(07/27/2002)
ORMA MAN CHARGED IN THEFT - Gary Lee Starcher, 22, of Orma and Brandon M. Little, 19, of Spencer have been charged for stealing from Roane County's Boy Scout camp. Both men have been arrested by Roane Sheriff Todd Cole and are lodged in regional jail in lieu of bond.

TOUR DE LAKE SUNDAY - Mountain bikers will participate in the Tour de lake bike race this Sunday at Charles Fork Lake near Spencer.

NEW PLANT AT AMMA - AmCor, Inc. is expected to locate at the industrial park near the Amma exchange off I-79, bringing about 15 jobs to the area. The company will produce corrugated pipe, and will be located near National Industrial Lumber, which employs about 15 workers.

WATCH THOSE BEAVERS - Randolph County residents are being warned about beavers that are attacking people. Tim Tenney, 12, of Elkins was bitten this week while swimming in a popular swimming spot. The attack came the day after youth, Michael Edman, was bitten nine times while swimming at the spot.

GLENVILLE STATE PRESIDENT WORRIED - "Now is not the time to rest. We need to be vigilant and ensure that all goes well for GSC in their upcoming legislature study," said President Thomas Powell. Powell and supporters of the school believe it has been and continues to be "over studied" with the intent to close the institution.

FAYETTE LUMBER COMPANY SUED - Clonch Industries would not allow state labor officials to inspect their records, and they are now being sued in Circuit Court. A lot of workers left the facility when labor inspectors arrived, some of which are immigrants.

MASSEY'S DEAL BECOMES CONFUSING - After becoming angry over the legislature's failure to raise weight limits on coal trucks, and the the CEO of non-union Massey Coal saying the corporation is leaving West Virginia, a giant picnic for workers and their families is scheduled in Charleston today and Sunday. Numerous protest groups will likely appear since one of the company's retention dams broke loose last week, among other disturbing incidents.

WHOOPING COUGH COMING BACK - After nearly disappearing as a disease, whooping cough seems to be coming back with 14 cases in West Virginia in the past six months. Most vulnerable, babies.


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