Vol. 41, No.30

July, 28 ,2015

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WVU President Gee visits with local HSTA students
Braxton stop makes 40 for Gee

By Shirley Shuman
West Virginia University president Gordon Gee visited with HSTA students from Braxton and Webster Counties last Wednesday. The meeting, which marked his third such event of the day, took place in the Braxton County Board of Education room at the Board office and featured almost as many adults as students.
In his typical manner, Dr.Gee greeted each person individually and introduced himself before the meeting began. Dr.Cathy Morton, the State Director of HSTA, started the actual meeting by providing information about the beginning of HSTA and its purposes. Morton introduced Dr. Gee, who talked briefly about WVU.

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Buffalo runner repeats as
winner of “That Dam Race”

Setting a new course record by breaking his 2014 record of 18:14.4, Hayden Harrison finished first overall in That Dam Race with a time of 18:13.8 last Saturday. Placing second overall was Seth Backus, who finished at 19:24.5. Keefe Kiser, in third place, ran the course in 21:13.7. Harrison runs cross country and track at Buffalo High School. A local athlete, Backus runs cross country for Braxton County High.

Café Cimino is kick off site
for WV Restaurant Week and
101 Unique Places to Dine

By Fernando Rodriguez
Café Cimino Country Inn was one of the sites chosen to kick off the recently proclaimed by Governor Tomblin West Virginia Restaurant Week, July 13-19, and the 2015 101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia Guide. This is Café Cimino Country Inn’s fifth appearance in the guide, every year since it opened. Chef Tim Urbanic, co-owner Melody Urbanic, and staff members Shawn Johnston and Jill Sligar presented invited members of the media, members of the West Virginia Division of Tourism with a fantastic selection of Chef Tim’s mouth-watering dishes. Café Cimino’s featured dish for Restaurant Week—Cimino Wild Mushrooms Ragú over Chef Tim’s family recipe Potato Gnocchi, Cimino Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, and Cimino’s Wood Oven Baked Bread with Olive Oil and Olive oil dip.


County Pre-K/Head Start
screening schedule released

The Braxton County school system has scheduled the screening day for all children entering school as three-year olds and four year olds and new kindergarten enrollees. Participation in this screening is mandatory for school enrollment. No enrollments will be held at the school. All enrollments will be at the Braxton County Board of Education Office located at 98 Carter Braxton Drive, Sutton WV. This office is located beside Braxton County Middle School. Please allow at least two hours to complete all paperwork and screenings.

Several have day in Circuit Court

On July 13, William Lanham made an appearance in Braxton County Circuit Court regarding a motion to reconsider hearing order. The Honorable Richard A. Facemire presided. David Karickhoff acted as counsel in the matter while Kelly Hamon McLaughlin represented the State.
Lanham’s counsel addressed the Court and requested they reconsider the defendant’s sentence. It was noted that Lanham had previously been convicted of the felonious offense of Operating or Attempting to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratory. After mature consideration the defendant’s motion was denied.
Derrick Fulks came before the Court on July 13 for a motion to reconsider his sentence. The State of West Virginia was represented by Kelly Hamon McLaughlin while David Karickhoff acted as counsel for Fulks




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