Putnam County Newswire

Putnam County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Putnam County, WV.

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  1. Misdemeanor charges against former Kanawha prosecutor dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | West Virginia Metro

    The dismissal of charges of battery and violating a protective order followed Plants' completion of a 32-week, court-ordered batterers' intervention program in Putnam County - a condition for dismissal. Sid Bell, special prosecutor, said Plants "participated actively in a positive manner" and "fully complied with what the court required of him."

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  2. Ky. company apparent low bidder for US 35 upgrade in W.Va.Read the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | The Inter-Mountain

    The West Virginia Division of Highways says a Kentucky company is the apparent low bidder for a contract to upgrade a section of U.S. 35. The 14.6-mile section runs from State Route 869 in Putnam County to County Route 40 in Mason County.

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  3. Tomblin talking workforce training in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | West Virginia Metro

    ... Shoichiro Toyoda talked last week about the workers his company found when it opened its transmission plant in Putnam County several years ago. He called them "hard working" and "highly skilled." "We've been having a very busy time meeting with a ...

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  4. Big Blacks headed to regionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Point Pleasant Register

    Members of the Point Pleasant baseball team pose for a picture after capturing the program's second straight Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 championship Thursday night with a 7-2 victory over Winfield in Winfield, W.Va. For the second consecutive year, the Point Pleasant baseball team came up with all the right answers in its best-of-three series with Winfield following a 7-2 victory Thursday night in a Class AAA Region 4, Section 1 matchup at WHS in Putnam County.

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  5. Remote camera leads to quick arrests in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | West Virginia Metro

    A security system at a remote home in Putnam County is credited with helping thwart two burglars during a Thursday morning break in. Deputies were dispatched to the home on Bowles Ridge Road near the Jackson County border around 8:30 a.m. The homeowner, who was in Charleston, had been alerted by the alarm.

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  6. Two board members recuse themselves from Walmart voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Two of the five members of the Putnam County Zoning Appeals Board have recused themselves from voting in advance of a decision next month on a proposed Walmart in Teays Valley. Duke Jordan of Great Expectations Realty, and Jared Tully, a lawyer with Frost Brown Todd, both decided not to vote on the controversial building because of professional conflicts of interests.

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  7. Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | West Virginia Metro

    ... and shipments "in the ordinary course" during the restructuring process. The company, which is based in Putnam County and has eight mining facilities in the state, idled two operations in Kanawha County in late-March. The Samples surface mine and ...

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  8. Sliding into SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Morgantown

    ... days during the summer last year and we had 27,000 guests," says Jamie Wright, programs and pool manager for Putnam County Parks and Recreation. "Our goal for 2015 is 30,000." Since opening more than 30 years ago, the pool has undergone several ...

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  9. Putnam County Commissioner reacts to Walton deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | West Virginia Metro

    Putnam County Commissioner Steve Andes reacted Wednesday to the death of HADCO CEO Gary Walton, who died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. Gary served two years as HADCO President and CEO.

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  10. Teays Valley Walmart hearing delayed until JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | West Virginia Metro

    A hearing scheduled for next Thursday regarding a special-use zoning permit that would allow a Walmart to be built on Route 34 was postponed until June 18. The notice section of the zoning ordinance requires an advertisement to be published in a newspaper at least 30 days before to the hearing. The hearing was delayed after the Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals did not post the notice far enough in advance.

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  11. Corridor H Authority requests governor expedite highway's completionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | West Virginia Metro

    "With the current funding mechanism, we have to sit around and wait for the allocation from the feds to build and build and build while costs go up and up and up, and then we start construction again," said Robbie Morris, the Randolph County Development Authority executive director and Corridor H Authority chair. "This would just get it all done.

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  12. Teays Valley residents gather for second meeting opposing WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | West Virginia Metro

    ... area. A letter was also passed out at the meeting encouraging residents to sign and send one to the board. The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals will officially make a decision on the controversial proposal on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the ...

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  13. Milton looks to clean up boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | West Virginia Metro

    ... annexation would also give the city jurisdiction for the road only on Route 60 al the way to the Cabell/Putnam County line. "Ninety percent of the people over there already have our city water and city sewer. They have all the city service," he ...

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  14. Disagreement continues over grocery store location in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Members of Putnam County's Board of Zoning Appeals are scheduled to vote next month on a requested zoning variance that, if approved, would clear the way for a smaller Wal-Mart to be built along Route 34 in Teays Valley. On Friday's MetroNews "Talkline," Kevin Thompson, director of public affairs and government relations for Wal-Mart, said the proposed "neighborhood market" would be a first for West Virginia, though Wal-Mart's concept for a basic grocery store is used at nearly 500 other locations nationwide.

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  15. Teays Valley Walmart info meeting ends with controverseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    ... Walmart representatives for a formal meeting, but she was told that it would remain an open house format. The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals will make a decision on whether to alter the zoning laws on May 14. Matt Maccaro is a Sparta, N.J., ... 2 comments

  16. Unemployment declines in Mason Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... nearby counties in West Virginia for March include: Jackson County at 8.6 percent; Cabell County at 6 percent; Putnam County 6.5 percent; and Kanawha County at 6.8 percent. Across the state, total nonfarm payroll employment decreased 4,800 in March ...

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  17. Milton's annexation plan encounters oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Next month's annexation vote, which could more than double the size of the city of Milton, faces local opposition from some of the 1,000 residents in unincorporated areas who would be affected. A map of Milton's proposed annexation, which would stretch toward the Putnam County line and impact about 1,000 residents in unincorporated areas.

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  18. Point rolls past Generals, 7-3Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    The Point Pleasant baseball team never trailed while picking up its second straight victory Tuesday night during a 7-3 decision over host Winfield in a non-conference matchup in Putnam County. The Big Blacks broke away from a 1-all tie by scoring six times in the top of the fourth, which ultimately allowed the guests to secure their seventh win in the last nine outings.

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  19. Lady Knights sweep Winfield, 9-6Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    The Point Pleasant softball team picked up its third consecutive victory over host Winfield Monday night following a 9-6 decision in a non-conference matchup in Putnam County. The visiting Lady Knights never trailed in the contest and broke away from an early one-all tie by scoring seven straight runs en route to an 8-1 edge midway through the fourth.

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  20. Chamber prepares to host governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    The Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce's spring dinner is fast approaching next week with Gov. Earl R. Tomblin expected to deliver the keynote address. The 69th annual dinner is 7 p.m. April 28 at Trinity United Methodist Church's Community Building.

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