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Four cases of rare respiratory disease confirmed in West Virginia

The federal Centers for Disease Control has confirmed four cases of enterovirus EV-D68, a virus that can result in respiratory failure, in West Virginia, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

While the overwhelming...

Statehouse Beat: Lobbyists rack up meal charges during legislative interims

Out-of-town legislative interim meetings in Bridgeport had a Charleston regular session feel when it came to receptions, according to the latest round of filings of lobbyists’ financial disclosures with the state Ethics Commission.


Debby Weinstein: Victims of domestic violence need help without judgment

Millions watched former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then fiancé and now wife, Janay Rice, unconscious and dragging her body out of an elevator. The stunning, violent video of the incident has ignited a national...

Volunteers needed for event at East Lynn Lake

EAST LYNN, W.Va. -- As part of National Public Lands Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn needs volunteers to help with trail maintenance, shoreline and backcountry area cleanup. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3...

Hurricane man accused of abusing 4-month-old daughter

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- State Police have arrested a Hurricane man for allegedly abusing his 4-month-old daughter, who was hospitalized this month with severe seizures and pooled blood on the surface on her brain.

Paul Anthony Parog, 22, is charged...

Axiall investigates plant accident that injured 4

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – An Axiall Corp. spokesman says the company is investigating an accident at its Natrium plant that injured four workers.

Axiall spokesman Tony Ventry tells media outlets that two employees remain hospitalized at the...

Company says gas leak in Wetzel creek isn’t hazard

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. – A Columbia Pipeline Group spokesman says a natural gas leak into a Wetzel County creek doesn’t pose a threat to the environment.

Spokesman Scott Castleman tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register ...

Statehouse Beat: Helmick can’t get out of bill for Douglass’ retirement party
Statehouse Beat: Helmick can’t get out of bill for Douglass’ retirement party

There’s a new chapter in the saga of Gus Douglass’ retirement party.

As you may recall, upon taking office as agriculture commissioner, Walt Helmick was more than a little perturbed to find a bill for more than $8,000 from Embassy...

Howard Swint: Charleston man left enduring legacy

As with many adopted children, it would be years before we understood the profound impact that our parents would have on our lives.

And coming from different families we would eventually probe into our past but always come to the same...

Funerals for: September 22, 2014

Adkins, Darrell 11 a.m., Wilson

Ball, Victoria 1 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Campbell, Richard Noon, Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cryus, Phillip, Sr. 2 p.m., Wallace &...

Raymond E. Adkins

Raymond Ezra "Rat" Adkins, 82, of Alkol, died Sept. 20, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Bear Branch Church of Christ, Alkol, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Ruby Faye Jones

Ruby Faye Jones, 83, of Crawley, died Sept. 19, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the funeral chapel.

Monna J. O'Dell

Monna Joyce "Tiny" O'Dell, 77, of Quinwood, died Sept. 21, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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