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Tests confirm asbestos at WVU Coliseum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University official says test results at the WVU Coliseum confirm the presence of asbestos in materials that were exposed during recent construction activities.

Tests confirm asbestos at WVU Coliseum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University official says test results at the WVU Coliseum confirm the presence of asbestos in materials that were exposed during recent construction activities.

New Mountaineer mascot makes first speaking appearance

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – For many colleges and universities across the country, the school’s mascot serves as the face of the institution.

Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences...

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Gazette editorial cartoon

Funerals for: May 01, 2016

Baxter, Helen 3 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Cobb, Kathryn L. 3:30 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

King, Pamela A. 4 p.m., Faith Christian Fellowship, Buffalo.

Lanham, Mildred M....

Elta Buzzard

Elta Dorrine Buzzard, 68, of Sylvester, W.Va., went home to be with Jesus on April 29, 2016, after a long illness.

Dorrine loved to cook, she was the best cook in the family. She loved to work puzzles and play on her computer. She made the...

John Tristan Schmidt

John Tristan Schmidt, 19, of Given died Fri. April 29, 2016. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek is caring for the family.

William Giacomo
William Giacomo

William L. Giacomo, 72, of Boomer, died April 28, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House. Bill was born in Cannelton, on November 9, 1943, the son of the late Tas and Virginia Perkins Giacomo.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia...

Deborah Kersey
Deborah Kersey

Deborah Kay Cantrell Kersey, 56, of Hurricane, passed away April 29, 2016, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

Born June 13, 1959, in Frankfurt, Germany, Debbie was a daughter of William Pearl Cantrell and the late Barbara Lucille Lahmon...

Norman Walker

Norman Ray Walker, 79, of Poca, died April 30, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Wed. May 4, at Allen's Fork Community Church. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues. April 3, also at the church. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home...

Betty Jividen

Betty May Riffle Jividen, 85, of Eleanor, passed away Thurs. April 28, 2016, following a short illness. She was a 1950 graduate of Buffalo High School and a member of the Otter Branch Bible Church. She loved to quilt, crochet and sew.

Born...

Lottie Whaples
Lottie Whaples

Lottie Virginia Whaples, 92, born Dec. 31, 1923, went home to sit in the lap of Jesus on April 29, 2016, at 11:15 p.m. with her family by her side singing to her. She was a homemaker and true and faithful servant of the Lord.

She is preceded in ...

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