Wood County teachers are going through ALICE Training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate).
Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss says “The training, the practice of the drills, you know, hearing the live rounds out in the building is huge. I think it just helps prepare us for something that we hope never happens.”
To learn more about this training course, click here: http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/Wood-County-schools-use-walk-out-make-up-days-for-active-shooter-training-485698141.html
The fiscal year 2019 budget has Lewis County employees seeing a possible 3% salary increase going into effect with the First of July.
This past March brought Lewis County Commission an $8.58 million budget approval allowing for many fiscal adjustments.
Projections for Lewis County include $8,580,791 in revenue and about the same in expenses. This 3% salary raise does not include law enforcement personnel nor Lewis-Gilmer 911 employees.
Doddridge County Courthouse is going through major renovations.
The building that was built in 1902 has had leaking roofs, crumbling foundations, and other safety concerns.
Because it has been in need of work for a long time, officials have been putting away money for a few years. A $1,065,000 bid has been accepted over the summer and the County Commissioner is ready to get to work.
The windows are currently being reinstalled, the stained glass is being fixed, and new sprinklers will be paid for with help from a $1000,000 grant from the WV Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority.
The U.S. Supreme Court may be enforcing a sales tax on online purchases such as Amazon and E-Bay.
The hoped-for effect is to put these companies on “more equal footing with local retailers whose customers have to pay state sales tax”.
After years of study, online sales and local sales equalization have been a goal. Although Gov. Jim Justice says he isn’t too fond of the idea, he acknowledges that it is an issue for the legislature.
- Over 70 non-profits in the Mid-Ohio Valley benefit from the West Virginian Central Federal Credit Union (WVCFCU) donation of $125,000
The CEO of WVCFCU says, “The community does so much for us…in turn, we should return the favor and support them.”
Here is a list of all the recipients:
SW Resources, Gloria Husk C/O We Have Your Six MOV, Apraxia Kids, Lubeck Community Cupboard, Maternity House, Friendship Kitchen, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (Wood County VA), Old Man Rivers, Humane Society of Parkersburg, Family Crisis and Intervention Center, Children’s Home Society of WV, Faithlink, The Gabriel Project of WV, Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis, House to Home, Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Veteran’s Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Special Veteran’s Project Committee, Stuff the Bus, Good Samaritan, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Consumer Credit Counseling, Boys and Girls Club of Pleasants County, Pleasants County Humane Society -Yes Open, Belmont City Volunteer Fire Dept.,
Educators Rising West Virginia, Ritchie County Humane Society, Packs of Plenty in CO Regeneration Inc., Children’s Home Society – Ritchie County, Ritchie County 4-H, Pennsboro Food Pantry, Ellenboro Food Pantry, Harrisville Food Pantry, Ellenboro VFD, Harrisville VFD, Cairo VFD, Pennsboro VFD, Smithville VFD, Camp Barbe Assoc, Hope Shop, Wirt County Senior Citizens, Boy Scout Troop 30, Girl Scouts, Wirt County FFA, Wirt County 4-H, Wirt Missional Group, American Legion Post 55, Family Resource Network, Elizabeth and Wirt County VFD, Brother’s Keeper, Epworth Church Food Bank, Calvary Church Food Bank, No Hunger Food Bank, BoMar Club, Inc., Ripley Main Street,
Operation Jackson County Veterans, Gospel Mission Food Pantry, Marietta Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club of Washington County Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, MOV Gift to Life, Betsey Mills Club, Buckeye Bob/Chris Custer Fund, Ely Chapman Education Foundation, O’Neill Senior Center, Oriana House, The Salvation Army of Marietta, BrAva, 86th Belpre Homecoming – Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Home, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Barlow VFD, Beverly VFD, Dunham VFD, Salem VFD, Wesley VFD, L-A VFD, Watertown VFD, Newport VFD, Fearing VFD