News in Brief – 9/13/14

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 14, 2014

W.Va. pharmacy head faces additional charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Barboursville pharmacy president has been indicted on drug and money laundering charges.

The indictment filed recently in U.S. District Court in Huntington charges 36-year-old Kofi Ohene Agyekum with distributing or conspiring to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone pills and 36 counts of money laundering.

Agyekum is president and director of KAYPAT Medical Inc., which did business as A+ Care Pharmacy.

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He had been arrested last month on a charge of trying to evade federal cash reporting requirements. Federal law requires financial institutions to report cash transactions exceeding $10,000 to the federal government.

Media outlets report prosecutors will seek to have Agyekum forfeit $2.3 million in cash deposited in various banks if he is convicted.


Shawnee State University Board of Trustees to meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Selby Boardroom located in the Clark Memorial Library on the Shawnee State University campus.

The Finance and Administration Committee of the Board will meet at 9 a.m. in the University Center, Room 214. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the University Center, Room 215.


Hospice of Huntington to host event

Hospice of Huntington will be hosting Good Grief Family Fest on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Ritter Park Shelter House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Good Grief Family Fest is an event for families to come together in the park to celebrate and remember those we have loved.

Though grief can be difficult for a family to navigate, we want to encourage families on their grief journey in a healthy way that can also be fun. Join us to discover how healing can come not only through tears, but also laughter and seeing you are not alone.

For more information call 304-529-4217 or visit


Huntington conference targets brownfields

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redeveloping brownfields sites is the focus of a two-day conference in Huntington.

The annual State Brownfields Conference begins Thursday at the Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center.

Conference events include expert panels, interactive workshops, technical training, an exhibitor hall and project case studies.

Brownfields properties are sites that can be redeveloped but have potential environmental issues.

They include former industrial sites, abandoned buildings and vacant properties.