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Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for spring training

Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for spring training

A Marshall University football alumus returned to Huntington in the offseason for three months to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. Omar Brown, a safety for the Baltimore Ravens, has been training at the Hit Center on Fifth Avenue, trying to gain 12 pounds of muscle before traveling back to Baltimore for the 2014 training camp with the Ravens. Full story

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Opinions clash as religious crier takes to Buskirk Field Wednesday

“While I totally support free speech...”

Opinions clash as religious crier takes to Buskirk Field Wednesday

A man and his family made a trip to campus Wednesday in hopes of sharing their religious views with Marshall University  students, faculty and staff on Buskirk Field. “We’re just out here to tell people what the Bible teaches,” the man said. The man and his children were wielding signs that read “God is angry,” “You must be born again” and “Grace mercy peace in Jesus. Full story

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T-bone collision on Fifth Avenue and Hal Greet halts traffic

T-bone collision on Fifth Avenue and Hal Greer halts traffic

Local police and firefighters responded to a wreck Wednesday morning at the Hal Greer Boulevard and Fifth Avenue intersection in front of Corbly Hall. One driver in a Ford Focus was traveling down Fifth Avenue and tried to turn left on Hal Greer Boulevard from the third lane. Full story

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INTO students hit the kitchen

INTO students hit the kitchen

INTO Marshall University students had a chance to share their best recipes with Huntington’s Kitchen Tuesday. INTO MU students prepared certain traditional recipes for the Huntington audience and also gave away samples of the food. “We came up with this idea of cooking in English because INTO MU wants international students to get more involved in our community,” Saba Gebriehiwot, instructor at INTO MU, said. Full story

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FIFA certifies Complex field

FIFA certifies Complex field

Soccer’s governing body distinguishes field as one of 25 in the US

Less than one year since hosting its first match, Hoop’s Family Field has earned a major recognition from soccer’s governing body. FIFA announced Monday Marshall University’s home field, located at the Veteran’s Memorial Soccer Complex, has earned the distintion of being a FIFA Recommended field. Full story


  • Police Blotter

      April 11 Destruction of property: At approximately 3:20 p.m., the victim discovered damage to their vehicle, which was parked in the Third Avenue parking garage. The victim reported the vehicle was left unattended from April 8-11, which is when the incident is suspected to have taken place.

  • Johnson Memorial provides programs for the 'Young at Heart'

      Community members joined together in fellowship Thursday afternoon for the monthly program Young at Heart offered by Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. This program gives church members and members of the Huntington community the chance to come together for a homemade lunch and enjoy local music and guest speakers.

  • ‘Listen to girls’

    Mother-daughter team co-author book on a rural Appalachian girl’s resiliency program

    It is not uncommon for a visitor to Linda Spatig’s office to hear soothing instrumental music playing quietly in the background. The first thing a visitor may see is the poster on her wall that says, “Listen to girls.” It is a philosophy Spatig strongly believes in.

  • Sunny weather expected between intermittent showers

    The National Weather Service has reported Wednesday there will be sunny weather along with some showers for the weekend, and a freeze warning for Thursday morning. NWS issued a freeze warning from 1-9 a.m. Thursday. The freeze warning will affect eastern Kentucky, southeastern Ohio and most of West Virginia.

  • Paint Night for TIPS set for Friday

    Marshall University’s Shaver Media Group and River Valley Child Development Services are sponsoring a Paint Night 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Wine and Design on Fourth Avenue. The purpose of the event is to raise money for TIPS scholarships, which the RVCDS awards to students whose parents make over the limit for the West Virginia grant but still do not make enough to afford childcare.


  • Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for a little home cooking

    Vickie Goodson-Scott, owner and operator of Vic’s Ivy Cuisine, has lived a full life traveling the world, cooking for the area elite, working on the Huntington municipal parking board and, most importantly, line dancing. Born and raised in Huntington, she was in the last Marshall Lab School class before it dissolved.

  • Softball returns home to face FIU

    Marshall University softball team will return home for a weekend matchup against conference rival Florida International University. The last time the Herd faced off against FIU was 1999, when Marshall captured a 1-0 win. Head coach Shaunda Stanton said she is hoping the team will have a true home field advantage.

  • MU Women’s golf team preps for C-USA tournament

    The Marshall University  Women’s Golf team is preparing for the Conference USA tournament and it is  staying focused on getting the team win that has evaded it so far this season. The lone senior on the team, Rachel Thompson from Mansfield, Ohio, placed first individually at the Dayton Fall Invitational in October, but has not managed to capture a team win so far at Marshall.

  • Softball splits with Wright State

    After having a seven game win streak snapped after being swept by North Texas over the weekend, Marshall University softball got back to winning by splitting with the Wright State University Raiders Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The Herd lost in game one, 3-2, after giving up two points off home runs to leadoff hitter Jess Gorman, then another run in the bottom of the fourth.

  • New running backs coach brings experience to Herd

    With the moving on of Thomas Brown to Wisconsin, Marshall University’s new running backs coach Chris Barclay is experiencing his first spring as part of the Thundering Herd coaching staff. Barclay got a taste of his playing days Thursday during spring practice number eight for 2014, when he and the rest of the Herd were graced by the presence of former Herd defensive coordinator and Wake Forest University head coach Jim Grobe.


  • West Virginia bands take V Club stage this weekend

      The ever-growing West Virginia music scene will be well represented this weekend, capped by the return of the popular rock band AC30, at 10 p.m. Saturday at the V Club. The festivities kick off at 10 p.m. Friday at the V Club with local funk-soul ensemble Downtown King.

  • Limited space keeps aMUsed fans on their feet

    Room 224 of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center was packed Friday night with family, friends, Marshall University students and staff for the aMUsed Dance Company’s Spring Performance. The performance is a small gathering of family and friends who join together to view Marshall performers in their spring recital, but this spring’s show exceeded expectations of President Kristin Boyd and Vice President Lauren Cundiff.

  • The Art of Skateboarding

    Marshall University graduate Don Pendleton will present his art exhibit “Paris Signs Presents: Fine Lines: The Artwork of Don Pendleton: A Walter Gropius Artist” through May. Pendleton will speak about his artwork at 7 p.m. Thursday, and he will teach a three-day workshop at the Huntington Museum of Art titled, “Fine Lines: The Art of Skateboard Graphics” from 9 a.


    Country duo Sundy Best packs the V Club for a performance showcasing its fresh sound and new album

    Lexington-based country duo Sundy Best celebrated the release of their new album “Bring Up the Sun” Saturday with a packed show at the V Club in Huntington. The band filled almost two hours with material from the new album and fan favorites from its debut album “Door Without a Screen.


    Marshall University art students explore New York City's art culture

    Students of Marshall University’s School of Art and Design spent three days in New York City as part of an annual trip that gives them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the city’s diverse art culture. The students explored contemporary art museums in Chelsea, visited prestigious museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and toured the Big Apple.


  • Tragedy makes us stronger

    The city of Boston paused at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon bombings last year and honor the “Boston Strong” mentality that emerged from the ashes. A bell sounded Wednesday in the shadow of the Statehouse in Richmond, Va.

  • Solar-powered plane a positive innovation


    After 12 years of designs and training, Swiss aviation duo Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg unveiled Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft that can “fly forever.” The plane, made of carbon fiber, has wings covered with a skin of 17,000 solar cells that supply four electric motors with renewable energy.

  • Defining beauty by the gap between our thighs


    The issue of celebrities and doctored Instagram photographs is not new. Accusations of Kim Kardashian’s stomach-flattening or backside enhancing and Miranda Kerr’s waist-slimming images have recently scattered throughout the media. But most recently, an image of a bathing suited Beyoncé with a mysterious gap between her thighs has critics and fans debating whether the singer Photoshopped the image.

  • Physicality is the best privacy option

    With the Heartbleed bug revealing roughly 17 percent of the Internet’s secure web servers have been vulnerable to date theft since 2012, credit card and social security numbers have been tapped onscreen with an extra dab of fear. We are learning the hard way as a plugged-in society nothing is ever truly private when you’re connected, and within the next 10 years we will be seeing a greater shift to security in being off-the-grid if protection software and IT guys can’t keep up with ever-mutating cybercrime.

  • Equal pay for men and women is not rocket science


    Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation meant to close the pay gap between men and women Wednesday. According to The New York Times, the bill was an attempt by Democrats to push their electoral advantage among women in the upcoming midterm elections, but they fell short of the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster and move the legislation forward.