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Short takes on Mylan, pepperoni rolls

When Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced Monday their acquisition of Dublin-based generic drugmaker Allergan PLC for $40.5 billion, it marked the end of its hostile bid for another generics giant Mylan NV, co-founded by the late...

Anthony "Tony" Erwin

Anthony "Tony" Erwin, 45, of Nitro, passed away July 23, 2015. He was born December 3, 1969, in South Charleston.

Tony loved the outdoors and nature. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, reading and gardening.

He is survived by his father,...

Tressie Coffey
Tressie Coffey

Tressie Kathryn Starcher Coffey, 88, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Friday July 30, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Humphrey Howard Starcher and Nellie Edna...

Nettie Whittington

Nettie McVicker Whittington, 42, of St. Albans, passed away July 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title
SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title

Baseball players are creatures of habit.

When favored South Charleston Post 94 lost its opening game of the American Legion state tournament earlier this week, there was no rush to judgment to make wholesale changes to the team’s approach,...

Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight
Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight

The second All-Kanawha County state championship game since 2008 to determine the state’s Class AAA titlist saw Capital win its first crown since 1995, yet might also have been a preview of what the 2015 season will lead to.

The Cougars...

Rick Ryan: Numbers show no disadvantage so far for Kanawha

This marks the third year that Kanawha County schools has employed an earlier start date for classes, with students reporting on Aug. 10.

When that trend began in 2013, football coaches around the state’s most populous county grumbled...

Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA
Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA

In December of 2011, Bridgeport football coach Josh Nicewarner bemoaned the results of recently released school classifications that saw the Indians make a move from Class AAA to Class AA for the 2012-15 school years.

Triple-A football was big-...

Class A football preview: Traditional powers better suited for title runs

The 2014 Class A football season opened with a rush of hope for teams unaccustomed to making deep playoff runs, but the end result was one seen frequently in the last 20 years.

Williamstown claimed its second Class A state championship in a...

Young players climb Marshall football depth chart
Young players climb Marshall football depth chart

Michael Birdsong ended the spring as Marshall’s starting quarterback, a job he maintained through the summer and into the Thundering Herd’s preseason camp.

The Herd released a preseason depth chart Friday with few surprises, though ...

Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International
Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 22nd in a series of previews of Marshall and West Virginia football opponents.

n Date with Marshall: Saturday, Nov. 14, Fox network TBA, 12-day window


Nitro’s Casto expected to be ready for practice

Bryce Casto, Nitro’s first-year football coach, is expected to be ready for the opening of preseason practice on Monday after being hospitalized on July 21 with blood clots in his lungs.

Casto, 55, was released on July 24 and attended a...

Roundup: WVU Tech’s Cooper wins academic honor

WVU Tech basketball player Leon Cooper Jr. was named a member of the 2014-15 Honors Court Friday by the The National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The accolade recognizes men’s college basketball student-athletes who excelled in...

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