Morrisey set to visit Barbour and Upshur

PHILIPPI – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will be paying the region a special visit by hosting town hall discussions in both Barbour and Upshur counties on Thursday.

First, Morrisey will visit Philippi, with a town hall meeting set for 5 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Barbour County Courthouse.

Next, Morrisey will travel to Buckhannon’s town hall meeting, scheduled at 7 p.m. in the third-floor Commission Chambers of the Upshur County Courthouse Annex.

Those attending the meetings are asked to bring with them their ideas and opinions about improving the economy.

Both discussions are open to the public, Beth Ryan, Morrisey’s director of communications, said.

“The town hall meetings are designed basically to give local citizens an opportunity to ask questions and get information about the attorney general,” Ryan said.

The meetings are also geared toward discussing the economy.

“They can talk about challenges that local communities face in terms of improving their economy,” Ryan said. “The goal is to create a dialogue where people can talk about ways to improve the local economy, expand the local economy and create more jobs for local residents.”