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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Gov. TombHn Looks Back on 2015 -- From Budget Shortfalls to Comprehensive Reforms Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to- day looked back on 2015 - highlighting both challenges and new steps forward on issues that have defined his term as governor and his on- going efforts to secure a bright future for West Vir- ginians in the New Year and for years to come. "Each year stowing as your governor has presented a nmnber of unique challenges and progress worth celebrat- ing. As we look back on 2015 and forward to the New Year, I'm grateful tbr the opportu- nity to continue serving the people of West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "In the past year, we worked hard to manage our state budget shortfall and address our state's substance abuse epi- demic. We have secured a several large-scale economic development opportunities and created a variety of new programs to help put West Virginians back to work and on the path toward a bright and successful future. As we move forward on the path we've worked laud to cre- ate, it is important to reflect on the past year to help us create an even better 2016." Succeeding on a National Stage for Major Economic Development Projects In Febmary,Gov. Tomblin announced global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) would build a new manufacturing plant in Berkeley County, an in- vestment of approximately $500 million. The new facil- ity will be the 26th manufac- turing operation in the coun- try and the first plant built in the United States since the 1970s. In September, Gov. Tomblin joined state and lo- cal officials to break ground on the Tabler Station plant, bringing 1.000 construction jobs and 700 fifll-time posi- tions to the Eastern Pan- handle, P&G's fifth-largest workforce in the United States. "Welcoming P&G to the Eastern Panhandle will for- ever be one of my favorite memories as your governor. We've worked hard to bring new jobs and opportunities to West Virginia for West Virginians, and our people are ready to get to work." Gov. Tomblin said. "This past year brought significant growth for many companies that call the Mountain State home. This year, we cel- ebrated expansions by Sistersville Tank Works in Pleasants County, Conley Fabrication in Wood County, Cenergy in Cabell County and a number of others to congratulate West Virgin- tans on a job well done." Training a Skilled Workforee for Jobs of To- day and Tomorrow Since becoming governor in 2011, workforce develop- ment has been one of Gov. Tomblin's top priorities. In coniunction with the West Virginia Workforce Plan- ning Council. Gov. Tomblin hosted the state's first Workforce Summit, a com- prehensive review of the state's worktbrce develop- ment efforts for education, business and industry lead- ers across the state. "For years, the West Vir- ginia Workforce Planning Council has operated behind the scenes, but we have a great story to tell and it's time we start telling it," Gov. Tomblin said. "The Workforce Summit high- lighted the significant progress we've made with tblks from across the state to expand workforce training and education programs, giv- ing West Virginians the best opportunities to develop the skills they need to achieve 13e success in hioh-demand fields. These efforts are guar- anteed to help us develop the workforce that companies operating here need." In October, Gov. Tomblin also announced an additional $7.6 million in federal fund- ing from the U.S. Depart- ment of Labor to help coal miners al~tected by layoffs and mine closures take ad- vantage of job training and career services tot new ca- reers, if that's a choice they wish to make. This grant fnnding provides tuition as- sistance - up to $5,000 - for classroom and online skills training, supports 25 on-the- job training positions and provides meal. travel and Buy 1 pair, Get 2nd pair at 112 PRICE! child allowances for both min'ers and their fatal- lies. Improving Emergency and State of Emergency Response Efforts In February, a 109-CSX train traveling through West Virginia derailed near Mt. Carbon, Fayette County. re- quiring the evacuation of nearby residents for several days. In a coordinated effort including the West Virginia Department of Environmen- tal Protection (DEP), the West Virginia Department of Military. Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS), the Divi- sion of Homeland Security and Emergency Manage- ment (DHSEM) and federal partners,statewide voltmteer organizations arrived on site to respond to residents' needs. In March, in preparation torwinterweathercausedby Winter Storm Thor. Gov. Tomblin issued a statewide State of Preparedness to give state agencies the authority to mobilize resources to ad- dress heavy rainfall, poten- tial flooding, high winds and winter weather. A day hater, the governor issued a state- wide State of Emergency to combat snow and icy condi- tions, as well as significant flooding to ensure the safety of residents across the state, As recommended by the After Action Review follow- ing the 2014 chemical leak, the state created an official Facebook page tbr residents to receive real-time response updates directly from agen- cies responding to the event. Showcasing All That's Wild and Wonderful About the Mountain State In July.Gov. Tomblin wel- comed 24 governors and their families to The Greenbrier for the 2015 National Gov- ernors Association Summer Meeting. This meeting marked the state's first time to host the nation's gover- nors in more than a half cen- tury. Over the weekend, Gov. Tomblin had the opportunity to sit down with governors from across the country and work together to identify in- novative solutions to prob- lems faced by many states, including federal transpor- tation trading, efforts to combat substance abuse, unique approaches to eco- nomic development and other areas of interest. Offering Hope and Help in WV Tiffs September, Gov. Tomblin took the a signifi- cant step torward in the fight against substance abuse with the launch of 844- HELP4WV, a statewide 24- hour substance abuse ihelp line, designed to provide those struggling with sub- stance abuse with resources and information about avail- able treatment and recovery services in their local com- mu nities. The governor also launched a new brochure de- tailing 150 service providers in every' region of the state. This brochure is available online and at local court- houses, hospitals, schools, churches, DHHR offices and libraries in all 55 counties. "Substance abuse is a heartbreaking problem indi- viduals and families across West Virginia face every day," Gov. Tomblin said. "As your governor, l've made the fight against sub- stance abu se a centerpiece of nay administration, and I was proud to take our efforts to the next level by offering residents the opporttmity to call for help. overcome their addiction, and return to their families, communities and workplaces. We're already seeing great success. Since September. the call line has connected more than 600 people with the resources they need to begin the mad to recovery." In October,Gov.Tomblin welcomed President Barack Obama and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, a native West Vir- ginian, to the Mountain State for the President's commu- nity forum on substance abuse. "1 was pleasedto welcome President Obama to West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "His visit not only al- lowed us to not only bring the troubling issue of sub- stance abuse to the forefront for both federal and state leaders, but also highlight the collective efforts happening in towns and communities across West Virginia to put an end to substance abuse and connect people who are struggling with the treatment mid services they need to overcome their addiction. "A few weeks later,1 trav- eled to Martinsburg to host my Substance Abuse Sum- mit, a comprehensive review of West Virginia's efforts to combat substance abuse problems in the Mountain State. The event included an overview of programs and initiatives in place - both on a state and local level - to fight this problem and put those struggling with sub- stance abuse in contact with the resources and ~rvices they need to begin the road to recovery. "Since becoming gover- nor, I've worked to tackle the substance abuse epidemic that has touched the lives of many West Virginians and adversely affected many West Virginia communi- ties," Gov. Tomblin said. "'This Summit helped us bring together a diverse panel of speakers to share their ex- periences, struggles and ac- complishments in the fight against substance abuse, l"m confident we will continue to work together in the com- ing year to identify more ways we can enhance our efforts to create a brighter future for generations to come." Working to Support and Sustain Our Energy Indus- try .... ~, in October, G0v. Tomblin joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe and Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor in Morgantown tor the land- mark Tri-State Shale Sum- mit, a first-of-its-kind gath- ering that brought together bus iness, non-profit and gov- ernment leaders from all three states. The Summit fo- cused on cooperation when possible, marketing the Ap- palachian Basin as a region to compete in the worldwide energy economy to secure the downstream jobs likely to follow development of the Marcellus and Utica shales. Also this fall, Gov. Tomblin announced that West Virginia plans to sub- mit a plan for the state to comply with the U..S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, while continuing the legal fight agai n st the federal rule. "i'd prefer we stm't work- ing this now so that when the time comes, we liave an ini- tial phm in place. By submit- ting this initial proposal, we'll have two additional years and the flexibility we need to complete a final plan. if the EPA feels the state's plan does not meet its stan- dards, we have at least de- veloped a starting point that gives us the opportunity to work toward a proposal that balances the environmental protection we all support with the economic growth and development we must maintain." The Glenville Democrat - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - Page 9 Glenville Police Report - ' Continued from previous page November 2015 Crime/Ordinance Violation/Traffic Offense Officer Disposition Location Injured Deer Speeding Speeding Speeding Speeding Defective Equipment Speeding Injured Deer Altercation Expired Registration Motor Vehicle Crash Speak to an Officer Speak to an Officer Gas Drive off No Seatbelt Speeding Speeding Defective Equipment Fugitive from Justice Rtmaway Juvenile Speeding Alarm Investigation Motor Vehicle Crash Speeding Speeding Welfare Check Welfare Check Speeding Speeding Assist Another Agency Assist Another Agency Speeding Unrestrained Child Speeding Speeding Speeding Speeding VehMe Unlock Welfare check Assist Another Agency Huff man Garrett GmTett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Huff man Huffman Huffman Huff man Huffman Huff man Huff man Huff man Huff man Huffman Huffman Huffman Garrett Huffman Huff man Garrett Huffman Huffman Huffinan Huftman t{uffman Huff man l.-luffman Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Garrett Current Month Citations Issued #35 Warnings l~sued #42 Traffic Stops #49 Calls #32 Total Contacts #81 Deer Dispatched Warning Cited for Speeding and Failure to produce Operators Cited Cited Warning Cited Deer was Dispatched 1 subject arrested for Battery and Driving while suspended Warning Issued for Expired Registration and Unsigned Registration Occurred on private property single vehicle no report completed Sopke to subject possible crime occurred outside of city referred to Sheriffs Department and State Police Referred to State Police due to them already working the investigatior No Drive Off Occurred Cited for No Seatbeh x3 and warning issued lbr Expired Registration Cited tbr Speeding and Warning Issued for Unsigned Registration Warnings Issued for Speeding, Unsigned Registration and Uncasec bow Warning Subject that is in Gilmer was not subject that was wanted from Calitbrnia CI Started for Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse and Neglect Warning Everytlfing OK Parties Exchanged Insurance infornmtion and one subject left the scene prior to my arrival Cited Cited for Speeding and No Proof of Insurance Warning Issued for Unsigned Registration Female subject was ok Eeverything ok Cited ~br Speeding and Warning Issued for Unsigned Registration Cited for Speeding and Warning Issued for Unsigned Registration Assisted WVSP with an unruly juvenile Assisted Sheriffs Dept. with DUI Warning Cited ~br Failure to show operators and unrestrained Child Cited Warning Warning Warning Vehicle Unlocked Subject was taken home by f6ends Assisted WVSP with Domestic Previous Month Citations #55 Warnings #42 Traffic Stops #56 Calls #29 Total Contacts #85 Mineral Rd. 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