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National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration to be held at Stonewall Resort State Park

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County for West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 23-24.

The event is the state’s largest outdoor hunting and fishing show, with more than 50 vendors exhibiting hunting, fishing and conservation-related merchandise and information.

Staff from the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources, Law Enforcement and State Parks sections will be available throughout the weekend to assist visitors in learning skills and to answer any questions.

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Byron Ferguson, longbow exhibition shooter, will perform hourling shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days.

Returning this year is Neal James of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” show. He will be on-site to meet visitors and play his banjo. Additionally, James will be visiting local schools, retailers and th Veterans Affairs Hospital in Clarksburg before performing at the National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration.

The Outdoor Youth Challenge will take place both Saturday and Sunday.

Youth ages 6-18 may participate and will be eligible to win prizes, such as a lifetime hunting and fishing license and other hunting- and fishing-related items.

Youth who compete in the five scored events also can win a scholarship to Conservation Camp.

Seminars on wild game cooking, snakes, coyote calling and hunting, waterfowl hunting with dogs and recording your own hunts will be presented each day.

The event is open Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 15 and younger.

Complete schedules are available at under the “Special Opportunities” heading. The event is cosponsored by the WVDNR and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation.

2017: Area High School Football Scoreboard: Week 5

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Area High School Football Scoreboard
2017: Week  Games
Calhoun County (0-5) 0 #15 Braxton County (3-1) 37
Tyler Consolidated (2-3) 63 Roane County (0-5) 16
Liberty Raleigh (0-4) 14 Ritchie County (2-3) 0
Clay County (4-1) 38 Doddridge County (3-2) 61
Moorefield (0-5) 3 #16 Ravenswood (2-2) 14
#2 South Harrison (4-0) 48 Williamstown (2-3) 52
Notre Dame (1-4) 26 #7 Cameron (3-1) 12
#4 Webster County (4-0) 48 Shenandoah, OH 28
#4 Liberty Harrison (4-0) 24 Richwood (2-3) 28
#14 Grafton (3-2) 21 #12 Pocahontas County (3-2) 13
#8 Bridgeport (4-1) 34 Paden City (1-3) 54
Robert C. Byrd (2-3) 20 Hundred (0-5) 6
Tucker County (A) (2-3) 6 Buckhannon-Upshur (2-2) 25  (2OT)
Philip Barbour (3-2) 35 Greenbrier East (1-4) 23
Marietta, OH 10 John Marshall (3-2) 40
Parkersburg (2-2) 45 Parkersburg South (1-4) 14
Lewis County (AA)  (1-4) 35    
 Preston (1-4) 14    
BYE WEEK:  Gilmer County, Lincoln, Meadow Bridge, Nicholas County, Parkersburg Catholic, St. Marys, Valley (Wetzel), Wirt County

DIY Solar Power in Gilmer County

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Come join us to learn about solar power.

Dan and Linda installed their own One Kilowatt off-grid solar power system.

Bring your questions and ideas for all types of solar power and climate safe solutions.

Discussions will include:

  • How to get started on DIY Solar

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Comparison shopping tips

  • Grid-tied vs. Off-Grid Systems

Dan Pratte and Linda Jones are the hosts for the open House.

Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Anyone interested should meet at Tanner School between 12:00 and 12:40 p.m.

Someone will be there at that time to guide you to the property. 

Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber Says He Was Asked To Resign

Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber, who has been guiding his town’s efforts to rally from catastrophic flooding while also fighting a school consolidation proposal, says Council has asked him to resign.

Baber, whose term as mayor began just days after the 2016 flooding, said he declined to resign. In the meantime, he said he has been placed on administrative leave.

In a Facebook post and then in a followup telephone interview, Baber said Council members asked him to account for purchases on the state-issued spending card he was issued as mayor.

Baber acknowledged he’s been having trouble finding some of the receipts for purchases on the card. He said he has been gathering them and plans to begin working matters out with the state Auditor’s Office today.

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He estimated he’s found about 90 percent of the receipts but that perhaps another thousand dollars over a six-month period remains to be reconciled.

“My own personal life, honestly, has been pretty much a shambles in the past year,” Baber said, referring to how busy the job has been. “I wish I’d done a better job of keeping track of the receipts.”

Baber posted about the situation on “I am Richwood,” a public discussion group that focuses on flood recovery and resistance to countywide school consolidation.

In the telephone interview, Baber said he was asked to resign Thursday evening during a regular Council meeting.

“The council had requested two weeks or so ago to get all these receipts together, but I’ve been insanely busy with FEMA and fighting for the schools and I haven’t had the time. I had to track down all these receipts,” he said this morning.

He said he respectfully declined the resignation request: “We were all polite. We didn’t really have any hard words.”

Baber said he was gathering more receipts and intended to travel to the state Auditor’s office today to continue to clarify his spending records.

“I’m going to go down to the Auditor’s office today, sit down with them: Here’s what I have on the computer, here’s what I’ve found, here’s what I haven’t found. And hopefully clear this mess up. That’s all I know to do.”

In the Facebook post and in the interview, Baber said two areas of spending lacked documentation.

One was for a trip to Philadelphia to negotiate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and to meet with a law firm that mounted an earlier legal battle against an alternative federal disaster spending system that’s a key piece of the Nicholas County consolidation proposal.

“Unfortunately, the folder with receipts was misplaced,” Baber wrote on Facebook. “I have spent weeks tracking them down, and now have 90 percent of them in hand.”

He said the other was a general habit of, in the moment, handing off his card to others for small purchases and neglecting to gather documentation afterwards.

“I know you’re supposed to save receipts. Stuff would happen,” he said. “I’d hand the card to somebody and say buy paper plates, buy plastic knives and forks.”

He wrote on Facebook: “Many purchases were at Dollar General in Richwood, mostly in small amounts for events for the people, supplies (paper plates, decorations for the dedicated homes and the like). We’ve requested receipts from Dollar General but it’s a time-consuming process to go to corporate. There are others I’m trying to track down.”

He said the city’s own record-keeping has been good but admitted that his own had become disorganized.

“I, and the the City Council, are highly concerned with the integrity of the City’s finances,” Baber wrote on Facebook. “But to say that it has been a chaotic and hard year since the Thousand Year Flood would be an incredible understatement. I too have been damaged emotionally,spiritually and financially. But not as badly as so many others for whom I feel great empathy.”

~~  Brad McElhinny in News ~~

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries




The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before November 20, 2017  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.


Neva Lynn Gainer Earl Mark Gainer
Larry Glen Gainer
521 Middleville Rd, Bridgeport, WV 26330
30 Laurel Lane, St. Marys, WV 26170
Don Murphy Gregory Douglas Murphy 700 Karl Street
Weston, WV 26452
John D. Villers Donzella Villers 3896 US Hwy 33E
Glenville, WV 26351
Richard Gail Sims Pattie Wilson 2903 WV Hwy 47W
Troy, WV 26443
Joan L. Jones Norman L. Jones 949 Big Lick Road
Linn, WV 26384
Geraldine Ruth Marks Timothy N. Marks 656 Cedar Creek Road
Glenville, WV 26351
Frances Ann Clemons Harry Elsworth Clemons P O Box 452
Glenville, WV 26351
Adam Wayne Ramsey Darrel Ramsey 4568 US HWY 33E
Glenville, WV 26351

Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : September 21, 2017

Thirty People Indicted for Stolen Firearms and Methamphetamine Distribution Operation

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Thirty people are facing federal charges after police broke up a scheme involving the theft and sale of firearms and drugs in Upshur County.

A federal grand jury indictment from August 29, 2017 has been unsealed, revealing 12 people from Upshur, Barbour, and Lewis counties, along with one person from Virginia named in a 20-count firearms indictment. The charges are connected to a period of less than one year, from October 2016 to August 2017.

  • Michael Lynn Lough, 32, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Timothy Glen Woods, 28, French Creek, West Virginia
  • Lisa Kay Knight, 24, Upshur, West Virginia
  • Dustin Cain Anderson, 23, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Benjamin Tyler Nazelrod, 26, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Reggie Joe McLain, aka “McLain,” 37, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Aaron Matthew McLain, 36, Volga, West Virginia
  • Carla Denise Jones, 55, Volga, West Virginia
  • Bobby Ray Johnson, Jr., 27, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Roger Lee Clem, II, aka “Woody,” 30, Weston, West Virginia
  • Kimberly A. Warner, aka “Kimmie,” 26, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Danielle Paige Tanner, 22, Glen Allen, Virginia

The gun theft scheme led to the recovery of 100 out of 120 stolen firearms by law enforcement, according to Randolph J. Bernard, Criminal Chief for the U.S. Attorneys Office.

The second indictment names 17 more people from Upshur, Lewis, Harrison, Marion, and Barbour counties in a 50-count indictment. Those listed stand accused of distributing methamphetamine in Upshur County from March 2016 to August 2017.

  • Amanda Me Bachman, aka “AB,” 33, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Rocky Douglas Idleman,, 38, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Thunderbolt Dean Whaley, 40, French Creek, West Virginia
  • Cassandra Tahj Riffle, aka “Cassie Hickman,” 31, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Melissa Ann Masuga, 33, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Elizabeth Ellen Golden, aka “Liz,” 42, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Steven Larry Harper, aka “Skip,” 39, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Reggie Joe McLain, 37, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Brett Allen Reed, 23, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Jerry Lee Stewart, Jr., 27, Weston, West Virginia
  • Angela Dawn White, 46, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Clarrisa Michelle Adkins, 24, Wallace, West Virginia
  • Michael Lewis Woodyard, 26, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Crystal Michelle Haggarty, 34, Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Cassie Chase Poland, 18, Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Casey Jo Richards, 28, Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Austin Jay Robinson, 18, Belington, West Virginia

24 of 30 wanted in the indictment were in custody as of 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

“Self-report; turn yourself in, basically,” Bernard said. “I think that is in everybody’s best interest, including those who have been charged.”

Bernard described this is as simply a first step. The investigation revealed stolen firearms were used as barter and used in furtherance of the distribution of methamphetamine.

“Now that it’s arrived, we are going to be aggressive,” Bernard said. “This is the first step. It is gratifying and satisfying, but there is a lot of work left to do.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department are investigating.

“Every time we make an arrest, every time we dismantle one of these organizations, I think we’ve done a service to the community,” Bernard said. “And we’ll continue doing it.”

Does Your Child’s Backpack Make the Grade?

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Backpacks are one of the best ways to tote homework and school supplies; however, an overloaded or improperly worn one can be where your child’s pack receives a failing grade.

“The way a backpack is worn certainly affects your health, said Eric J. Radcliffe, M.D., program director of UHC Family Medicine Residency Program. “The height of the backpack should extend from approximately two inches below the shoulder blades to waist level or slightly above the waist. It is also recommended that individuals evenly distribute the weight of the backpack by wearing it on both shoulders.”

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Carrying too much weight in a backpack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain. Parents can take steps to help children load and wear backpacks the correct way, to avoid health problems later. About 55 percent of students carry a backpack that is heavier than the recommended guidelines of 10 percent of the student’s total body weight.

“At UHC Family Medicine we want to make sure families learn about the proper weight and how to appropriately choose, pack, lift, and carry backpacks,” said Dr. Radcliffe. “That is why UHC Family Medicine will be at the Meadowbrook Mall Food Court from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20 on National Backpack Awareness Day.”

In a study on the effect of backpack education on student behavior and health, nearly 8 out of 10 middle school students who changed how they loaded and wore their backpacks reported less pain and strain in their back, necks, and shoulders. UHC Family Medicine, along with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), urges parents and caregivers to consider the following when selecting a backpack this school year:

  •  Load the heaviest items closest to the child’s back.

  •  Arrange books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack.

  •  Check what your child carries to school and brings home. Make sure the items are necessary for the day’s activities.

  •  If the backpack is too heavy or tightly packed, your child can hand carry a book or other item outside the pack.

  •  If the backpack is too heavy on a regular basis, consider using a book bag on wheels if your child’s school permits these.

  •  Distribute weight evenly by using both straps. Wearing a pack slung over one shoulder can cause a child to lean to one side, curving the spine and causing pain and discomfort.

  •  Select a backpack with well-padded shoulder straps. Shoulders and necks have many blood vessels and nerves that can cause pain and tingling in the neck, arms, and hands when too much pressure is applied.

  •  Adjust the shoulder straps so that the pack fits snugly on the child’s back. A pack that hangs loosely from the back can pull the child backward and strain muscles.

  •  Adjust the shoulder straps so that the pack fits snugly on the child’s back. A pack that hangs loosely from the back can pull the child backward and strain muscles.

  •  The bottom of the pack should rest in the curve of the lower back. It should never rest more than four inches below the child’s waistline.

  •  School backpacks come in different sizes for different ages. Choose the right size pack for your child as well as with enough room for necessary school items.

  •  Just as your child will try on clothes and shoes, it is important to try on backpacks, too.

  •  A child who wears a backpack incorrectly or carries a backpack that is too heavy is at risk for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back.

  •  More than 2,000 backpack-related injuries are treated annually at hospital emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, and clinics.

“Don’t let your child become a part of these statistics,” said Dr. Radcliffe. “Make sure your child tells you if they are in pain or have discomfort from wearing their backpack, before a serious problem occurs.”

Jeanette Riffle: Learning To Parallel Park

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I was on the phone with our granddaughter, Shelby Riffle, of Taylor, Michigan, recently and she was telling me she has to practice parallel parking more before she takes her driver’s test. My mind went back to when I went through that. It is one of the hardest things to learn for most teens. My boyfriend, who is now my husband, taught me how to drive. I did fine with everything until I got to the parallel parking test. I didn’t get in close enough to the curb. This was held down at Grantsville, WV and a State Trooper did the test. Nowadays, it is given at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Anyway, Duane was standing behind the car where I could see him in the side view mirror and he was motioning with his hand which way for me to turn the steering wheel to get in closer and I passed that test. We had Dad’s Chevy.  I think it was his third car. Before that he had Studebakers. I learned on those old manual shift cars. Nothing was automatic. The first car he brought home was a grey 1950 Studebaker that looked like an airplane. Mom didn’t like it but like she said, it got us where we needed to go. A few years later, he traded that one in on a black 1954 Studebaker. We liked it better. It was shaped more like a car.

When I was a small child, not very many people had vehicles. They got around on horses. This week, we went to see my youngest brother, Brent Stewart, and wife, Debbie Hale Stewart, that live down at Newark, and we were reminiscing about old times and our relatives. I am nine years older than him and I was telling him about men going by our house on horses to a country store.  You couldn’t go very far. It took too long to get there and back.  Our great grandfather, Ben Stewart, and wife, Rebecca Ross Stewart, came all the way from Doddridge County to the Middle Run, up a hollow from Lockney. She had Ross relatives already there and they wanted to go live near them. They probably came with a wagon load of belongings and team of horses. How many days would that take? And, I wondered if it rained on them. Surely they came in good weather. I don’t remember asking Dad about that when I would hear him talking. Ben Stewart was the only son of an only son and his father was sheriff of Doddridge County.  Ben and Rebecca raised a big family on the Middle Run.

Our new puppy is growing so fast and he just acts like he can’t get enough to eat. We feed him his Puppy Chow twice a day and we have to separate dogs at feeding time. The big dog eats his food in the garage and we have to bring little Rascal inside with us. Otherwise, he dives headfirst right into the big dog’s pan and tries to eat those big pieces of dog food. Buddy is tolerant to a certain extent, though. They are getting along pretty good, now.  We are enjoying these cooler fall mornings and evenings.

Colors should peak here by the middle of October. I was reading that they are farther along in the Blackwater Falls area and are expected to peak in about two weeks. Until next time, just enjoy the fall weather and colors changing, and take care. God bless!

A Rosie Addition to Glenville City Park

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Glenville City Park is a treasure; a surprise for longtime residents who were accustomed to the old nondescript buildings, and a welcoming oasis for newcomers.

We are installing a commemorative bell at Glenville City Park to honor the West Virginia women who left their homes during WWII to fabricate the planes, ships and arms that restored peace to the world.  Today they are lovingly called Rosie the Riveter and we discover that they established the right of women to hold money-paying jobs and be self-dependent.

Here is something we can do that is right and meaningful.  Heritage places can be a potent driver for community action.  Increased community values and greater social inclusion can be achieved through a focus on heritage matters.  Because it adds character and distinctiveness to an area, it is a proven source of benefit to local pride, and economy.  This tangible object and its explanatory plaque can spark education with both children who visit the park and a surprising number of adults who do not know who Rosie the Riveter was.

The WV Rosie the Riveter Bell will revere the womenfolk who rolled up their sleeves and helped to win the war.  Their legacy has been celebrated by Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and the West Virginia Legislature.  We will bring that veneration to Gilmer County and become a model to the state and nation for this new and growing energy.  The project is endorsed by the Gilmer County Commission, the Glenville City Council, the Gilmer County Economic Development Association, the Gilmer County Girl Scouts, and a plea for support has been sent to many businesses by Mayor Fitzpatrick.

Thanks! Plain and Simple, our state’s association to revere these women says, “We pull better if we pull together.”

Please join us by making a donation for the bell in the name of Thanks! Plain and Simple or just “WV Rosie Bell” and send it to: WV Rosie the Riveter Bell, P. O. Box 163, Glenville, WV 26351.

WV Legislative Update: Delegate Brent Boggs - Minority House Finance Chairman


As the special election to authorize sale of road bonds is only a couple weeks away, I’m beginning to have inquiries in person and by phone as to what it’s all about and why it must go before the voters prior to moving forward.  To provide information to those that may have missed it a few weeks ago in my weekly update, I’m going to reprint an information piece that our House Minority staff compiled.

Special Election for Amendment No. 1 - Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017

What:  Senate Joint Resolution 6 was passed by the Legislature at the request of Governor Jim Justice.  This resolution provides for a special election for the Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017.  If voters pass the proposal, the State of West Virginia will be authorized to issue and sell up to $1.6 billion in state bonds for road construction and improvements.  The state bonds are to be issued and sold over a four-year period based on the following schedule: FY2018- up to $800 million; FY2019- up to $400 million; FY2020- up to $200 million; FY2021- up to $200 million.

If the bond amendment is passed, the proceeds of the bonds will be used for highway construction and improvement. The funding may be used to match available federal funds for highway and bridge construction and for general highway and secondary road and bridge construction or improvements in all fifty-five counties. The bond money will not be used for projects on the West Virginia Turnpike.

The bonds will be paid off through funding from legislation that has already passed the Legislature. During the 2017 First Extraordinary Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1006. This bill updated DMV fees, increased the wholesale gas tax, increased the sales tax on motor vehicles; and created new registration fees for alternative fuel vehicles.  These changes are expected to net approximately $126.5 million annually to dedicate to road bond payments. If the bond amendment fails, these increases will still be in effect. That funding will still be dedicated to road construction and improvement. However, the initial impact will be less significant.  An $11.7 million transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the State Road Fund will also be dedicated toward bond payment.

Why:    The bond would indebt the State of West Virginia because the debt would be financed over a multi-year period.  Because the Constitution of the State of West Virginia prohibits state debt, a constitutional amendment must be passed to allow the state to incur this debt.

When: Election Day: Saturday, October 07 - Polls open 6:30 am through 7:30 pm.

Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18

Absentee Voting: Saturday, July 15 through Monday, October 02

Early Voting: Friday, September 22 through Wednesday, October 04

The cost of this election is estimated to be approximately $6 million.

I hope the above information is helpful in making a decision on whether or not to support the upcoming constitutional amendment.  It’s not a democrat or republican legislative proposal.  This was proposed by Governor Justice and must be put before the voters to make the call, as required by the WV Constitution.  It is very similar to the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Commission set up by former Governor Tomblin to address our highway needs.

How did our roads get in such bad shape?  The cost of asphalt and other road building materials have skyrocketed over the past couple decades.  What it cost to pave four miles of road twenty years ago, now only covers one mile…unless you spread it so thin it’s a waste of money.  Also, newer model vehicles get much improved fuel mileage, which negatively affects the amount of road fund revenue available for roads, bridges and routine maintenance.  Plus, we have no county roads in West Virginia.  The county road system was dissolved decades ago to ensure some level of continuity across the state in terms of road priorities, maintenance and repair.  Additionally, there is no supplement to road funding from counties or local entities, unlike surrounding states.  Finally, it just costs more to build and maintain a road in the mountains of West Virginia as compared to relatively flat land in many states across America.

Based on the above factors, the available road funding for construction and maintenance has not kept pace with needs.  For instance, normal resurfacing schedules of 12 to 15 years have been extended in some instances to over thirty years – well beyond the expected lifespan of road surfaces. Ditches need pulled, culvert replaced, brush cut, slips and slides are in desperate need of attention.

All the funding set aside by the legislature will be used on roads, bridges and maintenance, regardless of passage.  However, passage will expedite road, bridge and maintenance projects needed to get our roads back in shape.  It will put people to work, helping businesses and the tax base.

Passage will not raise taxes.  The funding stream is already in place to secure the bond debt.  Citizens and businesses expect and deserve safe highways.  Ultimately, it’s up to you and me, the voters to decide.  Whatever you ultimately decide, make it an informed, fact-based decision.

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol office:  Building 1, Room 258-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  My home number is 304.364.8411; the Capitol office number is 304.340.3142.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my legislative e-mail address is:

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

Date Set for Dr. Tracy Pellett’s Inauguration at GSC

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The inauguration date for Glenville State College’s twenty-fourth president, Dr. Tracy L. Pellett, has been set.

Pellett will be officially installed as GSC’s newest leader at the ceremony which will take place on Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the College’s Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The public is invited.

Pellett began serving as Glenville State College’s President on July 01, 2017 and came to GSC from the College of Coastal Georgia where he was serving as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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