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WESTON – New circuit judge Kurt W. Hall will take the bench for the first time on Aug. 9. Hall was recently appointed to the 26th Judicial Circuit by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. He will handle cases from Lewis and … Read More
ELKINS – The city of Buckhannon has settled a lawsuit filed by one of its former officers alleging it failed to properly compensate her for the care of its police dog. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey on July 1 … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has ruled a circuit judge was correct in both upholding and restoring the original suspension given to an Upshur County school administrator for insubordination. The Court on Feb. 11 affirmed Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul … Read More
CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will begin receiving applications immediately for the vacancy in the 26th Judicial Circuit. The 26th Judicial Circuit serves Lewis and Upshur counties. The vacancy was created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas … Read More
ELKINS – Wal-Mart has apparently settled a lawsuit brought by an Upshur County man who alleged he was wrongfully terminated from his position as a maintenance associate in its Buckhannon store. Larry Zickefoose’s Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit was filed … Read More
CHARLESTON – A former police officer is suing the City of Buckhannon after she claims she was not reimbursed for the money and time she spent caring for her police dog during her employment. Matt Gregory, in his official capacity … Read More
CHARLESTON – An Upshur County attorney’s bid to be the next sheriff has come to a close. The state Supreme Court on Oct. 24 denied David D. Taylor’s appeal challenging the Upshur County Commission’s certification of the May 8 primary … Read More
CHARLESTON – An Upshur County attorney is taking one last shot at challenging the results of the primary election for sheriff. David D. Taylor on Oct. 5 appealed to the state Supreme Court Senior Status Berkeley Circuit Judge Thomas W. … Read More
BUCKHANNON – Who becomes the next Upshur County sheriff will likely not be decided at the ballot box, but in a courtroom.
BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County attorney is contesting the certification of the May 8 primary election for sheriff saying the winner’s candidacy violated state and federal law.
Oct. 24 CNH Capital America LLC vs. Donald Leichliter dba Family Trucking J-Thomas H. Keadle; PA – J. Nicholas Barth * The complaint alleges that the defendant has defaulted on a loan used for the purchase of a New Holland … Read More
Aug. 22 Lisa Phillips vs. West Virginia Auto Center, LLP J-Thomas H. Keadle; PA-David A. Sims * The complaint alleges the defendant deceptively sold her a deficient vehicle, rife with problems not discovered until after purchase. Phillips claims the defendant … Read More
BUCKHANNON – A former Upshur County magistrate has been sentenced to one year in jail for battery. Charlie McCourt was accused of inappropriately touching a woman in a motel room, which her domestic violence case was pending. McCourt was sentenced … Read More
BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County magistrate judge pleaded no contest to battery after he was accused of using his position to sexually abuse a woman. Charlie McCourt, who has been suspended since April 2006, entered the plea March 27. He … Read More