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Runner overcomes lung cancer to take on Distance Run again
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Runner overcomes lung cancer to take on Distance Run again

Sonya Evans doesn’t expect to break any records on Saturday when she runs the 15-mile course of the Charleston Distance Run.

The 45-year-old resident of West Union, Ohio, just wants to finish the race.

“It’s probably...

Runner overcomes lung cancer to take on Distance Run again
Runner overcomes lung cancer to take on Distance Run again

Sonya Evans doesn’t expect to break any records on Saturday when she runs the 15-mile course of the Charleston Distance Run.

The 45-year-old resident of West Union, Ohio, just wants to finish the race.

“It’s probably...

Water company preparing for toxic algae on Ohio River

West Virginia American Water Co. on Thursday began running new pipelines to use the Guyandotte River as a temporary water supply for its Huntington drinking water plant in response to continuing concerns about a potentially toxic algae bloom on the...

Kiss warns budget cuts may not be enough to balance budget

After another shortfall in state revenue collections, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss warned Thursday that West Virginia could soon reach the point where spending cuts and money shifts will no longer be enough to balance the budget

Revenue...

Police: Man who stole from daycare faces other complaints

An Ohio man who allegedly took money from a South Charleston daycare center and then never performed the work he promised has had 12 consumer complaints filed against his company since 2010, most for a similar reason, according to South Charleston...

ReStore to hold latex paint drive

The ReStore will hold its third annual paint drive this October to boost their latex paint supply for the winter months. The ReStore collected more than 10,000 pounds of latex paint during the 2014 paint drive. The goal this year is to increase...

UMW reaches deal with Patriot Coal buyer

United Mine Workers negotiators have reached what the union called “prospective collective bargaining agreements” with the leading contenders to buy the operations of bankrupt Patriot Coal, the UMW said Thursday. Terms were not...

Rescued sheep yields 30 sweaters’ worth of wool after years on the lam
Rescued sheep yields 30 sweaters’ worth of wool after years on the lam

CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 89 pounds of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and...

Cities scramble to prepare for potential oil train disaster
Cities scramble to prepare for potential oil train disaster

PHILADELPHIA — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.

While railroads have long carried...

Officials’ pictures on social media OK under trinkets law, commission says

Public officials may post pictures of themselves on their official social media sites — but must strike a balance between informing the public while stopping short of self-promotion, as prohibited in new “trinkets” law, the state...

Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage
Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned in ominous tones of a weakened American military and a coming attack on the United States during a speech to the West Virginia Chamber of ...

Things to do today: Sept. 4, 2015

JOHNNY COCHRAN, EMMALEA DEAL AND LILLY MOUNTAINEERS: 7 p.m. Adults $5. Children $3. Jerry Run Summer Theater, Rte. 20, 1.5 mi. north Holly River State Park. Cleveland. Call 304-493-6574.

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS AND BLACKWATER MOJO: 6:30 p.m. Free....

Priest to withdraw from public school teaching job

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Roman Catholic priest says he plans to withdraw from a substitute teaching job in the Wood County public school system.

The Rev. George Nedeff tells the Parkersburg News and...

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Politics

Kiss warns budget cuts may not be enough to balance budget
Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage
WV Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner set for Oct. 2
Officials’ pictures on social media OK under trinkets law, commission says
Economist: Cut taxes in W.Va.

Police Blotter

Police: Man who stole from daycare faces other complaints
Charleston police renew search for violent offender
Mistrial declared in ex-Summers official’s embezzlement case
Judge OKs distribution of insurance funds in explosion suit
City police to set up West Side traffic checkpoint this evening

State News

Presidential candidates to visit West Liberty for interviews
Treasurer offers $100 for college funds to parents of newborns
WVU expanding parking at Evansdale campus
W.Va. State University to offer media diversity fellowship
Common Core town halls to start Tuesday

Statehouse News

Watchdog

Water company preparing for toxic algae on Ohio River
ReStore to hold latex paint drive
HallowEast zombie run changes name
NGK Spark Plugs celebrates 20 years in West Virginia
Priest to withdraw from public school teaching job

Columnists

Innerviews: South Africa native gets her kicks coaching soccer
Essays on Faith: One nation under God? Or one nation under judgment?
Fallout from Ashley Madison hack leaves West Virginia ‘Montani Semper Fidelis’
Statehouse Beat: Prevailing wage claims still don’t hold up
Alyce Faye Bragg: What a blessing that life begins at 80

Education

WVSU will launch presidential review this month
Local foundation accepting professor of the year nominations
WVU board OKs Tech move
Plans announced to relocate WVU Tech to Beckley campus
Bomb threat reported at George Washington High School

Kanawha County

Health

Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist

Putnam County

Area residents plead guilty to federal drug charges

Election

Weird News

FlipSide

Putting the best shoe forward: What your first-day outfit says about you
Learning Chinese: A student’s perspective
Fun things to pack for lunch
John Adams welcomes new WV studies teacher
Book review: ‘Paper Towns’ pours on the adventure, laughs

U.S. and World

Live blog: Clerk in gay marriage case appears in federal court
Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
U.S. judge summons Ky. clerk, staff to court over gay marriage