News from June 2019

Rivesville student wins AG's statewide 'Kids Kick Opioids' contest

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has named a north central West Virginia student as the statewide winner of the Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition meant to creatively illustrate the devastation caused by prescription painkiller abuse.

Former teacher, principal not necessarily out of the woods in Wheeling Park sexual abuse case

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2019

WHEELING – While a circuit judge has dismissed a former teacher and principal from a high-profile Ohio County sexual abuse case, that doesn’t mean they won’t face additional civil action.​​​​​

We need a full-time governor in Charleston

By Woody Thrasher | Jun 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – There is an old saying in agriculture: “The best fertilizer is the footprint of the farmer.” In other words, you must show up for the job to do the job.

It turns out that chicken nuggets may not be fool-proof

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 4, 2019

Believe it or not, fried chicken once had bones in it. There are people alive today who remember that – and how they used to eat it carefully so as not to swallow and choke on the smaller bones, having a piece of white bread nearby if they did choke, so they could wad it up and swallow it to make the bone go down. More daring old-timers still eat chicken that way.

Morrisey applauds U.S. Senate passage of TRACED Act in fight against robocalls

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded the recent passage of legislation in the U.S. Senate to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.

Federal judge tosses Greenbrier lawsuit against insurance companies

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin dismissed The Greenbrier’s lawsuit against dozens of insurance companies because the hotel failed to officially notify the companies of the lawsuit.

Well-known World War II vet Woody Williams sues author, publisher over book

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Word War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, is suing an author and unknown publisher to stop a book being published about his life that he believes is inaccurate and could harm his reputation.

Former Central Van & Storage driver alleges wages were illegally assigned

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County moving and storage company is alleged to have paid its employees wages without a notarized wage assignment form.

West Virginia Cashin Recyclables alleges tenants improperly installed roof

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WINFIELD – A Nitro recycling company alleges tenants failed to properly install a metal roof on a building on the property as agreed in the lease.

West Virginia Paving alleges Mike Enyart & Sons failed to pay it for project work

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

BECKLEY – A Dunbar paving company alleges it was not paid for work on a project by the company that hired it.

Veterans Contracting Enterprise alleged to have failed to complete Oak Hill work in workmanlike fashion

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

BECKLEY – A Beckley construction company is alleged to have failed to perform work on an Oak Hill residence in a workmanlike manner.

EMT alleges Putnam County Emergency Services terminated him in retaliation for reporting failure to respond

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man alleges he was terminated from his position as an emergency medical technician in retaliation for reporting other EMTs for failure to respond to calls.

Scott Depot woman alleges Steorts Homebuilders defectively constructed home

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WINFIELD – A Scott Depot woman alleges a Hurricane company failed to construct her house in a workmanlike manner, causing water intrusion and other issues.

Weirton firefighters file petition to stop work changes, creation of new city position

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND – Claiming the department is “critically understaffed,” Weirton firefighters are seeking an injunction to prevent the city from creating and filling the position of Public Safety Director.

W.Va. Supreme Court ruling could impact future potential class-action lawsuits

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court ruling could change the way state courts have to look at certifying classes in potential class-action lawsuits.

HERC Oil and Gas seeks return of more than $60,000 it paid for lease that allegedly did not have good title

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

WEST UNION – An oil and gas company alleges it paid several thousand dollars for a lease when the assignor did not have a good title.

Kirk Trucking alleges Bluestone Industries failed to pay for hauling of equipment

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

WILLIAMSON – A Kermit trucking company alleges it was not paid for two jobs it was hired to do by a coal company.

Consumer alleges Ford truck he purchased doesn't properly shift out of four-wheel drive, seeks to cancel contract

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

GRAFTON – A Flemington man alleges a Ford pickup truck he purchased has several defects and is seeking to cancel the contract.

Pedestrian sues state agency for injuries from fall while walking on McMechen bridge

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE – A McMechen woman is suing a state agency after she allegedly sustained injuries while using a pedestrian walkway.

Former patient files suit against Princeton Community Hospital over allegedly negligent care

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

PRINCETON – A McDowell County woman alleges a hospital breached its standard of care while she was a patient in 2016.

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