Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
NEWS
GUIDES
NIE
ADS
CIRC.
LINKS
HOME MAIL

TODAY'S
NEWS

LOCAL NEWS
SPORTS
BIRTHS
OBITUARIES
CALENDAR
OPINIONS
COLUMNS
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR


News Search

WEB LINKS
FUN LINKS
Kid Stuff, Museums to visit, Games to play
NEWSPAPERS
IN EDUCATION

For Students and Teachers
NEWS LINKS
Newspapers, Politics, Space, Comics, Weather, Sports, Internet, Lottery
REFERENCE PAGE
Reference Starting Points, Dictionaries, U.S. Government Sources, Other Sites, Universities and Colleges, News
REVIEWS
Books and Music
WEST VIRGINIA LINKS

THIS SITE IS
BEST VIEWED
WITH THE
LATEST VERSION OF:
msexplorer
INTERNET EXPLORER

CORRECTIONS
AND ADDITIONS

Copyright
Clarksburg Publishing
Company 2000

Clarksburg
Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 2000,
Clarksburg, WV 26302
USA

CURRENT STORIES


Task force created for Weston Hospital

by Nora Edinger

REGIONAL EDITOR

WESTON -- A $750,000 state grant to help Lewis County redevelop the historic Weston Hospital will come with another form of state assistance.

In formally announcing the grant on Friday in Weston, Gov. Cecil Underwood invoked an executive order to form a state task force to help county officials stay within Department of Interior guidelines. As reported earlier this week, the state money was a match to $750,000 Sen. Robert C. Byrd secured from that federal department.

The task force will include four members of the Weston-based hospital revitalization committee, a representative from Byrd's office, and representatives from the state offices of Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Tourism, Governor's Office, Development Office and Division of Culture and History.

"Since we're the only state to be created by the Civil War, it seems to me that that should be one of the possibilities they look at," Underwood said of using the $1.5 million to explore the possibility of turning the extensive hospital building into a national Civil War museum.

Underwood also cited Weston's location at the crossroads of I-79 and Corridor H as an indicator such a development would be economically viable.

County Commission President Bob Conley, speaking on behalf of the county, was pleased with the arrangement.

"Our quest is just beginning," Conley said of the redevelopment. "We must work to preserve the building and put it to good use so that future generations can see it, admire it and appreciate it."

During the granting ceremony on the Lewis courthouse steps, Underwood also presented a check for $50,000 to the director of the county Senior Center to purchase land adjacent to the current building.

Regional editor Nora Edinger can be reached at 626-1403 or by e-mail at nedinger@exponent-telegram.com.

SUBSCRIPTION
INFORMATION
(print version)

CLASSIFIED ADS

ADVERTISING
RATES
HARRISON COUNTY
RELOCATION GUIDE
News Search