Thursday's front page shares the recollections of a Nicholas County man who served as a guard at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. Plus the famed acrobats of Cirque du Soleil make a date to appear in Charleston.
68 years ago (May 8th) people, across the nation and even more so in Europe, celebrated the end of a fascist revolution and the European front of World War II. Nearly 47,000,000+ servicemen and women and civilians lost their lives as a result of the war in Europe. WWII was the turning point for the world and even today influences how societies across the world are ran.
Historic Newspapers~ Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection
On Thursday's front, the Obama administration said it would give Americans who buy health insurance through new online marketplaces an extra six weeks to obtain coverage before they risk a penalty.The revision means those who buy coverage through the exchange will have until March 31. Also, the Mountain State gears up for snow. A freeze watch was in effect for several counties and Charleston's public works department was conducting a dry run of its snow equipment.
On Friday's front, thousands of people came out Thursday night for a "trunk or treat" event on the new Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge between Nitro and St. Albans. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the finished span is planned for 11:30 a.m. Friday. Also, a body found in a shallow grave in Raleigh County is likely that of Kareem Hunter, the Kanawha County man who went missing several weeks ago, authorities said.
On Monday's front, in a drastic turnaround from an excess levy 18 months ago, Kanawha County voters overwhelmingly voted against the school levy Saturday. More than 75 percent of voters voted against Saturday's levy while 66 percent of voters last May voted for the levy. Also, a retired wounded veteran and farm owner who served in two combat tours with the U.S. Army has made it his mission to work with veterans who are returning from combat by providing them a place to work and relax.