Putnam County Newswire

Putnam County Newswire

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

Results 1 - 20 of 114 in Putnam County, WV

  1. Commissioner Vance highlights high gasoline price differencesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 31 | Lincoln Journal

    ... $2.80 was being charged per gallon in parts of Lincoln County, a gallon of gasoline was available for $2.40 in Putnam County. Audience members at the commission meeting noted that gas prices in Hamlin remained at $2.44 per gallon, while prices in ...

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  2. Changes to come during the 2016 election processRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | West Virginia Metro

    ... actually shift to the back as non-partisan races, such as school board and different items like that," said Putnam County Clerk Brain Ward, who spoke to MetroNews during a statewide election planning conference Monday in Charleston. The conference ...

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  3. Unemployment increases in Mason CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... counties in West Virginia for July include: Jackson County at 8.1 percent; Cabell County at 6.5 percent; Putnam County 6.3 percent; and Kanawha County at 6.6 percent. Across the state, total nonfarm payroll employment decreased 2,200 in July. The ...

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  4. Credit card involved in Wayne County assessor embezzlement case remained activeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | West Virginia Metro

    ... up he had a Harley and he was wearing Harley Davidson clothes." Sorsaia, who is the prosecuting attorney in Putnam County, said when he learned of the most recent activity he contacted the Wayne County Commission to inquire why the card was still ...

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  5. Brooke fifth for college-bound in W.Va.Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Weirton Daily Times

    Brooke County school officials reported on the county's ranking for collegebound graduates and continued to fill positions for the new school year, including head principal of Follansbee Middle School.

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  6. 1 injured in natural gas transmission line explosion, fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | West Virginia Metro

    A natural gas transmission line exploded Monday afternoon near Winfield in Putnam County sending one worker to a Huntington hospital, dispatchers said. Two crew members were working on the line at the intersection of Rocky Step Road and Harmons Branch Road near Winfield when something sparked the blast and resulting fire.

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  7. Maximum sentence for father in baby's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | West Virginia Metro

    ... can with the information they have, they sometimes they don't have all of the information," said Assistant Putnam County Prosecutor Kris Raynes. "With a judge doing the sentencing, we have the opportunity to submit everything to this judge." The ...

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  8. UMWA to stage rally Monday in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | West Virginia Metro

    Hundreds of UMWA workers will have a rally Monday at the Patriot Coal headquarters in Scott Depot to protest the company's arguments to eliminate its union contract. "No group of people sacrificed more to keep this company alive over the last three years than working and retired UMWA members and their families," UMWA International President Cecil Roberts said.

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  9. Jobless figure hovers around 10 percentRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | Lincoln Journal

    ... with only Logan County holding steady at 11.9 percent. The rates for the other six counties were as follows: Putnam County - 5.9 percent; Cabell County - 6.1 percent; Wayne County - 7.4 percent; Mingo County - 14.0 percent; Boone County - 10.2 ...

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  10. Winfield annexation rejected by Putnam County CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Many residents turned out for the public hearing on both sides, alhough more spoke against the annexation than for it. Business owners who had stores in the annex area were strongly opposed to paying B&O tax to the city of Winfield.

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  11. Putnam targets adult-sanctioned teen drinking partiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    A new "social hosting ordinance" in Putnam County targets adults who allow underage partiers to drink or use drugs under their supervision. The Putnam County Commission this week became the first in West Virginia to create the ordinance, which makes it illegal for anyone over 21 to knowingly provide space for illegal drinking or drug activity on their private property.

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  12. Toyota cross-country tour stops in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Toyota's Ever-Better Expedition made a stop in West Virginia on its nationwide tour Tuesday to visit Buffalo's plant. The Putnam County plant was just one of many stops hoping to showcase and get feedback on Toyota's latest products.

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  13. More States Join Challenge of Waters of US RuleRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | Huntington News

    ... to the states and their citizens if it were enforced. "Earlier this month, my Office hosted a town hall in Putnam County, where we heard from dozens of residents and business owners who were afraid this rule would infringe on their property rights ...

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  14. A visit to Blennerhassett Island's other mansionRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | Washington Times

    ... the vicinity of Marietta, which soon became Ohio's first officially organized city. The elder Putnam, for whom Putnam County, West Virginia, is named, never set foot in the Northwest Territory, but his son and grandson joined other settlers living ...

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  15. A visit to Blennerhassett Island's other mansionRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Navajo Times

    ... the vicinity of Marietta, which soon became Ohio's first officially organized city. The elder Putnam, for whom Putnam County, West Virginia, is named, never set foot in the Northwest Territory, but his son and grandson joined other settlers living ...

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  16. Putnam County Fair restarts after floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    Timing for organizers of the Putnam County Fair couldn't have been much worse. A massive rain storm Monday night flooded most of the fairgrounds in Eleanor.

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  17. Veterans monument proposed for Spencer's LandingRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... to provide the funds for the monument. Two monuments have been placed in West Virginia, one in Hurricane in Putnam County and at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Institute in Kanawha County. It is made of four granite pieces ...

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  18. Route 34 Walmart approved by Putnam County BZARead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals passed a controversial motion to allow a special use permit for a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Route 34 in Teays Valley on a 3-1 majority Thursday night. The five member board's president Stephen Sluss's vote was not necessary, as the president only votes in the case of breaking a tie.

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  19. Teays Valley Walmart permit decision expected Thursday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    The five-member Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals expects to make a long-awaited decision Thursday night on whether to allow a special use permit for a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Route 34 in Teays Valley. The BZA previously deferred the decision to its next meeting on June 16, when testimony from Bencor, Inc., who hopes to build the Walmart, and "Keep the Promise Coalition," a residents group who opposes it, went longer than four hours.

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  20. Putnam man free after second DUI in a dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    A Putnam County man is facing a lot of trouble after he received two DUI's in a matter of hours. Between those times, Putnam County deputies charged Randy Lee Bailes, 35, of Poca with DUI causing injury, leaving the scene of an accident, and other charges.

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