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Extortion charges for Hamlin woman

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE

Managing Editor

HAMLIN - A Hamlin woman was being held at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, last week, on extortion charges. According to a criminal complaint on file in Lincoln County Magistrate Court, a warrant was issued by Magistrate Sophia Tully for the arrest of Kathy Lemons, 44, with an address at Mary Jane Street in Hamlin. The warrant was issued on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the request of Hamlin Police Department Patrolman Jason Stanley. She was booked at the jail on Monday, May 11, according to jail records. She was charged with extortion, conspiracy, and fraudulent schemes.

According to the complaint, Patrolman Stanley spoke with the male victim in the…

Justice announces gubernatorial run

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Jim Justice, a successful West Virginia businessman in several industries who rescued The Greenbrier from bankruptcy, officially announced his campaign for Governor of West Virginia Monday, May 11, 2015, during a packed rally in the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

Justice said he's tired of the excuses about how you can't create jobs in West Virginia. Justice said he will bring his skills balancing budgets and creating jobs to state government, adding that he has an action plan to change the way state government works, so government will work better for more West Virginia families.

“It’s time for someone to serve with no hidden agenda for themselves,” Justice…

Over 700,000 with private coverage are guaranteed preventive care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In West Virginia an estimated 772,905 individuals, including 316,077 women and 152,226 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended preventive health care services without copays.  Nationwide, about 137 million individuals, including 55 million women and 28 million children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing. Increased access to preventive services can reduce and…