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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...

Bishop: $1.2M from sale will go to help sex abuse victims

Sep. 15, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say $1.2 million from the sale of the diocesan home of former West Virginia Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will go to assist victims of sexual abuse in West Virginia. The Intelligencer reports Bishop Mark E. Brennan released the information in a letter Friday to...

Hospital closings hit hard on the edge of the Rust Belt

Sep. 8, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Carrie Jones is looking for work for the first time in two decades. She's even more worried about what will happen to her psychiatric patients. "Where are they going to go?" Jones said. "We're honestly like their family." Jones is among nearly 1,100 employees being laid off at Ohio...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further...