A former Muskingum University student convicted last month of aggravated murder in the death of her newborn baby was sentenced this morning to life in prison without parole. Emile Weaver, 21, was convicted last month in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court of aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with evidence for placing her newborn baby girl in a plastic trash bag on April 22, 2015, suffocating her.

Administrative and financial issues may spell disaster for the Woodsfield Emergency Medical Services team and the residents they serve, as contract negotiations over workers' compensation coverage may mean the squad will be too short-handed to safely respond to emergency calls. In a May 9 meeting, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners heard from Jeff Seidler, EMS co-coordinator and a member of the Woodsfield squad, that the squad was set to lose its workers' compensation coverage on paid employees by the middle of the month.