The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Fish and game wardens or commissioners of Pennsylvania, West
Virginia and Ohio will meet this month to see what can be done for the
protection of fish of the three states against poisoned waters. By the time they
get through with their discussions and have laws passed in the three states,
there will not be any fish left to protect, if the extemperation keeps on at the
Jerome Hardman has several men cutting broom corn. His crop
looks good and we wish him success.
Corn is looking fine. Now, if the farmers will make as much of
an effort for a wheat crop this fall as they have for the corn crop, there will
not be so much money go out of the county for breadstuff as there has in the
State Road commissioner Patrick C. Graney disclosed Monday that
the contract for the new bridge at Creston will be let late this year.
Graney was present at a meeting on Sept. 25, attended by Gov.
Cecil H. Underwood and a delegation of Wirt County residents. The commissioner
said that the contract will be awarded in late November or December, so work can
begin early next spring. Final plans are complete. The bridge is expected to
cost $650,000 for right of way and construction.
Completion of the new bridge will open the Calhoun-Wirt county
area to the Ohio Valley by a direct route. This goal was brought closer to
reality with the dedication of the Annamoriah bridge, which was completed
earlier this year.
In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, Sept. 23, a handful of
Grantsville’s residents were awakened by the sound of exploding bottles and cans
as the Stop-n-Shop, a convenience store housed in a trailer on Main St., burned
to ashes. By virtue of having Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. located nearby,
damage to the neighboring Dollar General Store and Minnich’s Florist buildings
Although flames rose many feet in the air and some second story
windows literally burned from the wall, Dollar General manager Doris Ferrell
reported little damage to merchandise on the selling floor. Most ruined goods
were in the basement, where water from the hoses accumulated to a depth of
Violet Richards, proprietress of Stop-n-Shop, was unable to
place a dollar figure on her losses, stating that “approximately $80 was in the
cash register and I had brought more goods to stock the store the evening
State Police have been called in to investigate the cause of the
blaze and the state fire marshal’s office may also take part in an effort to
determine the origin of the fire.