It was Christmas Eve, 1945, and the Sodder family was gathered together in their home in Fayetteville, West Virginia. There were nine children in total, ranging in age from 5 to 17. The children were tucked into bed for the night, and their parents, George and Jennie Sodder, went to bed soon after.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Lester Taylor Barnhouse, 43, of Craigsville, was sentenced today to 19 years and seven months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made...
(WTRF) Today FBI Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police announced a new initiative in the search for Maria Miller. The FBI also announced it’s offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads us to a resolution in this case. Miller was last seen at her place of employment, the Dandy Mini […]
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.
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.
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...
Fairlea – Greenbrier East outscored Oak Hill 48-16 in the middle quarters and rolled past sectional rival Oak Hill 73-36 Monday. Cadence Stewart led five Spartans in double figures with 14 points, while Mackenna McClure scored 13. Kennedy Stewart, Hanna Fuller and Caroline Dotson all scored 10 points apiece...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Prep Basketball Roundup: Greenbrier West upsets Webster County; Wyoming East and Seneca Trail Christian fall
Upper Glade – Greenbrier West stunned Class A No. 2 Webster County on the road Monday, 76-68. Dale Boone led the Cavaliers with 21 points, while Brayden McClung and Michael Kanode added 19 points apiece. The Highlanders had four players in double figures led by Rayden Triplett with 18...
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, 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, […]
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.
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.