OLIVIA Louk tested positive for methamphetamine, morphine, and benzodiazepam 10 days before she died, Nicholas County sheriff's deputies told WOWK.
She was 10 days old - days, not years - when she died of complications from the drugs.
Olivia's mother, Stephanie, went into cardiac arrest on June 12 after using meth. Doctors at Charleston Area Medical Center performed an emergency Caesarian section to deliver Olivia.
Police charged her mother with child neglect causing death and kept her in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.
Those who claim that drug use is a non-violent crime that should be legalized need to consider this case. This baby never had a chance to live and died in misery.
IT'S big, bright pink, and its bricks are falling down. If the closed Gene Long Community Center on Wheeling Island were privately owned, the city would demand improvements.
But the city owns the two-story building, so it sits as an eyesore and health hazard.
William Seabright, a resident of the island for 72 years, started a one-man campaign to get the city to tear it down.
"If it's safe, why don't they get rid of these barricades?" Seabright asked a reporter for the Wheeling Intelligencer.
That's a very good question. Cities should set a better example. In an editorial, the newspaper supported demolition. That sounds reasonable.
WOOD County commissioners voted this week to have taxpayers cover the entire increase in premiums for health insurance coverage for the county's 84 employees.
The cost is $20,000, commission President Wayne Dunn told the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
"It's a nice thing to do for the employees, and it's not costing the county that much," Dunn said.If the amount is so little, why not have the employees pay? Why are the problems taxpayers face never considered?