Around the Region

Capito to wave green flag at race

CHARLOTTE – U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will serve as the honorary starter of the 2014 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Capito is scheduled to wave the green flag at 6:19 p.m. to start the race.

“NASCAR is one of America’s greatest traditions, and it is a tradition beloved by many of us West Virginian’s,” Capito said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the famed Coca-Cola 600, and more importantly, to be a part of the nation’s largest celebration of the brave men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces.”

Asha Inc. hosting community event

ELKINS – Asha Inc. will be hosting a community awareness event at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Elkins City Park.

Several vendors will be set up, including Pampered Chef, Damsel in Defense, Tupperware, Origami Owl, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Bath Fitter, Mary Kay, Mountain Nirvana Sugar Works and Mary & Martha.

Activities for children include face painting, temporary tattoos and a magic show by Tricky Chaz scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

There will be a special guest appearances by Jordan Lowe, Ms. Wheelchair USA, and junior guest David McCormick.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Asha Inc., a nonprofit organization, was founded in January to support West Virginians of all ages affected by paralysis.

Tire collection set in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON – A free tire collection event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31 at the city of Buckhannon Transfer Station on Mudlick Road.

The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection PPOD Program.

Only residents with state identifications may take part in the program. Only car and light truck tires will be accepted, and tires must be off the rims. There is a limit of 10 tires per person.

Tomblin appoints judge to 11th Circuit

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday the appointment of Robert E. Richardson as Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit and Miki Thompson as Circuit Judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit.

Richardson will serve the 11th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joseph C. Pomponio Jr.

“Judge Pomponio’s professionalism is well respected in the 11th Judicial Circuit,” Tomblin said. “I believe Robert’s extensive legal and professional background as well as his commitment to serving his community will serve the people of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties well in his new role as judge.”

Thompson will serve the 30th Judicial Circuit, which is made up of Mingo County. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Michael Thornsbury.

“Miki has a track record of working for West Virginia families during her time as a Family Court Judge for the 8th Circuit,” Tomblin said. “I believe she will continue her commitment to serving the people and the families of Mingo County well in her new role as Circuit Judge.”

Around the Region

Man charged after threatening police

ELKINS – An Elkins man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly drawing a knife and attempting to injure a police officers.

Glen Jason Carsley, 42, is facing charges of attempted assault on an officer, obstructing an officer and trespassing, all misdemeanors.

According to an e-mail from Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp of The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call at the Go-Mart on the Beverly Five-lane. The call was regarding a male subject, later identified as Carsley, who was passed out, and later refused to leave the property.

When deputies arrived, Carsley became uncooperative with officers. When he was being placed under arrest, he attempted to “draw a large knife on the deputies that he had concealed inside his pants,” the email noted.

Deputies were able to secure the weapon and arrest Carsley without being


“The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed,” Sharp added.

Cars vandalized

on Ward Road

ELKINS – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of vandalism and thefts from vehicles in the Ward Road area of Elkins. The thefts occurred between Sunday night and early Monday morning. Several vehicles had their windows broken during the incident. Sheriff’s Office officials are asking anyone with information concerning this incident to call 304-636-2000, or anonymous tips can be provided by calling 304-636-TIPS (8477).

Two arrested in Barbour County

PHILIPPI – Two people were arrested on methamphetamine charges in Barbour County, according to a press release Monday from Sheriff Phil Ferguson.

Sgt. B.A. Miller and Sgt. Todd Deffet, of the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, were assisting Community Corrections officials with a home visit when they discovered a methamphetamine lab, the press release states. The two subjects, later identified as Stephen Baldwin and Karen Harker, both from the Teter Creek Lake area of Barbour County, were taken into custody and transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

Drug sting leads to Lewis County arrest

WESTON -The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department arrested an area man Monday for selling prescription pain medication in several Central West Virginia counties.

Sheriff Adam Gissy said a controlled sale led to the arrest of Isaac Waugh. Gissy said the department typically does not conduct controlled buys, but it became necessary because Waugh allegedly was buying and selling medication across several counties including Lewis, Upshur, Randolph and Marion.

Gissy said a confidential informant allegedly purchased 35-milligram Percocet tablets from Waugh under the supervision of deputies in the Horner area.

“We thought it was imperative to get him behind bars because of the amount of people he was dealing with,” Gissy said.

Waugh is being charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, but more charges are pending.