Elections To Be Held In Marshall County

Well Tuesday is election day with voters in Marshall County to elect three members to the non-partisan Marshall County Board of Education, while Democrats and Republicans will be nominating their candidate for the Marshall County Commission and candidates for the House of Delegates.

In addition, voters in McMechen, Cameron, Benwood and Glen Dale, will cast votes to elect council members, while in McMechen, Cameron and Glen Dale voters will also be electing a mayor. Glen Dale voters will also be electing a city recorder, and in Benwood the police chief position is on the ballot,

Voters in McMechen will also be voting on a three year renewal of the Bus Levy.

Benwood and Glen Dale voters will receive a ballot in will only one name for each of the offices as none of the candidates have opposition.

In McMechen voters will be electing six council members, two from each of the three wards, and Cameron voters will elect three council members, one from each of three wards.

The mayor candidates in McMechen are Josephine ”Jo Marie” Mackin and Gregg Wolfe. The council candidates are: First ward, Mike Mamula, Aaron Kwiatkoski, Courtney Keller, Nancy L. Boreman, Tim Smith and Karen Phipps. The second ward candidates are: David Goddard, Beth A. Martin and John A. McCombs, Jr. Seeking the two council seats from the third ward are Pat Wilson, Alice M. Hill and Kevin J. Bratton.

There is no opposition for the Mayor’s office in Cameron, a position currently held by Julie Beresford. Cameron ward candidates are: Ward 1-Brian Marling, Mary M. Leichter and Rocky Guzek; Ward 2-Joan E. Gardner, Sherry L. Johnson and Jack L. Hart, Sr.; Ward 3-Helen McMasters and Greg Galentine.

Like the board of education, the winners in the four municipalities races, will assume their duties on July 1.

Eighth candidates are seeking three seats on the board of education. The candidates are: Thomas Michael Stalnaker, Beth A. Phillips, Thomas ”Tom” Gilbert, Jr., Duane Miller, B. Beth Bertram, Roger Lewicki, Chelsea Toth and Carl Boso.

Three individuals are seeking the Democrat nomination for county commission. They are: Dennis (Denny) Wallace, Mike Eskridge and Scott G. Varner. Republican Fred J. Brunner is running unopposed on the GOP ticket.

For the House of Delegates (fourth delegate district) the Democrat candidates being David Hall, Michael Ferro and David Sidiropolis with two to be nominated. David Evans and Ronald Morris are the Republican candidates.

In addition, races for U.S. Senate, for U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District Senatorial and 2nd District Senatorial are on the ballot.

As to the number of voters eligible to cast votes in the primary, that figure is 22,270, of which 10,924 are registered Democrats, 6,291 Republicans, 4,507 with no party affiliated, and 547 which listed as ”others.” The figures are up by some 432 since the primary of 2012.

There is one less polling place since the last election as there is no longer a Precinct No. 16, with those who used to be in that precinct now either in Precinct No. 7 (Calvary Methodist Church) or Precinct No. 17 (Temple Baptist Church). The number of precinct is now 44.

By the way, like as in all primaries both political parties will be voting to elect State and County Executive Committee members, although with few exceptions the majority are running unopposed.

The 8th annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Jubilee will be held from 6-7;30 p.m. Thursday at Grand Vue Park. It will feature sample chocolate specialties by Quality Bake Shoppe, Kroger, Bob’s Lunch, Diana’s Cakes & Catering, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Kirke’s Ice Cream, Anna Sweets, Ponderosa and Sam’s Club

Advance ticket sales are available at Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union, Grand Vue Park with the Chamber of Commerce. BHFCU, Grand Vue, Kroger, The Green Tab and Wal-Mart being the sponsors.

Partial proceeds will help fund The Gabriel Project.

The Fostoria Glass Museum will hold a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday on the front porch of the Museum, 511 Tomlinson Ave. There will be homemade pies, cakes, breads, fudge, etc.

Proceeds will benefit the FGM, a non-profit society.

Marshall County residents will be able to properly dispose of unwanted tires/rims and electronics on Saturday in conjunction with the Operation Pride program.

These items can be brought to the north parking lot at Monarch Stadium in Moundsville between the hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Also, Friday and Saturday free dumpsters will be available from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at both the city of Benwood City Garage in North Benwood and the city of McMechen City of McMechen Garage on the east side of W.Va. 2 at 12th Street. At these two locations there will be no provisions to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials or household trash. Appalachian Outreach will be available to accept serviceable used furniture, toys, bikes and other household items.

Anyone wishing additional information to the the dumpsters, tire and electronics recycling can contact Howard Coffield via email at HowardCof@comcast.net, by phone at 304-780-9866 or by fax at 304-843-1074.

The third annual Heritage Festival, hosted by the Greater Cameron Landmarks Commission, will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the B&O Freight Depot in downtown Cameron.

Events will include an apple pie content with judging at 9:30 a.m. (pies are to enter by 9 a.m.; a Chinese auction; a chicken roast at noon, followed by Patty Cooper’s History Alive! presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt (around 1 p.m.).

Cooper’s presentation is being made possible through the History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Rick Frye’s re-enactors will have a Civil War era camp set up at the site all day.

For more information on any of the events,, and to obtain a table for the Festival, call 304-686-3658.

Several Cameron High/Middle School eighth graders did quite well in three different areas in the past couple weeks, they included a state bridge design contest, the state History Bowl, and the annual Golden Horseshoe competition.

– Brayden Stillwagon and Wyatt Setterstrom are in the state finals of the West Point Bridge Design Contest to be held Friday and Saturday in Huntington.

– The team of Sophia Aston, Peri Gray, Cole Quigley and Justice Schrack finished third in the state History Bowl.

– The team of Autumn Gossett, Kelsie Meintel, Joey Stern and Courtney Walker finished in the Top 10 in state History Bowl.

– Cole Quigley, Justin Schrack, Trey Scott and Wyatt Setterstrom were Marshall County’s Golden Horseshoe winners.