Dillon Hashman of Normantown Named to RCBI Bridgeport Position
Dillon L. Hashman of Normantown, Gilmer County, WV, has joined the staff of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber has announced. He has been assigned to the RCBI Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center as a CNC technician, working with computer-controlled equipment.
A 2008 graduate of Gilmer County High School, he recently completed RCBI’s Machinist Technology Program, earning National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification. He also served as an intern at RCBI Bridgeport. His previous experience includes work at Fairmont Tool, Bi-Con Services in Derwent, Ohio, and Flying W. Plastics in Glenville, WV.
“Dillon proved to be an outstanding student in the Machinist Technology Program,” Ms. Weber said. “We believe his enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude will be a strong asset to our Bridgeport operations.”
Hashman said his interests also include motorcycles and hunting.
RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Judge Jack Alsop heard 2 juvenile matters.
—- One juvenile was returned to the home of his parents and placed on probation with a further hearing set for Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM.
—- Another juvenile abuse and neglect proceeding was before the Court with the grandmother moving to intervene in the case. The grandmother currently has some of the siblings in her care from a case filed in Braxton County. The Judge allowed her to intervene, but did not place the children in her custody yet. One child needs some further assessment, but the grandmother does get 2 hours supervised visitation with the children per week, and Judge Alsop ordered Braxton and Gilmer County CPS to confer and conduct a unified MDT hearing. An evidentiary hearing is set for Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM.
On Thursday, August 21, 2009 Judge Jack Alsop heard:
—- A juvenile matter, and upon the said juvenile admitting to allegations in the petition, Judge Alsop found her to be a juvenile delinquent and ordered her to be sent to Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Facility for no more than 60 days for diagnosis and classification. Upon receiving the report back from the facility, another hearing will be scheduled in this matter. The Sheriff’s office delivered said juvenile to the facility on Friday when a bed became available.
—- In another matter Waymond Jones turned himself into the Sheriff upon the warrant issued for him failing to appear on Friday, August 21, 2009. He will remain in jail until Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM when he will have pre-trial motions heard and his trial will be rescheduled. There will be no trial on September 2, 2009.
In I Love You, Man, a comedy from John Hamburg (Along Came Polly, co-writer of Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Zoolander), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, Knocked Up The 40 Year Old Virgin) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, (The Offices Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward man-dates, before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peters relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his new found bro, in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a friend.
4 salmon filets,
Juice of ½ large lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp fresh oregano, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, finely chopped for garnish
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, coriander, cumin and oregano in a zip lock baggie or dish deep enough to hold the salmon and the marinade.
Add the fish to the marinade, coat both sides and let sit for 15-20 minutes on the counter.
Place the salmon (skin side down, if there is any) and drizzle with any extra marinade.
Roast for 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
Place on a platter or plate and sprinkle with parsley and another squirt of lemon juice.
“I-TEACH” AIMS TO HELP RURAL SCHOOLS ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALIFIED TEACHERS
Senator Jay Rockefeller re-introduced a bill this Congress – Incentives to Educate America’s Children (I-TEACH) – that will improve the quality of instruction for West Virginia’s students and students in rural areas nationwide. Under the bill, teachers who commit to teaching in rural school districts would receive a $1000 annual refundable tax credit. The bill also calls for teachers who have National Board certification – regardless of where they teach – to receive the same annual refundable tax credit.
“Every child deserves a quality education that will put them on the path to success,” said Rockefeller. “And the truth is that some rural schools are facing a great need for teachers as they struggle to compete against school districts in higher population areas. This bill will allow rural school districts to attract and retain teachers, while also giving our hard working, dedicated teachers an incentive they very much deserve.”
The I-TEACH bill provides an annual $1000 refundable tax credit for kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school teachers in schools where at least 75% of students receive free or reduced school lunches. Teachers who teach in a school classified by the Department of Education as School Locale Code 7 or 8 – meaning they are located a certain distance away from a city or town – would also be eligible.
Over 43% of West Virginia students attend rural schools, according to the Rural School and Community Trust 2007 report titled ‘‘Why Rural Matters.”
Rockefeller’s bill also includes a provision allowing teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to receive a $1000 refundable tax credit for any year they are certified. Since its inception in 1987, over 74,000 teachers from across the country have completed National Board certification – including 422 in West Virginia.
Teachers who are both nationally certified and teach in rural areas would qualify for $2000 in refundable tax credits annually.
A fraud protection program developed here in West Virginia is now on the radar internationally. The eCDL or Electronic Commercial Drivers Licensing was created in a joint effort by the state Division of Motor Vehicles and the Rahall Transportation Institute at Marshall University.
Chandra Inglis-Smith, a research associate with the Institute, says eCDL has updated the way the state tracks fraud when it comes to awarding licenses for drivers of big rigs.
“Previously the driving portion of it was all done by paper. What we’ve done is taken the paper test and put it into a software database system that is all administered on a laptop,” Inglis-Smith said.
But it’s much more high tech than just a test on a computer. Inglis-Smith says fraud investigators with the DMV can call up a test being given at any certain time, at any place in the state and track the information being put into the computer and the route the truck is taking on a GPS system. “It really increases our fraud protection because we know the test is being done accurately, in the right place it’s supposed to be done and it’s also being timed,” she said.
The fraud investigator can even see the number and directions of turns the truck is making during the test. The program is saving the state a half million dollars a year.
In mid-August the eCDL program won the 2009 Innovations Award at the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments. It’s now in the running for the national award.
But Inglis-Smith says the best part is that six other states plus Canada have already shown interest in purchasing the program for their own use. “It’s going to make the roads so much safer and we’re just proud we were able to develop it here in West Virginia and take it to this level and get the recognition we deserve,” she said.
The Morris Criminal Justice Training Center in Glenville was officially dedicated on Monday afternoon with the help of Governor Joe Manchin, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary James Spears and Glenville State President Peter Barr.
The facility is the result of a joint partnership between Glenville State and the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. As the result the old Shoe Factory in Glenville has a new look, a new name, and a brand new purpose.
Ike and Sue Morris of Glenville were part of the effort to convert an old shoe factory into the training site for those who will someday work in jails, prisons and juvenile services.
The idea for a joint training ground came about three years ago but it wasn’t until last year that I.L. Morris’ gift made the dream a reality.
Governor Joe Manchin says the partnership between these agencies is an example of the efficiency he would like to see within the state.
“All in all, at the end of the day, the state saves about $60,000 in the budgets that we have,“ said Manchin, who said he was excited that it was Glenville State College who took the initiative to create such a partnership. “One budget here, one budget here, one - now under one roof.“
The center staged a mock cell evacuation and K-9 demonstrations to show what happens in some of its courses.
“The biggest benefit is going to be the ability to share resources, facilities, and personnel,“ said Ronald Casto, Deputy Chief of Operations for the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
State education officials say this is a one-of-a-kind partnership in West Virginia.
Calhoun County: Annual Fish Fry for Hope Dominion Retirees, ...
The Annual Fish Fry for Hope Dominion retirees, spouses, and widows will be on Thursday, September 3, 2009.
Guests will meet at the Calhoun County Park barn.
Bring a covered dish and eating utensils.
The dinner will be at 6:00 PM
William T. Rexroad
Age 65, of Ireland, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born August 29, 1943, in Weston, a son of Hanley Rexroad of Ireland and the late Freda J. Caynor Rexroad.
He is survived by his daughter, Jannette Kelley and Patrick Oldaker, her companion of Ireland; 3 grandchildren, Tyauna Lough of Weston, Electa Kelley and Logan Kelley, both of Ireland; his former spouse, Ilene Riley Rexroad of Weston; and his friend and caregiver, Lorranie Davis of Ireland.
Mr. Rexroad had worked at the Weston State Hospital in Weston.
Friends were received from 3 to 7 PM on Sunday, August 30, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel, where services were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 31, with Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. Burial followed in the McCutcheon Chapel Cemetery at Ireland.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
Tressie Jane Sartin
Age 82, of Little Birch, WV died August 29, 2009 in Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, WV. She was born November 20, 1926, in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Bert and Blanch Rose Rhodes.
Also preceding her in death were her husband Alva Zarrel Sartin, and daughter Wilma Kittner. She was a member of the Crites Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by 7 sons Lonnie Sartin of Little Birch, Thomas Sartin & wife Diana of Little Birch, James Sartin of Gassaway, Timmy Sartin of Orville, OH, Alvin, Marvin & Ronil Sartin all of Little Birch; 4 daughters Alma Jane Nessellrotte & husband Amos of Little Birch, Loretta Rexroad of Flatwoods, Ruby Gay Whitehead of Arkansas and Clara Mae McCulty & husband Fred of Akron, OH; 3 brothers Chalmer Rhodes of Little Birch, Sherd Rhodes of Little Birch, & Cam Rhodes of Flatwoods; 3 sisters Carol Jackson & husband Dorsey of Little Birch, Jean Morrison of Cowen and Baulah Riffle & husband Bob of Sutton; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
There was a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Bill Rose Cemetery, Bays, WV with Rev. Bobbie Harper officiating. Friends called from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV. Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV
School ‘Bullying Awareness and Prevention’ Speaks Out
One out of every four West Virginia students say they’ve feared going to school because they’d be bullied. The statistic comes from a 2007 study and has prompted one group to take a step in the right direction.
Step by Step, a community service group, debuted an anti-bullying poster Monday in Charleston. It features nine people with their mouths erased and the message ‘It is time to find our voices and speak out against bullying!‘
Tanya Huff, the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Coordinator for Step by Step, says they’re reaching out to the community. “We’re trying to empower the bystanders because they’re the ones who see it, they’re the ones who are involved in it and they’re the ones who can make a difference,” Huff said. ”They have more power than they realize.“
Huff says many times simple bullying can lead to violence that involves a weapon. That’s why it’s so important for those stepping into a bullying situation to take a non-aggressive approach. “They are not feeding the bullies,” she said. “They’re not giving the bullies what they want, the arguing, the fight. They’re walking away and helping the victim.“
The poster will be seen all across the state. Huff hopes its message comes across loud and clear. “I hope it gets people to realize how important it is that we all as a community need to come up and take a stand and start speaking out that we do not want this in our community. We do not want this in our state. We want a bully-free West Virginia,” she said. ~~ WVMN ~~
Historical Flatwoods Tour and Monster Landing Site Tour
The historical Flatwoods tour and monster landing site tour will be on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
The cost is $5.00.
Those taking the tour will meet in front of Granddad’s Store, Flatwoods.
Contact Steve Smith at 304.765.3194 to purchase advance tickets or for more information.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2009. There are 121 days left in the year.
Thought for Today: “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.“ - Margaret Drabble, British author.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.)
In 1894, the Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley, Minn., and five other communities, and killed more than 400 people.
In 1897, the first section of Boston’s new subway system was opened.
In 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan entered Confederation as the eighth and ninth provinces of Canada.
In 1923, the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by an earthquake that claimed some 140,000 lives.
In 1951, the United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
In 1969, a coup in Libya brought Moammar Gadhafi to power.
In 1972, American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, as Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resigned before the resumption of game 21.
In 1983, 269 people were killed when a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner had entered Soviet airspace.
In 1989, Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti died of a heart attack at his summer home in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., at age 51.
Ten years ago: Twenty-two of baseball’s 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union’s failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract. Ten American tourists and two Tanzanians were killed when their small plane crashed as they were leaving Serengeti National Park.
Five years ago: More than 1,000 people were taken hostage by heavily armed Chechen militants at a school in Beslan in southern Russia; more than 330, mostly children, were eventually killed in the three-day ordeal. Militants in Iraq freed seven employees of a Kuwaiti trucking firm after their employer paid half a million dollars in ransom. The criminal case against Kobe Bryant collapsed as prosecutors in Colorado dropped a sexual assault charge against the NBA star.
One year ago: Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana’s fishing and oil industry with 110 mph winds, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans. Republicans opened their national convention in St. Paul, Minn., on a subdued note because of Hurricane Gustav; John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, revealed that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was pregnant. Jerry Lewis raised a record $65 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in his annual Labor Day telethon. Country singer-actor Jerry Reed died in Nashville at age 71. Voiceover artist Don LaFontaine, whose distinctive baritone graced innumerable movie trailers, died in Los Angeles at age 68.
Journalist and author Liz Carpenter is 89
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird is 87
Actor George Maharis is 81
Conductor Seiji Ozawa is 74
Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz is 71
Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 70
Actor Don Stroud is 66
Conductor Leonard Slatkin is 65
Singer Archie Bell is 65
Singer Barry Gibb is 63
Rock musician Greg Errico is 61
Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw is 59
Singer Gloria Estefan is 52
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers is 48
Jazz musician Boney James is 48
Singer-musician Grant Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) is 46
Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 45
Retired NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway is 43
Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 39
Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 38
Rock singer JD Fortune is 36
NFL player Jason Taylor is 35
Actor Scott Speedman is 34
NFL player Aaron Schobel is 32
NFL player Clinton Portis is 28
Rock musician Joe Trohman is 25
New West Virginia education logo. “Where you spend more and get less”
-Three quarters of a million spent for report we all ready knew about the problem.
-A year for the state education board to give what is really no response.
-Now the response instead of less control is “we will take more control”.
-We will grow RESA so we can take your tax money “better”.
- - - Do you in Gilmer County realize that your current superintendent was simply dumped on you because no one else would go to Gilmer County?
By spend more & get less in West Virginia education on 10.29.2014
Gayle Manchin and her underlings would do well to hire Don Surber from the Charleston Daily Mail, put him in charge of the State Board of Education.
From this article and others he has penned, apparent he has a better handle on education than the current control-Estas.
Executive State BOE, Legislative and Judiciary branches of WV government sounds about like it is. You can hear the hogs squealing and biting, fighting at the trough clear from Charleston and now their Clarksburg piglets looking to take their share in the form of RESA. Some say there won’t be much happen until after this election and then the screwing over will begin as elected will be counting on the memory loss that seems to happen about every two years. Things might just be a little different from now on. This time they’ve messed with the kids.
Censors don’t realize that when a student hears that the GFP web site is blocked they beat it to a computer soon as they can to see what the issue is about and they spread the news to their friends to increase attention to the web site. In fact, local censors have unwittingly extended circulation of the GFP throughout WV as an unintended consequence of trying mind control over the masses.
To GFP readers and Mr. Ramazon:
If in fact, GFP has been blocked in state schools. Congratulations!
That PROVES the state educators can’t stand the truth coming out!
There is nothing naughty or of porn content that I have ever seen on your site.
At the end of the tape, Mr Ramezan asks a legitimate question, and the panel of educators gives the look of DEER in the headlights, AND THEN NEVER ANSWERS THE QUESTION OR EVEN MAKES REFERENCE TO IT!!!
This sort of behavior has to come to a stop and stop now.
ALL of those people have to go. Norma Hurley is the only one giving any true facts, the elite crowd of better dressed than usual had a lot of words and every word was UNTRUE complete BS meant to get over on the citizens those MINION consider stupid.
The trouble makers in Gilmer County need to be forced out by any means necessary or NEVER will there be any type of life here for anybody else.
The local law enforcement agencies that includes the Gilmer County Sheriff and even the state police are TOLD what to do by civilians that ARE NOT ELECTED, but instead have bought power with the dollar. ALL of these people need to go, I don’t give a d*mn who they think they are.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH and that NO ANSWER, ANSWER by William K was about the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my entire life, and it is time to take action.
TAR and FEATHERS is the first thing that comes to my mind as to what the consequence should be for these FOOLERS Of small children and Gilmer County Adults.
By Concerned Citizens of Gilmer County on 10.28.2014
The OEPA told the State Board not to give it all back because they still had concerns the “local board leadership needed more support in making difficult personnel decisions” and four out of five members on this video don’t want to see the employee seniority list?Don’t want to know who’s teaching in our schools, what they’re certified in and so forth? How are they going to have a clue when it comes to RIFs and Transfers?
That’s about as funny as Simmons saying the board is dysfunctional to RESA who wants to take over county finance! Simmons it’s been your board under your leadership for the past three years.
So….you think….“this is sickening” ? Well, we can thank Gilmer Free Press for making us aware of the “this is sickening”.
The whole state education disaster that our governors and legislators have jointly created is the root cause, of “this is sickening”.
Daily it becomes more obvious that “educators” are totally inept when it involves money. Seems only know how to spend money with no idea to get the “best for the tax dollar”.
Mr. Ramezan, it is no mystery why the GFP site is blocked. People in power in Gil can make a few telephone calls to politicians they control to demand that blockage occurs. They are dedicated to do their utmost to censor what occurs in Gil. The same individuals see to it that the Gazette and other major papers do not cover what goes on here. The good news is that on a daily basis more people in WV hear about the GFP and they rely on it to keep informed. Truth has a strange way of being impossible to contain, particularly in this information age. Keep up the good work GFP. Your community-minded efforts are contributing to making this area a better place to live and to raise children. Freedom and democracy are what it is about.
Based on facts it can be argued that Williamson and Shriver under-performed in its professional role for the Leading Creek School. The same is true for its lead as the outside expert for the auction barn site, and certainly it is true for its super botch role at Cedar Creek. Do we understand that regardless the firm was rewarded by the State by giving it additional work for core drilling and environmental work for the new Glenville site? The State touts that through the arranged sale of the Cedar Creek property citizens recouped money as a great deal. What the State is withholding is that partial recovery of our money included a trade off to build a new school on a site that would never have been selected under normal conditions. This means that the “recoup” has an undisclosed price attached to it. That price, had the State not blundered, is substitution of a much lower quality site for a new school for our children. Had the State not fouled up the new school would not have been on a dump site, one surrounded by filthy water during flooding, stuck among unsightly surroundings in a commercial zone, and in an area congested with traffic. The State can plaster lipstick on a pig, but when it is said and done Gilmer County’s children are stuck with a pig. Thanks a lot Governor Tomblin, the WV School Building Authority, and the State Board of Education.
If the State’s mismanagement, secrecy, and crookedness with the Leading Creek School, the try to foist the auction barn site off for the new school, and what happened at Cedar Creek were to be written up in detail to include all the players, parties who made money and those to make more money, how much money Gilmer County lost, time lost, lost records, and everything else that went wrong with the State in charge think of the audacity for Mrs. Manchin to call the County School Board dysfunctional. Compared to how the State operates the local Board was a school system management model worthy of high praise and international recognition.
Putting Gayle Manchin in charge of the state board
of Education by her governor husband is one of the
top “dumb a**“ tricks ever pulled on the voters of
West Virginia. She lives in D.C and I will bet the
state is paying for her flights/motels to attend
meetings in Charleston. This is not coming out of
Let us see what the State’s apologists and lap dogs for the County’s powerful will try next to throw citizens off trail from the truth for what happened to Gilmer County’s school system and all the waste, dishonesty, mismanagement associated with the tragedy.
It should be obvious by now that the state board of education cares nothing about the quality of education, nothing about the outcomes for children and nothing about the wishes of parents and taxpayers. With that in mind, we need to vote for candidates to the state legislature that will get rid of the state department of education and let local people take over education - then maybe we would see some improvements.
Yes. Speaking of board president. The local coffee shop conversation overheard, that board president supports school consolidation. That’s really a nice asset that we have elected to the board. Most of our country has figured out that school consolidation reduces educational outcomes, but the 20 year behind the times West Virginia educated gurus keep pushing it.
I have been reading on GFP and the local paper, all the goings on with our school. Guess for over 2 years now. Its pretty apparent that Bill Simons threw the School Coalition under the bus and jumped on board with state school board. You have to wonder if this is revenge for being removed from prestigious employment years and years ago. Seems he is now hurting our schools and community more than he is helping us? This sort of help we do not need.
Gil already has a Czar. The Czar reaches into GSC, the court system, local businesses, law enforcement, all levels of county government, and the County’s school system. Officials elected to State government dutifully pay tribute to the Czar with regular dispensations from Charleston. Czars everywhere have their seasons for existence and all their money and influence cannot change that inflexible universal law as time ticks away.
Let’s look at this positively. The money that was wasted here from taxpayers funds was equal to price of one bomb dropped killing innocent men, women, and children. But I guess I have to take this back as long as China keeps lending to US.
When will the public get a full report on what happened to the money at the Leading Creek School project where the space of the school was cut drastically? Why was the cut necessary and who made the decision? Why was the information kept secret from Gilmer County while the decision had to be known back as far as this spring when the foundation was laid, how will the space cut affect riffing which will happen, and what happened to the money resulting form cutting the space? Another question is how will the reduction in size impact our County’s school system including where our children will go? With the State’s strict secrecy lid including withholding of information how can it expect citizens to have confidence in its officials and what it claims is best for our children? Mr. Gabriel Devono why do you choose not to keep the people informed? It seems that with that large staff of yours, including a new high paid central office position you added, you could see to it that informational pieces could be written for posting on the County’s School Board web site similar to routine PR work done in other WV Counties.
Speaking of the board president: All of Gilmer’s problems started with his hiring as superintendent by the board years back. Then, a sudden audit by OEPA. Takeover of schools for invalid reasons. Firing of previous superintendent, and voiding of the current president’s hiring as superintendent. No progress in academics. No improvement in facilities. Waste of a lot of money. Poor decisions. Dis-functioning schools. Poor maintenance. And I can go on. Could our problems end if he was not in the picture? I betcha!
To “Crime and Punishment”
You are so correct. of course more power to the person who bought the land and still paid a high price.
Criminals are those who made the original purchase and approved it. They are the thieves who stole from this county in bright daylight. Where are those who are to enforce the laws? Can you and I use the county money to buy something and profit from it and then sell it cheaper? We will be arrested. Ted Shriver in the video and his company are the ones who aided the crime. The state boe members who approved the purchase are the criminals as well. We don’t see anyone arresting them! They are going to keep stealing and more likely get away with it. It is obvious that a good number of these decision makers are making money under the table. It is really a shame.
You know what happens to poor person swho does not pay their taxes? They get arrested! Can you imagine how many of these people’s taxes will take to makeup the loss?
We are not created equal. Are we?
By We do not have the same rights, do we? on 10.23.2014
Probably hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted not counting lost time for getting children out of trailers and leaking schools. Compare this to what would happen to a desperate mother who stole a loaf of bread at Go Mart to feed a hungry child. She would be mug shot, forced to pay money, and fined while the person(s) responsible for this heist will probably get pay raises and nothing will ever be reported in the press. Shame is the only word that fits the occasion.
“chokepoint”. Very interesting choice of a word to describe WV state education.
Guess you can say Kanawha County has a real “chokehold” on Gilmer county for sure.
We never even see an agenda published for our school board meetings now.
We never even see a notification of school board meetings anymore.
Everyone thought Blankenship was bad. This new dude has a better “chokehold”
on us than his predecessor did.
This part of the farce is over. Citizens should be told who was monitoring the project originally to let all the money be spent before sounding the alarm that there was not enough money left to build the school, the total amount of money spent before the alarm was sounded, how much more billing occurred after the alarm went off, how much of the 400K will be used to offset the loss and what the net loss will be, who will be held personally accountable for that net loss, and who will be responsible for monitoring the project for the new school from this point on to guarantee that we won’t have a repeat of what happened? It would be informative if we had a list of all those who received money, amounts they were paid, and what the money was spent on from early in the CEFPs planning phase to today. Ted Shriver was standing there. His firm cashed in big time!
TO-wake up. Manchin “can’t speak intelligently”. Golly gee. She said a mouth full. What an admission.
Sure knew how to slam down GC Super Benett when they ripped control of GC.
Had to save that one person job you know.
Duck taped our school board and shafted residents and children.
By did rid of Simonns was good though on 10.23.2014
Today is the day the West Virginia Department of Ed has the auction in Gilmer County, to sell the 80 acres purchased for over $5000.00 per acre, they, and only they, bought for an elementary school.
Bad access, no natural gas available, poorly chosen sight.
Yep, they badly bungled site number 2 now. Ran Gilmer County in the hole. They muffed up the Lewis County site purchase as well. Build a school on top of coal mines and wonder why they are having land slip problems.
What a bunch.
By they want to run all 55 counties? lmbo on 10.23.2014