Rep Noble invites residents to open office hour in Plymouth

first_img27Apr Rep. Noble invites residents to open office hour in Plymouth Categories: Noble News State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth will host an open office hour on Monday, May 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Plymouth Township Office Multi-Function Room, 9955 N. Haggerty Rd.“A government that is accessible and listens to the people is more efficient and effective,” Rep. Noble said. “I always want to hear from residents about state issues and this is a great opportunity to have an open and direct dialogue.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Noble at 517-373-3816 or via email at read more

Rep Griffin bill aiming to increase broadband expansion efforts signed into law

first_img Categories: Griffin News,News Legislator: Less government red tape will allow for faster processLegislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin streamlining requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity of lines and mains beneath the ground. Right-of-way permit requirements vary widely from county to county, creating an arduous process for telecommunication and video service providers when they are working within the right-of-way.House Bill 5097, now Public Act 97 of 2018, places caps on certain permitting costs and helps to accelerate future expansion projects.“Improving internet service quality and speed is a big demand from residents and job providers I speak with in the 66th District,” said Griffin, of Mattawan. “In order for rural areas across the state to attract jobs and residents and compete, reliable access to high-speed broadband is a necessity. We must continue to cut through the red tape and ensure that government is a partner in broadband expansion and not a hindrance. When providers are forced to jump through hoops to do work in one area, plans to expand service in that area, and other areas of the state, will inevitably be impacted negatively.”The proposal advanced through the Michigan House on Feb. 28 and overwhelmingly in a Senate vote on March 21. 04Apr Rep. Griffin bill aiming to increase broadband expansion efforts signed into lawlast_img read more

Trade Not Aid Farmers Organize to Make Noise over Tariffs

first_imgShare22TweetShareEmail22 Shares“Thriving Soybeans,” Don O‘BrienJuly 26, 2018; New York MagazineAre farmers generally happy with the promise of $12 billion in federal aid in return for having their trade relationships interrupted? Not at all. Arguing that it is at best a short-term fix with serious long-term consequences, farmers launched into campaign mode yesterday across rural America. One line was repeated over and over: “Trade over aid!”Eric Levitz in New York Magazine notes that the trade war has already cost US farmers dearly. “The National Farmers Union,” writes Levitz, “estimates that the tariffs foreign countries have placed on American farm products—in retaliation against Trump’s various tariffs—have already cost U.S. agricultural interests $13 billion.”Farmers speaking out yesterday made any number of points in support of this position while trying not to bash the administration entirely. In essence they boiled down to:The money being vastly inadequate even as a short-term plug.The interruption of hard won trade relationships would be disruptive and possibly hard to resume in the long term.The destabilization of the farms would make them unattractive to lenders upon which they depend.Bloomberg reports on this last aspect:Some farmers are going to have some tough conversations with their bankers, said John Heisdorffer, president of the American Soybean Association and himself a grower in Keota, Iowa. While the assistance plan “will help out a little bit,” he said, sour prices will prompt bankers to ask: “Why should I give you money again to operate?”Farmers for Free Trade, a nonprofit advocacy group backed by the American Farm Bureau Federation and major commodity groups like the National Pork Producers Council, is investing $2.5 million in a four-month ad campaign to show the pain caused by Trump’s new trade policies. Farmers for Free Trade formed last year in response to Trump’s potential withdrawal from NAFTA and other administration trade policies.One television ad is set to run on Fox News, CNBC, and CNN, as well as in local television and radio markets in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The ad responds to White House trade adviser Peter Navarro saying on July 19th that the impact of the tariffs are nothing more than a “rounding error.” The ad sends this rebuke: “America’s farmers and factory workers are not a rounding error.”Farmers for Free Trade will also deploy digital and print advertising along with town hall events starting during the August congressional recess. Just when Trump “rages against reality” by demanding that his family, let alone his staff, adhere to the rule that Fox is the only source of approved news, the farmers are bringing their inescapable truth directly to the president where he lives.US farm exports, which enjoyed their third-best year on record in fiscal year 2017 according to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue, are key to the sector’s profitability. Those profits are now under threat after China imposed tariffs on US soybeans and other farm products in retaliation for US tariffs on Chinese manufacturing goods. Trump’s recent $12 billion emergency relief package for farmers includes direct payments to farmers, purchases of agricultural commodities for food-aid programs, and stepped-up promotion of new export markets. National Review reported that the aid will come from the Commodity Credit Corporation, a depression-era program that can borrow $30 billion from the US Treasury without the approval of Congress. Not known for resisting subsidies, farmers are taking issue with this bailout. Government relief is not nearly enough to fill the gap that this emergency of Trump’s own making is creating.While some farm groups applauded the handout, many took it as confirmation that the White House has no intention of calling off its trade war anytime soon. After all, if the president were on the brink of a breakthrough with China, he wouldn’t feel compelled to funnel such large subsidies through an obscure New Deal–era program. On Tuesday, the American Soybean Association demanded a “a longer-term strategy to alleviate mounting soybean surpluses and continued low prices, including a plan to remove the harmful tariffs.” That sentiment was echoed by other agricultural lobbies, including the recently formed Farmers for Free Trade—which is preparing a $2.5 million campaign against the president’s tariffs.This developing story will showcase the consequences of the Trump administration’s trade policies and actions. Farmers for Free Trade intends to make known the real-life costs of farmers, manufacturers, factory workers, and families who are experiencing the loss of jobs, cancelled contracts, and increased prices.—Jim SchafferShare22TweetShareEmail22 Shareslast_img read more

Video technology provider Harmonic has launched a

first_imgVideo technology provider Harmonic has launched a new integrated receiver decoder platform ahead of next week’s NAB show.The ProView 7100 provides transcoding, transport stream descrambling, and MPEG stream processing in a single rack unit. The unit’s SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video decoders and transcoders are designed to enable a range of transport stream distribution and contribution applications, including DVB descrambling and digital turnaround processing. The ProView 7100 performs multiformat video decoding with up to four stereo pairs of audio decoding, descrambles up to four transport streams, and transcodes up to eight channels, according to Harmonic.last_img read more

Englishlanguage teaching channel English Club TV

first_imgEnglish-language teaching channel English Club TV has struck a deal with the Hungarian Cable Communications Association for distribution by members of the association.Ferenc Kery, president of the Hungarian Cable Communications Association, said: “The English Club TV Channel is included in the Agreed Tier on the Cable System. The Hungarian Cable Communications Association is respecting the channel for its efforts since it helps all Hungarian viewers improve their English in the best way.”The latest deal follows one signed between the channel and Latvian Electronic Communications Companies Association, which was created to distribute and promote TV channels in the Baltic States.last_img read more

Turner Broadcasting System TBS has closed its ge

first_imgTurner Broadcasting System (TBS) has closed its general entertainment channel TNT in Turkey. The broadcaster has closed the channel “with immediate effect” as a result of poor performance.“TNT Turkey has not performed and grown according to the business plan. This led to a thorough business review, which concluded with this carefully considered decision,” the company noted in a statement.However, the company, which is owned by Time Warner, said it remained committed to its other Turkish channels including CNN Turk and Cartoon Network Turkey. “Turner will continue to explore expansion opportunities in this important market,” it added.last_img read more

Al RTV a channel aimed at Russias Muslim populat

first_imgAl RTV, a channel aimed at Russia’s Muslim population, has launched, coinciding with the Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.The channel is targeted at the country’s Muslims – accounting for about 8% of the population – principally concentrated in the Republics of Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Karachay-Cherkessia and Dagestan in the North Caucasus and Bashkiria and Tatarstan in the Volga region.Al RTV will be included in pay TV operator Tricolor TV’s satellite offering, according to press reports.Damir Mukhetdinov, the deputy chairman of the Russian Muslim Religious Directorate for European Regions, told Russian radio that the channel would be privately funded and was backed by three individuals. The channel’s chief editor has been named as Rustan Arifdzhanov, vice-president of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio Broadcasting.last_img read more

BAFTA has opened up its British Academy Television

first_imgBAFTA has opened up its British Academy Television Awards and the technical British Academy Television Craft Awards to web-based broadcasters for the first time. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said that the new eligibility was introduced today as entries open for next year’s awards.“We continually strive to ensure our awards remain relevant to the industry, as well as reflecting the trends among the viewing public. We’re in a golden era for storytelling and programme-making, with top-class shows being broadcast online as well as on digital and terrestrial television; the latest update to our rules ensures we celebrate and reward the very best,” said BAFTA’s chief executive, Amanda Berry.last_img read more

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst Ca

first_imgTele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning.Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big believer in mobile and the quad-play. “Our customers expect the best data delivery in the world,” and that there is an expectation that they will get the same experience on mobile as on fixed networks, at least on small screens.Manuel Cubero, CEO, Kabel Deutschland and director, fixed and cable, Vodafone Deutschland, said that TV and internet are converging, along with fixed and mobile networks. He said that Kabel Deutschland had extended its reach via public WiFi. “Vodafone and KD will be an integrated network provider,” he said. “It will take its time to get all services in one invoice but we want to offer nice bundles in the future.”Cubero said that the expertise of Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland supplemented each other and that there are synergies between the two. “We are convinced there will be more fairness to the customer as a result of convergence with an infrastructure-agnostic flat-rate,” he said.Cubero said that mobile would also have a role in bridging the digital divide and providing broadband at reasonable rates to homes in rural areas that can’t be reached by fixed networks.Cubero said LTE had not won a good reputation to date but would have a significant role going forwards.Michael Hagspihl, managing director, marketing, Telekom Deutschland, said that his company was investing EUR23 billion between 2015-20 in mobile and fixed networks, including vectoring based on VDSL. “Telekom is also focusing on the rural areas,” he said. “We also supply broadband to customers in rural areas and we have an objective…that 80% will be supplied by 2020.” He said that fixed and mobile convergence was crucial to Telekom’s forward-looking strategy.Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries struck a more sceptical note, however.Fries said that mobile operators across the continent “are in trouble” as price competition takes its toll. “We are going into mobile with great care. We have four million mobile subs. We have launched in Belgium and the UK. In some markets it can help us round out the bundle and reduce churn, but we are not going in too aggressively. We want to make sure we can make money.”Fries said that the mobile industry is going to consolidate. He said he didn’t thing mobile would be able to deliver the same speeds as fixed but that people want seamless connectivity,, leading to the roll-out by fixed-line operators of WiFi hotspots, using their installed base of WiFi routers. “Our core business will always be in the home. That is where the big pipe is going to reside,” said Fries.last_img read more

An eighth patent claim by Rovi against Virgin Medi

first_imgAn eighth patent claim by Rovi against Virgin Media, related to pausing and resuming programming, has been dismissed by the UK’s High Court today.  The claim centred around pausing and restarting live and on-demand programming on set-top boxes, with Rovi claiming that Virgin Media TiVo’s ability to pause a programme on one set-top box and resume it on another infringed some aspects of a Rovi patent.Judge John Baldwin QC rejected the claim, finding Rovi’s patent to be invalid, and ordered Rovi to reimburse Virgin Media for its legal costs.The ruling marks the eight patent claim to be found invalid that has been brought by Rovi, according to Marks & Clerk Solicitors, which represented Virgin Media and TiVo.“In addition to the invalidation of eight patents in the High Court, Virgin Media has also opposed around 40 Rovi patents at the European Patent Office, resulting in a further six being found invalid so far,” said Will Cook, lead partner of the Virgin Media team at Marks & Clerk.last_img read more

Mike Moriarty AMC Networks International – Central

first_imgMike MoriartyAMC Networks International – Central Europe has acquired Czech and Slovak film channel Film+ from IKO Media Group.Film+, which airs a mix of family entertainment, dramas, classic favourites and contemporary movies, is available via operators including  UPC, FreeSat, Digi TV, SkyLink, Slovak Telekom and O2 as well as smaller providers.With Film+, AMCNI-CE’s film channel portfolio in the Czech Republic will exceed a monthly average reach of 900.000, the company said.“Our main goal with this acquisition is to strengthen our channel portfolio in these two vibrant markets,” said Mike Moriarty, managing director of AMC Networks International – Central Europe.“We recently launched the film and series channel AMC in the CE region, including the Czech and Slovak territories, with premium content such as the AMC-produced series Halt and Catch Fire and The Divide. Through adding Film+, with its award-winning international and local content, we will be offering a strong, multi-channel film portfolio to our distribution partners.”last_img read more

Middle Eastern subscription ondemand service icfl

first_imgMiddle Eastern subscription on-demand service icflix has launched in Kuwait.Icflix has formed a strategic partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait to offer the platform locally. Ooredoo (formerly known as Qatar Telecom) will offer the service free for two months to its Shamel tier customers for a promotional period.Non-Shamel users can access the service for 2.4KD (US$7.99) a month.The deal means icflix originals such as Al Makida and HIV and new Arabic drama Alf Leila Wa Leila (1001 Nights) will be available to Ooredoo customers.Icflix offers a mix of originals, local Middle Eastern shows, Bollywood films and acquired US fare.“This [deal] is great news for those who enjoy watching movies and TV series on the go on their smart phones or tablets,” said Carlos Tibi, CEO, icflix.last_img read more

CNN is to launch a localised digital and mobile ve

first_imgCNN is to launch a localised digital and mobile version of its service for Greece in partnership with DPG Digital Media.The venture will bring, a localised digital and mobile version of CNN to the Greek people.’s remit will be to deliver local and national content from Greek digital network DPG Digital Media,, while also covering big international stories and world events through CNN’s reporting and affiliate network.“As the world’s global news leader, our ambition is to continue to develop the CNN brand and our unparalleled quality of journalism in key markets where there is both a gap and clear appetite for what we do best,” said Rani R. Raad, Chief Commercial Officer, CNN International. “From branded channels and content syndication through our affiliates to high-profile marketing and engagement initiatives, CNN is connecting with more consumers worldwide in a multitude of ways than ever before. In an increasingly digital world, I’m delighted to welcome as a standalone digital CNN-branded news service, launched with a valued partner.”last_img read more

Ooyala is opening an office in Chennai expanding

first_imgOoyala is opening an office in Chennai, expanding its presence in India in a bid to “fuel innovation” and “expand global reach”.The Telstra-owned video publishing, analytics and monetisation firm said that it plans to hire people for the new office in roles spanning engineering, product development, operations, IT, professional services and technical support.Ooyala said the new Chennai office will help it to expand its global presence, providing “another local team for its burgeoning Asia-Pacific customer base”.Customers in this region include Viacom18’s OTT service Voot, Singapore’s Mediacorp, Media Prima in Malaysia and Australia’s National Basketball League and National Rugby League.last_img read more

Sky has introduced a new function on its topend s

first_imgSky has introduced a new function on its top-end set-top boxes allowing viewers to search for programmes using their voices.The voice search will be available to Sky customers with the Sky Q service, which was launched in late 2015 as a premium option for subs.TV tech firm TiVo is delivering the voice search solution, which uses language recognition to allow users to search for films and series across Sky’s linear and on-demand offerings.Users press and hold a voice button on the Sky Q remote and then saying the programme or sporting event they are looking for.Sky claims the search will also work if users say the star, or iconic movie quotes – such as “Say hello to my little friend” – out loud.“We want to make it even faster and easier for [customers] to search, discover and watch TV,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s brand director of TV and content products.“Just ask Sky Q to “show me the money” by pressing the side of the touch remote, making it even easier and faster to find, discover and watch the TV you love.”The voice search was rolled out alongside other new features including the integration of Facebook videos within the current Sky Q photo app.Sky Q is Sky’s most advanced, and expensive, offering. As well as allowing seamless viewing across different sets and devices, it has ultra HD sport, movies, docs and drama content.last_img read more

Netflixs Colombiaset drugrunning drama Narcos i

first_imgNetflix’s Colombia-set drug-running drama Narcos is currently far and away the most in-demand digital original in Italy, according to research outfit Parrot Analytics.Netflix as a whole is currently dominating interest in digital original series in Italy, with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale taking the only non-Netflix space in the country’s most in-demand top 10 digital originals for the week beginning September 18.Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and file-sharing platforms.Narcos, the third season of which debuted at the beginning of September, attracted 7.6 million demand expressions in Italy the week in question, over three million more than second-ranked Stranger Things, with 4.5 million.Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which only debuted in Italy at the end of September on the TIMvision platform, took the number three slot with three million demand expressions in the week running up to its airing.The other titles in the top 10 – all Netflix originals – were Bojack Horseman, Black Mirror, Orange is the New Black, 13 Reasons Why, House of Cards, Ozark and Gilmore Girls: a Year in Life.last_img read more

TMobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a land

first_imgT-Mobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a landmark deal that will bring Viacom TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service, which is scheduled to launch later this year.John LegereThe agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as on-demand viewing. Analysts see it as a further attack on the traditional big bundle PayTV packages that characterised the industry until the advent of SVOD.“Viacom represents the best of the best, most-popular brands on cable, so they are an amazing partner for us,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, in a statement. “TV programming has never been better, but consumers are fed up with rising costs, hidden fees, lousy customer service, non-stop BS. And MacGyvering together a bunch of subscriptions, apps and dongles isn’t much better. That’s why T-Mobile is on a mission to give consumers a better way to watch what they want, when they want.”“Today’s landmark announcement marks a major step forward in our strategy to accelerate the presence of our brands on mobile and other next-generation platforms,” added Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish. “We’re excited to partner with T-Mobile to provide millions of subscribers with access to our networks and more choice.”Not much detail is available on T-Mobile’s mobile TV plans at this point. For example, it is not clear how it will package content or whether it will bundle its TV service with its mobile plans. When launched the service will be available to 80 million customers.last_img read more

Harmonics NSG Exo The timing and nature of the ro

first_imgHarmonic’s NSG ExoThe timing and nature of the rollout of sophisticated CMTS-type equipment at the edge of cable and other fixed networks has emerged as one of the key talking points of this year’s ANGA COM expo in Cologne, as vendors adopt various positions in preparation for the adoption of next-generation broadband technologies by MSOs.Harmonic used the show to launch it NSG Exo distributed CCAP device, which the technology vendor claims will set it apart from rival providers in the space as it combines remote PHY and MAC layers – respectively the layer of a system that handles the physical transmission of data, and the media access controller that handles its generation – in a single device that sits at the edge of the network.David Whitehead, director of pre-sales and technical services at Harmonic, described the NSG Exo as “a small form-factor CMTS…for multiple dwelling units (MDUs) that have existing in-building coax”.“It’s a very simple way of doing doing data and voice over that infrastructure,” he said.Whitehead said Harmonic’s product primarily targets telcos looking to deliver services to the MDU market, while cable operators “do not typically address those MDUs very well or they already have a solution”, he said.The technology is designed to enable service providers, including telcos, to rollout DOCSIS-based data services to the MDU market with a device that sits at the end of their fibre plant, typically in the basement of the apartment building, and enables the provider to deliver services to individual homes via existing in-building coax. According to Harmonic it could also be suitable for cable operators that have yet to roll out DOCSIS 3.0 services and have not yet invested in DOCSIS 3.0 headends.“Today it’s for voice and data although we have built additional capabilities into the box to do IP video – that is on the roadmap of future functionality,” said Whitehead. The indoor version of the product will be commercially available in the third quarter of this year, he said.“The distributed architecture approach to CCAP puts different pieces of the functionality in different places. This is directly in line with our larger CCAP solutions – there is nothing proprietary,” said Whitehead. He contrasted this with solutions that split the MAC and PHY layers, most typically by deploying a remote PHY device and retaining the MAC layer at the headend. “With the MAC at a different location you have to do the [communication between the two] in a proprietary way,” he said.Other technology vendors have deployed remote PHY products ahead of a fully remote CCAP architecture becoming standard.At ANGA COM, technology provider Teleste announced a tie-up with CCAP-compliant CMTS vendor Casa Systems to deploy a remote PHY-based next-generation access system.Hanno Narjus, senior vice-president, video and broadband solutions, Teleste, said that Casa Systems would upgrade its CMTS to support a remote PHY architecture while Teleste would provide QAM and OFDM modulators in the optical node at the edge of the network.“We need the protocols in place to ensure that the Casa back office works with our remote PHY solution,” he said.Narjus said he believed the solution would meet CableLabs standards, even though the communication between MAC and PHY layers of a distributed system has yet to be fully standardised. “We are confident a standard will be produced. We believe that we can launch these solutions with the best time to market, and we are working parallel to the standards development,” he said.Large marketNarjus said Teleste and Casa Systems expect to have a proof of concept in place by the end of this year and that he did not not believe there would be deployments of the technology ahead of standards being in place. However, he said Teleste wants to be in a position where it can deliver products to the market quickly once the standard is set.Narjus said that the main difference between distributed CCAP and remote PHY is that with the latter the cable modem control functionality resides in the CMTS.“We don’t take sides on remote PHY versus distributed CCAP. But for major MSOs the likelihood is they will adopt remote PHY because they have got legacy CMTS systems in place, and they want to keep as much as possible in the central office,” he said. “Distributed CCAP is more viable for greenfield operators or telcos that don’t have the legacy CMTS infrastructure. For major MSOs, remote PHY will be the next evolutionary step.”Narjus said that Teleste could support both architectures. “There are different segments and markets and we can serve both telcos and cable segments as well as both established and developing markets,” he said.Narjus believes the potential market for such solutions is very large. He points out that millions of MDUs across Europe have coax inside that is typically used to deliver a communal satellite or terrestrial signal to homes but is not connected to a network. There is also a large potential market in the hospitality sector, he said.Arris, a major CMTS vendor, is also planning to deploy remote PHY products ahead of distributed CCAP. According to Cornel Ciocirlan, chief technology officer, EMEA at Arris, one of the main factors leading operators to take a step-by-step route towards a more distributed architecture is the fact that they have not hitherto deployed such sophisticated equipment out in the field in uncontrolled conditions.“Distributed CCAP makes sense is some specific situations but not for the majority of the operator networks out there. It is a bridge too far right now because they need to be comfortable with putting such a complex device out in the field,” he said.Ciocirlan said that the digitisation of optical transmission enabled by both technologies offers a major incentive to operators to invest in the infrastructure. For major cable operators such as Comcast in the US, the deployment of remote PHY and digitisation of the fibre network allows them to extend the life of their existing network and take advantage of the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard to deliver higher-speed services.last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet “It’s unclear yet as to how long this will take but I’ve been assured that the large cordon is essential at this early stage. “If you need out for work etc the best way is along the black-pads and head towards Rossnagalliagh.”A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police are currently at the scene of a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Fairview Road area of Derry this morning.“The road is closed at Galliagh Park and Knockalla Park to the Moss Road roundabout. Diversions are in place. “Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”No further details regarding the incident have been released.Police dealing with ‘serious incident’ in Derry – Tierney was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Cllr Brian TiereneygalliaghParkview RoadPolicePolice dealing with ‘serious incident’ in Derry – TierneyPSNI SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney says police are currently dealing with “what seems to be a very serious incident” in Galliagh this morning. It follows a one vehicle collision in Fairview Road area.“Most of the area is cordoned off,” says Cllr Tierney.last_img read more

FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatchPolitical News

first_img FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatchPolitical News Town Of Pineville Votes In New Mayor And Approves Levy By Tyler BarkerJun 12, 2018, 23:11 pm 725 0 PINEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Election results for the Town Of Pineville in Wyoming County are now in. Voters elected a new mayor and also approved a levy to help fund the park and pool. For Mayor:Winner: Mike Rodak – 112 Votes Jason Smyth – 103 VotesFor Recorder:Winner: Vicki Knight Clay – 183 VotesFor Council: 5 SeatsWinner: Jack Harvey Bias – 160 Votes Mike Clay – 160 Votes Debbie Wiles – 144 Votes Robert Warner – 144 Votes Norma Warner – 134 Votes Jeffrey Hylton – 115 VotesLevy:Winner: For Levy – 157 Votes Against Levy – 61 VotesThe levy will be used to fund the park and pool which has been closed because of the lack of funding. Next PostMan Accused of Setting His Fiancé on Fire Pleads Guilty Home NewsWatch Featured Town Of Pineville Votes In New Mayor And Approves Levy Tumblr Twitter Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at Pinterestcenter_img Linkedin Mail Previous PostCaller begs 911 dispatcher to send help as boat sinks during storm Facebook Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more