1 dead in two-vehicle accident

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

CEREDO – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Walker Branch Road early Tuesday morning.

Jordan Joseph, 25, of Huntington, was killed while the driver of the other car, a woman, was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

According to Ceredo Volunteer Fire Chief David Caudill, the accident occurred in a straight stretch of roadway that is narrow and covered with shade trees between the Bottom’s Up tavern and the railroad tracks at the former Pilgrim Glass facility.

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Ronnie Gunther

Gunther accepts plea deal

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – At the last minute Ronnie L. Gunther decided to accept a plea agreement for first degree murder with mercy.

On Monday, lawyers, potential jurors and others were ready to start the murder trial of the State of West Virginia vs. Ronnie L. Gunther in Wayne Circuit Court.

Last November, law enforcement officers with the West Virginia State Police, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, and Fort Gay Police Department responded to a shooting on Yellow Brick Road, near Tolsia High School, where they found William J. Ward dead from a gunshot wound.

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RALLY – West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennett speaks at the Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee rally Saturday at the Wayne Senior Center. Tennett is campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Democrat committee sponsors senior center fall rally

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Like a scene in a movie, Del. Don Perdue took West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennett by the hands and sang her a song.

Perdue and Tennett were just two of the candidates who attended the fall rally of Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee Saturday at the Wayne Senior Center.

Tennett has been campaigning around the state for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John D. Rockefeller IV who is retiring. She faces Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito in the general election Nov. 4.

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Evan Jenkins poses with Charles Duffield, a retired coal miner throwing his support behind Jenkins for Congress. Photo submitted

Jenkins focuses on coal agenda

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

HUNTINGTON – Make no qualms about it, West Virginia 3rd Congressional District House of Representatives Republican candidate Evan Jenkins is for coal.

Jenkins is such a large supporter of the state’s top export that the West Virginia Coal Association recently gave him their endorsement for this November’s election – making a huge statement against current Congressman Nick Joe Rahall D-W.Va.

The challenger from Cabell County believes in coal and its importance to West Virginians that he switched political parties because current Democratic President Barack Obama’s policies on coal is seen by state residents as a direct attack on the industry.

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County schools leader responds to Kellogg lockdown

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

WAYNE – Parents of students at Kellogg Elementary and county schools administration breathed a sigh of relief Monday afternoon after what began as a hectic and confusing morning due to a safety lockdown – was quickly resolved as fast as it began.

West Virginia State Police and units from the Huntington Police Department were called to a residence across from Kellogg Elementary in Westmoreland shortly after 7 a.m. Monday morning.

Police were called to the home after occupants were involved in an altercation with two individuals from Logan County, according to police on the scene.

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DEU releases six-month stats

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit have been working with other agencies in efforts to get illegal drugs and drug dealers out of Wayne County.

From April 1 to today, the DEU, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s C.U.F.F.E.D. Task Force and Wayne Police Department, have arrested 28 people on 99 warrants.

These arrests include those from a recent warrant roundup where officers arrested 14 people. One suspect who has not been arrested is known to be in Texas. Local officials are awaiting his arrest and extradition.and Wayne Police Department.

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