HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – The Hughes River Water Board filed an insurance claim after a power outage destroyed a lot of equipment in September, including the control system. This announcement was made during the Harrisville Council meeting Oct. 12.

PENNSBORO, W.Va. – On Sept. 29, Cpl. S. E. McCullough, West Virginia State Police, was patrolling Pennsboro and parked near Myles Stadium, running radar.


A man of the pulpit, Rev. Bill Dawson, who speaks every Sunday in front of his church congregation, was a man of few words when he was surprisingly presented the Distinguished West Virginian Award at a Parkersburg ceremony to recognize National Police Week.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Martha S. Testerman, Harrisville, was charged with having an unlicensed salvage yard and having a salvage yard in a prohibited area (within 1,000 feet of a residence).

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – After reportedly attacking and threatening his former wife, Jayson R. Holt, 42, Greenwood, was charged with domestic battery, strangulation, burglary, violation of a protective order (two counts) and destruction of property.


SMITHVILLE, W.Va. – The groundbreaking of the new Dollar General Store in Smithville was Aug. 30, and the building will be constructed by Nella Constructors, a contracting firm based in eastern Tennessee that specializes in building commercial buildings, like convenience stores and grocery stores. 


PENNSBORO, W.Va. – The Pennsboro Council meeting Sept. 27 started on a positive note, while the remainder of the meeting was a more somber event, overshadowed by the recent loss of Councilman Steven Davis. 


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Harlan R. Wyers, 39, Harrisville, entered a guilty plea per an agreement to a charge of child neglect creating risk of injury.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Asonte C. James, 21, Freeport, Illinois, pled guilty Sept. 27 in Clarksburg to federal charges of “possession of counterfeit obligations.”


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Thomas J. Smith, 50, West Union, was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference and driving revoked for DUI (third offense) after being arrested early Sept. 28.


HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Plans changed once again with the proposal put before the West Virginia School Building Authority to build two new elementary schools in Ritchie County, when the Ritchie County Board of Education met Sept. 27.

PULLMAN, W.Va. – Ryan Glenwood Amos, 41, Pullman, was charged with second-offense unlawful taking of a vehicle and third-offense driving suspended after an incident in October 2020.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – The Town of Harrisville held a public meeting to give citizens a chance to ask questions or object to the water rate ordinance increase prior to the regular session Sept. 7. 

PENNSBORO, W.Va. – Larry E. Sterling, 70, Pennsboro, was charged by Tpr. J. M. Thompson, West Virginia State Police, with failure to register as a sex offender, a felony.

HARRISVILLE, W.Va – For years before Rhonda Ireland was charged with embezzling funds, Regeneration, Inc., was hemorrhaging cash in excessive salaries and administrative expenses.

CAIRO, W.Va. – Daniel L. Byrd, 30, Cairo, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) after a search warrant was executed April 2 at a property on High Street.

CAIRO, W.Va. – Up for discussion again at the Sept. 7 Cairo Council meeting was how to use the $56,049 from the American Rescue Fund that the town received last month.