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Ceredo council authorizes new phone system

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

CEREDO – Ceredo City Council authorized Mayor Otis Adkins to proceed with the implementation of a modernized phone system on Monday.

Adkins informed council members of a switch to Frontier Communications that will save the city $3,000 per year after complications with the previous system proved to be too much.

“We have been having a terrible time with the phones not working here in city hall,” he said. “Switching providers will save us money, and get the problems solved.”

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More than 100 people took to the hills Saturday morning to take part in the second Race Through Fallen Timbers event at Elmcrest Farm in Wayne. Above, Kayla Dyer begins the 5K. WCN photo by Nikki Dotson

Access WV hosts 15K, 5K

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

WAYNE – More than 100 people got up bright and early Saturday morning to take part in the second Race Through Fallen Timbers event at Elmcrest Farm in Wayne.

The event was hosted by Access WV, a non-profit group based out of Wayne County, and featured a 15K, 5K, 2-mile hike led by the WV Native Plant Society, yoga, food and more.

Marissa Milisk, who took part in the 5K, said the track was hard, but worth experiencing. “It was really snowy, but a lot of fun,” she said. “The views were beautiful.”

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Prevention Coalition discusses tobacco tax increase

By NIKKI DOTSON
Staff Writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Prevention Coalition expressed concerns and possible solutions for underage tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse during a meeting on Tuesday.

During a WATCH report update, Teresa Mills stated that the organization has asked for a recently proposed tobacco tax to be increased from $0.45 to $1.00.

“Right now, not one cent will go back into prevention,” Coalition Chair Tim White said. White said cigarette prices in West Virginia is currently cheaper than many big cities, citing New York as being $10.00 a pack, and that people are coming here to buy them and take them back to sell.

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Gun range ordinance recommended

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ
HD Media

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Planning Commission decided unanimously Monday evening to recommend zoning changes to city council that would help pave the way for a proposed indoor shooting range in the city’s west end.

The amendments to the City of Huntington Zoning Ordinances would define and regulate indoor shooting ranges in commercial and industrial districts.

The ordinance contains three articles, which the Commission voted on separately at its regular meeting Monday. The articles will go before City Council for a vote. Council’s next regular meeting is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Huntington City Hall.

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Ferguson clarifies fill dirt questions

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Managing Editor

WAYNE – ZMM project architect Dave Ferguson described the process in how fill dirt is selected for projects – specifically the Crum Pk-8 new construction during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Earthwork has begun on the Crum project and there had been questions concerning the fill dirt used for the project. There had been questions in prior meeting if the fill dirt could be used from the Tolsia High School property to possibly clear land for expansion of the campus.

Ferguson asked the contractor on the project if that was possible and Ferguson said that there had been a boor sample taken, but the results were not positive.

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