Citizens share common core concerns at forum

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BARBOURSVILLE – Parents, teachers, concerned citizens and political candidates voiced their concerns about the common core educational standards during a town hall forum Monday night in Barboursville.

The West Virginians Against Common Core sponsored the event, along with West Virginia state Senator Donna Boley,

Wayne County House of Delegates candidate Steve Marcum attended the event. Marcum, a strong opponent to common core attended for more information.

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C-K AutumnFest Parade

FLOAT PULLING – Morgan Ferguson of Kenova pulls the Kenova United Methodist Church float during the annual Ceredo-Kenova AutumnFest parade Tuesday. AutumnFest will be Friday and Saturday and will feature The Pumpkin House. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

County receives 110 iPads from Marshall University

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WAYNE – The Wayne county board of Education received 110 mini iPads from the Joan Harless Foundation of Marshall University during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

The Women’s Education Forum donated the iPads, valued at $33,000. The donation is to help facilitate the “flipped classroom” method that many Wayne county teachers have started embracing where homework is performed essentially in the classroom, while lessons are uploaded via cost effective video to the tablets.

Students can access the day’s lessons the night before via the iPads.

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Commissioners want towing meeting

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WAYNE – During Monday’s Wayne County Commission meeting, President Bob Pasley thanked local towing operators for ideas about how to better equalize towing calls, but said the county’s ordinance is sufficient as long as everybody does their jobs.

The ordinance says to call a towing service that is the customer’s preference first, then the closest to the scene, followed by officer’s discretion.

The towing operators would like to have two components removed – the customer’s preference and officer’s discretion – and have Wayne County 911 dispatch the tow trucks as the dispatchers have mapping capabilities and can see who is the closest towing company.

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Heaberlin retiring from public service

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KENOVA – Fox Heaberlin is retiring after serving as Public Works Director the past several years for the City of Kenova.

Mayor Ric Griffith made the announcement during Thursday night’s regular city council meeting. Griffith informed both council and those in attendance that Thursday’s meeting was the last for Heaberlin.

The mayor spoke of Heaberlin’s dedication to the position, noting how the retiring director often would come out on calls in the middle of the night with his workers to ensure the job was completed or help in any way he could.

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