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Phil for the Game: 'Showdown for the Shovel' tradition is born

Welcome to my first sports column for the Coal Valley News. I'd like to cover several things this week but the most important is the development of a potential tradition, much like the 75-plus year-old one in Jackson County called "The Hatchet Game." For the years that I served as the sports editor

LOGAN BANNER - 2017-09-20 04:01:00

New CMS soccer program off and running

CHAPMANVILLE - A new tradition has started up this fall at Chapmanville Middle School with the beginning of the CMS soccer team. The Tigers have played five matches so far against Guyan Valley, Ravenswood, Williamson and two against Hamlin and have lost them all but CMS is not disheartened. Chapmanv

LOGAN BANNER - 2017-09-21 04:01:01

St. Marys' Gorrell wins MOV Challenge

Williamstown's Ella Hesson finished third overall and helped the Yellowjackets to a runner-up finish at the Mid-Ohio Valley Cross Country Challenge Tuesday in Mineral Wells, W.Va. JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. - Parkersburg High School swept the cross country team titles her

MARIETTA TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

28th Hagar School Reunion held in Ovapa

The annual Hagar Grade School Reunion was held September 2, 2017, at the Fellowship Hall of the Bethel United Methodist Church at Ovapa. It was a lovely September day, with a mizzling rain at times, which didn't dampen the spirits of former students and friends who gathered there. A large crowd asse

CLAYCOUNTYFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:33:25

Bands step up to help Williamstown High School drumline

Qiet PARKERSBURG - In organizing his first concert - a fundraiser to purchase new drums for the Williamstown High School music program - Perry Knopp found some willing partners. Charleston indie band Qiet and blues journeyman Greg O'Brien and the Spoodoo Cadillacs will take the stage at Parkersburg'

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Teen of the Week: Amos is Olympic hopeful, driven student

Photo by Michael Erb Parkersburg South High School sophomore and All-American wrestler Braxton Amos has Olympic aspirations and is driven academically. He also is active with several school and community organizations. (Photo by Michael Erb) PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg South High School sophomore Brax

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Entrants, sponsors needed for chili cookoff

PARKERSBURG - Chili chefs and enthusiasts will have a chance to share their spicy interest during the seventh annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff on Oct. 14 at Point Park Marketplace in downtown Parkersburg. Entrants and sponsors are being sought for the event, which will run from 2-5 p.m. in

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

YMCA pushes new child care opening to later date

PARKERSBURG, W Va. (WTAP)- Earlier in the summer, the Parkersburg YMCA announced it was closing its Market Street branch, which featured a day-care facility. It planned to re-open the center at a different location this month, but construction plans have pushed the opening back. In August, The Parke

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2017-09-19 23:47:00

Police: Half-pound of meth seized on U.S. 33

LANCASTER - About 130 grams of methamphetamine were seized during a traffic stop Monday. Major Crimes Unit Detective Chris Walker was patrolling at about noon Monday on the U.S. 33 bypass near milepost 7 when he stopped a vehicle he considered suspicious after seeing "some indicators." During the st

LANCASTER EAGLE GAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:21:26

Police say man was killed with machete

Matthew Lee Wilson, 30, of 907 33rd St., was arrested around 11:40 p.m. Sunday for the murder of 60-year-old David Matthew Hill, who owned and lived in the house where Wilson, his mother and brother were staying, Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said. Wilson is in custody at the North Central Reg

MARIETTA TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

News and Sentinel Job Fair slated for Sept. 29

VIENNA - Prospective employers and job seekers will meet at The Parkersburg News and Sentinel's Job Fair on Sept. 29 at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. So far, more than 15 companies and organizations are signed up to participate in the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 1500 Gran

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Parkersburg Utility Board OKs Marrtown sewer study

Photo by Evan Bevins Parkersburg Utility Board Manager Eric Bennett discusses an agenda item during Wednesday's Parkersburg Utility Board meeting. PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg Utility Board unanimously approved Wednesday an engineering agreement to provide preliminary cost estimates for a sewer ext

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Actors Guild of Parkersburg readies 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Photo by Wayne Towner The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" for the next two weekends at the Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg. PARKERSBURG - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the story of a man's descent into madness with the classic story of "Dr. J

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

HONOLULU - As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack. But it's a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this wee

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 15:45:00

Theft investigation finds meth, guns; Tifton man charged

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Police seized weapons, ammunition a half-ounce of suspected crystal meth and ingredients for cooking the drug in a recent operation that resulted in the arrest of a Tifton man. The officers arrested Randall Casey Coots on Son Norman Road, said Sgt. Justin Searcy, an investigator with

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

Martinez indicted on manslaughter charges

MAYO, Fla. - Pedro Martinez was indicted on armed manslaughter and fleeing and eluding charges by a grand jury Monday. Martinez, 31, of Mayo, allegedly stabbed Mayo resident Fermin Bueno, a 61-year-old Hispanic male at his residence on Main Street on July 31. According to the Lafayette County Sherif

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 13:51:00

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Fight over labeling of 'flushable' wipes headed to federal court

WASHINGTON - The question of whether flushable wipes - used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper - are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District of Columbia over a new city law regulating when such

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

Hamilton County approves final budget

JASPER - The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners approved the final budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 on Tuesday. The board approved the final millage rate is 10.00, which is less than the rollback rate 10.1249. The final operating budget was approved at $40,000,000 for the 2017-18 year.

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 18:24:00