JoAnn Lambert


JoAnn Lambert

Age 53, of Rt. 2 Jane Lew, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away October 07, 2011, at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank Korandovich and Margaret Kish Korandovich.

On August 15, 1979, she married David Lane Lambert in Camfield, Ohio, and was married for 32 years.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dana Lambert of Tennessee and Erica Lambert of Clarksburg; one grandson, Nathan Hardy of Clarksburg; one niece, Raelene Korandovich of Austintown, Ohio; and one brother, John Korandovich of Austintown, Ohio.

Mrs. Lambert has worked for Oil and Gas Petroleum Development of Bridgeport for 25 years, was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker and loved her horses.

Friends were received at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew, Tuesday, October 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 12, at 1:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Ron Brown officiating.

Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Venell Stalnaker Vaughan


Venell Stalnaker Vaughan

II Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Venell Stalnaker Vaughan,  age 96, of Elmira, departed this life October 02, 2011, for her home in heaven.

Born July 27, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Hardway Stalnaker.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Denzil Vaughan; brothers, Kenneth, Kelly, Gloy, Doy, Paul and Forest; sisters, Nannie, Grace, Gerldine, Hazel and Bernice; daughters-in-law, Eugenie and Dorothy Vaughan; one granddaughter, Charlotte Stump and one great grandson, Joey Paletta.

She was a member of the Elmira Baptist Church for 74 years and a homemaker.

She is survived by four sons, Larry (Hope) of Elmira, James Dean of Elmira and Paradise, AZ, Lawrence (Ann) of Fyffe, AL and Johnny (Carole) Vaughan of Elmira; one daughter, Linda (Arlis “Butch”) Rexroad of Elmira; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 10 great- great grandchildren.

Service was 11 AM Thursday, October 06, 2011 at Elmira Baptist Church with Butch Rexroad officiating.

Burial followed at the Elmira Cemetery.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston, WV 25312.

Patricia Ann Bruffey


Patricia Ann Bruffey

Age 61, of 13858 U.S. Highway 19 South, Roanoke, passed away in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia on Thursday, October 13, 2011, following a sudden illness.

She was born on June 23, 1950 in Fairmont, West Virginia: daughter of Robert Chisler of Core, West Virginia and the late Imogene (Price) Chisler.

On July 06, 1968 she married Joel G. Bruffey who survives.

In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by one brother Fred Chisler.

Patricia is survived by two daughters Joyce Jeanette (Michael) Heath of Roanoke, Jennifer Joeleen (Troy) Short of Buckhannon, and one son Jeremy Joel (Kelly) Bruffey of Weston. Also surviving are six grandchildren Brittani Taylor, Trey Short, Trevor Short, Marinna Heath, Madison Heath, and Kellen Bruffey. In addition to her children and grandchildren she is survived by one brother Neil Chisler of Blacksville, WV, three sisters Eileen “Ollie” Wilson of Pentress, WV, Martha Lancaster of Daybrook, WV, and Mavis Eddy of Core, WV and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bruffey was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Lewis County High School with the “Class of 1968.”

Patricia attended the Georgetown Community Church and was a Methodist by faith.

Patricia was a member of the Red Hats Society, a member of T.O.P.S, and Volunteered at the Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, family, and friends. Mrs. Bruffey loved camping, attending her grandchildren’s soccer games, and caring for others.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jay Burkhart and Pastor Adam Burkhammer officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Olive Cemetery in Pentress, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Patricia Ann Bruffey’s name to the Georgetown Community Church, P.O. Box 19, Horner, WV 26372.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements of Patricia Ann Bruffey.

Justin Mark Fisher


Justin Mark Fisher

Age 28 of Ireland, WV, the Falls Mill Community, passed away Tuesday, October 04, 2011 in Ireland.

He was born July 08, 1983 in Watertown, NY, a son of Karen Eggleton Herbinko and step-father, Michael A. Herbinko of Ireland.

Also surviving is his grandparents, Owen C. and Kendra J. Prescott Eggleton of Crawford, WV and Uncle and Aunt, Mark Eggleton and wife Anne of Richmond, VA.

Justin was a cook at the KFC in Flatwoods, WV.

The family requested cremation and a private family service will be held at a later time.

Bradley Frabert Davis


Bradley Frabert Davis

Age 80, of Harrisville, WV, passed away October 13, 2011 from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

Brad was born March 13, 1931 in Harrisville, WV, a son of the late Lutrell and Nile Davis.

After graduating from Harrisville High School in 1948, he attended Glenville State College for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean Conflict. After being discharged, he completed his degree in Pharmacy at Butler University, College of Pharmacy. He practiced pharmacy as a licensed, registered pharmacist for 49 years. In addition, he served as a pharmacology professor at Camden Clark Hospital School of Nursing and at Hocking College School of Nursing. Brad served as a City Councilman in Athens, OH.

He was an active, long-standing member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Masonic Temple and the Nemesis Shriners. Brad enjoyed being outdoors fishing, gardening and hunting. He loved to read, play the guitar, listen to music, and travel. You would also find him enjoying playful moments with his beloved dog “Kit”. He received much joy from making people laugh and seeing them happy.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris Brannon Davis; one sister, Ella Boone of Lexington, VA; two daughters, Lisa Davis-Heller (Richard) of St. Marys, and Nenna Davis (Rufus) of Harrisville; three grandchildren, Katie Heller, Nathan Heller and Aaron Davis; sisters, Juanita Berdine (Robert) , and Susie Brannon (Vere) all of Arnoldsburg; several nieces and nephews; Kenneth Berdine of Arnoldsburg, Michael Berdine of Elkins, Cindy Carbaugh of Knoxville, TN, Amee Carper of Spencer, Bradley Boone of Columbia, MD, and Stephanie Boone, Lebanon, NH.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, October 17, 2011 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Prunty Rd. with Rev. John Frum officiating.

Burial will follow in the Smith Run Cemetery.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, Sunday, from 3;00 - 6:00 PM and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, NH 03086.



Today - October 15, yyyy

Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2011. There are 77 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “A friend to all is a friend to none.” — Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 B.C.-322 B.C.).

Today’s Highlight in History:


On Oct. 15, 1951, the classic situation comedy “I Love Lucy” premiered on CBS with the episode “The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub.”

On this date:

In 1858, the seventh and final debate between senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place in Alton, Ill.

In 1860, 11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.

In 1917, Dutch dancer Mata Hari, convicted of spying for the Germans, was executed by a French firing squad outside Paris.

In 1928, the German dirigible Graf Zeppelin landed in Lakehurst, N.J., completing its first commercial flight across the Atlantic.

In 1945, the former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, was executed for treason.

In 1946, Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering (GEH’-reeng) fatally poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.

In 1964, it was announced that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev (KROOSH’-chef) had been removed from office.

In 1969, peace demonstrators staged activities across the country as part of a “moratorium” against the Vietnam War.

In 1976, in the first debate of its kind between vice-presidential nominees, Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in Houston.

In 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48.

Ten years ago:
•  Officials announced that a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle had tested positive for anthrax, and that the infant son of an ABC News producer in New York had developed skin anthrax.

•  Bethlehem Steel Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Five years ago:
•  A strong earthquake struck the Big Island of Hawaii, damaging buildings and roads.

•  Three members of Duke University’s lacrosse team appeared on CBS’ ”60 Minutes” to deny raping a woman who’d been hired to perform as a stripper (Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann and David Evans were later exonerated).

•  Pope Benedict XVI named four new saints of the Catholic Church.

One year ago:
•  The Obama administration reported that the federal deficit had hit a near-record $1.3 trillion for the just-completed budget year.

•  Workers hugged, cheered and set off fireworks as a huge drill broke through a last stretch of rock deep in the Swiss Alps for construction of the 35.4-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Today’s Birthdays:
Former auto executive Lee Iacocca is 87
Jazz musician Freddy Cole is 80
Singer Barry McGuire is 76
Actress Linda Lavin is 74
Rock musician Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) is 69
Actress-director Penny Marshall is 68
Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is 66
Singer-musician Richard Carpenter is 65
Actor Victor Banerjee is 65
Tennis player Roscoe Tanner is 60
Singer Tito Jackson is 58
Actor-comedian Larry Miller is 58
Actor Jere Burns is 57
Actress Tanya Roberts is 56
Movie director Mira Nair is 54
Britain’s Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is 52
Chef Emeril Lagasse is 52
Rock musician Mark Reznicek (REHZ’-nih-chehk) is 49
Singer Eric Benet is 45
Actress Vanessa Marcil is 43
Singer-actress-TV host Paige Davis is 42
Actor Dominic West is 42
Rhythm-and-blues singer Ginuwine is 41
Actor Chris Olivero is 32
Christian singer-actress Jaci (JAK’-ee) Velasquez is 32
Rhythm-and-blues singer Keyshia Cole is 30
Tennis player Elena Dementieva is 30
Actor Vincent Martella (”Everybody Hates Chris”) is 19

High School Football Results - 10.14.11


FBI News Conference: ‘There is Limited Hope That She is Alive’


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a press conference on Friday, October 14, 2011, regarding the disappearance of 3-yearold Aliayah Lunsford of Weston.

Aliayah has been missing since the morning of September 24, 2011.

In the press conference FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen said the FBI is narrowing its focus of the investigation and has a specific timeline of events.

Officials are checking out a lot of photographic and video surveillance evidence, and are using digital enhancement techniques on the visual evidence they have captured from homes and businesses in South Weston.

Killeen said that more than one person could have been involved and could have conspired together in the disappearance of Aliayah.

According to the FBI Agent investigators are still working under the assumption that Aliayah’s disappearance is kidnapping, concealment or homicide.

FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen said, “there is limited hope that she is still alive.“

Investigators encourage anyone that has any photos or surveillance video of the area that could be useful to contact the West Virginia State Police at 304.269.0500.

GHP Update: Settlement Reached In Suit Against Gilmer County Clerk


The WV Record Reports:

A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing the Gilmer County Clerk’s Office of improperly recording a financing statement for property in a housing project with ties to Glenville State College.

U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. on Oct. 11 dismissed a cross claim and third-party complaint Summit Community Bank of Winchester, Va., filed against the clerk’s office last October. Summit’s cross claim and complaint was in response to a breach of contract suit filed against it, New Horizon Home Sales and Gilmer Housing Partners by Textron Financial Corporation in March 2010.

In its complaint, Textron, a Providence, R.I.-based commercial financing firm, alleged New Horizon, an Athens, W.Va.-based modular home dealer, defaulted on paying them for property they helped them acquire in the River’s View subdivision outside of Glenville in 2005 when New Horizon, three years later, sought permanent financing from Summit’s branch in Moorefield. Textron sought judgment against New Horizon, Summit and GHP for $270,166.77, the proceeds from the sale of the initial two lots, and two other lots they helped New Horizon finance.

Records show, GHP was the previous owner of the lots in the River’s View subdivision, located on W.Va. 5 near the Gilmer Federal Corrections Institution. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, GHP is a for-profit corporation whose address is the home of Glenville State College President Peter Barr.

Also, Barr is listed as GHP’s sole incorporator and manager.

In its cross claim, and complaint, Summit said had it not been for a defective Uniform Commercial Code fixture filing recorded by the clerk’s office, they wouldn’t be involved in the suit. Specifically, they alleged the clerk’s office did not follow state law by recording New Horizon as a co-debtor on the fixture filing along with Jack Jones, its president.

Specifically, they alleged when a pre-suit injury was made about New Horizon not being listed as a co-debtor, incoming Clerk Jean Butcher, who replaced the retiring Beverly Marks in last year’s election, said that’s “‘the way it’s been done for years.‘“ Summit sought judgment against the clerk’s office for all costs it incurred in the suit, including attorney’s fees.

When contacted for the terms of the settlement, Summit’s attorney, Edward McDevitt, referred all questions to Wendy Greve, the clerk’s office’s attorney. Greve was unavailable for comment prior to press time.

Prior to the settlement in Summit’s cross claim, and complaint, Stamp on March 15 granted Textron’s motion for summary judgment finding they were the superior lien holder on at least one of the property’s in question. In doing so, Stamp granted Textron possession of it, and ordered New Horizon to pay them the entire judgment plus pre-judgment and .25 percent post-judgment interest.

Records show GHP was dismissed from the suit two weeks later.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 10-cv-39

Click to read the report on The WV Record

~~  By Lawrence Smith – WV Record  ~~

WV Lottery - 10.14.11









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GSC Announces 2011 Williams and Montrose Award Winners

Glenville State College will be honoring two former student athletes during Homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 22, 2011.


Rachael Stewart a native of Hurricane, West Virginia is the 2011 recipient of the Clarissa Williams Award.

After graduating from Hurricane High School, Stewart enrolled at GSC where she was a four-year member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams.

She was a member of the 2009 GSC 4x4 relay team that holds the school record.

She was chosen as the team’s captain in both her junior and senior years.

In 2010 she won the WVIAC Senior Scholar Athlete Award which is given annually to a student athlete from each conference school.

While at GSC, Stewart was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Student Government Association.

She also was a Queen candidate on the 2010 GSC Homecoming Court.

Stewart graduated Cum Laude from GSC in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health.

She is currently working at GSC as an Admissions Counselor and resides in Glenville.

She is the daughter of Allen and Susie Stewart of Hurricane, West Virginia.

GSC Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Cam Perry says Stewart was a cornerstone of the program. “Rachel was an important member of the female recruiting class that laid the foundation to help us recruit outside of the realm of our student body. She was always a reliable athlete and was always involved in community service. One of her major attributes was that she was always smiling and in a good mood and positive about what she had to do.“

The Williams Award is given each year during Homecoming to a female graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but also a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.

The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at the college in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964.




Tommy Mutter is the 2011 recipient of the Frank Montrose Award.

Mutter is a Native of Lewisburg, West Virginia where he graduated from Greenbrier East High School.

After high school he attended GSC were he was a five-year member of the Pioneer football team as a defensive lineman.

He was a member of the 2008 Pioneer Football team that won the WVIAC Championship.

He was honored as an Outstanding Business Student in 2009-2010.

Mutter received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from GSC in 2010.

He is currently employed by City National Bank as a Personal Banker.

He is the son of Wayne and Brenda Mutter of Lewisburg.

“Tommy Mutter was an excellent student-athlete here at Glenville State College. He was one of our captains as a senior starting on the defensive line. Tommy is one of those guys that makes everyone around him a better person. He also knew exactly how to balance his football, his school work and his personal life to be successful in all three phases of his life,“ stated GSC Head Football Coach David Hutchison.

The Frank Montrose Award is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but also a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.

Established in 1952, this award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer, Coach ‘Babe’ Jones.

Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.

The 2011 Clarissa Williams and Frank Montrose Awards will be presented to Stewart and Mutter during pre-game festivities of the Pioneer Homecoming Football game with West Virginia Wesleyan College at 1:30 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Morris Stadium.

Gilmer Lady Titans Volleyball Take Easy Win at South Harrison


The Gilmer County Lady Titans played at South Harrison Thursday evening, October 13, 2011, and soundly defeated the Lady Hawks in 3 sets:  25-10, 25-6 and 25-9.

South Harrison opened the first set with a net serve, giving the ball to Hannah Simmons for first serve for the Titans.

Simmons racked up 10 straight points and 4 aces to give the Titans an easy lead over the Hawks.

Others scorers in this set were Morris (3), Knicely (1) and Pettit who served 5 points to finish the set.

The second set was opened with Pettit serving 4 points.

The leading scorer in this set was Asia Mann, who had 8 service points.

In the third set, the game was once again opened with a net serve by the Lady Hawks and Hannah Simmons scored 12 consecutive points to give the Lady Titans another strong lead in the game.

Scorers for the match:

•  Simmons:   23 points/12 aces, 1 set/1 assist, 3 kills, 1 dig

•  Pettit:   9 points/5 aces, 43 sets/28 assists

•  Mann:   8 points/6 aces, 1 set/1 assist, 3 kills, 1 dig

•  Morris:   7 points/4 aces, 1 set, 1 assist, 6 kills, 1 dig

•  Knicely:   6 points/1 ace, 1 set/1 assist, 6 kills, 1 block

•  Richison:   1 point/1 ace

•  Gordon:   2 sets, 2 assists, 1 kill

•  Conrad:   1 set/1 assist, 1 kill

•  Somerville:   1 dig

The Lady Titans’ record is now 12-9 and their last home game of the season will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 against Roane County.

This will be Senior Night to honor the 5 seniors:

•  Hannah Simmons

•  Sydney Pettit

•  Chelsea Knicely

•  Jordan Morris

•  Olivia Somerville.

The Ladies are wearing their pink uniforms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and encourage all fans to WEAR PINK to the Tuesday night game.

Mark your calendars to come out in support of your GCHS Lady Titan Volleyball teams.

The JV team will begin play at 6:00 PM.

“Wounded Warriors"Bear Hunt Successful


A group of wounded veterans recently participated in a special bear hunt in Pendleton and Hardy counties over a three-day period, September 26-28, 2011.

The nine hunters, seven of whom are from West Virginia, were part of the Wounded Warrior program, organized for the second year by the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach Program.

Participants included Jack Cormac of Letter Gap in Gilmer County; Jerry Flynn of Eleanor in Putnam County; David Rheuark of Petroleum in Ritchie County; Paul Harman of Charles Town in Jefferson County; Tony Smith of Smithfield in Wetzel County; James McCormick of New Haven in Mason County; Gary Sawyers of Daniels in Raleigh County; Robert Behrendt, Erie, PA; and Steve Wesley of Lorton, VA.

“The Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach Program, working with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and with the support of the local community, especially the land owners and local bear hunters, was able to take nine of our bravest wounded warriors into the mountains to experience the thrill of hunting black bears,” said Bill Armstrong, president and organizer of the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach Program. “Through those efforts, seven of our hunters were able to harvest a great trophy and go away with memories that we hope help to overshadow the pain their wartime injuries have caused them and their families.”

Two of the biggest bears weighed in at 420 and 350 pounds. To show their support for the Warriors, 150 local residents turned out to help celebrate the last evening of the hunt.

“For the second year in a row, West Virginia was able to express our state’s gratitude to our service men and women by hosting a group of Wounded Warriors on a bear hunt,” said WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro. “We at the West Virginia DNR are proud to take part in this wonderful program and look forward to continued participation in the future. “

Later this month the organization will take a group of wheelchair-bound wounded warriors from Walter Reed Hospital to bow hunt deer.

For additional information, please call 304.358.2525.

GSC @ WVSU - 10.15.11


Glenville State is coming off a 14-3 victory over visiting Concord last week, improving to 3-0 in WVIAC play.

The pioneers were ahead 7-3 until a late 4th quarter touchdown sealed the victory.

In the final period, GSC controlled the clock for 12:27.

Kareem Alexander had a team-high 64 yards on the ground while Steffan Colon threw for 140 in the air.

Joe Mesadieu had a rushing touchdown to seal the contest with just 1:36 to play.

Senior Josh Jenkins gave the pioneers the lead in the second quarter with a 51-yard punt return touchdown.

Washington had a team-high eight tackles in the win, two of which that went for a loss.

West Virginia State was unable to post back-to-back wins, falling 28-20 at West Liberty a week ago.

The yellow Jackets were ahead 20-14 entering the fourth quarter but could not hold onto the lead.

WVSU piled up 401 yards of total offense in the loss.

The team converted just one of three chances in the red-zone.

Ricky Phillips completed 18 passes for 307 yards and three touchdown strikes in the game.

Josh Johnson, Ervin Kent and Robert Jackson all caught touchdowns.

Fabian Payne guided the rushing attack with 35 yards.

Oscar Navarrete, Chris young and Dominique Matthews each had eight tackles.

Lorian Mallary had a 15-yard interception return in the game.

Last year, Glenville State won at home 42-27 over the yellow Jackets.

WVSU’s last win in the series came in 2007, when the squad posted a 26-21 win in Institute.

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