KEYSER - The North/South Corridor Project was named as a top priority as Mineral County commissioner Richard Lechliter asked his fellow commission members on Tuesday to give a resolution of support for this project.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - The North/South Corridor Project was named as a top priority  as Mineral County commissioner Richard Lechliter asked his fellow commission members on Tuesday to give a resolution of support for this project.
Lechliter said the resolution would be used to “push the efforts forward” in the advancement of the roadway project through The Greater Cumberland Committee.
Part of the wording of the resolution, which was approved by the county commission, was that the completed highway project would be in the “best interest of citizens, businesses, and government organizations to promote and work jointly to have Corridor H come through Mineral County.”
In early 2019, the Mineral County Development Authority also determined that the North/South Highway Project was a top priority for this area.
This highway project that will connect the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia has been in the making for over 20 years, and when completed is expected to bring economic development in all three states.
In other business, two new deputies for the county were recently hired by the sheriff’s department and they are Tyler Biggs and Logan Bucklew.
Another listing of citizens that were recently appointed by the commission to various entities include: Chad Lindsay and Steve Rexrode, to the 911 Advisory Committee; Chris Guynn, to the Ambulance Authority; Gerald Frantz, to the Building Commission; Leroy House, to the County Civil Service Committee; and Shannon White, to the Parks and Recreation Committee.