Mingo County Newswire

Mingo County Newswire

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

Results 1 - 20 of 201 in Mingo County, WV

  1. School year begins for all 55 W.Va. countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | West Virginia Metro

    According to calendars provided to the state Board of Education, schools in Preston County will be the first to close on May 16, 2016 followed by Wetzel County on May 19, 2016 and Mingo County on May 20, 2016. This is the second year 180 instructional days will be enforced statewide.

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  2. Local Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... of change is never good. However, change that is designed to produce positive results is always welcome. Three Mingo County Schools are in the process of implementing several changes within their schools with the long-term goal of improving ...

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  3. Unemployment increases in Mason CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... and remained unchanged in three. Jefferson County had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.6 percent, while Mingo County once again had the highest at 14.6 percent unemployment. Unemployment rates in neighboring and/or nearby counties in West Virginia ...

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  4. Rep. Jenkins secures $200K for Williamson clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Williamson Daily News Online

    U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins helped secure a $200,000 grant for the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, he announced today.

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  5. Couple arrested for sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... daughter. Pictured above, left to right, is Chief Barry Blair, the suspect Thomas, officer Josh Tincher, Mingo County Magistrate Jim Harvey and Court Bailiff Brian Haney. Kyle Lovern/WDN Photo Rodney Thomas of East Williamson was arrested by the WPD ...

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  6. Quality Jobs Initiative at workRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... is a part of. These are the sounds of what Blankenship describes as a "transitioning workforce" emerging in Mingo County. Brandon Blankenship is a member of a small crew working for Coalfield Development's Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI) on a timber ...

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  7. Williamson man charged in sexual assualtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Logan Banner

    ... has a 5-month old child -with great probability that both belong to the accused." Ayala was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and bond was set at $200,000. He is currently lodged in the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. ...

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  8. Mingo County man arrested and charged with rape of underage girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | West Virginia Metro

    Maximo Ayala Jr., 22, of Williamson, was arrested Tuesday. Police say he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl at his home.

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  9. Partnerships for progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... grew up in W.Va, and see the need for opportunity for young adults." Leasha Johnson, Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA), further explained the impact the Quality Jobs Initiative has on the future workforce. "I ...

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  10. Lawyers pen letter to Prosecuting AttorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Williamson Daily News Online

    A group of concerned Mingo County attorneys asked Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Maynard to conduct an investigation into the $1.2 million debt owed to Veolia Water.

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  11. Signatures needed to continue Ben Creek ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Williamson Daily News Online

    At Tuesday's Mingo County Commission meeting, commission members discussed the need for community support to initiate phase two of the Ben Creek Water Project.

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  12. ATV crash claims life of one manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Logan Banner

    ... area has left one man dead. An investigation is underway to to determine the cause of the fatal accident. Mingo County Sheriff's Department's (MCSD) Chief Joe Smith told Williamson Daily News that the accident occurred on Monday night between 9:30 ...

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  13. Sexual assault arrest; Man charged on two felony countsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... has a 5-month old child -with great probability that both belong to the accused." Ayala was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and bond was set at $200,000. He is currently lodged in the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. ...

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  14. Police investigate fatal Mingo County four-wheeler crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | West Virginia Metro

    William Ray Hatfield, 26, was heading north on Route 6 near Meador and Matewan when he veered off the road and into a creek. Police say Hatfield was thrown from the four-wheeler and landed in the water.

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  15. STOP Coalition discusses rise in synthetic marijuana overdosesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Logan Banner

    ... (WPD) said that the product is , "being used by all ages, really." Jeff Reynolds, representative from the Mingo County Board of Education, discussed concerns schools' throughout the county have concerning synthetic marijuana use. "We are working ...

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  16. Mingo PSD fined $12,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Williamson Daily News Online

    The Mingo County Public Service District is facing a $12,000 fine from West Virginia environmental regulators for pollutants that were supposedly unintentionally released into a waterway nearby one of its sewer plants.

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  17. Students heading back to school in West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | West Virginia Metro

    By Monday morning, county schools were already open in Greenbrier, Wayne, Braxton and Kanawha counties with more school systems set to get started later in the week. According to calendars provided to the state Board of Education, start dates for the 2015-2016 school year in West Virginia are as follows: As of now, schools in Preston County will be the first to close on May 16, 2016 followed by Wetzel County on May 19, 2016 and Mingo County on May 20, 2016.

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  18. Rednecks Symbolize Solidarity: W.Va. Mine Wars Museum Reclaims Union IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Counterpunch

    ... Their efforts resulted in the creation of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in the historic town of Matewan in Mingo County, W.Va. The museum, fresh off its grand opening in mid-May, offers visitors a captivating look at a series of sometimes ...

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  19. Preparation underway for 2015 King Coal FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... the King Coal. It is important to our area," Smith said. The King Coal festival is a long standing tradition in Mingo County. New events are expected to be added this year. One event mentioned is a contest that requires participants to decorate an ...

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  20. Mingo Sheriff pushing back against fake marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Logan Banner

    Synthetic marijuana has become a growing epidemic in Mingo County recently, having resulted in several overdoses within the last few weeks.

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