News in Brief – 9/19/12

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, September 19, 2012

W.Va. woman gets probation in food stamp scheme

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former manager of a Huntington convenience store will spend four years on probation for participating in a food stamp fraud scheme.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Stephanie Pauley’s probation includes six months of home confinement and three months of community correction. She also must pay $127,000 in restitution.

The 35-year-old Huntington woman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. She pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud.

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Prosecutors say Pauley, the store’s owner and another former employee illegally redeemed about $127,000 worth of food stamp benefits at the All-In-One store between March 2009 and February.

Pauley’s co-defendants are awaiting sentencing.


W.Va. high court to hear cases on Marshall campus

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is set to hear cases at Marshall University as part of the school’s celebration of Constitution Week.

Officials say the court will hear cases beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center in Huntington. The court says it is scheduled to hear four cases.

It will be the high court’s fifth visit to Marshall University in the past eight years.

Marshall University is named for former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. He died two years before Marshall Academy was formed in 1837.


Hospice of Huntington offers volunteer training

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hospice of Huntington, Inc. is now taking applications for fall volunteer training. Training will take place at the downtown location 1101 Sixth Ave. in Huntington, W.Va. on Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner will be provided. To register call or e-mail Lisa Floyd, Director of Volunteer Services at (304) 529- 4217 or email

Volunteers are needed in the following areas patient care, clergy, gift shop, office workers, pet handlers and phone receptionists.


SelfRefind to open new clinic in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — SelfRefind, a privately owned group of addiction recovery clinics, is scheduled to open its first Ohio location on Octo. 4 in Portsmouth. SelfRefind currently operates 12 clinics across Kentucky and Tennessee providing physician directed treatment for those with addiction to opiates and alcohol.

With the opening of the new clinic, the Portsmouth location will have several job openings. SelfRefind is seeking qualified counselors, social workers and physicians for the new location.

Qualified applicants should contact Paula Walls, human resources administrator, for more information at (859) 605-6389 or The new clinic will be located at 4312 Old Scioto Trail, Portsmouth.


Ashland church to host concert

ASHLAND, Ky. — In celebration of its 128 years of service to God and community, Centenary United Methodist Church will host the music group Sheltered Reality in concert at 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free of charge.

Founded in 1996, Sheltered Reality (SR) is a nonprofit musical organization whose performing membership spans all ages (currently the range is 4 to 76 years old).

However, the majority of the members are youth aged 7-18 who come from practice sites located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.


Hospice of Huntington offers free physician talk series

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Hospice of Huntington and area physicians are hosting the third annual physician talk series. The 2012 talks are free to the public. To register, call Lisa Floyd, Director of Volunteer Services at (304) 529-4217 or register by e-mail to

Limited seating is available and light refreshments will be served. The sessions will be 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• Sept. 27 – Dr. Peter Ottaviano discusses Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases or COPD. COPD commonly includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

• Oct. 4 – Dr. Daniel Macias discusses diabetes a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar levels are too high. Over time this can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes also causes heart disease. During this session you will also learn some great new diabetic recipes and food samples from the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House’s new chef, Jason Platt.

• Oct. 11 – Dr. Shirley Neitch discusses Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Come and learn about the beginning signs of these illnesses, what you can do if you have been diagnosed and the available treatments.

• Oct. 18 – Dr. Shawn Coffman discusses congestive heart failure. This is a condition can be caused by many types of diseases. Symptoms generally are fatigue, swelling of the ankles and legs and shortness of breath. CHF if left untreated can damage every organ in your body.


Girls’ Night Out Sept. 26

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host its monthly Girls’ Night Out program on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

“The Vow” will be shown at the main branch, located at 1740 Central Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $2, or bring a food item to share. All money collected will be used to purchase pizza and other refreshments.

In the film, a car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. It is rated PG-13.

Girls’ Night Out is offered on the last Wednesday of each month. Men are welcome, but the program typically involves movies of a nature that are not appropriate for children. The October feature is “That’s My Boy.”

Call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.