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Thursday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 27, 2016

Thursday Morning Briefing

Weather for Trick-or-Treating:

There is a chance of showers, mainly between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the 60s and a south wind between 6 to 11 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The rain and maybe the wind should taper off, with a prayer, long before trick-or-treating, which runs along the city streets, if you are an excited kid, or hopefully, walks, if you are a tired parent, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight in Sistersville. Reliable rumor has it that Sistersville’s folks hand out the “good stuff” to the kids, who better share their haul of sweets with their parents. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m.

After the parade, maybe carry the kids to the Sistersville Spookhouse located at old Sistersville Middle School, Work Street. The Spookhouse runs between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Cost is $1 per head.

Speaking of children, a group of 5th/6th grade boys posted a perfect undefeated 9-0 season and recently captured the LKC Football Championship trophy. Congrats to these TyCon stars!

TCHS’ yearbook, Excalibur, has arrived! Seniors may pick up their yearbooks at TCHS starting Friday. Underclass students can pick their books up from Yearbook teacher, Brandy Glover-Frye, during 8th period on Friday. Anyone who forgot to order and would like a 2016 yearbook needs to contact Glover-Frye ASAP because extras are extremely limited — the cost is $65. There was a lot of hard work put into this creating the 2016 Excalibur.

In other news, Attention Budget Finance Victims:

Judge Frederick Stamp, Jr., Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, has issued an order regarding victims’ rights in the Budget Finance Case. As previously announced, Donna Brown, 65 of Monroe County, Ohio has pled guilty, but has not been sentenced by the court on three felony counts.

“This was certainly the largest and longest running Ponzi scheme in Wetzel County history, if not in West Virginia history,” Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Haught said. “I intend to request that Ms. Brown receive the maximum sentence under the law of 20 years on each count, consecutively.”

Haught urges victims to submit comments in writing prior to the January 17, 2017 deadline established by the court and to send copies to all parties mentioned in the order. He said these comments are important and may have an impact on the sentence that Brown receives for her crimes.

“They will be made part of the pre-sentence investigation report that the judge reviews prior to sentencing,” Haught said.

Anyone with questions may call the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 866-532-9098. The order may be viewed at the following link www.justice.gov/usao-sdoh/page/file/905451/download

Anyone with news or sports tidbits may send them to mlayton@tylerstarnews.com