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Members of Wharton-Barrett fire department facing felony charges

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WHARTON — Members of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department have been charged with allegedly forging training and equipment documents.Ira Rash faces felony criminal charges for forgery of a public record and conspiracy for allegedly forging multiple certificates for himself and other members of the department, according to information from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.The department’s chief, Robert Rash, allegedly knew about the forged documents and signed them, the information stated. He has also been charged.The certificates are required by law for fire departments as part of regular reviews of training and equipment.


Despite rally, Madison team falls short of title

CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison All-Stars surely made it interesting.Down 5-0 after three innings, Madison eventually scored a run and tied it in the fourth with four runs but the Morgan County All-Stars plated one run in the top of the sixth inning to walk away with a 6-5 win over Madison on Friday night during the first day of competition at the 11-12-year-old State Little League Tournament at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.Madison (0-1) is scheduled to finis...

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Madison team comes up just a little short

Unfortunately, the Madison 11-12 Little League team could not mount quite enough of a comeback in the state tournament last week at Chapmanville. After falling behind, 5-0, to Morgan County, Madison stormed back to tie the game at 5-5. Still, Morgan County came up with the run it needed to win the contest, 6-5.Nobody should ever hang their heads after making the state tournament field, though. Especially in Little League, the competition is highly-competitive and rules are enforced...

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Let’s see how many readers agree with me

All right, let’s see how many readers agree with me. All of you? THAT’S what I thought.Oh … I was just thinking storage room at the Southern District federal building in Charleston must be getting pretty scarce. That observation comes after weeks have turned into months and the Feds still haven’t unveiled all the sealed indictments they have for Southern West Virginia officials.Regardless of the strategy in keeping the indictments secret (except, ...

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Boone court not doing anything ‘illegal’ when it comes to bonding

A recent story about the bonding procedures at the Boone County Courthouse used the words “illegal” in the title of the story.We feel this word is not accurate.The story said “illegal” bonding procedures in Boone County, allowing alleged criminals free from jail.Court documents indicated a woman using property to illegally post bond for four people in three counties all at the same time, and that she had a lien against her from a bank, ...

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Local writer releases new book

Allen Savva has written his second book, “Andy’s Restaurant & Company.”He is the son of the late Andy and Mary Jo Savva .“My goal in this book is to show how one Greek man would meet a shy bony kneed country girl and the two of them would met and get married and would venture into unknown territory that would take them to Cleveland, Ohio, where Andy would become top chef at the Sheraton Hotel for 13 years,” Savva said. “ He would have ...

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Boone County Fair line-upAugust 7Opening Ceremony7 to 8:30 p.m. Rick KMusic by CMSAugust 86 to 8 p.m. Karaoke8 to 8:45 p.m. Dwayne Hill, magician9 to 10:30 p.m. James WesleyAugust 93 to 5 p.m. Heaven Scent5:15 to 6 p.m. Seth Bunting7:15-8:45 p.m. Dog Hollow Band9:00-10:30 p.m. Trent TomlinsonThe chilli contest and salsa cont...

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Uneeda couple arrested on burglary, drug charges

A Uneeda couple has been arrested following a burglary in Boone County, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.Anthony Hizer, 28, and Angela Green Agonowski, 40, were both booked into the Southwestern Regional Jail shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday.Hizer and Agonowski were wanted in connection to a burglary last week in the Bob White area of Boone County.The two allegedly stole $6,500 in cash, more than 10 guns, laptops, and jewelry from a home....

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