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Ohio's Wayne National Forest Seeks Visitors' Input

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The Wayne National Forest is scheduled to begin conducting a nearly year-long voluntary survey that will quiz visitors about the recreational activities that they participated in during their trip to the forest in southeast Ohio.

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Ohio Prison to Compost 676 Tons of Food Waste

Posted: 09/30/2013 - An Ohio prison and the state Environmental Protection Agency have launched a composting program to keep more than 600 tons of prison food waste out of the landfill.

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Ohio Braces for Potential Government Shutdown

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.

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Secretary Sues Mingo Judge, Others for Harassment

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The former secretary of a suspended Mingo County judge says he pursued her relentlessly, professed his love in a letter and tried to pressure her into having sex with him - first bad-mouthing and then attempting to frame her husband for false crimes.

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Panel: Weigh Mental Illness in Ohio Capital Cases

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A committee examining capital punishment in Ohio wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness.

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Deadline Looms in W.Va. to Seek Storm Loans

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Time is running out for residents, businesses and nonprofits to apply for federal disaster loans to recover from severe storms in June.

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W.Va. Lawmakers Hear Marijuana Presentation

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project tells West Virginia lawmakers that permitting the use of marijuana for medical purposes can be a revenue generator for the state, although he says helping patients who need it is more important.

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Gay Marriage Lawsuit Expanded in Ohio

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.

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Ohio Uses Execution Drug, For Last Time, On Killer

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his Ohio apartment complex has been executed with the state's last use of its execution drug.

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Feds to Drop One Case Against W.Va. Judge Upon Plea

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Federal prosecutors say suspended Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury has agreed to plead guilty in the second conspiracy case brought against him last week, and they'll drop charges in the first case when he does.

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Feds Charge W.Va. Judge in Drug-Related Conspiracy

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia judge conspired with a local prosecutor, county commissioner and now-deceased sheriff to stop a confidential informant from feeding the FBI information about his drug deals with the sheriff.

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WVU Band Will Only Play in Stands at Md. Game

Posted: 09/18/2013 - "The Pride of West Virginia" won't take the field at halftime in Saturday's football game in Maryland, but director Jay Drury says it will be playing in the stands.

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