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Minnie Hamilton Health System Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Glenville

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Minne Hamilton Health System at Waco Center in Glenville, WV



Welcome and Introduction
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Stephen Whited, MHHS CEO



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Invocation
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Kathleen Murray, DO




Speakers
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Beberly Ford - MHHS Glenville Office Administrator



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Dr. Peter Barr - Glenville State College President



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Sue Morris - Glenville State College Board of Directors President



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Ronald Blankenship - MHHS Board of Directors President



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Jessica Sell - U.S. Senator Manchin Representative



Ribbon Cutting
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Refreshments by Friends of Minnie Hamilton
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Gilmer County Senior Center Receives A $10,000.00 Grant

WV House of Delegates Brent Boggs (Braxton-Gilmer) and David Walker (Calhoun-Clay-Gilmer)
present a $10,000.00 Grant to Gilmer County Senior Center
on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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(L-R) Delegate David A. Walker, Sallie Mattis-Director of the Senior Center, Delegate Brent Boggs


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The grant can be used by the Gilmer County Senior Center for anything needed.

Delegates spent quite some time at the Center to talk with the seniors.

City of Glenville Receives $5,000.00 Grant for K-9 Unit

WV House of Delegates Brent Boggs (Braxton-Gilmer) and David Walker (Calhoun-Clay-Gilmer)
present a $5,000.00 Grant to City of Glenville for a K-9 Unit

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(L-R) Delegate Walker, Chief Huffman, Mayor Fitzpatrick, Delegate Boggs


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Gilmer County Family Court Report – 09.10.14

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On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Family Court Judge Larry Whited held Court in Gilmer County.


•  Two domestic violence cases were handled.


•  Three divorces were set, 1 was continued and the following 2 were granted:


•  Tashua Riddle (28) of Linn, WV divorced Shawn Riddle (35) of Shinnston, WV.


•  Jessica Helmick (32) of Alum Bridge, WV divorced Steven Helmick (35) of Burnsville, WV.

Gilmer County Commission Received Two $10,000 Grants for The Courhouse

WV House of Delegates Brent Boggs (Braxton-Gilmer) and David Walker (Calhoun-Clay-Gilmer)
present a $10,000.00 Grant to Gilmer County Commission
on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to be used to fix
the Boiler System at Old Jailhouse

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Sallie Mattis receives the Grant on behalf of Gilmer County Commission

Dlegate Walker also presented another $10,000.00 Grant to
Gilmer County Commission on September 02, 2014
for Courthouse Renovation

Gilmer County Commission Regular Meeting – 09.17.14 - Today

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GILMER COUNTY COMMISSION  
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
September 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Gilmer County Courthouse – Commission Office, 10 Howard Street, Glenville, WV

I. CALL TO ORDER


II.  PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. FLAG


III. PUBLIC COMMENTS


IV. APPOINTMENTS

9:15 MATTHEW ECHARD – RE:  Unsafe Buildings and Lands Enforcement Agency


V. ROUTINE BUSINESS:

      Discussion and/or action on:

              1. Exonerations/Consolidations/Divisions

              2. Approve Estate Qualifications and Estate Settlements

              3. Board Appointments and/or Resignations:

                    a) Board Seats remain open on the:

                          i. Unsafe Buildings & Lands Enforcement Agency - Dekalb/Troy, Glenville Corp & Sand Fork Corp

                          ii. Ambulance Authority - Center District

              4. Budget Revisions

              5. Budget Control Report

              6. Approve invoices for payment

              7. Approve County Commission Minutes for August 12th & September 2nd

              8. Receipt of County Board Minutes:
                    a) August Report for 911 Addressing & 911 Meeting

                    b) Ambulance Service Authority June 12 and July 17 Board Meetings


VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

              1. Willard Cottrill Estate

              2. Recreation Center Gas Bill from Hayden Harper


VII. NEW BUSINESS:

      Discussion and/or action on:

              1. Review designated smoking location on Courthouse property

              2. Review of Poll Worker hourly rate

              3. Approve and sign the State Electric Supply Company credit application

              4. Golf Course Insurance Claim

              5. Approve and Sign Contract for ATM at the Courthouse


VIII. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT


IX. OTHER BUSINESS


X.    ADJOURNMENT


NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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EX-POW JESSICA LYNCH STARRING IN CHRISTIAN FILM

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.

But the West Virginia native is not sure if an acting career is in her future.

Lynch plays Beth Barlow, the president’s daughter, in the JC Films production of “One Church.“

“It’s a lot of stress,“ Lynch told The Associated Press on Tuesday as she was heading from West Virginia to Rock Hill, South Carolina, to finish filming. “But I have to say I’ve had fun with it and it’s an opportunity. I’m one of those people who says ‘never say never’ and you never know where life will take me.“

President and screenwriter Jason Campbell of Morgantown-based JC Films said the drama explores the possible government takeover of churches.

Lynch was captured after her Army unit took a wrong turn and came under attack in Iraq in 2003. Eleven American soldiers were killed and six were captured, including Lynch. Her high-profile nighttime rescue from an Iraqi hospital made her an instant celebrity.

“I was kind of thrust into it,“ Lynch said. “I didn’t really have the option. It was ‘here you go.‘ Like everything else that I’ve done in life, I think perseverance is my life motto now, having that never give up attitude and going for it.“

Lynch spends considerable time traveling to talk about her personal experiences along with her recent film work.

“It gets easier with every appearance, with every speech,“ she said. “It’s kind of fun now. It’s something I never thought I would ever do in my life.“

The Palestine native suffered two spinal fractures, nerve damage and a shattered right arm, right foot and left leg when her Humvee crashed during the firefight.

Lynch continues to go to physical therapy, has a 7-year-old daughter and works part time as a substitute teacher in Wood County.

She met Campbell while he was in West Virginia promoting the 2013 film “Finding Faith,“ which starred Erik Estrada of TV series “CHiPs” fame. Campbell offered Lynch a part in his next film, “Virtuous,“ and she accepted. Lynch had a speaking part and her Iraq experience was loosely depicted in the film.

With Lynch taking a much bigger role in “One Church,“ Campbell said “she’s a natural. She’s very good in front of the camera. We’re excited that she’s a part of it.

“She’s a prime example of what a role model should be for our young people. The combination of the kind of movies that we’re making fits right into who she is.“

The movie is scheduled to be shown next year in churches across the country.

Campbell said essentially the same group of actors are involved in all of his movies, and that fosters “an environment of fun.“

“That takes the edge off a lot more when you’re with a group of people that are all like-minded in making this film that hopes to change the culture,“ Campbell said. “Everyone there is your best cheerleader.“


2 INMATES WHO FLED WORK DETAIL CAUGHT AT WALMART

Police in Bluefield, Virginia, say two inmates who escaped a highway work detail have been captured.

The pair fled from a corrections officer along U.S. Highway 460 on Tuesday afternoon.

Bluefield, Virginia, Police Chief Harry Cundiff says the men were later caught inside a Walmart.

They were transported back to the police department.


WEST VIRGINIA’S UNINSURED DROPPED 3.5%

Both West Virginia and Virginia saw modest decreases in the number of uninsured residents last year.

The U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday shows the number of uninsured people in West Virginia dropped from 264,000 in 2012 to 255,000 last year — about 3.5%.

Virginia’s dropped from 1 million in 2012 to 991,000 last year — about 1%.

Because the main coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act didn’t take effect until this year, the latest census numbers offer a baseline number of uninsured by which increased coverage and effectiveness of the law will be measured.


CANCER SURVIVORS AND PATIENTS LOBBY LAWMAKERS FOR CONTINUED RESEARCH FUNDING

An ovarian cancer survivor from Martinsburg says she’s alive because of research and, George Blough says, others deserve the same chance.

“We can’t let research stop,” Blough, West Virginia’s lead volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, told MetroNews from Capitol Hill.

She was among the hundreds of cancer patients, survivors and volunteers who traveled to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for an annual trip seeking support for continued cancer research, prevention and palliative care funding.

Additionally, the group was lobbying for the elimination of colorectal cancer screening cost barriers.

Currently, Medicare patients who seek colonoscopies as preventative measures can see their out-of-pocket costs soar if polyps are found. Because of that potential cost, Blough said some seniors are skipping their annual tests when, she said, studies show half of all colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented each year if everyone over the age of 50 is regularly screened.

“Our Congressional representatives need to know that we need to make cancer a national priority,” Blough said. “In West Virginia, we lose 4,680 people a year (to cancer).” Every day, across the United States, 1,600 die from cancer.

Blough said, in most cases, she believes lawmakers are listening.

“We have our champions and we have others who we know are not our champions, but we go anyway. And, you know, you have to live in a cave to not have been affected by cancer. It’s almost like asking someone — do you like puppy dogs?”

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, more than 11,500 West Virginia residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone.


FATAL BLAZE IN WOOD COUNTY

Wood County woman is dead after her home went up in flames Monday afternoon.

Firefighters said the victim, age 65, was found inside her burned out house on South Sugar Camp Road near Rockport.

The woman apparently called 911 to report the blaze, but by the time firefighters arrived at the scene the residence was engulfed in flames. Investigators said she had mobility issues.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze but the fire is not considered suspicious.

There was heavy damage and no working smoke detector.


DUMP TRUCK USED AS GETAWAY VEHICLE IN CRIME

Two men who robbed the Sissonville 7-Eleven may have had a bigger heist well before their much talked about caper at the local convenience store. The two suspects fled the 7-Eleven early Monday morning in what was believed to be a black dump truck. Turns out it was originally red and was stolen the day before from Jimmy Dunn Excavating Company.

“I had seen a post on Facebook about 7-Eleven being robbed by a black dump truck and I thought, ‘Thank you God it’s not one of our vehicles,’” said Kim Hoffman, co-owner of Dunn Excavating. “Then I got a call from one of our employees who said it wasn’t black it was red. I thought, ‘Oh no.’”

Turns out the dump truck was reportedly seen being driven in the Sissonville area as early as 4 PM Sunday afternoon. Hoffman said she was also told the truck was seen speeding across the parking lot of the Sissonville Foodland next to Sissonville High School about 8 p.m. Sunday.

She added the truck wasn’t the only thing they took from the company’s facility on Sissonville Drive.

“They took a load of copper we had for an upcoming job. They took some high dollar tools and they took two tool boxes,” she said. “One piece of the equipment was probably $30,000, and that was just one piece.”

Hoffman said the facility had no surveillance although they had recently discussed adding security video. She said the bright lights on their equipment yard have always been enough to deter anybody from breaking into their facility. She was angered about the theft, but added they know they aren’t the first.

“You hear about it all the time, but it’s really tough when it hits home,” she said. “I can’t imagine anybody would have a personal vendetta against us for any reason. I think it’s just the problem that exists in our community. People are just desperate to get their hands on money to feed their addictions.”

The only item recovered was the dump truck which was found burned out along Allen’s Fork Road in Sissonville Monday morning.

The two men were wearing hoodies when they entered the 7-Eleven at just after 3:30 Monday morning. They stole cigarettes and beer. There were reports of two men walking on Allen’s Fork Road Monday morning but when deputies arrived they couldn’t find them.

The Sissonville VFD and state DEP were on the scene of the truck fire when some diesel fuel leaked into the creek.

Movie Review: ‘God Help the Girl’- A Film for Belle & Sebastian Fans

The musical “God Help the Girl” is the feature debut for writer-director Stuart Murdoch, who’s better known as the lead singer and songwriter for Belle & Sebastian. If you’ve ever heard any of the songs by the Glaswegian indie-pop band behind such eccentric, catchy ditties as “Piazza, New York Catcher” and “I’m a Cuckoo,” then the movie will be exactly what you expect: nostalgic without being depressing, perky without being twee and, overall, a bit trivial.

The story revolves around Eve (the talented Emily Browning), an aspiring musician who is plagued by an eating disorder that lands her in the hospital. She’s not a fan of being locked up, though, and she escapes one night and meets a dweeby singer-songwriter named James (Olly Alexander). They begin a friendship, although he appears to want more. After all, one of the first things he says to her is, “I like your knees.”

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The pair ultimately starts a band with another female vocalist, the daffy Cassie (Hannah Murray of “Game of Thrones”). And that’s really the gist of the narrative, although along the way, the trio breaks for musical interludes that are so cutesy they border on absurd. The scenes are all bowler hats and elbow patches, with the singers filming each other with a Super 8 camera or living it up while inexplicably looking through a magnifying glass. This is the kind of movie where characters travel by tandem bicycle. (Admittedly, a penny-farthing would have been more egregious.)

In other words, the movie is light, even when it dabbles in darker material. There are moments when Eve appears to really suffer, yet the film glosses over the roots of her pain, giving the audience little to attach to. The musical portions are the only times when the characters seem truly able to express themselves, giving the viewer deeper glimpses of them. And that’s a boon considering the superficial dialogue, as the musicians discuss possible band names and James concludes that “all the great records have been made.”

The tone is all over the map, switching from fantastical one moment to naturalistic the next, as Eve languishes in her room, unable to get out of bed. It all gives “God Help the Girl” a disconnected, haphazard feel, as if Murdoch really wanted to make a bunch of wildly different musical shorts, but he felt obliged to string them together with a clear through-line.

Belle & Sebastian fans will no doubt be pleased by all of the new music that’s so easy to tap a toe along to. But like the band, “God Help the Girl” probably isn’t destined for broad appeal, so much as a cult audience.

★ ★

Unrated. Contains strong language. 111 minutes.

WVSSAC Football Rankings 2014: Week 4

2014 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS – CLASS AAA
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total
Scored
Total
Allowed
1 MARTINSBURG 13.33 3 0 0 77 28
1 SOUTH CHARLESTON 13.33 3 0 0 155 44
3 JEFFERSON 13.00 3 0 0 122 37
4 CAPITAL 12.50 2 0 0 109 25
5 CABELL MIDLAND 12.33 3 0 0 153 34
6 POINT PLEASANT 12.00 3 0 0 144 14
6 WHEELING PARK 12.00 2 0 0 44 23
8 HUNTINGTON 9.33 2 1 0 112 62
9 PARKERSBURG SOUTH 9.00 2 1 0 83 73
10 MORGANTOWN 8.67 2 1 0 102 54
10 SPRING VALLEY 8.67 2 1 0 91 93
10 UNIVERSITY 8.67 2 1 0 62 53
13 LEWIS COUNTY 8.33 2 1 0 77 35
13 MUSSELMAN 8.33 2 1 0 109 60
13 WOODROW WILSON 8.33 2 1 0 98 53
16 GEORGE WASHINGTON 8.00 2 1 0 68 96
16 HURRICANE 8.00 2 1 0 121 63
16 LOGAN 8.00 2 1 0 103 59
19 GREENBRIER EAST 7.33 2 1 0 81 88
20 PARKERSBURG 6.50 1 1 0 62 64
21 JOHN MARSHALL 5.00 2 1 0 86 33
22 BROOKE 4.67 1 2 0 55 65
23 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR 4.50 1 1 0 60 38
23 ELKINS 4.50 1 1 0 87 58
23 NITRO 4.50 1 1 0 54 80
26 PRESTON 4.33 1 2 0 54 69
26 SPRING MILLS 4.33 1 2 0 55 117
28 HAMPSHIRE 4.00 1 2 0 58 110
28 PRINCETON 4.00 1 2 0 89 96
28 RIPLEY 4.00 1 2 0 58 101
28 WASHINGTON 4.00 1 2 0 65 102
32 HEDGESVILLE 0.00 0 3 0 38 168
32 LINCOLN COUNTY 0.00 0 3 0 20 131
32 OAK HILL 0.00 0 2 0 27 78
32 RIVERSIDE 0.00 0 3 0 25 170
32 SHADY SPRING 0.00 0 3 0 40 136
32 ST. ALBANS 0.00 0 3 0 46 125
32 WINFIELD 0.00 0 3 0 14 107



2014 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS – CLASS AA
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total
Scored
Total
Allowed
1 BLUEFIELD 11.00 2 0 0 116 69
2 SCOTT 10.67 3 0 0 100 47
3 MINGO CENTRAL 9.33 3 0 0 113 63
3 WESTSIDE 9.33 3 0 0 92 65
5 FRANKFORT 9.00 3 0 0 96 47
5 RAVENSWOOD 9.00 3 0 0 138 65
7 BRIDGEPORT 8.67 2 1 0 62 28
8 GRAFTON 8.33 3 0 0 124 53
8 INDEPENDENCE 8.33 3 0 0 122 8
10 FAIRMONT SENIOR 7.33 2 1 0 68 53
10 ROBERT C. BYRD 7.33 2 1 0 95 49
12 KEYSER 7.00 2 1 0 125 70
13 CLAY COUNTY 6.67 2 1 0 27 35
13 RITCHIE COUNTY 6.67 2 1 0 54 73
15 BRAXTON COUNTY 6.33 2 1 0 32 35
15 HERBERT HOOVER 6.33 2 1 0 125 84
15 LIBERTY (HARRISON) 6.33 2 1 0 71 61
15 LIBERTY (RALEIGH) 6.33 2 1 0 88 67
15 WAYNE 6.33 2 1 0 74 70
20 NICHOLAS COUNTY 6.00 2 1 0 86 39
21 WEIR 5.33 2 1 0 68 48
22 WEBSTER COUNTY 5.00 2 1 0 89 110
23 JAMES MONROE 4.50 1 1 0 56 35
24 LINCOLN 3.00 1 2 0 42 59
24 OAK GLEN 3.00 1 2 0 35 68
24 PIKEVIEW 3.00 1 2 0 55 109
24 RIVER VIEW 3.00 1 2 0 111 132
24 SISSONVILLE 3.00 1 2 0 83 62
29 BERKELEY SPRINGS 0.00 0 3 0 38 137
29 CHAPMANVILLE 0.00 0 3 0 58 116
29 EAST FAIRMONT 0.00 0 3 0 42 131
29 MOUNT VIEW 0.00 0 3 0 20 140
29 NORTH MARION 0.00 0 2 0 27 83
29 PETERSBURG 0.00 0 2 0 13 60
29 PHILIP BARBOUR 0.00 0 3 0 46 95
29 POCA 0.00 0 3 0 34 107
29 ROANE COUNTY 0.00 0 3 0 33 66
29 SUMMERS COUNTY 0.00 0 3 0 69 97
29 TOLSIA 0.00 0 2 0 26 88
29 WYOMING EAST 0.00 0 3 0 62 99



2014 WVSSAC FOOTBALL RANKINGS – CLASS A
Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied Total
Scored
Total
Allowed
1 WILLIAMSTOWN 9.00 3 0 0 96 60
2 BUFFALO 8.67 3 0 0 113 66
3 ST. MARYS 8.00 3 0 0 132 26
4 MAN 7.67 2 1 0 94 60
5 PENDLETON COUNTY 7.33 3 0 0 118 22
6 CLAY-BATTELLE 7.00 3 0 0 143 50
7 MEADOW BRIDGE 6.67 3 0 0 126 28
7 VALLEY (FAYETTE) 6.67 3 0 0 114 51
9 VALLEY (WETZEL) 6.00 3 0 0 97 30
10 GREENBRIER WEST 5.67 2 1 0 83 53
11 MOOREFIELD 5.33 2 1 0 66 54
12 EAST HARDY 5.00 2 1 0 104 49
13 DODDRIDGE COUNTY 4.67 2 1 0 84 56
13 TYLER CONSOLIDATED 4.67 2 1 0 93 80
13 WAHAMA 4.67 2 1 0 76 62
16 BISHOP DONAHUE 4.33 2 1 0 104 65
16 TUG VALLEY 4.33 2 1 0 68 46
16 WHEELING CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4.33 2 1 0 114 64
19 MAGNOLIA 4.00 1 1 0 54 45
20 PADEN CITY 3.50 1 1 0 42 67
21 FAYETTEVILLE 3.00 1 1 0 20 64
22 CALHOUN COUNTY 2.33 1 2 0 47 104
22 MADONNA 2.33 1 2 0 68 78
22 POCAHONTAS COUNTY 2.33 1 2 0 41 54
22 SHERMAN 2.33 1 2 0 90 58
22 SOUTH HARRISON 2.33 1 2 0 68 48
27 GILMER COUNTY 2.00 1 2 0 82 92
27 PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC 2.00 1 2 0 59 69
27 TUCKER COUNTY 2.00 1 2 0 68 53
30 CAMERON 0.00 0 3 0 38 118
30 HANNAN 0.00 0 2 0 32 72
30 MIDLAND TRAIL 0.00 0 3 0 16 149
30 MONTCALM 0.00 0 2 0 38 92
30 NOTRE DAME 0.00 0 2 0 35 88
30 RICHWOOD 0.00 0 3 0 50 89
30 TYGARTS VALLEY 0.00 0 3 0 32 130
30 VAN 0.00 0 3 0 8 115
30 WIRT COUNTY 0.00 0 3 0 34 125

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►   WEST VIRGINIA’S TOP CORNERBACK SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY FOR VIOLATION OF TEAM RULES:  West Virginia’s top cornerback, sophomore Daryl Worley, has been suspended indefinitely by coach Dana Holgorsen for the ambiguously dreaded “violation of team rules.”

The announcement came shortly after 10 p.m. and leaves West Virginia (2-1) short-handed for Saturday night’s Big 12 opener against #4 Oklahoma (3-0). Holgorsen made no reference to Worley’s situation on Monday morning’s teleconference, pronouncing his team fully healthy and loaded for a crucial week.

Worley’s two interceptions are the lone turnovers forced by the Mountaineers’ defense through three games, and his 17 tackles are third-most on the team.

In his absence, expect to see more of senior Travis Bell, a nine-game starter in 2013, and perhaps a trial-by-fire indoctrination for junior college transfer Jaylon Myers. Another senior cornerback, Icky Banks, returns this week from a three-game NCAA suspension and could reclaim the spot in which he started 12 games last season.

The Sooners rank second in the conference and 15th nationally at 44.7 points per game.



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►   CATO BUILDS LEGEND AND HEISMAN RESUME:  Rakeem Cato joined an exclusive club during Saturday’s 44-14 win over Ohio.

He became just the second Marshall quarterback to throw 100 career touchdown passes, reaching the milestone on a 77-yard pass to Angelo Jean-Louis in the third quarter.

The first to 100 was Thundering Herd legend Chad Pennington, who’s the all-time leader in career touchdown passes, for now, with 115. Barring anything unexpected, Cato could shatter that record by season’s end. Cato also became just the 19th player in college football since 1956 with 100 career touchdowns.

Cato is on pace to own all of Marshall’s career passing records. He’s already cemented his name alongside the likes of Pennington, Leftwich, Payton, Kresser and Petersen.

Cato is third on the all-time completions list with 938, one behind Byron Leftwich. Pennington holds the record with 1,026. Cato is second in passes attempted. His 11,129 passing yards are third, trailing Leftwich (11,903) and Pennington (13,143).

And he still has nine weeks left in the regular season and more than likely two postseason games to catch the Herd quarterback legends.

Cato won’t take all the credit.

“Those guys are great,” Cato said about his wide receivers. “They’re great wide-outs, and they go hard every day. They’re willing to get better and listen to what Coach (Bill) Legg has to say and understand what he wants to do with this offense. To see those guys making plays, that’s a blessing for our offense.”

Cato has now thrown a touchdown pass in 35 consecutive games, which leads FBS quarterbacks and is closing in on Russell Wilson’s record of 38 straight. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is second among current FBS quarterbacks with scoring tosses in 29 straight games after throwing two Saturday against Wyoming.

Cato’s 425 yards passing on Saturday marked his fifth career 400-yard game and ranks fourth on his single-game list.

Cato has thrown for 203 touchdowns in his high school and college careers and has passed for 20,541 yards.

Only time will determine Cato’s place in Marshall Football lore but Herd fans could very well be watching the most prolific passer to don the kelly green.



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►   MINNESOTA GOVERNOR CALLS FOR PETERSON SUSPENSION:  Calling his actions “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota”, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have been suspended by the team over the recent allegations of abusing one of his sons.

In a statement released Tuesday and transcribed by Minneapolis television station KARE, Dayton remarked that Peterson should not be allowed to play until his pending case in Texas involving charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child is resolved.

The Vikings announced Monday that Peterson, who has been accused of using a wooden tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son as a disciplinary measure, will return to practice this week and is expected to play in Sunday’s game at New Orleans. The team deactivated the 2012 NFL MVP for last week’s contest against New England, which Minnesota lost by a 30-7 score.

“It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be ‘innocent until proven guilty.‘ However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota,“ said Dayton. “Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system.“

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statement Monday they were taking the accusations seriously and that it was “a matter of due process” that they allow Peterson to play while the legal case plays out.

Peterson, who is said to be cooperating with police over the initial incident, also issued a statement Monday saying he is “not a child abuser” and that he did not intend to injure his son as he “disciplined” him.

Hours after the Vikings announced their intentions to reinstate Peterson, Houston television station KHOU reported that the mother of another of the star running back’s children filed a report with Child Protective Services last year alleging that he had physically abused that boy as well.

No charges were ever filed for the 2013 report, however, and Peterson’s attorney said Monday that his client is not under investigation for that incident.


►   BROWNS’ GORDON PLEADS GUILTY TO DWI:  Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while impaired stemming from an arrest in North Carolina in July.

The Wake County clerk’s office told NFL.com on Tuesday that Gordon, who had initially received a season-long suspension for violating the league’s since- revised substance abuse policy, was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and received a $100 fine along with court costs of $290. A speeding ticket he also was given at the time of the arrest was dismissed.

Gordon was not present for the hearing, with attorney Trey Fitzhugh entering the plea on his behalf.

According to Profootballtalk.com, Gordon’s counsel had his original hearing scheduled for November 18 moved up and decided to plead guilty in order to avoid a mandatory two-game suspension for DUI offenses that is set to go into effect under the NFL’s new drug policy that the Players Association ratified last week.

Multiple reports have stated that Gordon is expected to have his 16-game ban reduced to 10 games as a result of the new agreement. The All-Pro wideout has run afoul of the substance abuse policy a total of four times over the course of his three-year career and was previously suspended for the first two games of last season.

Despite missing those two games, Gordon still led the NFL with 1,646 yards on 87 catches during a breakout campaign, setting Browns season records for receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games (7) as well as a new NFL mark for most yards receiving over a four-game stretch (774).

According to police reports, Gordon was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .09, just slightly above North Carolina’s legal limit, when he was stopped in Raleigh on July 5. He was also cited for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.


►   REDSKINS REINSTATE MERIWEATHER:  The Washington Redskins placed Brandon Meriweather back on the 53-man roster Tuesday after the veteran safety completed serving his two-game suspension for an illegal hit.

The NFL handed Meriweather, a 13-game starter for Washington last season, the season-opening ban for a shot he gave to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith in a preseason game on August 23. The two-time Pro Bowl selection drew a personal foul penalty for forcible contact to a defenseless player on the play.

Meriweather was also suspended one game last season for a pair of illegal hits during a game against Chicago in October.

The eighth-year pro, who recorded 69 tackles, two interceptions and one sack in 2013, is expected to start Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

Safety Bacarri Rambo was waived to make room on the active roster.

A sixth-round pick of Washington in 2013, Rambo started three games as a rookie but managed just two tackles through the first two weeks of this season.


►   JAGS PLACE TE LEWIS ON SHORT-TERM IR:  The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed tight end Marcedes Lewis on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Lewis suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s 41-10 drubbing at the hands of the Washington Redskins. He will be eligible to resume practicing in six weeks and can return to the active roster following the Jaguars’ Week 11 bye at the earliest.

The injury is expected to sideline Lewis for 6-to-8 weeks.

The Jaguars also signed wide receiver Tavarres King off the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad to the active roster and promoted rookie tight end Marcel Jensen from the practice squad to the active roster. Offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield was waived and offensive tackle Cody Booth was signed to the practice squad.

Bradfield had started Jacksonville’s first two games at right tackle in place of an injured Austin Pasztor and was part of an offensive line that allowed 10 sacks of quarterback Chad Henne against the Redskins.


►   TITANS SIGN LB ANDERSON, PUT BROWN ON IR:  The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a contract with veteran linebacker James Anderson Tuesday while formally placing linebacker Zach Brown on injured reserve.

Brown, a 27-game starter for Tennessee over his first two NFL seasons who compiled 184 tackles, 9 1/2 sacks and four interceptions during that span, tore his pectoral muscle in the team’s 26-10 season-opening win at Kansas City.

Anderson, an eight-year pro, started all 16 games for the Chicago Bears in 2013 and recorded 102 tackles and four sacks. The 30-year-old spent his first seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers, totaling a then-franchise record 145 tackles in 2011 and also leading the team in stops the previous year.

For his career, Anderson has played in 110 games with 69 starts and logged 556 tackles, 12 sacks, eight fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

Anderson signed with New England in June but was released by the Patriots during the preseason.


►   GIANTS’ JERNIGAN LANDS ON IR:  The New York Giants revealed Tuesday that another player will miss the remainder of the 2014 season, with the team placing wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan on injured reserve Tuesday due to a mid- foot sprain.

The news comes after the Giants announced Monday that nickel back Walter Thurmond is done for the year after tearing his pectoral muscle during Sunday’s 25-14 home loss to Arizona. Thurmond was officially put on IR Tuesday as well.

Additionally, starting middle linebacker Jon Beason could be facing an extended absence after aggravating a previous injury to his right foot in Sunday’s game.

Beason, who missed the entire preseason recovering from surgery to repair a sesamoid fracture and ligament tear in the same foot, is likely to visit foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte later this week.

Jernigan also was hurt in Sunday’s contest, which dropped New York to 0-2 on the young season. The fourth-year pro had been running as the Giants’ No. 3 receiver with 2014 first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. yet to play because of a hamstring issue, and recorded six catches totaling 40 yards through the first two weeks.

Wide receiver Julian Talley was promoted from the practice squad to take Jernigan’s roster spot. With Beason appearing doubtful to suit up for Sunday’s game against Houston, linebacker Dan Fox was also elevated from the practice squad.


►   LIONS SIGN CB GORRER:  The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and placed cornerback Nevin Lawson on season-ending injured reserve.

Lawson suffered a dislocated toe in Sunday’s loss to Carolina and had surgery in Charlotte on Sunday. The Lions had already lost cornerback Bill Bentley (ACL).

Gorrer has played in 27 career games (two starts) with St. Louis, Baltimore, Seattle and Tampa Bay, recording 31 tackles and one interception.

The Lions also signed linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and added linebacker Jerrell Harris to the practice squad.


►   CARDINALS ADD LB BUTLER:  The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Victor Butler on Tuesday.

Butler was with the New Orleans Saints last season but was on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury. He played four years with the Dallas Cowboys (2009-12) before joining the Saints.

With the Cowboys, Butler had 89 tackles and 11 sacks in 63 games (two starts).

The Cardinals also released linebacker Marcus Benard and punter Drew Butler.


►   NFL NAMES FORMER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL VP FOR PUBLIC POLICY:  The NFL has named former White House official Cynthia C. Hogan to the position of senior vice president for public policy and government affairs.

Hogan will develop and implement the league’s public policy and legislative initiatives, and work with NFL teams on local and state issues. She will report to Paul Hicks, the league’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs, in the Washington, DC office.

“We are pleased to welcome Cynthia to our leadership team,“ said Hicks in a statement Tuesday. “Cynthia’s broad experience on a wide-range of public policy issues will help advance our initiatives in Washington and around the country.“

The NFL has come under scrutiny recently for its domestic abuse issues, even drawing criticism from members of Congress for its handling of the Ray Rice incident.

“The complex and compelling issues of interest to the NFL and the opportunity to help shape policy on those issues is a unique and exciting challenge,“ said Hogan. “I could not be more excited about joining the NFL team.“

As part of the White House staff from 2009 to 2013, Hogan analyzed complex legal and policy issues for the Obama Administration, including health care, financial regulation, information technology, privacy and other civil liberties, criminal justice, and national security.

Prior to joining the White House, Hogan was chief counsel, staff director, and counsel for constitutional law for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1991 to 1996.


►   RAIDERS SIGN VINCENT BROWN:  The Oakland Raiders signed former San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown on Tuesday.

Brown was recently waived/injured by San Diego after missing most of training camp with a calf issue.

He played in 30 career games (16 starts) for the Chargers, catching 60 passes for 801 yards and three touchdowns. The 25-year-old missed the entire 2012 season with a broken ankle.

The Raiders also waived linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu.



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►   KINGS TO RETIRE STOJAKOVIC’S JERSEY:  The Sacramento Kings announced Tuesday that the club will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic this coming season.

The ceremony will take place on December 16, when the Kings play the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Stojakovic played eight seasons with the Kings after being selected 14th overall in 1996 and was a member of the perennial playoff teams under head coach Rick Adelman.

“My time in Sacramento was the best years of my career and truly some of the best years of my life,“ Stojakovic said in a statement. “I am proud of what we built in Sacramento and the connection we made with the fans and the community.

The small forward ranks first all-time in games played (518) and second in points (9,498) during the Sacramento-era.



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►   YANKEES LOSE PRADO FOR REST OF SEASON:  The New York Yankees have placed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy.

Prado was acquired from Arizona at the July 31 trade deadline and helped keep a struggling Yankees offense alive for most of August and early September. He was slowed by a hamstring injury earlier this month.

After hitting a mere five home runs with 42 RBI and a .270 batting average in 106 games for the Diamondbacks, he belted seven homers and drove in 16 runs with a .316 average in 37 games for the Yankees.

Prado played in Monday’s 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay and had two of the club’s six hits.

The Yankees selected the contract of infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the roster spot.


►   BRAVES UNVEIL NEW STADIUM’S NAME:  The Atlanta Braves’ new stadium will be named SunTrust Park.

The Braves and Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks, Inc. announced a 25-year sponsorship deal as part of the official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday.

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to partner with a great organization that shares our values for winning and serving the community,“ SunTrust chairman and CEO William H. Rogers, Jr. said in a statement. “This partnership provides SunTrust increased visibility on a regional and national level through a truly unique mixed-use development that will attract fans and visitors throughout the year. Importantly, it will help us reach more people as we fulfill our bank’s purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being.“

The stadium will be built in Cobb County, Georgia, and is expected to be ready for Opening Day of the 2017 season. It will still have an Atlanta address and will be located at the northwest intersection of Interstate-75 and I-285.

“The new ballpark constitutes a new chapter in Atlanta Braves baseball, and we are excited that SunTrust has decided to build upon our decades-long relationship and embark on this journey with us,“ Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk said in a statement. “Both of our organizations have deep roots in Atlanta and loyal fans throughout the Southeast and across the nation. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect partner and look forward to seeing the first pitch at SunTrust Park in 2017.“

Turner Field has been the Braves’ home since 1997.


►   CUBS EXTEND TRIPLE-A AGREEMENT WITH IOWA:  The Chicago Cubs have extended their player development contract with Triple-A Iowa through the 2018 season.

The current agreement was set to expire after the 2016 campaign.

“We are pleased to reach a PDC extension with Iowa,“ said Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod in a statement Tuesday. “The players who have come through Iowa speak of their positive experiences in Des Moines and appreciate their great fans, and we are thrilled to continue this long-standing partnership.“

The Cubs have been affiliated with Iowa since 1981.


►   NATIONAL LEAGUE SCORES: 

Final Score: New York 9, Miami 1

Wilmer Flores had the best game of his young career and made Mets history in the process, belting two home runs and leading New York to a 9-1 rout of the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Flores finished 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and six runs batted in, becoming the first Mets second baseman to record such numbers in a game. He’s also the first player since Geovany Soto in 2008 to have multiple six-plus RBI games in his rookie season. Curtis Granderson had three hits and Ruben Tejada drove in a pair of runs for the Mets, who ended a three-game losing skid and evened this three-game series. Bartolo Colon, back on the hill five days after getting ejected for the first time since 2003, gave up 12 hits but only one run in 7 1/3 innings of work. Colon (14-12) struck out seven and did not walk a batter. Christian Yelich provided the lone Marlins run with an RBI infield single in the third inning. Starter Nathan Eovaldi (6-12) was charged with six runs on six hits to lose for the sixth time in his last seven starts.


Final Score: Washington 3, Atlanta 0

The Washington Nationals captured the NL East title on Tuesday and did so on the defending division champions’ soil. Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer, Tanner Roark tossed seven scoreless innings and the Nationals bested the plummeting Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field. Roark (14-10) was stellar in helping Washington win its second division crown in three years. The second-year starter scattered five hits—all singles—and did not issue a walk. This is the earliest a team from the nation’s capital has earned a playoff berth. The 1933 Washington Senators clinched on Sept. 21. The only mistake Aaron Harang made all night was a hanging offspeed pitch that Desmond annihilated halfway up the seats in left field in the sixth. Harang (11-11) was otherwise solid, striking out eight and allowing just five hits and two walks over his seven-inning start. Atlanta’s offense, however, was shut out for the second time during an inopportune 1-8 stretch that has dropped the club 5 1/2 games behind the Pirates for the NL’s second wild card spot.


Final Score: Chicago 7, Cincinnati 0

Jake Arrieta came up short on another no-hit bid but still completed his shutout of the Cincinnati Reds as the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 7-0 victory on Tuesday. Arrieta (9-5) faced the minimum through seven frames and was five outs away from tossing the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history. The right-hander was ahead 0-2 on Brandon Phillips before the slugging second baseman lined a gapper to the warning track in left for Cincinnati’s only hit. Rookie center fielder Matt Szczur made a valiant attempt with an all-out dive near the wall but came up well short as Phillips strolled in with a double. Arrieta stranded Phillips on second and finished off his first career complete game and shutout with a career-high 13 strikeouts. Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI while Chris Coghlan blew the game open with a three-run double in the sixth. Cincinnati has dropped three in a row and has been shut out three times in nine games, including the first two meetings of this three-game set. Any chance Johnny Cueto (18-9) had of challenging Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award fell by the wayside after he surrendered a season high-tying six runs on five hits and five walks. This was the third time this year Arrieta took a no- hitter into the seventh, including setting down the first 18 Reds the previous time he faced them on June 24.


Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Boston 0

Russell Martin hit a two-run homer and Starling Marte added a solo shot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (6-12) gave up just four hits while striking out six over five innings in his return from the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander, who had been out of action since Aug. 15 due to a sports hernia, won for the first time since July 2. The Pirates, who have won five of six, hold the National League’s second Wild Card spot. Anthony Ranaudo (3-3) allowed three runs on four hits with three walks over 5 2/3 innings for the Red Sox, who took three of four from Kansas City over the weekend. The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the second. Neil Walker walked and crossed the plate on Martin’s blast to right-center field.


Final Score: Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 (12 innings)

Hector Gomez scored the game-tying run in the ninth, then knocked in the winning run in the 12th to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, on Tuesday. The Cardinals sent Kevin Siegrist (1-4) to the mound in the 12th. Carlos Gomez walked and swiped two bases before scoring on Hector Gomez’s bloop single to shallow right field. Brandon Kintzler (3-3) got the last out in the 11th and Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless 12th for his 42nd save. Wily Peralta got the start and gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are four games back of St. Louis in the division. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn allowed one run on five hits over seven innings.


Final Score: Colorado 10, Los Angeles 4

Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer and knocked in four runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-4, in the middle contest of a three-game set. Tyler Matzek (6-10) allowed two runs on 11 hits while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings for the Rockies, who snapped a seven-game skid. Justin Turner went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer. Los Angeles starter Dan Haren (13-11) gave up five runs on four hits with five strikeouts over five innings.


Final Score: San Francisco 2, Arizona 1

Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning and Brandon Crawford knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh as San Francisco edged Arizona by a 2-1 count in the second of three between the clubs. Peavy (6-4) scattered five hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings, striking out four. Sergio Romo got the final out of the eighth and Santiago Casilla closed the door in the ninth for his 16th save. Buster Posey homered and Pablo Sandoval added two hits for the Giants, who halted a three-game slide and trail the Dodgers by three games in the NL West after Colorado bested Los Angeles earlier Tuesday. Chris Owings tripled and scored his club’s lone run on an RBI single from A.J. Pollock as the Diamondbacks had their three-game win streak snapped. Josh Collmenter (10-8) allowed two runs on seven hits over his eight-inning outing.


Final Score: San Diego 5, Philadelphia 4

Alexi Amarista smacked a two-run homer among his three hits and the San Diego Padres topped the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, in the second test of a four-game set. Rymer Liriano posted three hits and scored a run for San Diego, which has taken the first two games of the series. Ian Kennedy (11-13) allowed three runs on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over six innings, while Kevin Quackenbush yielded a run in the ninth but still notched his fourth save of the season. A.J. Burnett (8-17) surrendered five runs—four earned—on eight hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames for the Phillies. Freddy Galvis belted a two-run shot and Domonic Brown added a solo blast in defeat.


►   AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORES: 

Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Boston 0

Russell Martin hit a two-run homer and Starling Marte added a solo shot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (6-12) gave up just four hits while striking out six over five innings in his return from the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander, who had been out of action since Aug. 15 due to a sports hernia, won for the first time since July 2. The Pirates, who have won five of six, hold the National League’s second Wild Card spot. Anthony Ranaudo (3-3) allowed three runs on four hits with three walks over 5 2/3 innings for the Red Sox, who took three of four from Kansas City over the weekend.


Final Score: Baltimore 8, Toronto 2

It took 17 years, but the Baltimore Orioles are finally back on top of the American League East. Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes each homered to help the Orioles defeat the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2, and clinch the AL East division title on Tuesday for the first time since 1997. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9) survived a rocky start to go five innings and allow two runs on two hits and four walks with six strikeouts. Alejandro De Aza supplied a clutch three-run triple that broke the game open in the seventh for Baltimore, which last clinched the division crown at home on Sept. 22, 1979 courtesy of a loss by Milwaukee. You would have to go back even further, to Sept. 13, 1969, to find the last time the O’s clinched with a win on their home turf. Drew Hutchison (10-12) lasted 6 1/3 innings, yielding six runs on five hits while striking out a career-high 11 in the setback. Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Reyes each knocked in a run for the Blue Jays, who have lost three straight and four of five as they continue to fade down the stretch.


Final Score: Tampa Bay 6, New York 1

Jake Odorizzi held the New York Yankees’ struggling offense to a run over six innings in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-1 victory at Tropicana Field. Aided by a lineup that went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, Odorizzi (11-12) scattered five hits and a walk to help the Rays to a third straight win. Nick Franklin had two hits and an RBI in his Tampa Bay debut, Wil Myers drove in two runs on a sacrifice fly and James Loney finished 3-for-4 for the Rays. The Yankees, on the other hand, were just 1-for-10 with men in scoring position to fall to 1-5 on this seven-game road trip. The lone hit came on an RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki. Michael Pineda (3-5) took the loss for New York after being reached for two runs—one earned—over 5 1/3 innings.


Final Score: Minnesota 4, Detroit 3

An infield single from Aaron Hicks with two down in the bottom of the ninth scored the winning run, as Minnesota posted a 4-3 victory over Detroit in the second test of a three-game series. After J.D. Martinez launched a go-ahead three-run shot in the top of the ninth off Glen Perkins (4-3), things unraveled for the AL Central leaders. Joe Nathan (4-4) walked Trevor Plouffe with one out, and his pinch-runner Doug Bernier came all the way home on a double by Kurt Suzuki which bounced over the outstretched glove of Tigers outfielder Ezequiel Carrera. Pinch- runner Chris Herrmann moved to third, and Hicks’ chopper landed well behind and to the left of second base. Detroit shortstop Andrew Romine fielded it cleanly but his throw to first was late, with Herrmann crossing home to end the contest. Kennys Vargas ended up 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored, while Suzuki knocked in two for the Twins, who won for the second time in their last seven. Ricky Nolasco was in line for the win, after giving up five hits and one walk, while striking out five over his eight-inning, scoreless effort. Torii Hunter ended up with two hits and a run scored for the Tigers, while Victor Martinez hit safely twice. Detroit’s division lead remained at 1 1/2 games, after Kansas City lost to the White Sox. Rick Porcello allowed seven hits and two runs with five strikeouts and a pair of walks over his eight-inning outing.


Final Score: Chicago 7, Kansas City 5

Conor Gillaspie’s three-run triple in the seventh inning lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the playoff-hopeful Kansas City Royals in the second meeting of a three-game set. Josh Phegley and Adam Eaton singled to begin the fateful seventh off Kelvin Herrera (3-3)—one of eight relievers used by Kansas City. Alexei Ramirez grounded out to put runners at the corners before Wade Davis was called upon. Davis walked Jose Abreu to load the bases, and Gillaspie split the gap in right-center to clear them and give the White Sox a 7-5 lead. Davis and Herrera both relinquished impressive scoreless streaks, with Davis going 31 2/3 innings and Herrera’s stretch ending at 31. The Royals had an opportunity to close within a half-game of the Tigers, who lost Tuesday, in the AL Central race, but they still remain 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mariners for the second wild card spot. Eric Surkamp (2-0) threw a scoreless inning of relief to earn the victory in the seesaw battle, while Zach Putnam tossed a perfect ninth to collect his fifth save of the season.


Final Score: Cleveland 4, Houston 2

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 batters over seven one-run innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros, 4-2, in the second test of a four-game set. Kluber (16-9) scattered seven hits and walked two for the Indians, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Yan Gomes smacked a two-run homer among his two hits in the win. Cody Allen tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings to notch his 21st save of the year. Jose Altuve posted two hits to set the team’s single-season hits record in defeat, surpassing Craig Biggio’s 210-hit campaign in 1998. Nick Tropeano (1-1) surrendered two runs—one earned—on four hits and two walks over five frames for Houston, which had its five-game winning streak at Minute Maid Park snapped.


Final Score: Seattle 13, LA Angels of Anaheim 2

Chris Taylor recorded two of Seattle’s 14 hits and drove in three runs as the Mariners crushed the playoff-bound LA Angels of Anaheim, 13-2, on Tuesday. The Mariners totaled 10 runs during a rough 1-5 stretch coming in, but solved their offensive woes against the Angels’ bullpen—specifically Jason Grilli (1-3) and Fernando Salas. Austin Jackson, Dustin Ackley and Mike Zunino each had two RBI in the rout, which moved Seattle within one game of the Royals for the second wild-card spot in the AL. Carson Smith (1-0) earned his first big league win with two scoreless innings of relief behind injured starter Roenis Elias, who exited in the fourth with elbow stiffness.


Final Score: Texas 6, Oakland 3

Jake Smolinski hit his first career home run, while Adrian Beltre doubled twice among his three hits and scored a run to pace Texas’ 6-3 decision over Oakland in the opener of a three-game set. Robinson Chirinos, Rougned Odor and Daniel Robertson each collected an RBI for the Rangers, who have won four in a row. Nick Tepesch (5-10) worked six innings for the positive result, allowing three runs on five hits. Neftali Feliz turned in a spotless ninth for his 10th save. Brandon Moss homered, Josh Donaldson doubled twice and Derek Norris drove in a run for the Athletics, who began their final homestand of the season with their fourth loss in six overall. Scott Kazmir (14-9) was tagged in defeat for six runs—four earned—over 4 1/3 frames as Oakland, whose prospects for an AL West title are dim, still hold the top wild card spot.



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►   DALY, HOLMGREN TO RECEIVE LESTER PATRICK TROPHY:  NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren were named recipients of the 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy on Tuesday.

The award recognizes outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The two men will be honored as part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony on December 04 in Minneapolis.

Named the first-ever deputy commissioner of the NHL on July 22, 2005, Daly serves as the chief consultant to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on all issues that impact the league’s operation and overall business. He also works intimately in collective bargaining with the NHL Players’ Association and oversees the league’s participation in all international tournaments.

Holmgren is an NHL lifer, transitioning from player to coach to executive, and has been involved with USA Hockey. A member of the U.S. men’s national team advisory group since 2009, Holmgren also served as general manager of the 2006 U.S. men’s national team and was an assistant coach for Team USA on the 1998 Olympic squad.



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►   GRAND JURY TO REVIEW TONY STEWART’S CASE:  The Ontario County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the August 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.

Stewart, a three-time champion in NASCAR’s premier series, struck and killed another competitor, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The incident occurred during a caution when Ward climbed out of his car and then walked down the dirt track, pointing his finger in the direction of Stewart and apparently yelling at him to express his displeasure. The right rear of Stewart’s car hit Ward and dragged him briefly across the track.

The caution came when Stewart and Ward made contact while battling for position, with Ward spinning out and hitting the wall.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo released a statement regarding the Stewart/Ward investigation, saying, “Over the past several weeks, I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department their investigation, as it progressed, in the Tony Stewart matter.

“Recently that office concluded its work and forwarded the complete case file to me. Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation will be presented to an Ontario County grand jury in the near future.

“As grand jury proceedings in New York State are strictly confidential by law, I am unable to state when the matter will be scheduled, other than to state that I intend to present the matter in the near future. Similarly, because of the confidential nature of these proceedings, I cannot state who will be called as witnesses, or what any witness’s expected testimony will be. When the presentation has been completed and a determination has been made, I will advise the public and the media at that time of the results.“

Stewart issued a statement as well, saying, “I respect the time and effort spent by both the Ontario County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office in investigating this tragic accident. I look forward to this process being completed, and I will continue to provide my full cooperation.“

Last Thursday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department revealed that it had completed its investigation into the death of Ward. It noted that the entire thorough investigation, including a forensic video enhancement recently received from the New York State Police Laboratory in Albany, had been submitted to the Office of the Ontario County District Attorney for review.

Stewart missed three Sprint Cup Series races—Watkins Glen, Michigan and Bristol—while he was in seclusion following the incident at Canandaigua. He returned to competition the last weekend in August at Atlanta. Stewart did not qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which began last Sunday at Chicagoland. The series will be at New Hampshire this weekend.

NASCAR is continuing to monitor Stewart’s case.

“We are aware of the completed investigation and the announced next steps,“ NASCAR chief communications officer Brett Jewkes said in a statement. “First, our thoughts continue to be with all who have been impacted by this tragedy. We will monitor this process and stay in close contact with Stewart-Haas Racing. It would be inappropriate for NASCAR to comment on this case so we will continue to respect the process and authorities involved.“



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►   WHY NOT A REFEREE?:  Sports Network Fantasy Editor Steve Schwarz asked in an article about a month ago, “Why not a punter?“ in terms of counting towards fantasy scoring.

While watching NFL Game Rewind of Week 2 on Monday afternoon, because even my day off from writing about sports is filled with watching sports, it got me thinking to take that question one step further. Why not a referee?

Now I ask that with a little tongue-in-cheek. The casual fan doesn’t really notice when the referees are there unless they blow a call. Fans didn’t really appreciate how great the referees were until the league was filled with awful replacement referees two seasons ago.

But if one watches a lot of football one starts to gravitate towards certain officials.

Gene Steratore gives the best explanations. For example, this was his best call in Week 2.

“After the review, the ruling on the field is overturned. The receiver does complete the process of the catch, has possession, turns up field, is hit, fumbles the ball, which does go out at the three-and-a-half yard line. It will be Kansas City’s ball. First and goal at the three-and-a-half yard line. Kansas City will not be charged a timeout. Will the game clock operator please reset the game clock to 11 minutes and 25 seconds?“

Great details? Check. Clarity? Check. Concise? Check. He didn’t even stutter. Confidence? Double check.

Five points to Steratore for the explanation. Two points for his swagger.

If one is going to bring up NFL referees, Ed Hochuli has to be in the conversation. He also gives very clear and concise explanations to rulings, yet does it while bursting out of his striped shirt. What protein shake is he on?

Hochuli is also the only ref I can remember admitting on the field, he got a call wrong.

“The ruling on the field was that it was an incomplete pass. We went to replay; it should have been ruled a fumble. By the instant replay rules, on that particular play where there’s a pass/fumble, a quarterback pass/fumble, the rules do not permit you to give the ball to the other team.“

Three points for explanation. Two points for humility. Minus one point for missing the call. Three points for his biceps.

Last season in a Week 3 Thursday night game, the Eagles committed a false start penalty in the fourth quarter. Walt Anderson’s call:

“False start, everyone but the center.“

Three points for humor.

On top of being an NFL referee, Pete Morelli is a high school principle, who actually had Buccaneers running back Doug Martin as a student. Before the game in Week 1, the two hugged.

Two points for irony. One point for coolness. Minus one for conflict of interest.

So these are fantasy owners’ top four referee rankings going into Week 3.

Ok, not really. But if you know more than half of these referees, five points to you for being a really, really big NFL fan.


►   ANTONIO GATES: WEEK 2 STUD TO WEEK 3 DUD?:  One of the biggest early season surprises has been the re-emergence of San Diego Chargers’ tight end, Antonio Gates.

Coming off a solid Week 1 performance, with six receptions for 81 yards and eight fantasy points, Gates was arguably the fantasy MVP for Week 2. Not only does it look he has re-established himself as Phillip Rivers’ go-to guy, but Gates also ranks as the second most productive fantasy tight end, through the first two weeks of the NFL season, behind only Julius Thomas.

However, the question is, can he keep it up?

If any fantasy owner had the courage to start Gates against the dreaded Seattle Seahawks defense, then that owner deserves major props. Gates seemed to be open all day, as he produced seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns.

That amounted to 27 total fantasy points, which tied him for the week’s high scorer using standard scoring, with Aaron Rodgers and the Patriots’ defense/special teams.

Gates’ three touchdowns come as the biggest shocker when looking at his stat line. He was facing a Seahawks defense that yielded just seven ppg to tight ends in 2013 and gave up almost nothing to the Packers’ tight ends in the season opener.

After Gates produced only four total touchdowns in 2013, Sunday’s performance was completely unexpected.

Gates had fantastic numbers a year ago, with 77 receptions and 872 yards in 16 games, but his touchdown numbers were what caused Gates to drop on draft boards this season (fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP 154.7). Fantasy owners make their money on players that can get into the end zone, and Gates was simply not a reliable option on draft day. However, this game may have began to turn owners’ heads.

If San Diego keeps Gates as a focal point in their offense, he will continue to pose TE1 upside. It is just extremely tough to predict that a 34-year-old tight end, with a ton of mileage, will be able to maintain this high-level of production.

Combined with the fact that Gates is no longer a young man (by NFL standards), injuries have been somewhat of an issue throughout his career. Last season was the first year since 2009, that Gates was able to stay healthy for a full season. With him already coming into Week 2 dealing with a tight hamstring, it is not ridiculous to assume Gates will not be able to play all 16 games, this season.

Final Thought: It is hard not to put Gates into your lineup, after what he has done through the first two weeks. Now, heading into Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, Gates will be a tempting play. However, owners should surf their league and see if any opponents could use a tight end. This is prime time to “sell high” on Gates, as it should be considered a long shot for him to keep up TE1 numbers for the rest of the 2014 season.


►   NFL FANTASY PLAYER OF THE WEEK - WEEK 2:  It was “survival of the fittest” out there in Week 2. Watching so many valuable fantasy athletes fall to injury made owners happy just to get through the weekend without their guys heading to the MRI clinic.

The news came early and often as guys like Jamaal Charles, Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, Knowshon Moreno, Eric Decker and A.J. Green were felled by injury.

Add to the already lengthy list of injures from Week 1 and fantasy owners are beginning to realize the value of a strong bench.

Still, a few guys thrived in the mayhem and one of them ended up earning the TSN Fantasy Player of the Week Award.

Quarterbacks -

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay - The Packers were floundering, down 12 to the Jets late in the second quarter when Rodgers led them on a 97-yard scoring drive. That drive seemed to get the entire Green Bay passing game going and in the third quarter Rodgers & Co. were unstoppable, scoring touchdowns on two of three possessions. He finished with 346 passing yards and three touchdowns worth 29 fantasy points to lead the position.

Philip Rivers, San Diego - Give Rivers credit, he didn’t show any fear about throwing against the defending Super Bowl champions and their much-heralded defense. The Chargers quarterback was mistake-free in throwing for 284 yards and three scores in a 30-21 upset victory and earned a surprising 24 points for the fantasy owners brave enough to start him.

Running Backs -

Darren Sproles, Philadelphia - Fantasy owners were questioning how Chip Kelly would work Sproles alongside All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy. Well, we’ve seen the game plan twice and Sproles has put up fantasy-worthy numbers both times. Monday night he was untouchable with a pinball machine-like 19-yard touchdown run, a 57-yard pass reception and a 51-yard catch. His final totals were 26 yards rushing and 152 yards receiving worth a position-high 30 fantasy points.

DeMarco Murray, Dallas - When your running game is working you stick with it and the Cowboys did just that, riding Murray’s 29-carry, 167-yard, one-score day to a 26-10 win over Tennessee. He earned 24 fantasy points in the effort. Our only concern was in giving the injury-prone back 30 touches we could see its effect down the road, but on Sunday fantasy owners enjoyed the ride.

Wide Receivers -

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay - On his 80-yard touchdown catch and run, Nelson spun Jets cornerback Dee Milliner around like a top. He didn’t stop there as he posted a career-best 209 receiving yards to go along with the one touchdown worth almost 34 fantasy points.

Brandon Marshall, Chicago - Most didn’t even think Marshall would be active for Sunday night’s game due to a hamstring injury. He started slowly because he couldn’t run past defenders like he usually does. Instead he adapted his game to what he could do - use his big body, jumping ability and great hands. It worked as he hauled in three touchdowns passes to lead his Bears to a comeback victory on the road against a tough 49ers team. His 25 fantasy points likely helped fantasy owners to a win as well.

Tight Ends -

Jimmy Graham, New Orleans - He’s simply the best tight end in the league and he showed it in Week 2. Graham was Drew Brees’ No. 1 target, hauling in 10 of 13 passes for 118 yards and two scores. Just another day’s work for the fantasy superstar, and while it wasn’t enough to lead his Saints to victory, it probably was a big boost to fantasy owners after a mediocre season opener.

Delanie Walker, Tennessee - The Dallas defense can’t stop opposing tight ends and the Titans took advantage of the situation with Walker. He caught 10 balls for 142 yards and a score worth 31 fantasy points. In Week 1, Vernon Davis also toasted the Cowboys defense. For this reason, in Week 3 you should consider the Rams’ Jared Cook.

Antonio Gates, San Diego - Rumors of Gates’ “fantasy death” have been greatly exaggerated. Gates abused the Seahawks secondary for seven receptions, 96 yards and three scores, earning him 30 fantasy points. Young Ladarius Green will just have to wait his turn.

Kickers -

Dan Bailey, Dallas - Bailey was a busy guy Sunday, going 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, including a 51-yarder, to lead the position with 19 fantasy points.

Defense/Special Teams -

New England Patriots - The Patriots defense dominated the day and the position in Week 2, earning 28 fantasy points. They scored in almost every way, blocking a punt for a touchdown, picking off Matt Cassel four times and sacking him six times.

And the winner of the TSN NFL Fantasy Player of the Week for Week 2 is ... Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson. With the Packers facing a possible playoff- eliminating 0-2 record after losing opening day and down 21-3 to the Jets, Nelson helped lead them back from the brink with a personal-high 209 yards receiving, including 143 yards and a score, after halftime.

The Gilmer Free Press


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014


Major League Baseball - National League
Los Angeles at Colorado, 3:10 PM - SportsNet LA, DSS
San Francisco at Arizona, 3:40 PM - CSN-Bay, FS-Arizona, DSS
Miami at NY Mets, 7:10 PM - FS-Florida, SNY, DSS
Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 PM - MASN, SportSouth, DSS, ESPN
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 PM - FS-Ohio, CSN-Chicago, DSS
Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 PM - FS-Wisconsin, Midwest, DSS
Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:10 PM - CSN-Philadelphia, FS-San Diego, DSS


American League
Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 PM - SNET, MASN2, DSS
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 PM - YES, SunSports, DSS
Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 PM - FS-Detroit, North, DSS
Chicago WSox at Kansas City, 8:10 PM - WCIU, FS-Kansas City, DSS
Cleveland at Houston, 8:10 PM - SportsTime Ohio, FS-Houston, DSS
Texas at Oakland, 10:05 PM - FS-Southwest, DSS
Seattle at LA Angels, 10:05 PM - ROOT-Northwest, FS-West, DSS, ESPN


Interleague
Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 PM - NESN, ROOT-Pittsburgh, DSS


International Soccer
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City, 2:30 PM - FS1
New York vs. Montreal, 8:00 PM - FS2

41st Annual Clay County Golden Delicious Festival – 09.18.14 > 09.21.14

The Gilmer Free Press

The 41st Annual Clay County Golden Delicious Festival is set for Clay from Thursday, September 18, 2014 thru Sunday, September 21, 2014, in recognition of the famous Golden Delicious Apple.

There is a diverse selection of activities, many free, scheduled throughout the festival.

GILMER COUNTY FARM BUREAU TO HOST EDUCATIONAL DINNER MEETING - 09.30.14

The Gilmer Free Press

September 30, 2014 6:00 PM -  Gilmer County Senior Center

Gilmer County Farm Bureau will be hosting their first Educational Dinner Meeting on September 30, 2014 at the Gilmer County Senior Citizens Center in Glenville.

The Educational Meeting is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend.

The Guest Speaker for this dinner will be our very own native, Dr. H.R. Scott, originally from the Linn Area in Gilmer County, who will be talking extensively about Fall/Winter Pasture Management.

Dr. Scott is currently holding the position of Monongalia County Extension Agent.

He is very knowledgeable in forages, fertilization, pesticides, livestock production, and invasive species.

Dr. Scott attended Gilmer County High School, graduated Glenville State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (1974), and received his Master of Science Degree from WVU (1976).

The dinner will begin at 6:00 PM with a $5 cover charge for the meal to be collected at the door, followed by the Fall/Winter Pasture Management Program.

You must pre-register for the meal by contacting Pat Nestor at 304.462.4318 or e-mail at   by September 22, 2014.

Call the contact listed if you want more information, directions to the center or questions about reservations.

We hope to have many local and surrounding counties attend this event and are looking forward to having another one in our county if there is enough interest. 

G-OB™: Gilmer County Schools Employment – Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Cheerleading Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-04
Posted: 09.16.14

G-OB™:Gilmer County Schools Employment–Elementary Boys Basketball Coach-GES, NES, SFES, TES

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Boys Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-02
Posted: 09.16.14

G-OB™:Gilmer County Schools Employment–Elementary Girls Basketball Coach-GES, NES, SFES, TES

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
                                Elementary Girls Basketball Coach
                                    Glenville Elementary School
                                    Sand Fork Elementary School
                                    Normantown Elementary School
                                    Troy Elementary School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FOR THE POSITION OF: HEAD ATHLETIC COACH

REPORTS TO: Principal/Athletic Director

JOB GOAL: To assist with participating student to achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and an increased level of self-esteem.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional and Interpersonal Relations

1. cooperates with building principal,

2. cooperates with athletic director,

3. develops rapport with coaching staff within the school,

4. organizes coaching staff,

5. develops positive relationship with participants,

6. develops positive relationship with student body,

7. develops positive relationship with faculty,

8. develops positive relationship with parents and community,

9. develops positive relationship with game officials,

10. develops positive relationship with news media,

11. develops positive relationship with opponents,

12. employs appropriate conduct during games,

13. employs appropriate conduct during practices,

14. attends league, conference and WVSSAC,

15. participates in activities that foster professional growth and development,

16. motivates staff and players toward desired goals, and commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language.

Coaching and Related Areas

17. develops high caliber and quality instruction,

18. teaches fundamental skills,

19. handles athletic injuries,

20. cares for equipment,

21. supervises participants and disciplines team appropriately,

22. designs quality organization of practice sessions,

23. designs pre-season planning,

24. supervises managers and other support personnel,

25. manages budget,

26. follows purchasing procedures,

27. initiates game organizational skills,

28. follows board of education, league, conference, and WVSSAC policies,

29. devotes time and energy to coaching duties,

30. follows end of season procedures,

31.  performs other duties as assigned by principal/athletic director.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 2014-2015 season

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Hold or qualify for West Virginia Certificate as required under State Board Policy 5202
* Possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully carry out responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: County Supplement - $600

SUBMIT:  Application for employment; Copy of WV Coaching Certificate; Current employees submit Extra Curricular Bid Sheet (located on the county website) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Send these documents to:
                                  Judith Stalnaker, Personnel Director
                                  Gilmer County Schools
                                  201 North Court Street
                                  Glenville, WV 26351

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -  3:00 PM


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Gilmer County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age and national origin in employment and in the administration of any of its education programs or activities.  Inquires may be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Gilmer County Board of Education, 201 N. Court Street, Glenville, WV 26351, phone 304.462.7386; to the Elimination of Sex Discrimination Program Coordinator, 304.558.7864; or the US Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, 215.596.6795.

E15-001-03
Posted: 09.16.14

What is the True Poverty Rate in America?

The Gilmer Free Press

A picture of you standing in front of your dirty car doesn’t mean that your car has always been and always will be dirty – or that it’s dirty because of some personal failure of yours. Nor does it mean you’re the only person around whose vehicle may become less than sparkling. But that is the impression many have of people living in poverty in the U.S. because of the oft-cited 15% figure: that the minority of people with no to little money who are captured in a yearly government income and poverty report are the same people that show up in that report every year – they are “America’s poor.” As Columbia University Social Work Professor Irwin Garfinkel has said, “One of the biggest myths about poverty in the United States is that a relatively small segment of the population is poor, and that this represents a more or less permanent underclass.”

Let’s be clear – poverty, especially if you’re born into it, can be difficult to escape, as a new film, “Rich Hill,” documents. Stephen Pimpare, poverty expert, discusses the film at TalkPoverty.org: “Many viewers and critics will see much of what is portrayed in the film as ‘culture,’ but it’s actually structure: the product of decades of disinvestment from communities like [Rich Hill, MO.], which leaves behind depressed, isolated, local economies with no jobs, a dwindling tax base, and nothing to attract business or new residents; aging, dilapidated housing stock; underfunded, inferior schools; little or no access to health care and other social services; and few people around who aren’t as poor as you are.”

In other words, poverty is less about particular people than about particular places. Which helps explain why the odds of escaping poverty in the U.S. (i.e. economic mobility) haven’t changed in 20 years.

Pimpare says generational poverty – the popular idea of a fixed but small class of people who are born poor, die poor and pass on poverty to their children like a genetic trait – is the exception, not the rule. If we stop thinking about poverty as linked to people but instead to the places and circumstances we live in, we can recognize a hard truth: the actual portion of Americans who experience poverty isn’t 15% but more than 50%. Will the real poverty rate please stand up? The standard figure of 15%, based on an annual federal government census, is now being recognized as only a snapshot of a moment in time and not an accurate measure of the full extent of poverty in America.

More than 40% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 60 will be poor for at least a year.  Over the same period, more than half will be poor or nearly poor, with income at 150% of the poverty line, or about $27,000 annually for a family of three. So poverty in the U.S. is, in fact, a much larger problem than we think it is, and it’s one that most Americans will face.

Poverty is seeping into more places in this country – places it didn’t exist before, as seen in the growing rate of child hunger in wealthy suburbs. Why? Income inequality. It’s harder to kick a field goal when you keep getting moved back up the field. It’s harder to move out of poverty into wealth when that distance is growing by leaps and bounds.

It’s basic math. There’s simply no way that we can have conditions that allow the top 10% of Americans to pocket ever-increasing amounts – now 77% of the nation’s income, leaving the other 90% of people with the 23% of income that remains – without growing economic insecurity in the rest of the nation.

The fix? As one TalkPoverty Blog reader put it: “We need more people who are facing poverty in America to stand up and express themselves, to put a real human face (‘yes, I’m your neighbor’) on this politically & socially abstract issue.”

Poverty is not a sickness that strikes an isolated minority of Americans but is evidence of a diseased nation whose symptoms a majority of Americans experience. Fostering awareness of this truth (and retiring the insufficient 15% data point) would probably make it easier for those who are struggling to “stand up and express themselves,” and would likely lend some much-needed urgency and clarity to efforts to fix the policies that create poverty and economic inequality, while giving our leaders a larger mandate to do so.
We should never say the word “poverty” without the words “inequality” and “injustice” being far behind. People become poor not by personal failing but because the system is engineered to push them down and keep them down.

~~  Emily Cleath ~~

Ask the Doctor: Celiac Disease Is Common

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 32-year-old woman, married with two children.
For this entire year, I have not been myself.
I have had loose stools at least twice a day, and have lost 20 pounds without trying.
Finally, my husband insisted I see a doctor.
I did, and that doctor sent me to a gastroenterologist, who diagnosed celiac disease.
No one in my family has had it, and no one has heard of it.
I have just started a gluten-free diet.
Can you tell me more about it? - K.M.

ANSWER: When celiac disease was discussed in medical school, my reaction was: Here comes another illness I’ll never see.
I was very wrong.
Celiac disease is quite common.
Estimates say that one in 113 people has it.
In a population of more than 300 million, that amounts to a lot of people.
It’s an illness brought on by the immune system, whose attack on the small intestine makes gluten trigger diarrhea, weight loss and many other conditions brought about because of poor absorption of things like iron and calcium.
The presenting problem with some celiac patients is not digestive symptoms, but is osteoporosis because of calcium deficiency or anemia because of iron deficiency.
The celiac diagnosis is made by finding special antibodies in the blood and by a biopsy of the small intestine.
Strict avoidance of gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley and rye - usually reverses all the signs and symptoms of this illness.
For some, oats can be a problem too.
Once a celiac patient is free of gluten exposure, symptoms usually remit in weeks to months.
You need help mastering the gluten-free diet.
A dietitian can instruct you on what you can and cannot eat and can tell you hidden sources of gluten.
Corn, rice, legumes, nuts, potatoes, soy and tapioca are substitutes for the banned grains.
Meats are not a problem.
It sounds simple in these few sentences.
It is not so simple.
The Celiac Disease Foundation is an ally that can help you understand all aspects of this illness.
The foundation’s website is www.celiac.org, and the phone number is 818.990.2354.

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

Meditation Moment - 09.16.14

The Gilmer Free Press

 

HEAVEN – WHY I WANT TO GO THERE

Heaven is the abode of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, angels and the redeemed after death and the second resurrection.

It is a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God, therefore a place or condition of utmost happiness.

Heaven is the place of everlasting blessedness for the righteous.


Christ called heaven “his Father’s house” with many rooms and He has gone to prepare one of those rooms for me and all His disciples.  (John 14;1-2)

He invites you to come, so does the Holy Spirit and the bride (church).  (Matt. 11:28-30; Rev.22:17)


Paul called heaven “paradise” in II Cor. 12:4, which means a pleasure ground, park or Kings’ garden.

It is the heaven of heavens or the third heaven. (II Cor. 12:2)  John said heaven does not need sun nor moon, for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

There is no night there.  (Rev. 21:23 & 25)


Heaven is a place of purity. “There shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of live.”  (Rev. 21:27)

Just think of being in heaven where there will be no fornicators, no idolaters, no adulterers, no effeminate, no abusers of themselves with mankind, no thieves, no covetousness, no drunkards, no revilers, and no extortioners.  (I Cor. 6:9-11.)


You are invited.  Jesus said, ‘Come…I will give you rest…. learn of me…. and you shall find rest unto your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  (Matt. 11:28-30)

In heaven these blessings for the righteous consist of no more death, neither sorrow, no crying, and no more pain for ever.  (Rev 21:4)

The believer’s heaven is not only a state of everlasting blessedness, but also a place prepared for them.(John 14:2)

Glenville Church of Christ
211 Powell Street, Glenville WV
Noel Roberts - Phone 304.462.8136

Fredia Richards

The Gilmer Free Press

Fredia Richards

Age 87, of Pullman, WV, departed this life on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

She was born February 01, 1927, at Cairo, WV the daughter of the late Oliver A. and Eunice Rexroad Cornell.

Mrs. Richards was a homemaker who took an active part in her community and provided childcare to several families within the area. She enjoyed farming with her family, was an avid quilter and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Richards was a member of the White Oak United Methodist Church and had attended the Bethel United Methodist Church, Pullman for the previous few years.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 3554, 50 year member of the Sunshine C.E.O.S., Pullman, and a 57 year member of the Rainbow Grange, Beason, where she had received the Community Citizen Award.

Mrs. Richards is survived by three sons, Gary Richards (Tina), Roger Richards (Deena), and John Richards (Tammy) all of Pullman, WV; one daughter, Martha DePinho (David) of Omaha Nebraska; one brother, Robert Cornell (Betty), Parkersburg, WV; three sisters, Mary Moorehead and Maxine Love, Parkersburg, WV and Betty Richards, Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Angie Cox, Andrew Richards, Shannon Fetters, Sarah Brown, Isaac Richards, Barry Coronado, Amanda and Matthew DePinho; eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bernard Richards; one infant brother; one grandson, Levi W. Richards; and great great grandson Baine M. Stunkard.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the staff of both the Emergency Room and I.C.U. of Camden Clark Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care given to our mom.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 17, at 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Rev. William E. Jemison officiating.

Interment will immediately follow the service in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery near Pullman, WV.

Friends called at the Funeral Home Tuesday, September 16 from 4-8 PM and may call from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, 534 5th St., Parkersburg, WV, 26101 to honor her memory.

Janet R. “Peggy” Kight

The Gilmer Free Press

Janet R. “Peggy” Kight

of Parkersburg, WV calmly passed away September 13, 2014 after a short illness.

She was born June 04, 1938 at White Pine, WV, the daughter of Dallas R. and Gene Hope Ayers Kight.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Victor Hamilton III.

Peggy is survived by her sister Helen L. Hamilton of Marietta, OH; niece Janet (Theodore) Coberly of Spotsylvania, VA and nephew Roger Hamilton of Charleston, WV.

Peggy was a graduate of Calhoun County High School with the class of 1956 and Mountain State Business College where she was later employed as an instructor for over 40 years. She was also very proud of serving in the Women’s Army Corps from 1959 to 1963.

Funeral services will be held Thursday September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Dept. 560, Washington, D.C. 20042-0560 or the American Red Cross.

Emmett “Bubba” Ambrose

The Gilmer Free Press

Emmett “Bubba” Ambrose

Age 43 of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville, WV.

Mr. Ambrose was born in Orville, OH, the son of Archie and Shirley Wilson Ambrose of Pennsboro, WV.

Emmett or “Bubba” as he was known to family and friends was a member of the Moose Lodge, Harrisville, WV and particularly enjoyed Karaoke.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ambrose is survived by one brother, Richard Ambrose (Michelle), Springdale, AR; and one sister Brenda Shutzman (Gary), Millersburg, OH.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Lee Holmes.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 18, at 1:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Rev. Ron Hurst officiating.

Interment will be at Maple Lane Cemetery, near Hebron, WV, immediately following the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Gilmer County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David J Marks
Height: 6   6"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.25.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $75,000.00 OPERATE OR ATTEMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB
ENTERING WITHOUT BREAKING
OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB
CONSPIRACY
ENTERING WITHOUT BREAKING
PURCHASE POSSESS SUBSTANCE MANUFACTURING METH C/S




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bon Tyler King
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.22.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $3,000.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)
OBSTRUCTING




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jesse Lee Kessinger
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.18.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Gilmer County - Bail: $0.00 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Benjamin Garrett Easton
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.01.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 DISTRIBUTING/DISPLAY OBSCENE MATTER TO MINOR




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Tucker Gale Higgins
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.13.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 NO INSURANCE
DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Desmond Huff
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.19.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Aubrey Mandell Ingram
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 207 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.15.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 BURGLARY
DAYTIME BREAK AND ENTER
PETIT LARCENY
BAILPIECE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Colton E Smith
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.15.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $0.00 3RD LICENSE SUSPEND/ REVOKED FOR DUI

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Doddridge County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Parker Zane Holden
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.22.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.16.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Robert Lee Hodges
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.02.1963
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Doddridge County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Calhoun County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Thomas Lee Husk
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.19.1966
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $0.00 INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Anna Lynn Osborn
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.20.1968
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Darren Nicholas Parsons
Height: 6   01"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.25.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Calhoun County - Bail: $0.00 LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT WITH DEATH

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Danelle Rae Hawkins
Height: 5   2"
Weight: 132 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.30.1982
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Derek Shane Davisson
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.27.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 NIGHTIME BURGLARY




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edwin Lyle Burkhammer
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.13.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC ASSAULT(W/O DISPLY OF WEAPON)




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Rocky Gallo
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.14.1965
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sue Ann Arbogast
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.17.1961
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Steven N Conkling
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PETIT LARCENY
OBSTRUCTING




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joseph Dewain Goldsmith
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.15.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $250,000.00 SEXUAL ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeffery Allen Ashley
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.03.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jess Wade Hinkle
Height: 6   01"
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.25.1966
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Shayne Davisson
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.02.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.09.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sean Corey Presgraves
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.03.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.09.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Terry Camden Cutlip
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.26.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $15,000.00 FLEEING WITH RECKLESS INDIFFERENCE
OBSTRUCTING
FLEEING ON FOOT
ESCAPE (ATTEMPT) OF ONE CHARGED WITH FELONY




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jacob Lee Hibbs
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 285 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.21.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Nathan Green
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 260 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.21.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 CONSPIRACY
MANUFDELPOSS W/ INT/C/S




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Renee Lynn Rollyson
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.16.1964
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 GRAND LARCENY
EMBEZZLEMENT
FORGERY
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Richard Otis Farmer
Height: 5   2"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.26.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 SEXUAL ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Barbour County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Jacob Newman
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.09.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corbin Dale Swiger
Height: 6   4"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.13.1974
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Barbour County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED 3RD

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Webster County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Mark Eugene Brown
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.27.1974
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Andrew Edward Carpenter
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 229 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.25.1957
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ethan Walter Cogar
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.28.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Olivia Michelle Valure
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.09.1995
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Webster County - Bail: $0.00 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jack Raleigh Dodrill
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.20.1959
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Timothy Ivan Mcie
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.17.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Tyler County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Melissa Ann Tanley
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.24.1986
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 MARIJ TRANSFER CONTROOLED SUBSTANCE W/INTENT TO DELIVER MANUFACTURE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ronald Dean Vincent
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.03.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Dillion Lee Cox
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.15.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.09.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Tyler County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Roane County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William Anthony Young
Height: 5   2"
Weight: 126 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.10.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 FLEEING WITH VEHICLE WITH INJURY
CONSPIRACY
POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE
PETIT LARCENY - FELONY




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sherri Lynn Haynes
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.26.1978
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Robert Lowen Mace
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.07.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Roane County - Bail: $0.00 PRETRIAL FELON

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Pleasants County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Ryan Young
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.08.1988
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Pleasants County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING ON REVOKED LICENSE
NO INSURANCE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Angelo Vincent Knox
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 149 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.05.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Clay County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Athena Nicole Samples
Height: 4   11"
Weight: 76 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.10.1984
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 FAIL TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jimmy Dean Keenan
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.29.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $25,000.00 BURGLARY DAYTIME BREAK AND ENTER
CONSPIRACY




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Roy Timothy Edkin
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.16.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED 3RD




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brenin Seth Bird
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.18.1987
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 GRAND LARCENY
MALICIOUS ASSAULT/WOUNDING/BATTERY
GRAND LARCENY
ASSAULT DURING COMMISION OF FELONY
ROBBERY




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeremy Blake Ferrebee
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.06.1985
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Allen Poling
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 179 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.06.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.09.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Clay County - Bail: $0.00 DUI CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Upshur County - 09.16.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: James Eugene Herron
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.23.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.15.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 FAM OFF FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Franics Edward Dumas
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.19.1974
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.13.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY
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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Kathy Ann Dunham
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.21.1987
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 OPERATE OR ATTMPT CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB
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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Frederickmartin Langbein
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.11.1990
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 POSSESS METH PRECURSOR
SHOPLIFTING 1ST OFFENSE
NAR. CON. SUB CREATE DEL POSS W/ INTENT
DEL/CONTR/SUB WITHIN 1000 FT OF SCHOOL
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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Glen Frederick Beeson
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 12.28.1962
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gary Matthew Gunderson
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.10.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.12.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: George Fredrick Norris
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.16.1961
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Rebecca Darlene Glover
Height: 5   2"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.27.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Lee Gillis
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.01.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 09.10.2014
Facility: Tygarts Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Upshur County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI

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Wellness Council Meets at SJMH

The Lewis County Wellness Council met recently and is made up of interested businesses and individuals throughout the Region, most particularly Lewis County.

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is the lead agency for the group with leadership from SJMH employees Derek Garrett and Nastausha Hefner.

The group met recently in the SJMH Boardroom to discuss goals and opportunities for the group.

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(L-R, Seated) Nastausha Hefner, Derek Garrett, and Daunna Hawkins;
(L-R, 2nd Row) Jonelle Siger, Idriss Gooden, Julia Spelsberg, Becky Berlin,
Julie Williams, Kat Ramsey, and Liz Post;
(L-R, Last Row) Kevin Stalnaker and Ryan Boyle


The groups involved in the Council include the WVU Extension Service, Region Seven, William R. Sharpe Hospital, Lewis County Board of Education, the Lewis County Family Resource Network, Lewis County Pastoral Council, Saint Patrick Church, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The meetings will be held quarterly.

Please contact Garrett at 304.517.1858.

WV’s 30th State Superintendent Begins His Tenure

Newly appointed state Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano officially became West Virginia’s 30th state superintendent on Monday during an oath of office ceremony at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) hired Martirano following a nationwide search.

As part of the search process, Ray and Associates, Inc., a national search firm, engaged with 248 individuals regarding the position.

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From that pool, 64 candidates spanning 43 states submitted applications.

The WVBE narrowed the candidates to ten, then five and finally interviewed three finalists. Martirano replaces James Phares, who retired on June 30, 2014.

Martirano will assume all the duties, responsibilities and authority granted to the state’s top education leader and serve as the state board’s policy advisor and executive officer.

West Virginia’s public school system serves about 282,000 students in preschool through grade 12.

“We have been eagerly awaiting Dr. Martirano’s arrival,“ said Board President Gayle Manchin. “Board members are confident that Dr. Martirano is the right choice.

He has a proven record in improving student achievement. He is ready to ask the right questions, take risks and present bold ideas for the benefit of students.“

Martirano has been an educator for 30 years and has amassed a wide range of educational and administrative experience through his work as a science teacher, principal and visiting professor at John Hopkins University.

He most recently served as superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools in Leonardtown, Maryland.

As a risk-taker and innovator, Martirano consistently focuses his energy on improving academic success and building positive relationships.

He was selected as the 2009 Superintendent of the Year in Maryland and a 2010 Innovator of the Year by the Maryland Daily Record.

“I have had a couple of months to do my homework about the unique challenges and opportunities which are part of West Virginia’s educational landscape,“ said Martirano. “I am excited to finally get started. Please know that I will work each day for the citizens of this great state but more importantly for the students.“

Martirano holds a Doctorate of Education degree in school management and instructional leadership from Nova Southeastern University, two Masters of Education degrees and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

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This new face is doomed before he even starts.  Sorry.
He will have good intentions.  The WVBOE will not allow him to lead.
The political system, the very board that hired him has set the stage for continued failure of our West Virginia school system.
The way to cure a cancer, is to cut it out.  This WVBOE will not allow that.  They like the power, the so-called prestige, many taxpayer perks, big salaries, their inflated egos.
This board and its many underlings are the problem, without question.

By new super is doomed  on  09.16.2014

Mr. Martirano the Associated Press said it well. The money is here to finance a world-class education in West Virginia.

While the state’s per capita personal income is 22 percent below the national average, West Virginia is 7 percent above the national average in spending per student.

This problem is management and over-regulation. Lawmakers and the bureaucrats have failed the students by trying to micromanage the schools from Charleston.

Gov. Joe Manchin hired PublicWorks LLC whose independent efficiency experts reviewed the situation.
“We have encountered no other state that insulates its education system so much from gubernatorial -– or voter -– control; restricts local initiative so much on the part of districts, building principals, and teachers; and vests so much authority for education at the state level,” the experts at Public Works LLC reported in January 2012…

Is your goal to work with the Teachers, Principals and Local Boards of Ed who struggle under a power hungry political agency to serve our students or will you just take the salary, the easy way out, and do as you are told?

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CF Walk to Benefit in Research and Treatment of Illness

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) is organizing a cystic fibrosis walk – Great Strides - on Sun., Sept. 20 in the back parking lot at the Hospital in Weston.

The fundraiser will benefit the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Registration is at 8:00 AM and the 5K Walk begins at 9:00 AM.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a lifelong, hereditary disease that causes mucus to form in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, this mucus blocks the airways, causing lung damage, making it hard to breathe, and leading to serious lung infections. In the pancreas, it clogs the pathways leading to the digestive system, interfering with proper digestion.

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SJMH ‘s Respiratory Care Director Diane Ocheltree is heading up the fundraising event in Weston. The goal is for participants to sign up to walk and have donors support them with donations. She can be contacted at 304.269.8094 for more information.

Today, almost 45% of the cystic fibrosis population is aged 18 years or older. Survival has more than doubled over the last 40 years in conjunction with a greater understanding of the basic disease.

Because a single “bad” gene and its protein product are now known, research can concentrate on measures to correct this defect. If this research leads to another doubling of the lifespan in the next 40 years, life expectancy would approach normal. Application of these findings, however, would only be a part of the effort. Continued attention and research on the management of the patients will be needed to optimize not only length of life, but quality of life, for people living with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis is much more common among Caucasians than among African Americans. It is estimated that 1 in 15,100 African Americans are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, compared to 1 in 2,500 Caucasians.  Cystic fibrosis occurs most commonly among Caucasians of Northern European descent.  More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective cystic fibrosis gene. In order to develop CF, an individual must inherit a defective gene from each parent. Each time two carriers of the defective gene conceive, there is a 25% chance that the child will have CF. There is a 50% chance that the child will be a carrier of the gene, and 25% chance that the child will not have the gene at all.

The odds remain the same with each child. The severity and symptoms of the disease vary considerably due to different mutations of the gene.

The most common symptoms of CF are:

      -Very salty-tasting skin

      -Persistent coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath

      -Excessive appetite but poor weight gain

      -Greasy, bulky stools

The disease is diagnosed through the sweat test, which measures the amount of salt in the sweat. A high salt level indicates that a person has CF. CF also can be identified before birth through prenatal screening and after birth through newborn screening.

 

FEMA, Others Announce Statewide Alert/Warning Test

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, and others will conduct a statewide test of the Public Alert and Warning System on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The test will begin at approximately 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will last approximately two minutes.

“During an emergency, federal, state and local public safety officials must be able to provide the public with life-saving information quickly,” said Damon Penn, Assistant Administrator of FEMA’s National Continuity Programs. “This test will help us assess the operational readiness of the Public Alert and Warning System to ensure the residents of West Virginia have the information they need in the event of an emergency.”

The test will be seen and heard over radio, television and cable TV systems as part of the regular monthly testing of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) conducted by West Virginia broadcasters. The test is designed to have limited impact on the public with only minor disruptions of radio and television programs that normally occur when broadcasters test EAS in their area.

“Periodic testing of the Public Alert and Warning System capabilities is an important step to ensure that West Virginia’s public safety officials are prepared to alert and warn the whole community during an emergency,” said Jimmy Gianato, Director of West Virginia’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Whether it’s severe weather or another emergency in our community, it’s a reminder that everyone should make preparedness a priority.”

September is also National Preparedness Month, and FEMA reminds the residents of West Virginia to be informed about emergencies that could happen in their community. This year’s theme: Be Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare encourages states, territories, local governments, tribal communities, individuals, families, schools, businesses, faith-based and community-based organizations to be informed and to practice what to do in advance of a disaster to be better prepared to handle any type of emergency they may encounter.

More information on the Public Alert and Warning System and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is available at www.fema.gov/ipaws or www.ready.gov/alerts.

Details on National Preparedness Month are available at www.ready.gov/september.

PAT’S CHAT - September 14, 2014

What a wonderful time we had at the graduation program for Discover Bible School students.

I am including a picture of the wonderful Kings Heralds quartet who gave us songs throughout the program and fantastic concert at the end of the graduation ceremony.

We were very pleased that the busy quartet was able to work us into its schedule.

Bridgeport High School auditorium was used for this graduation.

Several members of Seventh-day Adventist churches throughout our area came and provided us a feast of “haystacks,” which is a combination of corn chips or rice and beans, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc.  Yummy!

Discover Bible School is available free by correspondence.  If you would be interested in studying these Bible lessons, just write to The Voice of Prophecy, P. O. Box 2525, Newbury Park, CA 91319 or call them at 1.877.955.2525 or 805.955.7652, or email them at .  You can also study online at their Bible School Site at www.biblestudies.com.

As I write this, I am listening to different things available that include the Kings Heralds, old and new renditions, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWBXMfz9_54

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Kings Heralds and Shawn Boonstra, speaker of the Voice of Prophecy radio and television program.

I took these at Bridgeport Sunday when the Kings Heralds and Shawn Boonstra were

there at the Graduation which I will be writing about.

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I talked to Donzella (Duckworth) Villars whom I mentioned in my last column.  I found out that although she is not directly related, her Aunt Etta married my great uncle Clayt Wiant and she used to visit him at his farm which is now near Burnsville Lake.

I asked her if she was related to “Tug” Duckworth who is in a picture of my grandfather when they were both very young and obviously sort of ornery.

My grandfather, Vernon Wiant, has a pistol in his hand.

She doesn’t know of “Tug” but will ask some of her still-living relatives.

She said when she was in school, she attended Grass Run School until she was in eighth grade and she and the other eighth grader had to walk over the hill from Grass Run and attend the Long Run school where my dad was her teacher.

When they were to graduate, they had to get a bus from Uncle Clayt’s to go to Burnsville for graduation.

My dad met them at the bus and took them to our house in Burnsville for lunch before going to the graduation.

She remembers her one-room school teachers were Laura Belle Crutchfield, Wilbert Kelley, and Harry Wiant and others.

Recently she fell off her deck that she and her grandson were painting, fell about eight feet and just now getting over the injury.

She was trying to recall some of her classmates.

Among them were Jeanne Dean, Don Thompson, Dora Bell Dean, but we could not remember the girl Dora Bell was always with – (was it a Ratliff?), Mary Lou Moats, (or maybe it was Lee instead of Lou), Squirt Singleton and some others.


It was great to talk to her.

She says people see her and say she never changes, but she says they must have changed because she couldn’t remember them.

She said my dad was the best teacher she ever had.

He was strict, but funny and fair and kind.

I asked her if she remembered what she ate at my house that day, but she didn’t but she remembered that there was a lot of it.

My son remembered the old picture of Tug Duckworth and Vernon Wiant and asked me to call her to see if maybe they were related to us.

I am so glad I did call.  It was fun talking to her.

I now have her phone number if any of her friends from the past want to call.

Just call me at 304.472.5102.


I read this on Facebook from a friend of Sonny’s, Ray Hicks, who taught at WVU also:  “This afternoon, I was sitting on my mom’s old glider picking my ’42 Gibson and singing an old Carter Family song when a sparrow flew over my shoulder and perched on the headstock of the guitar.  WHILE I WAS PLAYING IT!  I was so surprised that I jerked and he flew off into a nearby tree where he continued to chirp.  I can only speculate that he is a music fan, but it sure seemed like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie for a minute.”

Ray does play well, I can tell you.

I have heard him in person, the last time being when he was part of the ensemble that played at Sonny’s 80th birthday celebration in Washington.

They sang the “Cabbage-Head” song which some of you have heard, if you go the Reverbnation online and listen to Sonny’s songs.

Ray did the woman’s part very well!  He plays the banjo very well for that song.


Maranatha! 

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