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Happy Fourth of July

HAPPY FOURTH – Fireworks, such as the ones at Camden Park, will light up the sky this weekend during the Fourth of July celebrations. WCN file photo by Diane Pottorff

Ray Mossman

Mossman ousted as head of Kenova Police Department

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

KENOVA – Newly sworn-in Kenova Mayor Terry Carpenter dismissed the town’s police chief, Ray Mossman, in one of his first acts since taking office Wednesday.

Mossman said he received the news at 11:15 a.m. He claimed Carpenter cited Mossman’s use of Facebook and Kenova’s relationship with the neighboring Ceredo Police Department in making the switch.

Carpenter, said the city attorney has advised him to not comment on the matter, but did go on record to say he will appoint an interim chief and that once the appeals process has been completed, should the Kenova City Council uphold his decision he will begin advertisement for a new police chief.

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Thomas Bocook

Harbor Freight theft leads to multiple arrests

By CURTIS JOHNSON
HD Media

CEREDO – City police believe the assistant head cashier at Harbor Freight Tools stole more than $11,000 cash and merchandise from his Ceredo employer as part of a scheme that involved four other men.

Thomas Joshua Bocook, 19, of Huntington, stands charged with felony fraudulent schemes and misdemeanor receiving/transferring stolen property. He was released Wednesday afternoon on a $10,000 bond.

Criminal complaints say Bocook used his post to give refunds on gift cards and create fake returns, both methods by which he took cash from the register.

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Dreamland to open Saturday

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

KENOVA – July 4th will see a different celebration as Dreamland Pool is set to open for its 90th season.

The pool will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, barring bad weather, to an abbreviated schedule, officials said.

On Thursday, members of the new Kenova City Council met in a special meeting to approve the list of employees recommended by the mayor.

Mayor Terry Carpenter asked the list submitted by former Mayor Ric Griffith be approved.

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Five residents waive hearing

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Five Kentucky residents accused of possessing drugs, waived their right to a preliminary hearing in Wayne County Magistrate Court.

Cameron L. Scott, 25, of Ashland, was charged with possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, five counts of cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy; Jessica Melvin, 25, of Ashland, possession with intent to deliver, five counts of cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy; John A. Hayes, 23, of Ashland, concealing a dangerous/deadly weapon, defective equipment, no insurance, conspiracy, aiding and abetting; John K. Roberts, 29, of Ashland, possession with intent to deliver, concealing a dangerous/deadly weapon, conspiracy, aiding and abetting; Kenneth Bryan, 47, of Rush, concealing a dangerous/deadly weapon.

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Vinson wins 10-11 Year Old softball district crown; C-K beats Vinson in first round of District 1 Little League
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