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Ex-West Virginia Cabinet Chief Sentenced For Embezzlement

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for embezzling from a volunteer fire department where he handled financial affairs. Sixty-four-year-old Clifford Keith Gwinn of Hurricane was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington. Gwinn… Read More

Ex-high School Soccer Coach Sentenced For Sex With Teen Girl

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A former Ohio high school soccer coach has been sentenced by a West Virginia judge for having a sexual relationship with a player. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports 23-year-old Trent Stanley was ordered Monday to serve three to 15 years in prison on four counts of third-degree sexual assault. Stanley’s… Read More

Former Judge Pleads Not Guilty In Ex-wife’s Stabbing Death

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A former Cleveland-area judge and state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife. Lance Mason’s bond was set Tuesday at $5 million. Messages seeking comment were left for his appointed attorneys, Kevin Spellacy and Thomas Shaughnessy. Mason was arraigned in Cuyahoga… Read More

Police: Woman’s Remains Recovered 35 Years After Slaying

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Police in West Virginia say they have recovered the remains of a slain woman last seen in 1983. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin announced Monday that authorities located the remains of 21-year-old Leslie Diane Marty last month after her killer, Mark Hanna, revealed that he… Read More

Last Of 4 Suspects Pleads Not Guilty In Ohio Family Slayings

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – A man charged in the slayings of eight people from another family has pleaded not guilty in southern Ohio days after his wife and two adult sons did the same. Forty-seven-year-old George “Billy” Wagner III acknowledged the 22 counts against him but said little else Tuesday in Pike County court. The… Read More