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January 17, 2013

Jail reopening to bring savings

FAIRMONT — A ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of the Marion County Jail on Wednesday signified far more than just the completion of a project.

Reopening the jail will save the taxpayers and the county tremendous money, as they will soon start to use the facility as a holding and processing center, rather than sending all inmates to Doddridge County.

Following the Marion County Commission meeting on Wednesday morning, the commission joined chief deputy Ralph Wright outside of the jail.

“Today marks the rebirth of a historic monument to Marion County,” President Randy Elliott said. “The wrecking ball was on its way, and we stopped it.”

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