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Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive
Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive

HELVETIA, W.Va. (AP) – Just a few days after prognosticating groundhogs reveal whether spring will arrive early, revelers in a small Randolph County town with Swiss origins will wear whimsical masks they made themselves and parade through town,...

Who’s running for office in West Virginia?

So who’s running for office in West Virginia?

The deadline to get on the ballot for West Virginia’s May primary election was midnight on Saturday. (If candidates mailed in their filings with a postmark of Saturday or before, they...

West Virginia University to host weekly film festival

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival is getting started this week.

The event showcasing a series of five films covering a range of themes about human rights concerns begins Tuesday...

Essay contest to award cash toward college savings accounts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Schoolchildren from across West Virginia can win cash to be applied for higher education expenses through an essay contest.

The ninth annual SMART529 “When I Grow Up” contest is open to students in...

Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive
Small town keeps Swiss ‘Fasnacht’ tradition alive

HELVETIA, W.Va. (AP) – Just a few days after prognosticating groundhogs reveal whether spring will arrive early, revelers in a small Randolph County town with Swiss origins will wear whimsical masks they made themselves and parade through town, ...

FSU professor recalls police experience on streets of Miami

FAIRMONT, W.Va (AP) – Sitting in class each day, it’s easy for students to become bored with a teacher simply reading out of a text book to prepare for a test.

For students in the award-winning criminal justice program at Fairmont...

Funerals for: January 31, 2016

Abbott, John 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Arrington, Penny 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Baldwin, Brady L. 3 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley....

Betty Dunlap

Betty Ruth Jett Dunlap, 83, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, formerly of Clendenin died Wednesday January 27, 2016. Graveside service will be Sunday January 31, 2016 at Jett Cemetery Cottontree Road, Walton, WV.

Carolyn Critchfield
Carolyn Critchfield

Carolyn MacVean Critchfield, a Kanawha County resident for nearly 60 years, passed away on January 21, 2016, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was 82. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she attended the University of Michigan before taking a laboratory technician...

Helen Sue Buzzard

Helen Sue Buzzard, 58, of Charleston, died Jan. 23, 2016. Complete obituary will be in the Monday Gazette-Mail. Elk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

Anna Rakes

Anna (Adkins) Rakes, 85, of Branchland, died January 28, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday February 2, 2016, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.V. Visiting hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday February 2, 2016, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin,...

Charles Stuck
Charles Stuck

Charles Lee "Charlie" Stuck, 88, of Charleston, headed home to his Lord Jesus Christ on January 28, 2016.

Among those to greet him at Heaven's Gate are his wife, Betty Guthrie Stuck; and his parents, Charles H. and Doris V. (Conner) Stuck....

Geraldine Kidd
Geraldine Kidd

Geraldine H. Kidd, 88, of South Charleston, passed away Friday January 29, 2016, at Genesis Valley Center.

Her health had been failing for a few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in South Charleston. She enjoyed working for...

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