WEST LOGAN — The sleepy little haven of West Logan had an uneventful Halloween, other than for record numbers of kids and families out trick-or-treating this year.
That was the message Police Chief Robert Ward gave the town council on Monday.
“We actually ran out of candy” Ward said, noting it was one of the most active Halloweens of recent years.
Ward told councilmembers that October had been a primarily quiet month for his department other than assisting the West Virginia State Police and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department on a call from a person who reported an alleged prowler in their yard.
“When we got there, there was a guy who was literally out of his mind apparently on something,” Ward said, noting that residents in the neighborhood were very concerned that dark and stormy night.
Ward said that the town’s infrastructure problems remain unabated. Part of the road is slipping on Third Avenue and appears to be getting worse.
Ward said the West Logan Street Department is preparing for a possible rough winter by getting the salt barrels ready. “We are trying to store as much salt as we can indoors to keep it from getting affected by moisture.”
Ward said the town had received two offers on the old Chrysler police cruiser and said he recommended selling the vehicle to the first person who showed up with cash. Ward said that if the town has to have the stickers removed from the car the purchaser will have to pay extra.
“We have an old fashioned fuse box that needs to be switched to a breaker box in town hall, Ward said.
In other West Logan news;
• Minutes from the October meeting were read and approved.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.