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August 3, 2008
Ronnie Adams opened Setting Sun Pet Crematory with his wife, Kathi, in January 2007. The business, based in Hedgesville, W.Va., picks up and delivers deceased pets from owners or veterinarians. The business cremates the pet, then returns it to an owner or veterinarian, whichever is preferred. The pet is returned with the urn, brass nameplate (engraving is optional), death certificate and personalized card. Ronnie Adams said the business will pick up a pet the day of death and return it within 24 to 48 hours.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Internet users everywhere can now view Hank Williams' death certificate, Gov. Joe Manchin's marriage certificate or great-grandpa's birth certificate through an upgraded online database of more than 5.7 million vital records in West Virginia, officials said Thursday. Unlike most states that provide only lists or indices of vital records online, West Virginia's database also includes images of the original files, said Joe Geiger, director of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Archives and History Section.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 10, 2013
There were plenty of contrasts Sunday during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the trial of William Zantzinger, who was convicted in Washington County of manslaughter in the beating death of black barmaid Hattie Carroll. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown was among the dignitaries who spoke during the ceremony, but 50 years ago, Brown could not have held such a position given the color of his skin, said D. Bruce Poole, whose father was a prosecutor in the case. Brown recognized the case's three prosecutors - Charles E. Moylan Jr., Lynn Meyers and David Poole - for pursuing a case on behalf of a black person.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Family members of a man who was shot to death by Martinsburg police in March have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, its police department and 25 unidentified officers. The complaint, filed in U.S. district court in Martinsburg Thursday on behalf of Robert L. Jones and Bruce A. Jones, seeks $200 million in damages and other relief for the March 13 death of their brother, Wayne Arnold Jones. Wayne Arnold Jones, 50, of Stephens City, Va., died from multiple gunshot wounds in the 100 block of South Queen Street, according to a copy of his death certificate, which was among four attachments that attorney Sherman L. Lambert Sr. filed with a 21-page complaint.
NEWS
December 16, 1997
Death ruled a drowning By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg-area man found floating in a pond Monday afternoon died from accidental drowning, according to a preliminary autopsy report. "We think it could be drowning. We don't know how he happened to be in that water, or how he happened to drown in that shallow a body of water," said Dr. Jack Frost, the West Virginia deputy chief medical examiner who conducted the autopsy Tuesday in Morgantown, W.Va.
NEWS
March 24, 2013
It's an honor the black kitchen helper never had in life, as folk singer Bob Dylan angrily pointed out in his ballad, “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.” In the winter of 1963, Carroll was pouring drinks for a well-heeled crowd that was dancing the night away at a Spinsters Charity Ball at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore. In all likelihood, the 51-year-old mother of 11 would have died an early death, even if the evening had played out uneventfully. Her heart was riddled with disease, and today physicians might have characterized it as a ticking time bomb.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | August 8, 2009
Sheriffs: W.Va. forensic lab results slow BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston, W.Va., had the body of Stephen J. Tamburo Jr. for 13 weeks before he was identified through a DNA sample.  Tamburo, 62, of Berkeley Springs, went missing in December 2008. A body found in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management area on April 25, 2009, was identified as Tamburo on July 24.   The medical examiner's office found evidence that suggested foul play in his death, which is now being investigated as a homicide.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Berkeley County Sheriff's Department investigators want to talk to a 24-year-old man whom they have identified as a "subject of interest" in the May 24 homicide of a 2-year-old Martinsburg-area boy. Ny'eal Ezra Mills, of 191 Moonlight Lane in Wildflower Creek subdivision, died as a result of "fatal assault(s)," according to death records at the Berkeley County Courthouse. "We did get confirmation that it was a homicide ...," Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. D.S. McGown said Monday.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Man found dead in W.Va. By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died from internal injuries after he was found in a remote area of the West Ridge Hills subdivision Friday night, according to West Virginia State Police. continued Michael Anthony McCroskey, 36, of Route 1, was found along Hickory Lane about 11:30 p.m. Friday by Barbara West, with whom McCroskey had lived for years, said Trooper M.L. Dickerson.
OPINION
Tim Rowland | May 2, 2011
Today it’s our turn to chant in the streets. It’s our turn to dance and sing and form mobs and be truly sociable. We’ve waited a long time. Anyone who was raised in a household that taught proper manners would never dream of getting all giddy over the death of a fellow human being. But in this case, I think even the best households would be willing to make an exception. As long as Osama bin Laden was alive, part of us remained dead. It sure seemed, at least, as if we’ve been in a decade-long funk.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Family members of a man who was shot to death by Martinsburg police in March have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, its police department and 25 unidentified officers. The complaint, filed in U.S. district court in Martinsburg Thursday on behalf of Robert L. Jones and Bruce A. Jones, seeks $200 million in damages and other relief for the March 13 death of their brother, Wayne Arnold Jones. Wayne Arnold Jones, 50, of Stephens City, Va., died from multiple gunshot wounds in the 100 block of South Queen Street, according to a copy of his death certificate, which was among four attachments that attorney Sherman L. Lambert Sr. filed with a 21-page complaint.
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NEWS
March 24, 2013
It's an honor the black kitchen helper never had in life, as folk singer Bob Dylan angrily pointed out in his ballad, “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.” In the winter of 1963, Carroll was pouring drinks for a well-heeled crowd that was dancing the night away at a Spinsters Charity Ball at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore. In all likelihood, the 51-year-old mother of 11 would have died an early death, even if the evening had played out uneventfully. Her heart was riddled with disease, and today physicians might have characterized it as a ticking time bomb.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 10, 2013
There were plenty of contrasts Sunday during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the trial of William Zantzinger, who was convicted in Washington County of manslaughter in the beating death of black barmaid Hattie Carroll. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown was among the dignitaries who spoke during the ceremony, but 50 years ago, Brown could not have held such a position given the color of his skin, said D. Bruce Poole, whose father was a prosecutor in the case. Brown recognized the case's three prosecutors - Charles E. Moylan Jr., Lynn Meyers and David Poole - for pursuing a case on behalf of a black person.
OPINION
Tim Rowland | May 2, 2011
Today it’s our turn to chant in the streets. It’s our turn to dance and sing and form mobs and be truly sociable. We’ve waited a long time. Anyone who was raised in a household that taught proper manners would never dream of getting all giddy over the death of a fellow human being. But in this case, I think even the best households would be willing to make an exception. As long as Osama bin Laden was alive, part of us remained dead. It sure seemed, at least, as if we’ve been in a decade-long funk.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Internet users everywhere can now view Hank Williams' death certificate, Gov. Joe Manchin's marriage certificate or great-grandpa's birth certificate through an upgraded online database of more than 5.7 million vital records in West Virginia, officials said Thursday. Unlike most states that provide only lists or indices of vital records online, West Virginia's database also includes images of the original files, said Joe Geiger, director of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Archives and History Section.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | August 8, 2009
Sheriffs: W.Va. forensic lab results slow BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston, W.Va., had the body of Stephen J. Tamburo Jr. for 13 weeks before he was identified through a DNA sample.  Tamburo, 62, of Berkeley Springs, went missing in December 2008. A body found in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management area on April 25, 2009, was identified as Tamburo on July 24.   The medical examiner's office found evidence that suggested foul play in his death, which is now being investigated as a homicide.
NEWS
August 3, 2008
Ronnie Adams opened Setting Sun Pet Crematory with his wife, Kathi, in January 2007. The business, based in Hedgesville, W.Va., picks up and delivers deceased pets from owners or veterinarians. The business cremates the pet, then returns it to an owner or veterinarian, whichever is preferred. The pet is returned with the urn, brass nameplate (engraving is optional), death certificate and personalized card. Ronnie Adams said the business will pick up a pet the day of death and return it within 24 to 48 hours.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Berkeley County Sheriff's Department investigators want to talk to a 24-year-old man whom they have identified as a "subject of interest" in the May 24 homicide of a 2-year-old Martinsburg-area boy. Ny'eal Ezra Mills, of 191 Moonlight Lane in Wildflower Creek subdivision, died as a result of "fatal assault(s)," according to death records at the Berkeley County Courthouse. "We did get confirmation that it was a homicide ...," Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. D.S. McGown said Monday.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | August 8, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three people testified Thursday afternoon during a two-hour preliminary hearing for Kirk Grantham, who is charged with murder in the June 15 death of Marvin Redman. Along with the testimony, statements from four other people were read aloud in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Questions raised during the hearing include where the gun used in the shooting came from, whether the victim wielded a knife and where the gun is now. Grantham, 25, is charged with shooting Redman, 35, once in the stomach.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Man found dead in W.Va. By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died from internal injuries after he was found in a remote area of the West Ridge Hills subdivision Friday night, according to West Virginia State Police. continued Michael Anthony McCroskey, 36, of Route 1, was found along Hickory Lane about 11:30 p.m. Friday by Barbara West, with whom McCroskey had lived for years, said Trooper M.L. Dickerson.
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