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  • Mercer County Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges

    Mercer County Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:15:17 GMT
    Joseph Inman pleads guilty to sex chargesJoseph Inman pleads guilty to sex charges
    In Mercer County a man facing disturbing charges involving children appeared in court Friday, August 22 for a plea hearing.Joseph Inman pleaded guilty to 64 counts of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.He is facing two to ten years and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.He will be sentenced in October.He was arrested back in December of last year.
    In Mercer County a man facing disturbing charges involving children appeared in court Friday, August 22 for a plea hearing.Joseph Inman pleaded guilty to 64 counts of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.He is facing two to ten years and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.He will be sentenced in October.He was arrested back in December of last year.
  • Pick-up rolls on top along WV Turnpike near Ghent

    Pick-up rolls on top along WV Turnpike near Ghent

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:38:07 GMT
    Officials said that the weather could be the cause of an accident that happened at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The driver of the pick-up truck apparently lost control after hydroplaning.
    Officials said that the weather could be the cause of an accident that happened at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The driver of the pick-up truck apparently lost control after hydroplaning.
  • Fire Destroys Home in Raysal, WV

    Fire Destroys Home in Raysal, WV

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:22:31 GMT
    Fire Destroys Home in McDowell CountyFire Destroys Home in McDowell County
    Crews responded to the scene of a house fire in Raysal, McDowell County at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22. The house was next to the State Road Garage and near the car wash as you're going towards Bartley.The Raysal Fire Department, Bradshaw Fire Department and the War Fire Department all responded to the scene. The McDowell Authority EMS were also on scene. Emergency dispatchers said the fire rekindled at around 6 a.m. The scene was clear by 7 a.m.No one was home at the time of the fi...
    Crews responded to the scene of a house fire in Raysal, McDowell County at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22. The house was next to the State Road Garage and near the car wash as you're going towards Bartley.The Raysal Fire Department, Bradshaw Fire Department and the War Fire Department all responded to the scene. The McDowell Authority EMS were also on scene. Emergency dispatchers said the fire rekindled at around 6 a.m. The scene was clear by 7 a.m.No one was home at the time of the fi...
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  • Skinner Law Firm

    Skinner Law Firm

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:00:15 GMT
    Lawyer Stephen Skinner of Skinner Law Firm has been named the West Virginia Association for Justice's 2014 Member of the Year.
    Lawyer Stephen Skinner of Skinner Law Firm has been named the West Virginia Association for Justice's 2014 Member of the Year.
  • Family Medical Care Community Health Center

    Family Medical Care Community Health Center

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:00:15 GMT
    Dr. Kody Tuttle has joined the dental team at Family Medical Care Community Health Center operated in the Northern Panhandle by CHANGE INC.
    Dr. Kody Tuttle has joined the dental team at Family Medical Care Community Health Center operated in the Northern Panhandle by CHANGE INC.
  • West Virginia State University

    West Virginia State University

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:00:14 GMT
    A long-time West Virginia State University associate professor and former Yellow Jacket football coach has been inducted into his high school's sports hall of fame.
    A long-time West Virginia State University associate professor and former Yellow Jacket football coach has been inducted into his high school's sports hall of fame.
MORGANTOWN, WV -

George Bennett, a West Virginia University graduate who founded four successful businesses, has been elected to the West Virginia University Foundation Board of Directors.

Bennett's selection came at the board's annual meeting Aug. 10. He will serve a three-year term.

Bennett earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1967 and his master's and doctoral degrees in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1971.

Early in his career, Bennett co-founded Bain and Co. and Braxton Associates, both highly regarded international strategy consulting firms. Later, he co-founded Symmetrix, a management consulting firm that specializes in helping large firms translate innovative strategies into cost-effective operating practices. He also co-founded Health Dialog, an international health care services company. 

In 2010, Bennett donated $1 million to support research in energy, nanotechnology, biomedical sciences and biometrics at WVU's Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

In 1982, Bennett was inducted into WVU's Academy of Industrial Engineers and in 2010, he was inducted into the school's Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

In other Foundation business, 1974 WVU grad Robert Reynolds of Boston, president of Putnam Investments, was re-elected chairman of the board. He has been a member of the foundation's board since 2003. 

Gary Pell, who lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was re-elected vice-chairman while 1976 graduate Marcia Broughton, a Clarksburg resident and an attorney with the law firm of Jackson Kelly, was re-elected secretary. 

Joan Corson Stamp, a 1973 grad who lives in Wheeling, will serve again as assistant secretary. 

Gregory Babe of Pittsburgh was re-elected to a three-year term as a board directors, as was James Chamberlain of Thousand Oaks, Calif., J. Franklin Long of Bluefield, Va., William McCartney Jr. of Houston, Robert McMillan of Martinsburg, Verl Purdy of Charlotte, N.C., Mikki Van Wyk of Potomac, Md., and Alan Zuccari of Fairfax, Va. 

The board also recognized outgoing member Robert Ruffolo Jr. of Morgantown for service to the foundation. 

Private funds donated through the foundation go to support academic programs, student scholarships, faculty development and public service initiatives at WVU. The foundation is conducting "A State of Minds," with a goal of raising $750 million by the end of 2015.