Cattlemen push Vo-Ag, lament loss of Southern States store

Managing Editor

WAYNE – Wayne County Cattleman’s Association agreed to continue to push the inclusion of Vocational Agriculture in county schools and discussed the closing of the Huntington Southern States Cooperative in its regular meeting Thursday evening at the County Extension Office.

County extension agent Gary Selby, discussing local 4-H participation at the recent Wayne County Fair, noted the few animals on display.

“I’m not satisfied,” he said. “I personally want to see the livestock show grow. A half dozen rabbits and two chickens is not enough.”

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CHECKING – Bomb technicians with the West Virginia State Police search a TTA bus after a passenger received a call of a bomb threat. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Bomb threat targets TTA buses

Staff Writer

KENOVA – A domestic dispute resulted in a Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) bus being evacuated in Kenova Wednesday.

Officials with the Kenova Police Department received a call about 4 p.m. from Wayne County 911 stating a passenger on the TTA bus along the Ceredo-Kenova route had received a call from a former boyfriend saying he had placed a bomb on the bus.

The woman was on the bus that was evacuated in Kenova. Three passengers on the bus in Kenova were escorted to another TTA bus in a safe location.

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OPEN HOUSE – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum was given a tour of the new Wayne County Magistrate Court during an open house Thursday by magistrates David Ferguson, Randy Wiles and John Cavins. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Public gets a look at new magistrate court

Staff Writer

WAYNE – County, state and federal officials, as well a members of the public, got a chance to see the new home of the Wayne County Magistrate Court Thursday during an open house.
“This is the end of a five- to six-year project,” said Wayne County Commission President Bob Pasley.

Pasley said the project began in 2009 after the Legislature approved a second circuit judge for Wayne County.

But with the additional judge came the problem of space in the courthouse.
“We were already busting at the seams,” Pasley said. “There was nothing left to build on.”

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Paving on 152 will
affect commuters

WAYNE – Motorists can expect delays on W.Va. 152 along German Ridge Hill beginning Tuesday.

Assistant Supervisor Colen Cox said a contracting company will be paving four miles of roadway from Wayne County into Cabell County.

It is not known how long the paving will take. It is being done due to the replacement of water and gas lines along W.Va. 152.

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Bus route changes

WAYNE – The following bus routes were altered Wednesday in conjunction with the closure and repair of a section of W.Va. 152 between Genoa and Dunlow.

• Bus 1081: Rerouted to Dunlow via Tolsia High Highway in the morning and afternoon.

• Bus 2049: Will transport students living in the Genoa area and transfer to Bus 1152, which will continue transport to Tolsia High School in the mornings. Will reverse in the afternoons.

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