Gilmer County

July 10, 1889: Historian Boyd Stutler Born in Gilmer County

Jul 10, 2019
Boyd Stutler
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Historian Boyd Stutler was born in Gilmer County on July 10, 1889. At 18, he became the owner, editor, and publisher of the Grantsville News in neighboring Calhoun County. Three years later, Stutler was elected mayor of Grantsville.

During World War I, he rose to the rank of sergeant. Throughout his life, Stutler remained active in veterans’ affairs. He served as managing editor of the American Legion magazine for 18 years. And, as a war correspondent in the Pacific, he witnessed the official Japanese surrender ending World War II.

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Two county magistrates in West Virginia have been indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from use of a bonding company operated by the family of one of the magistrates.

 

Prosecutors said in a news release that 47-year-old Lewis County Magistrate Roger D. Clem Jr., of Weston, and 57-year-old Gilmer County Magistrate Alton L. Skinner II, of Sand Fork, were indicted Tuesday.

 

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Attorneys for a lesbian couple say they're receiving a public apology and $10,000 in damages from a county clerk's office in West Virginia where they were disparaged when applying for a marriage license last year. Amanda Abramovich and Samantha Brookover sued Gilmer County Deputy Clerk Debbie Allen and Clerk Jean Butcher, saying Allen told the couple while processing their application that they were an "abomination," what they were doing was wrong and that God would "deal" with them.