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Federal jury convicts ex-deputy of distributing drugs

Nov. 15, 2019 9:27 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former West Virginia sheriff's deputy on federal drug distribution charges. The Exponent Telegram reports jurors deliberated for four hours before returning the verdict Thursday night against former Harrison County Deputy Tim Rock. Prosecutors had called Rock...

Virginia pastor acquitted in West Virginia sex abuse case

Nov. 14, 2019 3:15 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia pastor has been acquitted of charges that he sexually abused a girl under the age of 12 in West Virginia. The Exponent Telegram reports a jury on Wednesday found 77-year-old Daniel Houston Shafer of Elk Creek, Virginia, not guilty of first-degree sexual abuse. Harrison...

W. Va. county opts out of federal opioid negotiation class

Nov. 13, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county has opted out of a federal opioid lawsuit negotiation class, allowing the county to pursue the case in state court. The Exponent Telegraph reports the Harrison County Commission opted out of the negotiation last week and on Tuesday, county prosecutor Rachel...

Trial begins for ex-deputy charged with distributing drugs

Nov. 13, 2019 11:14 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Testimony has begun in the trial of a former West Virginia sheriff's deputy facing federal drug distribution charges. The Exponent Telegram reports prosecutors called former Harrison County Deputy Tim Rock “a drug dealer with a badge” in opening statements Tuesday...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Democrats should support DeWine's better-than-nothing gun bill The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 9 Gov. Mike DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" gun-control plan isn't all we hoped it would be. It isn't all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become...

WVa physician gets probation on drug charge

Nov. 5, 2019 8:58 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia physician has been sentenced to probation for writing fraudulent prescriptions so he could get drugs. Chad Poage also was ordered Monday in federal court in Clarksburg to complete 500 hours of community service. Poage admitted writing 30 fraudulent prescriptions...

County staff take new approach to close rail trail gaps

Oct. 26, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When Shinnston resident Kathleen Panek is marketing her bed and breakfast to potential guests, one of the top attractions she lists is the local rail trail. Panek's Gillum House Bed and Breakfast is located within view of the Harrison County portion of the West Fork River Rail...

W Virginia inmate sentenced to prison for escaping custody

Oct. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison for escaping federal custody while jailed in a child pornography case. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Wednesday that 33-year-old Garrett Michael Carrigan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading...

Attorney: Lawsuit planned over VA hospital death in WVa

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man's suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection. Charleston attorney Tony O'Dell said a notice of a pending lawsuit...

Former WVa mall owner pleads to bankruptcy, tax charges

Sep. 30, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former mall owner in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal bankruptcy and tax fraud charges. Dietrich Fansler of Morgantown entered the plea Monday in federal court in Clarksburg. The 59-year-old Fansler is the managing member of Pin Oak Properties, which operated...