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County Clerks Refuse to Accept Online Voter Registrations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two county clerks in West Virginia are refusing to accept online voter registrations because they’re uncomfortable with security provisions in the state’s voter registration website. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/1VsdBNs ) reports that Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick and Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole will not accept applications through the website until… Read More

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OU Professor On Leave After Arrest

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An Ohio University psychology professor is on administrative leave after he was arrested in Lancaster. Keith D. Markman was taken into custody on April 4, charged with aggravated burglary and assault, according to Fairfield County Municipal Court records. The Bexley man was arrested after allegedly causing “apparent minor injury” to a woman on Wind River… Read More

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Two West Virginia High Court Candidates Use Public Financing

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court are spending in the six-figure range using public money. In campaign finance reports, incumbent Justice Brent Benjamin accepted $483,500 from the state’s Public Campaign Finance Fund. He has spent about $468,000 since late last March and has $66,100 cash remaining. Bill Wooton yielded $475,000… Read More