News from October 2008

Justices hear whitewater rafting safety case

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 28, 2008

Maynard CHARLESTON -- Whitewater rafting companies no longer would receive protection if the state Supreme Court adopts standards that would permit an open interpretation of safety statutes, Chief Justice Spike Maynard said during a Tuesday argument hearing.

Kanawha school board sues state over library levy

By Cara Bailey | Oct 29, 2008

CHARLESTON - The Kanawha County Board of Education has filed a suit against its state superior, claiming the county is being discriminated against because it is required to give a portion of its proceeds from tax levy receipts to the county's public library, while 46 other counties are not required to do so.

Crane company hit with another injury lawsuit

By Cara Bailey | Oct 29, 2008

CHARLESTON - Another suit has been filed against a St. Albans crane company after one of their employees suffered serious injuries on the job.

Woman blames doctors for toddler son's death

By Cara Bailey | Oct 29, 2008

MARTINSBURG - A Jefferson County woman has filed a suit against two doctors at City Hospital after her son was denied treatment and ultimately died because the necessary surgery was denied until she could provide a medical card.

DEP sues Special Metals over waste violations

By Cara Bailey | Oct 29, 2008

The Special Metals is located along U.S. 60 in Huntington. (Photo by Chris Dickerson) HUNTINGTON - The director of the state Division of Water and Waste Management has filed a suit against Huntington's Special Metals, seeking $25,000 for each day the plant is in violation of hazardous waste management statutes.

Steptoe & Johnson, Arts Monongahela in 'Harmony' for the arts

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 29, 2008

"Blue Harmony" is a blown glass, blue-tinted globe surrounded by multi-colored feather patterns. Only 100 have been produced, and each will sell for $40. MORGANTOWN -- Steptoe & Johnson, Arts Monongahela and glass artist Ron Hinkle have partnered to increase yearly funding for Arts Monongahela's Steptoe & Johnson-Cyndi Jones Impact Grants Program.

Tenn. man blames accident on company loading truck poorly

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 29, 2008

CLARKSBURG -- A Tennessee man has filed suit against AGC Flat Glass North America, claiming the company was at fault for a trucking accident in which he was involved after it improperly loaded the tractor trailer.

Manchin names Hustead to Cabell circuit post early

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 29, 2008

Hustead CHARLESTON – Gov. Joe Manchin has appointed Cabell Circuit Judge candidate Jane Hustead to the position early.

West Virginia's Supreme Court candidates, in their own words

By John O'Brien | Oct 29, 2008

Walker SHEPHERDSTOWN - The three candidates for the state Supreme Court spoke about issues facing the court Oct. 22 in a forum at Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center.

Chamber ads attack McGraw

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 30, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON - With less than a week before Election Day, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has started a $700,000 last-minute batch of attack ads aimed at Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Justices deny appeal of Dunbar mayor, who is then ousted

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 30, 2008

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Dunbar's mayor, who wanted a ruling against him to be overturned.

Non-partisan judicial elections could be coming

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 30, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON – A push for the non-partisan election of judges in West Virginia seems to be just around the corner.

Improving mine safety remains a priority

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 30, 2008

CHARLESTON -- I recently traveled to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's Mine Safety Academy in Beckley to visit with state and federal mine safety inspectors and rescue teams, and to look at the state's new mine rescue stations.

Dunbar woman sues city, PSD over backed up sewer lines

By Cara Bailey | Oct 30, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against her town, claiming its sewer lines backed up into her home, causing raw sewage and sewer water to damage the property.

Greear has final fundraising questions for McGraw

By John O'Brien | Oct 30, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON - Days before the election, Republican attorney general candidate Dan Greear is curious why a fundraiser was held for opponent Darrell McGraw in Boston last October.

Company says ads weren't placed in phone books

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 30, 2008

MORGANTOWN -- A Morgantown company has filed suit against Idearc Media Corp. and one of its employees, alleging its paid advertisements were not placed in the yellow pages of West Virginia phone books.

Judge wants more time to mull Visa/MC fee issue

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2008

WHEELING – An Ohio County judge says he needs more time to rule on how much attorneys will be paid in Attorney General Darrell McGraw's multi-million dollar case against Visa and MasterCard.

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