Routine test reveals issue with VA Medical Center water

Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON – Employees with the Veterans Administration Medical center were conducting a routine testing of its water system when a high level of chlorine was found Tuesday.

According to Debbie Brammer, spokesperson for the VA Medical Center, a daily water sampling and testing was being done about 9 a.m. when it was discovered an elevation of chlorine levels of 4.3-4.6 parts per million were found in the water.

“This is a do not consume level,” Brammer said. “This was not a VA problem, it was a West Virginia American Water problem.”

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Members of the Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors dedicated the third quilt square of the Wayne County Heritage Quilt Square Trail. This square is located on the barn of Janie Mills and with her are her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Carol Russell, Teresa Carico, Larry Carico, Luther Carico, Gavin Carico, Riley Carico, Kathy Miller, Faron Miller, Karen Christian, Jarrod Christian, Haylee Christian, Kamron Christian, Pam Mills, Lois Clark and Jennings Clark. The quilt square is located on Camp Creek Road, East Lynn, east of Rocksprings Development. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Tolsia Highway re-route proposed

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CHARLESTON – One Charleston engineering firm believes it has a possible public/private project plan that could help facilitate construction on part of the proposed I-73/74 King Coal Highway.

Gaddy Engineering made the presentation Tuesday afternoon to the King Coal Highway I-73/74 Authority meeting in Charleston.

The engineering proposal includes picking up the existing Tolsia Highway near the Wayne County line in the Jenny’s Creek area and moving the road along property on Marrowbone across the hilltops and tying back in at US 119.

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Officials preparing for possible flood, Winter Storm Thor

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HUNTINGTON – Officials with state and local governments are asking residents to make preparations for the possibility of flooding, as well as for Winter Storm Thor.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service told members of Cabell/Wayne Homeland Security that two to four inches of rain is expected through today and there is already four to eight inches of water trapped in the form of snow and four to six inches of snow with below zero temperatures are expected by Friday.

Temperatures are expected to warm up Saturday.

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Ceredo Police, Council discuss possible K-9 unit

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CEREDO – The Ceredo Police Department presented the Ceredo City Council with the idea of possibly utilizing grant funding to purchase a K-9 officer for the department.

Sgt. Jamie Wolfe presented council with cost figures as well as the benefits of a K-9 officer. The cost of the dog, along with training and equipment, would be approximately $8,000.

According to Wolfe, the funds will come from a community block grant from the state totaling $25,000. The funds have not been completely processed, but will be split with the Kenova Police Department.

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