Lack of communication.
That was the reason the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department left the Harrison County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force a few weeks ago.
And four years ago, it was the reason the Marion County Sheriff’s Department decided it didn’t want to be part of the Three Rivers Drug Task Force in Marion County.
Marion County sheriff Joe Carpenter said when he was first elected as sheriff, he had a deputy in the task force. But when that deputy left for a job with another agency, Carpenter didn’t replace him because of what he called a lack of communication in the force. He also said he didn’t agree with some of the operations going on in the task force.
Since then, he has found another way to approach the war on drugs by sending deputies to drug training.
“We’ve sent probably 15 of our guys to a school — it’s a several-day school — learning drug work,” Carpenter said. “We’re just hitting it at a different angle.”
Law enforcement groups say communication and cooperation are problems
Lack of communication.
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‘Take a book ... Return a book’ theme in Fairmont, around world
“Take a book ... Return a book” is painted on thousands of Little Free Libraries around the nation and the world.
Since 2009, Little Free Libraries have been popping up in communities and now there is one located in Fairmont.
Marital communication murder case issue
Two years ago on Dec. 11, Everett Ed Wilson was shot to death at the Baxter home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kristyn and Michael Palmer.
They have been incarcerated at the North Central Regional Jail since their arrest and indictment on first-degree murder charges in June 2012.
WVU board approves interim president
At an emergency meeting Thursday, the West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously approved the selection of an interim president for the institution, but that selection has not officially been made public.
WVU director honored for work in mine safety
After mining disasters in West Virginia and in the United States, professionals look at how they can make mines safer.
Jim Dean, director of mining and industrial extension at West Virginia University, received the “Because of You” Safety Professional Award thanks to his significant contributions to mining safety.
Today’s Telephone Blitz part of United Way’s push toward goal
If you get a phone call from the United Way of Marion County today, be nice.
Give. Even a $5 donation can help.
Just imagine all the good it will do.
The United Way of Marion County, always there for those in need, now needs a little help from you.
Two escape before fire destroys home on Burnt Cabin Road
“God will take care of me.”
Even as firefighters from eight units from two counties fought the blaze that was consuming the mobile home on Burnt Cabin Road she shared with her brother, Leah Snodgrass remained calm.
AFT’s goal is working together with legislators
At the second annual Legislative Round Table on Wednesday, representatives from local chapters of the American Federation of Teachers met with senators and delegates from Marion and neighboring counties to discuss issues with the education system in West Virginia.
Fairmont native incorporates touch into math, science learning
For Fairmont native Marjorie Darrah, being able to create software that incorporates the sense of touch into math and science learning is “like a dream come true.”
Darrah is in her her sixth year as an associate professor of mathematics at West Virginia University and is also the CEO of eTouchSciences LLC, based in Grafton.
More families take part on second day of Christmas Toy Shop
Shoppers who missed out on Black Friday shopping got another chance Tuesday.
Organizers of the Christmas Toy Shop held the event, which provides free toys for low-income families in Marion County, for a second day Tuesday after their main event on Black Friday left them with extra toys.
WVU still seeking interim president
Although no official action has been taken, the West Virginia University Board of Governors is making progress in the naming of an interim president.
WVU President Jim Clements announced last month that he would be leaving WVU to become the president of Clemson University.
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