By Bob Weaver

Wirt County officials remain tight-lipped about problems that have reportedly surfaced with one or more elected county officials.

Wirt prosecutor Leslie Maze indicated yesterday that the circuit judge has ordered information to be kept confidential.

Sgt. Nichols of the WV State Police in Elizabeth, did not respond to a request to confirm an investigation.

Wirt commissioner Charles Murray, told the Hur Herald earlier this week, "There is an investigation going on," likely related to one or more of Wirt County's elected officials and their records.

Murray said, "Details will come out in a few days. That's all I can say."

Prosecutor Leslie Maze, in responding to a public information request from the Herald, denied the request questions, but did say, "My office does not possess any writings pertaining to your request that have not been ordered to be kept confidential by the Honorable Robert A. Waters, Judge of the Circuit Court of Wirt County."

The West Virginia State Police are involved in the investigation, reportedly after meeting with county commissioners during an executive session this week.

Wirt County Clerk Suellen Calebaugh said she "could not comment" on the matter.

Wirt County Circuit Clerk Theresa Rollins said, "Nothing has come through my office."

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