KEYSER - The vote for the City of Keyser to increase its city limits to the south was unanimous among the Mineral County commissioners Tuesday, as president Richard Lechliter said that the approval was “valuable to the police agencies.”

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - The vote for the City of Keyser to increase its city limits to the south was unanimous among the Mineral County commissioners Tuesday, as president Richard Lechliter said that the approval was “valuable to the police agencies.”
The area which Keyser requested to be made part of the city limits is located on the east side of U.S. Route 220 up to Southern Drive, and also includes Southern Drive itself to the west of Route 220.
Lechliter said before the annexation, needed investigations would be taken care of by the sheriff’s department, and now, “The city police can handle this.”
The area to be now part of the city involves several businesses along east U.S. Route 220 and one private residence on Southern Drive.
Karol Ashenfelter, Keyser City Council member, spoke and she said, “In my opinion, we should take the city clear to Stoney Run.”