Two charged in Bethany accidents
BETHANY - Two men were charged in connection with auto accidents in the Bethany area early Sunday.
Edward J. Stabler, 22, of Smithsburg, Md., was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing from an officer and leaving an accident involving property damage after striking a Bethany police cruiser from the front on College Street at about 1:54 a.m.
According to the Brooke County Sheriff's Department, which filed the charges, Stabler didn't stop after striking the Bethany police cruiser in the front driver's side and proceeded to Campbell Village, where he was arrested.
Also arrested was Stephen M. Amic, 18, of McDonald, Pa., for driving under the influence causing injury and failing to produce proof of insurance following another accident on Saddle Club Road at about 2:38 a.m.
A passenger in Amic's vehicle was transported by the Brooke County Ambulance Service after complaining of back and neck pain.
Other details of the second accident weren't available.
Columnist to speak in Wheeling Thursday
WHEELING - Columnist and author Jonah Goldberg is scheduled to speak in Wheeling Thursday at a West Liberty University Economics Club luncheon.
Goldberg, 43, is the founding editor of National Review Online and a twice-a-week columnist for the Wheeling News-Register. He also is a best-selling author.
The event, slated for noon at River City Ale Works, is part of the Economics Club's lecture series. The events are made possible through a grant from BB&T.
Goldberg is known for his conservative view on politics and the economy. He wrote the book, "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning," published in 2008.
This year he will release another book, "The Tyranny of Cliches - How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas."
Some of Goldberg's recent columns center on President Barack Obama's declining popularity with young voters.
Those wishing to attend Goldberg's lecture should RSVP at (304) 336-8301, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Goldberg's column appears in the Herald-Star.