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304-876-0822 Erie Insurance" Protecting Gap View Farm A8 Community Calendar A7 EFFE N AND FARMER'S ADVOCATE SINCE 1844 The week from MAY 30, 2018 to June5, 2018 I 95= (PLUS TAX) I 30 pages, 3 sections By JUSTIN GRIFFIN Special to the Spirit CHARLES TOWN - Jefferson County Commissioner Peter On- oszko predicts a resolution in the annexation fight underway be- tween the county and the city will take years to resolve - and like- ly only when the state Supreme Court weighs in. Peter Onoszko It's been 14 months since the JCC voted 5-0 to reject the city's proposal for a boundary ad- justment. The matter is now before Circuit Court Judge R. Steven Redding. Onoszko, who was JCC president when the county rejected the plan, lives in the affected part of the county. He said that the city's approach missed the mark. "It didn't meet the threshold for a minor boundary (See ANNEX Page A16) Bates: Hill Top would 'bring everyone else up' By JUSTIN GRIFFIN : Special to the Spirit HARPERS FERRY - The Hill Top House Hotel under consider- ation is smaller than what devel- opers proposed nearly a decade ago, but its economic impact on the area could be huge. Annette GavinAnnette Gavin Bates, the CEO Bates of the Jefferson County Conven- tion and Visitors Bureau, says the project will create economic ripples throughout the county. "Anytime a company is willing to come in and invest 70 million dollars in your community, it's a big thing," Bates said. "It will bring everyone else up and it will be (See HILLTOP PageA13) Harpers Ferry Middle deals with shooter talk Staff, wire report Related columns A4 HARPERS FERRY - On Tuesday moming as stu- dents retumed to the high school in Texas for the first time since a May 18 shooting there left eight students and two instructors dead, students at Harpers Ferry Mid- dle School reported an eighth-grader had talked about staging a school shooting. Sandy Sponaugle, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County Schools, said that "while it was not deemed to be a credible threat, the parent and local law enforce- (See SHOOTER PageA9) ROBERT SNYDER Artist Liz Goins (left) watches the cOmmunity mosaic work on North Charles Street on Monday along with Isaiah Zagar, his wife Julia Zagar and sculptor Lisa Kovatch. It was Goins, an admirer of Isaiah Zagar's work with the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, who first suggested inviting him to create a public art display in Charles Town. CHRISTINE SNYDER . Starting on Saturday, volunteers put up thousands of pieces of tile to create a stunning mosaic on North Charles Street (as well as a smaller mosaic at Evitts Run Park). On Tuesday afternoon, Katy Defoe (above left) showed off the Charles Street work to students from Rainbow Montessori. The work continues through 4:30 this afternoon, to be followed by a street fest that's open to all. See more photos on A3, Honored for General Excellence by the West Virginia Press Association in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 CHARLES TOWN 912 Somerset Boulevard, Suite 1(' INWOOD 5047 Gerrardstown Road, Suite ; SPRING MILLS 61 Cam[ HOURS Monday- ~Sunday Noon-8prn