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Ironton May Layoff Firefighters

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IRONTON, Ohio  — The city of Ironton may be laying off three firefighters next month. It’s an effort to solve a nearly $100,000 shortfall in the budget. WSAZ reports that would cut the total number of firefighters from 17 to 14. Fireman Aaron Collins says there’s not much optimism the layoffs will be avoided. Ironton… Read More

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Sources: Cabell County’sTwo Biggest Hospitals In Talk To Merge

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Sources tell WSAZ.com that Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington are in serious talks to merge, with an announcement expected this week. Cabell Huntington Hospital issued a statement to WSAZ.com Monday saying Cabell Huntington and St. Mary's "have had and are continuing discussions toward an affiliation." According to the statement, the… Read More

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Water Company Lifts Ban In More Areas, Some Residents Still Wary Of The Water

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More West Virginia residents affected by a chemical spill are being given the go-ahead to flush their lines and begin using tap water again. West Virginia American Water lifted a "do-not-use" water order in areas of Kanawha and Putnam counties on Tuesday night, including parts of Dunbar, Winfield and Staves Branch. That brings to about… Read More

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Man Hit By Train

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A man has been rushed to the hospital after he was hit by a train. This happened about 4 p.m. Friday along Route 62 in Putnam County. WSAZ reports Jonathan Higginbotham, 23, was walking on the tracks between Buffalo and Midway. Higginbotham was hit by a train and drug under the train for several feet…. Read More

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$100,000 Worth of Stolen Property Returned to owners

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More than $100,000 of stolen property will soon be returned to its rightful owners after a four-month undercover investigation by the Greenup County Sheriff's Department. Working with informants, Sheriff Keith Cooper and his deputies have been buying stolen vehicles undercover since April. Cooper said the thieves from whom he bought the vehicles acknowledged that they… Read More

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Decade Old Charges Dropped

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Charges have been dismissed in a decade-old murder case. According to WSAZ, the Putnam County Prosecutor's office said charges were recently dismissed against David Little of Nitro in the death of Montgomery resident Yvonne Thomas in 2001. In April of 2002, Thomas' body was found along Island Creek Road near Tornado, West Virginia. State Police… Read More