The Pocahontas County Grand Jury indicted five people Tuesday morning, according to a media release from Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price.
All indictments are felonies unless otherwise noted.
A former Pocahontas County deputy sheriff pled guilty Tuesday morning to two misdemeanor counts of attempting to obtain goods under false pretenses.
While county commissioners did not totally dismiss the idea of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital selling off its home health branch, two of them had several questions about the transaction itself and about the procedure the county should use in order to sell it.
The Louisiana-based company Amedisys is prepared to buy Pocahontas Memorial Hospitalﾒs home health branch, PMH administrator Don Mulenthaler told board members last Tuesday.
Amedisys has completed its due diligence, Mulenthaler said, and will bid $400,000 for the company.
The Pocahontas County Commission is facing what nearly every governmental agency in the country has faced in the last yearﾗdeclining revenues and increasing public needs.
Older workers can have new careers through Experience Works, a program that targets people 55-years-old and older to retrain for jobs with governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.
A Marlinton-area man accused of fatally shooting his brother last week was bound over the Pocahontas County Grand Jury Tuesday morning after a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Kathy Beverageﾒs court.
John Baptist Boggs, 61, is charged with first degree murder.
County commissioners discussed several topics Tuesday and most of them, in one form or another, dealt with planning the countyﾒs future.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital's financial outlook continues to decline, as its January report shows a $1 million loss so far this fiscal year.
County commissioners agreed Tuesday that High Rocks for Girls and a proposed local foods initiative are good things for the future of Pocahontas County. The two are connected both by people and by purpose.
A meeting at Hillsboro Library last week drew several proponents of local foods, including those who produce them and those who want to purchase them.
County commissioners tackled several small issues Tuesday, but had a few appointments canceled because of the weather. Commission president Martin Safferﾒs absence was weather-related, as well.
Commissioner Reta Griffith was president pro-tem for the day.
The Primary Election ballot is no longer empty.
Candidates filed for office right up to the midnight Saturday deadline. All courthouse offices have contested races through November.
Faced with the fact that Pocahontas Memorial Hospital's peripheral businessesﾗOur Ambulance, PMH Clinic and PMH Home Health Agencyﾗare consistently losing revenue, the hospital board decided last Tuesday to sell the home health business.
According to a story in the Parkersburg News-Sentinel, Dr. J. Patrick Law, Superintendent of Pocahontas County Schools, has been chosen to be Wood County's superintendent by unanimous vote of that county's board of education.
Read more next week in The Pocahontas Times.