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Man accused of threatening to kill WVa college cheerleaders

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of threatening to kill the cheerleading team of a West Virginia university, along with a specific female victim and her family. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 18-year-old Tanner Wayne Rasnake, of Louisa, was booked Monday into a West Virginia jail...

Former West Virginia student dies, 10 years after beating

Sep. 4, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University student has died, a decade after he was beaten into a vegetative state. News outlets report 29-year-old Ryan Diviney was with his family at their West Virginia cabin for the holiday weekend when he began struggling to breathe. Ken Diviney said his son...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local): 3 p.m. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer...