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Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children. The Intelligencer reports Ohio County Schools settled with Christopher Birch on Thursday. The April lawsuit said Bridge Street Middle...

Magistrate reinstated after passing high school equivalency

Oct. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia magistrate who resigned after it was discovered she never finished high school has been reinstated. A lawyer for Janine Varner says she has passed a high school equivalency test and Ohio County Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson swore her back into office Monday. A county...

Lawsuit accuses ex-bishop of sexually harassing seminarian

Oct. 1, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese is facing another lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment. The complaint against Michael J. Bransfield, who resigned last year, was filed in mid-September in Ohio County Circuit Court, The Intelligencer and Wheeling...