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Rahall participates in groundbreaking, answers questions from constituents

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By Ron Gregoryronjgregory@gmail.comLOGAN — West Virginia Third District Congressman Nick Rahall continued his tradition of direct contact with constituents in a visit Tuesday to Logan. The 37-year incumbent was in Logan to hear from various groups and organizations.Before he addressed an audience in Logan, Rahall, members of the Mingo County delegation to the West Virginia Legislature and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Naugatuck for a Mingo County Public Service District water line extension. The congressman and legislators had all helped procure funding for the project from state and federal sources.


Sam Jiunta doing well at Henry Clay; short stuff

Sam Jiunta, the son of former Williamson High School athlete Mike Jiunta, is the starting second baseman and bats lead off for (Lexington) Henry Clay High School.In 12 games, he’s batting .391, leads the team in RBIs, hits and runs scored. Sam is also solid defensively. He has only made one error in 43 chances.No doubt Mike is very proud of his son. It was great to hear from my old Wolfpack baseball teammate. Mike played both baseball and football for WHS back in t...

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Wolfpack Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room nearly done

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com Renovation of the hospitality room at the Williamson Fieldhouse is progressing quickly.The room will become the Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame Hospitality Room, which will be available for rental for class reunions, meetings and other events.The room has been extended and widened and will have a sports...

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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

BILL BARROW andJONATHAN MATTISEAssociated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that’s sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

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Sanger’s work featured on cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com May’s cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine showcases the work of renowned photographer Randall Sanger with the setting sun illuminating abundant flowers along the King Coal Highway in Mingo County.Sanger is a native of Williamson.“We are pleased to present a few of Randall Sanger’s striking la...

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Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal

COLLEEN SLEVINAssociated PressDENVER (AP) — The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House’s strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal’s role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.Speaking to the National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Sen. Joe Manchin said the U.S. Environme...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

JOE KAYAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a care...

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Figure in Mingo probe sues ex-officials, others

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A figure in the federal Mingo County corruption probe is suing several former county officials and others, claiming they violated his constitutional rights and damaged his reputation.Media outlets report that George White, 65, filed the lawsuit recently in Mingo County Circuit Court. The defendants include former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury, former County Commissioner David Baisden and former prosecutor Michael Sparks.Sparks pleaded gu...

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