Putnam County Newswire

Putnam County Newswire

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

Results 1 - 20 of 94 in Putnam County, WV

  1. W.Va. AG Files Lawsuit Against Putnam County Roofing CompanyaRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Huntington News

    The complaint, filed in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleges Great Finishes LLC, operated by David and Stacy Brinegar of Scott Depot, accepted substantial down payments to replace and repair roofs without completing the work. The Brinegars previously worked for Quick Silver Restoration, but that business was shut down for the same unlawful practices as Great Finishes, according to the complaint.


  2. Jobless rate on rise in Mason Co. -Read the original story

    Wednesday | Point Pleasant Register

    ... nearby counties in West Virginia in June include: Jackson County at 6.2 percent; Cabell County at 4.8 percent; Putnam County 4.7 percent; and Kanawha County at 5.3 percent. Across West Virginia, total nonfarm payroll employment decreased 6,000 in ...


  3. Stinging criticism for DHHR for not attending child placement forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | West Virginia Metro

    The chairman of the state's Juvenile Justice Commission strongly criticized the state Department of Health and Human Resources Wednesday for not attending a public forum concerning child welfare reform. Putnam County Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers, who serves as the commission's chair, opened the forum with some stinging comments for the agency that has recently made changes in the contracts with providers of emergency shelters and residential-group care facilities for children with behavioral problems.


  4. West Virginia Funeral Home Ordered to Reimburse Insurer for False Death ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Insurance Journal West

    A federal judge has ruled for an insurance company in its case against the operators of a funeral home in Putnam County, West Virginia, accused of filing false death claims on behalf of pre-need contract customers who weren't actually dead. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Homesteaders Life Insurance Company was granted default judgment June 30 in its lawsuit against Poca-based Gatens-Harding Funeral Home owners Chad and Billie Harding.


  5. DHHR secretary on child welfare reform: "We're going to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | West Virginia Metro

    ... Tuesday afternoon. The forum is being hosted by the Juvenile Justice Commission. The commission's chairman, Putnam County Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers, has been critical of the DHHR's changes to child shelter care and residential services. "The ...


  6. a Raina book proceeds aid WV flood victims -Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... I felt like (helping flood victims) was the thing to give to." Marcum, who graduated from Poca High School in Putnam County and later earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Concord College in Athens, W.Va., and Marshall University in ...


  7. Putnam County Board of Education agrees to organization-wide FMLA...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Huntington News

    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia previously approved a consent judgment ordering the Putnam County Board of Education in Winfield to pay $50,000 in back wages to a former employee to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The judgment also orders the defendants to implement several specific measures to ensure future compliance with the FMLA.


  8. Culture Center turning 40 with special events SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | West Virginia Metro

    ... photographers will lead a photography panel. They are Bruce Burgin, a Raleigh County native, Josh Hanna, a Putnam County native, and Charleston Gazette-Mail photographer Tom Hindman. For those who cannot get to Charleston Saturday, Gresham ...


  9. High water severely damages homes in I-64 West corridorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | West Virginia Metro

    Several mobile homes sustained significant damage in Putnam County Thursday evening as hot and humid temperatures gave way to heavy rainfall. Emergency crews have responded to a few car rescues as well.


  10. Putnam prosecutor has strong feelings on claims of law enforcement racismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | West Virginia Metro

    The mounting number of violent incidents between law enforcement and African Americans across the nation has one West Virginia prosecutor angered. Putnam County Prosecutor Mark Sorsaia challenged the commonly held belief there is inherent racism within the ranks of law enforcement in America.


  11. County receives grant for a Day Reporta -Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... to collecting taxes owed to the county. The firm, which the representative said was recently retained by Putnam County to provide a similar service, would take a 25 percent fee of any taxes from delinquent accounts which were collected. There would ...


  12. Judge rules for insurance company in funeral home lawsuitRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Inter-Mountain

    A federal judge has ruled for an insurance company in its case against the operators of a Putnam County funeral home accused of filing false death claims on behalf of pre-need contract customers who weren't actually dead.


  13. Jobless rate drops in Mason County -Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... nearby counties in West Virginia in May include: Jackson County at 6 percent; Cabell County at 4.4 percent; Putnam County 4.5 percent; and Kanawha County at 5.1 percent. Unemployment numbers for neighboring counties in Ohio for May included Meigs ...


  14. Kanawha man faces 50 years in federal prison for drug trafficking, carjackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    David Allen Young, 24, entered his guilty plea to two counts of carjacking and one count of conspiracy to distribute meth. Young admitted that from summer 2014 through Jan. 2016, he was part of a large-scale meth trafficking network.


  15. Project to widen I-64 in Putnam County creates conversation during state interim meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    State Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox met with a legislative interim committee Monday morning at the state Capitol to talk about the plan which was introduced last month. The work would take place on the Crooked Creek interchange, Exit 39, to east of the Nitro interchange at Exit 45, which is about four miles.


  16. Tri County YMCA summer camp activities begin in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Summer camps are in full swing at the Tri County YMCA in Putnam County. The 52-acre Camp High Tor opened for the season on Monday.


  17. New bridge could clear traffic mess on busy Putnam County highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Local dignitaries were on hand Friday to cut the ribbon on a new bridge at the entrance to Hurricane City Park. The new two-lane span over one of the creeks feeding into Hurricane Reservoir has been desperately needed for some time.


  18. Superintendent: Boone County Schools still needs $2.1 million from stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    ... the state for years and years with the good tax base and money from coal." Hudson, who will take over as the Putnam County Superintendent on July 1, said that unfortunately, this shortfall is likely only the beginning of the struggle for the school ...


  19. Huffman picked for top job in Boone County SchoolsRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2016 | Lincoln Journal

    ... on July 1. Huffman's appointment comes as outgoing Superintendent John Hudson prepares for his move to Putnam County. Hudson is taking on that role after Harold "Chuck" Hatfield announced his decision to retire in recent weeks. Huffman has served as ...


  20. Delegate Butler discusses budget impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Point Pleasant Register

    ... previously overlooked accounts where taxpayer money can be redirected for better uses. Delegates Moffatt from Putnam County, Delegate Sobonya from Cabell County, and Delegate Kurcaba from Monongalia County, among others, have spent weeks helping me ...