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October 17, 2017

Local Author to Present Lecture on “Art of Being a Weirdo”

A local author will present a lecture on how a childhood love of books led her to a life outside the norm and the importance of incorporating creativity into every aspect of your life.

Sheila Redling will present her lecture, “The Art of Being a Weirdo – Living a Creative Life,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Huntington City Council chambers at City Hall, 800 5th Ave. The lecture is the sixth installment in the City of Huntington’s quarterly “Huntington Lecture Series” and is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the Huntington Lecture Series is to open dialogue and cultivate the collective brilliance in our community to identify opportunities for advancement and address future challenges,” Mayor Steve Williams said.

Redling is a graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and college graduate of Georgetown University. She is known for her 15-year stint on the morning show on WKEE, both as half of Miller in the Morning and the Sheila and Jim Show. In 2011, complications from a throat infection forced Redling to retire from the microphone and focus on fiction.

Her first novel, “Flowertown,” was picked up for release from Thomas & Mercer in 2012 and went on to sell over 50,000 copies in its first six weeks. Redling has also released a series of thrillers and sci-fi novels, including the Dani Britton series, “Damocles,” and her latest thriller, set in Lexington, Kentucky, “At Risk.”

She is set to release the second in her urban fantasy series, “The Reaches,” this spring and is currently working on the new series.

The presentation will be broadcast live on channel 24 of the Comcast cable system and will be streamed live online at www.cityofhuntington.com/city-government/public-meetings.

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October 10, 2017

City Unveils Plan to Demolish 55 Unsafe Structures

The City of Huntington's Department of Planning and Development has unveiled a plan to demolish 55 unsafe structures during the next several months.

Funding for the demolition work has been secured through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program and a $100,000 anonymous donation that was earmarked for demolition of unsafe structures in the West End neighborhood of Huntington. All of the structures have been deemed unsafe and approved for demolition by the city's Unsafe Building Commission. 

Huntington City Council unanimously approved the first round of demolition work on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The first round includes 18 demolition projects at the following addresses: 2111 5th Ave. West; 1738 Jefferson Ave.; 1821 5th Ave. West; 839 Washington Ave.; 1218 Monroe Ave.; 805 24th St.; 919 22nd St.; 1243 5th Ave. West; 975 Madison Ave.; 1057 19thg St. Rear; 214 Davis St.; 806 24th St.; 545 Roby Road; 2930 Hollywood Place; 334 5th Ave. West; 1307 5th Ave. West; 1809 5th Ave. West; and 1660 Monroe Ave.

The Department of Planning and Development plans to submit all 55 structures to City Council for approval by the end of the calendar year and hopes to have all 55 structures demolished by spring 2018. Click here to see an overview of all 55 structures.

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October 10, 2017

Halloween Costumes Sought for Children at A.D. Lewis Community Center

This Halloween, you can put a smile on a child's face and save a few bucks on some delicious pizza at the same time.

The City of Huntington and the Papa John's at 1525 9th Ave. are now collecting Halloween costumes that will be distributed to children at the city-owned and operated A.D. Lewis Community Center later this month as part of the city’s fourth annual Halloween Costume Drive.

Now through Wednesday, Oct. 25, anyone who drops off a new boys' or girls' Halloween costume with a value of $10 or greater in the Mayor's Office, located in Room 8 at City Hall, 800 5th Ave., or at the 9th Avenue Papa John's will receive a coupon for one free large, one-topping pizza from Papa John's redeemable online only.

Both drop-off locations will accept boys' and girls' costumes of all sizes. Slightly-used costumes will also be accepted. However, the pizza gift certificates are only available to those who donate new costumes.

The costumes will be distributed to children during a Halloween party at the A.D. Lewis Community Center on Friday, Oct. 27, just in time for Trick-or-Treat.

Amazon and GC Services are also conducting employee donation drives of their own this month to help support the cause.

For more information about the costume drive or if your business would like to participate, contact Bryan Chambers, communications director for the City of Huntington, at 304-962-8138 or email chambersb@cityofhuntington.com.

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October 6, 2017

Fall Paving Program Scheduled to Begin Oct. 9

The City of Huntington's fall paving program is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 9, weather pending.

Twenty-nine sections of roadway totaling 3.31 miles will be paved. The fall program will cost approximately $850,000. The approved budget for FY 2017-2018 includes $1.6 million for paving, meaning there will be approximately $750,000 left for paving projects that will occur in spring 2018.

Compiling the paving list began with City Council members submitting requests to Mayor Steve Williams. The Mayor’s Office and officials in Public Works worked with the West Virginia Division of Highways to prioritize the requests based on traffic volume, road condition and other factors.

The following is the paving list for the fall by City Council district:

District 1

  • Handley Road (Waverly Road to Sunset Drive)
  • 29th Street West (Piedmont Road to Hughes Street)
  • Piedmont Road (29th Street West to Camden Road)

District 2

  • Jefferson Avenue (19th Street West to 20th Street West)
  • 5th Avenue West (23rd Street West to 24th Street West)
  • 4th Street West (railroad to 7th Avenue West)
  • 6th Street West (Adams Avenue to Washington Avenue)
  • 22nd Street West (Madison Avenue to Jefferson Avenue)

District 4

  • Cavalier Drive (intersection to fifth house on left)
  • West Whitaker Boulevard (5th Street West to Willow Glen Drive)

District 6

  • Wiltshire Boulevard (Oakwood Road to Washington Boulevard)
  • Ridgewood Road (McCoy Road to Summit Drive)
  • Virginia Court (Oak Lane to dead end)
  • Oak Lane (Wiltshire Boulevard to dead end)
  • Fountain Place (Enslow Boulevard to Wilson Court)
  • Military Road (Washington Boulevard to Holswade Drive)
  • Grand Boulevard (Kings Highway to Forest Road)

District 7

  • Saltwell Road (U.S. 60 to Washington Boulevard)
  • Rotary Park Drive (U.S. 60 to Russell Street)
  • 28th Street (Roby Road to Marion Street)

District 8

  • 26th Street (Collis Avenue to 1st Avenue)
  • Elmwood Avenue (28th Street to Latulle Avenue)
  • Cedar Grove Court (28th Street to Guyan Avenue)

District 9

  • Elwood Drive (entire street)
  • Parkway Rear (Elwood Drive to dead end)
  • Tiernan Street (South High Street to Park Street)
  • Altizer Avenue (8th Street in Altizer to Grapevine Street)
  • Hibner Avenue (Norway Avenue to Lewis Street)
  • Grapevine Street (Altizer Avenue to dead end)

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October 6, 2017

Signs prohibited on public rights-of-way

The City of Huntington would like to remind citizens that they are prohibited from posting any “parasite” signs on a public right-of-way.

Article 1751.14 of the City Code states, "No person shall hang or place any parasite sign or place any advertisement upon any sidewalk, hydrant, lamppost, tree, telephone, telegraph or electric light pole, fence or building in the City, or advertise by signs tacked, posted or tied to any public property."

The City of Huntington will be undertaking an education campaign during the next several weeks to make citizens aware of these guidelines. Beginning on Oct. 9, the Public Works Department’s Code Enforcement Unit will begin removing any parasite signs that they see on a public-right-of-way as they tend to their daily duties. The signs will be stored in the Public Works Office, located in the basement of City Hall, 800 5th Ave. Arrangements to retrieve signs after Oct. 9 can be made by calling the Department of Public Works at 304-696-5903.

“The city has conducted these education campaigns regarding signage before, particularly around the election season,” Public Works Director Jim Insco said. “We believe it is important to do it in October because Trick-or-Treat is around the corner and we want to ensure that drivers do not have to contend with signs obstructing their line of sight as they watch for children trick-or-treating.”

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September 29, 2017

Public Works can help residents with leaf disposal

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September 25, 2017

City Council, Cabell Delegates Partner to Donate Money for Protective Gear

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September 25, 2017

City of Huntington Awarded Federal Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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September 19, 2017

District 7 Walk With the Mayor set for Sept. 26

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September 19, 2017

Trick or Treat set for Oct. 31

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August 28, 2017

Parking Board Now Accepts Online Payments

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August 10, 2017

Team Collections Making Progress

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July 24, 2017

Code Enforcement Unit to Begin Inspecting Contractors for Licensing, Permits

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June 19, 2017

HPD Bringing Back Officers, Launches Recruitment Campaign

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June 15, 2017

Lecture Series to focus on growth of LGBTQ+ population in West Virginia

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June 14, 2017

Pride Picnic Set For June 17

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June 6, 2017

Water Quality Fee to Increase for Some Nonresidential Customers

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May 25, 2017

Big Sandy Superstore Arena Celebrates 40 Years With Highest-Grossing Year in Venue History

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May 24, 2017

A.D. Lewis Community Center Pool opens May 27

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May 18, 2017

Several Events Planned Friday, May 19, for National Bike to Work Day

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May 10, 2017

HPD to Issue Nonmoving Violations to Vehicles in Street-Sweeping Zones

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April 24, 2017

Update on Sidewalk Repair Program

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April 12, 2017

Huntington Awarded National Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarship

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February 22, 2017

Williams Nominates Rader to Become Huntington Fire Chief

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February 10, 2017

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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January 26, 2017

Williams authorizes plan to address budget deficit

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January 24, 2017

City of Huntington Implements Electronic Bidding Process

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January 20, 2017

City of Huntington Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Distributors

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January 18, 2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Recognizes HHS, City of Huntington for Wellness Academy

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January 11, 2017

Public Works Projects Completed During Fourth Quarter of 2016

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January 9, 2017

Huntington Among 5 Finalists to Receive Vacant Property Assistance

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January 3, 2017

Huntington Improves Score in 2016 Municipal Equality Index

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December 12, 2016

Mayor Williams to attend signing of 21st Century Cures Act

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December 7, 2016

City Prepared for Winter Weather

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December 5, 2016

Eastham Resigns as Fire Chief

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November 22, 2016

Public Works Completed 24 Sidewalk Repair Projects This Fall

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November 17, 2016

Festive Holiday Decorations Going Up in Downtown Huntington

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November 14, 2016

Free Holiday Parking Offered in Downtown Huntington

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November 14, 2016

Local Restaurants Teaming Up Again to Help Huntington Win America’s Best Communities Contest

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November 10, 2016

Electric Pedicab Service Begins in Downtown Huntington

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October 7, 2016

Williams resumes “Walks With the Mayor” this fall

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October 5, 2016

Mayor Launches Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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October 3, 2016

Fall Paving Program Begins Wednesday, Oct. 5

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September 28, 2016

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $150,000 Grant

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September 22, 2016

Huntington Mayor Discuss Opiate Epidemic with Obama Administration Officials

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September 16, 2016

New and Improved Emergency Notification App Now Available

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September 14, 2016

Public Works Department Launches Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program

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August 8, 2016

Citizens Now Have Convenient Option For Reporting Minor Crimes

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July 29, 2016

City’s codified ordinances now online

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June 24, 2016

Update on Public Works Projects

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May 19, 2016

Cathy Burns Named City Manager

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May 11, 2016

Public Meeting to Kick Off Highlawn Brownfields Project

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May 3, 2016

Huntington Fire Department Now Carrying Life-Saving Medication For Opioid Overdoses

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April 28, 2016

Huntington Advances to Finals of America’s Best Communities competition

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April 22, 2016

Spring Paving Program to Begin April 26

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April 8, 2016

Drug Overdose Deaths Declining in Cabell County

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March 31, 2016

Citywide Street Sweeping Resumes Monday, April 4

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March 28, 2016

Vacant Buildings Now Must Be Registered With The City

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March 16, 2016

HPD Traffic Unit to Target Abandoned, Junked Vehicles this Spring

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March 8, 2016

Campaign signs

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March 7, 2016

Williams Named to National Task Force to Address Opioid Abuse

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March 4, 2016

Update on Highlawn Brownfields Properties

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March 3, 2016

“Open to All” Campaign Promotes Inclusiveness in City of Huntington

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February 23, 2016

Marshall Students Recognized for Banner Designs

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February 8, 2016

HFD receives donation of 175 carbon monoxide/smoke alarms

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February 3, 2016

Life-saving medication for opioid overdoses now available in Cabell County

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January 13, 2016

Huntington Advances to Semifinals in America’s Best Communities Competition

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December 22, 2015

Department of Planning and Development accepting CDBG applications for 2016

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December 17, 2015

Huntington ranks higher than state, national average on 2015 Municipal Equality Index

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December 3, 2015

Public Works Prepares for Winter

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November 18, 2015

Several Events Scheduled to Celebrate the Holidays

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November 16, 2015

New Christmas Decorations Installed in Downtown Huntington

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November 6, 2015

Short appointed to fill District 9 City Council seat

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November 3, 2015

Mayor Williams, others to attend reopening of Cabell County Adult Drug Court

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November 2, 2015

City can help get rid of bagged leaves

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November 2, 2015

City Offering Amnesty for Warrants Older Than 5 Years

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November 2, 2015

City Council to Appoint New Member

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October 29, 2015

‘801BAM’ to focus on land development, crime reduction plan for downtown Huntington

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October 27, 2015

City Unveils Community Revitalization Plan

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October 21, 2015

Neighborhood Institute to conduct workshops

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October 14, 2015

Applications sought for vacant City Council seat

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October 13, 2015

City conducts warrant sweep for repeat offenders, establishes amnesty program

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October 12, 2015

Downtown street sweeping begins Tuesday, Oct. 20

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October 6, 2015

Safe Routes to School Project Completed at Southside Elementary

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September 30, 2015

Neighborhood Institute of Huntington offers training to new groups

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September 30, 2015

City Service Fee takes effect at new rate Oct. 1

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September 29, 2015

What You Need to Know About the Fire Prevention Parade

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September 1, 2015

Cabell-Huntington Health Department launches syringe exchange

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August 31, 2015

Public Works Department Establishing Job Applicant Pool

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August 24, 2015

City Releases Fall 2015 Paving List

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August 24, 2015

District 2 Councilman Schedules Morning Meetings To Connect With Constituents

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August 20, 2015

Walk With the Mayor comes to Guyandotte on Aug. 25

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August 19, 2015

Partnership becoming model for reducing number of sexual assault kits

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August 19, 2015

Efforts Underway to Dispose of Dirty Syringes

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August 11, 2015

Water Quality Board aims to improve customer service

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August 7, 2015

Walk With the Mayor comes to Walnut Hills on Aug. 11

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August 5, 2015

Solutions to drug epidemic discussed among Huntington, Charleston officials

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August 5, 2015

Update on Revitalization Plan and America’s Best Communities Competition

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July 27, 2015

Encore performance of “Collis P.” to serve as fundraiser for city’s revitalization plan

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July 23, 2015

Citywide Street Sweeping Begins in Huntington

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