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West Fork Conservation District Awarded Conservation Education District of the Year!!

Pictured below is the Education Committee for the West Fork Conservation District, without them these programs would not exist or be recognized.

It is with their efforts that conservation is heard within Lewis, Gilmer, Harrison, and Doddridge counties.

With those efforts, the West Fork Conservation District reins in another Conservation Education District of The Year Award.

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(L-R, R1) Bernadette Law- Lewis County district supervisor, Dinah Hannah- Administrative Officer WFCD,
Jane Collins-Gilmer County district supervisor, Bill Coffindaffer- Harrison County district supervisor.
(L-R, R2) Jim Foster- Doddridge County district supervisor,Bob Grubber- WVACD Education Chairman,
Bill McClain-Lewis County district supervisor, Belva Junkins- Harrison County Associate district supervisor.


The purpose of the District of the Year Contest is to recognize the outstanding conservation education efforts of conservation districts.

There are 14 conservation districts state wide that apply for this award. The West Fork Conservation District has won this award for several years, and the District prides its self upon their success in the education division.

Education is a priority of the West Fork Conservation District, and it does not go unrecognized.

The West Fork Conservation District is home to many education programs such as the prominent speech and poster contest, WV envirothon, samara exam, scholarship, 6th grade field days, forestry contest, pasture walks, land judging, and the new conservation photo contest.

The West Fork Conservation District works hard year round to plan and execute these programs, and take delight in the purity of educating students about the powerful importance of conservation.

The Education Committee of the West Fork Conservation District encourages students to look at these programs and participate in them.

If you would like more information about the education programs offered, please contact Dinah Hannah or Robin Ward at the West Fork Conservation District by calling 304.627.2160.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Wednesday 01.23.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County Schools2-Hour Delay
Braxton County Schools2-Hour Delay
Calhoun County Schools2-Hour Delay
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County Schools2-Hour Delay
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County Schools2-Hour Delay
Harrison County Schools2-Hour Delay
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County Schools2-Hour Delay
Upshur County Schools2-Hour Delay
Webster County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County SchoolsOpen
Wood County Schools2-Hour Delay

 

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County-By-County Unemployment Rates Tell the Story – December 2012

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.5% in December 2012.

Unemployment rates increased in 53 counties.

Two counties, Brooke and Pocahontas, reported declining unemployment rates in December.

Counties with unemployment rates at 11% and over included Clay (14.9%), Webster (13.7%), Calhoun (12.3%), Roane (11.7%), Wetzel (11.5%), Wyoming (11.3%), and Grant (11.1%).

Counties with unemployment rates less than 6% included Putnam (5.9%), Jefferson (4.8%) and Monongalia (4.8%).

County Total Unemployed   Unemployment Rate
DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11
Braxton 570 520 570 10.3% 9.4% 10.3%
Calhoun 370 290 360 12.3% 9.8% 12.5%
Doddridge 230 210 250 7.1% 6.4% 7.7%
Gilmer 240 220 230 7.3% 6.8% 6.8%
Lewis 530 460 500 6.6% 5.7% 6.1%
Ritchie 320 270 330 7.4% 6.3% 7.6%
WV 58,800 53,100 59,200 7.4% 6.7% 7.4%

 

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County Total Nonfarm on Payroll   Goods Producing Employees   Service Providing Employees
DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11
Braxton 4,100 4,090 4,170 490 490 440 3,610 3,600 3,730
Calhoun 1,740 1,750 1,680 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Doddridge 1,320 1,310 1,300 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Gilmer 2,560 2,540 2,670 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lewis 7,440 7,520 7,610 1,990 2,000 1,930 5,450 5,520 5,690
Ritchie 3,450 3,470 3,560 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

 

Iona Joan Cole

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Iona Joan Cole

Age 77 of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Doddridge County, WV, went home to be with her Creator, peacefully and pain free, with her daughter by her side, January 19, 2013 following a long extended illness.

She was a daughter of the late James Archibald Langford and Frankie Jean (Greenleaf) Langford.

Joan was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed collecting dolls. She loved being with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She had a great love for animals, and bred and raised small breed dogs.

Surviving is her daughter Vikki Bosely and her husband Michael of Parkersburg, sons: Rusty Cole and his wife Anne of Parkers burg and Marty Cole of Parkersburg, her siblings: Charles Langford of Painesville, OH; Gerald Langford of Mentor, OH; Barbara Lowther of New Milton, Jay Langford of Harrisville, WV and Karen Langford of Troy, WV.

She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Sean Knotts (Alisha), Brittney Knotts, Michael Bosely (Leyna), Michael Palmer and Amy Cole and nine great grandchildren: Mikayla and Kylie, Oscar and Xavior, Audriana and Lily, Garrett and Bailey and Myrandia, and two beloved dogs Daisy and Baby.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Glen Cole, son Michael Cole, sister Mary Jane Lowther and brother Major Jackson Langford.

Funeral services will be Thursday 2:30 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Dan Martin officiating.

Interment will follow at the Fallen Timber Church Cemetery in Doddridge County.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Tuesday 01.22.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County Schools2-Hour Delay
Braxton County Schools2-Hour Delay
Calhoun County Schools2-Hour Delay
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County Schools2-Hour Delay
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County SchoolsOpen
Harrison County Schools2-Hour Delay
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County Schools2-Hour Delay
Upshur County Schools2-Hour Delay
Webster County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wood County Schools2-Hour Delay

 

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John Wesley Seese

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John Wesley Seese

Age 54 of Walker, Kites Run Community, passed away January 18, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born August 22, 1958 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Wesley Virgil Allen Seese and Mary Lou (Monroe) Seese of Pennsboro, WV.

John was an auto technician for Walmart in Marietta.

He was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Parkersburg.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Walker Hunting Club and loved to go to the family farm at Ellenboro. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends, even his furry friends.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife Malena Jane (Wingrove) Seese, brothers Steven Seese (Stephanie) of Harrisville, WV and Virgil Seese (Mary Jane) of West Union, WV; special niece Samantha Seese (Derrick) of Harrisville and father and mother-in-law Roger and Jane Wingrove of Walker.

Funeral services will be Wednesday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday 4:00-8:00 PM.

Cub Scouts Hosting Derby

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The Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America, announces the 41st Annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby-The Allohak Council Championships, to be held February 02, 2013 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna.

Beginning at 10 AM Cub Scouts from all over the Allohak Council will compete, racing handcrafted cars of their own design and craftsmanship. This annual event will have over 500 youth racing on five tracks setup around the Mall. Participants will come from across the Allohak Council to participate in the Council Championships.

Pinewood Derby packets, including racing rules and a registration form, were posted on the Allohak Council website, http://www.allohak.org, in November 2012. The deadline for pack race registration is January 23 at 5 PM and is strictly enforced. On January 25, the race schedule will be emailed to cubmasters and posted on the council website along with pack muster locations. The store front location in the Grand Central Mall is TBD.

The Pinewood Derby racing requires participants to learn the crafts necessary to make the individuals cars, the PWD rules that must be followed in the car making, the racing process and, most importantly sportsmanship. This has to do with how the scout acts and behaves while participating in the Derby. This event is not just about winning, but also how to be a good winner and loser and, more importantly, about having fun.

The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to help the Cub Scout build a team relationship with their parent or helper, experience the sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, the excitement of competition, learn “win/lose good sportsmanship,“ and to have fun. The model cars are made of wood to specified dimensions, and created, carved, assembled, and decorated by Cub Scouts under the guidance of the parents or helpers.

The Allohak Council Pinewood Derby Committee sets simple rules for the Derby and each scout receives a set of these rules with their racing kit. All scouts are required to build a new car each year. Cubmasters review these guidelines with their packs before the Derby. All scouts are reminded that they must follow these guidelines to participate in the Pinewood Derby. Race day the cars will be weighed, measured and inspected to confirm that the race rules have been followed. Cubmasters are reminded that the registration deadline is January 23 and only the official registration form will be accepted.

At Noon at the Derby at Center Court area track, the Scouts will be hosting the Mayors and area Dignitaries/Celebrities Race, in which all council mayors and area dignitaries/celebrities are welcome to compete. Registration is at 11:45 AM. Officials hope to see lots of area mayors, area dignitaries and area store mascots The Burger King, the Chik-fil-a Cow, Smokey the Bear and many more.

The Vienna Police Department will be at the mall to give out “speeding tickets” to some of the racers.

The 10 semifinalist trophies and cars from the 2012 race have been on display at the Council office since early December per the 2012 race rules.

“The idea for the race is to give the boys an opportunity to experience good friendly competition and track good sportsmanship. Boys will come away from here with a sense of satisfaction that ‘I may not have won, but I had a good time participating’,“ said Kathy Anderson Wise, Pinewood Derby chairperson.

While the first local Pinewood Derby was held in 1972, the Pinewood Derby has been an annual event at the Grand Central Mall since 1974. Kathy Anderson Wise, PWD Coordinator, credits the mall and the mall merchants and other area merchants for their cooperation and support as several hundred scouts and their family members spend the day at the facilities.

Officials would like to thank the more than 100 scouting volunteers who work on race day to help the race go smoothly and efficiently, and the many area merchants who donate goods and services towards this event.

The Pinewood Derby kicks off Scout Anniversary Week as scouts from the area and across the state celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 103rd anniversary. Scouting continues to be a strong force in instilling values in the youth of America as one of the nation’s largest youth organizations with a membership of over 4 million youth. The Allohak Council has about 3,685 youth participating in Scouting on an annual basis with over 1,755 adult volunteers.


The Allohak Council serves 17 counties in West Virginia and Ohio as follows:

Highland District: Serving the counties of Barbour, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur in West Virginia.

Stonewall Jackson District: Serving the counties of Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison and Lewis in West Virginia.

Little Kanawha District: Serving the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Roane and Wirt in West Virginia.

Blennerhassett District: Serving the counties of Ritchie and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio.

Washington District: Serving the counties of Pleasants and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio.

Hock Hocking District: Serving the county of Athens in Ohio.


The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Ronna Jean Lipscomb

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Ronna Jean Lipscomb

Age 65, of West Union, Central Station Community, WV, passed away January 14, 2013 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born at Wilbur, WV a daughter of the late Cullis J. Hartman and Lilly Violet (Shepherd) Hartman.

Ronna was employed by the Doddridge County Senior Citizens.

She was a member of the Central Station Community Church.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She was the best mother and grandmother one could ask for. Ronna enjoyed collecting angels.

Surviving is her son Joey Lipscomb (Renea) of West Union, daughters: Jackie Pierce (Tony) of West Union, Lilly Sanders (Anthony) of West Union and Sheila Richards (George), of New Milton, brothers: Eugene Hartman (Brenda) of West Union, Michael Hartman of New Martinsville, and sisters: Diane Hyde of Mt. Claire, WV and Janet Mossor (Todd) of Millersburg, OH and many nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren: Jacklyn Lipscomb, Okey Lipscomb, Sheena Cox (Charles), Tony Pierce Jr., Jessie Pierce, Dwayne Hickman, Joey Lipscomb, Dayton Lipscomb, Eli Richards, Alexis Richards and Ryan Richards, and great grandchildren: Julianna Lipscomb, Abbigayl Cox, Raylen Cox, Aubrey Pierce, Tyler Smith and Jeremiah Pierce.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Elmer Lipscomb and sister Shelley Smith.

Funeral services will be Thursday 1:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Danny Lipscomb officiating.

Interment will follow at the Duckworth Cemetery, Doddridge County.

Visitation will be Wednesday 4:00-8:00 PM.

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012

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Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 131,444 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons.

This year’s total harvest was three% below the 2011 deer harvest of 135,696.

A total of 56,658 bucks, 45,169 antlerless season deer, 24,571 bow-killed deer and 5,046 muzzleloader season deer were taken during the 2012 season.


Antlerless Deer Season

The 2012 antlerless deer season, which includes the youth/Class Q/Class XS deer season, was 12% above 2011 and one and one-half% below the five-year average of 45,845.

“It is important to note that the antlerless harvest is the key component to any deer management strategy, as it controls the future deer population,” said Jezioro. “Many counties had liberalized antlerless hunting seasons in 2012, including 10 counties that required hunters to harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting a second buck with a gun or bow, and a new October antlerless firearms season in all open counties.  These modifications to the antlerless season structure led to an increase in the harvest and will ensure that deer populations do not exceed management objectives.”

The top 10 counties are: Preston (2,343), Mason (2,026), Jackson (1,759), Wood (1,608), Lewis (1,575), Upshur (1,569), Harrison (1,511), Ritchie (1,391), Monongalia (1,340) and Randolph (1,325).


Muzzleloader Deer Season

The 2012 muzzleloader harvest of 5,046 was 36% less than the 2011 harvest of 7,873 and was 37% below the five-year average of 7,969.  “A change in season dates and an above-average acorn crop contributed to the decline in the muzzleloader harvest,” Jezioro said.

The top 10 counties are: Preston (237), Randolph (230), Nicholas (219), Braxton (216), Webster (203), Jackson (173), Fayette (170), Upshur (160), Lewis (157) and Mason (147).


Archery Deer Season

The bow hunters take of 24,571 deer was 10% below the 2011 harvest of 27,404, 10% below the five-year average harvest of 27,339. Archery harvests are directly correlated to hard mast crops, and the above average acorn crop was the primary factor for the lower harvest in 2012.

The top 10 counties are: Preston (1,089), Kanawha (863), Raleigh (796), Randolph (791), Monongalia (769), Wyoming (765), Logan (739), Greenbrier (727), Fayette (707) and Nicholas (693).

 

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012

 

2012 WEST VIRGINIA DEER HARVEST

County

Buck Gun

Antlerless

Muzzleloader

Archery

Total

Barbour

1185

882

136

368

2571

Brooke

407

592

48

310

1357

Hancock

325

488

69

434

1316

Harrison

1383

1511

139

636

3669

Marion

1094

1132

84

472

2782

Marshall

1302

1315

109

377

3103

Monongalia

1302

1340

103

769

3514

Ohio

453

480

40

303

1276

Preston

2132

2343

237

1089

5801

Taylor

682

754

64

281

1781

Tucker

639

456

83

294

1472

Wetzel

1500

1152

135

287

3074

District I Subtotal

12,404

12,445

1,247

5,620

31,716

Berkeley

690

655

57

386

1788

Grant

1312

701

69

299

2381

Hampshire

1583

1117

72

228

3000

Hardy

1447

1077

77

193

2794

Jefferson

530

458

41

302

1331

Mineral

1190

1016

96

275

2577

Morgan

604

479

40

138

1261

Pendleton

1401

728

66

245

2440

District II Subtotal

8,757

6,231

518

2,066

17,572

Braxton

1405

1267

216

399

3287

Clay

557

147

36

226

966

Lewis

1368

1575

157

367

3467

Nicholas

1219

594

219

693

2725

Pocahontas

1157

357

65

315

1894

Randolph

1794

1325

230

791

4140

Upshur

1285

1569

160

461

3475

Webster

819

503

203

510

2035

District III Subtotal

9,604

7,337

1,286

3,762

21,989

Fayette

1005

419

170

707

2301

Greenbrier

1925

834

93

727

3579

McDowell

0

0

0

560

560

Mercer

693

71

27

578

1369

Monroe

1563

961

119

499

3142

Raleigh

748

130

14

796

1688

Summers

1086

1169

112

519

2886

Wyoming

0

0

0

765

765

District IV Subtotal

7,020

3,584

535

5,151

16,290

Boone

903

89

23

421

1436

Cabell

752

423

60

386

1621

Kanawha

1177

632

68

863

2740

Lincoln

1327

666

75

546

2614

Logan

0

0

0

739

739

Mason

1697

2026

147

641

4511

Mingo

0

0

0

364

364

Putnam

1187

1121

109

507

2924

Wayne

1055

373

70

376

1874

District V Subtotal

8,098

5,330

552

4,843

18,823

Calhoun

772

764

62

205

1803

Doddridge

855

723

55

199

1832

Gilmer

922

634

89

207

1852

Jackson

1678

1759

173

583

4193

Pleasants

383

342

30

91

846

Ritchie

1528

1391

87

305

3311

Roane

1436

1141

101

364

3042

Tyler

928

928

95

230

2181

Wirt

871

952

95

277

2195

Wood

1402

1608

121

668

3799

District VI Subtotal

10,775

10,242

908

3,129

25,054

State Total

56,658

45,169

5,046

24,571

131,444

GCHS Jr. Varsity Boys Basketball Results – 01.14.13

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Monday, January 14, 2013


Gilmer “B” vs. Doddridge


Gilmer - 35
Doddridge – 15


Scorers:

Hunter Self 13

Gunnar Haley 12

Jared Pritt 6

Dalton Law 2

Tyler Frashure 2


Current Record:  9 – 3

Gilmer “A” vs. Doddridge


Gilmer - 52
Doddridge – 22


Scorers:

Noah Aviles 18

Trey Shuff 11

Lukas Sirbaugh 11

Bryce Roberts 4

Jared Pritt 2

Chandler Ferguson 2

Dalton Law 2

Cole Haley 2


Current Record:  11-1

 

Next Game:

Both teams play Walton tonight, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Wirt County for the Championship games of the Wirt County Tournament.


Both teams will travel to Pleasants on Thursday January 17, 2013 with the “B” game starting at 6:00 PM.

Donald Wetzel Ferrebee

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Donald Wetzel Ferrebee

Age 75 of Greenwood departed this life on Monday, January 07, 2013 in the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in West Union, WV on December 09, 1937 a son of the late Harry Lee and Margaret Elizabeth Miller Ferrebee.

Surviving are two sisters, Nellie Curry, Lake Milton, OH; Carol Lutz, Pennsboro, WV; two brothers, Larry Ferrebee, Akron, OH; Marshall Ferrebee, Calhoun County, WV and his best friend, Dean Cunningham, Greenwood. One sister, Sarah Slone Ferrebee preceded him in death.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities and collecting guns.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gilbert Neely presiding.

Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, January 12, 2013 after 11:00 AM until service time.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Ferrebee family.

Stanley D. Gain

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Stanley D. Gain

of Marshville community passed away January 01, 2013, in United Hospital Center.

He was born June 05, 1912, on Big Flint in Doddridge County, WV and had celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Marshville Community Center last summer.

His parents were the late Reason Gain and Orpha Underwood Gain.

He was married to the late Pearl Williams Gain and later to the late Rhea Utter Gain.

He was retired from U Carbide-Graftech.

Mr. Gain was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by five brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, LeRoy D. Gain and wife, Nancy, of Helvetia,; three daughters, Dorothy J. Burner of Madison, Ohio, Norma L. Williams of Mentor, Ohio, and Yvonne S. Peck and husband, Robert, of Texas; one stepson, Don M. Herrod and wife, Debra, of Marshville; a stepdaughter, Linda Linder and husband, Charles, of Mineral Wells; and 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert D. Gain and Glen K. Gain.

His daughter-in-law, Beth Sullivan Gain, survives in Nutter Fort.

Mr. Gain enjoyed woodworking, carving, making baskets, small engine repairs and chain saw sharpening.

Friends called at Greathouse Funeral Home in Salem Friday, January 04, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bill Davis presiding.

Interment will follow in Marshville Cemetery.

Arrangements are in care of Greathouse Funeral Home.

Manchin Announces Service Academy Nominations

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Recommends 34 students from 21 counties including Doddridge, Lewis, and Ritchie

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he will nominate 34 West Virginia students to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.

“I am so honored to recommend 34 of our state’s brightest young men and women to the U.S. service academies,” Senator Manchin said. “All of our students worked hard to earn these nominations and are determined to serve our country and some are striving to carry on their families’ proud military heritage as well. A nomination to one of these service academies is such an honor because these institutions are developing the next generation of military leaders.”

The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Doddridge, Grant, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Marshall, Marion, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Pocahontas, Putnam, Ritchie, Taylor, Wyoming and Wood.

“Our selection process was extensive, from grading students’ classroom performance to leadership abilities to their work in their communities,” Manchin added. “I am confident that these young men and women will make our state proud and as always, I wish these students the very best in their future endeavors.”

Senator Manchin is recommending the following students to the service academies. Final admission is determined by the respective academy.


Air Force Academy

Ryan Graf, Jefferson High School

Quentin Buckley, Poca High School

Chris Unger, Langley High School (father stationed in Virginia), from Ohio County

Andrew Bruffy, West Virginia University, from Monongalia County

Skyler Terrell, Parkersburg High School

Alex Brown, Martinsburg High School

Nick Marcum, Scott High School

Adam Pauley, Petersburg High School

Jon Massile, Point Pleasant High School

David “Jonah” Sneeringer, Winfield High School


Military Academy at West Point

Samantha Harris, Charleston Catholic High School

Katie Warner, University High School

Derek Hamman, Pocahontas High School

Kelsie Burns, Huntington High School

Sean Dennison, Home School, from Lewis County

Andrew Parker, Wiesbaden High School (father stationed in Germany), from Monongalia
County

Cameron Davis, Westside High School

William Mohr, Petersburg High School

Daniel Gaston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (father stationed in Germany), from Ritchie County

Michael Palkovic, West Virginia University, from Ohio County


Naval Academy

Joseph Gentile, Hedgesville High School

Caleb Moore, Doddridge County High School

Christian Smith, Home School, from Kanawha County

Luisa Holland, Jefferson High School

Mason Winkie, Bridgeport High School

Tyler Lucas, Tug Valley High School

Raymond Isner, Grafton High School

Forrest Welsh, WT Sampson High School (father stationed in Cuba), from Marshall County

Jack DeVault, East Fairmont High School

Alec Buchmelter, Brooke High School


Merchant Marine Academy

Caleb Barnette, George Washington High School

Charlie Hageboeck, George Washington High School

Kimberly Smith, Jefferson High School

Kyler Martin, Hedgesville High School

Foundation Awards Community Grants

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Our Community’s Foundation announced more than $200,000 Grants going to organizations throughout the region.

“I think people who have never been part of a foundation or organization that awards funds would think that it can be easy to give away money, but it is really difficult because there are so many deserving organizations out there and only so much money available to give out,“ said Marian Clowes, program development officer for the foundation.

The foundation includes the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason counties and the Little Kanawha Area, which covers Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mason, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane, Pleasants and Jackson counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio.

The $205,378 in total grants awarded included $136,888 by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation to 28 organizations; $6,912 by the Jackson County Community Foundation; $56,778 distributed by the Mason County Community Foundation affiliate; $1,400 by the Doddridge County Community Foundation affiliate; $2,500 by the Ritchie County Community Foundation affiliate; and $900 in grants by the Little Kanawha Area Foundation affiliate.

Another $51,000 in grants was awarded by Our Community’s Foundation to schools in its West Virginia service counties in support of projects integrating the arts with science, technology, engineering and math and to develop partnerships between schools and artists, arts organizations and/or higher education institutions.

This year’s recipient organizations were chosen for their focus on either economic development, education or increased civic involvement, Clowes said.

Founded in 1963, Our Community’s Foundation serves the region by building permanent charitable funds to benefit the communities. Nationally certified, the foundation manages more than 400 named charitable funds, representing $32.5 million in assets.

This year’s grant recipients are:


Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Grants:

* City of Ravenswood - $500

* Doddridge County 4H Foundation - $5,000

* Doddridge County 4H Teen Leaders - $600

* Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department - $5,000

* Glendale Women’s Club - $5,000

* Heartwood in the Hills - $3,500

* Marietta College -$2,000

* Mason County Library - $1,000

* Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home - $10,000

* New Haven and Community Volunteer Fire Department - $1,100

* NFS Ministries - $9,038

* Old Man Rivers - $10,000

* Opportunity Council - $9,000

* Our Lady of Guadalupe Migrant Ministry - $3,000

* Parchment Valley Baptist Church - $7,500

* Parkersburg Art Center - $8,000

* Parkersburg Day Nursery - $8,000

* Pleasant Valley Hospital - $2,150

* The Bomar Club - $5,000

* The Education Alliance - $3,500

* Theatre West Virginia - $2,000

* Volunteer Action Center of the Mid-Ohio Valley - $8,000

* West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation - $4,000

* West Virginia University Foundation - $2,000

* Wood County 4-H Leaders Association - $5,000

* Wood County Habitat for Humanity - $5,000

* Wood County Master Gardeners - $4,500

* Wood County Senior Citizens Association - $7,500


Doddridge County Community Foundation Grants:

* Doddridge County 4H Teen Leaders - $1,400


Jackson County Community Foundation Grants:

* City of Ravenswood - $1,000

* Parchment Valley Baptist Church - $2,500

* The Bomar Club - $2,500

* West Virginia University Foundation - $912


Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation Grants:

* Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department - $600

* West Virginia University Foundation - $300


Mason County Community Foundation Grants:

* Beale Elementary School - $1,000

* Bend Area Community Center - $1,200

* Contact Huntington - $1,750

* Fort Randolph - $10,000

* Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Library and Media Center at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School - $16,500

* Hannan High School - $1,000

* Main Street Point Pleasant - $10,000

* Make a Wish Foundation - $3,000

* Mason County Alternative Education - $1,000

* Mason County Library - $400

* New Haven and Community Volunteer Fire Department - $1,100

* Pleasant Valley Hospital - $3,000

* Point Pleasant Intermediate School - total of $2,384 to support two programs

* Save the Children - $2,500

* Theatre West Virginia - $1,000

* Wahama High School - $944


Ritchie County Community Foundation Grants:

* Creed Collins Elementary School - $1,700

* Glendale Women’s Club - $800

* Evans Elementary School - $5,000

* Hamilton Middle Schools - $2,500

* Mason County Schools - $5,000

* New Haven Elementary School - $1,500

* Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School - $5,000

* Parkersburg High School - $5,000

* Parkersburg South High School - $1,500

* Pleasants County Schools - $5,000

* Pleasant Hill Elementary School - $5,000

* West Virginia University at Parkersburg - $10,500

* Williamstown Elementary School - $2,500

* Williamstown High School - $2,500

G-otcha™: WV Jail Corrections Officer in Doddridge County Faces Sex Charges

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Jones,  Jerrel  Jacob
Height: 6’  0”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.24.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 12.28.2012
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12F-65,66,67,68,69,70 DODDRIDGE COUNTY - Bail Amount: $120,000.00 

 


A former corrections officer at North Central Regional Jail has been arrested for sexual misconduct with an inmate.

West Virginia State Police say 19-year-old Jerrel Jones of Parkersburg was arrested Friday.

He was charged with six counts of imposition of sexual acts on a person incarcerated or under supervision.

West Virginia State police say the charges relate to Jerrel’s sexual involvement with a female inmate while he was employed at the jail.

The arrest is the latest black eye for corrections officers.

Fifteen officers are on suspension at Western Regional Jail for various charges.

Another officer, William Roy Wilson, was charged in September with sexually abusing three female inmates at Southern Regional Jail.

Jones was arraigned Friday in Doddridge County Magistrate Court.

It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.

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