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Summersville officers honored for saving life of suspect who ingested fentanyl

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — Four police officers from Summersville police officers were honored Monday after they saved the life of a man who was overdosing on fentanyl. U.S. Attorney Will Thompson recognized the four Summersville Police Department officers – Chief John Nowak, Cpl. Steve Mullins, Patrolman Tyler Caruthers and Patrolman Ryan Woods – during a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Charleston.
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Woman receives double prison sentence for meth charge

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Richwood woman has been sentenced to prison on charges relating to intended delivery of methamphetamine. As reported by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County, on January 22, 2023, a vehicle in which Gillion was the passenger was pulled over on Route 19 in Oak Hill, Fayette County.
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Summersville officers honored for lifesaving Narcan administration

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Officers with the Summersville Police Department were honored Monday for their life-saving efforts in the line of duty last month. United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Will Thompson, spoke at Monday’s event in Charleston during which the Summersville Officers were recognized for their life saving efforts on the night of Saturday, January 28th.

Lady Spartans make quick work of Oak Hill

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – After two postponements, the Greenbrier East Lady Spartans finally got their date on the court with the Oak Hill Lady Red Devils on Monday, Feb. 6 at the Spartan gym in Fairlea. After a sluggish start that visually frustrated head coach Jim Justice, the Spartans settled in and cruised to a much-needed, […] The post Lady Spartans make quick work of Oak Hill appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Man sentenced to nearly 20 years for federal drug crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man from Nicholas County, West Virginia, was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a federal drug crime, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Investigators say Lester Taylor Barnhouse, 43, of Craigsville, was sentenced to 19 years and seven months, to be...
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Officers honored for Narcan use that saved mans life

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — In a brief ceremony Monday afternoon, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Will Thompson recognized members of the Summersville Police Department who saved a mans life a few weeks ago after he had ingested fentanyl. “This is something that deserves recognition by this...

New River CTC hosts publisher, poet and activist Crystal Good

BEAVER, WV (LOOTPRESS) – New River Community and Technical College’s diversity series continues Feb. 16, 2023, at 6 p.m. with acclaimed publisher, poet and activist Crystal Good speaking on the history of the Black press in the state, her nontraditional route to writing and the opportunity for intersectional storytellers through her publication, Black by God. The event will be streamed at New River CTC’s four campuses in Beaver, Lewisburg, Princeton and Summersville and available through Zoom video conferencing.

Cavaliers complete a 2-1 week in boys basketball

CHARMCO (WVDN) – Greenbrier West began their week last Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Richwood. The Cavaliers had defeated the Lumberjacks in their season opener and were looking to stop a three-game slide. They achieved their goal in grand fashion, dealing Richwood a 95-51 defeat in the Little Red Gym. Dale Boone registered 21 points and nine rebounds […] The post Cavaliers complete a 2-1 week in boys basketball appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

$5k reward now offered in 2011 disappearance case

PITTSBURGH, PA (WSAZ) – A $5,000 reward is being offered for information regarding a missing woman who law enforcement believe was last seen in West Virginia. The FBI Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police are investigating the disappearance of Maria Miller. Miller was last seen at...

Gallery: Nicholas County beats Midland Trail

Summersville – Nicholas County place three in double figures Tuesday, earning a 65-54 win over Midland Trail in Summersville. Jaxson Morriston and Bryar Bailes scored 13 each for the Grizzlies while Ethan Collins netted 12. Trail placed three in double figures as well with Eli Campbell and Cody Harrell...

Oak Hill Library helping students celebrate Black History Month

OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — Local libraries continue to help young students learn all they can about black history. The Oak Hill Library put together special displays to do just that. The displays show off books about black history or are written by black authors. The head librarian of the Oak Hill Library, Laura Fernett, […]

Fire crews battle structure fire in Oak Hill

OAK HILL, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Fayette County 911 dispatchers tell LOOTPRESS that fire crews are currently on the scene battling a structure fire on Summerlee Road in Oak Hill. Dispatchers say the call came in around 10:28 PM and the Oak Hill, Fayetteville, and Mount Hope Fire Departments all responded.

Destination Hemp Farm in Appalachia | Kirk Bereuter

In May of 2021, Kirk Bereuter tripped out to the mountains of central West Virginia, near Fayetteville, to meet a hemp farmer on an isolated 80-acre homestead only a stone’s throw from the world-renowned class V rapids of the Gauley River. After several months of conversing on social media, we finally had the privileged opportunity to meet and talk with one of the smartest farmers in the industry who is developing and pioneering some of the most bio-intensive and creative agricultural practices in the United States and the world over.