Community leaders, utility officials and citizens of the Oakvale area gathered Friday, Aug. 23, to salute the hard work and commitment required to get clean, public drinking water to their communities. Approximately 370 residents gained clean water through the $7.2 million project known as the Mercer/Summers Phase IVA Water Project. Friday's valve-turning ceremony included presentations by William Winfrey II, Dennis Cole, Oakvale Road Public Service District Manager Pamela Browning, West Virginia American Water's Sean Groves, the West Virginia Development Office's Kevin Meadows, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Sherry Adams, Kimberly Gross - representing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin; Region I's David Cole; and Mike Browning, representing Sen. Joe Manchin.
- By TAMMIE TOLER
Nearly 400 Oakvale residents can now shower, without worrying that the toxic water running out of their faucets will stain their walls, leave …
DUBLIN [mdash] Conrad Bruce Fritz, Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home in Dublin, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad Bruce Fritz, Sr. and Wanda Snyder Fritz; and sister, Roxanne Keland. Survivors include his wife, Debra Lynn Elliott Fritz; son, Tra…
BEDFORD [mdash] Evelyn I. Cochran Simpkins, 72, of Evington, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. Born on July 11, 1946 in Eckman, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. Cochran and Virginia Hartley Cochran and was the loving wife of F. Daniel (Danny) Simpkins for 42 years. …
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