Monongalia woman's estate asks court to clarify beneficiaries

CHARLESTON – The administrator of a deceased Monongalia County woman’s estate has asked a state court to determine who is her surviving beneficiary. Under the terms of Marilyn Huffman’s will, her husband Allen Huffman and son Brian Huffman were named as primary and secondary beneficiaries. However, both died before Huffman, who died last October. The third beneficiary listed in Huffman’s will was the “Cheat River Stocking Program.” But there is no entity by that name. According to research d Read More »

Beckley man sues Walmart, driver after being hit in parking lot

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County couple blames a “barely visible” crosswalk outside a Walmart for contributing to the husband being hit by a car in the parking lot. Everett and Elizabeth Agnor of Beckley filed their complaint against Suman Maharjan and Wal-Mart Stores East LP last month in Raleigh Circuit Court. Everett Agnor was exiting the Walmart Supercenter on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley on Jan. 29, 2015, when he entered the crosswalk outside the store. “The crosswalk utilized by Mr. Agno Read More »

Preston Co. man says he nearly died using Ace Hardware equipment

KINGWOOD – A Preston County couple says Ace Hardware isn’t exactly the helpful hardware place it claims to be in its advertising after the man says he nearly died using a piece of rental equipment. Michael L. and Crystal L. Frantz of Terra Alta filed their lawsuit against Ace Hardware Corporation, which is based in Illinois, and A.D. Naylor & Co. Inc. of Oakland, Md., last month in Preston Circuit Court. Read More »

Fayette Co. residents file suit against CSX for February derailment

WAYNE – Nearly 100 Fayette County residents have filed a lawsuit against CSX over a February trail derailment that resulted in spilled oil and evacuations. The 96 people filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne Circuit Court against CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation Inc. The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages from the Feb. 16 accident at Mount Carbon near the Kanawha-Fayette county line. Read More »

Cabell woman wants Parole Board to turn over documents, more

CHARLESTON – A Huntington woman currently serving time for embezzling thousands from a former employer has asked a Kanawha County judge to order the West Virginia Parole Board to turn over a recording of her parole hearing, along with other requested documents. Plaintiff Leigh Ann Zappin filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court seeking the recording and documents, after she was denied parole by the board in May. Zappin argues that the board, including its chairwoman, Benita Murphy, is “delib Read More »