goes well beyond the stars
Doug Smock: Golf goes well beyond the stars
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Power goes down, Ty Moore gets called up

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Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19
Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

The adolescent years are when people’s bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They’re eager for new experiences. By all accounts, this should be among the most active periods in a person’s lifetime.

What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates
What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug.

Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study
Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in new study

A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.

Business faces: June 25, 2017
Business faces: June 25, 2017

ArchitectureJoe Sinclair has joined The Thrasher Group, a regional engineering and architecture firm. Sinclair will be a part of the group’s Charleston office as a member of its architecture division. He previously worked at WYK Associates and has experience in commercial, historic preservation and residential design projects.

Spirits maker Smooth Ambler aims to increase WV footprint during expansion
Spirits maker Smooth Ambler aims to increase WV footprint during expansion

It hasn’t taken Smooth Ambler Spirits long to gain a national following.

FERC issues final environmental report on MVP pipeline
FERC issues final environmental report on MVP pipeline

Federal energy regulators on Friday released their final environmental assessment of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, saying that the project would have “significant” impacts on forests in West Virginia and Virginia, but downplaying other adverse effects as “limited.”

Bicyclist struck by car on West Side
Bicyclist struck by car on West Side

A man was struck by a car in Charleston Sunday evening, according to a Kanawha County dispatcher.

Cross Lanes couple sues, says house deed sold without their knowledge
Cross Lanes couple sues, says house deed sold without their knowledge

A Cross Lanes couple is accusing a realty company of obtaining the deed to their home without their knowledge and, after waiting three years, attempting to sell it back at an inflated price, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

Man stabbed at Speedway in Cross Lanes
Man stabbed at Speedway in Cross Lanes

A man stabbed another man in the neck at a Cross Lanes Speedway just before noon on Sunday, according to Sgt. Brian Humphreys, a spokesman for the Kanahwa County Sheriff’s Office.

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WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia
WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia

Questions of Appalachian economics, culture and identity have ­— in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of J.D. Vance’s controversial “Hillbilly Elegy” — moved to the forefront of national consciousness. This summer and fall, West Virginia University Press will publish three books that help advance the conversation about Appalachia from different perspectives.

Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective
Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Sculptures by balloon artist Aaron Hay, who is also known as Dizzy Doc, are displayed in the center court of the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday afternoon. Each balloon sculpture lines up to form a music symbol, which can be seen if the viewer is standing from the correct vantage point. Balloons in the form of rings or cylinders are placed at different levels of center court for viewers to peer through to see the separate sculpture pieces united into one image. The installation is a part of FestivALL, which ran from June 16-25.

Things to do today: June 25, 2017
Things to do today: June 25, 2017

MusicMOUNTAIN STAGE: 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. With Marcus King Band, Kishi Bashi with strings and more. Culture Center Theater. Call 877.987.6487 or visit www.mountainstage.org.

WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce
WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce

It’s berry season! You know what that means, right? Summer is here!

Vintage West Virginia: Clendenin
Vintage West Virginia: Clendenin

Each Sunday and Monday, Vintage West Virginia provides a glimpse of the past in the Mountain State.

Innerviews: Nearing 91, Dunbar councilman making most of every day
Innerviews: Nearing 91, Dunbar councilman making most of every day

With two unexpired terms under his belt, Harold Craigo just won his first full term on the Dunbar City Council.

In cowboy action shooting, clothes make the gunfighter
In cowboy action shooting, clothes make the gunfighter

ELEANOR — On Main Street of Buffalo Flats, the Wild West comes to life.

John McCoy: WV DNR’s federal funding doesn’t come from politicians
John McCoy: WV DNR’s federal funding doesn’t come from politicians

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Outdoors Calendar, June 25, 2017
Outdoors Calendar, June 25, 2017

TodayThe Putnam County Gun Club will hold a USPSA pistol match, 10 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-757-6061.

Funerals for: June 26, 2017

Barnes Jr., Willie 1 p.m., Power House of Deliverance Church, Dunbar.


Boyd Jr., Alfred 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.


Burns, Lucille 2 p.m., Presbyterian Church, Marlinton.


Carter, Karen 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, St. Albans.


Cobb, Sharry 11 a.m., Gatens


Cochran, Edward Noon, Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.


Dunlap Jr., George 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Hurt, William 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Kemper, Delma Noon, Sturm Family Cemetery, Millstone.


Lanier, Donald 2 p.m., Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.


Marks, Alice Noon, Oakwood Baptist Church, Charleston.


Riffee, Beulah 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.


Shue Wallace, Sabrina Renae


Walton, Lorena "Renie" 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.


Westmoreland, Loverna Sue 5 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.


Wooten, James 7 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Workman, Lawrence 11 a.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.