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Fred Pace

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: fpace@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-369-1165
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of The Logan Banner in Logan, W.Va., and the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Latest Stories by Fred Pace

If the flooding wasn't bad enough, Boone County was hit with several inches of snow overnight Wednesday into today.
Due to the extreme weather conditions, all schools are closed in Boone County as well as several businesses.
Main roadways, like U.S. 119 (Corridor G) is very slick, according to reports by the Boone County Emergency Management Agen

Weather continues to pummel Boone County

If the flooding wasn't bad enough, Boone County was hit with several inches of snow overnight Wednesday into today. Due to the extreme weather conditions, all schools are closed in Boone County as well as several businesses. Main roadways, like U.S. 119 (Corridor G) is very slick, according to reports by the Boone County Emergency Management Agen

VAN — David and Frances Nipper of Van have a beautiful statue of Jesus praying in their yard near the Little Coal River. The statue represents a tribute to their Christian beliefs and faith in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“It is sort of amazing that he is praying by the river that is rising with flood waters toward our home,R

PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding reported across Boone County

VAN — David and Frances Nipper of Van have a beautiful statue of Jesus praying in their yard near the Little Coal River. The statue represents a tribute to their Christian beliefs and faith in their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “It is sort of amazing that he is praying by the river that is rising with flood waters toward our home,R

MADISON — Tequila Desaree Hayes, 23, of Charleston, pleaded guilty in Boone County Magistrate Court to solicitation of prostitution, according to Boone County court records.
Hayes was sentenced to 60 days jail which was suspended and placed on 2 years' probation.
She was arrested by Deputy R. B. Dotson on Feb. 17, 2015, for conspiracy to de

Two sentenced in Boone circuit court

MADISON — Tequila Desaree Hayes, 23, of Charleston, pleaded guilty in Boone County Magistrate Court to solicitation of prostitution, according to Boone County court records. Hayes was sentenced to 60 days jail which was suspended and placed on 2 years' probation. She was arrested by Deputy R. B. Dotson on Feb. 17, 2015, for conspiracy to de

After several days without water service in many parts of Boone County, West Virginia American Water is reporting that service has been restored to most areas of the county.
“West Virginia American Water is repressurizing the 12-inch water main that provides service to customers in and around Camp Creek, Ridgeview, Nellis, Ashford, Lory, Jul

Water service restored, company says

After several days without water service in many parts of Boone County, West Virginia American Water is reporting that service has been restored to most areas of the county. “West Virginia American Water is repressurizing the 12-inch water main that provides service to customers in and around Camp Creek, Ridgeview, Nellis, Ashford, Lory, Jul

Thousand of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water remain without water, despite promises that the water service would be restored by Wednesday, Feb. 25.
“Still no water in Hewett and the water company says that Hewett residents are welcome to drive to Van and get water,” said Rachael Stevenson of Hewett. “This is

Many Boone residents still have no water

Thousand of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water remain without water, despite promises that the water service would be restored by Wednesday, Feb. 25. “Still no water in Hewett and the water company says that Hewett residents are welcome to drive to Van and get water,” said Rachael Stevenson of Hewett. “This is

CHARLESTON — While thousands of Boone County residents went several days without water due to widespread water main line breaks and drained water storage tanks, according to officials with West Virginia American Water Company, 23rd District state House of Delegates representative from Boone County, Joshua Nelson, was doing everything in his p

Delegate helps with water crisis

CHARLESTON — While thousands of Boone County residents went several days without water due to widespread water main line breaks and drained water storage tanks, according to officials with West Virginia American Water Company, 23rd District state House of Delegates representative from Boone County, Joshua Nelson, was doing everything in his p

Although some dispute the actual number of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water still remaining without water service, the water company has reported some progress.
“Since yesterday evening, West Virginia American Water has restored service to most Boone County customers except for approximately 400 customers in and around

94-year-old Ashford woman without water

Although some dispute the actual number of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water still remaining without water service, the water company has reported some progress. “Since yesterday evening, West Virginia American Water has restored service to most Boone County customers except for approximately 400 customers in and around

Although some dispute the actual number of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water still remaining without water service, the water company has reported some progress.
“Since yesterday evening, West Virginia American Water has restored service to most Boone County customers except for approximately 400 customers in and around

UPDATE: Many Boone residents still without water

Although some dispute the actual number of Boone County customers of West Virginia American Water still remaining without water service, the water company has reported some progress. “Since yesterday evening, West Virginia American Water has restored service to most Boone County customers except for approximately 400 customers in and around

CHARLESTON –A Nellis man has been sentenced to federal prison on drug charges.
United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Terry L. Daugherty, 50, of Nellis, Boone County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
In November 2013, Daugherty pleaded guilty to arrangin

Nellis man sentenced to federal prison

CHARLESTON –A Nellis man has been sentenced to federal prison on drug charges. United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Terry L. Daugherty, 50, of Nellis, Boone County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In November 2013, Daugherty pleaded guilty to arrangin

A former editor of both The Logan Banner and The Coal Valley News has passed away.
Timothy D. Kiger, 45, of Cecilia, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Kiger; two children, Kathryn and Patrick; and a brother, David Kiger.
“T.D.” Kiger was editor at the Logan Banner and worked for Community

Former editor T.D. Kiger dies

A former editor of both The Logan Banner and The Coal Valley News has passed away. Timothy D. Kiger, 45, of Cecilia, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Dee Kiger; two children, Kathryn and Patrick; and a brother, David Kiger. “T.D.” Kiger was editor at the Logan Banner and worked for Community

A former editor of both The Logan Banner and The Coal Valley News has passed away.
Timothy D. Kiger, 45, of Cecilia, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Kiger; two children, Kathryn and Patrick; and a brother, David Kiger.
“T.D.” Kiger was editor at the Logan Banner and worked for Community

Former editor Tim Kiger dies

A former editor of both The Logan Banner and The Coal Valley News has passed away. Timothy D. Kiger, 45, of Cecilia, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Dee Kiger; two children, Kathryn and Patrick; and a brother, David Kiger. “T.D.” Kiger was editor at the Logan Banner and worked for Community

MADISON — A broken water line flooded several areas of the basement floor at the historic Boone County courthouse.
“Most of the damage was to the carpets, some of the computers in the basement and damage to the boiler,” said Boone County Commissioner Mikey Brown.
Brown said the Madison and Danville fire departments responded to

Courthouse basement floods

MADISON — A broken water line flooded several areas of the basement floor at the historic Boone County courthouse. “Most of the damage was to the carpets, some of the computers in the basement and damage to the boiler,” said Boone County Commissioner Mikey Brown. Brown said the Madison and Danville fire departments responded to

MADISON – A recent prescription drug related arrest led to the seizure of $150,000 in illegal drug proceeds, according to Boone County court officials.
David Green, 74, and Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, both of Danville, pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Boone County Circuit Court to the delivery of Oxycodone, according to Bo

Drug arrests leads to seizure of $150,000

MADISON – A recent prescription drug related arrest led to the seizure of $150,000 in illegal drug proceeds, according to Boone County court officials. David Green, 74, and Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, both of Danville, pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Boone County Circuit Court to the delivery of Oxycodone, according to Bo

MADISON — On Wednesday, snow continued to fall while state Highway workers continued to try and keep main roadways clear of icy and slippery conditions.
Officials advised motorists to be cautious when traveling and to stay off the roads as much as possible. Some minor accidents that have been blamed on the weather have been reported in Boone

Snow, record low temperatures continue

MADISON — On Wednesday, snow continued to fall while state Highway workers continued to try and keep main roadways clear of icy and slippery conditions. Officials advised motorists to be cautious when traveling and to stay off the roads as much as possible. Some minor accidents that have been blamed on the weather have been reported in Boone

MANILA — Drug arrests continued this week in Boone County, but this time the drug was heroin.
“We are starting to see an influx of heroin locally, which is no surprise,” said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker. “Other areas in West Virginia are seeing the same problems and experiencing the uptick as well.”
Five su

Five arrested on heroin charges

MANILA — Drug arrests continued this week in Boone County, but this time the drug was heroin. “We are starting to see an influx of heroin locally, which is no surprise,” said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker. “Other areas in West Virginia are seeing the same problems and experiencing the uptick as well.” Five su

MADISON – A recent prescription drug related arrest led to the seizure of $150,000 in illegal drug proceeds, according to Boone County court officials.
David Green, 74, and Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, both of Danville, pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Boone County Circuit Court to the delivery of Oxycodone, according to Bo

Drug arrests leads to seizure of $150,000

MADISON – A recent prescription drug related arrest led to the seizure of $150,000 in illegal drug proceeds, according to Boone County court officials. David Green, 74, and Theodore “Teddy” Cook, 59, both of Danville, pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Boone County Circuit Court to the delivery of Oxycodone, according to Bo

MANILA — Drug arrests continued this week in Boone County, but this time the drug was heroin.
“We are starting to see an influx of heroin locally, which is no surprise,” said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker. “Other areas in West Virginia are seeing the same problems and experiencing the uptick as well.”
Five su

Five arrested on heroin charges

MANILA — Drug arrests continued this week in Boone County, but this time the drug was heroin. “We are starting to see an influx of heroin locally, which is no surprise,” said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker. “Other areas in West Virginia are seeing the same problems and experiencing the uptick as well.” Five su

MADISON — Snow began falling early Monday morning and within just a few minutes roadways were dangerously slick.
Boone County Schools officials anticipated the dangerous driving conditions and had already closed all schools. Forecast models predicted from eight inches to as much as 18 inches in various parts of southern West Virginia.
Count

Snow storm hits region

MADISON — Snow began falling early Monday morning and within just a few minutes roadways were dangerously slick. Boone County Schools officials anticipated the dangerous driving conditions and had already closed all schools. Forecast models predicted from eight inches to as much as 18 inches in various parts of southern West Virginia. Count

No. 14 Iowa State beats No. 21 WVU 79-59; Herd topples Toppers

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State was playing some of its best defense of the season. Its offense, on the other hand, was uncharacteristically stagnant. Once the shots started falling, the 14th-ranked Cyclones simply blew past No. 21 West Virginia 79-59 on Saturday. Monte Morris scored 19 points and Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) overwhelmed the M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) welcomed two new members as longtime educator Dr. Beverly Kingery and dentist Dr. James Wilson took the oath of office during the monthly meeting in Charleston.
Kingery, who recently retired as the Nicolas County superintendent of schools, and Wilson, a Marshall County Board of

Former BCS principal named to state BOE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) welcomed two new members as longtime educator Dr. Beverly Kingery and dentist Dr. James Wilson took the oath of office during the monthly meeting in Charleston. Kingery, who recently retired as the Nicolas County superintendent of schools, and Wilson, a Marshall County Board of





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