Leading Creek Elementary Golden Eagles “Leading the Way”: Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Linn, WV —Leading Creek Elementary School is West Virginia’s first inter-county school to merge Troy Elementary School from Gilmer County and Alum Bridge Elementary School from Lewis County. (According to a historian there was another inter-county school in West Virginia back in 1940s. Union school which had students from both Summers and Raleigh counties.)
Lewis County and Gilmer County jointly undertook the task to build a state-of-the-art facility that would benefit the students and communities of both counties.
Leading Creek is designed for an enrollment of 240 students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and includes separate art and music classrooms.
The bright bold colors of the school’s interior were selected to help encourage the students to enjoy and appreciate the time they have as students at Leading Creek.
On Saturday, August 01, 2015 the public had the opportunity to check out the new school during a community open house, dedication, and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The School is built on Gilmer-Lewis county line in Linn, WV.
The total cost of the school was more than $10 million. West Virginia School Building Authority paid for building of the school after each county paid about $350,000 for the land.
• Kim Freeland, (Principal, Leading Creek Elementary)
• Dr. Joseph Mace - Superintendent, Lewis County Schools
• Dr. Mark Manchin - Superintendent, Harrison County Schools - Former SBA President
• Mr. Gabriel Devono - Superintendent, Gilmer County Schools
• Special Presentation - Mr. Dan Gum, Commander, Weston Post No. 4 of the American Legion
• Pledge of Allegiance - Led by (Dalton DeJarnette, Matilda Arnold, Lena Frymier, Cassie
Other officials present were Dennis Fitzpatrick, Glenville Mayor; Dr. Bill Simmons, GCBOE Presient; Tom Ratliff, GCBOE member; Lewis County State Delegate Peggy Donaldson Smith as well as all the members of Lewis county Board of Education.
JACKSON’S MILL, WV —Every year, children are turned away from summer camps due to a medical condition affecting millions, asthma. However, Camp Catch Your Breath (CCYB) has provided its campers a haven for the past 25 years.
CCYB is the only camp of its kind in West Virginia, but this is not the only reason these kids return year after year. The campers are able to learn about their condition in a fun and safe environment, while overcoming their insecurities and understanding that their condition does not have to limit their abilities.
“The most important lesson that the kids can learn at camp is how to self-manage their asthma,” said Sonny Hoskinson, camp director and UHC pharmacist. “Through this experience they are better able to cope with the disease on a daily basis,”
Not only is the camp specially structured to benefit the children while giving them the experience of a typical summer camp, but also thanks to community and corporate support, the registration fee is only $70. The cost per child at camp is about $600 on average when calculating a week’s lodging, meals, activities and entertainment.
Brenda Conch, RN, director of education at UHC, demonstrating how to perform CPR
to campers at Camp Catch Your Breath. At the end of camp each camper will receive a
Family and Friends CPR Anytime Kit as a joint gift from the American Heart Association
and Harrison County Emergency Medical Services.
“This support is important, especially when you consider we have 65 campers this year alone,” said Hoskinson. “We never want finances to keep a child from attending. It’s important for them to be here (at camp) and we have never had to turn a child away due to the inability to pay.”
The Health Plan’s partnership with CCYB is important as their support helps to make others realize the impact that camp has on our youth who struggle with asthma. “The Health Plan sees the beneficial evidence that CCYB provides to children in their week-long camp experience. As an established community health organization, we focus on improving the health and well-being of our members and the community,” says Patti Fast, The Health Plan V.P. of Government Programs and Operations. “We are committed to supporting CCYB and helping to make it available for the youth of West Virginia and beyond.”
The camp started Sunday, July 19 at Jackson’s Mill, in Weston. Children ages 8-13 from all over West Virginia, and some surrounding states, are in attendance at camp to learn about their disease, the most common chronic childhood disorder. Asthma currently affects an estimated 7.1 million children under 18 years of age and can be life threatening if not properly managed.
This year at Camp Catch Your Breath, each camper will be sent home with a Family and Friends CPR Anytime Kit as a joint gift from the American Heart Association and Harrison County Emergency Medical Services. These kits contain everything needed for the campers and their families to learn basic CPR, AED and choking skills, including a test doll, instructional video and other learning aids.
“It is wonderful that we can provide these (CPR) kits and impress upon these young individuals that they can make a difference,” said Brenda Conch, RN, director of education. “Even though the children are at camp in a position of illness, they are demonstrating how they can overcome their own disease and even care for others.”
A special instructional training session on how to perform CPR, AED and choking skills procedures will be provided by Conch on Thursday, July 23 at camp. “For each kit distributed, an average of 2.5 people become proficient, but really we can reach the whole family by putting these in homes,” Conch said.
Along with keeping lungs healthy, campers also enjoy experiences that helped them discover how to keep their bodies healthy through a nutrition and an activity block. Some of these classes include arts and crafts.
“CCYB is just another way for UHC to reach out to the community to say not only are we caring for our patients within the hospital, but also we are caring for people that are outside the hospital through a wellness program like this,” Hoskinson said.
For more information about CCYB, please call 681.342.1560 or e-mail
No Internet for Leading Creek Elementary, Imagine That!
School Facing Delays
Possible delays are facing Leading Creek Elementary School from completing the first intercounty school in West Virginia. However, plans are being set to insure no delays stop the school from opening its doors.
These delays may be due to a miscommunication or misunderstanding of what was needed from service providers to finalize the school’s systems. “We have a delay because we do not have internet out there,“said L.D. Skarzinski, personnel director. “It’s in the building, it’s wired in but they are not set to go.“
The company used to provide the school with internet stated there would be working internet by June 26. That date came and went but still the system was not up and running although the building had the necessary equipment.
Not having the use of working internet is causing delays in getting many of the school’s faculty and systems working properly.
“We have a principal that has been working out there everyday trying to get our building ready without any internet access,“ noted Skarzinski, “to me that is beyond what she should have to do.“
Major systems are being delayed because their operation revolves around being web based. The HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), lighting, security cameras, communications and portions of the telephone system can not go through final settings checks without the internet being in place.
Officials for the Lewis County Board of Education were told at Monday night’s meeting that the internet should be working at Leading Creek Elementary by the end of business on Tuesday the 14th.
All other projects are said to be going smoothly and progressing well. Faculty has been at the location, as well as service personnel being transferred to keep the grounds.
Maintenance workers will move pieces from Alum Bridge Elementary needed for Leading Creek. There will be a quote for outside workers to move the playground equipment from Alum Bridge to Leading Creek as not to overload the current staff already working on other projects.
The fire department was taken on a walkthrough of the school last week, giving them an opportunity to see the building.
Final bus runs are being completed and drivers are moving to the routes they will run for the new school.
“We’re in that process, we’re getting the final touches down and completed,“ Skarzinski said, “we’re getting close there is no doubt about it I just wish we had the internet out there.“
In other other school renovation news, Jane Lew Elementary is also nearing the final days of completion. The front of the building is said to be completely unrecognizable from the old. The playground is set and ready for the beginning of the school year. Workers are in the renovated classrooms now getting the facilities ready to go.
Due to SBA regulations every project must now have a testing, adjusting and balancing contractor hired for each site. These contractors review the loads and participles that are involved in the HVAC systems.
All rooftop units or stand alone units outside are checked to ensure airflow is matched and balanced. During the meeting of the board Performance HVAC was selected to inspect the units at Jane Lew Elementary.
The lockers at the school will be painted this week using Hydrostatic paint. A painting process in which the paint is electrically charged and immediately adheres to metal. The process saves on over-spray, it is said to be cost saving because no material is wasted in the process.
“They will begin to tap for the new water line,“ said Skarzinski, “It’s running pretty well, we’re pleased with where we’re at progress wise at Jane Lew.“
Contractors tell officials of the Board of Education they will be going through the final punch-list around August 12 or 13, before the school year begins.
On a personal note, the Bill Ballard memorial pavilion is missing four picnic tables from the site. The board would like to express there want and need for all tables to be returned by the individuals that have them at this time.
The Ballard family, school and community donated money to honor the memory of a longtime educator.
The tables are urgently needed before the beginning of the school year.
The use of the words miscommunication and misunderstanding with the addition of secrecy and abuse of power are registered trademarks for how the WVBOE has operated in intervened counties.
Dr. Martirano, Mr. Green, Mrs. O’Brien, and Dr. Daniel are in positions to turn a new leaf for the way business is done from now on. Let us see if they are up to it.
By Pete Miller on 07.20.2015
Happened to attend one of the meetings where Billy Boy Simons was bloviating to all, that these schools would be “state of the art” with computer rooms, computers for every kid, libraries, medical centers, and on and on.
First he gave us a school built on top of mines at Linn, with no natural gas available.
Next Bill gave us a Crooked Run site costing thousands of tax dollars, where construction was impossible because of poor access.
Lastly we get a school built on a dump in a flood zone next to a river.
Bill, give us an update on all the amenities these schools have at the next school board meeting. Get your cussing done first and don’t forget to tell your fellow board members to shut up too.
Make sure too Bill, that brass plaque at Gilmer Elementary, with your name is mounted above the high water marks for posterity to read.
That’s a Ph.D success record.
And people wonder why all the problems with out school?
By public info now on 07.20.2015
The West Virginia race to be worst of 50 in education is being won. The administrators are the first out of the chute and still in the lead.
Our teachers are not the problems. Not at all.
Actually, they are the solution. Repopulate that state board with teachers and see how fast improvement starts.
By political dysfunction rules on 07.20.2015
In an area with frequent electrical outages, putting everything in a school dependent on the internet is a risky business! When the power goes out or the internet goes off, no heat, no air conditioning, windows that do not open, etc, etc. The internet is fine for a lot of things, but not for regulating essential systems in a public building without reliable electrical service. The power in Linn goes out frequently from storm damage, due to the number of trees in the area and from accidents on Rt. 33/119. Without electricity, the school cannot operate - let alone whether or not it has internet. This is NOT “state of the art” at all! It’s criminal carelessness when it applies to children.
By Karen Pennebaker on 07.20.2015
Is anyone but the WVBOE surprised they put in the equipment and couldn’t get decent broadband connection out at Linn? That’s how out of touch they are with the realities and constraints central WV deals with every day. The VOIP phone system here in Gilmer’s board office doesn’t work half the time. How much will that cost to move out to Mineral Road?
By Rediculous on 07.20.2015
If school boards in intervened counties believed that they were being overseen by experts in Charleston with proven track records for knowing what they are doing that would be one thing.
When those who have caused WV to be at bottom place are in control this is something else, and it is unreasonable to believe that improvements for the better will occur anytime soon for K-12 education.
By Barry Evans on 07.20.2015
What about the roof leak? Was it caused by faulty architectural design or shoddy work by the prime contractor?
By James Alberts on 07.20.2015
I had a dream that the WVBOE manned up and issued an apology to the people of Gilmer County.
Signed by state board president Manchin.
And also signed by Blankenship, Devano, and Simmons.
Came awake and realized a good thing like that would only ever happen in a dream.
By I HAD a dream.... on 07.21.2015
James Alberts. What is this about a roof leak in the new Leading Creek school?
The Lewis County grand jury handed up the list of indictments for the July 2015 term:
• Dimitri Larsen, 46, of Weston, who was indicted on 72 counts of sexual abuse - 36 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and 36 counts of sexual abuse by a parent. The incidents allegedly occurred from 1997 to 1999.
• Eric Haines was indicted on one charge of animal cruelty. Haines is accused of shooting his own dog in the head.
• Peggy Nicholson, 53, was indicted for malicious wounding and assault. Nicholson forced a man to have sex with her in October 2014. Nicholson assaulted the man with a three-pound weight and threatened him with a knife.
• Luke Allen Wilson, 37, of Walkersville, was indicted for insurance fraud, third degree arson and destruction of property after he allegedly tried to set his car on fire after a vehicle accident.
• William Lee Baker, Jr., 37, of Fairmont, was indicted for burglary and conspiracy.
• Justin K. Bleigh, 30, of Weston, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
• Paul Aaron Bolton, 36, of Buckhannon, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance.
• Billie Renea Burnside, 20, of Salem, was indicted for burglary and conspiracy.
• Amber Marie Butcher, 25, of Weston, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of third-offense of driving on a suspended license, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of battery.
• Daniel Lee Canter, 30, of Buckhannon, was indicted for two counts of driving while on a suspended license revoked for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm, and possession with intent to deliver.
• Christopher C. Cox, 29, of Wallace, was indicted for grand larceny and conspiracy.
• Vernon Eugene Groves, 34, of Ireland, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Brandi Nicole Leggett, of Ireland, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Fred Allen Gum, 62, was indicted for driving under the influence, fleeing while driving under the influence, obstructing, battery, operation of a vehicle without a certificate and improper use of registration.
• Daisy Mae Hall, 34, of Weston, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• David Joseph Hall, of Weston, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.
• Cody Wade Hefner, 23, of Jane Lew, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver.
• Samantha Renee Henline, 20, of Weston, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Whitney Tess Higgbotham, 29, of Buckhannon was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Russell Scott John, 31, of Weston, was indicted for fleeing, property damage and second-offense driving while on a revoked license for DUI.
• Michael Joshua Ketterman, of Flemington, was indicted for two counts of false pretense.
• William Thomas Knight II, 36, of Weston, was indicted for two counts of sex registry violations, his second offense.
• Robin Dawn Lamb, 59, of Weston, was indicted for 42 counts of fraudulent activity.
• Jason Elsworth Lane, 38, of Crawford, was indicted for 24 counts of fraudulent activity.
• Justin Lee Marks, 29, of Weston, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy to deliver and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
• Shawn Franklin Mayo, 30, of Weston, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Frederick Michael Miracle, 25, of Greenwood, was indicted for grand larceny and conspiracy.
• Justin Thomas Moots, 34, of Buckhannon, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Harold James Murphy, 63, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Theodore Leroy O’Connell III, 27, of Clarksburg, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
• Christopher A. Reed was indicted on two counts of failure to pay child support.
• Joseph Michael Anguilli, of Clarksburg, was indicted for felony shoplifting.
• John Wayne Reed Jr., 28, of Buckhannon was indicted for three counts of soliciting a minor online.
• Jamie Diane Riffle, 38, of Volga was indicted for embezzlement.
• Tammy E. Rohrbough, was indicted for 39 counts of forgery.
• Ronda Dale Romel, 36, of Weston, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy and petit larceny.
• Ida Jessica Rose, 37, of Weston, delivery of a controlled substance, possession, battery and obstruction.
• Jennifer Renea Rose, of Clarksburg, was indicted for the delivery of a controlled substance.
• Reymundo Santos, 43, of Munfordville, Ky., was indicted for third-offense DUI.
• Gary Allen Sprouse, 26, Weston, was indicted for driving while on a revoked license for DUI and destruction of property.
• Jason Adam Starcher, of Walkersville, was indicted for four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to deliver.
• Ruth Ann Stewart, 44, of Weston, was indicted for possession with intent to deliver.
• Kirtiss Stanley Swearingen, of Gassaway, was indicted for three counts of soliciting a minor online.
• Brett Adam Swecker, 34, of Beverly, was indicted for two counts of delivery.
• Skyler James Taylor, of Weston, was indicted for one count of intent to deliver and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
• Catherine Marie Thoms, 50, of Weston, was indicted for one count of delivery, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to deliver.
• Nancy Lynn Webb, 26, of Jane Lew, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Rebecca Ann Westfall, 29, of Buckhannon, was indicted for eight counts of fraudulent activity.
• Chance Doug Wickline, 19, of Weston, was indicted for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
• Jamie Lee Wright, 21, or Weston, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.
WVDEP Announces More Than $71,000 In Litter Control Grants
CHARLESTON, WV – Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced today the recipients of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) litter control matching grants.
There were 28 individual applicants approved for amounts totaling $71,676.79. The grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities. Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4; “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50% of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”
Town of Belle: $3,000.00
The funding will be used to partially fund a street sweeper.
Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority: $2,927.50
The funding will be used for the ongoing litter control program.
Braxton County Solid Waste Authority: $2,200.00
The funding will be used for litter cameras for the litter control program.
Town of Burnsville: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for a dumpster rental and landfill cost for a town cleanup.
Clay County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for rental for two compactor trucks and disposal fees for the annual cleanup event.
City of Grafton: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for landfill fees for the ongoing town cleanup project.
Town of Grant Town: $991.00
The funding will be used for the rental of dumpsters and a backhoe and pay wages for a town cleanup.
Greenbrier County Board of Health: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for personnel and mileage reimbursement for the litter control officer program.
Hancock County Solid Waste Authority: $1,487.50
The funding will be used for personnel wages and mileage for a county open dump cleanup project.
Kanawha County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for overtime for off-duty deputies to issue citations and work cleanup events.
City of Kenova: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing, trash receptacles, bags and educational materials.
Lincoln County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.
City of Mannington: $1,325.00
The funding will be used for dumpster and backhoe rental and landfill fees for a fall cleanup.
Marion County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for educational items and supplies, litter cameras and advertising for the county litter control program.
Mason County Commission: $2,992.50
The funding will be used for weekly litter control projects using County Day Report Center and County Drug Court.
McDowell County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing.
Mercer County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control materials and supplies.
Mercer County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter disposal from the County Day Report Center and volunteer cleanups.
City of Milton: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for structure razing.
Monroe County Solid Waste Authority: $1,600.00
The funding will be used for fuel, maintenance and vehicle insurance for the County Day Report Center cleanup program.
City of Montgomery: $2,400.00
The funding will be used for structure razing using prison labor.
New Martinsville Park & Recreation: $1,679.97
The funding will be used for trash receptacles and supplies for the litter control program.
Putnam County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for labor wages for the county cleanup program.
Wayne County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages.
Webster County Commission: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for litter control officer wages and benefits.
City of Weston: $2,000.00
The funding will be used for litter receptacles.
Wood County Solid Waste Authority: $1,073.32
The funding will be used for safety vests and supplies for litter cleanups.
Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority: $3,000.00
The funding will be used for fuel, vehicle maintenance and uniforms for the litter control officer.
Wild, Wonderful WV Kicks Off Restaurant Week with Launch of “101 Unique Places to Dine”
CHARLESTON, WV – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia today kicked off West Virginia Restaurant Week with the release of its “101 Unique Places to Dine” guide at the Capitol Market in Charleston, the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, Later Alligator in Wheeling, Forks Inn in Elkins, Café Cimino in Sutton, Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville, Poky Dot in Fairmont, North End Tavern and Brewery in Parkersburg, and Parkway Drive.In in Logan. The guide features locally owned and operated restaurants that were chosen by public vote as favorite places to eat. The launch coincided with the rollout of the Real. Campaign’s newest vignette which features Braxton and Lewis counties.
“Wild, Wonderful West Virginia is home to a wonderful and diverse selection of culinary experiences..from down.home favorites and craft brews to international cuisine and artisan wines,” Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. “This week, we celebrate Real. Mountain Flavor with West Virginia Restaurant Week and the launch of a new edition of the ‘101 Unique Places to Dine’ guide.”
The dining guide launch coincides with West Virginia Restaurant Week, July 13-19, as proclaimed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Participating restaurants will offer selected specials for the duration of Restaurant Week. To view specials, visit www.GoToWV.com/WVEats.
West Virginians and visitors are encouraged to share their Real.culinary experiences, during West Virginia Restaurant Week, with #WVEats.
Restaurants listed in “101 Unique Places to Dine”:
830 Harrison Ave., Elkins 26241
Known for Kansas City.style BBQ and homemade cinnamon rolls.
88 Restaurant & Lounge
88 E. Main St., Buckhannon 26201
Known for rustic, home.cooked food.
3rd Base Sports Bar and Grille
22 Virginia Ave., Petersburg 26847
Known for great wraps and wings.
110 McGraw Ave., Webster Springs 26288
Known for baby back ribs.
Alfredo’s Ristorante & Mediterranean Grill
132 W. Washington St., Charles Town 25414
Known for hummus and kabobs.
595 Greenbag Rd., Morgantown 26501
Known for dishes that use local sources for meat and produce.
1201 Valley View Ave., Wheeling 26003
Known for traditional American fare.
6411 Sissonville Dr., Charleston 25320
Known for great Chinese cuisine.
164 Shepherd Grade Rd., Shepherdstown 25443
Known for German cuisine and wild game specialties.
Black Sheep Burritos & Brews
702 Quarrier St., Charleston 25301
Known for unique burritos and craft beer.
1600 Washington St. E., Charleston 25311
Known for one.of.a.kind gourmet dishes.
1109 Jefferson Rd., South Charleston 25309
Known for pulled pork and BBQ.
Blues Smoke Pit
608 N. Main St., Suite G, Moorefield 26836
Known for signature ribs and smoked beef brisket.
Exit 151 of Highway 33, Belington 26250
Known for over 250 styles of hotdogs.
Bridge Road Bistro
915 Bridge Rd., Charleston 25314
Known for fish and chips.
16 E. Main St., Buckhannon 26201
Known for hand.tossed, wood.fired oven pizza.
Café Cimino Country Inn
616 Main St., Sutton 26601
Known for a menu of local and organic foods.
Café One Ten
110 Main St. W, Oak Hill 25901
Known for fried Oreos dessert.
134 S. Court St., Fayetteville 25840
Known for homemade soups and Paninis.
Chams Lebanese Cuisine
610 Market St., Parkersburg 26101
Known for authentic Middle Eastern food.
1 Ames Heights Rd., Lansing 25862
Known for great wings and burgers.
6005 US Rt. 60 E., Barboursville 25504
Known for burgers and Gouda mac.n.cheese.
Church Street Deli
215 Church St., Spencer 25276
Known for tasty wraps such as Mango and Hawaiian Chicken.
CJ’s Italian Kitchen
75 Covington Way, Vienna 26105
Known for pasta made from scratch and homemade sauces.
Colasante’s Ristorante & Pub
416 Fairmont Rd., Westover 26501
Known for fresh homemade pasta, pizza and hoagies.
Company’s Comin’ Murray’s Downhome Diner
4650 George Washington Hwy. Rt. 50, Tunnelton 26444
Known for buttermilk pancakes, fresh homemade biscuits and apple dumplings.
113 N. Court St., Ripley 25271
Known for great crab cakes, chowders and shrimp.
215 Highland Ave., Williamstown 26187
Known for their trademark German Pizza.
Delfino’s Pizza & Ice Cream
1005 E. Main St., Oak Hill 25901
Known for pizza, burgers and homemade cakes.
213 W. Washington St., Charles Town 25414
Known for rib eye steak and edamame salad and grilled polenta.
Elk River Inn & Restaurant
HC 69, Box 7, Slatyfork 26201
Known for fine dining with a casual feel.
914 Oak St., Kenova 25530
Known for deliciously sweet sauce and Baked Spaghetti.
Fairplain Yacht Club
3869 Cedar Lakes Rd., Ripley 25271
Known for hand.cut steaks and authentic Italian pasta dishes.
4170 State Rt. 34, Hurricane 25526
Known for great traditional American fare.
Foxfire Café *
119 South Price St., Kingwood 26537
Known for great Paninis
General Lewis Inn
301 East Washington St., Lewisburg 24901
Known for fried chicken and mountain trout.
Generations Restaurant & Pub
338 National Rd., Wheeling 26003
Known for great chili and wings.
Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant
103 S. Court St., Fayetteville 25840
Known for great burgers and cottage pie.
Helvetia Hutte Restaurant
1 Main St., Helvetia 26224
Known for Swiss favorites like sauerkraut and bratwurst.
Holly River Restaurant
680 State Park Rd., Hacker Valley 26222
Known for meatloaf and pies made with fresh local ingredients.
Ichiban Pan Asian Cuisine
103 Capitol St., Charleston 25301
Known for their great sushi bar and swordfish.
Ihlenfeld Dining Room
465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling 26003
Known for sharable plates such as roasted lamb lollipop and swordfish skewers.
J P Henry’s
5106 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg 26104
Known for Chef Orville’s Prime Rib.
Jim’s Drive. In
449 W. Washington St., Lewisburg 24901
Known for curbside service of burgers, hotdogs and more.
Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House
920 5th Ave., Huntington 25701
Known for spaghetti and homemade pies.
1327 6th Ave., Huntington 25701
Known for traditional authentic flavors
of Southern Italy.
Larobi’s at Southridge Golf Range
500 Gateway Blvd., Charleston 25309
Known for pizza, sandwiches and wings.
Last Run Restaurant
1 Main St., Cass 24927
Known for a lumberjack.sized breakfast and mountainous box lunches.
2145 Market St., Wheeling 26003
Known for delicious crepes, wraps and sandwiches.
Locust Hill Inn, Cabin, and Pub
1525 Locust Hill, Marlinton 24954
Known for Chef Dave’s fresh breads.
1038 Bridge Rd., Charleston 25301
Known for handmade Neapolitan.style pizzas.
2027 E. Main St., Oak Hill 25901
Known for authentic Mexican food and fabulous fish tacos.
Lost River Brewing Company
155 W. Main St., Wardensville 26851
Known for craft beer and fresh oysters on the half shell.
Lost River General Store and Café
6993 State Rt. 259, Lost River 26810
Known for homemade sticky buns, scones and pulled pork.
Lost River Grill
8079 State Rt. 259, Lost River 26810
Known for fabulous seafood and homemade cakes.
Lot 12 Public House
117 Warren, Berkeley Springs 25411
Known for gourmet menu of steak and seafood.
Maloney’s Sports Pub & Grill
603 Church St., Summersville 26651
Known for great wings and buffalo shrimp.
Mango Latin Bistro
701 Market St., Parkersburg 26101
Known for the empanadas, and special surf and turf.
139 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport 26330
Known for Neapolitan.style pizza cooked in a coal.fired oven.
Muriale’s Italian Restaurant
1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont 26554
Known for delicious lasagna and spaghetti.
Noah’s Eclectic Bistro
110 McFarland St., Charleston 25301
Known for the scallops ceviche and wild mushroom risotto.
Nonna’s Italian Kitchen
929 Mercer St., Princeton 24740
Known for Pasta De Martha or Pasta De Bruto and custom cinnamon rolls.
North End Tavern
3500 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg 26104
Known for craft beer and great burgers.
614 North Main St., Moorefield 26836
Known for homemade soups, pies and steaks.
P J Berry’s
226 Main St., Sutton 26601
Known for great crab cakes.
Panorama at the Peak
3299 Cacapon Rd., Berkeley Springs 25411
Known for drunken mushrooms, turkey croquettes, and shepherd’s pie.
401 Justice Ave., Logan 25601
Known for genuine drive.in menu with great milkshakes.
Paternos at the Park
601 Morris St., Charleston 25301
Known for great Italian dishes including stuffed pepper and the colossal meatball.
1111 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont 26554
Known for 50s diner fare, chicken Caesar wrap and homemade potato chips.
Pretty Penny Café *
7484 Seneca Trail, Hillsboro 24946
Known for local beef, breads, and homegrown vegetables.
603 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport 26330
Known for casual French Cuisine, Roasted Duckling or Coquilles St. Jacques Provencale.
Ridge View Barbeque
5010 Fairlawn Ave., Dunbar 25604
Known for great BBQ and pulled pork and porky cheese fries.
River & Rail Bakery
210 11th St., Huntington 25701
Known for handcrafted artisan breads, delicious pastries and direct.trade organic coffee.
Rollin Smoke BBQ
4008 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston 25302
Known for delicious BBQ, fresh meat and homemade sides.
1208 6th Ave., Huntington 25701
Known for a nationally recognized wine list, great steaks and parmesan.crusted sea bass.
Secret Sandwich Society
103 ½ Keller Ave., Fayetteville 25840
Known for sandwiches with a unique twist named after presidents.
70 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans 25177
Known for seafood and Italian fare, gumbo or the mouth.watering stuffed mushrooms.
Siriannis Pizza Café
474 William Ave., Davis 26260
Known for pizza and other Italian dishes.
South Hills Market & Café
1010 Bridge Rd., Charleston 25314
Known for wraps, sandwiches, burgers and more.
320 Market St., Parkersburg 26101
Known for fine and casual dining with over 500 wines to choose from.
102 E Washington St., Lewisburg 24901
Known for menu with local grown ingredients.
788 Stewart St., Welch 24801
Known for classic drive.in favorites, inside or out.
940 Resort Dr., Roanoke 26447
Known for the lunch and dinner kiosk buffet.
The Corner Shop
171 Main St., Bramwell 24715
Known for great burgers and homemade ice cream.
The Dining Room
368 True Apple Way, Inwood 25428
Known for comfort food and homemade cinnamon rolls.
Intersection of Rt. 219 & Rt. 66, Slatyfork 26209
Known for craft beer, hand.cut fries served up with delicious dips.
The Final Cut
750 Hollywood Dr., Charles Town 25414
Known for one of the best prime ribs on the east coast.
The Fire House Café
323 Adams St., Fairmont 26554
Known for great home.cooked foods including extra hazmat wings and mini pump donuts.
The Forks Restaurant & Inn
35 Scenic Ridge Rd., Elkins 26241
Known for casual dining with a great selection of beers and wines.
3554 Teays Valley Rd., Ste. 105, Hurricane 25526
Known for its grilling, special homemade soups and gourmet sandwiches.
The Kissell Stop Café
23 Third St., Elkins 26241
Known for broad selection of food, drinks, and cozy atmosphere.
The Market on Courthouse Square
200 Ballengee St., Hinton 25951
Known for the Main Line, a Market signature Reuben.
The Pizza Station
206 Lafayette St., St. Marys 26170
Known for specialty pizzas like Mexican and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
The Press Room Restaurant
129 W. German St., Shepherdstown 25443
Known for soft.shell crabs and roasted beet salad.
The Rail Yard Restaurant
200 Depot St., Elkins 26241
Known for mouth.watering prime rib and more.
The Red Rooster
602 Elk St., Gassaway 26624
Known for great steaks, homemade lasagna and crab cakes.
The Wine Valley
6 Liberty Square, Hurricane 25526
Known for one.of.a.kind tapas, cheeses, meats, celebrity.tested chocolate truffles and great wine.
5 1/2 E. 2nd St., Weston 26452
Known for crab.stuffed shrimp and bacon.wrapped meatloaf.
1611 Washington St. E., Charleston 25311
Known for fish tacos, gumbo, and hot bologna.
When Pigs Fly
116 Quarry Village Rd., Lewisburg 24901
Known for Great BBQ, pulled pork and whole chickens with homemade sauces.
Ye Olde Alpha
50 Carmel Rd., Wheeling 26003
Known for cold beer and classic American food.
Note: Restaurants market with an * have closed since the public voting period closed.
GOVERNOR TOMBLIN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BRAXTON, WEBSTER AND WOOD COUNTIES
Governor also issues State of Preparedness for 35 additional counties
CHARLESTON, WV - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today declared a State of Emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties, mobilizing state resources to combat severe flooding following heavy rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. The governor has also issued a State of Preparedness for 35 additional counties: Barbour, Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt and Wyoming counties.
“In the past 24 hours, areas of our state have experienced rockslides, mudslides and severe flooding as a result of major storms and substantial rainfall,“ Gov. Tomblin said. “State agencies have people in the field to help local offices of emergency management assess local damages, and additional state resources have been mobilized to prepare for a second major storm event expected to hit Monday evening. As the forecast evolves over the next 24 hours, I encourage West Virginians to gather supplies necessary to prepare for flooding, power outages, downed electric lines and downed trees. As you make preparedness plans, I encourage you to talk to your family about what to do and where to go. Remember to check on the elderly and your neighbors, and consider a plan to care for household pets.“
A State of Emergency does not guarantee federal assistance unless certain thresholds are met. In addition, the declaration does not provide for direct individual assistance. West Virginians should continue to contact their local offices of emergency management for immediate needs. Contact information for each county office can be found here: www.dhsem.wv.gov/Important%20Contact%20Numbers/Pages/default.aspx.
The State of Preparedness statue was passed last year to allow the governor to mobilize necessary resources in advance of predicted severe weather or large-scale threats. The powers are similar to those involved in a State of Emergency but allow for additional preparations in advance of the expected event.
Haarp, Alaskay was built to test if weather could be used as a weapon by the military. They have the ablity to create low preasure areas anywhere and cause flooding and mud slides. The military gave up control of the base three years ago but the federal government still has control of it. We have to be careful not to elect another muslym supporter to the oval office,
Lewis/Upshur/Gilmer County FSA Reminds of Approaching Acreage Reporting Deadline
Lewis/Upshur/Gilmer County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Steven C Nestor reminds producers of the July 15, 2015 acreage reporting deadline.
“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements and avoid late file fees, all producers are encouraged to visit the Lewis/Upshur/Gilmer County FSA office to file an accurate, timely crop certification report,“ said CED Nestor.
The following acreage reporting dates apply for producers in Lewis/Upshur/Gilmer Counties:
July 15, 2015 - Spring seeded crops, CRP, and all other crops for the 2015 crop year
• December 15, 2015 -Fall seeded crops and perennial forage for the 2016 crop year
• January 2, 2016 - Honey Bee Colonies and Locations
• January 15, 2016 - Apples, Peaches, etc.
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:
• If the crop has not been planted by the acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.
• If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed” then the acreage must be reported by July 15.
According to CED Steven C Nestor filing timely acreage certifications with FSA establishes eligibility for programs including: Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL), Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC), Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and others.
For NAP policy holders, the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.
For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Lewis/Upshur/Gilmer County FSA office at 304.269.8431.
On Tuesday, July 07, 2015 the July term of Court opened with Judge Jack Alsop indoctrinating the grand jury and they returned 15 indictments as follows:
1) State of West Virginia vs. Damon W. Rice of 211 Bailey Street, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for 1 count of delivery of a controlled substance.
2) State of West Virginia vs. Teresa Ann Riggs of 3350 Lower Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, WV
She was indicted for 3 count of delivery of a controlled substance.
3) State of West Virginia vs. Barbara Michelle Hess of 511 Mineral Road, Glenville, WV
She was indicted for 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
4) State of West Virginia vs. David Asa Finley of 793 Messenger Road, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for 1 count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance.
5) State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Wells Clark of 144 Watercrest Drive, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance.
6) State of West Virginia vs. Shannon Lynn George of 13 South Lewis Street, Room 217, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for 1 count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, 1 count of conspiracy and 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance.
7) State of West Virginia vs. Robert Lee George Jr. of 13 South Lewis Street, Room 217, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance and 1 count of conspiracy.
The above 7 people do not have attorneys nor are under bond but should appear for arraignment at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Circuit Court.
8) State of West Virginia vs. Thomas Junior Shaw of 3850 Airport Road, Sutton, WV
He was indicted for 1 count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and 1 count of conspiracy.
He is represented by Kevin Hughart of Sissonville and his bond is set at $100,000.00.
9) State of West Virginia vs. Laura Ann Cottrill of Gilbert, WV
She was indicted for 1 count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, 1 count of conspiracy, 1 count of petit larceny and 1 count of trespass in structure.
She is represented by Timothy Gentilozzi of Clarksburg and her bond is set at $50,000.00.
10) State of West Virginia vs. Gary Paul Ferrell of 3989 Trace Fork Road, Tanner, WV
He was indicted for 1 count of failure to register upon release from incarceration and 1 count of failure to provide sex offender registration change of information.
He is represented by Clinton Bischoff of Summersville.
11) State of West Virginia vs. Max Guy Beaubrun Jr. of 601C Mineral Road, Glenville, WV
He was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance.
He is represented by Teresa Monk of Walton.
12) State of West Virginia vs. Brittney Nichole Nickeson of 18 East Main Street, Apt. F, Glenville, WV
She was indicted for 1 count of unlawful assault, 1 count of unlawful restraint, 2 counts of conspiracy and 1 count of assault.
She is represented by Clinton Bischoff and her bond is $30,000.00.
13) State of West Virginia vs. Ronald Michael Gilmore of HC 58 Box 102 Mill Creek, WV
He was indicted for Driving while license revoked for DUI third or subsequent offense.
He is also represented by Teresa Monk and his bond is $15,000.00.
14) State of West Virginia vs. Jeremy Bruce Askew of 2922 Pearl Street, Anderson, Indiana
He was indicted for 1 count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, 1 count of conspiracy, 1 count of petit larceny and 1 count of trespass in structure.
He is represented by Bryan Hinkle of Buckhannon.
15) State of West Virginia vs. Gary Lee Ackley of 104 Johnson Street, Grantsville, WV
He was indicted for 11 counts, namely:
a) driving under the influence of alcohol–3rd offense
b) Fleeing with reckless disregard
c) Fleeing while driving under the influence
d) Driving while license revoked for DUI
e) hunting while under the influence of alcohol
f) loaded firearm in/on a vehicle
g) shooting across or in public road
h) hunting or pursuing wildlife on Sunday
i) Hunting during closed season
j) hunting deer with improper caliber ammunition
He is also represented by Kevin Hughart and bond was set.
Nine civil matters were also heard as follows:
1) Nobody appeared in the case of Credit Acceptance Corp vs. Roy D. Wiant Jr.
And there was no service in the matter.
2) In the case of Debra Swick vs. JW Ebert Corp and McDonald’s
A pretrial will be held Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM and trial is set for Tuesday, February 09, 2015 at 9:00 AM.
3) In the matter involving Michael J. Wheeler vs. William F. Foster
A pretrial hearing was set for Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM with trial being on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM.
4) GMH Gas Co. Inc. Et al vs. William Cottrill et al
Had a lengthy hearing with several participants on conference call.
A further hearing will be held in the matter on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM.
5) Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital vs. Elizabeth Mongold
Judge Alsop entered a default judgment order in the matter.
6) Travis Wells et al vs. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co.
Was rest for arguments on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
7) Van Ramsey II vs. Van Ramsey Sr.
Case is set for pretrial on Friday, March 04, 2016 at 2:30 PM and trial is set for Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM.
8) Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital vs. Roger Dale Fisher
Has no service in the case yet.
9) Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital vs. Rosa Lee Lee
Will have default judgment entered in the case after she admitted she owed the debt.
On Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Judge Alsop heard 3 juvenile matters.
He will return for hearings through 2:00 PM on Thursday.
On Friday, July 10, 2015 Chief Judge Richard A. Facemire will preside over cases.
Judge Alsop will return to Glenville on Monday, July 13, 2015 for his regular motion day.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 will be arraignment day.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 petit/magistrate jurors will report for indoctrination.
Bridgeport, WV – The Cecil B. Highland, Jr. and Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center recently received a donation of chemotherapy care package supplies from Brandy and Adelyn Moyer of Roanoke, WV.
Instead of toys and other presents for Moyer’s first birthday, the family requested that friends and family members provide supplies for chemotherapy care packages.
(L-R) Brandy Moyer, Adelyn Moyer, and Peggy Johnson, RN, BSN
at United Hospital Center.
An abundance of blankets, socks, toiletries, activity books and snacks were the result.
The family drew inspiration based on their own experience. “Our family has been greatly affected by cancer the last few years, and this was a great way to fight back,” said Moyer.
“We are extremely thankful for donors like the Moyer family,” said Peggy Johnson, RN. “Care packages help to give cancer patients the comfort they deserve while providing them with the peace of mind that someone is wishing them hope, strength and patience as they endure the tribulations of cancer treatment.”
GSC Awards Scholarships to New and Continuing Students
GLENVILLE, WV – Twenty-five upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from throughout West Virginia have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic school year.
Berkeley County resident Desiree Payne of Hedgesville received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in General Science.
Braxton County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Emily Bleigh of Sutton and Logan Stump of Gassaway. Both received the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Bleigh will be majoring in accounting and is the daughter of Regina Bleigh. Stump will be enrolled in a four year u ndeclared program and is the daughter of Larry Stump and Kim Dennison.
Calhoun County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Autumn Cunningham of Big Bend and Erica Jones of Big Springs. Cunningham received the Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science. Jones received the 2014 Queen Flora Pageant Scholarship, Jean Adams Smith Scholarship, Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship, General Meritorious Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship, and Honors Academic Scholarship. Additionally, Sarah Lane of Arnoldsburg received the Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship. Lane is a senior at GSC majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Maxine Lane.
Fayette County resident and GSC junior Kennedy Cochran received the Dr. Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship. She is majoring in elementary education and is the daughter of Clinton and Lisa Cochran.
Gilmer County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Matthew Montgomery of Linn and Katelyn Benson, Sharon McCumbers, Trevor Wright, and Clair Gilbert, all of Glenville. Montgomery received the Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship, Gilbert Reed Scholarship, Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship, Howard Burk Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in chemistry and is the son of Mark and Charlene Montgomery. Benson received the Espy W. Miller and Rosales Poling Miller Scholarship, the John C. Shaw Scholarship, and the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in English and is the daughter of Neal and Renita Benson. McCumbers received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, William Torlidas Scholarship, Earle Bennett Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and Fine Arts Education Scholarship. She will be majoring in music. Wright received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, the Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship, John C. Shaw Scholarship and the Fine Arts Education Scholarship. He will be majoring in social studies education and is the son of Willard and Michelle Wright. Additionally, GSC senior Clair Gilbert received the Virginia West English Scholarship. She is majoring in English and is the daughter of Tom and Kathy Gilbert.
Jackson County resident Clayton Swisher of Ripley received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in music and is the son of Greg and Melanie Swisher.
Kanawha County resident Maura James of Saint Albans received the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Dr. Paul and Virginia Caltriader Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in chemistry and is the daughter of Scott and Rebecca James.
Lewis County resident Mitchell Queen of Weston received the John and Ida Warder Ray Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in natural resource management and is the son of Stony and Deborah Queen.
Logan County resident Megan Thompson of Chapmanville received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Chris and Heather Thompson.
Nicholas County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Ashley Mangold and Justin Woods of Summersville and Daniel Bailey of Craigsville. Mangold received the Honors Academic Scholarship. She will be majoring in behavioral science and is the daughter of Brent and Tracey Cavendish. Woods received the Joel T. and Grace March Creasy Scholarship, the Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship, GSC Board of Governors Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in biology. Bailey received the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in music and is the daughter of Jennifer Bailey.
Raleigh County residents among the scholarship recipients include: Briannah Todd of Lester and Luke Carpenter of Glen Daniel. Todd received the Gracie Viola Bosley Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in history and political science and is the daughter of Brian Todd. Carpenter received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. He will be majoring in accounting and is the son of Kevin and Kimberly Carpenter.
Roane County residents receiving scholarships included: Cassidy Taylor of Newton and Karlee Nutter of Spencer. Taylor received the Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship, Ella Murray Orr Scholarship, Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship, Lela Brooks Baily Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in multi-categorical special education and is the daughter of Ron and Marilyn Taylor. Nutter received the 2013 Nicholas County Fourth of July Jamboree Teen Queen Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholar ship. She will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Kevin and Phyllis Nutter.
Tucker County resident Catherine Chambers of Parsons received the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship and John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in math and is the daughter of Margaret Chambers.
Wood County resident Taylor Broadwater of Vienna received the General Meritorious Scholarship, the D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. She will be majoring in health promotion and is the daughter of Terri Broadwater.
The Lorena Hefner Scholarship is named for Lorena Hefner who was born on September 03, 1908 in Burnsville, West Virginia and was one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941 and began her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established the Lorena Hefner Scholarship for students attending Glenville State College who are from Braxton County.
The John C. Shaw Scholarship was established in 1985 by John C. Shaw, who was the President of Glenville State College from 1901-1908. This scholarship is awarded to academically talented freshmen from West Virginia.
The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship was established by the two sisters in 1997 to show appreciation for the education that they received from GSC. The scholarship is awarded to students who are entering, or who are already enrolled in, the teacher education program at Glenville State College who show academic promise.
The Leonard and Gladys Marshall Scholarship was established in 1998 through the generosity of Leonard B. and Gladys (Tripett) Marshall. Graduates of Calhoun County High School receive financial assistance through this scholarship. Students must demonstrate academic promise and have financial need.
The Jean Adams Smith Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. David W. Smith and the family and friends of Jean Adams Smith to provide scholarships to students from central West Virginia majoring in Early Childhood Education. Preference is given to students from Gilmer County.
The Gracie Viola Bosely Scholarship was established in 2005 by the estate of Gracie Viola Bosely. Applicants are required to submit an essay to the Scholarship Committee for review. Awards are made in the following priority: graduates of Grafton High School, other Taylor County residents, and then any other West Virginia resident.
The Meritorious Scholarship Fund was established through the GSC Foundation to award scholarships on the basis of academic qualifications.
The Honors Academic Scholarship is a component of the GSC Honors Program and is designed to help selected students develop scholarship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, civic engagement, and academic enrichment in the classroom and beyond. To be eligible, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who successfully complete the GSC Honors Program will receive special distinction on their transcripts and during graduation ceremonies.
The Emma Gale Reynolds Hedrick Scholarship was established in 1999 to support students of Glenville State College. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and show promise of leadership. Scholarship recipients must plan to pursue a teaching career in elementary education and have the support of at least three Glenville State College faculty members.
The Richard N. Butler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in recognition of Butler’s commitment to education and the preparation of teachers. It is to be awarde d annually to an outstanding third year teacher education student at Glenville State College and will to be chosen by the teacher education faculty. The scholarship can be renewed if the student remains academically qualified in their senior year.
The Espy W. Miller and Rosalea Poling Miller Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memories of the late Dr. and Mrs. Espy Miller. Dr. Miller retired from GSC in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Language. She was also an educator in Gilmer County. The scholarship is awarded to a Gilmer County High School graduate in the upper one-third of their graduating class. The student must be an English or English Education major at GSC and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship will fund the difference between the student’s available aid package and actual full costs including tuition, room and board, books, and other fees. Because these students will more than likely reside in Gilmer County, if the students choose to commute, then a stipend for transportation will be paid each semester.
The Fred H. and Lucy Francis Killingsworth Scholarship fund was established in 2000 to be used for educational purposes and granted to worthy students chosen by the Glenville State College Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to students who reside in Gilmer County.
The Gilbert Reed Scholarship was established in 1981 by Mr. Reed’s wife, Gladys and other family and friends. It was meant to honor his commitment to the young people of central West Virginia as a friend, teacher, and principal. The scholarship is given to students from Gilmer or Braxton counties who have unmet financial need.
The Herman W. Vannoy Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by his wife, Viola Virginia Vannoy and two sons, Robert R. and Donald C. Vannoy. Herman W. Vannoy graduated from Glenville State College in 1934. While at GSC, he excelled on the football team. Mr. Vannoy had fond memories of his time on campus and wished to give other students an opportunity to obtain a higher education and participate in sports. Recipients for this scholarship must be from either Ritchie or Gilmer County.
The Howard Burk Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of A.M. Burk who taught for 25 terms at Gilmer County High School and in memory of Cora D. Burk. This scholarship supports graduates of GCHS who are pursuing coursework in pre-engineering or pre-medicine at Glenville State College.
The William Torlidas Scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Torlidas’ daughter to honor his long career in education administration. Mr. Torlidas, a 1951 GSC graduate, retired after many years as Superintendent of Schools in South Park, Pennsylvania. This scholarship is for any student with financial need.
The Earle W. Bennett Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of Earle W. Bennett who attended Glenville Normal School from 1911 to 1914.
The Robert Leroy Davis Scholarship was established in 1992 to support students graduating from Gilmer County High School with preference given to mature students coming back to school who want to be teachers. This fund was established by Oleta Collins Davis.
The Virginia West English Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor Miss Virginia West, Professor Emeritus, who served as Professor of English and Chairwoman of the Language Division at Glenville State College. The recipient must be an upperclassman majoring in education who shows academic potential, demonstrates leadership abilities, and is ready to enter the student internship.
The Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. Caltrider who was a 1956 graduate of Glenville State. Because of his ‘fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution, and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty,’ Dr. Caltrider and his wife, Virginia, established a scholarship to benefit WV students in the Science and Math Department.
The John Warder Ray Scholarship fund was established in 1992 in memory of John Warder Ray by Ida Warder Ray. Its purpose is to support worthy, talented, industrious, and needy students graduating from Lewis County High School in Weston, West Virginia.
The Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy Scholarship was established in 1998 by Joel T. and Grace Marsh Creasy who graduated from Glenville State College in 1948 and 1954, respectively. This scholarship is to be awarded to students graduating from Richwood and Nicholas County High Schools.
The Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties Scholarship fund was established in 1979 by John H. and Ann H. McCutcheon of Summersville, West Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy students who have graduated high school (or its equivalent) in Nicholas and Pocahontas Counties.
The Stephen S. and Carolyn Dotson Taylor Scholarship was established in 1996. This endowed scholarship provides assistance to students who attend Glenville State College; with first priority given to students from Roane and Ritchie Counties, then Gilmer, Doddridge, and Calhoun Counties. Academic promise and financial need, as well as participation in high school, extra-curricular, community, and church activities are all taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for four years given that the student demonstrates acceptable academic performance.
The Ella Murray Orr Scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Ella Murray Orr for scholarships to be used in her field of special education. Mrs. Orr was a 1934 graduate of Glenville State College.
The Virginia Smith Hamric Memorial Scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Mrs. Hamric by her husband, Edward. It is awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education, with preference given to students from Roane County and the surrounding area.
The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 GSC graduate, to repay the debt of gratitude she feels for the opportunities she gained in life from her education at Glenville State. It is intended for a West Virginia student majoring in education.
The D. Banks Wilburn Scholarship fund was established in 1977 by Dr. Berlin Chapman to honor Dr. D. Banks Wilburn who retired from Glenville State College having served 13 years as president and providing 42 years of service to the public education system in West Virginia. This fund supports special college activities, scholarships, and faculty/staff development. Special consideration is given to Health and Physical Education majors.
For more information about Glenville State College Scholarships, contact the GSC Foundation at 304.462.6380.
Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Began June 15, 2015
The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on Monday, June 15, 2015. This year’s elections will be for Lewis County Local Administrative Area (LAA) 1, which represents all Lewis County farm operations located South of U.S. 33 and East I-79. Election will also be in (LAA 6) which represents all Upshur County farm operations that-Coincides with the Meade, Banks and Washington Magisterial Districts.
COC elections in (LAA 4) represent all Gilmer County farm operations that-Coincides with Dekalb & Troy Magisterial District.
It is important for county committees to reflect America’s diversity, all eligible farmers and ranchers, including beginning farmers are encouraged to get involved in this year’s elections. FSA has seen an increase in the number of nominations for qualified candidates, especially among women and minorities a trend the Agency would like to see continue.
To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.
Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2015 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 03, 2015.
FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning November 09, 2015. Ballots will be due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 07, 2015. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office on January 01, 2016.
While FSA county committees do not approve or deny farm ownership or operating loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consisting of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers.
FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning November 03, 2014. Ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by December 01, 2014. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office on January 01, 2015.
BUCKHANNON, WV — A junior at Parkersburg South High School no longer has to worry about how she’s going to pay for college.
On Tuesday, Breaunna Haynes was named the grand prize winner of the 2015 MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program and claimed a full, four-year scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan valued at $125,000.
Breaunna Haynes, a Parkersburg South junior, is the new MVB Bank WV Scholar.
Haynes, who participates in Parkersburg South’s student council, plays varsity basketball and coaches elementary school students, said she would like to study nursing at West Virginia Wesleyan and eventually become a nurse-anesthetist.
The MVB Bank WV Scholar program winners
(L-R) 1st runner up Margaret Lohmann of Bridgeport, top prize winner
Breaunna Haynes and 2nd runner up Khori Lowther of Lewis County.
“I have always wanted to become a nurse and then being a nurse-anesthetist is just a next step for the nursing and, economically, it’s a good choice and it’s something I think I would enjoy,” Haynes said on MetroNews “Talkline.”
As for Wesleyan, “They’re very well known for their nursing program.”
Margaret Lohmann of Bridgeport won the second prize, a four-year, $5,000 scholarship to Wesleyan, while , Khori Lowther of Lewis County, received a four-year, $2,500 to the school.
Haynes said she got very emotional after her name was read.
“It means the world. Especially for my parents being able to give back to them for all that they’ve done. They don’t have to worry about the expense of college. This is a great opportunity. I’m just very, very blessed,” Haynes told MetroNews after the luncheon where she was named the winner.
In addition to MVB Bank, West Virginia Wesleyan and MetroNews, the sponsors for the 2015 West Virginia Scholar Program are the West Virginia Homebuilders Association, West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association and Friends of Coal
Now in its 7th year, the MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program is open annually to high school juniors.
The only way the utilities can replace the capacity is to build natural gas fueled power plants. That means the demand for natural gas will increase forcing the price up. Electric rates will also rise.
Families will see increased heating and power bills. The only question is how severe the increase will be. Anyone thinking solar and wind are going to replace the loss of the coal fired plants isn’t facing reality. WV is a net exporter of power. Will that income be lost.
Ask anyone in an intervened county about abuse of power by the WVDOE and the WVBOE.
They seize all your money to spend it as they please, never reveal what was done to straighten out school system problems they claimed you had, and they let no-bid contracts and pass money to favored vendors.
They neuter your elected board of education to prevent local checks and balances.
They won’t answer questions to which citizens are entitled answers, and they send in their cronies as superintendents to get high pay and more retirement benefits.
They ignore WV statutes, policy, rules, and regulations, and when all your money is gone they leave spoils to clean up.
We hear that Dr. Martirano and his assistant Dr. Cindy Daniel are committed to a new way of doing business and we will see what happens.
The words “if”, “could”, “should” figure prominently in this article. How can they make these projections when the EPA hasn’t announced the exact details of their plan “for a month or two”? I seriously doubt that there will be a decrease in energy costs anytime in the future. My guess would be that the cost of energy will continue to rise dramatically, due to the new regulations, and there will be many excuses to explain why they have. Wait and see.
Imagine all the empty apartments filled with federally paid for, “supervised” prisoners. These things were never built or remodeled not to make a profit. Add a pell grant and bring it. Probably room for more at Hayes City. Maybe buy biscuits on a voucher of some kind. Can’t wait.
We need the feds or someone who can’t be gagged and bought off to come to the County to investigate the State’s mismanagement of funds with its take over of our schools and at the same time to dig deep into our other crooked deals.
Until that is done and responsible persons are held accountable nothing will change.
Abuse of functions occurs when an official provides proprietary or confidential information, in exchange for interest in any property, transaction or company.
When you become aware of these exchanges and transactions at any level, expose them for what they are and make changes.
This is a wonderful article. No longer do we have to insinuate the failure of public education.
Thank you Governor Tomblin for setting the record of failure straight for West Virginians.
Claiming that 64% of community college and technical school students need help is pretty much saying a 64% failure rate. What of the students that have not entered the ranks of additional schooling? You might think there rate of failure would be much higher if considered?
Yes, West Virginia is on the leading edge for sure. At the current rate, we will soon own 50th place in educational outcomes. Move over Mississippi, here we come.
Governor Tomblin says “In fact, 64 percent of West Virginia community and technical college students need developmental courses in English or math.“ However, he is totally missing the boat when he is bragging on it only taking one semester for them to catch up. In a normal world, NONE of the students who graduate from high school and go on to higher education should need 5 minutes of remediation in mathematics or English. The fact that remediation is needed by the majority shows our K-12 system is failing the students, totally. What we need is the state to get out of the education business, since it’s obvious they don’t know what they are doing!
Thomas Jefferson once said that one man with courage is a majority.
John F. Kennedy, One man can make a difference, and every man should try.
It’s not too late to stop the travesty of forced intervention for the purpose of controlling the public check book and the devastation produced by the over reaching, self granted authority of your WV Board of Education.
Governor, with all due respect, if just one time you would concentrate the tools and abilities at your disposal to start from the bottom up providing a solid Pre-K through 12 education without the fancy window dressing WV might pull itself out of the education hole that’s been dug.
Addressing problems from the top down, after the fact, has not brought any resolution.
Looks like madness has taken over and replaced education, nationwide. Time for parents to take over and make sure their children are not taken over by oligarchs in the “education” field determined to indoctrinate children into submission. The whole idea of any government running education is insane!
Did the county commission of Gilmer follow the rules when they put their administrator on the health center board while she still worked for them? The GCC President bragged in the paper that his board had voted for the MH lease and his fellow commission did the same in last weeks meeting. The administrator is the president of the health center board. Commissioner C is on there as well so that explains that. Funny thing about it is the MH lease wasn’t on the commission agenda so did they follow the rules then? Were they following the rules when they didn’t have a clerk to take minutes during delegation? Heard a lot of serious questions got asked that never made the news.