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Elijah Jarvey Marcum, 20, speaks with family after he pleaded guilty in Wayne County on Tuesday to first-degree murder for aiding and abetting Jeremy Marcum in the 2014 Genoa stabbing death of James “Red” Bundy, 77. Photo by Courtney Hessler/HD Media

Marcum gets life for first-degree murder, grand larceny

By COURTNEY HESSLER
HD Media

WAYNE – Although he was never at the scene of the crime, a Genoa man will still endure a first-degree murder sentence after he admitted Tuesday in Wayne Circuit Court to abetting Jeremy Marcum, also of Genoa, in the 2014 Genoa stabbing death of James Bundy.

Elijah Jarvey Marcum, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and grand larceny a month after Jeremy Marcum was recommended a life sentence without mercy.

Jeremy Allen Marcum, 22, was convicted by a jury in June of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of James “Red” Bundy, 77, along with convictions on a count of malicious wounding in attacking Bundy’s wife, Myrtle Bundy, 55, and a count each of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Above, a screen shot of the YouTube video that is circulating on social media discussing the labor force being used to construct the Crum PreK-8 school. Shane Dillon is standing in front of the new construction site.

Swope executive reacts to Crum construction video

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

HUNTINGTON – Recently a video has surfaced on YouTube involving the Crum PreK-8 construction site claiming a lack of Wayne County workers on the project – instead using migrant workers.

The video claims that workers under Swope Construction are from as far away as Mexico and Honduras, but Swope vice president Don Gatewood says the video could not be further from the truth. In fact he calls the video, “seriously misleading”. The video claims that the act is a, “slap to not only Wayne County taxpayers, but all West Virginians.”

According to Gatewood, Swope is the main construction overseer of the project. He said that most of the construction is produced in-house from Swope workers, but on projects the size of the Crum project require subcontractors.

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Capito and Manchin announce EDA grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have announced $1,782,000 in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the construction and rehabilitation of the Coalfield Development Corporation’s West Edge Factory in Westmoreland according to a Tuesday press release.

This funding will help expand job-training programs for West Virginians who have experienced layoffs in the coal mining industry and will gradually create approximately 320 jobs in Wayne, Mingo and Lincoln counties.

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Marshall alum donates $500K to flood program

CHARLESTON – Brad Smith, CEO of software company Intuit and a Kenova native, is donating $500,000 and offering free software for affected small businesses as part of a new public/private partnership to help businesses damaged by deadly floods last month.

The state is making millions of dollars in minigrants available for such businesses as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Monday that grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to small businesses through the RISE West Virginia partnership.
Tomblin set a minimum goal of $2 million through private donations and state money.

Tomblin plans to use some of the $4.5 million in state money usually earmarked for casinos.

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