The county-owned Pocahontas Memorial Hospital isn't out of the financial woods yet, but the financial picture did show a slight improvement in spite of the fact the patient census was low for the first two weeks of November.
The Pocahontas County Grand Jury indicted five men on nine charges last week when it convened for its December term. Indictments are merely accusations and not proof of guilt. All indictments are felonies unless otherwise noted.
After a budgetary tit-for-tat with Sheriff David Jonese, the Pocahontas County Commission placed a budget revision on the January 4 agenda that could mean a ninth deputy on the county force.
The county commission approved an architect Tuesday for its One Room University initiative, which will bring college level courses within Pocahontas County's borders, allowing students to stay at home to seek higher education.
With only three days in office under his belt, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin held a conference call with six West Virginia weekly newspapers last week, fielding questions about state, regional and local issues.
For five years, Bill Rock has been at the helm of Snowshoe Mountain Resort, but the leadership team will head into this ski season without him.
The Pocahontas County Commission voted to fund a study of the county's water, both surface and ground supplies, at its meeting Tuesday.
A new magistrate must be appointed to hear evidence against a former county commissioner and board of education employee, who stated in court Monday morning that the evidence against him is true.
County gets two new ordinances
A former county commissioner was charged with possession of computer data or computer programs belonging to another Thursday morning when he came to the Pocahontas County Courthouse.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospitalﾒs board of directors will this week begin a series of strategic planning meetings targeting the financially ailing hospitalﾒs future as a ﾓgoing concern.ﾔ
The board received results of a study that compares four scenarios, including:
Republican Jamie Walker will take a seat on the county commission come January 1 if unofficial election totals hold up after Monday's canvass.
Walker narrowly defeated Democrat J.L. Clifton 1,331 to 1,309.
The county commission voted Friday to hire outside counsel to represent them at a November status conference before the Public Service Commission.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has a $4 million problem-and it's not what some county residents might think.
Doggone it, this issue has people worked up.