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Gas leak could have caused school explosion, company alleges
TOM HINDMAN | Gazette-Mail
Gas leak could have caused school explosion, company alleges

Natural gas lines running through Capital High School became over-pressurized earlier this month, leading to a situation where “a fire or explosion could easily have occurred,” according to a letter from Mountaineer Gas to a...

Jane Martin

Jane L. Martin, 88, of Huntington, WV formerly of Charleston, died Friday January 29, 2016. Chapman's Mortuary Huntington is assisting the family.

Penny Arrington

Penny Jo Shelton Arrington, 62, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Funeral service will be on 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home....

Betty Jane Cantrell

Betty Jane Cantrell, 85, of Duck, passed away January 29, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born March 6, 1930, a daughter of the late Ernest "Red" and Grace Seabolt Truman.

She was preceded in death by bothers, Alfred...

James Wood

James C. Wood, 70, of Sod, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Service will be 7 p.m. Monday February 1, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service...

Billy Clay
Billy Clay

Billy Clay, 87, of Campbells Creek, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness on January 28, 2016, surrounded by family members and friends.

Bill was born in Putney on December 4, 1928 to the late John Lewis Clay...

Donald Tincher

Donald Tincher, 69 of Round Rock, TX died Jan. 26. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 6 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Details at

Gladys Parnell
Gladys Parnell

Gladys Pauline Reed Parnell, 84, formerly of Barker's Ridge, quietly departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, January 21, 2016.

After the death of her husband of sixty (60) years, she moved to the Charleston area to be with...

Willard Falls

Willard Falls, 75, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday January 28, 2016.

Born on February 6, 1940, in Roane County, he was the son of the late Ell William and Rosa (Runion) Falls.

Willard is survived by his brothers, Ell Edward Falls of ...

Martha Jo Long

Martha Jo Long, 76, of Gassaway, passed away January 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. Martha was born February 2, 1939, at Ivydale a daughter of the late Thurston Von and Mabel Hash Friend.

She was a homemaker; a 50 year member of the ...

Roy Nutter

Roy J. Nutter, 85 Oak Hill, died Friday, January 29, 2016. Arrangements are forthcoming with High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 E. Main Street in Oak Hill.

Geoffrey Tarr
Geoffrey Tarr

Geoffrey "Brian" Tarr, 84, of Cross Lanes, passed away Wednesday January 27, at Hubbard House West, South Charleston.

Brian was born in the country of Malawi, in Africa, the son of missionaries from South Africa. His first words spoken were in...

Hallie Clarkson

Hallie Louise Clarkson, 94, of Clover, West Virginia, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the...

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