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Boy Donates Birthday Money to Purchase Vests for McMechen Police Officers

Rybiski, 11, of McMechen helps local police out

 

McMECHEN — McMechen’s police officers can hit the streets with a little extra protection, thanks to a gift from an 11-year-old boy. 

Elliot Rybski recently overheard a conversation with police in which the officers said they had to choose between bulletproof vests or other vital equipment when applying for grants, according to his mother, Danielle.

At that point, Elliot asked that, instead of presents for his birthday, he would rather receive money to donate to the McMechen Police Department so the officers could afford the vests. Other donations also came from family friends and businesses.

In April, he donated the money he collected — $4,180 — and on Thursday, Sgt. Andrew McCombs announced that the city’s four full-time officers had purchased the vests from 10-42 Tactical, a store on 29th Street in town.

“We’re very happy with the support from such a young man, who would want to help his community,” McCombs said. “The vests the department was able to purchase are top of the line which provide the best protection possible.”

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10 December 2019

McMECHEN — A man was arrested Tuesday, having allegedly killed his infant child by shaking the boy last month.

Daniel Jacob Messner, 25, of 45 E. Eighth St., McMechen, was charged with death of a child by a parent by child abuse after allegedly shaking the 3-month-old child, causing brain bleeds which eventually killed the child over three days.

On Nov. 18, police responded to a call at his home, where Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Nate Klempa was on scene, providing CPR to the unconscious child. According to Messner, the child vomited during feeding and went limp, which prompted the call to police.

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10 December 2019

Braden Coming to McMechen To Promote Virtual Reality Racing

WHEELING — Travis Braden is a rising star in the world of race cars. The Wheeling native is 25 years old and is already a two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion.

Braden is also a major player in a movement that would change the eSports landscape in West Virginia. Possible legislation is in the talking stages in the Mountain State on whether to adopt virtual reality betting in restaurants and bars.

Braden is championing the cause throughout the state. This coming weekend he will be in McMechen at Jerry’s Bar to promote virtual reality racing. Jerry’s Bar is owned by Jake Padlow, who is also the co-founder, along with Dave Ealy Jr., of PropMe LLC, an online gaming company.

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10 December 2019

Queen of the Mississippi Docks Today in McMechen

McMECHEN — Passengers on a 10-day river cruise from St. Louis to Pittsburgh stopped this morning in McMechen.

Photo by Brian Clutter

McMECHEN — Passengers on a 10-day river cruise from St. Louis to Pittsburgh stopped this morning in McMechen.

The Queen of the Mississippi is nearing the end of its current cruise, which will end in Pittsburgh. The ship stopped in the region this morning.

The tour is part of the ship’s “Ohio River Cruise.”

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