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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.
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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.
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I-79 North shut down near Amma after tractor-trailer crash and fire

AMMA, WV (WOWK) — Roane County dispatch says the northbound lanes of Interstate 79 are shut down near Amma, West Virginia, due to a tractor-trailer crash around 8:51 p.m. Dispatch says that about 29.5 miles north of Charleston, a tractor-trailer went across the median, wrecked on the northbound side of the interstate, and caught on […]

Tractor-trailer crash closes I-79

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Interstate 79 is closed Friday night in the Amma area of Roane County after a tractor-trailer crash, dispatchers say. No injuries are reported. The accident was reported before 9 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 29.5-mile marker. Both the northbound and southbound lanes are...

Meadow River is a sleeper for anglers

The Meadow River currently is being touted among tourists as a feisty little stream that offers a medley of opportunities for both anglers and kayakers. The Meadow’s shaded summer pools keep fishermen coming back year after year, and its lower reaches attract a growing number of kayakers in spring when the stream kicks up its whitewater heels.

Glenville State’s Re’Shawna Stone named MEC Female Athlete of the Year

GLENVILLE, W.Va (WDTV) - Glenville State’s Re’Shawna Stone added MEC Female Athlete of the Year to her list of accolades from the 2021-2022 season. Stone was given the honor after a national championship season that also resulted in MEC and Atlantic Region Player of the Year, DII National Player of the Year and DII Elite Eight MVP.

Back Fork of Elk River

The Back Fork of Elk River falls through a small rapid on its journey to the Elk River above Webster Springs, West Virginia, in Webster County in the Allegheny Highlands Region. Photo by Rick Burgess.
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Further delays in case of man charged in Nicholas deputy death

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County prosecutors and defense attorneys for accused murderer Brent Tyler Kelly agreed to postpone Kelly’s preliminary hearing until August in a meeting in Summersville Tuesday afternoon. Kelly, of Birch River, is charged in the June 3 shooting death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker....

Visit Springs, Pennsylvania

SPRINGS, Pa. — Bring your friends and family to the Springs Historical Society grounds this summer and fall — just three miles north of Grantsville in Amish country. The Springs Farmers’ Market offers great shopping adventures every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 24. You will find fresh produce and flowers, local baked goods and a giant flea market, as well as beautiful crafts and antiques, both in buildings and outside.
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Upshur CEOS represented at State Folk Festival

GLENVILLE — Kathryn Black and her granddaughter, Ruby Konn recently attended the W.Va. State Folk Festival in Glenville on June 17, 2022. Kathryn represented the Upshur County CEOS at the event, which is held each year beginning the third Thursday in June. Black has been a member of the Teter CEOS for the last six years and previously a part of Hickory Flat club for twenty years.

Eugene 'Gene' Dennis Botting

SALEM, W.Va. (WV News) — Eugene “Gene” Dennis Botting, 70, of Troy, WV, went home on Monday, June 27, 2022, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 8, 1952, in Houlten, ME, son of the late Neil Botting and Betty Weir. Gene served...

Why can’t fire departments fill swimming pools?

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — You may think that filling a swimming pool with water from a fire hydrant would be the easiest way to do it. But the reason firefighters can’t is that it is considered theft. According to the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department, they say West Virginia American Water views using a fire hydrant […]

LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day

LZ Rainelle Veterans Reunion has coordinated the Veterans Appreciation Day 2022 Summersville Lake tour, Murble tournaments, and lunch. The event is hosted and sponsored by Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Lake Marina. Going US-Rt 19-N Summersville, pass through stop light at McDonalds, go 4 miles, turn right into Veterans’ Memorial Park. Go to first […] The post LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.