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ND . I I~? 120 -- NO. 45 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), WEST VIRGINIA 25414 URSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1984 22 PAGES-- PER COPY 20 s Crossovers i HENRY and local races were ts in Tues- in Jefferson County ! Republican receiving a winner was Charles captured reelection to Commission by majority over his Challenger, Turner together with Gary Phalen, party members he Commission since Days when they were lost in his bid for bY Charles "Chis" by a margin of JOHN OVERINGTON West Virginia House of Delegates from the 39th District, defeated his Republican opposition, John Over- ington, in Jefferson County by 320 votes. But it was not enough to over- come a big Overington majority in Berkeley County and Doyle failed in his bid. Berkeley County's Pat Henry also benefited from the Democratic turnout as he defeated Republican Pat Dalton by a margin of 1,034 votes for the judgeship of the 31st Judicial Circuit. Henry won in the overall three-county race. Five other Democratic candidates were unopposed for reelection, William blartin, Charles Town at- torney, for the House of Delegates Strider in races, it was a of Hampshire reelectio~ to the were injured in a between a pick-up this past Sunday. according to State Occurred when a van Ktmkel, Granada the center line operated by Kunkel, left of the he was forced vehicle entering the both drivers, Conrad and Butt C. ia. All were Hospital ambulance. injured when a Per- Route 9on a ditch and roll- to Jefferson by endent Porturica and a Dugan, also of Mar- over the reu by officers as of mishaps. r et Bakerton was in- with L. Martin, of Robert E. AP- causing $2,000 a Par of Alex- road and struck Town 7-11 involved in a IA. 2, C=narles Town, wRh e( Summit Point, to give a turn involved in a by Gary B. car left Route I a utility to Jefferson Kearneysv e, an The Charles Town City Council has adopted an ordinance that established minimuna standards for construction of townhonses, rowbouses, and garden apartments in the city. The action was taken at a meeting of the council Mon- day evening. Reports indicate the ordinance restricts development of townhouses, rowhouses and garden apartments to a minimum 1,100 square feet per unit with lot size limited to a 20 by 120 foot minimum. It also requires a minimum of two off-street paved parking spaces for each new dwelling unit; one and a quarter off-street parking spaces for each unit of residences converted in- CHARLES H. STRIDER, Jr. to multi-family dwellings. A Jefferson County contractor, Russell Roper, objected to the or- dinance, saying the restrictions would make the cost of developing townhonses prohibitive, and would ~" limit construction of such units in parts of town where multi-family ing is needed. Appearing before the council was George Rutherford, president of the Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP, renewed his request or the resignation of city building inspector : Jim Grove. The NAACP has been critical of the way Grove handled Community Development block grant money. City Manager J. Robert Cain acknowledged that investigators has from the 40th District; Thomas Step- CHARLES CLENDENING looked into city records in connection with the complaint, but have rendered tc~, Jr for the judgeship of the 23rd closely followed .by Giardina with 7249 no findings to the city. However, on a Judicial Circuit; Donald Giardina for sh~ of J~'~ff~ County; Mrs. Mary and Bordier with 7,039. reouest from Councilman Q.D. Flem- Martin is a newcomer to politics; i-Jg, the council agreed to" look into "Ginger' Bordier for assessor; and -- Steptoe will relinqmsh his seatin the Rutherford s comvlaint Michael "lhomas for~ prosecuting House of Delegates at the end of the Council authorized the purchase of ~ T, Ste~ year;r Giardina and Bordier were a:~rad~ runitforthermlicedetmrt-~ r- -r- eelected: ano Thompson qurrenUy aria referred a Mtheentire : * an a istanC prosecutor, was citizens' int'about mtrking on unopposed. North La~rr~c~ Street ~[)r~-street : committee for study and Employees Ramey's r men tion Furniture, Appliance Fair Membership * Stores 100% United Way Meeting Scheduled Armouncement was made this week Thursday, Nov. 15 ing $500 damage, by officials of the Jefferson County Delafrance T. Joseph of Mar- United Way Drive that Ramey's Fur- J.P. Burns, Jr, president of the Jef- niture and Appliance stores employees ferson County Fair Association, has tinshurg was cited for no operators have all contributed to the 1984 United announced the annual fair member- card after his car struck a utility pole Way Fund drive and every employee ship dinner meeting, to be held Thurs- on Route 9 near Kearneysville, in both establishements has been a day, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the resulting in $700 damage; Tonia W. part of the giving. Ramey's business Jefferson County Community Center, Rippeon, of Myersville, Md rammed operations are the last among those Bardane. her pickup into a utility pole on Route businesses that have contributed All fair association members and 480 at Sbepherdstown. She was in- I00~. their families are invited. The Associa- jured, damage was $5,000 and she was tion will elect a board of directors for , cited for being left of he highway's School Holidays and association treasurer center. Charles Myers will give a complete Also injured was Richard L. Bishop, Next Two Months financial report on the 1964 fair. Lifetime fair memberships may be removed from Route 480 near November is a short month for West obtained for $10.00 at the Jefferson Kearneysville to Jefferson Memorial Virginia schools. County Extension Office in Charles by Sbepherdstown ambulance. His car Next Monday, November 12, will be Town. A lifetime membershipentities struck a pole, causing $1,000 damage, a holiday, marking Veterans Day a person to vote for and be elected to In other single car accidents, Judy wl'dch this year falls on Sunday, the board of directors. M. DeMagistris, of Gerrardstown, lost November 11. Dinner reservations should be made control of her ear at Kearneysville. It' Then, November 19 through 23, will at the County Extension Office by left the highway and knocked over two be what is described as a cornbination November 13. tombstones in the Presbyterian "workday-Thanksgiving" holiday week by school officials. Church graveyard. And a car driven In December, the annual United Way by Adona Burnett, Route 2, Hancock, "C'm'istrnas break" begins with the Md sustained some damage when it close of school Friday, December 21, D i M struck a deer on Route 17 near with classes resuming at the regular r ve oves S town. time on Wednesday, January 2. Past 30% Mark Jefferson County's United Way drive is steadily creeping upwards past the point, according to cam- paign officials, waiting for some svurts to approach 10096, soon. Jefferson County's proposed $7.4 Zombro also says that with the "go million sewer system, in limbo since ahead" signal, engineers will ira- early this year, appears to have been mediately begin work on the project taken off "hold." which is designed to serve populetm Stanley Zombro, who chairs the areas on Route 9, the Leetown Road three-member Jefferson County and Route 340. Public Service District, announced Forward motion on the project ran Wednesday that the district has decid- into a roadblock earlier this year when ed to go ahead with the project, and local opposition, led by Robert Stiles, has so informed the project engineer, filed suit to block further implemen- G. Randolph, who represents tation in Kanawha County Circuit Howard Needles Tammen and Court. Stiles' suit charged thatprop Berge kfff, the engineering fh,'m, procedure was not followed in pro- Zombro, together with PSC riding for the signing of petitions members Frances Giamo and Paul against the sewer system. Taylor, said their decision was based However, after a mm3ber of months upon recent analys m of petitions sign- presiding Judge Herman Canady rul- ed against the project, and on the ed against the Stiles suit, saying pro- resuP, s of a canvass conducted in the per procedures had been followed. area to be served by the proposed An intervenors suit was promptly ill- system, ed by three persons, charging that the According to Zombro, who describ- petitions were not made readily ed the system as a "much needed pro- available to handicapped persons. jeer," the canvass did not reveal That suit is stillin Kanawha enough qualified signatures on the County. petition to justily eliminating the sewer proposal. TURN TO PAGE 10 "Returns, thus far, have been en- couraging," according to General William Van Ryzin, Advanced Gifts Division chairman, but they are com- ing in slowly he added. Individual emmibutors, according to Van Ryzin, have increased dona- tions in proportion to the increased needs of Jefferson County and the in- United Way goal. "But there are many we count upon who haven't yet sent pledge cards to be co mted," he said. Among thase late in reporting are many businesses and organizations which offer payroll deduct/on, which, acc to Van Ryzin, allow workers "Based upon returns from a few payroll deduction firms - AT&T, J.C. l -e aey, and others -- we anticipate a healthy increase this year," Van Syzin said. "But waiting for returns is very difficult," he said. In an election that was marked by "cross over" voting at the top of the ticket, Jefferson County Tuesday gave Republican incumbent President Ronald Reagan a resoun- ding victory; moved to the opposite side of the fence and helped send West Virginia's Democratic governor Jay Rockefeller to the United States Senate; joined in the reelec- tion of Democrat Harley Staggers, Jr to the House of Representatives; and finally went for Republican Arch Moore, Jr for governor of West Virginia. Some 72.4 percent of the county's registered voters went to the polls to register their preferences. But this didn't match the voter turnout of 1980 (Carter vs. Reagan) when 74.8 per- cent opted Carter over Reagan. It was the third time in mOdern political history that traditionally Democratic Jefferson County (with a more than 3-1 Democratic majority of registered voters) has placed its stamp of approval on a Republican eafididate for president. The previous tunes were for Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Not only was loc al voting heavy, absentee ballots may have set a record. The circuit clerk's office reports over 600 persons casting a tee ballots in person or by mail. That exceeds the 1980 total of 425 by a wide margin. First returns from the county's 23 precincts were slow in coming, the RONALD REAGAN ARCH MOORE, Jr, JAY ROCKEFELLER HA~J-~Y STAGGERS~ Jr. Ranson Residents Promoting "Watch" Program Meeting The Town of Ransun hopes to create a "Community Watch Program" which, it is reasoned, will cut down on the rate of crime for the Jefferson County municipality. To this end, a meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m at Ranson Elementary School. Aft residents of Ranson in- terested in the "watch program" are urged to attend. Spearheading the effort are Dave Hamill and Thelma Miller, residents of Ramon, working with Ramod Police Chief Hutto. The program is deserib as main. ly a "preventive" with neighbor pro- tecting n hbor by keeping an eye open for any unusual activity, something that is out of line; Vwst reporting in shortly before 9 o'clock, nearly an hour and a half after the polls had closed. A final tally of all 23 precincts ca me around midnight. There were no particular holdsups in the Computer Election Service punch ~eard voting and counting by electronic ~chines. Some precincts were slow reporting there were voters waiting to ballots when the 7:30 deadline closely mti0nal and state races, Reagan defeated Walter Mondale by~ margi~ of 1,625 votes. Rockefeller roiled up one of the big- ger majorities in the top echelon as he toppled his Republican opponent, John Haese, by 2,012 votes. Staggers had little trouble outdistan- cing Republican Cleve Benedict by 1,850 votes, while the race between Moore and Democrat Clyde See was much closer, with Moore outdistanc- ing See by 804 votes. Democrats easily caph n-ed the other state posts, Ken Hechler over Michele Golden for secretary of state; Charlie Brown over John McCuskey for At- torney General; Glen B. Gainer, Jr over William D. Bone for auditor; A. James Manchin over Manuel Hale for treasurer; and Gns R. Dog, glass over Glenn M. Smith, Jr for Commis- sioner of Agriculture. There was no contest for the two seats on the state Supreme Court, with Democrats W.T. Brotherton, Jr and Richard Neely winning 12-year terms. Neely was reelected, Brotherton defeated incumbent Sam Harshbarger in the Democratic primary. Brother- ton, .incidentally led the tdp of the ticket in vote-getting with 6,040. As returns filtered into the Jefferson Cmmty courthouse Tuesday evening, political party interest appeared to be centered on specific races, with some resignation on the part of Democrats; that Reagan and Moore were surefire winners; and some hope on the part of GOP supporters that Reagan-Moore coattails might benefit more of their candidates. Governor's Small Business Unit To Visit Martinsburg Eloise Jack, Manager, Small Business Service Unit, Governor's Of- rice of Economic and Community Development, will be visiting Mar- tinsburg to counsel persons interested in setting up a new business; counsel those already in business who need managerial or technical assistance; or locaflag financial resources for a small business. Ms. Jack will be at the Governor's Regional Office, 312 West King Street, Martinsburg, November 14-15. Appointments can be made by call- ing the Governor's Regional Office at 263-9441 or 263-5959. Outside of Berkeley County, persons can call toll free, 1-800-352-8901. WEATHER Extended forecast for the period l"uurtday through Satm'day. Fair weather Thursday and Friday with dally Idg ss to aud nighttime lows to A ehauce of showers late Fri- day or Saturday with highs in $~'S.