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First transgender person elected to office in West Virginia

Jun. 11, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who won a city council race this week has become the first openly transgender person elected to office in the state, according to national and local advocacy groups. Rosemary Ketchum is set to take office in July as the Wheeling City Council's Ward 3...

This image provided by West Virginia governors office, Gov. Jim Justice holds a news conference regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Charleston, W.Va.   (West Virginia governors office via AP)

Justice, Salango to face off in fall WVa governor's election

Jun. 10, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sweating it out on the state's hottest day of the year, voters on Tuesday were choosing presidential, gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates in West Virginia's Democratic and Republican primaries. They also were deciding a majority of the five-member state Supreme...

2 men say hospital switched them at birth 80 years ago

Jun. 9, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — Two men who believe they were switched at birth nearly 80 years ago are suing a Roman Catholic diocese in West Virginia, alleging negligence and breach of duty by the hospital where they were born. John William Carr III and Jackie Lee Spencer were born Aug. 29, 1942, at St. Joseph...

Green Bay hires Will Ryan, son of ex-Badgers coach Bo Ryan

Jun. 7, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is turning its basketball program over to Will Ryan, the son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. Athletic director Charles Guthrie announced Sunday that the school and Ryan have agreed to a deal in principle, though final contract details are still being worked out. ...

Green Bay hires Will Ryan, son of ex-Badgers coach Bo Ryan

Jun. 7, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is turning its basketball program over to Will Ryan, the son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. Athletic director Charles Guthrie announced Sunday that the school and Ryan have agreed to a deal in principle, though final contract details are still being worked out. ...

Vietnam veteran recalls 50-year journey, changed feelings

May. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Fifty years ago this month, Ron Woloshan was sitting atop a tank in Cambodia when he learned of the Kent State shooting in Ohio that killed four students. Ironically, the news came a week after he had written a letter to his father in which he made note of the college students back...

W. Virginia teachers hold car parade with students, families

May. 8, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Elementary school teachers in West Virginia held a car parade to reconnect with their students during teacher appreciation week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of Madison Elementary School teachers drove their decorated cars past students and families as they waved at the...

W.Va. Catholic diocese setting rules for holding mass

May. 6, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Leaders of Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston say they're working on plans to resume public mass ceremonies, church officials said Tuesday. The diocese released a statement saying it is establishing a series of recommendations for parishes to use before in-person services resume in the...