John Henry Browning

Argument spurs Wayne man to shoot at family

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WAYNE – West Virginia State Police on Thursday arrested a man accused of firing two shots at his wife and two juvenile sons inside the family’s home in Wayne.

John Henry Browning, 54, of Wayne, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of kidnapping, six counts of wanton endangerment and two counts of child neglect creating risk of death, according to criminal complaints from Wayne County Magistrate Court.

Troopers and Wayne police were dispatched to the 300 block of Hideaway Drive around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a man threatening his family with a gun. Police arrived and detained the suspect while speaking to the man’s wife and his two sons, ages 17 and 16.

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Catherine Kinsey is “Setting sail for a cure” with her annual Breast Cancer Awareness display located outside her business Cathie’s Hair Care & Tanning Center. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Local hairdresser sets sail for breast cancer support

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WAYNE – If you have driven through the Town of Wayne on U.S. 152, you have surely caught a glimpse of the pink display complete with a pirate ship and several pink pumpkins located at the top of the hill.

Catherine Kinsey, owner of Cathie’s Hair Care & Tanning Center, is painting her corner of the Town of Wayne pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month for the third year in a row.

Outside the shop, Kinsey has a display that is titled “Set Sail for a Cure,” and features a pirate ship, pumpkins and jack o lanterns painted pink and the pink ribbon that signifies the cause.

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Pictured are the existing football stadium bleachers at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School in Kenova. Photo by Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch

Committee approves efforts to save C-K bleachers

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KENOVA — A committee formed by Wayne County Schools has voted unanimously in favor of proceeding with efforts to save the still-standing bleacher seats at the former Ceredo-Kenova High School’s Ward-Craycraft Stadium in Kenova.

The 11-person committee, comprised of community leaders, educators, coaches and residents in the C-K area, met Wednesday evening at Kenova Elementary School and was advised by two separate engineering firms the bleachers were still structurally sound, though not up to building code in their current state.

The committee formed in order to give the school board an indication of what the community would like to see happen to the bleachers.

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Kenova City Council approves police hire

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KENOVA – The Kenova City Council approved the hiring of an emergency officer for the Kenova Police Department during a meeting Thursday.

Charles Donald Newman, III will be hired as an officer by the department to replace longtime officer Steve Perry who recently announced he would be retiring via a post on the department’s Facebook. The post revealed that Perry would use remaining vacation time and return afterward.

Council members approved the hire while adding they would like to thank Perry for his nearly 29-years of police service.

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Wayne business owners plead guilty to tax fraud

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Two Wayne county business owners face five years in prison after they pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay $1.4 million in employment taxes.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, from 2000 to 2010, Michael and Jeanette Taylor owned and operated a construction business in Wayne, which transported steel and sold gravel and concrete throughout West Virginia and Kentucky, without paying various taxes. Although the business name changed several times, the operators remained the same.

Michael Taylor, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in the ascertainment, computation, assessment and collection of employment tax from mid-2007 through 2010. Jeanette Taylor, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to pay over employment tax for the last quarter of 2009.

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