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7 A4 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 News pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE would overly limit the town. Election "We are very limited. The big FROM PAGE A1 problem downtown is the lack of square footage," Clendening said, ing not only a day from now, but arguing that the town needs to at- 10 years down the road," Wermaan tract more big box stores. "Peo- said. "We have to build a common ple do like the box stores. Whether goal, and a plan." some people want them here or not, Wertman favors a strategy of that's where people go." "working from the center out" fo- At Monday's forum, Clendening cusing on improving the downtown also defended his lone vote against area in order to improve the broader the newly formed Teen Court pro- community, gram, noting the money raised in Wertman, who did not address traffic fees is money ciphoned from campaign attacks that he is not the city's police deparmaent. from Jefferson County, in an inter- Bringewatt also defended his view brushed aside claims that he is vote for the program, saying oppo- an outsider, nents who call his vote "some wild "I am from Marfinsburg, and liberal thing that crazy people do" I lived my entire life in the East- were wrong. He said the program em Panhandle," Wertman said. "I helps relieve the cost to the juve- don't believe that living in Charles nile justice system and empowers Town for your entire life if a pre- young people to make better deci- requisite to run for City Council. I sions. understand the issues here. I don't Johns said his business and ac- think that closing down two CVS's counting experience would help to build one or building a Tractor him monitor the fiscal situation Supply two miles outside of our of the town. Like Clendening, he town constitutes economic devel- thinks too much focus is being put opment." on development downtown. Clendening points to his long "(The council seems) to mainly history of community service as an want to focus just on the downtown asset for.his candidacy, area. I think that in order to increase , 'Tm not one to see this place our tax base and bring in more rev- turn into a concrete jungle, but the enue we need to 'spread out far- biggest thing that has faced us in ther and bring in some bigger busi- recent years is that revenue is fall- nesses" Johns said. "Some people ing off," Clendening said, arguing flown upon bigger businesses, but that the town needs to attract more I think we need them to bring m businesses to compensate for a more revenue than the smaller busi- slowdown in building and flagging nesses that are on main street right gaming revenue, now." "Some people put a whole lot In response to a question about of emphasis on the downtown and attracting high-paying jobs to the want to ignore the rest of the town," area, Johns said the city should do Clendening argued, adding that too more to try to lure the federal gov- much focus on the downtown area emment, namely in disaster recov- Offering the following items located at Rt. 340 South (Bypass) at Cloverdale Road, Stolipher Farm, Charles Town, WV Agricultural Equipment Industrial Equipment Contractor's Tools & Supplies Trucks * Cars Lawn Mowers s Four Wheelers, etc, etc, etc. For a detailed listing go to: www, wareauctionsusa,com or www, agctionzip,com | Wesley K. Ware, Audioneer wv,c. #1oo6 Stolipher, Sale Manager/Audioneer uc. "4iiiiii i iiii:i: 304-283-0614 or wareauctions@hotmail.c iij To Settle The Estate of Marie LeMaster and due to Dr. Edward 8 Mrs, Said retiring ~ moving from the area and Also Tim ~ Sue Tewa/t Moving From the Area PLUMLEE AUCTION SERVICE is prM- leged to sell the following Personal Properly and more at PUBUC AUCTION at The Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2007 Old Leetown Pike, Charles Town. WV 25414. (Exit/-81 onto Rt. 9 Exit 12 East and follow to Leetown Exit, Turn Right, Proceed to Old Leetown Pike. Turn Left to Fairground). MAY 18, 2013, at 9:00 AM Inside, Chairs Provided (Rain or Shine) Plenty of Parking Matching Couch ~t 2 Recliners W/Coffee 8 End Tables, Matching Couch, Loveseat 8 Chair, Coffee 8 End Tables, Couch Table, Display Cabinet, Flower Stand, Couch, 2 Recliners W/ Coffee 8 End Tables, Black Leather Loveseat W/Black Coffee 8 End Tables, 2 Chairs W/ Matching Footstools, Dining Room Table W/6 Chairs, China Cabinet, Teak Wood Dining Room Table W/6 Chairs 8 Matching Server, Like New Dining Room Table W/8 Chairs, Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table W/2 Chairs, Secretary, Dining Room Table W/4 Chairs 8 China Cabinet, Porcelain Table W/4 Chairs,Twisted Leg Table, Organ Stool, Organ Top Display Cabinet, Walnut Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table, Small Drop Leaf Table, Kitchen Table W/4 Chairs on Casters, W/Pitcher 8 Bowl W/Stand, Singer Treadle Sewing Machine in Cabinet, Singer Athena 2000 Sewing Machine in Cabinet, Sewing Stool, Fabric 8 Sewing Items, Old Floor Model Radio (working), Double or Queen Bed W/Divided Pieces 8 Armoire, Twin Bed, Bed W/Nightstand, Dresser 8 Chest, Bed W/Nightstand, Chest 8 Desk, Bed W/Night Stand, Dresser, Chest 8 TV Stand, Wicker Bed Nightstand, Dresser, Chest, Blanket Chest 8 Chairs, Desk 8 Chair, Rocker 8 Small Stand, Old Full Size School Desk, Bed, 2 Nightstands, Dresser 8 Chest, Bookcases, Microwave 8 Stand, Lg. Claw Ft. Table, Wooden Chest. Many Lamps. Many Pictures Including Papyrus Egyptian Art on Paper W/Brass, Silver 8 Silver Plate Pcs., Copper 8 Brass Items, Many Like New Elec. Appliances, Pots 8 Pans (7 Pcs. Revere Ware, Cook's Bazaar, Pampered Chef 8 Oneida), 4 Sets of Flatware, Cutco Knives 8 Utensils, Sony Stereo System, Laptop Computer, Printer, W's, Stands, DVD 8 VCR Players, Minolta 35mm Camera W/Case 8 Attachments, File Cabinet, Clocks, Small Display Cabinets, Fountain, Live House Plants, Eureka 8 Oreck Upright Vacuums, Many New fa Used Nice Linens (Quilts, Comforters. Doilies), Many Books Including 1830 Tenny- son 8 Kipling, Year Books, Many Space Saver Racks, Frigidaire Stackable Washer 8 Dryer, Small Refrigerator, Small Chest Freezer, Old Items Include: School Desk, Crout Stomper, Lg. Table Model Churn, Blue Jars, Hames, Shoe Last, Ice Tongs, Cherry Seeder, Aunt Jemima, 45 Records, Straight Razors, Rug Duster, Canes, Many Good Men's Suits-Size Large, Coats 8 Woman's Mink Coat, Purses, Scarves, Seasonal Decorations Including New C harlie Brown Tree. Wooden Crates 8 Doxies, Lg. 6as Grill, Firepit, Patio Table W/Chairs, Porch Bench 8 Tables, Pro-Form Cross Trainer 8 Weights, Exercise Bike, and Many, Many More Items Too Numerous To Mention. ~: Rocker, Table W/2 Chairs, Doll Items (Cradle, Rocker, Bed, Play Pen, Swing 8 Stroller), 50 + Madam Alexander Dolls, 11 Ashton-Drake Dolls, Junko-Mizuno 8 Many Old Dolls Not Photographed, Dishes, Many Fisher Price Items, Many Golden Books, Many Old Marbles, New Train, Ball Gloves. ~: 14 Longaberger Baskets, 19 Gone With The Wind Houses, Costume Jewelry 8 Sterling, Baseball Cans 8 Baseballs, Beanie Babies, Stamp Collection, Decora- tive Cross Cut Saw 8 Chum. fi~SSWARE: Crocks, Weller, Fosteria, Ruby, Carnival, Depression, Fenton, WV Glass, Mikasa, Gorham, Lenox, Russel Wright, English, Many Milk Bottles, Mill Glass, Stemware, Thomas Kincaid, Corelle Sets, Pyrex, Coming, Beer Steins, Nick Nacks 8 Glassware In Boxes Not Photographed. "rOOtS.. Anvil., 4,200 WA'I'r Generator, Chain Saw, Weed Wacker, Spreader, Work Mate, Lad- der, Wheel Barrow, Hedge Trimmers, Sm. Snow Blower, Power Washer, 8 Vanous Yard Tools. ~UJJ,DJ~t]~],F, RJA~: 68 - 16 ft. Decorative Logs 8 62 - 14 ft. Decorative Logs. ~: 2006 Kia Sportage LX 4 WD V6 36,500 Miles; 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 36,000, Miles. Lisa Tederick, Executrix for The Estate of Maria LeMaster Et Dr. f~ Mrs. Edward Said 8 Tim 6" Sue Tewalt. TERMS and CONDITIONS: Cash or Check w/Picture ID. All announce- ments on Auction day take precedence over printed material. All Items Sold As Is. pictures For " : Darwin K. Plumlee, CES Lic #59, wwv~, Certified Estate Specialist and Not Responsible for Accidents. Wesley Weigle, CES Lic #1733 Food Wi/lee Served. // ,Auctioneer - CES#59 304-754-8874 800-390-9296 r] q] ]r Early voting continues through Saturday and again on Monday. Votes may be cast any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at City Hall. On May 23, polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. ery. a serious impact on the problem ultimately depend on whether Johns says he thinks Bringe- soon. both towns' residents wanted one. watt, his opponent, has taken too "Inevery ward,there areproper- "You don't do this without the much credit for the vacant build- ties that have been lingering with- support and will of the people" he ing demolition programs, along out anyone taking care of them for said. with several other programs em- a long time," Bringewatt said. "It The once-contentious topic of phasized in the race: is both a social and an economic building a new CVS store down- "One person can't do muchissue." town was also raised at the forum, himself" Johns said. "It takes the Bringewatt also emphasizes the with Bringewatt asked to square whole team." importance of historic preserva- his remarks Monday with posi- Bringewatt said his time on the tion for maintaining the character tions he took at the time the proj- commission has shown that he is of the city. ect was getting underway. He said capable of bipartisan leadership. "We are one of the wealthiest he had concems about the project He argues for focusing develop- communities in the country when and about CVS's business plar~ of ment on the downtown area with- it comes to history," he said. building free-standing stores in- out excluding new development at At Monday's forum, the candi- stead of those that are part of a the city's periphery, dates also tackled whether to con- downtown streetscape. "If you don't have an active sider merging with Ranson and Werlman said CVS has add- downtown, the community kind what to do about getting business- ed no new jobs in shutting down of dies out" he said. "It is impor- es to pay the city's B&O tax. two stores to open the new one rant for us to repositi'on ourselves Clendening said one holdup to on Washington Street, and said to take advantage of the 21st cen- merging with Ranson was the dif- more could have been done to re- tury economy: information tech- ferences in the way benefits are set quire that the store conform to the nology, energy technology, educa- up in the two police departments, streetscape. tion and health." He said, absent a merger, there are Clendening said CVS made Bringewattsays he was central ways the two towns can work to- a number of concessions to the to the development of the vacant gether to reduce redundancies and town in the project, including building demolition program, and collaborate, changes to the building's facade, adds that it should begin to have Bringwatt said a merger would and to parking and lighting. Former educator sentenced for selling guns to felon WHEELING- William Law- shotguns at the Harpers Ferry Lawrence told Judge John Pres- rence was sentenced to three Flea Market, sold six handguns to ton Bailey that he would never re- years of probation Monday after an unnamed felon- who had been peat his mistake, if given a sec- pleading guilty to one count of previously convicted of robbery, end chance. knowingly selling afirearm to a burglary and procuring the sexual "I made a mistake in judge- convicted felon. Lawrence had exploitation of a child - between ment that will haunt me for the faced a maximum penalty of 10 July and September 2012. rest of my life" Lawrence said. years in prison and a $250,000 Lawrence was a teacher for 30 "I will redeem myself if given the fme. years, is a veteran, and is the fa- opportunity." Prosecutors said Lawrence, a ther of Delegate Tiffany Law- -Bryan Clark gun collector who sold rifles and rence. 7 e By ROBERT SMITH RANSON -- A 27-year-old Ranson man was charged with felony child abuse Saturday af- ter allegedly strangling his 10- month-old daughter, police say. Police say John Allen Mitchem, of 108 Valley Drive in Ranson, brought his child to Jefferson Memorial Hospital for treatment for falling off of a bed. The phy- sician on duty called Child Pro- tective Services after noting that the injuries were not consistent with falling from a bed and that the child's injuries appeared to have occurred prior to that day. After being interviewed at the hospital by CPS, Mitchem ad- mitted he choked the child be- cause he was frustrated with her, according to police. Mitchem is currently being held at Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond. Fingerprinting for children free In conjunction with Nation- al Missing Children's Day, the Charles Town Police Department will be offering free fingerprinting from noon to 2 p.m. May 25 for all Jefferson County children at the Charles Town Police Department. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. er than the minimum. But, Bailey said Shirley failed to C11.'1.. omr@ Bailey exercised that discre- uphold an oath to uphold the law FROM PAGE A1 don, reducing by two thirds the 33- when he stomped on Haines' head month minimum recommended by while he was being restrained by guilty to the charge of deprivation federal probation officers in their several other law enforcement offi- of rights under color of law for us- pre-sentence report, and sentenced cers, and he reminded the audience ing excessive force when arrest- Shirley to serve one year and a day ing Mark Daniel Haines, a since- in federal prison, dismissing a re- time in the eyes of the law." convicted bank robber, following a quest by the former sheriff's attor- "(Shirley) was tasked with that high-speed chase in 2010. ney, Kevin Mills, that Shirley be or- duty every day-to uphold the law" Judge John Preston Bailey, who dered to serve home confinement, said Bailey. "He did not do this on overruled objections to the vulnera- third-party custody or supervised that day" ble victim and obstruction of justice release. Bailey also brushed aside an ar- enhancements after heating oral ar- Mills said incarcerating a law gument by Mills, who asked him to guments, also denied a sentencing enforcement officer was "a hellish compare Shirley and Haines, noting reduction that is extended to those fate" that he had previously sentenced who take responsibility for their Addressing an open court room Haines to 20 years in federal pris- crimes. According to testimony on filled with around 60 supporters of on. Monday, Bailey's denial was due to Shirley, Bailey said that since he Shirley was also sentenced to 18 statements he had made to his pro- was a law enforcement officer for months of supervised release and bation officer indicating that he was 30 years, "any amount of prison is ordered to pay $1,855 in restitu- pleading guilty for his family's sake. going to be very difficult for him." tion. Nevertheless, Shirley was the Bailey acknowledgecl Shirley's Though Shirley's defense con- beneficiary of a 2005 Supreme contribution to the safety of Jeffer- tinued to disagree with prosecu- Court decision that converted fed- son County through his years as a tors about the precise nature of the eral sentencing guidelines, which sheriff and a deputy."He has helped events surrounding Haines' arrest, were originally mandatory, into to make the community safer by he admitted that he exceeded the le- recommendations, allowing judges taking dangerous criminals off the gal bounds for an arresting officer. discretion to impose sentences low- . street," he said. Shirley requested the privilege WARRIORS INAUGURAL 5K RUN/WALK FOR THE CURE SATURDAY, JUNE 1 = @ 8 AM Proceeds Benefit Relay For Life Run/Walk the cross country course Sam Micheal's Park 235 Sam Micheal's Lane Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442 of self-reporting to prison in order to avoid serving time in a region- al jail prior to his transfer to fed- eral prison, but Judge John Preston Bailey denied that request, saying that he was concerned the former REGISTRATION that Haines "was innocent at that lawman might harm himself. Sev= & '4 RELAY FOR LIFE Entry is $25 per person for the 5K, with a cap of $40 for a family of four for immediate family members. The Fun Run/1 -miler is $5 per person. Individuals may register and participate in both races. am Packet Pick-Up/Registration *8 am 5K Race Begins *9:15 am Awards Ceremony *9:30 am Fun Run For more information, or to register online please visit: Potomac Highlands Distance Club http://www.PhDispatch.comlwarriors-5k-race-for-the-curel Questions? Please contact Mary Plourde by e-mall at mplourde@apus,edu or bY phone 304-885-5255 eral defense witnesses testified that he had been severely depressed in recent months, though Mills sug- gested that his outlook had im- proved after seeking counseling. County Commissioner and for- mer Magistrate Patsy Noland,Ran, son Parks and Recreation Director James Pierson and local farmer Lyle "Cam" Tabb testified to Shir- ley's character, saying that he had been a major asset to the commu- nity. Each said they would happily take Shirley into their own home if Bailey approved third-party re~ lease. Haines, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, gave victim tes-" timony at Monday's sentencing hearing. Haines has filed a civil com- plaint against Shirley, along with several other area law enforcement officers. The county's insurer has been seeking to be freed from its obligation both to pay for Shir- ley's defense and to indemnify him against any eventual settlement. Last month, Bailey, who is also presiding over that case, upheld a motion to dismiss the "official capacity" portion of Haines' suit against Shirley, which could have resulted in a judgement against Jefferson County. Shirley is still being sued in his individual capacity. Timeline FROM PAGE A1 law and with altering or falsifying records while he was under in- vestigation, according to reports. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. June 18: Shirley pleads "not guilty" in federal court in Martins- burg. He is released on a personal recognizance bond and ordered not to carry a firearm on duty. Nov. 6: Shirley defeats Republi- can Earl Ballenger by 408 votes in the general election, receiv- ing 10,620 votes to Ballenger's 10,216 votes. Nov 30: Haines files an amend- ed complaint that names the nine police officers also accused in his Decerhber 2010 beating. The complaint charging the officers from Jefferson and Berkeley coun- ties with using excessive force, as- sault, battery and intentional inflic- tion of emotional distress. Jan. 14: Shirley pleads guilty to using excessive force against Haines during his arrest. Fed- eral prosecutors agree to drop a charge that Shirley altered re- cords to impede the FBI's inves- tigation.