Marshall Memo: Changes to Default Tax Sales; education week; and Family Services – Wheeling Intelligencer | Team Cansler


The Marshall County Delinquent Real Estate Tax List was sent to the State Auditor’s Office on Oct. 31, but the sale will not happen in November as it has for many years.

In fact, Marshall County will no longer be involved in the actual tax sale.

Last Tuesday, the county’s tax commissioner, Amy Carmichael, appeared before the Marshall County Commission and asked for their permission to release the 2021 real estate tax delinquent list on site.

At the request of Commissioner Mike Ferro, supported by Commissioner John Gruzinskas, Carmichael’s application was approved.

At that meeting, Carmichael briefed the commissioners on some of the changes made by state officials dealing with the defaulting property tax issue.

The next sale will take place between April and June under the leadership of officials from the state audit office.

Carmichael said she is awaiting additional information from the Auditor’s Office looking into the sale.

Several other matters came before the commissioners on Tuesday, including:

– Commissioners voted to grant Marshall County Chamber of Commerce $2,500 for Moundsville Christmas parade.

– As Christmas Eve is a Saturday and Christmas Day is a Sunday, the Commissioners have also requested that 23 and 26 December be approved as closing dates.

– On personnel matters, the Marshall County Assessor’s Office has been granted approval to hire Tammy Hill for that office effective November 28.

She has been with the District Attorney for more than 20 years.

The Moundsville Area Ministerial Association will sponsor their annual Community Thanksgiving service Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Ash Avenue Church of God.

There will be special music, readings, prayers and hymns.

“The Singing Shepherds” will also sing. This group consists of some ministers from the Moundsville Area Ministerial Association.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable foods such as canned goods or pasta to support the Body and Soul Food Kitchen.

This past week, Marshall County schools celebrated American Education Week.

This was preceded by the signing of a proclamation at which Marshall County Schools Superintendent Shelby Haines was joined by Board of Education members, county administrators, union officials, and Marshall County Commissioners.

This year’s theme was “Together for Safe, Just & Equitable Schools,” where American Education highlighted the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from pre-K to college, and the need for everyone, to be or to do their part in making public schools great.

Each day of the week had its own theme during which faculty, staff and students celebrated the Marshall County Schools community.

This year’s celebration was very special as it marked the 100th year of American Education Week, which began with the National Education Association and American Legion as co-sponsors.

The following year, the US Office of Education co-sponsored the week-long celebration.

Since then, more than a dozen sponsors, including the U.S. Department of American Education and the American Federation of Teachers, have joined the founders of this annual event, which is now recognized each year the week before Thanksgiving, according to Tony Wood, communications coordinator for Marshall County Schools .

Paula Calvert was the speaker at the Moundsville Lions Club meeting last Tuesday and discussed the activities of the Family Service – Upper Ohio Valley Agency.

The bulk of her presentation covered van transport services and the nutrition program for seniors, although there was also information on support services, home care, and wellness and recreational activities for seniors offered by this agency.

As for overall senior services, it is a private non-profit organization funded in part by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, the Northwest Area Agency on Aging-PSA9, the City of Wheeling , the Marshall County Commission, along with insurance agencies and various state, state, local and corporate grants.

Van Transportation helps seniors with easy transportation to appointments, nutrition sites, the senior center, and other important destinations.

The services provided are based on donations.

The Senior Nutrition Program provides weekday lunches for those age 60 and older and also includes community activities at Family Services locations in Ohio and Marshall Counties.

Also offered is home delivery of meals for seniors who qualify.

Calvert explained that both the Van Transportation and Senior Nutrition Programs need volunteers.

The Moundsville Opus Music Club, along with the Gentleman Singers, will perform their Christmas Concert on December 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the John Marshall High School Performing Arts Center.

There will also be performances by the John Marshall Choir, which will be made up of a special selection.

Dave Scherrick is the opus director while Leslie Garrett will be the pianist.

Today (Saturday) is the big day that Moundsville rings in Christmas with its annual Christmas Parade.

This event begins at 2:00 p.m. from Second Street and Jefferson Avenue and heads south on Jefferson to Eighth Street.

The parade will consist of 96 different parade entries, with Santa being the final attraction.

The Marshall County Animal Rescue League hosts its annual dinner on December 9th.

Reservations can be made by calling 304-845-2081 or 304-312-8222.

The event will be hosted by Bob’s Lunch.

Proceeds go to MCARL, which helps citizens spay or neuter their pets.



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