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Erie Insurance" A Hill Top showdown A6 Inside 'Over the SINCE 18441 The week from JUNE 13 to June 19, 2018 I 95 (+ tax) I Mountain' B1 22 pages, 2 sections JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION Josh Compton, Jefferson County Commission president, opposes any restrictions on setting off fireworks. By CHRISTINE SNYDER to flare for days on social media, second six-year term on the JCC, works going off"all night long" cre- editor@spiritofjefferson.com "Once again, Jefferson Countyand Tabb, a Republican running for ates problems. The proposed ordi- Commissioner Josh Compton is not her third term, both backed a propos- nance would prevent fireworks use CHARLES TOWN - Although telling the truth," read a Sunday eve- al to keep county residents from us- after 10 p.m with exceptions for In- Jefferson County Commissioners ning Facebook post from Commis- ing fireworks in the early morning dependence Day and other holidays. Josh Compton, Peter Onoszko and sioner Patsy Noland. "This time he hours. AfterextendeddiscussionatThurs- Caleb Wayne Hudson prevailed last is accusing Jane Tabb of support- The commissioners said they sup- day's JCC meeting where Compton, week in batting down a proposal to ing a permit fee. He is wrong! Can't ported changing county rules on Onoszko and Hudson all expressed restrict when county resideiats could trust that guy to tell the truth!" fireworks after hearing from veter- set off fireworks, tempers continued Noland, a Democrat serving her ans, dog owners and others that fire- (See FIREWORKS Page h9) WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT CHRIS DICKERSON Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been suspended without pay amid a probe into lavish Spending for his office. Loughry suspended; could lose law license By CHRISTINE SNYDER last week. editor@spiritofjefferson.com Several members of the House of Delegates have CHARLESTON - The called for his impeachment. Tucker County native elect- For now, Allen H. Loughry ed to a 12-year term on the II, 47, has been suspended state Supreme Court in 2012 without pay after the state largely on the strength of a Judicial Ethics Committee book he wrote about cot- charged him with 32 counts rupt West Virginia politi- of violation of the code ofju- ians - 2006's "Don't Buy dicial ethics. Another Vote, I Won't Pay Last week, a special court a Landslide" - ought toled by Kanawha County Cir- consider resigning, Gov. Jim Justice said in a statement (See ETHICS Page A8) ABOVE: Longtime Rainbow Montessori teacher Kathlesn "Miss Kit" Hays, her husband Leo McCarthy and party organizer Leslie Slover greet a young guest at The Barn of Harpers Ferry Sunday afternoon. Hays, who is retiring after decades of teaching preschool in Charles Town, saw dozens of her former students and their families and many friends in the community come out for the festive luncheon. During her remarks to the crowd, Hays shared her gratitude for the young people she worked with and their families. "Love is at the heart of this work," she said. "Together we created a beloved community." ROBERT SNYDER LEFT: Kit Hays at work in her Rainbow Montessori classroom, where she'd taught since 1983. Scholarship pays tribute to Shannondale's one-and-only Willis HARPERS FERRY school students or ing their education and serving the local recent grads, but to community." county residents of Nowell died Jan. 3, 2017, after an ll- any age interested in year battle with four types of cancers. A pursuing higher ed, fifth-generation Washingtonian, Nowell according to Kath- grew up in Arlington, Va and enlisted in erine Austin, one of the Navy in 1964. After studying medi- the organizers, cal technology at West Virginia Univer- sity, he settled in Shannondale. (See SCHOLARSHIP Page A3) Any Jefferson County resident can apply for a new $1,000 scholarship that pays tribute to Willis E. Nowell, the one-of-a- End Shannondale resident known for his work on the Estab,s community website and fo- Austin said the tin itam,mt=tlim~miff $ Shannondale and Beyond and other scholarship will go to an applicant in Illl!!l!l!!ll!!l!!l!llll good works, the local community who displays the The deadline to apply for the Willis E. traits that so many people admired in Nowell Educational Award comes July Willis - a strong work ethic, leadership 15. The scholarship isn't limited to high qualities and commitments to better- RIGHT: Willis E. Nowell died early last year after battling cancer for more than a decade. He was 71. Honored for General Excellence by the West Virginia Press Association in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Extended Cab S47,~S ' Standard Box : : Drive Denali 6.6L Duramax Diesel MSRP $46,885 : 27 2 ~~~ MSRP$,55 ~, St Ranson, w V Toll ~ 800-401-5459 -C ~cme 5r9t~{,~. Gu,s ~oul~ .l~l~ & 01dw~L~t:~uR;sG M C, tom CelebratingEastern50 Panhandle,Years of Business:inwv! the