Winfield boys win AA-A state title

Soccer 11/05/18, 00:28

BECKLEY — After years of close calls, near misses and tough losses, the Winfield High School boys soccer program finally had its day.And now it has its own state championship to go with it.A pair of goals from senior midfielder Evan McCray, a third from Braxton Vanscoy and some crisp, ...

Officials gather to watch city win $1M in challenge

New York 10/31/18, 00:28

HUNTINGTON — Members of Huntington's Mayors Challenge team gathered with city firefighters and police officers Monday morning at City Hall to watch the live announcement that the city was selected as one of the winners of the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge.Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was in Detroit, Michigan, to ...

Additions make OVC high school football strong again

Football 10/30/18, 00:28

Ohio Valley Conference high school football appears to be back.Downtrodden overall for several years, the OVC sends four of its eight teams — Fairland, Gallia Academy, Ironton and Portsmouth — to the playoffs this week. The addition of Gallia Academy, which won the league outright Friday night with a 44-0 ...

MU flight school planned for Yeager Airport development

Business 10/30/18, 00:28

CHARLESTON - Work could begin by the end of this year on a $4.1 million project to build a new road and utility corridor from Yeager Airport's general aviation area to a 25-acre business park that will include a proposed Marshall University flight school and aviation education center."We hope to ...

City receives $1M for first responders through US Mayors Challenge

New York 10/30/18, 00:28

HUNTINGTON — The city of Huntington is a winner of the 2018 U.S. Mayor's Challenge, receiving $1 million to provide in-house mental health services to first responders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.Huntington is one of nine winners named Monday by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of ...

Garlic peas can be a best supporting side

U.S. 10/29/18, 00:50

Taking a classic side dish like peas and making it a tad bit tastier is the kind of cooking I live for. A little butter, a smidge of garlic, a glug of wine and some friendly mushrooms to help soak up all those ingenious flavors make this new side dish an ...

Students combine Halloween with spooky science and fun

Science 10/29/18, 00:50

HUNTINGTON — Science can be scary, area youth learned Saturday, but the students faced their fears to get to the sweet candy prize by the day's end.Children celebrated at the second annual Science Bash, a Halloween-themed science festival at Marshall University on Saturday, which featured haunted houses, Marshall's planetarium, slime ...

Herd is poised for a November to remember

Sports 10/29/18, 00:29

HUNTINGTON — November is a special month in Marshall University football history.The fabric of the program was cemented on a November 1970 night when the Thundering Herd suffered one of the most impactful sports tragedies in history when Southern Airways Flight 932 went down on a return flight from a ...

Time to build baseball stadium may have come

Baseball 10/29/18, 00:28

The average freshman at Marshall University is probably 18 or 19 years old. Since that freshman's grandparents were in diapers, fans of Marshall's sports program have wanted a baseball field on or near campus.Marshall has made progress in many ways the past three or four decades. On the bricks-and-mortar front, ...

Ragu Bolognese made easy

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:59

When one thinks of staple foods, one is inadvertently drawn to packaged dry goods stored in a pantry like rice, pasta, beans or flour. When considering staple dinners of course, one would gather thoughts that perfectly include any of those "staple" items. If I lived in a perfect world, seemingly ...

Apples to peaches, veggies and more

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:51

WHEELERSBURG, Ohio — After 60 years and three generations, the family-owned and-operated Fuhrmann Orchards has grown from a few apple trees to over 200 acres of locally grown produce. "We grow 30 varieties of apples, over 10 varieties of peaches and nectarines, melons, pumpkins, fall squash, vegetables and more," said Paul ...

PLENTY AT STAKE IN THIS MATCHUP

Football 10/20/18, 19:45

HUNTINGTON — As soon as the sun set on the 2017 season, prognosticators from all over college football had two teams pegged for the best in Conference USA in 2018.One was Florida Atlantic. Two was Marshall. Now, both teams find themselves in a bit of a precarious position as their ...

Turnovers are key for Marshall vs. FAU

Football 10/20/18, 00:22

HUNTINGTON — With many players returning from the 2017 team, it wasn't hard for Marshall University football players to remember what happened to the Thundering Herd last season against Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.Marshall turned the ball over four times and the Owls won, 30-25, in a game ...

Board nixes junkyard plan for Old Central City

Business 10/17/18, 23:33

HUNTINGTON — Old Central City will not see a junkyard after members of the Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals denied the creation of one, citing a possible detriment to neighboring homes and the city's vision for the area.Jimmie Taylor, owner of Taylor Iron and Metal, had requested a special permit ...

Stopping toxic black plastic pollution

Enviroment 10/16/18, 02:08

"Black Mirror" is a sci-fi series that looks at the unexpected consequences of new technologies and contemporary behavior — and paints a dystopian portrait of the near future that would give Rod Serling nightmares! But that's nothing compared to the unexpected consequences of using recycled black plastic for food packaging and ...

Herd RBs pack powerful punch

Football 10/15/18, 23:37

NORFOLK, Va. — Football teams often look to establish a rushing attack with their game-breaking threat before trying to salt a game away with a power back late once a defense is worn down.During Marshall University's 42-20 win Saturday over Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia, however, the Thundering Herd reversed ...

Red wine meets chocolate raspberry

Nutrition 10/14/18, 23:37

Since now is the time many families are planning their holiday dinner dishes, I'm thinking about my own contributions. Though I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I am testing a few ideas right now and of course, sharing them with you. There are so many options ...

Tech training partnership bodes well for the region

Tech 10/14/18, 23:17

As with many other smaller communities throughout the nation, the Tri-State area may be getting a late start in the software development industry, but it is making progress.The latest indication of that came last week with the official launch of New Force, a new six-month intensive technology training program. New ...

Herd runs past Monarchs

Football 10/14/18, 23:16

MARSHALL 42, OLD DOMINION 20NORFOLK, Va. — All season long, Marshall University's defense had carried the Thundering Herd football team to a winning record.On Saturday afternoon, it was the turn of the Marshall offense to put a game away.One play after quarterback Alex Thomson converted a key thirddown pass, running ...

HERD-ODU GAME A MUST-WIN FOR BOTH

Football 10/13/18, 22:54

NORFOLK, Va. — There will be a different feel in the air when Marshall University and Old Dominion University football teams meet at Foreman Field in a 3:30 p.m. Saturday contest.It is a sense of desperation and urgency shared by both teams. Both are coming off losses that left a ...

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