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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Beckley, West Virginia 3a May 25,2015 editor Dawn a. Dayton phone 304255-4459 or toll free at 800-950-0250, Extension 469 email i Welc Mcdowell county tearing Down abandoned buildings Faical businesses Are offering their equipment and workforce to Mcdowell county to help demolish abandoned buildings. Kwa to reports the solid waste authority has partnered with the Mcdowell county commission to work on the demolition projects. Since january 17 structures have been taken Down in the southwestern county. Southern minerals owner Eddie Asbury says his company is donating excavators bulldozers and loaders to help. State sen. Bill Coler Mercer county says he is glad to see local business owners contribute to the Effort since there is not a lot of government Money available to fund the demolitions. Property owners of the abandoned buildings sign their Structure Over to the county. Once the building is removed the county delivers the land Back to the property owner. A Elkin Sman critically wounded after being shot Fay police state police say officers shot a Man in Elkins after he pointed a handgun at them. State police say 25-year-old Preston l. Burrows was critically injured and was taken to Ruby memorial Hospital in Morgantown. The incident began around 3 30 . Saturday when a resident called 911 and reported that a Man was banging on his door and shouting that he would kill himself if the door Wasny to opened. An Elkins officer encountered the Man carrying a handgun near the residence. Two state police troopers and another Elkins officer then arrived on the scene. State police first sergeant . Stalnaker says the Man demanded that the officers shoot him and became upset when they did no to. He then pointed the gun at them. A Martinsburg former worker charged with stealing from Doh a former employee faces charges of stealing thousands of dollars Worth of equipment and supplies from the West Virginia division of highways. The Herald mail of Hagerstown Maryland says a Berkeley county grand jury indicted 57-year-old William Robert Smallwood of Martinsburg on Friday. Smallwood is charged with felony obtaining Money or goods by false pretences fraudulent use of a credit card and embezzlement. Smallwood is accused of embezzling More than $6,000 Worth of chainsaws Weed eaters and other items Between january 2010 and july 2013. He also is accused of using a Doh credit account to buy a pressure Washer an electric Generator and a plasma Cutter in 2012 and 2013. Police say Smallwood was in charge of purchasing equipment and supplies for the Doh. A compiled from staff arum wire reports state amp Region the Register Herald iwvs0m lawsuit attorneys argue against dismissal by a Grill in Loran by Wenny to Tioren Register Herald reporter attorneys representing a former West Vinlua Schod of osteopathic Medicine student in a gender discrimination lawsuit responded to the defendants motions to dismiss calling the motions a inadequate and Hie plaintiff ., claims the Wysom and five officials at the school grossly mishandled her complaint of sexual assault by another student . The complaint was filed Jan. 23 in . District court for the Southern District citing Wysom president Michael Adelman associate vice president for human resources Leslie Bicksler associate Dean for assessment and educational development Elaine Soper and Jeffrey Shawver general counsel for Wysom As defendants. Another employee Tiffany Wright was listed As a defendant on an amended complaint filed feb. 23. In the 270 paragraphs of allegations claims she was discriminated against on the basis of sex Wysom and its employees failed to implement grievance policies and procedures to resolve her sexual harassment complaint her Freedom of speech rights were violated by Shawver she suffered invasion of privacy due to information disclosed by Wright Wysom foiled to properly train and supervise its employees on sexual assault reporting procedure and Adelman provided inappropriate Legal counsel. All the defendants listed in the suit filed a motion for dismissal Mardi 27. Wysom represented by David e. Schumacher and Michael w. Taylor of Bailey amp Wyant Kllc asked to be dismissed from the suit because it is not a a person the Ach school further claims its 60-Page report found ?Ts sexual harassment claim unsubstantiated. Defendants Shawver Adelman Bicksler and Soper who Are being represented by the same attorneys As Wysom claim the y cannot be sued in their individual capacities and the complaints Are time barred by the statute of limitations. Wright who is being represented by Theresa Kirk of the Beckley based Law firm Pullin Flanagan Brown and bae Kllc also claims the complaint was filed past the one year statute of limitations. The plaintiff is being represented by James r. Marsh and Jennifer Freeman of the Marsh Law firm of new York and Rachel Hanna a Lewisburg attorney. Attorneys wrote in a May 18 filing a particularly at this Early stage without the Benefit of any discovery and Given that much of the relevant evidence is Pri Marily if not exclusively in the hands of the defendants dismissal of the complaint would be wholly improper unfair and . Is seeking compensatory and punitive damages As Well As injunctive Relief requiring Wysom to change its drug policy and provide testing for assault victims. The complaint said Wysom a punished the victim a failed to collect critical evidence improperly imposed a gag order on ., a permitted if not encouraged ridicule and mockery of Here a and failed to protect her from Contact with her alleged rapist. A rather than taking Steps to prevent recurrence of sex discrimination or harassment and to Correct discriminatory effects on ., Wysom effectively kicked out erf a e mail Holdren Register Herald com and follow on Tuftie wend Holdren school donation the Register Herald City National Lank senior vice president Jim Wood left presented Victory Baptist Academy principal David Robinson a Check for $5,000. The donation is a donor advised contribution from City National Bank s charitable fund with the Beckley area foundation. The gift is designated for technology advancement for the students. In the coalfields dilapidated Sites make Way for renewal Williamson apr inside a 1920s-Era warehouse in the heart of a once bustling coalfields Hub Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the buildings floor looking each one up and Down for a a face that a not splintered a smooth with no Breaks a and an intact Tongue and portions that pass Muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the Crew remodelling the warehouse into office space or for Sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to Homes and restaurants. The building Crew from the nonprofit Coalfield development corp. Is part of a Broad Effort to tackle a legacy of the Coal Industry a Boom and bust nature in Many appalachian communities empty or unkempt buildings. They have become eyesores in otherwise Scenic towns and reminders that coals Best Days Are Long gone and leaders know that these structures need to find new life or be gone As Well before the communities can attract new employers and residents. Earlier this year West Virginia University began a project to help rehab Bers navigate the Legal web surrounding older properties. Last year marked the launch of the statewide bad buildings project a which helps towns with Brownfield abandoned or dilapidated properties a and the states largest City Charleston became among the latest to crack Down on owners of vacant properties. Anti blight programs have sprung up around Appalachia but West Virginia a approaches Are innovative and More widespread than Many of its neighbors experts say. The need is also More acute in the Mountain state than elsewhere according to the 2013 legislation that created a state land Bank to take Over ailing commercial properties that Are beyond local governments capacity a due to Topography the state has somewhat limited amounts of devel Pable land a and a promoting the productive reuse. Will maximize this valuable resource Quot the focus goes beyond Brownfields a which Are generally polluted commercial or Industrial Sites a to include empty or dilapidated office buildings houses and stores. The is typically to preserve older buildings rather than tear them Down while big cities have fought blight for years Rural areas have lagged in creating systematic approaches said Allan Mallach a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress. Cities faced a wave of abandoned buildings in the 1970s, and Mallach said significant efforts to address those problems tend to remain City based rather than statewide your guide to the Register Herald a Okula we for All your subscription needs 304-255-4444 or 1-800-9500250 e mail a fax 304-256-5627 total Access rates 7-Day Homede Tovery i month.$18.75 3 months .$55.75 6 months. $110.25 i year. $215.75 the a 07 Irwim 07466854 is published Clatty at 801 n Kanawha St. Beckley. We 25801 Pend Kate postage paid at Beckley. 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