Familiar new home for Crum students

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

WAYNE – Students in Crum will not have to look much further to find out where the new Crum PreK-8 school will be constructed.

During a special meeting Monday night, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 4-0 to construct the new school on the football field of the property where the current elementary and middle school buildings stand.

The vote came after board members spent a few hours in executive session with ZMM Architect Dave Ferguson discussing the county’s options. Earlier this month, plans to build the new school on the previously selected “River Bend” property were scrapped after issues arose during the contract phase of the project.

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CONFISCATED – Drugs, money, paraphernalia and a stolen gun were seized by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit Tuesday during a search of a home on Mill Creek. Photo submitted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

One arrested on search warrant

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

FORT GAY – A Fort Gay man was arrested Monday following the execution of a search warrant on his home.

Richard “Tex” Rogers has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, six counts of possession with intent to deliver, cultivation of marijuana and receiving/transferring of stolen property by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit.

Members of the unit had applied and received a search warrant for Rogers’ home on Mill Creek following an investigation and controlled drug purchases.

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ROAD CLOSURE – Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways put up this road closed sign on W.Va. 152 between Dunlow and Genoa after a portion of the road slipped and broke away. A FedEx truck is able to navigate through the one open lane of the roadway. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Portion of 152 to be closed

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – A portion of W.Va. 152 between Genoa and Dunlow is closed today as work crews attempt to discover why the roadway has broken away and slipped.

One lane of the roadway is open for emergency vehicles and local traffic as officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways monitor it for school bus traffic.

“We are monitoring the road for the safety of the school buses,” said Assistant Supervisor Colen Cox with the DOH, Wayne garage. “We have one man who will be monitoring the area from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.”

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Wayne County woman sentenced in federal court

HUNTINGTON – A Wayne County woman was sentenced Monday to 12 months and one day in federal prison for her role in helping a convicted felon acquire five firearms from a Huntington pawn shop, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Brittany Amanda Hewlett, 25, entered a plea of guilty to making a false statement in acquisition of a firearm in May.

On Feb. 26, Hewlett and an associate went to a Huntington pawn shop to buy five guns. Hewlett completed a federally required form, and claimed she was buying the guns for herself when in fact, the guns were for her associate.

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School lockdown from drill

HUNTINGTON – Parents of students at Spring Valley High School took to social media Tuesday morning asking why the school was on lockdown.

According to Wayne County schools spokesman Bill Rosenberger, the lockdown is part of a drill procedure schools are required to do at the beginning of the school year.

“Within the first month, we are required to do a fire drill, a bomb threat and other drills,” Rosenberger said.

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