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Marshall Memo: Five Will be Inducted Into John Marshall High Wall of Fame

There will be an induction of five individuals into the John Marshall High School Wall of Fame on Oct. 23 at the Moundsville Country Club.

These inductees will bring to 53 the number of honorees, in this the 16th year anniversary.

This year’s inductees are Zachary Allman, Robert Montgomery, Lt. Col. Rodd A. Morris, Kevin L. Schwing and Jason Turner.

All current members of the Wall of Fame and JMHS community are requested to make reservations for this special afternoon by contacting Lisa Kiss at 740-859-8708.

Those eligible for induction may be graduates who have demonstrated superior achievements in school and beyond, or non-graduates who have gone above the call of duty in their service to the school. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted by the public.

The following are excerpts from nomination forms.

– Allman holds a bachelors’ degree from West Liberty University and a masters’s in Organizational Leadership from Wheeling University. He has frequently returned to John Marshall to teach a forensics class and lecture about the dangers of social media.

Following the September 11 attacks on the homeland, he left college. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-04.

Allman was appointed Marshall County Magistrate in 2019, a position he currently holds.

– Montgomery was a part of John Marshall for more than 40 years, having been an English teacher for 31 years. He spent many hours counseling students about their problems and concerns for their futures.

“Monty” started umpiring baseball games at the age of 16, and later would also become an approved OVAC basketball official.

He was a fixture in the Monarch dugout for 42 years during which his teams won 869 games. He coached teams that won 24 sectionals, and reached the State Triple-A tournament five times. In 1985 the Monarchs won the Class AAA title.

– Morris has served in the military for 36 years.

He graduated from JMHS and attained a master’s degree in Military Operational Arts and Science.

He served for a number of years in Afghanistan. Morris flew humanitarian efforts all over Eastern Africa, Haiti, and 46 other countries.

– Schwing’s award will be presented posthumous as he died on Oct. 12, 2007, following a tragic accident.

Schwing was an outstanding student in academics, sports and leadership at John Marshall. He was both senior and junior class president.

His 4:22.8 mile record in track still stands. He received a full track scholarship to West Virginia University and graduated from the School of Pharmacy.

– Turner was an honor student at JMHS and a member of the West Virginia State Championship Golf Team. He attended WVU, and was accepted into and completed the six-year pharmacy program.

He purchased the Moundsville Pharmacy, and built a new pharmacy. He currently owns four independent pharmacies in the Ohio Valley.

Due to logistical issues this past week, the next Pfizer drive-through booster clinic has been scheduled for Tuesday at the Marshall County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Marshall County Health Department encourages persons who might possibly have to wait one to two hours for a booster vaccine, to go to their local pharmacy.

Also, testing continues at the Health Department. The dates and times being:

Oct. 5, 7, 11, 13, 19, 21, 25 and 27, the hours being 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Mobile testing through the month of October being:

At the Benwood City Hall on Oct. 8 and 22, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

At the Cameron City Hall on Oct. 15 and 25, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For additional information, contact the MCHD at 304-845-7840 or visit the health department’s Facebook page at Marshall County Health Department.

This Sunday there will be a parade in Moundsville; it will take place at Riverfront Park at 2 p.m. and will feature dogs and their handlers.

The event is being sponsored by the Marshall County Animal Shelter; the longest resident of the shelter will be the grand marshal. Costumes for the dogs are encouraged. This is open to the public and anyone who owns a dog is eligible to be in the parade. There will be food available, raffles and a 50/50 drawing to support the Animal Shelter.

There will be a $5 fee to enter your dog in the parade

The annual Marshall County Strings Fall Musical Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the auditorium of John Marshall High School.

The event will feature middle and high school students dressed in festive costumes performing a variety of music including spooky season selections.

While the concert will be free, donations will be accepted.

A ticket is required for entry and is only available to family members of students in the Marshall County Strings Program. All tickets must be requested in advance via a Strings student.

Any type of recording will be prohibited.


The deadline for submitting Scarecrows to be displayed on the lawn of the Cockayne Farmstead is Oct. 13.

Scarecrows can be funny or scary, simple or elaborate.

To enter scarecrow return an entry form found at www.cockaynefarmstead.com, under events by dropping off at the Farmstead in person or by mail or through e-mail. There will also be a $10 entry fee.

The scarecrows will be on display from Oct. 16-31.


Representatives of four Marshall County agencies will be speakers at the annual Marshall County Chamber Dinner to be held Oct. 14 at the Moundsville Center within the walls of the former Prison with entrance from Eighth Street.

The speakers will be County Commission president John Gruzinskas, RED president Josh Jefferson, assistant superintendent of schools Woody Yoder, and county Visitors Bureau president Craig White.

The master of ceremonies will be Jennifer Rohrig, of the West Virginia Development Office.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 609 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville.


If you wish to dispose of car and light truck tires (17 inch and smaller), white good, electronics, computers, air conditioners, humidifiers or dehumidifiers, you can do so today (Saturday) from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the north parking lot at John Marshall High School.

This free service is sponsored by the Marshall County Commission and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority.

Also, today (Saturday) dumpsters will located at the Benwood City Maintenance Garage and at the former football field in McMechen. The hours also be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.


The 60th anniversary of The Green Tab will be observed Thursday at a Marshall County Business After Hours event to be held at the Strand Theatre. It will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.


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