An approximate $16,000 profit may not look like much on paper, but after the past few years of being hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red, the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Board will take it.
County commissioners spent about an hour Tuesday weighing their options for the county animal shelter contract for 2011-12. In the end, former humane officer Sandy Mallow, who left the job in 2009, walked away with the contract.
The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department used outside counsel to bolster its cases against several alleged drug offenders last month, much to the dismay of Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price, who later told county commissioners that she was awaiting an advisory opinion from the West Virginia Bar
According to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, Judge Joseph Pomponio heard the following cases on June 6:
Members of the State Senate Redistricting Task Force met in Marlinton last Thursday to hear opinions from local and regional residents about the future of West Virginiaﾒs political boundaries.
Monroe County author Brittany Cassity read from her book "Fiddlebug" at Hillsboro Elementary School last Wednesday.
After more than an hour in executive session with the 9-1-1 Director and some of his staff, the county commission took no action, but did announce that Bill McLaughlin is staying on the job until his replacement can be hired and trained.
A Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department investigation that took more than a year yielded multiple drug arrests Tuesday morning as three teams of deputies and federal agents fanned out from Durbin to Buckeye.
County commissioners told Pocahontas County Sheriff David Jonese Tuesday that they want him to tighten up his budget allowances for transport officers' meals and home confinement.
It was a complicated conversation.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital's finances may not be out of the woods, but its financial situation has improved to the point that the Minnie Hamilton Health Systems consulting team will end its contract in September.
An effort to place Camp Allegheny on the "Most Endangered Civil War Sites" list sparked a skirmish between Pocahontas County Commission president David Fleming and Camp Allegheny's primary property owner, Ed Riley, last Tuesday when the commission met for its monthly evening session.
We're pleased to announce the winners of our online survey, which ended last week.
Matt Tate, of Hillsboro, was the winner of the Amazon Kindle.
Missi Sparks, of Buckeye, won the Apple iPod.
L.J. Fauber, of Lewisburg, won the season ticket to the Opera House.
A local businessman was arrested Friday on charges he hired another person to set fire to a house he owned and rented on First Avenue.
Joseph McCall, 56, of Marlinton, was arrested by Major David Walton of the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department.
The Pocahontas County Grand Jury indicted 11 people Tuesday on charges ranging from domestic battery to third offense driving under the influence, according to a media release from Prosecuting Attorney Donna L. Price. All offenses are felonies unless otherwise noted.
County commissioners had some strong words for state leaders who took no action on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, but had little other recourse currently than to write a letter to those same leaders to "send a clear signal that we are dissatisfied."