Copper thieves halt progress on Herbert Hoover locker room project

By: Nathan Takitch | Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 at 12:59 am | Source: WSAZ

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Since floodwaters destroyed their locker room in June 2016, the Herbert Hoover baseball team has had to get dressed in the press box.

It’s why coach JR Oliver was excited that work transforming a new space into a real locker room was about to begin.

“It was gonna be more of a normal season this year, compared to last year after the flood,” Oliver said.

But now that project is up in the air all because of cooper thieves. Dozens of feet of copper wiring was stolen during the weekend. There is no power at the field. (more…)

Crews battle trailer fire Sunday night

Posted: Dec. 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm | Source: WSAZ

PINCH, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Multiple fire departments are battling a fully involved trailer fire in Pinch.

Dispatch tells WSAZ it’s in the 1500 block of New Hope Road. The call to 911 came in just after 9:00 Sunday night.

We’re told Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha Ambulance, Frame Volunteer Fire Department and Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department is on scene.

There’s no word on any injuries.

Point grapplers split tri-match

By: Bryan Walters | Posted: Dec. 15, 2017 | Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — More highs than lows … even though they ended up in the middle.

The Point Pleasant wrestling team went 1-1 overall and posted 15 wins in 28 total contests on Thursday night during a tri-match against Independence and host Herbert Hoover in Kanawha County.

The Big Blacks went 11-3 while earning a 57-15 victory over the Huskies, but the defending Class AA state champion Patriots won 10 of their 14 matches against PPHS en route to a 53-19 decision. No final tally was available for the IHS head-to-head match with Herbert Hoover. (more…)

American Legion Post 61 Holds Annual Christmas Dinner, Hosted by Crown Catering

Every year American Legion Post 61, typically holds their Christmas Dinner in Clendenin where it is hosted by Crown Catering. Post 61 is comprised of veterans mostly from the Clendenin, Clay County, Elkview, and surrounding Elk River Valley areas.

This is a traditional and special annual gathering for the Legion membership and their families at Christmas time. Due to the 2016 Flood which left many Clendenin buildings heavily damaged, including Crown Caterings, last years dinner was held in Elkview.

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Burglaries, thefts reported in Proctorville and Chesapeake

By: David E. Malloy | Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 | Source: Herald-Dispatch

DRUG POSSESSION: Following a traffic stop, a sheriff’s deputy arrested Casey M. Shamblin, 33, of Clendenin, West Virginia, on charges of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of drug possession. Authorities recovered a loaded firearm and a speed loader in the vehicle.

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More to join suit against re-training program for coal miners and others in Beckley and Clendenin

By: Annie Moore, WVVA Multimedia Journalist – Beckley newsroom | Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 5:19 PM EST | Source: WVVA

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) There was new fallout on Wednesday for a non-profit claiming to train out-of-work miners and other for high-paying tech jobs. Mined Minds, a non-profit operating out of Beckley and Clendenin, W.Va. is being sued for breach of contract and fraud, among other allegations by Beckley attorneys Adam Taylor and Stephen New. The suit claims the program over-promised and under-delivered when it came to both job placement and pay.

A day after three Beckley students announced they were joining the suit, another student from Mined Minds Clendenin class said Wednesday he too will be joining. (more…)

Trial date set in Clendenin murder case

Photo Caption: Randall Douglas Woods, 62, of Clendenin, appears in court on Sept. 21. Woods was in court again Wednesday, when he pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of David Elmore. Photo Credit: Craig Hudson | Gazette-Mail

By: Lacie Pierson Staff Writer | Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 | Source: WV Gazette-Mail

A Clendenin man accused of killing one of his neighbors pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges against him Wednesday.

Randall Douglas Woods, 62, was indicted last week on one count each of first-degree murder, malicious wounding and wanton endangerment. (more…)

Holiday charities, Martha Elementary Service Learning Project

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 | Source: Herald-Dispatch (Full Article)

MARTHA ELEMENTARY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT: Students at Martha Elementary are raising money to help Bridge Clendenin Elementary recover from the 2016 floods. The students designed individual quilt blocks of West Virginia symbols, which were then quilted into seven quilts by local award-winning quilter Wilanna Wales. Students are selling chances to win the quilts, $5 for one chance; $10 for three chances; $20 for 10 chances; $50 for 30 chances; and $100 for 100 chances. To purchase chances, contact the school at 304-733-3027. The drawing will be Dec. 14; you do not need to be present to win.

Clay County native completes student teaching for Glenville State College

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017 | Source: Clay County Free Press

Kaitlyn Samples of Procious has recently completed her student teaching internship for Glenville State College.

Samples completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Gilmer County Elementary School with Amber Frashure and Tayna Stewart. Don Sheets and Dr. Shelly Ratliff were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Clifford and Deborah Samples of Procious. She currently resides in Clendenin with her husband Jacob. (more…)