Hancock officials honor longtime employee

Commissioners make appointments

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission reappointed two representatives to an area board, and recognized the service of a long-time county employee.

During Thursday’s meeting, commissioners reappointed John Sorrenti and Bill Tice to the Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board of Directors.

Sorrenti and Tice will continue to represent the Private Business Sector of the board. Sorrenti will have a three-year term running from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Tice has a two-year term running from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.

Commissioners also celebrated the 28-year career of Patricia Dillon. Dillon is retiring from her position as chief deputy circuit court clerk in the county, although she will be taking a position in the office of First Judicial Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson. Sandy Casto is the new chief deputy clerk of the county Circuit Court office.

In other actions, the commissioners:

¯ Approved the advertisement of two positions for the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board. Both positions are for a full term ending June 30, 2022. One seat is open to members from any of the three county districts while the other seat must be filled by someone from the Clay district. Interested parties need to submit their name, address and phone number by 2:30 p.m., June 17 to either the Hancock County Commission Office, P.O. Box 485, New Cumberland W.Va. 26047 or email commission@hanwv.org.

¯ Approved the April 2019 Animal Shelter report and shelter expenses.

¯ Approved Charlotte Wentz, Alyssa Wolfe, Heather Hinerman and Jacob Eureka to be part-time employees for the Hancock County Animal Shelter. These positions took effect Friday.

¯ Accepted the contract with Billy Pryor of General Contracting for the Hancock County Dog Park at Gas Valley Sports Complex.

¯ Approved April Manypenny Raines as a part-time assistant prosecutor. She will assume her duties on July 1 and will make $33,000 per year.

¯ Approved exoneration orders, general county bills and the levies for the Animal Shelter, Library and Sheltered Workshop.

(Riedel can be contacted at jriedel@reviewonline.com)