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Erie Insurance" Pats expect success B1 It's all about Earth A4, A5 Serving the people of Jefferson Count' since 1844 EFFERSON AND FARMER'S ADVOCATE The week from APRIL 18, 2018 to APRIL 24, 2018 I 95 (PLUS TAX) By ROBERT SNYDER editor@spiritofjefferson.eom HARPERS FERRY -- The owner of the Hilltop House Ho- tel is expected to submit his plan to redevelop the long-dormant historic landmark to the town's planning commission meeting within the next few weeks, says an official with the project. Project Manager Laurel Zi- emianski said SWaN & Leg- end Ventures will likely submit Frederick D. Scheufeid a concept plan to the planning commission -- which will review the project to see if it conforms to an overlay district ordinance the town ad- opted in 2017 -- as soon as final work is completed on an historic resource plan that will accompany the ap- plication. On Thursday, SWaN Managing Director Frederick Schaufeld, who bought the crumbling hotel in 2008 and closed it down shortly thereafter, introduced a sweep- (See HILLTOP PageAlO) W.VA. LEGISLATURE e e e By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mall CHARLESTON - West Vir- ginia Supreme Court Justice Al- len Loughry might have violated the state Ethics Act's prohibition on use of public office for private gain, for having a state-owned an- tique desk valued at $42,000 in his home and for use of a state ve- hicle and taxpayer-paid rental cars Justice Allen for his personal travel, a legislative Loughry audit released this week concluded. The audit also cited Justice Menis Ketchum for use of a state vehicle to commute to the Capitol from his home in Huntington, and also for golf outings in Virginia. (See ETHICS Page A3) : "," ROBERTSNYDER Rebecca ~/tight says she finds the Adult Learning Center's new home at 401 S. Fairfax Blvd. in Ranson to be a welcoming space whereshe can concentrate on polishing her higher math skills to prepare for a career in the military. The ALC had been located in a smaller, nearly windowless building at 202 E. Liberty St. in Charles Town. BELOW: John Holmes (far left) poses outside the new Jefferson County Adult Learning Center with Kate McEvoy, Marty Soltis, Beth Rehberger, Emilla Ciuvica, Bridget Covell and Bryan Ortez. An open house starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday will let prospective students, would-be volunteers and interested community members see the bigger new space. "=fferson,Count Lear in, Y Fairfax Ex-garment factory in Ranson offers tailor-made space eated at a desk beside a window overlooking Ranson's bustling FaLrfax Boulevard, Rebecca ght isn't focused on the traffiC outside. Her attention is on her notebook and the math problems she needs to master in order to gain entrance into the military. A few years out of high school, the former BaltLmore County resident says she's grateful for the Jefferson County Adult Learning Center's new two-sto- ry home at 401 S. Fairfax Blvd not far from Ranson City Hall. "I think it's easier to pa2] attention to your work here," Wright explains. "You're not crammed in right beside an- other student" as students were at the Adult Learning Center's former site a (See LEARNING Page A7) BELOW: The new Adult Learning Center site on Fairfax Boulevard in Ranson was once home to a Perfection Garment factory, The photo, from the West Virginia State Archives, shows workers at Perfection in Martinsburg. Story by Chmstme Snyder JEFFERSON COUNTY of'' COMMISSION By BONNIE WlLLIAMSON See related story Page A2 Special to the Spirit the NAACP sponsored the panel, which CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson drew Lance and five of the other eight County Commission these days lacks "ci- candidates seeking two seats on the JCC. vility and stability," said Greg Lance, a Lance said his experience on the JCC Democrat who served two terms on the and as mayor of Ranson before that would JCC starting in 1986 and now is seeking be an asset to the commission. to return to the five-member body.Carden, also a Democrat, echoed Lance's remarks came on Thursday at Lance's remarks. "As the Recorder for a candidates forum at 200 E. Washington Harpers Ferry, I attend the council meet- St. in Charles Town. The county branch of (See FORUM Page h2) BONNIE WILLIAMSON Jane Tabb (right) was the only Jefferson County Commission incumbent to attend last week's candidates forum sponsored by the Jefferson County branch of the NAACP. Democrat Kevin Carden (left) and seven other candidates also took part. The 2018 election will determine two seats on the five-person JCC. Honored for General Excellence by the West Virginia Press Association in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 21)17 HARLES TOWN 912 INWOOD 5047 Gerrardstown Road, Suite SPRING MILLS 61 HOUR8 Monday - Saturday i i i iii i i i ii i