The Times West Virginian

Local News

June 18, 2014

Ice to serve as mayor of Barrackville

Incumbent Meeks won’t seek recount

BARRACKVILLE — Douglas Ice will be the mayor of Barrackville and incumbent Roy Meeks III will not file for a recount.

The election results from last week’s Barrackville municipal election were certified Monday. After the canvass, Ice maintained his four-vote lead over Meeks.

Ice, who is a current council member, received 110 votes, while Meeks received 106 votes. Meeks was first elected as mayor in 2012 and is serving a two-year term in that position.

Along with certifying the results of the race for mayor, votes for the council seats were certified. Five council seats were up for election in Barrackville. Incumbent David Tonkin, Randy Ice, incumbent Charles Moore, Bill Greathouse and Michelle Clyde received the most votes of the eight candidates on the ballot.

Tonkin received 161 votes; Ice received 119 votes; Moore received 117 votes; Greathouse received 107; and Clyde received 104 votes. Incumbent Robert Hollandsworth received 99 votes; incumbent Jeffery Mullenax received 94 votes; and Michael Jordan III received 56 votes.

Steven Hall ran unopposed for the town recorder position and received 177 votes.

A total of 219 ballots were cast in Barrackville’s municipal election, and officials say it was the largest turnout for an election in Barrackville in more than 25 years.

Meeks said he will not file for a recount because he feels it’s not necessary.

“It’s been a pleasure to be mayor,” he said. “I don’t know if in two years I’ll run again. I ran because I was obeying the Lord. If he wants me to run again, I will.”

Pleasant Valley also made its municipal election results official. On Tuesday, before the council meeting, the votes were canvassed and Mayor Barbara Metcalfe said there were no challenges to the results.

In the election, Metcalfe ran unopposed and received 70 votes.

As for the positions on council, voters voted for one Kingmont representative, one Millersville representative, one Pleasant Valley representative and two members for the council-at-large position.

For the two council-at-large positions, two candidates ran for the seats. Diane Lay received 60 votes and William “B.J.” Hawkins received 55 votes.

Chad Nuzum was the only candidate for the Kingmont council seat and received 64 votes. Susan Brown was the only candidate for the Millersville council seat and received 62 votes. Gary Boyles was the only candidate for the Pleasant Valley council seat and received 58 votes.

The representatives for Millersville and Pleasant Valley will serve four-year terms, while the mayor, two members of the council-at-large position and the Kingmont representative on council will serve two-year terms.

The difference in service length is because Pleasant Valley is transitioning to a system of staggered four-year terms for council representatives.

Email Emily Gallagher at or follow her on Twitter @EGallagherTWV.

Text Only
Local News
  • Alecto executive to speak at chamber dinner

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 61st annual dinner is putting a spotlight on the future of Fairmont General Hospital.

    July 30, 2014

  • Alva Groves.JPG Remains of Korean War veteran coming home

    After 63 years, the remains of a Korean War veteran are coming home.
    Those remains are of Cpl. Alva Clifford Groves, of Four States, who lost his life during the Korean War. Groves will be brought home to West Virginia on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • $5,000 allocated to Korean War Veterans Memorial

    The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Marion County is closer to completion thanks to an allocation from the county commission.

    July 30, 2014

  • Fairmont man arrested on heroin charges

    A Fairmont man has been arrested on heroin charges.

    July 30, 2014

  • Ronald Mersky-EG.JPG Landfill safety taught at workshop

     Educators from around the state started a three-day workshop to learn more about recycling.
    The Marion County Recycling and Litter Control, and Project ALERT partnered with West Virginia University and NASA IV & V Facility to host “Marion County, West Virginia, Earth and Beyond” workshop.
    On Tuesday, educators learned more about recycling solid waste material properly.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • FirstEnergy ending retiree health care subsidies Dec. 31

    he end is drawing near for FirstEnergy Corp.’s health care subsidies for retirees.
    As of Jan. 1, 2015, FirstEnergy will no longer provide subsidized health care for retirees. Todd Meyers, spokesman for Mon Power, which is one of the utility companies under FirstEnergy, said this was a complex decision.
    “It’s a difficult thing, I know, but health care costs have skyrocketed in this country and many companies have had to unfortunately trim back on health care,” he said.

    July 30, 2014

  • Alecto plans changes for FGH

    Fairmont General Hospital’s sales proceedings are moving forward with the approval of Alecto Healthcare Services Fairmont LLC’s Certificate of Need (CON) by the West Virginia Healthcare Authority July 21.
    In West Virginia, a CON is required of all health care providers before they add or expand health care services, exceed the capital expenditure threshold of $3,048,803, obtain medical equipment that is valued at $3,048,803 or developing or acquiring

    July 30, 2014

  • City wooding door -ts.jpg City needs ‘room to grow’

     Fairmont city officials and staff boarded a city bus Tuesday to take tours of three potential sites for a new Municipal Building Complex.
    One of the sites was the Huntington Bank on Adams Street downtown, followed by the City Center building (also known as the old Post Office) and the Masonic Temple on Jefferson Street. While the Huntington Bank building currently houses both Huntington Bank and additional tenants, the City Center building and the Masonic Temple are both currently vacant. The city currently owns the Masonic Temple; if chosen, the other two properties would need to be purchased from their present owners.

    July 30, 2014 9 Photos

  • Fairmont man sentenced for sexual assault, burglaries

    A Fairmont man will serve three to 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting a juvenile and for nighttime burglaries.
    Matthew Allen Martin, 26, of Fairmont, entered a plea agreement with the state Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and two counts of burglary.

    July 30, 2014

  • FGH sales proceedings move forward

    Fairmont General Hospital’s sales proceedings are moving forward with the approval of Alecto Healthcare Services Fairmont LLC’s Certificate of Need by the West Virginia Healthcare Authority July 21.

    July 29, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads