BY PAIGE CLINE
Editor's Note: We continue our review of 2011 with news highlights from April to June.
A grant from the West Virginia Coalfields Highway Safety Program funded a Route 52 Project for extra patrols to monitor DUIs and reckless driving.
Cliffs Natural Resources donated $15,000 to The Way, a new youth center planned in Mullens.
A new PIneville Elementary School was funded by the SBA. The SBA will provide $7.4 million plus $2 million in emergency funds for the $11.7 million project.
Michael McCoy, 28, of Mullens, was charged with felony destruction of property and attempted grand larceny in connection with trying to steal copper by cutting down phone lines.
Wyoming County Surveyor Sefton Stewart turned in a report showing that Oceana Mayor Nola Rose lived a few feet outside the city limits.
Wyoming County ranked No. 53 of 55 counties in health ratings published by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.
Oceana Mayor Nola Rose resigned, and Councilman John Roach was named as the new mayor.
Acting Governor Earl Tomblin visited Pineville.
The Board of Education decided to build the Pineville Elementary next door to Pineville Middle School.
Wyoming County held its first Drug Take Back Day.
There were 10 new inductees to the Oceana High School Hall of Fame.
A drug abuse summit was held at Twin Falls Resort State Park. Federal, state and local officials attended.
A 13-year-old girl, Dreama Walls of Lynco, died in a head-on collision on Route 971.
Twin Falls held an open house to give the public a look at its $7 million upgrade and expansion.
A dropout prevention session was held at Westside High School.
Tudor's Biscuit World announced it would be opening a restaurant in Pineville.
Wyoming East's baseball team reached the AA state finals before falling to Chapmanville.
The first meeting of a committee preparing for a community service initiative by the Boy Scouts was held in the County Commission conference room.
A dedication ceremony was held for the new lodge at Twin Falls.
Jerry Lambert, 46, of New Richmond, died in a single-car accident near Wyoming East.
Andrea Lea Lester,31, of North Spring, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with injecting "cooked down" oxycodone into a friend.
The Board of Education voted to continue drug testing of high school athletes.
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