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Patricia Kay Morrison

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Patricia Kay Morrison

Age 57, of Parkersburg, formerly of Ellenboro, WV, passed away on August 13, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 30, 1956, in Parkersburg, WV a daughter of Genevieve Carder Owens of Pennsboro, WV, and the late James Grant Owens.

Patty was a homemaker, wonderful mother and grandmother. She was formerly employed for the IGA in Harrisville as Deli Manager, and enjoyed doing crafts and cooking.

She was active in the Fresh Start Ministries in West Union, and was a member of The Cross Church in Parkersburg, where she enjoyed working side-by-side with her husband in ministry.

She is survived by her mother; her husband, Pastor Roger Morrison; one daughter, Melissa Luther (James) of Parkersburg; one sister, Katy Owens of Pennsboro; two brothers, David Owens of West Union, and Harry Owens of Harrisville; five grandchildren, Austin, Brianna and Colten Luther and Garrett and Paxton Long; three nephews, James and Michael Shepler and Tristian Wright; one niece, Tracy Taylor; and the family dog, Chloe. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Randall Owens; one sister, Joyce Shepler; and her mother-in-law, Regina Morrison.

Memorial services will be held 4 PM on Sunday, August 17, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pike St., South Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Clegg officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-4 PM on Sunday, August 17, at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to be made to The Fresh Start Ministries, 301 Pickerington St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

High School Football 2014: Area High Schools’ Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014
GILMER COUNTY BRAXTON COUNTY
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CALHOUN COUNTY
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LINCOLN
 
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SOUTH HARRISON
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CLAY COUNTY
 
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WIRT COUNTY
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PHILIP BARBOUR
 
09.19.14    07:30 PM
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SHERMAN
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RITCHIE COUNTY
 
09.26.14    07:30 PM
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BUFFALO
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ROANE COUNTY
 
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TYGARTS VALLEY
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LIBERTY (HARRISON)
 
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DODDRIDGE COUNTY
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RAVENSWOOD
 
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BYE WEEK
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FAIRMONT SENIOR
 
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NOTRE DAME
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WEBSTER COUNTY
 
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PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
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SISSONVILLE
 
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VALLEY (FAYETTE)
 
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GILMER COUNTY
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SOUTH HARRISON
 
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SHERMAN
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TYLER CONSOLIDATED
 
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DODDRIDGE COUNTY
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CALHOUN COUNTY
 
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TYGARTS VALLEY
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RITCHIE COUNTY
 
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SOUTH HARRISON
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WIRT COUNTY
 
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GILMER COUNTY
 
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TUG VALLEY
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PHILIP BARBOUR
 
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WIRT COUNTY
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VALLEY (WETZEL)
 
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CLAY COUNTY
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PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
 
   
LEWIS COUNTY RITCHIE COUNTY
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OAK HILL
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ST. MARYS
 
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PRESTON
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ROANE COUNTY
 
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BRIDGEPORT
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CLAY COUNTY
 
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FAIRMONT SENIOR
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BRAXTON COUNTY
 
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LINCOLN COUNTY
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DODDRIDGE COUNTY
 
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BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR
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RAVENSWOOD
 
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NORTH MARION
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LINCOLN
 
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UNIVERSITY
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WEIR
 
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ELKINS
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SHADY SPRING
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WILLIAMSTOWN
 
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GRAFTON
 

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.12.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Andrew Edward Reilly
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.13.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $3,000.00 OBSTRUCTING
DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 6   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

Doris M. Boone

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Doris M. Boone

Age 88, of Harrisville, WV passed away August 09, 2014 at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born September 07, 1925 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Hall Nichols.

She worked for Garden Fresh Grocery Store, the Stockyards, and Chancy’s Dairy Castle.

She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter F. Boone; sister, Charlotte Stout; brother, Robert Neil Nichols.

Doris is survived by son, Pat Boone (Merlinda) of Harrisville; grandson, Andrew Boone (Deseray) of Harrisville; great grandson, Harry F. Boone II; brothers, Harry Eugene Nichols of Bullhead City, AZ and Gary Nichols of Alma.

Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Tim Davis officiating.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Winona Gail Collins

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Winona Gail Collins

Age 70, of Smithville, WV passed August 07, 2014 at her residence.

She was born July 25, 1944, the daughter of the late Louie Gail and Wilma McHenry Elliott.

Gail was a secretary for the Ritchie County Board of Education for 30 years.

She was a member of Camden Flats Baptist Church, Glenville where she had been the piano player.

She was a member of Harrisville Chapter 29 Order of Eastern Starr, and the Glenville Rebekah Lodge 104. She enjoyed painting, flowers, playing piano, playing cards with her family and going to church. She was very fond of deer hunting and her horses.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Collins; son, Willard Gray (Connie) of Cox’s Mills; granddaughters, Lora Gray (Billy) of Kenna, WV and Becky Chesser (Clay) of Smithville; great-granddaughter, Eliza Chesser; cousin and best friend, Berna Kay Ankrom; cousins, Gary McHenry, Cindy Russinoff, Steve Elliott, Danny Elliott (Peggy), Roger and Cheryl Tucker, Terry Elliott (Edith), Tiffany, Tracey and Melissa; cats Tag and Barney; and dog Shadow.

She was preceded in death by step-mother Emma Clayton Elliott; step-brothers, Amos and Joe Clayton; step-sister, Carol Bailey; and sister-in-law, Nancy Clayton.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating.

Burial followed in the Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

Friends called at the funeral home Saturday from 4-8 PM with an Eastern Star Service at 7 PM.

Olin Everett Primm

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Olin Everett Primm

84, of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community, departed this life on Wednesday, August 06, 2014.

Olin was born October 14, 1929 on Cabin Run in Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late C. Hall and Lorena (Smith) Primm.

He was retired as a school bus operator for the Doddridge County Board of Education after 28 years of service to the students of Doddridge County. Olin also worked as a proud cow and calf farmer for many years and was formerly employed by Weirton Steel.

He was a long-time member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of West Union.

He was a graduate of Doddridge County High School with the class of 1948.

Olin was a 50-year member of Friendship Lodge #56 AF & AM of West Union, a 32 degree Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of Clarksburg, WV, and a member of the Nemesis Shrine in Parkersburg, WV. He was also a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and the West Virginia Cattleman Association.

Olin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Virginia (Morgan) Primm, who were married on May 21, 1954; daughter, Donna Jeanne Dotson (Charles) of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community; granddaughters, Megan Danielle Dotson of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community and Ashley Nicole Dilger (David) of New Milton, WV; sister and brother-in-law Donna Lee and Paul Williams of Pennsboro, WV; brother and sister-in-law Loren Hall Primm and Ruth Ann of West Union, WV, Oxford Road Community, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Prim and sister-in-law, Ethel Prim.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV, with Pastor David McCauley officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park, near West Union, WV where full masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Friendship Lodge #56 AF & AM of West Union, WV.

Visitation will be from 2-8 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 08.05.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Zachary Sabastin Wamsley
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.29.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.04.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $20,000.00 POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
POSSESSION MARIJUANA MORE THAN 15 GRAM
POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 5’   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.01.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’   11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.01.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

Betty Lou Baker

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Betty Lou Baker

Age 75, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Monday, August 04, 2014, at CCMC, St. Joseph’s Campus, following an extended illness.

Betty was born November 07, 1938, in West Union, WV, a daughter of the late Archie and Pearl (Davis) Mossor.

Betty was a proud graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1957. After high school, she worked at the former Blue Bird Restaurant of Pennsboro. She then went to work in the Garment Factories in Ritchie County in both Harrisville and Pennsboro where she worked as the secretary. She also worked for the former Bakers Market of Pennsboro before starting at 25 year career at Troy Mills, LLC in Harrisville, where she served as the union stewart.

Betty was a life long member of the Pennsboro Church of God where she was very active serving as the secretary and singer alongside her good friend, Carol Hysell.

Betty also served on the Pennsboro High School Alumni board for many years with her dear friend, Dorothy Barnes Guth.

Betty is survived by her three children, John Baker, Sr. (Cheryl) of Pennsboro; Kim McCloy (Bob) of Harrisville, WV; Tim Baker (Cindy) of Parkersburg, WV; her grandchildren, John Baker, Jr., Misty Parsons, Andy Moneypenny, Amanda & Timmy Baker, Stacey (McCloy) Davis, Jodi (McCloy) Lawrence; great grandchildren, Brad, Katlyn, Elizabeth, Blaine, Angel, Chase, Noah, Vickie, Autumn, Corey, Joel, Dalton, Matthew, Jeremy, Aaron, Tobi, Joey, Noah,& Dakota.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Blaine S. Baker; granddaughter, Christy N. Blair; great granddaughter, Abigail, and her sister, Ruth Wilson.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Saturday, August 09, 2014, at the Pennsboro Church of God with Pastor Roy Browning officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mole Hill Cemetery, Mountain Community near Pennsboro, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, at the Pennsboro Church of God and from 11 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, at the church.

Thyra E. Gainer

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Thyra E. Gainer

Age 89, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, passed away July 31, 2014, in Plantation, Florida.

She was born May 26, 1925, in Harrisville, WV, daughter of Charles F. Rexroad and Grace Valerie (Wilson) Rexroad.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1943. Thyra was retired from Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta, Ohio, where she worked for several years.

She is survived by her sister, Eva J. Brookover of Belpre, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred E. Miller of Vienna, WV; a brother, Herald P. Rexroad of Harrisville, WV; and her former husband, Ralph Richard Gainer Sr. She is survived by her son, Ralph Richard Gainer, Jr. and Betsy of Plantation, Florida; four grandchildren, Chris Morse of Charolett, VT, Dona McClelland of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Danielle Barber of West Park, Ohio, and Jason Gainer of Alexandria, VA. Thyra is survived by 9 grandchildren; and three nieces.

Thyra loved her cats, Dolly and Daisy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkersburg Humane Society.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

HAMBLETON PO 07.30.2014 5:00 PM Hambleton Town Hall
MOATSVILLE PO 07.31.2014 6:00 PM Nestorville Community Bldg
PULLMAN PO 07.29.2014 5:45 PM Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)
RED CREEK PO 07.30.2014 4:00 PM Flanagan Hill Community Center
ANMOORE PO 08.06.2014 5:00 PM Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)
BETHANY PO 08.04.2014 5:30 PM Bethany Community Center
GYPSY PO 08.05.2014 4:30 PM Gypsy Community Church
HEPZIBAH PO 08.05.2014 6:00 PM House of Faith
MACFARLAN PO 08.06.2014 4:00 PM Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)
NEW MILTON PO 08.04.2014 4:30 PM Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)
ROSEDALE PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)
SHIRLEY PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Shirley United Methodist Church
TROY PO 08.05.2014 6:15 PM Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.29.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 6’   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.25.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

West Virginia’s Latest News - 07.29.14

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LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSION WITH OVER MILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS FROM LAST FISCAL YEAR

Lewis County commissioners on Monday announced a surplus of almost $4.2 million from last year’s budget.

The county ended the year so well thanks to smart budgeting.

All offices in the county contributed in making the surplus so large.


NWS CONFIRMS TORNADO IN RITCHIE AND PLEASANTS COUNTY DURING SUNDAY’S STORMS

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ritchie and Pleasants Counties during Sunday’s storms.

The preliminary results of their findings indicate it was an EF-1 tornado — meaning max wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph — which traveled four miles from Pleasants County to Ritchie County and at its widest was 200 yards wide.


DOLLAR TREE BUYS DISCOUNT RIVAL FAMILY DOLLAR

Buying Family Dollar will give Dollar Tree more than 13K stores in US and Canada, nearly three times as many as Walmart

Discount store chain Dollar Tree announced Monday that it would buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion, creating North America’s biggest discount retailer.

Shares of Family Dollar rose almost 25% to $75.50.

Dollar Tree shares were up 8.8% at $59.

Dollar Tree will continue to operate under the existing Dollar Tree, Deals and Dollar Tree Canada store signs. It will keep the Family Dollar brand too.


MON COUNTY ELIMINATING REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS

Monongalia County Schools will be eliminating reduced price meals for the upcoming school year.

Officials say this year any child who qualifies for reduced priced meals will automatically qualify for free meals.

Officials say removing reduced priced meals is a strategy the state has recommended for counties with lower rates of needy children.


ARSON SCHEME IN HARRISON COUNTY

George and Rebecca Bonnel, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker and Chad Edward Cook are accused of first-degree arson, burning insured property and conspiracy after a December 01, 2011 fire destroyed the residence of the Bonnells in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.

After State Fire Marshall Investigation, it is alleged the Bonnells hired Cook to burn their home so they could collect more than $171,000 in insurance.

The Bonnells and Oldaker were arrested on July 25 and posted bond the same day.

The fourth defendant, Chad E. Cook, was a work-release inmate at the Beckley Correctional Center for fraud and forgery charges.

Cook was recaptured July 20 in Roanoke, VA, when officers stopped him on a bicycle which did not have tail light reflectors.

He remains in jail and is expected to face the recent charges once extradited back to West Virginia.


WV AG SETTLEMENT FOR ILLEGALLY RIGGING BIDS AND FIXING PRICES

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he has reached a settlement with three companies involving allegations of antitrust violations such as illegally rigging bids and fixing prices.

The companies denied the allegations of wrongdoing as part of the $950,000 deal.


NATALIE TENNANT BACKS WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINERS

U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant has backed West Virginia coal miners in a new TV ad attacking the energy policies of President Barack Obama.

Tennant pretends to turn off the lights at the White House in the ad and asks, “Where do they think they get their electricity from?“


ANIMALS TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP AS PETS IN WEST VIRGINIA

A panel that’s seeking to devise a list of animals too dangerous to keep as pets in West Virginia is slimming down the choices from a larger list of suggestions made by others.

Reports say the state’s Wild and Dangerous Animal Board will meet on Wednesday as it tries to comply with legislation passed earlier this year.


LITTER CONTROL PROGRAMS GRANTS

West Virginia regulators have announced more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs for 23 localities, solid waste authorities and county commissions around West Virginia.

Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering and the grants range from $725 up to $3,000 apiece.


WEST MILFORD RESIDENT CONVICTED ON TAX CHARGE

A 54 year old West Milford, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

Pamela S. Bailey entered a plea of guilty to filing a false personal income tax return for tax year 2011.

Bailey understated her gross income resulting in an unpaid tax due and owing of approximately $42,097.58.

Bailey, who is free on bond pending sentencing, scheduled for November 21, 2014, faces up to 3 years in prison.


EIGHT INDIVIDUALS SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT

Christopher Vickers, age 25, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Monticello Avenue playground.  Vickers, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.

Marcus Gerald Barnett, age 33, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project.  Barnett, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

Nino L. Mancino, age 43, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone.  Mancino, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

The Vickers, Barnett and Mancinco cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force., which is comprised of officers and agents from the Bridgeport Police Department, the Clarksburg Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the West Virginia State Police.

Christy D. Ruble, age 32, of West Milford, West Virginia, former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation for embezzlement from postal accounts.  The Court also ordered Ruble to make restitution in the amount of $15,238.65 to the U.S. Postal Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

Robert Whitfield, age 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for obstruction of justice, with the sentence to run consecutively to his current sentence.

Eric Irizarry-Barriera, age 38; Nestor Diaz age 45; and, Stefan Toliver, age 27, were each sentenced to 3 months in prison for possession of a cell phone, with the sentence to run consecutively to their current sentences.

Nancy Marie Clayton

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Nancy Marie Clayton

Age 73, of Wooster, OH (formerly of Harrisville, WV) departed this life on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Wooster, OH.

Nancy was born September 24, 1940, in Ritchie County, WV a daughter of the late Rex and Sarah Marie (McCloy) Hufford.

Nancy spent her life as a loving homemaker for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Gibson and husband Edward of Wooster, OH, along with her four grandchildren, Lorin Gibson, Ellon Gibson, Katie Gibson, and Eddie Gibson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe L. Clayton and her brothers, Dwight and James Hufford.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Lawford Cemtery, near Hazelgreen, WV.

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:30 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Congressman McKinley: 07.25.14 - Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

The Gilmer Free Press

Maintaining Home Health Care Affordability

Last November, the Obama Administration announced it would cut home health care payments by 14 percent—the maximum amount allowed under the law.  As a result, more than 40 percent of home health care agencies could be forced out of business.  These cuts would disproportionately impact rural areas like West Virginia where access to home health care is a lifeline to many seniors.

In reaction to the Obama Administration’s actions, I am co-sponsoring a bill that restores payment levels to home health care agencies and cuts waste.

We need to stop these harsh cuts to our seniors. Obamacare’s cuts to home health will hurt West Virginia seniors, reduce access to care, and cause nurses to lose their jobs.  Our seniors have come to depend on quality home health care to allow them to recover at home. Like people in rural areas across the country, West Virginians face many challenges in accessing quality and affordable health care and the President’s reduction in funding would make it harder.

Home health care provides comfort, familiarity and normalcy for patients and their families.  This is a common-sense bill that will give West Virginia seniors certainty that they will be able to continue to receive the care on which they depend.


Making Higher Education More Accessible

In our knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. That’s why this week the House passed three bipartisan bills that will help students and families considering college.

When students make the decision to get ahead by obtaining a degree in higher education, they’re faced with the rising cost of tuition and mounting student debt. By providing better information to students and families whether it’s concerning the financial aid process or what programs are available, this will help them make informed decisions about their future.

•  Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983) This would provide better information to students and families regarding higher education institutions so they can make smart decisions.

•  Empowering Student Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 4984)  This would promote financial education through counseling by ensuring students and parents, who participate in the federal student loan program, receive annual counseling according to their individual borrowing needs.

•  Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136) This would allow institutions to provide students with a more personalized cost-effective education to non-traditional students like working adults and gain credits for skills testing.  This legislation will help students and families to decide what’s best for them in achieving a better life.


Economic Impact of State Energy Policies

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing this week on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” The hearing examined the economic impacts from differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states.

The EPA’s over-regulation is stifling the energy industry and preventing the creation of more jobs. America needs to wake-up to what these regulations mean for our economy and our future. I will continue to push back on flawed arguments, statements and claims that are not based in reality, and stand up for the men and women who rely on coal for jobs and affordable energy.


Making Your Voice Heard

There are a few upcoming opportunities in and around West Virginia for the public to have their voice heard on issues that affect them.

The EPA is holding public meetings on their proposed plan on carbon pollution standards. The public can attend, but must have specific identification to get into these meetings.

Now is your chance for you, your family members and neighbors to speak up against job-killing EPA regulations. Residents in West Virginia can attend an upcoming meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1st. We encourage not only coal miners, but the families of coal miners, and others who would be impacted by these EPA regulations to attend.


Post Office Closings:

The second opportunity is for residents living in rural areas with their post offices having hours cut.

The USPS is holding community meetings in towns with post offices included in their Post Plan. The upcoming meetings in the First District:

HAMBLETON PO

07/30/2014

5:00 PM

Hambleton Town Hall

MOATSVILLE PO

07/31/2014

6:00 PM

Nestorville Community Bldg

PULLMAN PO

07/29/2014

5:45 PM

Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)

RED CREEK PO

07/30/2014

4:00 PM

Flanagan Hill Community Center

ANMOORE PO

08/06/2014

5:00 PM

Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)

BETHANY PO

08/04/2014

5:30 PM

Bethany Community Center

GYPSY PO

08/05/2014

4:30 PM

Gypsy Community Church

HEPZIBAH PO

08/05/2014

6:00 PM

House of Faith

MACFARLAN PO

08/06/2014

4:00 PM

Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)

NEW MILTON PO

08/04/2014

4:30 PM

Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)

ROSEDALE PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)

SHIRLEY PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Shirley United Methodist Church

TROY PO

08/05/2014

6:15 PM

Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172, or submit a request on my website at www.mckinley.house.gov.
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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

Age 81, passed due to the development of pulmonary blood clots while awaiting surgery at Camden Clark Medical Center on July 22, 2014.

She was born in Ritchie County, WV on November 24, 1932, joining her father, Orlando Guy Nutt, her mother, Pearl Rexroad Nutt, brothers, Guy Jr. and Carl, and sister, Olive Mae.

According to her sister, her arrival on Thanksgiving “Really spoiled dinner that year.“

She was a 1950 graduate of Harrisville High School and had been looking forward to attending the reunion on July 25th until her scheduled surgery created the need to cancel her reservation. She was also a 1990 graduate of the Wood County Vocational School of Practical Nursing. She received the West Virginia 1990 Student of the Year award.

Prior to, and following her nursing school graduation, she worked at the Pine View Continuous Care Center where she received the Caring Practices Employee of the Year Award in 1988, given in recognition of her commitment to quality patient care and leadership demonstrated at the facility.

Betty was a member of the the Murphytown United Methodist Church and in recent months, the Amedisys Hospice of Parkersburg Bereavement Support Group.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, first husband, Charles Wayne Stansberry, Sr., second husband, Francis “Frank” Wendell Cox and son, Stephen Michael Stansberry.

Betty is survived by her children: Rosalinda Brown, Merino Valley, California, Teresa (Allen) Wilson, Washington, DC, Cathy (Michael) Eckard, Portland, Oregon, Charles “Chuck” Stansberry, Dayton, Ohio, Roxanna (Kenneth) Price, Export, PA, Janetta Hampton, Cumberland, MD, Karlson Stansberry, Cumberland, MD, Jason(Debbie) Stansberry, Cumberland, MD; step-children: Mary Ann Testerman, Delbarton, WV, Carolyn Cox, Martinsburg, WV, Judy (Jim) Prusack, Grantsville, WV and Sandra Cox, Delbarton, WV; grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, Nathan, Hannah, Stephanie Erin(Michael), Matthew(Stephanie Louise), Joshua(Tiana), Andrew, Jeremy, Katrina(Travis), Timothy(Kennedy), Jennifer(Ryan), Mark, Jordan, Megan(Jaison), Angela(Chris), Chris, Shonna, Krystal and great-grandchildren: Zachary, Ava, Olivia, Adelle, Caleb, Ella, Gabriel, Brandon, Carter, Abrielle, Jillian, Aaron, Austyn, Kaitlyn, Daymian, Garren, Ruby and Amber.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Chevauxdefrise Cemetery, Washburn, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 PM.

We give thanks for the life of the Nutt family’s Thanksgiving Day surprise, Betty Lucille Nutt Stansberry Cox.

We love you Mom!

Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

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Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

Age 63, a lifelong resident of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Geneva was born September 25, 1950, in Pennsboro, WV, a daughter of the late Olin and Margaret (Grose) Rexroad.

She graduated from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1968. After graduation, Geneva began working at the former Laura Mae Life of Pennsboro and later joined the former Economy Industries of Harrisville before becoming a homemaker after the birth of her daughter.

She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she served as the secretary/treasurer of the Builder’s Class.

Geneva has also served as the treasurer for the Pennsboro Alumni since 1997 and greatly enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jean Tallman of Pennsboro; sister, Rebecca Props (Jim) of Pennsboro; nephews, Adam Props of Pennsboro; David Smith of Harrisville; Jason Smith of Newport, OH; nieces, Kayla Props of Parkersburg; Sheri McDonald of St. Marys, WV; 2 great nieces; brother in law, Darrell Tallman (Linda) of Vienna, WV; sister in law, Donna Summers of Newport, OH, and her only surviving aunt, Evelyn Doll of Pennsboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emerson “Frankie” Tallman in 2005; along with several aunts & uncles.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Pastors Kelly Martin and Bill Durst officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, 2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.24.14

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

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

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

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

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before October 22, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

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

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Stephen F. Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Junior Moore Jeane Fay Fisher PO Box 324 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Bubby K. Ferguson Bubby A. Ferguson 2016 West Maple Street None Required None Required
Lansing, MI 48015
Emogene Stansberry Mawahna Gifford PO Box 22 None Required None Required
Smithville, WV 26178
Willard C. Turner Marguerite C. Turner 1924 Barbecue Road None Required None Required
Normantown, WV 25267

 


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

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 24, 2014

Laura Moore

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Laura Moore

Age 102, of Harrisville, WV (formerly of Ellenboro & Pennsboro, WV) departed this life on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Pine View Nursing Home in Harrisville.

Laura was born January 08, 1912, in Beatrice, WV (Indian Creek) a daughter of the late Thomas N. and Luvenna (Bunner) Johnson. Laura worked as a beamer at the Elyria Lace Company in Elyria, OH and was a member of the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by her nephew, Thomas E. Johnson (Beatrice) of LaGrange, OH; niece, Ethel Gordon of Wakeman, OH; close friends, William & Nina Seese of Ellenboro, along with several cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Brackie Moore in 1998; niece, Lucille McDaniel; brother, Al Johnson, 4 half brothers and 9 half sisters.

Funeral services will be 12 PM Friday, July 25, 2014, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Haught Cemetery, Beatrice, WV.

Visitation will be from 11 AM - 12 PM on Friday.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.22.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William John Smith
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.24.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.20.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $1,100.00 SPEEDING
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.18.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nathon Norman Johnson
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.25.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.16.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $4,500.00

Robert Harold Bunner

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Robert Harold Bunner

Age 57, of Harrisville, WV, passed July 21, 2014 in Harrisville.

He was born June 15, 1957 in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Harold William and Alice Christine Reed Bunner of Ellenboro.

Robert was an equipment operator for Trenton Energy, Hall’s Drilling and the WV Department of Highways.

He was a member of The Ritchie Church of The Nazarene.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and friends. He was a loving husband and wonderful father. He was a member of Harrisville Moose Lodge #944.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Davis Bunner; sons, James Robert Bunner (Autumn) of Harrisville, and Jason John Bunner (Anna) of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Zoey Marie, Roy Blake, Cort Evan, Jebediah and Destiny Bunner, Aubrey and Michael Ingram, and Tristian McGuire; sisters, Ruth Bowie, Serena Kay Ash, and Ruby Venette Lanham; and brother, Wilford Bunner.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Burnie Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

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