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The Marshall County Commission, in a meeting last Thursday, voted to tear down both the current Health Department building and the old Journal building and replace them with a new Health Department headquarters.

This action by the commissioners was the first step in the construction phase of the health department.

It was pointed out that informing representatives of the firm Silling Architectural at this time that the commissioners prefer to raze the two buildings would help with special planning such as ADA regulations and building codes.

The two buildings are side by side, in fact, the north end of the Journal building and the south end of the current Ministry of Health are within 6 inches of each other.

Additionally, commissioners voted on Thursday to purchase the vacant Pozell Construction building at 6 Tomlinson Ave. in Moundsville. In addition to the building, three additional plots of land will be included. The total price of the property is $730,000.

After certain building repairs are completed, the new occupant of the Pozell Building will be the County EMS. The adjacent vacant lots will be used for maintenance and a potential long-term storage area by the county.

Another major expense, that of $670,000, was approved by the commissioners on Thursday. This being in the form of a resolution of participation and matching commitment for a WV GIG Ready grant.

The Regional Economic Development Partnership will be responsible for submitting applicants from Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties.

The Marshall County app consists of 44.5 miles of fiber to serve approximately 1,156 homes.

January 30 is the deadline to submit the grant application.

Another issue addressed by the commission was the hiring of Bill Wilson as a county security officer. His departure date is January 31.

About eight months ago, when David Bougher stopped by the Moundsville Recycling Center he was not looking for a job, but he apparently asked enough questions about the operation of the center that someone informed him that the city was looking for someone to take on such a position. and that person gave him the request.

Bougher already had a job, in the medical field, but since the recycling center was a Saturday job, he decided to give it a chance.

Of course, once he took on the job of recycling coordinator, he discovered that there were other duties than just collecting items for recycling.

It just so happened that last week Bougher was the speaker at the Moundsville Lions Club where 20 people had the opportunity to learn about the operation of the center.

Currently, the only items accepted are clean, dry paper/cardboard.

Its operation during winter hours is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during summer opening hours from 8 a.m. to noon.

The MRC is located at 3 Brown Street, on the same site as the city’s sanitation department.

In case you want to know what the Center accepts on a weekly basis, the following will let you know.

Envelopes (plastic inserts removed).

Office paper (all colors).


Junk mail (no plastic).

Greeting cards.

Manila file folders (no hanging folders).

Newspapers and inserts.





Telephone directories.

Corrugated cardboard boxes.


Frozen food boxes.

Cereal/pasta/other food boxes without the plastic inserts.

One item Bougher asks individuals not to bag is the pizza box.

He also asks people dropping off bags not to tie them up because he and the volunteers have to go through all the bags left there, and not having to untie them cuts down on time.

Bougher said he was very happy that a number of people volunteered each week to help with the triage.

Bougher said that a year ago the Center received funding from a state agency that helped start the operation and that in a few months an application would be made to a state agency. State to obtain money which would enable the Center to accept the glassware.

Of course, the city of Moundsville has earmarked money for the recycling effort.

Bougher invited Lions Club members to visit the Center on Saturday if they had any questions, with the same invitation extending to residents.

Also, he said if anyone has any questions, go to [email protected] or call 304-845-3511 and leave a message and he will answer them.

The Cameron Blue & Gold Christian Center News arrived last week, and since it’s winter, it’s published bimonthly rather than monthly. By the way, it was number 25.

Among the items listed in the most recent post:

The new Cameron Library continues to have good attendance and has had preschool story time several times since it opened. The staff has heard great feedback and are very happy to be able to offer a more convenient location for everyone to enjoy.

The library is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are eight programs at the Christian Center on a weekly basis, not including noon food service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

A youth activity program called ‘New Beginning’ is due to take place at 4pm this Sunday in Fall Fellowship at Cameron First Christian Church.

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