Visit the Beehive for a Free Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Beehive Restaurant, at 110 W. Main St. in West Union, will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov 24th from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Preserve WV AmeriCorps Program Looking For Historic Sites to Renovate
Preservation Alliance of WV is seeking applications for sites to sponsor Preserve WV AmeriCorps members for the 2015-2016 program year.
Site Sponsor Application
The purpose of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism in West Virginia through historic resource re-use, improvement, and development. Members' service will focus on historic resource improvement and capacity building by utilizing heritage tourism for economic development, historic preservation for economic development and environmental stewardship, and volunteer management for community engagement. Site historic resources are expected to include at least one historic building and may include museum collection, landscape, structures, and historic districts.
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Drilling in Doddridge Co. WV
The DEP issued 21 new permits in October for Doddridge County. Fifteen permits were issued to Antero Resources Corporation on seven different properties. Six permits were issued to the CNX Gas Company on two different properties.
WEST UNION — Shawn Don Williams, age 27, of Fairmont and Trista Adella Morris, age 21, of Parkersburg were charged with smuggling drugs into the North Central Regional Jail. Both have been indicted by Doddridge County grand jurors, according to Prosecutor Brooke Fitzgerald.
Indictments October 2014
Gage Anthony Stout, age 22, of West Union, charged with five counts of felony third-degree sexual assault.
Stout is accused by Doddridge Deputy Tammy Satterfield of having sex with an 18 year-old teen woman who has a mental impairment.
Patrick Everett Leonard, age 19, of Center Point was charged with two counts daytime burglary, one count grand larceny and one count petit larceny in one case, and one count grand larceny in another case.
William Paul McKinney, age 49, of West Union, was charged with a third-offense driving on a license suspended or revoked for DUI.
Larry Arnold Law, age 34, of West Union, was charged with a a second-offense failure to comply with the state’s sex offender registry.
Documenting Truck Traffic
FracTracker is working to document gas truck numbers from communities impacted by intense gas truck traffic. We would welcome the opportunity to partner with the Doddridge County community as well as other high traffic communities to document Truck Count numbers at one or several high traffic sites. If interested, contact Mary Ellen Cassidy - Cassidy@FracTracker.org; 304-312-2063.
Area Group Calls Forum on Fracking and Pipeline Issues
Thank You to Tammy Beamer who takes the time to record meetings for people who can't attend.
Special Meeting to discuss the termination of DCAA/DCEMS Mutual Aid Agreement
Mental Health First Aid Certification held at GSC
GLENVILLE, WV—The Glenville State College Behavioral Science Club hosted a mental health first aid certification course for its students and alumni on Saturday, November 8th. During the eight-hour course, participants learned a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use. Similar to traditional first aid and CPR, mental health first aid is provided to a person developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis is resolved.
Those who completed the course, conducted by personnel from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, received a three year certification in mental health first aid.
Associate Professor of Social Work and Department of Social Science Chair Dr. Ida Mills commented, “This training was a direct result of students’ request. Last spring several students who attended the West Virginia social work conference attended an introductory workshop about Mental Health First Aid training. They came to me and asked if we could have the training at GSC. It was great to be able to provide this training to students and recent graduates.”
For more information, contact Mills at Ida.Mills@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6278.
Former Pennsboro Assistant Fire Chief Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges
James Donald Robinson Jr., 29, formerly assistant fire chief of the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department, is charged with five counts of third degree sexual assault for having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to Sgt. Clint Boring.
Since his arrest, Robinson no longer is with the fire department. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000.