The Herald-Dispatch Recent News RSS 2014-07-29T23:26:58-04:00 urn:uuid:3cbf3606-3d51-40e0-8e53-449c170d5960 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Gallery: Wayne County orientation The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:3f94e94e-5344-4c88-85f8-961699c4e722 2014-07-29T21:09:13-04:00 <p> Rising freshmen in Wayne County who are starting a new year at new schools also are starting with brand new tablet devices through a new program in the county.</p> Republican state Rep. Ben Waide indicted The Associated Press urn:uuid:d8d4dac8-768d-4096-b7db-782dd6b114c8 2014-07-29T19:19:30-04:00 <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. &#8212; A state representative was indicted on two counts of violating state campaign finance laws for accepting $10,000 from a company and illegally reimbursing himself $6,000 from his campaign account, the state attorney general announced Tuesday.</p> W.Va. AG suing Obama over health care law fixes The Associated Press urn:uuid:11e4e343-fd04-46ac-bd3e-4dc2cd19dcaf 2014-07-29T18:10:18-04:00 <p> CHARLESTON &#8212; West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama&#8217;s administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow.</p> Tuesday night obituary update The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:be5f78e3-f6a6-4906-8bc5-f49c1f1ba18d 2014-07-29T17:57:55-04:00 <p> The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Wednesday and at</p> W.Va. DHHR workers to picket over large caseloads The Associated Press urn:uuid:03fb2fd5-24ab-49ef-9e9f-04b6d21f9e13 2014-07-29T17:07:01-04:00 <p> OAK HILL, W.Va. &#8212; West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees are picketing outside the agency&#8217;s Fayette County office to raise awareness over what they call large, unmanageable caseloads.</p> Speaker: Spill law should exempt small oil, gas The Associated Press urn:uuid:a430742c-6645-4598-bb7c-ed6ea26c7e9a 2014-07-29T16:38:49-04:00 <p> CHARLESTON &#8212; West Virginia House Speaker Tim Miley wants Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to limit regulation on small oil and gas operators in a law responding to a January chemical spill.</p> Repairs set for I-77 tunnel along W.Va.-Va. border The Associated Press urn:uuid:c9ec1539-165f-46ea-9a33-9870e760879c 2014-07-29T15:15:15-04:00 <p> PRINCETON, W.Va. &#8212; Some lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border where a truck fire occurred are being rerouted for repairs.</p> No risk from dust found in Rome Township DAVID E. MALLOY urn:uuid:d724f730-4ac5-49e8-b0b6-6b29a8eaba5b 2014-07-29T14:02:03-04:00 <p> ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio &#8212; There is no indication that dust found on some vehicles in Rome Township poses a health risk, according to Heather Lauer, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando The Associated Press urn:uuid:0572f48c-01f0-46ac-8011-7d28f607699a 2014-07-29T13:22:42-04:00 <p> EASTON, Pa. &#8212; Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.</p> Three bands teaming up for Morris Building fundraising concert at V Club The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:46c74fe2-b87e-4550-bcef-df83d057e0a3 2014-07-29T13:21:39-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON &#8212; Three of the region&#8217;s top indie bands are making a joyful noise come Friday night at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., to help out friends and neighbors &#8212; residents and victims of the recent Morris Building fire.</p>