Vol. 142, No.60 • Since 1874 • Wayne, W.Va. • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kenova amps up officer safety

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

KENOVA – Kenova City Council approved bids that would equip officers at The Kenova Police Department with supplies to ensure their safety.

Items Police Chief Chris Cole asked for included two Tasers priced at $2,000, Taser refill cartridges, two left-handed Taser holsters, Microdigital recorders for recording statements and shotgun mounts for cruisers that would make access to rifles easier for officers.

“All the equipment we are asking for will help keep our officers safe,” Cole said. “I loose sleep most nights shopping and trying to ensure my officers are safe.”

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CUTS FOR A CAUSE – The Heiner’s Pullman Square Summer Concert Series featured the added twist of also hosting the 4th annual Chairs of Change fundraiser. Area hair stylists and beauticians provided cuts, manicures and even massages in the square with proceeds benefiting the Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo. Photo Beauty Solutions Salon and Spa facebook

Three arrested for meth making

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing editor

FORT GAY – The US Marshals Cuffed Task Force arrested two drug suspects for warrants from a Meth Lab investigation by the Wayne County Sheriffs Department Drug Enforcement Unit.

Suspect Angela ‘Nikki’ Smith was arrested in Louisa, Ky. and Coty Parsons was arrested in Fort Gay. Both suspects are charged with Operating or Attempting to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories and Conspiracy.

Another suspect was arrested earlier this week related to this incident. The suspects were found by a property owner at the owner’s autistic son’s campsite.

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Farmers Co-op market opens

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

CABWAYLINGO – The Wayne County Farmers Co-op will open its market today at the Cabwaylingo Presbyterian Church.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and some venders will be located under the shed on the property while others will be located inside in the basement area.

The market will have fresh produce, hot dogs, refreshments, fried apple pies, possibly chickens for sale and various cottage industry items including jams, jellies, pies, breads, rolls, soap, etc.

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Judge accepts plea deal in Crum murder trial

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – One of three indicted in the December 2014 death of Jeffrey “Bub” Crum agreed to a plea deal Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

William Messer, 32, of Kermit, W.Va., pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery before Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt.

According to the deal, Messer will be sentenced to 40 years for the murder plea and 80 years for the robbery plea.

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Linda Whaley presents Jack Wellman and Rennie Talbert with certificates and medals recognizing their military involvement during a ceremony by the United Daughters of the Confederacy Saturday.

Daughters of the Confederacy honors Wayne veterans

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE — The United Daughters of the Confederacy honored two veterans during a ceremony Saturday at Wayne United Methodist Church.

Rennie Talbert and Jack Wellman, both of Wayne, were honored by the Huntington Chapter 150 of the organization for their military service in the Vietnam and Korean wars.

The event featured many patriotic songs as entertainment including a performance of “My Country Tis of Thee” by the The Wayne United Methodist Choir as well was the posting of the colors by Cub Scout Pack 1170.

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Misc

County Health Department offering immunizations

Submitted article

WAYNE – Your Wayne County Health Department is ready to assist you with your child’s school vaccinations. We can fill all of the Immunization requirements for 7th and 12th Graders in addition to those just entering a WV school for the first time. Our experienced and friendly staff will be glad to assist you.

In order to better serve your immunization needs, we offer designated walk in clinical days and times including:

Every Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon

Special Evening Clinics from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. held on the first and third Mondays each month.

If this is your first time visiting us, welcome & make sure to bring an updated immunization record.

Our normal hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach us at 304-272-6761.

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WCEDA announces sale of former Coyne Textile property

WESTMORELAND – The Wayne County Economic Development Authority (WCEDA) announced it sold the building it was leasing to Service Pump Supply July 6. Service Pump Supply was the tenant of the building.

The property sold is located at 1111 Vernon Street in Westmoreland, and it was once owned by Coyne Textile. It was donated to the WCEDA by Coyne Textile in 2006.

WCEDA’s Executive Director, Don Perdue said Service Pump Supply, began renting the property from the WCEDA in 2007.

“We converted a piece of property over some nine years ago to useful purpose, saved a number of jobs for West Virginia and Wayne County, and brought a formerly vacated property into use again,” Perdue said. “In the process, we have brought nearly $1 million dollars to WCEDA to further its Mission.”

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Wayne County business gains small increase

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

CHARLESTON – Wayne County gained more businesses than it lost during the month of June according to the Secretary of State’s Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map.

Wayne gained seven businesses while five businesses shut its doors for a 0.28 percent gain. The opening of the Trout Hill Coffee Shop in Wayne and Tokyo Steak House in Lavalette helped increase those numbers. The increase comes after a percentage loss for the month of May where Wayne County lost six businesses while gaining only four.

Monroe County saw the largest business increase with a 1.63 percent increase.

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Wayne County Fair horse show set for July 30

By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Fair Open Horse Show is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Shirley Burges Park.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. the morning of the show to all youth and adults wishing to participate.

West Virginia and other state health requirements state that horses from West Virginia must be uniquely identified and have a negative Coggin’s test (from a U.S. official laboratory) within the last 12 months and horses from other states must meet these requirements and also be accompanied by an approved CVI health certificate from the state of origin prior to show to be entered.
Rules for the show include:

Admission $5 (five years & under FREE)

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Wayne County Fair schedule

Saturday, July 30
8:30 a.m.: Registration for Open Horse Show
10 a.m.: Open Horse Show

Tuesday August 2
4 p.m.: Gates Open
5 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies, then rides Start
6 p.m.: Beauty Pageant

Wednesday August 3
4 p.m.: Gates Open
5 p.m.: Rides Start

Thursday August 4
4 p.m.: Gates Open
5 p.m.: Rides Start
6 p.m.: 4-H Livestock Show & Auction (beef, goats, poultry, and rabbits)
6:30 p.m.: Open Rabbit Show
7:30 p.m.: Gospel Harmony Boys

Friday August 5
4 p.m.: Gates Open
4:30 p.m.: Children Games, including Sack Race, Bubble Gum Blowing, Three Leg Race, Egg Toss, Watermelon Seed Spitting and Water Balloon Toss
5 p.m.: Rides Start
7:30 p.m.: Moron Brothers (blue grass music)

Saturday August 6
11 a.m.: Gates open
Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Chainsaw Carving Act
4 p.m.: Children Games (See Friday, Aug. 5 for list of games)
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: American Pride: “A Tribute to the Statler Brothers”

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