Driver of fatal accident will face charge

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The driver of last Saturday’s fatal vehicle accident on Spring Valley Drive is looking at a felony charge of driving under the influence causing death.

Jonathan Lee Kennedy, 21, of Huntington remains in Cabell Huntington Hospital where he was admitted following the accident.

Once released from the hospital, Kennedy will appear before a Wayne County magistrate for arraignment.

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Republican congressional candidate Evan Jenkins talks with David Adkins during a recent stop at Freedom Gun and Pawn in Lavalette. WCN photo by Scott Parsons

Jenkins says Lavalette shop’s
problems from ‘Choke Point’

By SCOTT PARSONS
Staff Writer

LAVALETTE – Chase bank’s decision to close the account of a local gun and pawn shop has gotten a lot of attention.

On Thursday, candidate for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional seat Evan Jenkins, stopped by Freedom Gun and Pawn in Lavalette to talk with owner John Angle and the public as he campaigned throughout Wayne County.

It is believed that the reason for Chase’s decision to close Angle’s business account stems from the justice department’s Operation Choke Point.

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Jenkins party switch about values

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

HUNTINGTON – Evan Jenkins has taken a lot of criticism for switching political parties.

There have been numerous critics questioning Jenkins’ motives for switching from longtime Democrat to Republican. Jenkins served as a Democrat for many years in the 5th district, which contains Cabell County and a small portion of neighboring Wayne County.

Some critics have said he did it for “political jockeying” during a time when the Democratic Party has taken criticism at the federal level. Many policies coming out of Washington have directly affected coal – the state’s largest economic producing natural resource.

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Betty Spry

Spry to be missed by community, colleagues

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

KENOVA – The City of Kenova lost one of the community’s most dedicated and revered public servants this past week.

Betty Delois Spry passed away Wednesday morning. She had been battling health issues the past several weeks.

Spry spent many years as an educator for the Wayne County Board of Education. She was a teacher at Kenova Grade School, an assistant principal at Buffalo and principal at Ferndale Grade School. She directly impacted the lives of hundreds of area residents.

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Airport wants connection to intermodal

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

CEREDO – “We must start cross-managing with the Prichard Intermodal facility.”

That is the message Huntington Tri-State Airport Authority President Dr. Bill Dingus gave his fellow board members about using the resources available in an effort to attract businesses for the southside project.

Dingus, also the director for Lawrence County, Ohio, Economic Development, said Prichard is an excellent area to have the intermodal facility as it will cut down shipping time from port to inland transportation.

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Board, superintendent attend RESA meeting

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

HUNTINGTON – The Wayne County Board of Education and Superintendent Lynn Hurt, along with boards and superintendents from five other counties, attended the RESA 2 combined board meeting at St. Mary’s Education Center in Huntington last weekend.

Officials from Wayne, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason and Mingo counties attended the required meeting. The meeting is required by HB2940 which states the officials from the state’s four Regional Education Services Agency districts must meet to discuss possible ways to share services at the county levels.

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