Five arrested, one hospitalized for drugs

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON – Two people remain in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville and one was in St. Mary’s Medical Center Tuesday following a drug investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit Monday.

On Monday, members of the DEU were conducting an undercover purchase of $30 worth of heroin from Herbert Tilghman, 36, on James River Road, the home of Lisa Null, 38.

Also present was Tammy Tieman, 24.

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TRUE COOPERATION – Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dave Caudill, left, and Kenova VFD Chief Tim Bias shake hands in front of trucks from their respective departments Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that both departments rate a four from the International Standardization Organization. WCN Photo by Michael Hupp

Local VFDs increase rating; Good for homeowner policies

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

CEREDO ­– The Ceredo and Kenova Volunteer Fire Departments met Tuesday for an important announcement for the citizens of both communities.

The International Standardization Organization rates fire departments every four years. Fire departments are rated based upon a 1 to 10 scale with the lower a score, the better the rating. Previously Ceredo was at a 4 ranking, while Kenova (which is broken into city and rural ratings) went from a 7 to a 4 in the city category and a 6 to a 4 in the rural.

So what does this mean for citizens? It means that citizens can rest assured that they are receiving the best fire response that they can, according to Ceredo Fire Chief Dave Caudill.

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Arrest made after stabbing

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

EAST LYNN – An East Lynn man will appear before a Wayne County magistrate today for a hearing on his role in a stabbing over the weekend.

Saturday about 11 p.m., Deputy A. Farley with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department responded to an unlawful wounding/fight in progress at a residence located in the 1200 block of Mount Vernon Ridge Road.

When Farley arrived on the scene, he found Isaac Swimm on his back and being held by Christie Caldwell.

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Perrys to be honored

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON – A Wayne County couple will be honored Thursday for dedication in preserving history as well as their work in the area.

Members of the Huntington Council approved a resolution during Monday’s meeting to honor A. Michael and Henriella Perry.

“They are icons in the community, as well as mentors and leaders,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “To honor them, we will be naming Fourteenth Street West, through Harveytown to Heritage Farm, the Mike and Henriella Perry Heritage Trail.”

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Commission approves EMS redistricting

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Emergency medical service has been difficult to get in the Fort Gay area after the volunteer fire department lost its certification to provide that service in 2005.

Since then, service has fallen first to Wayne Volunteer Fire Department, then Prichard VFD.

Earlier this year, Dunlow VFD presented a proposal to take over the Fort Gay district to the Wayne County Commission, who decided to keep the districts as they are but, Prichard and Dunlow could talk about splitting service to the area.

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Cause of fire to be determined

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

HUNTINGTON – Mayor Steve Williams told the Huntington council he witnessed how quickly chaos could turn to tragedy during a fire.

Williams gave praise to members of the Huntington Fire Department and to the volunteer fire departments who responded to assist Sunday as crews battled flames from the roof of the Morris Building located in the 900 block of Fourth Avenue.

“It was an awful tragedy,” Williams said. “But, it did not turn into a horrible tragedy as there were no injuries reported.”

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