Wayne County, West Virginia Execution

When researching for this week’s article, I came across a fact that, to be honest, shocked me a bit, in the entire history of Wayne County, West Virginia, there has only been one sanctioned execution in our history. This is not to say there wasn’t an “eye for an eye” justice, or vigilante justice throughoutContinue reading “Wayne County, West Virginia Execution”

The Demon of the Night

It all started for myself when I had a traumatic experience working for the local Police Department. My local PD made Andy Griffith look like the big city, we only really dealt with drunks, speeders and the occasional domestic violence call. I had crisis training, but it was never put into action until one fatefulContinue reading “The Demon of the Night”

Jack the Ripper Identified?

One of the most baffling and debated topics for any true crime aficionado is the identity of Jack the Ripper. Today, March 18, 2019 news outlets from all over the world have reported that the case may finally be solved. Using DNA found from Ripper victim number four, Catherine Eddowes evidently points to a PolishContinue reading “Jack the Ripper Identified?”

Book Review: Electric War by Mike Winchell

4.8 out of 5 stars. Engrossing and easy listen or read. I had the audiobook and the narrator was pleasant and did a fantastic job. Just finished a fantastic book by author Mike Winchell, “The Electric War” tells the tale of the battle of the currents between Edison and his direct current and Westinghouse/Tesla andContinue reading “Book Review: Electric War by Mike Winchell”

The Siren of the Shenandoah: Belle Boyd

The American Civil War produced a multitude of curious and exciting personalities, arguably the most infamous spy during the entire war called what is today West Virginia home. Isabella “Belle” Boyd was born in the eastern panhandle of Virginia (near Martinsburg) in 1844, nineteen years before West Virginia statehood. She was a fervent supporter ofContinue reading “The Siren of the Shenandoah: Belle Boyd”