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October 4, 1984

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5254O 0 GLENVILLE. GtLMER COUNTY, WV 26351 47 Single Copy Price--23 cents plus tax Thursday, October 4, 1984 limited or indirect workmen or employees...shall employees to the case,,News ac- be guilty of a misdemeanor..." were examined and The Special Prosecutor felt that opinions were sought. "the applicability of this section the benefits of depends upon strictness of in- prosecution against terpr'etation and the degree to expense to the com- which the finder of fact believes as well as the effect of or disbelieves witnesses whose on the citizens and versions of the event differ; to Special Pro- authorize to be paid, given or employee of the state govern- any message to any such tended by his actions, to the allegations in ques!!on.'" Deitzler, the in- lent, any money or other thing of ment or any of its subdivisions employees, containint any regardless of which account of Deitzler goes on to say, Janet into the alleged value belongingtosucb:corpora- into engaging in any form of threat, notice or information the facts is more accurate. The Deal was defeated in the elec- by then- tion to any candidate .... for pay- political activity." Deitzler felt that if any such candidate is American system of criminaltion concerning,, which the of Gilmer Coun- ment of any primary or other that this section is inapplicable elected or defeated, work in the justice makes intent an essential aUegafions arose, and "Jeanie Ronald Welty has election expense." Deitzler felt by definition {"nonsalaried"}, establishment will cease, in element of crime, notwithstan- Kennedy is still employed as a )mpleted, with no that this section did not apply but nevertheless, would not be whole or in part, or other ding the rule that ignorance of secretary by the Board of )eing filed, hat since the candidate paid for all sustained on the issues of threats express or implied, in- the law itself stands as no ex- Education. er stated t , services received from the political activity or coercion tended toinfluencethepolitical cuse.' Deitzler concludes his in- the allegations in- Board. from the evidence which he was opinions or votes of his "It is therefore my opinion vestigation, saying, 'Although if supported by fac-Section 3-8-8(b}(2XH} states, presented with. employee shall be guilty of car- that criminal charges in this the allegations investigated, if may reflect poor "It shall be unlawful:...fora car- Section 6-6-7 states, "Pro- rupt practices..." (A misde-, case are not warranted. Pro- supported by factual testimony or indiscretion on the poration to pay, give or lend. or cedure for removal from meaner). Deitzler felt that the: secution now would serve nomay reflect poor judgement or Ronald Welty, it is my authorize to be paid. given or county...officers..." This section facts presented in the investiga-- substantial public interest, indiscretion on the part of Wel- that the citizens oflent. any moneys or other things of the Code sets out the method tion did not support chargesl Ronald Welty has resigned as ty, it is my opinion that the would not be of value to such fund {corporate for removal of officers in the described in this section, superintendent of schools. It is citizens of Gilmer County would T )rosecution of politicalcommittee fund) for any event of certain violations Deitzler's summary of the in- safe to conclude that his loss of not be served by prosecution of against him." be utilized for the "is irrelevant to the present in- vestigation stated, "I find that position is directly attributable criminal charges against him." ation, which purpose of influencing any voter vestigation because neither o{ the existence of actional the misuse of county or voters to vote for a particular the persons against whom criminal charges in this case employees, began in candidate .... Deitzler felt that allegations were made present- may be based more upon subiec- summer, and was this section did not apply lyholds theoffice from whichhe tire than obiective comparison October 1. The because it generally pertains to or she would be removed." facts and law. The applicable against Welty were regulation of political committee Code sections that were notlaw is not specific in the sense Jeane H. Kennedy, and funds, cited by Kennedy, but were that criminal law should be read she alleged that, Section 3-8-11{d} says. "Any referred to in light of possible to easily advise a citizen what is The Gilmer County Board of board's approval, the request I. Welty caused her person who, being an applicability to the situation proscribed. The facts of this Education met in regular ses- will be submitted as soon as her will to do work on employer,...shall give any notice were investigated also by case are subject to interpreta- sion on the evening of possible. The board granted the of Janet ,, Deal's re- or information to his employees, Deitzler. Section 3-9-15 states, tion depending upon what one September 24 at Sand Fork request to order the buses. campaign, containing any threat, either ex- "Any employer...who...distri- believes actually occured when Elementary cafeteria in con- Following discussion concern- investigation began press or implied, intended or butes directly or indirectly...any faced with contradictory ac- tinuation of their recent deci- ing application of Policy interviewing of key calculated to influence thestatement calculated to in-counts. More important, as far sion to meet throughoutthe #5116-WalkingStudents, motion as well as many per- political view or actions of the fluence the political action of his as criminal charges are con- county, was made by Don Bailey, for any cerned, the prosecution must be Following approval ofthe seconded by Robert O. Hardman candidate...or delivers verbally able to prove what a suspect in- minutes of the September 10II, to postpone action on a re- meeting, payment of bills totall- quest for policy approval until ing$96.800.04 was approved,the October 8 meeting. Dr. Alkire asked if there might be There being no hearing of the specific information that the public, board members then ad- board would like collected dressed employment matters,before considering action on Mrs. Deanna Barton was thisissue. Mr. Bailey stated that spee4iicalty, whether or not a employed as Assistant Fiscal Of- it might provide somemeans of a cited six sections of threat was made by Ronald Wel- ficer. Toni Williams was guideline if the superintendent Virginia Code named ty to Jeanie Kennedy intended to Pursuant to a summons issued A. Skinner. Karen E. Stanley, employed as Substitute Library would inquire with surrounding Kennedy as the basis influence her political views or by Lane Smith, Circuit Clerk, the Dice Edison Steele. Gene Paul Aide and assigned to Sand Fork counties as to how they handle charges. Section actions." Jury Commissioners of Gilmer Stewart, Nancy P. Stutler, Dale Elementary and Mrs. Lorraine situations of this nature. "No officer of any Deitzler cites section County, William Summers and R. Thrasher, Frankie Tomblin. Marshall was approved for in other business: or agent or person 3-8-12(g}, which states, "...No Oral Cunningham, attended at Linda K. Vanhorn, Pauline placement on the list of --As discussed at the last of such corporation., persons shall coerce or in-theCourt House ofGilmerCoun-Waldeck, Henrietta Williams. available substitute teachers meeting, Mr. Robert H. Hard- give or lend, or timidate any nonsalaried ty on September 25 and drew Herbert W. Woodyard and for the remainder of the 198485 man had prepared a "Request jurors for the November, 1984 Willard L. Wright Jr. school year. for Exception to the term. Also drawn to serve betweenBased upon the reconunenda-Teacher/Pupil Ratio Limits" for Those persons drawn for the period of November, 1984 tion from Coordinator of Student Normantown School. Mr. Hard- Grand Jury duty to appear on and February 1985 for Services, Helen Norman, man explained the rationale for November 7, 1984 Magistrate Jurors were: Jac-Superintendent Dr. Phil Alkire this request and asked approval were: Samuel S. Arnold, queline E. Adams, Hey Creed requested that the board to submit the necessary forms to Stanley J. Barker. Ruby F. But- Barton. Lena Pearl Bennett. Ray authorize advertisement for a the State Department of Educa- char, Jeff Alan Campbell, San- M. Burkhammer. Edith M. Bush. substitute teacher/bus aide at tion. Approval was granted. Qntertain at Mildred & Gerald Snyder Charleston Symphony Or- under the direction of Cunlin, the orchestra's will perform in Center Ballroom on State College cam- October 7. at 3 and Gerald Snyder duo-pianists with the a performance of Concerto No. 10 for and orchestra. The !zu also includes Overture of the l'Iindemith's Symphonic Orphosis, and "s Romeo and This is Concert in Gilrner Coun- Charleston Symphony in the last fifteen and this performance is with financial through an Arts and Grant from the Department of and History. grants have enabled the citizens of Roane and Gilmer County to enjoy performances by the Snyders on several occa- sions. The Snyders are residents of Roane County, and Mr. Snyder is adiunt professor of piano at Glenville State College. Thomas Conlin is a recent resident of Charleston. His rich and varied musical experiences have been with both symphonic and operatic organizations throughout this country and Europe. With pride West Virgi- nians support the eighty member orchestra while wat- ching and listening eagerly for the anticipated growth under Mr. Conlin's musical expertise. This concert provides central West Virginians with an ex- cellent opportunity to attend a live performance of our state or- chestra, Glenville State College is extending to the public an in- vitation entirely free of admis- sion costs to the performance on Sunday, October 7, at 3 p.m. dra J. Cunningham, Connie Robert D. Cain, Susan B, Camp Lavon Davidson, Wands S. Ed- bell, Kim Landes Conway0 Etta wards, Maxine M. Gumm. Davis, Gary Ted Ellyson, George Charles E. Harold. Florence C. P. Ellyson. Claudette Y. Hatton, Harlen R. Huffman, Bet- Greynolds, Roy H. Harris, ty Jeane Kennedy, Sharon Melvin E. Hess, Regina Leach, the Glenville Training Center, to, ---Superintendent Alkire pro- be emloyed to substitute in the vided information concerning a event that one of the regular WV School Boards Association aides is absent from work. The "Hands-On Workshop" and ex- board concurred, pressed that board members Following recommendation might find it very interesting Mencer, Barbra A. Phares, Dan- Roxie C. McDonald, Mary L. from School Lunch Supervisor and informative if they chose to ny L. Smith and Clara M. McPherson. Arlyn B. Miller,Mary Morrow, the board placed attend. Williams. Those drawn as alter- Lavonne ! ,;nigh, Anna RuthMrs. Phyllis Charlene Snyder on --William J. Piercy provided Montgomery, Thomas F. Moore, the list of available substitute information, following the direc- Jr., Kathleen Rush Nicholson. cooks for the remainder of the tions of the board at the last Gwendolyn Postalwait. John W. school year. meeting, concerning portable Pritt, Marjorie Karen Reaser, As well, John Brannon was bleachers for Rohrbough Field. Clifford E. Reichard, Jr., Sharon placed on the list of substitute Upon discussion, the superinten- Layne Riffle, Glennis Mae bus operators, dent stated that possibly the Roberts, Stella M. Rose, EmmaOn recommendation of the amount of money involved could nates were: Howard Carr. Joseph A. Estanich, Charles E. Frye. Kenneth Lee Harbeur, Berl G. Kimble and Ralph Marks. Petit Jurors drawn were: Carious B. Bailey, [,ester Baker, Woneda J. Blauvelt, Ken- neth J. Connell. Lois A. Davis, Larry J. Frashure, Mildred G. Furr, Randolph Jermings, Wilds M. Kuhl, Frank K. Langham, Claudia Diane Loudin. Richard L. Lydick, Judy Marsh. Jerry E. Martz, Nancy T. Martz, Joyce Ann Maxwell, Dawn L. McHenry. Alice Ruth Metz, John C. Miller. Elizabeth A. Moore, Genevieve A. Moore, Lela Marie Moore. Marilyn K. Moore, Ber- nice Moyers. Mary L. Moyers, Ronald Keith Nichols. Kenneth Osborn Jr,, Richard G. Peggs, Barbara J. Radcliffe. Jane H. Rastle, Fanny Reaser. Ellis Pif- fle. Jr.. Doris Roberts. Terry G. Roberts. Timothy R. Robinson, Betty Elizabeth Rohr, Jan L. Roten, Florence M. Shifter. June Thom Ce=i V. Snider, Ruth C. Spaur, Helen C. Taylor, Randall Lynn Tomey, Wyene Mae Turner. Roger L. Weese, Mary R. White, Lucy Marie Wilfong, Susan C. Williams, Ricky Roger Wine and Madeline L. Wood. All Petit and Magistrate Jurors will be required to attend at the Circuit Court Room in the Court House of Gilmer C, ounty at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13. 1984 to receive their indoc- trination. week are two fine businesses in GlenvlUe. Caro n'e Cafe and Dor- nge, md me Gkm vine Western Auto. included is e feature on Pubac Ux y. Patronize these bu nomu for your eating md nud md vhm me Ubrary to feed your mlmL superintendent, approval was be better spent on other more given to pay $138 registration necessary items, and recom- and mileage expense for the mended that no action be in- previously approved October 4 itiated concerning additional seminar for executive seating for the field at this time. secretaries for Ieane H. Ken- --Following discussion, nedy. Superintendent AJkJre made the Following discnssionconcern- recommendation that, due to ing requests that are received low enrollment at Glenville from college students to ride Elementary, and high enroll- school buses to Glenville State ment at Normantown Elemen- College, and persons not enroll- tarT, any student living in the ed in Gilmer County Schools to Cedar Creek area may have the ride school buses to the Career option of attending Glenville Center. the board expressed Elementary for the 1984-85 their consensus that requests of school year, because of renova- this type shou!d be determined tion process in progress at Nor- administratively rather than by mantown. This option would be board action, with attention be. on a "space available" basis at ing given to space availability. Glenville, in order not to violate After brief discussion, Direc- pupil/teacher ratio law, and tar of Support Services Roger would exercise the stipulation Brady requested approval to that once a student starts at submit a request to the WV Glenville Elementary. they must Department of Education, Divi-remain there for the entire sion of School Transportation, school year. This recommends- for the purchase of two school tion is for the current school buses through "Replacement of year only. Motion to this effect Fleet" funds. One of these buses was made by Audra Stalnaker, would be a 54-passenger; the seconded by Mr. Bailey. Motion other would be either a carried. 59-passenger or a 65-paseenger Before adjourning, the bus. Mr. Brady stated that, due superintendent made the board to a change in circumstances aware of an invitation from Tam after preparation of the request nor Elementary Principal Linda for presentation to the board, he Whaley to conduct the October is currently making a deter- 8 regular meeting of the Gilmer ruination as to which size bus County Board of Education at best the system's the Tanner Elementary School needs for next year. Th s deci- facility. The board accepted sion was to be made by invitation andwiUmoetthereat September 25, and. with the its regular 7 p.m, time.