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$2.5M turf bond to appear on November ballot

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Voters in the Wayne County school district will decide the fate of a $2.5 million bond that will pay for the acquisition and installation of artificial turf for the football fields at each of the three high schools in the county.

Kendall Partlow and Dwayne Edwards of the Wayne Touchdown Club proposed the bond to the Wayne County Board of Education weeks ago and upon farther research into the proposal, the board approved placing it on the November ballot.

The bond will allow for new turf at Wayne High School, Tolsia High School and Spring Valley High School paid off in a little over 10 years.

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SNIFFER DOG – 30 dogs have been seized from a property in Prichard. Cabell and Wayne County Animal Control received a complaint about the hounds Wednesday night. Photo WCHS/WVAH

Dogs rescued from Prichard residence, again

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Tips from neighbors led to the rescue of 36 dogs and a man receiving 30 counts of animal cruelty from a residence in Prichard previously raided 6 years ago.

The owner of the residence, Gary Belcher, is charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty and will appear in court for the charges.

Humane officers say 30 hounds, four puppies and two Rat Terriers were taken to The Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter Wednesday after some were found in boxes too small to stand and all not getting enough to eat or drink – most with no shelter at all.

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Wayne DEU makes several arrests

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

CEREDO – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Unit made several arrests last week in Ceredo, Lavalette and Prichard.

September 20, WCDEU arrested Ronald Stevens and Faith Stevens, both of Huntington, were arrested in Ceredo. Both were charged with possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.

Later that evening, WCDEU arrested Samantha Snider Route 75 resident and Timothy Taylor of Ohio in the Lavalette area. Both were also charged with delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

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CHH parking changes due to construction

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON – Beginning Sept. 6, patient, visitor and staff parking at Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Medical Center will be reconfigured to allow for the construction of a new four-story parking garage.

The construction project is expected to yield an additional 522 parking spaces for patients and visitors making a total of 885 available upon completion.
Visitors should look for new directional sing present throughout the parking lots that will direct them to designed parking areas.

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Tolsia, Wayne renew
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at scrimmage

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