Chasing Ice movie

Chasing Ice

Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.

Vienna Library, 23rd St. at River Rd., Vienna WV

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.” See more at: This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wood County

Huntington League’s April Bulletin

The Huntington League will sponsor two candidates meetings – April 22, 6:30 at Woodlands; May 1, 7 pm Junior League Community Center

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LWVMM Hosts Candidate Forum

Press Release

Katie Heller

Anna Blankenship


The Morgantown League of Women Voters will host a primary candidate forum for those running for the House of Delegates from Districts 49 and 51. It will take place on Wednesday April 16 from 7 to 9 pm in Rhododendron Room in the WVU Mountainlair student union on the downtown campus.

The candidates will have time to introduce themselves and then answer questions from the audience. The forum is open to the public and refreshments will be served at the end, allowing time for attendees to meet with the candidates. Parking will be available in the Mountainlair garage.

For more information, call Catherine Lozier, 304-599-8233 or visit



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Inside. 2014 Legislative update and its impact on LWV WV priorities.

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Voters Guide Coming April 24

Voters Guide Coming April 24

The LWV of West Virginia’s Voters Guide for candidates for the US Senate and House of Representatives in the May 13, 2014 Primary Election will be posted on or about April 24. Please check back then to read the candidates’ responses to questions from the League.

Last day to register to vote is April 22

Early voting starts April 30, ends May 10. Contact your local county clerk for hours and location(s).

Last day to request an absentee ballot is May 7.

Wood County Voter March 2014

LWV Wood County Annual Meeting March 27 Guest Speaker Christina Myer, Executive Editor of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel See details in March Voter

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March 2014 Morgantown Newsletter

March 11 Membership Meeting

Bring a friend!

Local Program Planning

At the Annual Meeting this May, our Proposed Local Program for 2014-2015 will be presented for approval. Our League is a grassroots organization where members and interested citizens may participate in planning. While non-members cannot participate in the consensus portion of program planning, they can be part of the meeting. This is why we encourage you to ask at least one individual you know to attend our Membership Meeting at Eat’n Park on March 11, 7-9pm, especially individuals interested in “hot” issues.

Program planning is a three-part process that is a core component of the League’s mission. It is composed of study on issues, consensus on what action to take, and advocating with one voice for that action. Our current programs include Local Government, Voters Service, Planning, Natural Resources, Transportation, and Social Justice. Programs are the foundation we build on to advocate for positive change. Arrive at 7pm, if you want to order a snack, dessert or meal. At 7:30pm, we will review existing studies for each program and open the floor for desired additions/changes and new programs that citizens would be interested in. It is that simple!

Remember, even if you cannot attend the meeting on the 11th, or if it is canceled due to the weather, you may still submit recommendations to until the 17th, or attend the board meeting on that same date at the Morgantown Public Library, 6-8pm when the Board considers the recommendations of all members.

League program planning occurs on the national, regional, state, and local levels. Local Leagues, like ours, can play a direct role in developing these programs on all these levels. The positions that result from these programs include LWVUS’s Impact on Issues, LWVWV’s League Issues in West Virginia and LWVMM’s Consensus Positions. They can be found at these links:

LWVMM: (2013-14 Local Program)



Members of the Natural Resources committee have been working with the group to publicize the possible placing of an injection well for fracking waste water near Deckers Creek. Energy Corporation of America (ECA) is currently determining the feasibility of a site outside Masontown, 500 ft from the rail trail and Deckers Creek.

The League helped with a petition gathering effort in Masontown, WV early in February where many Masontown citizens (including the mayor of Masontown) registered their fears about spills and leakage of the toxic wastewater into the Deckers Creek and their underground water.

The League is also working with a planning committee of to bring a speaker to Morgantown to talk about the realities and dangers of fracking wastewater injection wells, and what has happened around the country where there are hundreds in place. There are already at least 70 injection wells in West Virginia. Our Board has registered its opposition with ECA on the placement of one near Deckers Creek.

The next meeting of is March 12, Wednesday, at 6:30 pm at the Isaak Walton League Clubhouse. All members of the League of Women Voters are welcome. Call Kitty Lozier, 304-599-8233 for directions or a ride. See the Website at for details about the organization.



The League is sponsoring a Board of Education Candidate Forum on April 23, Wednesday, at 7pm at the Village at Heritage Point. Candidates this year are incumbents Clarence Harvey, Central District; Michael Kelly, Western District; and Barbara Parsons Schauff, Central District. A new candidate, Robert Lynn Core, will also be on the ballot.

On May 13, the Board of Education contest will be a final election rather than a primary. The three candidates with the most votes will be on the Board of Education.

The League is also sponsoring a House of Delegates Candidate Forum. There are seven Democrats and seven Republicans running inthe primary. Five from each party will be elected to run in the fall. The forum will be April 16, Wednesday, 7-9pm, at the Rhododendron room in the Mountainlair.


The second workshop, What d’ ya know .. About Monongalia County Government was well attended, and educational. You can now access all documents and presentations from the complete series at

Lyn Widmyer

Ora Ash

Slide: 5 member commission

John Sofranko

.. And we had an exciting Legislators Forum – Dec. 2! 

Also in this issue, check out the Calendar for important dates.   Annual Meeting is being planned for May 14, 1 day after Election Day!

LWVMM Newsletter March 2014


Huntington’s March 2014 bulletin

Source Water Protection Meeting on March 17, 7 pm

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What D’ya Know … About Monongalia County Government?

Below is the complete workshop with links to all the documents and presentations from the November 6, 2013 Morgantown Local Government event!  This was the second of two workshops, the first being the  What D’ya Know … About City Government? workshop.


Workshop #2 on Local Government: “What d’ ya know –

About Monongalia County Government” 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 7-9 p.m.

Location: Sheriff’s Department

Room 222


Purpose of 2013 Workshops on Local Government: To give League members and other interested persons an opportunity to update their awareness of the operations of our local government and consider pertinent current issues relating to both City and County government. Part I (in March) and Part II (in November.)


Goal: To increase informed and active participation in local government.


Workshop Program 

What d’ ya know?” – A distribution of a multiple choice “pre-test” which people can take while others are arriving, perhaps take home, and then correct themselves

Welcome and Orientation – Lyndell Millecchia

Grab a “stool” and let’s talk together about how things operate around here!”

A session on the components of Monongalia County Government, some related questions and issues — Don Spencer and Kitty Lozier


Three Issues – A Panel Presentation

“Practical Experience on a Five Member County Commission”
- Lyn Widmyer, County Commissioner from Jefferson County

“County Finance and Budgeting in Monongalia County”
- Ora Ash, Head of Local Governmental Services Division WV State Auditor’s Office

“Accessibility and Transparency in Monongalia County Government”
- John Sofranko


Wood County Voter February 2014

LWV Wood County February 24, 2014 Meeting on Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives (Common Core) March 27 Annual Meeting Chasing Ice movie rescheduled for April 28 Legislative Update

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