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Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

The Gilmer Free Press

Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

Age 64, of Goosepen Road, Roanoke, WV passed away at 5:25 AM on Monday August 18, 2014 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous journey with cancer.

She was born in Sutton, WV on April 17, 1950 a daughter of the late Rex Kermit Mick and Irene Dovie Williams Mick.

On September 09, 1967 she married William.Walker “Bill” Bullion and they celebrated 46 years of marriage.

She is survived by one son, William Walker Bullion Jr. of Bridgeport; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Kovach and husband Marc of Jane Lew; foster son, George Gregory Marple of Weston; three grandchildren: Courtney Elizabeth Workman of Weston, Jaclyn Paige Kovach of Jane Lew, and Logan Adam Kovach of Jane Lew; seven brothers: Carol F. Mick of Elizabethton TN, Larry W. Mick of Buckhannon, William B. Mick of Volga, J. Michael Mick, Daniel R. Mick and Donald P. Mick, all of Weston, Randy K. Mick of Mannington; Bill Williams, whom she grew up with and loved as her brother; her beloved Shih Tzu’s, JoJo and Lucy and her Shih Tzu Chihuahua’s, Molly and Bella.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Mick.

Susan worked at the Heck’s Department Store of Weston, then managed the Weston KFC Restaurant, and later retired from the WV Department of Highways with several years of service.

She enjoyed hunting, volunteering for beekeeping organizations, watching Judge Judy, and connecting with her friends on Facebook. She was a loving caregiver, role model, and Mother figure to many. The children of the community who she loved and mentored affectionately knew her as Nana.

She was a Seventh Day Adventist by faith and it was her unyielding faith in God and unconditional love for her family that carried her through her illness.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew 4-8 PM on Wednesday August 20, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday with Reverend Randy Dustin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Garden of Jane Lew.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Susan Bullion.

Richard Harrison “Dick” Metzgar

The Gilmer Free Press

Richard Harrison “Dick” Metzgar

Age 83, of Broad Street, Weston, WV passed away at 3:05 AM on Tuesday August 19, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous journey with cancer.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on July 31, 1931 a son of the late John Graydon Metzgar and Alma Delorus Oldaker.

On April 10, 1955 he married the love of his life, the former Lorena Belle Bonnett, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Debra Kaye Fealy of Weston and Vanessa Dawn Linger and husband Barry of Boca Raton FL; three grandchildren: Bryan Metzgar and wife Brittany of Buckhannon, Brittni Stamper and husband Timothy of San Antonio TX, and Kaleb Linger of Boca Raton FL; one brother, James Metzgar and wife Tuana of Weston; one sister, Willa Bailey of KS.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Metzgar and son-in-law, Philip Michael Fealy.

He was employed as a truck driver for the Barbour Coal Company for many years and later retired from the WV Department of Highways with several years of service. He was an honored veteran of the United States Army, serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He enjoyed deer and coon hunting, and watching Nascar, always cheering for Jeff Gordon to take the checkered flag.

He was Methodist by faith.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd in Jane Lew from 4-8 PM on Thursday August 21, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 1 PM with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew.

Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Richard “Dick” Metzgar.

08.20.14

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G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Pleasants County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David James Weekley
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 270 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.11.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 FRAUD=




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lori Jean Taylor
Height: 5   1"
Weight: 121 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.28.1971
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Dawn Keys
Height: 5   0"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.06.1980
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Rodney Gene King
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.24.1968
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Steven Mckenzie Mayne
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.21.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTION OF POLICE
GIVE FALSE INFORMATION
WITHHOLD INFORMATION

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Gilmer County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gerald Alan Adkins
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.22.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Clayton James Mccune
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.20.1971
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 MALICIOUS ASSAULT/WOUNDING/BATTERY
DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Tammy Lynn Junkins
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.12.1980
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Webster County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ethan Walter Cogar
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.28.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Earl Nelson Postelwaite
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.08.1964
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 WANTON ENDANGERMENT
DOMESTIC BATTERY
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(BY THREATS)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Richard Dale Brammer
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.20.1964
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 CONSPIRACY
POSSESS METH PRECURSOR
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: George Alfred Knapp
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.23.1967
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESS METH PRECURSOR
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB
CONSPIRACY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: April Dawn Hamrick
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.04.1973
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 CONSPIRACY
ALTER METH PRECURSOR
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Patricia Ann Palmer
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.09.1958
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESS METH PRECURSOR
CONSPIRACY
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Doddridge County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gary Ray Henshaw
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.21.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Doddridge County - Bail: $0.00 PAROLE VIOLATION

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Wirt County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jacob Levi Shields
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.03.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Otis Leland Shroyer
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.30.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 FLEEING ON FOOT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Randall Kevin Lynch
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.19.1968
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Wirt County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sedona Goldie Knopf
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.05.1995
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edwin Lyle Burkhammer
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.13.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(BY THREATS)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Allen Jackson Hardesty
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.18.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 FLEEING WHILE DUI
DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeremy Allan Mccartney
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.13.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
FLEEING WHILE DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brian Gene Curtis
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.14.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Cody Houck
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.25.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nicholas Todd Gould
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.16.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Richard Christopher Neal
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.01.1988
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gerald Eugene Hull
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.20.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Logan Andrew Jenkins
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.17.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 NIGHTIME BURGLARY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandon Dylon Fisher
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.23.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $20,000.00 OBSTRUCTING
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Dawn Pullin
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.29.1987
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY 2ND
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/DISPY OF WEAPON)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Roane County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kenneth Alan Paxton
Height: 6   5"
Weight: 212 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.16.1965
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Allen Rowe
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.08.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $25,000.00 FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Drew Evan Truman
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.03.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Annette Marie Starcher
Height: 5   1"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.21.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.13.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT
POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Thomas Wayne Wilson
Height: 6   4"
Weight: 270 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.12.1965
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 DUI

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Barbour County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeffrey Irvin Malcomb
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.22.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eric Brian Murphy
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.14.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eric Douglas Clark
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.23.1967
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ronald Scott Crihfield
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.29.1970
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 BATTERY
CAPIAS
AGGRAVATED DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Jo Boni
Height: 4   11"
Weight: 98 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.22.1979
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 KIDNAP CONCEAL REMOVE TO DENY VISIT

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Clay County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandi Sue Litton
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 111 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.08.1979
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jesse Randall Gill
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.27.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ira Richard Bryant
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.01.1946
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $25,000.00 GRAND LARCENY
CUTIVATION OF MARIJUNA




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Andrew Shane Miller
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.23.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 MANUFACTURE DELIVER POSSESSION W/ INT/C/S




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Roy Timothy Edkin
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.16.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Upshur County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joyce R Arbogast
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.28.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT DRUG RELATED CHARGE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gary Bartolo Galeazzi
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.25.1954
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Chad Allen Smith
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.06.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Calvin Ryan Burley
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.20.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: John Ellis Frame
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.03.1973
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
UpShur County - Bail: $100,000.00 OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Roger Lee Smith
Height: 6   5"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.11.1973
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
GRAND LARCENY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Shane Donald Weese
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.03.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Andrew Lee Williams
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.22.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Jay Lipps
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.27.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 FRAUDULENT SCHEMES




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Douglas Keith Bowser
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.04.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Scott Allen Sheets
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.01.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

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Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joseph Michael Snider
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.14.1967
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

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2014 >>  WayBackWhen™:  August 20

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.


Thought for Today:

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“To the eye of failure success is an accident.“ — Ambrose Bierce, American author-journalist (1842-1914?).


Today’s Highlights in History:

On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.


On this date:

In 1833, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.

In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after fighting had stopped.

In 1882, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” had its premiere in Moscow.

In 1910, a series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana and Washington, killing at least 85 people and burning some 3 million acres.

In 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.“

In 1953, the Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure.

In 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization drive.

In 1972, the Wattstax concert took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

In 1977, the U.S. launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

In 1989, entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, were shot to death in their Beverly Hills mansion by their sons, Lyle and Erik. Fifty-one people died when a pleasure boat sank in the River Thames (tehmz) in London after colliding with a dredger. British conservationist George Adamson, 83, was shot and killed by bandits in Kenya. The situation comedy “Saved by the Bell” premiered on NBC-TV.

In 1994, Benjamin Chavis Jr. was fired as head of the NAACP after a turbulent 16-month tenure.


Ten years ago:

Democrats labored to deflect attacks on presidential nominee John Kerry’s war record with fresh television ads touting his fitness for national command.

In Athens, Michael Phelps matched Mark Spitz’s record of four individual gold medals in the Olympic pool with a stirring comeback in the 100-meter butterfly, then removed himself from further competition.


Five years ago:

The only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 returned home to Libya after his release on compassionate grounds from a Scottish prison. (Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, said to have only months to live because of prostate cancer, died nearly three years later, claiming his innocence.)

Afghans voted for a president for the second time ever, but Taliban threats dampened turnout in the militant south.

Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a contestant on the VH1 reality show “Megan Wants a Millionaire,“ was charged with murdering his wife, Jasmine Fiore, whose body was found in Buena Park, California (Jenkins was found dead three days later, an apparent suicide).

One-time Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress (PLEK’-sih-koh BUR’-ihs) accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub.


One year ago:

A Pakistani court indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges stemming from the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Media Network launched its U.S. cable news outlet, Al-Jazeera America.

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard, 87, died in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

Jazz pianist Marian McPartland, 95, died in Port Washington, New York, of natural causes.


Today’s Birthdays:

Writer-producer-director Walter Bernstein is 95

Boxing promoter Don King is 83

Former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, is 81

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is 79

Former MLB All-Star Graig Nettles is 70

Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 68

Musician Jimmy Pankow (Chicago) is 67

Actor John Noble is 66

Rock singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 66

Country singer Rudy Gatlin is 62

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 62

Actor-director Peter Horton is 61

TV weatherman Al Roker is 60

Actor Jay Acovone is 59

Actress Joan Allen is 58

Movie director David O. Russell (Film: “American Hustle”) is 56

TV personality Asha Blake is 53

Actor James Marsters is 52

Rapper KRS-One is 49

Actor Colin Cunningham is 48

Actor Billy Gardell is 45

Rock singer Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) is 44

Rock musician Brad Avery is 43

Actor Jonathan Ke Quan is 43

Actor Misha Collins is 40

Rock singer Monique Powell (Save Ferris) is 39

Actor Ben Barnes is 33

Actress Meghan Ory is 32

Actor Andrew Garfield is 31

Actor Brant Daugherty (TV: “Pretty Little Liars”) is 29

Actress-singer Demi Lovato is 22

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West Fork Soil Conservation 2014 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to this years Recipient of the
2014 West Fork Soil Conservation District Scholarship

The Gilmer Free Press

The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors selected Tonya LaCosta Lyons as the Gilmer County recipient of the 2014 West Fork Conservation District Scholarship.

The district offers a one time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a High School Senior who plans to attend college or a technical school.

One student from each of the four counties (Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, and Lewis) will be awarded this scholarship.

Tonya is the daughter of Rosey and David Lyons of Joes Run, Sand Fork and is currently enrolled as a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

Please like our face book page at West Fork Conservation District to get more information about applying for the scholarship for this year’s High School Seniors who plan to attend college or a technical school.

West Fork Soil Conservation Supervisors Jane Collins, and Larry Sponaugle presented Tonya LaCosta Lyons with a check for $1,000.

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WANTED: West Virginia Trophy Fish and Big Bucks

WANTED: West Virginia Trophy Fish and Big Bucks for Display
at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 27 & 28, 2014

National Hunting Fishing Day Big Buck Display

The Gilmer Free Press

If you have a legally harvested and mounted West Virginia big buck trophy, or if you have a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters, it’s wanted for the Big Buck/Trophy Fish Display at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 27-28, 2014, at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County, WV.

The West Virginia Wildlife Federation, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and Toyota are seeking hunters who own trophy white-tailed bucks that were legally taken in West Virginia with either bow or gun and have a Pope & Young or Boone & Crockett score of 140 or greater.

They are also seeking fish that qualified for a trophy fish citation under the WVDNR guidelines.

“Each year the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the WVDNR showcase these animals at this event,” said display organizers James Walker and Rob Silvester, WVDNR wildlife biologists. “The display is a tremendous draw to West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, attracting thousands of visitors annually.”

Participation for trophy bucks will be limited to the first 30 qualifying trophy entries received.

As an incentive for participation, hunters who display their trophy deer at the two-day event will be entered into an exclusive drawing for several valuable prizes.

Participation for trophy fish will be limited to 25 qualifying trophy entries to be determined by the selection committee.

No more than five entries of any species will be accepted.

As an incentive for participation, each angler who displays his or her trophy fish mount at the two-day event will be eligible to win one of five $100 gift certificates.

Prizes will be picked randomly.

Interested hunters and anglers who have qualifying head, antler mounts and qualifying fish mounts should contact James Walker for fish or Rob Silvester for bucks at 304.924.6211 between 9 AM and 4 PM or email or   for additional information.

Pat’s Chat, August 17, 2014

The cool weather of our early fall is very pleasant.  It is pleasant walking weather.  I need to walk more while it is like this.  I am not going to think about the cold weather and snow that is lurking in the background.  I enjoy snow, too, but like fall much better than either winter or summer.  When I was in Hawaii many years ago they said their average temperature all year was 70 degrees.  That would be perfect.  But I don’t want to live in Hawaii.  West Virginia is home!  I miss Burnsville friends, but now Buckhannon is home.  I love it here.

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The picture is of Randy Dustin of Lost Creek and his two grandsons, Aiden and Jason, as they helped him bring the congregation special music at a recent worship service at the Buckhannon SDA Church.  Then he invited his two grandsons, Aiden and Jason with their tiny guitars to come and join him and they sang a couple of songs for us, strumming their guitars along with their grandpa.  They were delightful and inspiring.

J. P. Young, the handsome, friendly chef at Lloyd’s Restaurant in Flatwoods makes delicious food.  This is where my daughter likes to go for chicken livers.  She has not found them anywhere in the Buckhannon area.  We also shop at the outlet stores there when we go.  I especially like the Bulk Store.  We also have friends to visit when we go to Braxton County.

www.amazingfacts.org/bible-study/free-book-library/l/en.aspx - this is a website on which you can read books for free.  There are many interesting choices.

Free classes will begin at Buckhannon SDA Church, 1122 Brushy Fork Road, (phone 304.472.0962) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM and continue each Wednesday at 6:30 PM until the course is completed.  These are classes to guide you in marking your Bible with colored pencils so that you will be able to follow through the entire Bible on subjects such as Salvation, Heaven, and many others.  Each scripture will direct you to the next verse on the subject so that a student will understand what the Bible says and then, whether for your own study or for helping others meet Jesus, you will easily fine the Bible verses.  You will be given a Bible to use and then it will become yours at the end of the classes.  Everyone is welcome.  All you need is a box of colored pencils and a 3-ring notebook binder in which to keep your handouts.  I hope to see you there.

The Taylors from the Akron area of Ohio stopped by the other day as they have done previously when they are visiting in West Virginia.  He says he was in the sixth grade when he was here and was in my dad’s class (Harry Wiant).  He knows Kenny Pulliam and Bob Graff from Ohio and knew they were also from Braxton County.  They say they like my Chat and always read it in the Braxton Democrat.  That was an interesting visit.  One of them said I should change the picture that is in the paper, that it makes me look too old.  It was taken many years ago – ten or so!

Maranatha

USA TODAY: Colleges Under Pressure To Stem Sexual Assault

The Gilmer Free Press

Less than a year into his presidency at the Ivy League college from which he graduated, Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon didn’t need to go into detail when he stood before an audience of students, faculty, trustees, staff and alumni this spring and declared, “Enough is enough.“

By then, news that a male undergraduate had posted a vulgar “rape guide” in January on a popular student chat site had spread across campus and beyond. A federal investigation of the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints had made national headlines. There’s probably more to come: A book due this month will elaborate on “many of the factors driving the rape culture at Dartmouth,“ says author Andrew Lohse, a former student who has written about stomach-turning hazing rituals at his fraternity.

Hanlon, who graduated in 1977, a year before Animal House immortalized his alma mater’s hard-partying image on screen, vowed in his speech in April to rid the campus of “extreme and harmful behaviors,“ including sexual assault.

Whether he succeeds remains to be seen, and some members of the Dartmouth community have their doubts.

It’s no coincidence that administrators on campuses nationwide are making similar promises. Over the past three years, a network of advocates for victims of sexual assault has made the case that campus rape is far more prevalent than most colleges like to admit.

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating dozens of colleges over their handling of sexual assault claims, including Harvard, Florida State and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Schools found out of compliance could lose access to federal student aid.

A new federal law requires colleges to educate students and new employees about the prevention of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and to ensure “prompt, fair and impartial” disciplinary proceedings.

Concerns about sexual violence on campus have grabbed the attention of America’s most powerful bully pulpit, the White House.

“This is sort of the moment in time we’ve all been waiting for,“ Lynn Rosenthal, co-chair of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, told participants at a Dartmouth-sponsored summit on the issue in July.

Many victims have gone public with stories that focus less on the crime than on how poorly campus administrators often handle the follow-up. “The institutional betrayal that these students face is sometimes worse than the assault itself,“ says Annie Clark, co-founder of the non-profit End Rape on Campus, which advises students on how to lodge complaints against their institutions.

A 2000 Justice Department report estimated that less than 5% of victims of rape attending college report their attack. Yet college campuses reported nearly 5,000 forcible sex offenses in 2012, higher than the rate among peers who don’t go to college, according to U.S. Education Department data cited by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Last month, McCaskill co-sponsored legislation that would impose stiff penalties for schools that try to cover up the problem.

Accused men are fighting back, arguing that their rights were violated during disciplinary proceedings at their schools. At least 16 lawsuits are pending against universities, including the University of Michigan and Duke, according to a website called A Voice for Male Students. A group called Families Advocating for Campus Equality was founded this summer to raise awareness of the impact on victims of false accusations.

“I’m telling you, these young men are not able to finish their college education, and if their names are public, they are not employable,“ says President Sherry Warner Seefeld, whose son was accused and later cleared of a sexual assault charge while a student at the University of North Dakota. Regardless of the outcome, “the headlines of the media are incredible.“

The growing backlash reflects the challenges and complexities faced by colleges, which are required by law to respond to sexual assault complaints — a felony in the U.S. legal system.

Colleges “aren’t very good at investigating and adjudicating felonies,“ says Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on Education, a Washington-based lobbying group for colleges and universities. Confusing and sometimes contradictory federal regulations — including proposals under review — don’t make it any easier, he says.

“Colleges desperately want to do the right thing, but it’s not always clear what the right thing to do is,“ he says.

Dartmouth’s Summit on Sexual Assault this summer was designed to help universities figure that out. Administrators from more than 60 colleges gathered to hear from federal officials, consult with national experts and share strategies on how to improve their handling of cases on their campuses and to comply with a new federal law that requires colleges to educate students and employees about dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

It gave Dartmouth a chance to highlight its most recent efforts, including procedures for investigating complaints and a sexual assault prevention center, which is scheduled to open this fall. Also this fall, a steering committee will release a list of recommendations on next steps.

Through campus spokeswoman Amy Olson, Hanlon and other Dartmouth administrators declined comment for this story.

Skepticism remains about Dartmouth’s administration making good on its promises. “Dartmouth seems always to be weighing every step, every proposal against what’s in the best interest of the college rather than what’s in the best interest of the victim,“ says theater professor and 1975 alumnus Peter Hackett.

Hackett, a member of the last all-male class admitted to the college, is a founding member of Dartmouth Change, a group of students, alumni, faculty and friends pressing the administration to examine how it has “allowed this culture to thrive on this campus,“ he says.

For example, he says, Dartmouth publishes campus sexual assault statistics in an annual report, as required by law, but does not post reports of sexual assaults online as they occur. Dartmouth Change keeps a more up-to-date tally on its website.

“We’re attempting to keep pressure on the administration to make changes that don’t constitute simply checking off compliance boxes,“ says member Alexandra Arnold, a 2010 graduate. “Unfortunately, although unsurprisingly, the smoke-and-mirrors department is operating in full force, so much of our energy is aimed at pushing back against the college’s public relations machine.“

~~  Mary Beth Marklein ~~

Ask the Pharmacist: Caregivers, Take Care

The Gilmer Free Press

Approximately 42 million Americans provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult and new research shows the stress associated with this responsibility can have a negative effect on a person’s health.


Express Scripts research paired an analysis of prescription claims with a telephone survey of more than 12,000 commercially-insured Americans ages 18 to 65, and discovered use of medications to treat stress-related conditions, including high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and ulcers, is higher among caregivers. In fact, the use of anti-anxiety medications is 29 percent greater with caregivers compared to non-caregivers.


“As a member of the ‘sandwich generation’ I know first-hand how hard it can be to care for everyone who needs you, including yourself,” says Paul Reyes, Express Scripts’ pharmacist and host of the Ask the Pharmacist radio series. “But if your role as a caregiver negatively impacts your own health, no one benefits.”


Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our healthcare system, helping many people live with dignity within their community. With the demand for caregivers expected to increase as baby boomers reach age 65 (the 65+ age group is expected to top 70 million in 2030), it’s important that caregivers know how to prevent their important role from deteriorating their own health.

Reyes offers these tips for caregivers to keep their health on track:

         

* Practice healthy habits: Daily exercise and a good night’s sleep can reduce stress and improve health. Those with a busy lifestyle can start small by building in five to 10 minutes of physical activity into their day and going to bed a few minutes earlier each night.

         

* Make personal time a priority: Set aside time every day - even a few minutes - to socialize with family and friends, read or meditate. If your loved one receives Medicare or Medicaid services, speak with a caseworker about respite resources for extended time off.

         

* Don’t ignore depression: Understand what signals signs of depression: continuous low mood, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, neglecting hobbies and unexplained aches and pains. If you think you may be depressed, talk to your doctor immediately and consider caregiving support groups or professional counseling.

         

* Use online resources: At Express Scripts, their website and mobile app can make managing prescriptions for you and your patient easier, and reduce the administrative burden associated with care-giving. Home delivery can be a convenient way to receive medications and ensure you don’t miss a dose, and specialist pharmacists, who understand your unique needs, can provide additional support and counsel for you and your loved one.

         

* Don’t do it alone: Talk with your family members, friends, neighbors, your religious community or local civic organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts of America - about available support services. The Department of Health and Human Services has an online resource to help connect caregivers with locally available support services.

         

For more resources and information on ways to keep your health in check, visit Express Scripts’ Healthcare Insights blog at lab.express-scripts.com.

West Virginia’s Latest News - 08.19.14

The Gilmer Free Press

STUDENT ACCUSED OF FLIPPING CARS PLEADS GUILTY

A WVU student who was arrested last year for flipping cars after the Oklahoma State game in Morgantown will be spending the next 18 months on probation.

Kevin James Wheeler of Morgantown plead guilty to destruction of property on Monday in magistrate court.

He was sentenced to six months in jail but had the sentence suspended in lieu of probation.


AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL GRAFFITI

Charges could soon be filed in connection with vandalism at Elkins High School in Randolph County.  Elkins High School Principal Russ Collett said he and other school officials spent the weekend cleaning up the mess and talking with investigators with the Elkins Police Department.

“It was graffiti in nature and it was some messages on the wall,“ Collett said of the damage.

By Monday morning, most of that graffiti—which included satanic symbols and statements about brainwashing spray-painted on the school’s exterior walls, walkways and parking lot—was gone.

The vandalism was discovered on Saturday morning.  Surveillance video is being enhanced in an effort to identify those responsible for the damage which was done around 1 AM on Saturday morning.

“The kids are upset that it happened to their school.  Our parents are upset that it happened to our school and, of course, our teachers and the administration, we’re upset as well,“ Collett said.  “At the same time, we’re going to learn from it and keep moving forward.“

Schools opened for the new year in Randolph County last Thursday.

Anyone with information about the vandalism can contact the Elkins Police Department at 304.636.0678.


AGENCY ASKS WV SUPREME COURT TO STAY HOSPITAL ORDERS

A state agency has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to stay three circuit court orders regarding the state’s psychiatric hospitals.

Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom issued the orders in an ongoing case centering on the treatment of patients and employees at the hospitals.

One order involves employee pay at William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston and Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington. Another requires the DHHR to immediately reduce the number of patients at each hospital.

The third order directs the agency to implement a plan to ease staffing shortages.

The Department of Health and Human Resources requested the stay last week and amended its request Monday, asking for a ruling prior to Sept. 16, when the Division of Personnel meets to consider the proposed pay raises.


ROLLOVER ACCIDENT ON I-79

A single vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 79, near the White Hall Exit 132, backed up traffic for a few hours Sunday.

West Virginia State Police said four people were in the vehicle at the time, causing multiple injuries.

One person was entrapped, Winfield Fire Department assisted with removing the patient.

There is no word on the patient’s names or conditions at this time.


TWO ACCIDENTS SLOW TRAFFIC ON I-79

Two separate accidents blocked northbound traffic Monday afternoon on I-79 in Harrison County.

Both accidents happened around 5:40 PM between mile marker 113 and 114, which is between the Lost Creek and Stonewood exits.

In the first accident, a Toyota Prius hydroplaned and hit the cable guard rail.

That vehicle was damaged, but was still drive able. 

The second accident involved a Pontiac G6.

That driver also lost control and rolled over.

Its driver was taken to United Hospital Center, in Bridgeport, with unknown injuries.

The accidents happened just after a rain shower passed through the area, leading investigators to believe that weather played a role in the accidents.

One lane of I-79 was blocked for a short time.


CHEMICAL SPILL-INVESTIGATION

Regulators won’t rule out emergency plans or information potentially protected by anti-terrorism laws while probing a water company’s response to a January chemical spill.

At Monday’s state Public Service Commission meeting, Chairman Michael Albert said protected documents and emergency plans deemed essential could be considered.

West Virginia American Water says many records, including emergency response and prevention plans, are shielded by law or beyond the investigation’s scope.

Many have been requested in civil lawsuits.

Businesses affected by the spill, Advocates for a Safe Water System and the PSC’s Consumer Advocate Division disagree.

They think some documents aren’t protected and would show how appropriately the water company reacted to the Jan. 9 spill.

A PSC order is expected this week.

The Freedom Industries spill contaminated 300,000 people’s tap water for days.


MOUNTAINEER RACING

The West Virginia Racing Commission has rejected Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort’s proposal to end December horse racing.

The commission says Mountaineer should instead reduce the number of daily races throughout the year from nine to eight.

The East Liverpool Review reports that the commission on Friday accepted a hearing examiner’s opinion that said Mountaineer’s proposal should be denied.

Mountaineer’s proposal was prompted by concerns about reductions in its purse fund, competition from racetrack casinos in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and a shrinking field size.

A new state law will cut an estimated $2.5 million annually from Mountaineer’s purse fund.

The law redirects 10 percent of video lottery revenue appropriations to thoroughbred and greyhound breeders and purse funds to the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund.


AUTO THEFT

A national insurance group says pickup trucks were popular targets for thieves in West Virginia last year.

A report released Monday by the National Insurance Crime Bureau says a 2008 full-size Ford pickup was the most often stolen vehicle in the state in 2013.

A 2004 full-size Chevrolet pickup was ranked second, followed by a 1998 small-size Chevrolet pickup.

The 2008 Ford pickup also was the newest vehicle on the list.

The oldest vehicles most often stolen were a 1995 full-size Dodge pickup, ranked sixth, and a 1995 Honda Accord, ranked ninth.

Nationwide, the Honda Accord was the vehicle most frequently targeted by thieves, regardless of the model year.

The report is based on vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center.


HUNTINGTON FIRE

Huntington Fire Chief Carl Eastham says a fire at an apartment building was deliberately set.

Eastham tells The Herald-Dispatch that authorities have detained two people for questioning.

The fire at the three-story building was reported at 6:21 AM. Monday.

The building was evacuated and firefighters contained the fire to one apartment. No one was injured.

Eastham says investigators determined that the fire was arson.

He says another fire occurred outside the building earlier Monday.

Smoke damage was reported throughout the building.


WEST LIBERTY STADIUM

West Liberty University’s football stadium has been named in honor of the school’s biggest donor.

West Liberty officials announced the naming of the West Family Stadium on Monday.

The school’s Board of Governors approved the name last week.

Gary West has donated $5 million toward a renovation of the stadium.

The gifts include $3.5 million for new fan seating with a reserved section, a new and expanded press box, a VIP hospitality box and concession stands and restrooms.

West is a 1958 graduate of West Liberty.


CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

A church in Bethany is planning a three-day celebration of its 200th anniversary.

Media outlets say United Methodist Church’s celebration begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

Events include re-enactors, a picnic supper on the lawn, a strolling bagpiper and gospel music.

The church began in 1814 when the Rev. Joshua Monroe consecrated the land for worship.

Camp meetings were held at the site and later at a nearby campground until the brick church was built in 1831.

Movie Review: ‘The Expendables 3’

From the beginning, the “Expendables” franchise has existed as a way to give formerly popular action stars a chance to once again flex some muscle. The brainchild of Sylvester Stallone, the first movie, in 2010, assembled Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Jet Li, with cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. A jaded moviegoer might look at that lineup and see a cast of has-beens desperately trying to stay relevant. But it worked to the tune of $274 million.

Naturally, sequels would follow, and the latest, “The Expendables 3,” is yet another chance to see so many vaguely familiar faces and say, “Oh, yeah. I remember him.” With the exception of Willis, all of those original players have returned. But we also get Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas and Kelsey Grammer. Oh, and Mel Gibson, who hasn’t had the opportunity to do much in Hollywood since he made misogynistic and anti-Semitic comments after he was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2006.

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Given his past indiscretions, Gibson is especially believable as the movie’s villain, Stonebanks, even as his dialogue is ridiculously over-the-top. His character was once part of the elite mercenary team known as the Expendables alongside Barney Ross (Stallone), but Stonebanks let greed get the best of him and has since become a weapons dealer with a mansion in Moscow and a cache of pricey artwork. He’s also a war criminal, and CIA operative Drummer (Ford) wants the Expendables to capture Stonebanks and bring him to the Hague.

Given that this mission is what Barney calls a “one-way ticket,” he lets go of his old cronies and assembles a team of young and fearless warriors played by, among others, Kellan Lutz from “Twilight” and real-life mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey. Lutz is hardly a standout thespian, but compared with Rousey he looks like he may one day win a Laurence Olivier Award.

Of course, the “Expendables” franchise isn’t about spotlighting the power of youthful and virile action stars; it’s about letting older guys prove they’ve still got it. So the amateurs get kidnapped and it’s up to Stallone and the other oldies but goodies to rescue them.

The movie’s action sequences are both thrilling and idiotic. One moment you might be holding your breath and the next you’re laughing out loud because of how fake it looks when Agent Drummer does figure eights around a smokestack in a helicopter. The characters are, for the most part, invincible. Watching Barney throw punches, kickbox, spray enemies with bullets and man an airplane, you might start to wonder whether there’s anything this guy can’t do. Well, there is one thing: Move his face. Stallone’s remarkably smooth mug is frozen in a perma-pout that impedes every line delivery.

The movie’s best moments come courtesy of Banderas, who plays an acrobatic and exhaustingly gregarious out-of-work mercenary desperate for another chance to do what he loves most, which is killing people. Banderas, who got big laughs at a recent screening for the subtlest of deadpan expressions, also reminds us of all an actor can accomplish when he has control of his facial muscles.

The latest in the “Expendables” franchise is also the longest, clocking in at a little over two hours. That’s well beyond anyone’s daily dietary requirement for machine-gun fire and middling dialogue. Stallone should save some of his material for the practically inevitable fourth movie. After all, Steven Seagal and Kurt Russell need something to do.

★ ½

PG-13. Contains violence, including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and language. 126 minutes.

Sports Brief - 08.19.14

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►   FORMER WVU DEFENSIVE LINEMAN SENTENCED TO PROBATION:  Former WVU defensive lineman Korey Harris will be spending the next three years on probation. Harris was sentenced to 1 to 10 years in prison on a first-degree armed robbery charge in Monongalia County Court on Monday. The judge suspended the sentence in lieu of probation.

The armed robbery allegedly occurred in Morgantown during the early morning hours of July 12, 2013, when police said Harris and two others entered a Sturgis Street home and held two residents at gunpoint. A relative said one of the victims recognized Harris, who was wearing his WVU-issued sweatpants with the No. 96 on them. That victim reportedly told police all three intruders were armed.


►   ICKY BANKS FACING ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY ISSUE:  West Virginia senior cornerback Icky Banks is dealing with an academic eligibility issue that could sideline him this season.

The source, who has knowledge of the situation, spoke on condition of anonymity because the program has not issued a statement regarding Banks’ status.

A 12-game starter last season, Banks was absent from the media’s viewing session at Thursday’s practice, nor did the fifth-year senior participate in Saturday’s scrimmage.

After the scrimmage, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell deferred all questions about Banks to head coach Dana Holgorsen. Neither coach referenced Banks when asked about the position battle that now appears to be between Terrell Chestnut and Travis Bell.

Banks and safety Karl Joseph were the lone defensive returnees who started every game last season.

Sophomore Daryl Worley, a budding standout at the opposite cornerback, called Banks the team’s most fundamentally sound corner and a calming influence.

“I’m still learning from him,” Worley said two weeks ago. “There’s times when I feel myself getting overwhelmed and angry with myself and he can calm me down.

“In last year’s Texas game, there was a miscommunication where I ended up not getting the call and they scored on my side of the ball. Icky saw me on the sideline and he pulled me aside and told me it wasn’t my fault to go out there and make the next play.”

A native of Richmond, VA, Banks has appeared in 36 games at West Virginia while making 16 starts.

 



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►   OKLAHOMA SUSPENDS FRESHMAN RB MIXON:  Joe Mixon will not play for the Oklahoma Sooners this year.

According to the Oklahoman, the highly-touted freshman running back has been suspended for the season for an incident that led to his being charged with one count of an “act resulting in gross injury.“

Mixon allegedly punched a 20-year-old female student and broke four bones in her face at a Norman restaurant on July 25.

“As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way. As an example to others, OU sets the highest possible standards for its student athletes, coaches and staff,“ OU athletics director Joe Castiglione and head coach Bob Stoops said in a joint statement released by the paper.

Mixon can remain a student at the university but is excluded from all team activities.

 



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►   FALCONS’ BAKER TO MISS SEASON WITH TORN PATELLAR TENDON:  Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will miss the 2014 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee.

Baker left Saturday night’s preseason game against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury and the Falcons confirmed the diagnosis late Sunday.

“Following his injury in the game, Sam underwent a number of tests and it was determined that he had suffered a torn patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season,“ said Falcons coach Mike Smith. “Sam had worked extremely hard to get back on the field after missing most of last season, and he was having a good camp. I know he is disappointed, but I also know he is a very resilient football player and will do whatever he can to bounce back.“

Baker played in just four games last season because of a left knee injury that required surgery in November. The USC product has started 61 of 70 games since the Falcons selected him in the first round of the 2008 draft.


►   NINERS’ BETHEA SUFFERS CONCUSSION:  San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea suffered a concussion in Sunday’s preseason game against Denver.

Bethea was hurt during the second quarter of the 34-0 loss. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.

The 49ers signed Bethea in March. He spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and has been a starter since his rookie campaign of 2006.


►   CHIEFS’ CHARLES HURT FOOT CARRYING BOX:  Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles hurt his foot carrying a box, according to his coach.

Andy Reid said Monday that an X-ray and MRI on Charles’ foot were both clear and that the team was optimistic about his recovery.

The star back didn’t travel with the team for Sunday’s preseason game against Carolina because of what the team called a bruised foot.

Reid said in a conference call with reporters that Charles was carrying a box from the dorms down a grassy slope when he rolled his foot.

“It was that simple and that was it,“ Reid said. “He was hurting that night and the next day he woke up he was feeling a little bit better. He is feeling better today.“

Reid said he didn’t know yet whether or not Charles would play or practice this week. The Chiefs play Minnesota on Saturday in their third preseason game.

Charles suffered a strained foot in training camp last August. He rushed for 1,287 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns in 15 games last season.


►   FALCONS ACTIVATE DT PETERS FROM PUP LIST:  The Atlanta Falcons activated defensive tackle Corey Peters from the physically unable to perform list on Monday.

Peters, who signed a one-year extension in March, returned to practice eight months after suffering an Achilles injury during a Week 16 loss to San Francisco last season.

The 26-year-old is expected to be ready for Atlanta’s season opener against New Orleans but will be slowly implemented back with the defensive line, according to the team’s official website.

Peters had 46 tackles and five sacks, both career highs, in 15 games last season. He has 120 tackles, nine sacks and one interception in 56 games since he was drafted in the third round by the Falcons in 2010.


►   CARDINALS’ DOCKETT CARTED OFF FIELD:  Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was carted off the field Monday with a right knee injury and is being taken for an MRI.

The 33-year-old Dockett has been a starter since Arizona drafted him in the third round of the 2004 draft. A three-time Pro Bowler, Dockett has recorded 459 tackles and 40 1/2 sacks in 158 games.

 



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►   RAPTORS BRING IN HAMILTON:  The Toronto Raptors signed forward/guard Jordan Hamilton on Monday.

Hamilton averaged 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 60 games (12 starts) last season with Denver and Houston.

The 23-year-old, who was drafted 26th overall by Dallas in 2011 and shipped to Denver on draft night, owns career averages of 5.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 126 games, spanning three seasons.


►   PISTONS ADD GRAY, MARTIN:  The Detroit Pistons signed forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray on Monday.

Martin played in a career-high 59 games last season with Atlanta and Chicago, averaging 5.6 points. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has averaged 5.4 points in 220 career games for Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Golden State and Charlotte.

Gray split time between Toronto and Sacramento during the 2013-14 season, appearing in 37 games and averaging 1.8 points. The 7-foot, 270-pound center holds career averages of 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 318 career games with Chicago, New Orleans, Toronto and Sacramento.


►   GRIZZLIES SIGN STOKES:  The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract on Monday.

Stokes was acquired by Memphis in a trade on draft day in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick after being selected 35th overall by the Utah Jazz in June’s draft.

The 20-year-old Memphis native averaged 13.0 points and 9.6 rebounds over three seasons. He ranked fourth in school history with 40 double-doubles and led the Southeastern Conference in offensive rebounding during his final two seasons.

 



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►   MARINERS RECALL ELIAS TO START VS. PHILLIES:  The Seattle Mariners recalled pitcher Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma to start Monday night’s game in Philadelphia.

Elias was optioned to Tacoma on Aug. 8 after picking up his ninth win of the season. The 26-year-old rookie southpaw is 9-9 with a 4.14 earned run average in 23 starts with the Mariners this season. He is second among rookies for innings pitched and tied for third in games started.

The Mariners also optioned outfielder James Jones to Tacoma. Jones was hitting .256 with nine RBI in 83 games with the Mariners.


►   NATIONALS INK SCHIERHOLTZ TO MINOR-LEAGUE DEAL:  The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

Schierholtz spent his last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs and hit just .192 with 33 RBI and six home runs in 99 games this season before he was designated for assignment by the team on Aug. 6.

The 30-year-old owns a career .254 batting average with 224 RBI and 51 home runs over 776 games, spanning eight seasons with the Giants, Phillies and Cubs.


►   D-BACKS RECALL HARRIS, OPTION HAGENS:  The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled relief pitcher Will Harris from Triple-A Reno on Monday.

Harris, who made Arizona’s opening day roster, has spent most of this season with Reno. The right-hander has gone 3-2 with a 0.99 ERA, one save and 44 strikeouts in 43 games for the Aces. His ERA leads all minor-league relievers.

The 29-year-old has pitched in 93 games over three seasons with the Rockies and Diamondbacks, compiling a 5-4 record with a 4.99 ERA.

Arizona also optioned pitcher Bradin Hagens to Reno. The right-hander made his major-league debut on Thursday and appeared in two games, giving up one run in 2 2/3 innings with a loss.


►   RED SOX RECALL BETTS, OPTION BRADLEY JR.:  The Boston Red Sox recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Monday’s game against the Angels.

Betts returns for his third stint with the Red Sox this season. In his previous two stints, he played in 13 games and hit .244 (10-for-41) with two doubles, one home run and two RBI.

To make room for Betts on the 25-man roster, Boston optioned outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket. He hit .216 with 19 doubles, one home run, 30 RBI and 45 runs scored in 112 games.


►   ASTROS’ CARTER NAMED AL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.

Carter batted .321 in seven games last week with four home runs, nine RBI and five runs scored. He led the majors in homers and the AL in RBI and total bases (21) to earn his first career weekly award.

The 27-year-old hit a pair of home runs and tied a career-high with five RBI on Tuesday to lead the Astros to a 10-4 win over the Twins. Carter is tied for the most multi-homer games in the majors alongside Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion with six.


►   ROCKIES’ DICKERSON NAMED NL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Colorado Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson was named National League Player of the Week on Monday.

In seven games, Dickerson batted .393 (11-for-28) with three home runs, four doubles, 11 runs batted in and six runs scored for his first career weekly honor.

The 25-year-old finished out the week with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored to help the Rockies beat the Reds in both games of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton, Pittsburgh’s Travis Snider, Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo and Washington’s Doug Fister were all considered for the award.


►   MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 SCOREBOARD: 

Chicago Cubs     «4
NY Mets1
Seattle1
Philadelphia     «4
Atlanta     «7
Pittsburgh3
Arizona4
Washington     «5
LA Angels     «4
Boston2
Baltimore     «8
Chicago WSox2
Kansas City     «6
Minnesota4
Cincinnati5
St. Louis     «6



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►   SCHIMMEL, TOLIVER NAMED WNBA PLAYERS OF WEEK:  Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream and Kristi Toliver of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA Players of the Week on Monday.

Schimmel led the Eastern Conference in assists, averaging 4.7 per game, and ranked second in scoring with 15.3 points ppg. The rookie scored a career-high 24 points in a 92-76 win over the Tulsa Shock on her way to her first career weekly honor.

Toliver averaged 18.7 points and 4.0 assists to help the Sparks to a 2-1 record for the week. Her 29 points, five assists and three rebounds in a 71-63 win over the Minnesota Lynx helped Los Angeles clinch a playoff berth.

 



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►   BLACKHAWKS, LEIGHTON AGREE ON 1-YEAR DEAL:  The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Leighton, 33, spent last season out of the NHL playing overseas for the KHL’s Donbass Donetsk.

He was drafted by the Blackhawks in 1999 and appeared in 42 games for them between 2002-04 with an 8-21-10 record.

Leighton’s last NHL action came in 2012-13 for the Philadelphia Flyers, his fourth season with the team. He had three shutouts against Montreal in the 2010 Eastern Conference finals, setting an NHL record and leading the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks.

He has 35-41-14 record in 105 regular-season NHL games for Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia and Carolina and an 8-4 postseason record.

 



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►   VILLEGAS JUMPS 142 SPOTS IN WORLD RANKINGS:  Camilo Villegas earned his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour, and first since 2010 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship, and that vaulted him 142 spots in the world rankings.

Villegas, who fired a final-round, 7-under 63 to finish one shot ahead of the field at 17-under 263, moved from No. 254 in the world to No. 112 with the win.

The top-eight players in the world rankings remained the same, with the Open champion and PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy staying put at No. 1. Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar and Masters champion Bubba Watson also remained the same and are two through eight.

Jason Day and Phil Mickelson traded places with Day jumping one spot to No. 9, dropping Mickelson back to No. 10. Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth held steady at 11 and 12, as did Rickie Fowler at No. 13.

The remainder of the top 20 in the world also stayed the same with U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer, Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jimmy Walker and Charl Schwartzel remaining 14 through 20.


►   PARK UP TO NO. 2 WITH FIFTH MAJOR VICTORY:  Inbee Park defeated Brittany Lincicome on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship on Sunday and that jumped Park one spot to No. 2 in the world rankings.

Park secured her 11th victory on the LPGA Tour and fifth career major with a par on the first playoff hole, while Lincicome tripped to a bogey. The duo finished regulation at 11-under-par 277.

Stacy Lewis, who finished tied for sixth and six shots back at 5-under in New York, remained the No. 1 player in the world, just in front of Park. Park, last week’s No. 3 player in the world, leapfrogged 17-year-old Lydia Ko, who dropped back to No. 3. Ko ended three shots back in third place at minus-8 last week.

Suzann Pettersen, U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb and So Yeon Ryu stayed put this week and are four through nine. Anna Nordqvist and Cristie Kerr swapped spots with Nordqvist up one to No. 10.

Angela Stanford and Paula Creamer also traded places and are now 12 and 13, respectively. Lizette Salas and Amy Yang remained at 14 and 15 for another week.

Azahara Munoz, who finished tied for fourth with Nordqvist at 6-under 282 last week, jumped five spots into the top 20 and she is now at No. 16. Jessica Korda was still 17, while Sun Ju Ahn fell a pair to No. 18. Catriona Matthew also dropped a spot to 19 and Na Yeon Choi remained at No. 20.

With her runner-up finish, Lincicome jumped 31 spots to No. 30 in the world.


►   GOLF LEGEND ARNOLD PALMER GETS PACEMAKER:  Arnold Palmer underwent successful pacemaker implant surgery on Monday.

The golf legend had the procedure at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh to correct an abnormal heartbeat, according to his website. He was expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Palmer, 84, ranks fifth all-time on the PGA Tour wins list with 62, trailing only Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan.

The popular golfer stayed overnight in a hospital in March 2012 because of an issue with his blood pressure. That stint caused him to miss the end of his tournament at Bay Hill, where he normally greets players just off the edge of the 18th green.



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►   NADAL WITHDRAWS FROM U.S. OPEN:  Rafael Nadal will miss the upcoming U.S. Open because of a right wrist injury.

Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 U.S. Open champ, hasn’t played since a fourth-round loss to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon. He skipped scheduled U.S. Open tune-up events in Toronto and Cincinnati because of the wrist issue.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner made the announcement on his Facebook and Twitter pages Monday.

“I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations,“ Nadal said in a statement Monday. “I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things. Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back.“

Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to win last year’s title at Flushing Meadows after missing the 2012 edition because of injury. He lost to Djokovic in the 2011 final after beating the Serb in the 2010 title match.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has won three titles in 2014 and also reached three other finals. He lost to Stan Wawrinka in the final at the Australian Open and won the French Open for the fifth straight time with a victory over Djokovic.


►   FEDERER TOPS FERRER FOR 80TH TITLE:  Roger Federer earned his 80th career title and remained unbeaten all-time against David Ferrer with a three-set win Sunday in the final of the $3 million Western & Southern Open.

Federer, seeded No. 2, won the tournament for a sixth time and became just the third men’s player in the Open Era with 80 singles crowns.

He clinched his latest title on a challenge after the chair umpire overruled the line judge on a deep hit by Ferrer. The replay showed the ball was just out and Federer celebrated by raising his hands.

Federer, 33, fired six aces and broke the sixth-seeded Ferrer three times in the 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 victory.

“I really thought I was feeling better again towards the end of the second set, like he felt better at the end of the first,“ said Federer. “I carried that over into the third and served great and was able to come up with some really good plays.“

He won the match in 102 minutes and moved to 16-0 against Ferrer since their first meeting in 2003. Sunday marked just the fifth time that the Swiss star lost a set to Ferrer.

Federer trails only Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94) in all-time titles among men’s players in the Open Era.

Six of his 80 wins have come at this event, with Federer adding to his titles from 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Sunday was his 22nd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown, second all-time to Rafael Nadal’s 27.

It was his third title of the season in eight finals and earned him $638,850.

Ferrer, 32, was seeking his second title of the season in his third final. The Spaniard earned $313,240 for second place.

 



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►   SUBTLE CHANGES IN THOROUGHBRED POLL:  Week 19 of the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll offered little movement among the 10 horses who have been inhabiting the recent rankings.

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continues atop the poll with the same 22 first-place votes as last week but picking up four additional points to 359.

Owned by Morton Fink, the 7-year-old gelding is training for his first start in more than three months due to colic surgery in May. Trainer Charlie LoPresti has not nailed down a firm return start.

“He’s ready now; I’m just trying to fight in my head where to run him and what’s the right thing to do,“ said LoPresti. “Do I run him here (in the Bernard Baruch on August 30)? Do I run him in Canada (in the Woodbine Mile on September 14)? I have to talk to Mr. Fink. My heart says ... I don’t know what my heart says.“

Palace Malice and California Chrome traded the next two spots in the poll. Both colts picked up nine top votes with Palace Malice receiving 323 points to 322 for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.

Trainer Todd Pletcher is considering adding blinkers to Palace Malice for his start on Aug. 30 in Saratoga’s Woodward.

“I’m not committed to running him in blinkers,“ Pletcher said. “He’ll work without blinkers on Saturday or Sunday. He worked the same as he did without them. I didn’t see a big change in his personality.“

California Chrome, trained by Art Sherman, continues to train at Los Alamitos for his next start, wherever that may be.

“I’ll probably have Victor (Espinoza) come over and work him next week,“ Sherman said Saturday.

Holding on to the next four places are Close Hatches (1, 233), Bayern (156), Game On Dude (126) and Shared Belief (98).

Whitney winner Moreno jumped past Wicked Strong with 86 points to the 3-year- old’s 78 and 3-year-old filly Untapable received 77.

The National Poll continues through the Breeders’ Cup on November 01.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 PM - SportSouth, ROOT-Pittsburgh, DSS
Arizona at Washington, 7:05 PM - FS-Arizona, MASN, DSS
San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 PM - CSN-Bay, Chicago, DSS
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:15 PM - FS-Ohio, Midwest, MLB Network, DSS
San Diego at Los Angeles, 10:10 PM - FS-San Diego, SportsNet LA, DSS


American League
Houston at NY Yankees, 7:05 PM - CSN-Houston, My9, DSS
LA Angels at Boston, 7:10 PM - FS-West, NESN, DSS
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 PM - FS-Detroit, SunSports, DSS
Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 PM - SportsTime Ohio, FS-North, DSS
Baltimore at Chicago WSox, 8:10 PM - MASN2, CSN-Chicago+, DSS


Interleague
Seattle at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM - ROOT-Northwest, CSN-Philadelphia, DSS
Texas at Miami, 7:10 PM - FS-Southwest, Florida, DSS
Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:10 PM - SNET, FS-Wisconsin, MLB Network, DSS
Kansas City at Colorado, 8:40 PM - FS-Kansas City, ROOT-Rocky Mountain, DSS
NY Mets at Oakland, 10:05 PM - SNY, CSN-California, DSS


Little League World Series
Consolation game, 12:00 PM - ESPN
International elimination game, 3:00 PM - ESPN
United States elimination game, 7:30 PM - ESPN


International Soccer
UEFA Champions League, 2:30 PM - FS1

Gilmer County Health Department: Bonnie Bus - August 26-27, 2014

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Gilmer County Beekeepers Association Meeting - Tuesday, 08.19.14 - Tonight

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The Gilmer County Beekeepers will hold their meeting on 3rd Tuesday of each at 6:00 PM at GSC’s Robert F. Kidd Library in Glenville, WV.

This month meeting is on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Everyone is invited to attend.

G-OB™: Assistant Librarian

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Gilmer Public Library is accepting resumes from individuals interested in applying for the position of Assistant Librarian.

The part-time position (21 hours/week) involves some Saturday hours and varying hours during the week.

Benefits include sick leave, vacation, holidays and more; high school degree necessary, college and/or experience preferred.

Requires detail oriented person with ability to work well with public and co-workers.

Resumes may be faxed to 304.462.5620; mailed to 214 Walnut Street, Glenville, WV 26351; or emailed to   .

For further information, you may contact Susan Atkinson at 304.462.5504 or 304.462.5620 during library operating hours of 10:00-5:00 M-T-Th-F.

Ron Paul: What Have We Accomplished in Iraq?

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We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a U.S. attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the U.S. and the story was false, but it was enough to turn U.S. opposition in favor of an attack.

This month, yet another U.S. president – the fifth in a row – began bombing Iraq. He is also placing in U.S. troops on the ground despite promising not to do so.

The second Iraq war in 2003 cost the U.S. some two trillion dollars. According to estimates, more than one million deaths have occurred as a result of that war. Millions of tons of U.S. bombs have fallen in Iraq almost steadily since 1991.

What have we accomplished? Where are we now, 24 years later? We are back where we started, at war in Iraq!

The U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein in the second Iraq war and put into place a puppet, Nouri al-Maliki. But after eight years, last week the U.S. engineered a coup against Maliki to put in place yet another puppet. The U.S. accused Maliki of misrule and divisiveness, but what really irritated the U.S. government was his 2011 refusal to grant immunity to the thousands of U.S. troops that Obama wanted to keep in the country.

Early this year, a radical Islamist group, ISIS, began taking over territory in Iraq, starting with Fallujah. The organization had been operating in Syria, strengthened by U.S. support for the overthrow of the Syrian government. ISIS obtained a broad array of sophisticated U.S. weapons in Syria, very often capturing them from other U.S.-approved opposition groups. Some claim that lax screening criteria allowed some ISIS fighters to even participate in secret CIA training camps in Jordan and Turkey.

This month, ISIS became the target of a new U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq. The pretext for the latest U.S. attack was the plight of a religious minority in the Kurdish region currently under ISIS attack. The U.S. government and media warned that up to 100,000 from this group, including some 40,000 stranded on a mountain, could be slaughtered if the U.S. did not intervene at once. Americans unfortunately once again fell for this propaganda and U.S. bombs began to fall. Last week, however, it was determined that only about 2,000 were on the mountain and many of them had been living there for years! They didn’t want to be rescued!

This is not to say that the plight of many of these people is not tragic, but why is it that the U.S. government did not say a word when three out of four Christians were forced out of Iraq during the ten year U.S. occupation? Why has the US said nothing about the Christians slaughtered by its allies in Syria? What about all the Palestinians killed in Gaza or the ethnic Russians killed in east Ukraine?

The humanitarian situation was cynically manipulated by the Obama administration— and echoed by the US media—to provide a reason for the president to attack Iraq again. This time it was about yet another regime change, breaking Kurdistan away from Iraq and protection of the rich oil reserves there, and acceptance of a new U.S. military presence on the ground in the country.

President Obama has started another war in Iraq and Congress is completely silent. No declaration, no authorization, not even a debate. After 24 years we are back where we started. Isn’t it about time to re-think this failed interventionist policy? Isn’t it time to stop trusting the government and its war propaganda? Isn’t it time to leave Iraq alone?

Oh, the Things We Choose Not to See!

A week ago, most likely you’d never heard of Ferguson, Missouri. Now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the aftermath of policeman Darren Wilson’s killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown—events that made Ferguson the center of the media world.

You may believe that Brown was an innocent, unarmed kid headed for college or that he was the formidably vicious strong-arm robber shown in surveillance videos. You may believe Brown was on his knees, arms raised in surrender and supplication when Wilson executed him. You may believe that Wilson fired in self defense as Brown lunged for the officer’s gun. You may believe the shooting was an act of fatal racism or the justified elimination of a garden-variety criminal whose race was irrelevant.

Only one thing is certain and now obvious to nearly everybody now: Policing in the U.S. has gone completely wrong.

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Small-town occupying armies

Ferguson and St. Louis County police teamed up to turn a tense aftermath into a disaster. They tear-gassed and shot rubber bullets at non-violent protestors. They arrested reporters for the non-crime of taking video. They strong-armed innocent people more thuggishly than the robber of that Ferguson convenience store ever did. They acted in ways George Orwell warned about, informing protestors that “Your right to assembly is not being denied”—even as they denied it. They incited rage by witholding the shooter’s name for nearly a week—something they would never have done had he not been a cop.

About the latter business, Kevin D. Williamson wrote:

True, there have been threats against the police officer in question — but if any municipal institution is positioned to defend its members, it is the police. And are there no threats against private individuals who are arrested or investigated? Are there no threats against people in prisons? Police departments and prosecutors regularly release discretionary information that has serious consequences for the lives of private individuals, including those who have not been charged with or convicted of any crime. If we take seriously the idea that political power ultimately resides in the people, then for the people to do their job and oversee the activities of the representatives they have elected to take care of their affairs, they need information. They are entitled to know the details of the case, including the identity of the officer and the details of his professional history.

But the far bigger (and related) problem was the one nearly everybody else in the media finally noticed after two decades of trying to ignore it: the extreme militarization of even small-town police departments and the attitude that the general public is the enemy.

Small Missouri police forces—who reportedly “couldn’t afford” cameras on their uniforms and couldn’t get around to installing dashcams on their patrol cars so we could see what actually happened on that fatal Saturday night—confronted peaceful protestors from atop military vehicles, outfitted in gear familiar from Iraq and Afghanistan. They threatened harmless people with the type of weapons that would give Dianne Feinstein knots in her knickers if you or I owned them. They acted not like officers trying to protect and serve their community, but like an occupying army facing its enemy.

Well, cops in many places have behaved like this. Some big cities have long been notorious for it. But that all this was happening in a minor suburb made people sit up and take notice. Williamson called them, “ridiculously militarized suburban police dressed up like characters from Starship Troopers and pointing rifles at people from atop armored vehicles, i.e. the worst sort of mall ninjas.“

As that agonizing week of stonewalling and defiance passed, tensions only rose. Finally, the Missouri governor did the smart thing and called more competent law enforcers in to end the standoff. That the new enforcers were led by a black man from the area certainly helped (Ferguson is largely a black community, though hardly the “ghetto” the media portrays). But that this man and his officers skipped the military gear and the tactics of alien occupiers and actually went into the protesting crowds to talk and work with people made all the difference. (Well, until officials released new information on the shooting. At that point tempers flared again. A handful of looters attacked a store, and when police failed to “protect and serve,“ peaceful protestors stepped in to halt the aggressors. Meanwhile, armed business people continued to protect lives and livelihoods.)


Such a belated eye opening!

But the real shock here is—why is everyone so shocked?

The conversion of U.S. police departments into military forces has been going on at least since the early Clinton years. “Militarization of Mayberry” articles, based on the work of researcher Peter Kraska and associates were published by many major media outlets in 1997.

The Cato Institute published a map of botched SWAT raids in 2006, and Radley Balko has been covering police militarization, first on his blog, then in the Huffington Post, and eventually in the Washington Post for many years. His two books on the subject have warned us again and again and again about what’s happening.

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The stories of SWAT victims like Anthony Diotaiuto (2005), Kathryn Johnston (2006), Sal Culosi (2006), Tarika Wilson (2008), Eurie Stamps (2011), Jose Guerena (2011), and Eugene Mallory (2013) have chilled the blood of people of conscience for years.

SWAT teams and violent military tactics have been used against people suspected of such non-violent crimes as marijuana possession, credit card fraud, and raw milk sales—and used against their family members, including their babies and their pets.

Police intimidation of photographers has become so widespread that theres a blog that deals with nothing else. (photographyisnotacrime.com)

Increasingly, police kill harmless people over petty acts. Handcuffed men are shot, strangled, kicked or crushed to death. Families who call the police to get help for mentally ill relatives often live to regret asking for help.

All of this is the result of police being conditioned to see the rest of us as their enemies. It’s getting worse and worse. The callousness sometimes amounts to nothing less than deliberate murder of “proles.“

Watching the occupying armies of Ferguson, even the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the many long-time members of the “only cops and soldiers should have guns” faction, appeared to wake up, vaguely and reluctantly. They admitted that Ferguson police had breached rules of civilized conduct and noted, “the government’s “monopoly on force” must be subject to civilian control.“

“Yet millions (including the still-sleepy CSGV) remain willing to believe that these horrors are the result of “a few bad apples” (forgetting that the operative phrase is “one bad apple spoils the whole barrel”). People believe that people killed in SWAT raids must have “asked for it.“ They watch their local police parading Bearcats and other military equipment down the street on the Fourth of July—and never imagine that those items are for use against them.

The ignorance of the unaware is one thing (though how anyone can remain unaware of what’s been going on these last two decades is a question in itself). But some who profess to be shocked or horrified only now reek of hypocrisy.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a tsk-tsking statement about the behavior of cops on the streets of Ferguson. Yet surely Holder knows and has known for years that places like Ferguson get their military equipment and their public-is-the-enemy mindset from the federal government. The Pentagon pushes billions of dollars of surplus equipment on local law enforcement, often giving it away free.  Homeland Security encourages and funds militarization. Holder’s own FBI trains local police to look for “terrorists” threats where none exist. Heck, even the FAA gets in the act. During the confrontations in Ferguson, they decreed a no-fly zone in the area “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.“

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Seriously? The federal government arms local cops (including arming them with drones, BTW). Then it worries that protestors and journalists might attack these overly armed Barney Fifes from the air?

Even now, reverence for police as some sort of superior class—a class composed of 100% “heroes”—still remains common. So common that legislators nearly always give police exemptions from gun laws that constrain the rest of us. So common that even a passionately freedom-loving maker of a new type of “smart gun” wants to sell one type of product to police, and another altogether to the rest of us. (As Kurt Hofmann notes, if the batteries fail on the “civilian” version of the Kodiak “Intelligun,“ the weapon locks up and leaves its holder helpless—unless he can find and quickly use a special key. If the batteries fail on the police version, the gun unlocks and allows the holder to shoot at will—even if his intention is to murder some innocent.)

Well, after all the ugly images broadcast, tweeted, and printed from Ferguson, more eyes are finally open about what’s really going on with police in this country.

We can only hope those eyes stay open now, and that they don’t get distracted by the next bit of celebrity news or the next sports story that comes along. Otherwise, the police state we’re already living in will soon be much worse.

~~  Claire Wolfe - Jews for Preservation ~~

WV Governor: REHABILITATING ROADWAYS AND FUTURES

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When it comes to our roadways, rehabilitation is a term we often hear during the summer months. Long, harsh winters take quite a toll on our roads, and each summer, the 10 districts of the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) send road crews to repair the damages. If you take a closer look, you’ll see another form of rehabilitation happening along our highways, as prison inmates - part of our state’s inmate worker program - assist WVDOH crews with roadway repairs.

Each summer, inmates from correctional facilities located across the state hit the road and go to work as part of WVDOH road crews in all 55 counties. From litter collection and patching roads to cutting grass and building concrete pads, inmate work crews play a critical role in keeping our highways clean.

WVDOH’s inmate worker program brings together inmates from a variety of backgrounds and environments and encourages personal growth, helping to facilitate a responsible transition from life in a corrections facility to becoming a contributing member of our communities.

Take, for example, WVDOH’s District 2 in Huntington. It employs inmates from a work release center - a transitional facility to help reintegrate inmates into society - offering work programming and accountability to help inmates transition back into their personal routines. These inmates are provided with resources and job skills and training to help them find an employment upon their release.

This year, West Virginia Division of Corrections inmates from 12 different facilities across the state participated in the inmate work program. In 2013, inmates undertook 353,475 hours of work, and in 2014, the number jumped to more than 450,000 hours.

This work program is a collaborative reinvestment initiative that is working for West Virginia and our correctional system. By providing inmates with opportunities to work alongside WVDOH road crews and perform substantial, fulfilling tasks, we are working to give our inmates a sense of purpose and self-worth. In return, their hard work continues to better the landscape and highway system of the Mountain State.

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