Hoxie, Sickler Farm are members of the month

Submitted photo The Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney and Sickler Farm are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in March. Thomas Hoxie, left, is the prosecuting attorney. Lisa Sickler, right, is the co-owner of Sickler Farm.

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County prosecuting attorney and Sickler Farm are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in March.

Thomas Hoxie is the prosecuting attorney. Lisa Sickler is the co-owner of Sickler Farm.

Sickler Farm is a family owned and operated farm on Chestnut Ridge Road in Moatsville, 3 miles from downtown Philippi. The farm features quality products, years of experience and excellent customer service, says the owner.

Sickler Farm is a produce and flower farm as well as an agritourism destination. It offers seasonal produce on a year-round basis as well as Mother’s Day hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetable starts, fall mums and pumpkins.

Sickler’s hosts on-farm class trips, Easter Egg Hunts, a Fall Festival and a Haunted Trail. It can be reached at sicklerfarm.com, at 304-457-6615 or on Facebook.

Hoxie is a Barbour County native and graduate of Philip Barbour High School and the West Virginia University College of Law.

He was an associate attorney at Mullens & Mullens, PLLC before his election in 2016.

He had a general legal practice with a wide range of civil litigation, along with an active civil defense practice.

“The prosecuting attorney is responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases in the county and representing the county in civil cases,” Hoxie said in a news release. “He is also responsible for representing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in all child-abuse and neglect cases in the county.

“Combating the drug epidemic and managing the increase in child-abuse and neglect cases has been the major issues facing the Prosecutor’s Office this year,” he continued.

This year alone, Hoxie has resolved more than 100 cases.

“The defendant has a high likelihood of committing additional crimes if they remain addicted,” he said. “Over 100 child-abuse and neglect cases have been filed this year, and drug addiction is the reason for the increase.”

The Prosecutor’s Office is located on the second floor of the Barbour County Courthouse, and can be reached by telephone at 457-1811, or by visiting barbourcountywv.org.