Calhoun WVDOH administrator of 17 years and former Calhoun Commissioner, Glen Hanlin, 74, of Chloe, has died after a long illness.

He was a former member of the Marine Corp, a talented wood craftsman and builder.

In 2005, interviewed on his last day as highway administrator, Hanlin said, "I've enjoyed the employees, they're good people."

The ice storm in February, 2003 was likely Hanlin's biggest challenge the department faced locally. "Virtually every roadway in the county had trees either blocking them or on the right-of-way," he said.

He said Calhoun's roads are much better than they ever have been, but it does become a victim to its remoteness and sparse population when it comes to improvements and maintenance.

"We end up paying more to transport asphalt, rock, salt, cinders and most everything else, because we're off the beaten path," he said, the costs short-changes the actual improvements.

Changing the formula to help rural counties is something Hamlin said he was unable to accomplish.

In 2005 the local department had 29 employees. Several years ago there were 60.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Arnoldsburg, WV, with Pastor Daniel Tanner officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday. Interment will be in Lamb Cemetery.

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