Chester Leroy Baughman, 28, Oil Springs Road, Petroleum, was charged with shooting and killing George Ruble, 36, on Feb. 22, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ritchie County Magistrate Court by Cpl. C.T. Speece of the West Virginia State Police in Harrisville.,Baughman then went to his residence a short distance away on Oil Springs Road in Petroleum in Ritchie County, the complaint said.,Baughman left his home with a 22-caliber rifle, returned to Ruble’s location, shot Ruble in the head, then took his corpse to a rural area near Volcano Road in Ritchie County, the complaint said.,Baughman has waived a preliminary hearing in magistrate court and was bound over to the Ritchie County Circuit Court.,Participating in the search were the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, West Virginia Natural Resources Police, the Parkersburg Police Department and Drug Task Force.
— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.
Action on climate change has been stymied by politics, lobbying by energy companies and the natural pace of scientific research — but one of the most significant barriers is our own minds.,Making the future tangible is only one of the psychological barriers that have made climate change into an elusive problem — one for which we must cut global carbon emissions in half within the next 12 years to prevent serious devastation.,Gifford’s lab has found this cognitive tension runs alongside another barrier known as discounting, wherein people undervalue climate change because its hazards don’t feel immediate or nearby.,Consumers in Canada and the U.S. are “aware that electric vehicles exist as a thing, but don’t understand anything beyond that,” said Jonn Axsen, who directs the Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team at Simon Fraser University.,But in what might be the biggest misconception about the transition to electric vehicles, many respondents assumed that they need abundant access to charging stations before they can invest in an electric car to help the climate, Axsen said.
Brazilian UFC star Alex Oliveira was reportedly injured after a grenade exploded near him on Christmas Eve.,The welterweight had his last fight for the year earlier this month at UFC 231 when he was submitted in the second round by Gunnar Nelson.,Oliveira's strange injury continues a weird couple of days in the UFC after this weekend's UFC 232 card was moved from Las Vegas to near Los Angeles because an abnormality in the drug test of light heavyweight Jon Jones found small traces of a banned steroid in his system.,The substance is the same steroid Jones tested positive for in 2017 when he was slapped with a 15-month ban, and the tiny amount found ahead of his comeback fight against Alexander Gustafsson is residue left over from last year's infringement.,The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) would not give Jones a license to fight in Las Vegas so the UFC decided to move the event to California so the headline fight could go ahead.