News from February 2006

Woman sues after she say she bit pebble in popcorn

By Brandon Smith | Feb 14, 2006

WHEELING - A woman is suing Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc., and Poppee's Popcorn, Inc., after mistakenly biting into a pebble that was present in her food.

Woman blames Wheeling park board after fall on ice

By Brandon Smith | Feb 14, 2006

WHEELING - A woman and her husband are suing the Wheeling Park Commission after the wife slipped and fell on a patch of ice in a parking lot at Oglebay Park in Wheeling.

WVU conference to focus on economy, regional energy industry

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 14, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- The North Central West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference will focus on the national, state and regional economy and the regional energy industry.

Manchin appoints Dean as MHST acting director

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 14, 2006

James Dean CHARLESTON - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced the official appointment of Mr. James Dean to serve as Acting Director of the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (MHST), effective immediately.

Chesapeake Energy VP to speak at WVU

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 14, 2006

Mike John MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University alumnus Mike John, vice president of operations for Chesapeake Energy, will deliver a lecture on petroleum engineering as part of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resource's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Berger rules Turnpike tolls be rolled back

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2006

Circuit Judge Irene Berger CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha Circuit Judge has granted a temporary injuction forcing the West Virginia Turnpike to roll back its tolls immediately.

South Charleston couple says DOH has destroyed home, created health woes

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2006

CHARLESTON -- A South Charleston family says negligent work by the state Division of Highways has destroyed their home and caused them health problems.

Boone County man blames Elkem for fall off ladder

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Boone County man blames Elkem Metals for his fall while working at their Alloy plant.

Courtesy Patrol driver says company didn't train properly

By Audrey Holsclaw | Feb 15, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- A West Virginia Courtesy Patrol officer alleges a Monongalia County company was negligent in its training of an employee.

Woman says hotel brass harassed, defrauded her

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2006

WINFIELD – A Kanawha County woman accuses the owner and manager of a Hurricane hotel sexually harassing her and causing her to miss out on more than $100,000 in commissions.

Couple sues Ky. trucker over 2004 accident

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2006

WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple have sued a Kentucky truck driver and his company for injuries the wife sustained in a 2004 auto accident.

Siblings say deceased mom's husband defrauded them

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2006

WINFIELD – Two siblings claim their deceased mother's husband kept them from receiving $25,000 each their mother intended for them.

Poca woman says Ford to blame for defective airbag

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2006

WINFIELD – A Poca woman says Ford Motor Company should have known about a defective air bag that contributed to her injuries in a 2004 auto accident.

WVU's Davis College to host spring career fair Feb. 22

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 16, 2006

MORGANTOWN - Students graduating in May and seeking employment - as well as those interested in internships - with some of the top employers in landscape architecture, forestry, parks and recreation, agribusiness management, agricultural sciences and natural resources should mark Feb. 22 on their calendars.

Family claims school librarian assaulted daughter

By Audrey Holsclaw | Feb 16, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- A family says the Monongalia County Board of Education breached its duty to supervise and control its staff and to provide safety and protection to its students.

Inmate says officer forced her to perform oral sex

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 16, 2006

CHARLESTON – An inmate at the Southwestern Regional Jail near Logan claims she was forced to perform oral sex on a correctional officer at the facility.

Pennsboro man blames CAMC for wife's death

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 16, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Ritchie County man says Charleston Area Medical Center is to blame for his wife's death.

Giatras & Webb now two separate firms

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 16, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Charleston law firm of two prominent attorneys now is two separate operations.

Man sues after wife was killed in school bus accident

By Drew Smith | Feb 16, 2006

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man is suing four auto manufacturers after his wife was killed when a school bus backed over her in February 2004.

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