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The LATEST on West Virginia’s Spot in the Future of College Sports

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers are in very capable hands with Shane Lyons and Gordon Gee handling negotiations concerning the future of the programs. Both are very well-connected, but Gee in particular is close, personal friends with several high-ranking ACC officials and presidents. To be clear,...
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Woody Williams to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - America’s last WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announces Sunday at Williams funeral. Williams died last week at the age of 98.

Free Fourth of July activities planned in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown residents will have two events to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Morgantown Municipal Band will provide early entertainment and festivities wrap up with a celebration at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park- Ruby Amphitheater with music and food trucks. At 11 a.m. the Morgantown Municipal...

Last minute fireworks shopping

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Some people might be buying fireworks the last minute this weekend, but there’s a few things you might need to know. With 4th of july coming up on Monday, fireworks stands are seeing last minute shoppers seeking fireworks. A fireworks stand we visited said they...
Metro News

Morgantown plans free Fourth of July celebration

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. The Morgantown Municipal Band will provide early entertainment on July Fourth, and the holiday festivities will wrap up with a patriotic celebration. The Morgantown Municipal Band will set up to perform an assortment...
The Dominion Post

COLUMN: How WVU could fall in the future college football landscape

MORGANTOWN — The conference realignment wagon is once again hitched and ready to go as USC and UCLA announced Thursday they were leaving the Pac-12 and headed to the Big Ten, in a move that caught the college sports landscape off-guard yet again. The move is similar to what...

Sunday Sit Down: Best Virginia Head Coach James Long

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Best Virginia Head Coach James Long joins this week’s Sunday Sit Down to break down what it’s like coaching the team, lessons he learned from last year, and how BV is able to come together as a cohesive unit in only a week’s time.

Obituary: Pritchard (Caplinger), Hazel M.

WORTHINGTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Hazel M. (Caplinger) Pritchard, 83 of Worthington, WV, passed away July 1, 2022 at her residence in Worthington, WV. Service will be Thursday 1:00PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Caroline Gillespie Cochran

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Caroline Gillespie Cochran, 78 of Webster Springs, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, seven days following the passing of her husband of 55 years, Melvin W. Cochran, who passed on June 23, 2022. She passed away of complications from pancreatic cancer, five days after learning of her diagnosis.She was the tenth and last child, born to Clarence W. and Bertha Baughman Gillespie, on May 23, 1944, in Buckhannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Jimmy, Bernard and Felix and sisters, Helen, Louise and Lucille.Surviving is brother David of Webster Springs and sister Sammie (Bob) Allman of Buckhannon. She is also survived by son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.Caroline was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; she was a 1962 graduate of Webster Springs High School and Clarksburg Beauty Academy in 1963. After passing her WV state licensing exams, she operated her own beauty salon for 30 years in Webster Springs. She was originally hired by Charlie Dodd in 1969 as beautician for Dodd & Hurt Funeral Home and continued working when the business changed to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.She enjoyed traveling overseas and state side with her husband and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren at the beach. Caroline was a very competitive scrabble player. Reading historic fiction and WV murder mystery books was her pleasure. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. She will be laid to rest beside Melvin at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time.Please join the family for Graveside Services at 2:30 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839, Cowen, WV 26206.Online condolences may be made to the family at & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

CRESTON, W.Va. — The Creston Community Building Summer ATV Poker Run will be held July 30 at 340 Anns Run Road, Creston. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with a $10 entry fee. No 2-wheelers allowed. Prizes and drawings will be available. For more information call (304) 275-3578 or (304) 275-0003.