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Kenova man charged in knife attack

By COURTNEY HESSLER
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HUNTINGTON – A Kenova man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of holding a woman at knifepoint while telling her he was “taking her to the bedroom” at her West Huntington home on Wednesday.

Gage Stewart Duncan, 22, was jailed at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The Huntington Police Department charged him with burglary and brandishing a weapon. He was also jailed on an outstanding warrant.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, just before midnight on Wednesday, Duncan knocked on a door in the 400 block of West 9th Street and a woman answered.

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Beau Farley gets ready to flip the switch to light the tree during the Tenth Annual City of Kenova Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. WCN photos by Nikki Dotson Merritt

Kenova residents remember those lost at tree lighting

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

KENOVA – As Kenova residents sang Silent Night in the presence of a 35-feet tall Frazier Fur tree all lit up, candles representing those lost flickered somberly.

The City of Kenova hosted the Tenth Annual Kenova Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday night and offered residents the opportunity to listen to Christmas music provided by the C-K Alumni Band and to remember family members and community members who have passed.

The tree was first planted by the Kenova Beautification Committee in 1995 and was designated as a memorial by Charlotte Webb, who lost her son in a car accident in 2005.

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Wayne County Prevention Coalition Chair Tim White explains how the Deterra Drug Deactivation system works to other members of the coalition.

Coalition implements new prescription drug disposal

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Prevention Coalition awarded Chief Tony Poston of the Ceredo Police Department with a new method to dispose of expired or needed prescription drugs through Deterra Drug Deactivation systems during a meeting Tuesday.

Deterra drug-deactivation pouches offer a cost-effective way to safely dispose of unused opioids and other medications and will be available to anyone wishing to use them countywide.

Powered by patented MAT12® Molecular Adsorption Technology, the Deterra® System deactivates prescription drugs, rendering them ineffective for misuse and safe for the environment.

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Three arrested on drug charges in parking lot

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KENOVA – Three people are behind bars after a drug bust early Sunday morning, according to the Kenova Police Department.

Shannon Mason, Melissa Lockhart and Jason Carey were arrested around 3 a.m. in the Taco Bell parking lot on State Route 75, according to a media report from WSAZ. Lockhart and Carey were lodged in the Western Regional Jail Sunday night, but had not been arraigned.

Crack cocaine, suboxone and some cash were seized from the suspects, according to the report.

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Mystery continues with Cabwaylingo timber money

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – After submitting letters to various leaders and organizations, The Wayne County Commission still has little to no answers as to where money from a timbering project at Cabwaylingo State Forest is going.

The 8,123 acre forest underwent a nearly $2 million project over the summer, but no evidence as to where proceeds was revealed.
Commissioners sent a letter addressing local residents’ concerns to state leadership as well as the Division of Forestry.

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