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By Editor Edison- CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

We are less than two weeks into 2016 and several Cottrill Estate Issues are on the Circuit Court Docket this year. Monday January 11th Michael Murphy the executor of the Cottrill Estate had a status hearing on his appeal of the rejected final settlement involving the Cottrill Estate. The Docket number is 15C-33. There is also another docket number still on the books for Mike Murphy which is 15C-20, in which Judge Alsop took action by writing a letter to the County Commission requesting that they finish up the final accounting after five years of languishing in the courts.

In a recent GFP article, it was mentioned that Larry Chapman got Linda Huff to serve as fiduciary commissioner, so that was a very positive action, which resulted in a job well done. But, also, it is important to mention that as reported previously, Brian Kennedy really came through by doing his home work, and for being familiar with the facts of the accounting, and seemed to be the only commissioner to actually read the well written Linda Huff report on the matter, which left issues very clear and solvable. It has taken FIVE LONG YEARS to make this much progress, but for the progress we should be glad that some very important and pertinent facts came to the surface and are no longer in question.

Dave Ramezan of the Gilmer Free Press ONCE AGAIN under attack by the POWERS that BE from Glenville, WV thinking that DAVE is the one that runs REVENGE of the GHOST WOLF when everybody knows Dan Bingman President of the Council of Concerned Citizens for Central West Virginia is soley responsible for that website. Nobody said, the self appointed POWERS THAT BE couldn't sometimes be CLUELESS IDIOTS, so there, I said it!!

Dave Ramezan(above depicted in cartoon)of the Gilmer Free Press is ONCE AGAIN under attack by the POWERS that BE from Glenville, WV thinking that DAVE is the one that runs REVENGE of the GHOST WOLF when everybody knows MUSIC gets you HIGH and the President of the Council of Concerned Citizens for Central West Virginia is solely responsible for that website …AND So it GOES!
Nobody said, the self appointed POWERS THAT BE couldn’t sometimes be CLUELESS IDIOTS, so there, I said it!!

I paid the Circuit Court Clerk Karen Elkin the required fee for the documents needed to report this matter and was shocked by the accounting Mike Murphy presented. I was more concerned because what has been COMPLETELY IGNORED during this whole accounting debacle is that the Cottrill Estate has an unsolved still under investigation WRONGFUL DEATH of WILLARD COTTRILL case ongoing, in which NOTHING has been done, and NO PROGRESS has been made, and there seems to be NO INTEREST in bringing the wrongdoers to justice. This matter of the STILL – UNDER INVESTIGATION – BUT DOING NO INVESTIGATING is exactly what we need to be thinking about here in Gilmer County during the 2016 election. We need someone that can do the simple job of conducting an investigation, not make excuses that are never ending.

NOBODY in law enforcement and not even the prosecutor had even mentioned the fact that the person that allegedly administered the deadly dose of Morphine is also married to the executor of the estate! Now I ask you, don’t you think that SITUATION brings a big ole RED FLAG? But, in Gilmer County, this type of thing seems to be OK, as long as you are the type that might like to spread a little money around to the right people and then the GOOD OLE BOYS are in control and the local print media will report what they are paid to report and there will be NO INVESTIGATION and SOON PEOPLE WILL JUST FORGET …and that my friends is HOW THEY DO IT DOWN IN GILMER COUNTY.

Gilmer County is the poor sparsely populated county where public officials are quick to say, “Well I wasn’t there then….” when something goes wrong. Boy oh boy if I only had a dollar a holler for every time I heard that one. Here is a clue for ya all from someone with years and years and years of experience of hearing this statement. Usually, when you hear that statement from someone, you can BET that, the person in question most certainly was there then, and most likely guilty as sin of even your worst fears pertaining to that particular situation.

These are important things to consider while you are in Gilmer County, because for years now Gilmer County is known for making up its own rules.

All of these non-rule rules have been applied when the Cottrill Estate is considered.

After looking hard at all of these facts and studying the accounting, just days ago, I called the Cottrill Estate Executor Mike Murphy to ask him some questions about why he is making his appeal, and his answer was that he was trying to pursue getting the estate closed.

I asked him did he have a comment pertaining to the fact the final accounting was disapproved. And disapproved was the exact word I used in my query of Murphy. Mike Murphy said that the Cottrill Estate Accounting WAS approved, and that I should confirm that with Jean Butcher the Gilmer County Commission Clerk. Mike Murphy informed me that Jean Butcher had issued some order, and that the accounting had been approved.

I informed Mike Murphy that I was the reporter that had written all the Cottrill Estate articles in the GFP going back four years, and further, that when anyone wanted facts about that case, usually they asked me about it. I then asked him if he had read Linda Huffs report to the commission, and he never really answered that question, but he did structure a rather long, meaningless retort using rhetoric that made absolutely no sense. I had to laugh a little at his answer for it seemed he was still sticking to his story that nothing was wrong and that it had always been in the plans that the accounting would be approved, and in his opinion it was approved, and that it was a matter of natural, normal procedure, and that if I were to call Jean Butcher at the courthouse, and I would find that all to be true just like he said.

My interview with Mike Murphy soon ended because he was answering my questions by talking in circles using a bunch of useless words that meant nothing, which I found quite frustrating.

Soon, I had Jean Butcher on the phone. Jean Butcher flatly denied ALL statements made by Mike Murphy and reported to me, the answer I knew to be true, for I watched the video of the Gilmer County Commission meeting where the final settlement was rejected due to discrepancies of a major concern pointed out by the special fiduciary commissioner Linda Huff.

I then called Karen Elkin Gilmer County Circuit Clerk to get a copy of 15C-33 and in Mike Murphy’s own words he states the reason for his appeal to the commission was due to the “REJECTED SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE,” and those were in his own words. Therefore, Murphy knew he was being untruthful.

I called Mike Murphy back at his home in New York to inform him that I did as he requested that I called the County Commission Clerk, and I left a message on his machine that she DENIED his statement, adding, “She flatly denied all you said about the final accounting being approved!” However, I certainly knew at the time Murphy was making that false statement that it was indeed false, and sadly had made me doubt the man’s integrity, and ability to serve as an executor of ANY estate.

Liz Butcher on the left loving, touching, and squeezing her sister Sexy Lexy Butcher, together, they are known as the infamous BUTCHER BITCHES!! Terri Butcher, of the law firm Butcher and Butcher, the law firm that allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the AJ WOOFTER estate, but even though, it had been proven some laws were most likely broken, like not doing an accounting yearly, for TWELVE FUCKING YEARS, local law enforcement led by Mickey Metz did not do anything about it, although complaints were made. The same sort of effect has taken place with the COTTRILL ESTATE, so,therefore, it is VERY APPROPRIATE to include the Butcher Bitches is this report of the Cottrill Estate just to remind Gilmer County Concerned Citizens, that some people in Gilmer County can do what-ever-the-fuck they want, and not one god dam thing is ever going to happen to them, especially if you were to be a child of one of the POWER ELITE that belong to the CHURCH of IKE!!!

Liz Butcher on the left loving, touching, and squeezing her sister Sexy Lexy Butcher, together, they are known as the infamous BUTCHER BITCHES!! Who’s their daddy? Terri Butcher, of the law firm Butcher and Butcher, the law firm that allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the AJ WOOFTER estate, but even though, it had been proven some laws were most likely broken, like not doing an accounting yearly, for TWELVE FUCKING YEARS, local law enforcement led by Mickey Metz did not do anything about it, although complaints were made. The same sort of effect has taken place with the COTTRILL ESTATE, so,therefore, it is VERY APPROPRIATE to include the Butcher Bitches in this report of the Cottrill Estate just to remind Gilmer County Concerned Citizens, that some people in Gilmer County can do what-ever-the-fuck they want, and not one god dam thing is ever going to happen to them, especially if you were to be a child of one of the POWER ELITE that belong to the CHURCH of IKE!!!

Another MAJOR ISSUE involving the Cottrill estate is the matters of what many people say was a land fraud scheme that got a former Lewis County resident, Richard Neal a pretty good deal on about 40 acres of property. He paid around 25 thousand in cash and tossed in an orange 1968 Camaro.

These issues involve the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill, Marlea Cottrill who got the commissions attention when she pleaded her case before them as far back as November of 2013.

A March 2016 Circuit Court matter is on the docket. Neal sued Cottrill trying to force her to sign over her share of the property, but she refuses to do so and has every right to refuse to do so. Neal sued Marlea Cottrill, and then asks the court to order her not to bring any actions against him, which led to Cottrill filing a counter claim. So come spring time the dispute of rightful ownership will be before the circuit court and so far Cottrill has not been paid for her share of the property Neal believes he purchased. Without proper consideration there can be NO SALE according to Linda Huff the fiduciary commissioner. That matter is the main concern of the final settlement being approved , so therefore marries those two circuit court cases together.

2016 is an election year in West Virginia, and rumors have been flying about Mickey Metz once again running for Sheriff. Mickey Metz was first to deal with the Cottrill estate wrongful death complaint and NO PROGESS has been made, since he first got the case. An FOIA was served on the Sheriff’s office a while back and Sheriffs Gerwig answer to the FOIA was the wrongful death was still under investigation, therefore no information could be released, but before he made that statement, when first contacted, Gerwig stated, “He wasn’t there then, when the wrongful death took place.” Actually, Gerwig was the CHIEF DEPUTY, second in command and was MOST CERTAINLY there then, so that answer considering the FOIA request was WEAK and very typically Gilmer County. SHERIFF GERWIG used that same excuse when over 300,000 dollars of County tax collections was discovered left over from the Metz regime that was not distributed to the people that needed it, like the Ambulance service, and the schools, and the senior programs etc.

I have heard it said, that the difference between GOOD and EVIL runs right down the Gilmer County line, and I believe that is often the case. Richard Neal was served with a protection order for his harassment of Ruth Mitchell who is allowed to live on the Cottrill Estate for the rest of her life by a Supreme Court ruling. This matter was decided in the magistrate court of Alton Skinner, as reported in a prior article, but when my associate Lawrence Smith formerly of the WV record and several other WV newspapers inquired about documents pertaining to the order against Neal, and his alleged application for a false and ridiculous order against Mitchell, Smith was told by a secretary that no paper work existed when both Smith and myself knew this answer was false.

I decided at that point to call Linda James the magistrate clerk to make arrangements to obtain those documents, someone else answered her regular line, and when I identified myself by name I was immediately hung up on. I called back and the phone rang and rang and rang with no answer for the rest of that day. Within minutes of this incident I was on the phone to the Supreme Court. I will be filing a formal complaint about the actions of the magistrate’s office in regard to request by the press for court documents. The Supreme Court is supporting my complaint and I was assured they will get to the bottom of this unfortunate occurrence, and there may be consequences for the bad behavior.

The courts are suppose to make fair and equitable judgments and honor the 4th estate, but that IS NOT always the way it goes in Gilmer County. The 4th estate is represented by the news media commonly known as the “Press,” and the press should have access to public trials allowing for freedom of the press and freedom of speech, but those still seem to be fighting words in Central West Virginia. Freedom of the press, is a THREAT in Glenville, West Virginia, and we are working hard to try to bring this area out of the dark ages, and more in sync with the rest of the world, but in Crooked County down by the Crooked River, for the foreseeable future the powers that be will always try to suppress the important issues, and SO IT GOES.

Well, there’s one thing to try
Everybody knows
Music gets you high
Everybody grows and so it goes

You’re the lips that make the laughter
You’re the sunshine in the snow
Shining out on everything you feel
You’re the bird that stole my cherry
On the island far below
Finding out that everything is real

Well, there’s one thing to try down by the Crooked County line
Although JUSTICE may be a lie, everybody knows,
Gilmer County is corrupt as hell
Music gets you high while those Crooked County Crooks will make sure you die
Everybody knows and so it goes

The Free Press WVEvery once in a while, the courts, local law enforcement and the fine citizens of Gilmer County all work together for the greater good and take the action of finally putting their foot down so to speak when it comes to crimes that are abusive and outrageous, perpetrated by a person or persons who have worn out their welcome with bad language, bad deeds, and all done in bad faith.

We even noticed Gerald B Hough, the Prosecuting Attorney for Gilmer County, who is understaffed, and often has a tremendous work load has taken time out to personally get to the bottom of some of the unfortunate goings on involving the long drawn out Cottrill estate debacle, including taking a trip out to the remote Linn, WV property and having a look around for himself, while discussing all the facts with the victim Ruth Mitchell.

On October the 18th 2013 Ruth Mitchell was given the right to live in the home she shared with the deceased Willard Cottrill by a vote of 4 to 1 handed down from the West Virginia Supreme Court. A decision by the Supreme Court is usually final, but for some reason, many were not happy with the decision of the Supreme Court and refused to honor the final court ruling, which led to Ruth Mitchell being forced out of her home last February 2015 by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s office, while being threatened by a Gilmer County Sheriff Deputy with never again being allowed to be on the property. The manner of which Ruth Mitchell was ordered out of her home was so severe she was not even allowed to go back in the house to get her medicine for Parkinson’s disease. Police tape was put around the house with a warning that gave NO ENTRY instructions.

Thirty one days later, Ruth Mitchell was allowed to return to her property after it was inspected by the EPA and given a clean bill of health. No drugs were found in the home as reported to the police by two representatives of the Gilmer County Senior center.

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There has been a long continuing dispute going on among Cottrill family members of whether Ruth Mitchell should be allowed to stay in the residence, but the 4 to 1 Supreme Court decision put a stop to those debates. Those opposing family members which included Venita Cottrill-Murphy and her husband Mike Murphy the executor of the Cottrill Estate appealed the Supreme Court decision (which is almost always a futile effort,) however they would not give up the legal battle—And then, after the decision allegedly sold the property to Richard Neal for $23,000 cash and a 1968 Camaro totaling to $40,000, when the property was once appraised at over 200,000 dollars.

After the Supreme Court decision, tempers flared and threats were made to burn Ruth Mitchell out of the residence if she did not leave on her own, and Richard Neal who the Gilmer County Commission let take possession of one or two of the homes on the property without a proper deed, shot one of Ruth Mitchells dogs and the local Sheriff did not even speak to Mr. Neal about the murder of the animal. Neal was never arrested for animal cruelty. Neal continued to make threats and threaten other members of the Cottrill family when they came to visit Ruth Mitchell.

There were more court proceedings in Gilmer County Magistrate Court where the matter of the sale of property to Richard Neal was challenged, along with his permission to live on the property without a deed, and without the estate being settled since the Willard Cottrill estate had not been closed officially. No accounting of the estate had ever been done.

But NOW, the Cottrill accounting has been completed by fiduciary commissioner Linda Huff. Nobody wanted the job of handling the estate because of the controversy that still exists over the manner in which Willard Cottrill died.  Eye witness testimony, and evidence points to MURDER, but then that is something that would have to be proved in court.

The Free Press WVWe want to go on record saying that Linda Huff should get a medal for all the work she did on the Cottrill Estate.  It was next man up at the courthouse and Larry Chapman the Gilmer County Commission President convinced Linda to be the one to do the hard job of presenting the final and only accounting to the Gilmer County Commission.

Officially the final settlement of the Cottrill Estate was disapproved and the Gilmer Free Press has the entire matter on video as it happened.  If you watch the video, you may also notice that BRIAN KENNEDY, Gilmer County Commissioner was the only commissioner that had all the facts of the case correct, or even knew as to what to do after receiving a letter from Judge Alsop requesting the commission to ACT on the Cottrill Estate Settlement.

We want everyone to know, that it is in all reporters opinion, that we may have had our differences with Brian Kennedy in the past, but we have to tell you he sure saved the day this time with the Cottrill Estate Accounting. The Cottrill Estate had been on the books for five long years. Good job Brian, and thanks for all the CommunityConcerns™  that wanted to move this matter forward. Without Brian doing his due diligence in regard to this difficult situation, we would all be back to square one where we were five years ago.

Thanks to Linda Huff and Brian Kennedy for doing their jobs and not letting us down as citizens. The TRUTH about the Cottrill Estate has been revealed to everyone now.

The accounting was NOT APPROVED because one of the heirs, the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill was not compensated for the alleged sale of approximately 38 of the 44 acres of the estate to Richard Neal, who moved to Gilmer County from Lewis County.  However, that was only ONE of the reasons given by the fiduciary commissioner. Other reasons were cited, and Brian Kennedy paid close attention.

Thanks goes to Karen Elkin, Gilmer County Circuit Court Clerk. Thanks also goes to Magistrates Carol Wolfe, and Alton Skinner for giving this matter their utmost consideration—Wednesday December 9th in the Magistrate Court of Alton Skinner, Richard Neal was ordered by Skinner to cease and desist with all threats.  All of Richard Neal’s guns were confiscated for five years.

The citizens of Gilmer County who were concerned also noticed that on Wednesday December 9th in the Magistrate Court of Alton Skinner, Dan Grindo a local attorney represented Ruth Mitchell and did a fine job by educating, Neal’s lawyer to some facts in the case… for the attorney for Richard Neal knew NOTHING about the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill, or the fact she had not been compensated for what looks like a fraudulent land sale to Richard Neal by three of the other heirs.

Magistrate Carol Wolfe wrote up the paper work and got it all into the hands of local law enforcement that served Neal with papers last Saturday to the December 9th Wednesday Court hearing.  In court, Neal cussed a few times and cursed while the story was told how he was going to keep Willard Cottrill’s oldest daughter from her rightful share of the land, and then, ranting about how she is crazy anyway.

Richard Neal was told by Alton Skinner he could not talk that way in his courtroom, or act the way he was acting. Richard Neal was the one acting and looking crazy during the mid-day courtroom session of Wednesday December the 9th.

He sued the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill and that court date according to Gilmer County Circuit Court is on the docket for some time in March.  Neal wants Marlea to be forced to sign off on the sale which she will not do according to the interview we had with her.

On Wednesday December the 9th Richard Neal was ordered to not threaten Ruth Mitchell again.  On or about the 29th of November Richard Neal stopped Ruth Mitchell from getting to her house.  He had a long rifle over his shoulder and side arm strapped to his side. He then approached Mitchell in a threatening manner, while also threatening the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill who lives in New York.

This time the system has worked for Ruth Mitchell and even Deputy Wheeler has vowed to protect her, and gave Neal a stern warning before pulling his blocking the road and brandishing weapons stunt he pulled at the end of November.

The Cottrill Estate situation has finally been brought to the attention of the local prosecutor, and if he investigates further, he just may find that there has been misconduct involving the estate since the day Willard Cottrill died October the 20th 2010.

We will keep you updated about the next court appearance in March of 2016, involving Richard Neal suing the oldest daughter of Willard Cottrill and she is counter suing him.

And SO IT GOES in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

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This article is ALL ABOUT the FAMOUS CALPATTY PRESS article that all turned out to be true right from the start that fateful December night SIX YEARS ago. Now we know that BASIL FRED HILL was murdered and his body conveniently found near the home of former Sheriff Metz four months later. December 10th 2009, was the last FULL DAY Fred Hill was on this earth, he was killed about 1 hour and 15 minutes into December the 11th.
The truth of the matter is the leaders of the community knew exactly how FRED DIED years ago, and only the FBI from Washington DC will be able to bring us justice — For the local law enforcement in Gilmer County is completely and totally corrupt, and that is something that most everybody knows for miles around.
The local prosecutor Gerry Hough knew at the time SIX YEARS ago, who killed Fred Hill, how he died and everyone that was responsible — And when the time is right we are going to tell the world all about it — It is a very ugly story! Our Gilmer County Prosecutor is very dishonest man! We may find out more facts about his dishonesty when the Publisher of the Gilmer Free Press sues Gerald B Hough on the 19th of December 2014 in a Gilmer County Court for misconduct while performing his prosecutor duties. Dave Ramezan is seeking more than $30,000 in damages from a cheating prosecutor.
There was an eye witness to the murder of FRED HILL who was not part of the killing — And now we know the whole story!  Unfortunately the leaders of our community were criminals then and they are criminals now.  It can be proven.
The group known as the Secret Seven Coalition also includes the many editors and reporters for the truth blogs of Central WV, have long been dedicated to bringing the real truth forward.  That“Truth” is sometimes ugly and includes bad news about a corrupt judicial system and the evil that haunts the woods of Central West Virginia and the courts of the small surrounding counties.

The article directly below was first published in 2011, in remembrance of FRED HILL who was found dead in the Crooked River, in April of 2010, as predicted by the CalPatty Press. Local members of the SECRET SEVEN clued in on an early statement made by then Gilmer County Sheriff Mickey Metz, “NO FOUL PLAY!!”   When Metz made that statement, shortly after Basil Fred Hill the third went missing, ALL Concerned Citizens were convinced based on past actions that most definitely there had to be FOUL PLAY involved in the disturbing sudden disappearance of a fine young man known as Fred Hill!! Please try to enjoy the holiday season in Central West Virginia, and please be aware that the corruption of local law enforcement is still very much a factor, the same way it was back in December of 2009, when we firmly believe FRED HILL was MURDERED!!!

By Free Bird – RGW Reporter for the Central WV SS/Hurricane Rina McCoy – Cosmos Communicator Editor/Editor Edison – Cal Patty Press Editor


It’s hard to believe, but it is already the second anniversary of the disappearance of Fred Hill and no further evidence ever brought forth in the Sheriff’s “NO FOUL PLAY” case. 

What happened to Fred was a mortal sin and someone should have to pay for taking his life.  We know there is a murderer among us and nothing is ever going to be done to apprehend the criminal.  Is this due to connections?  This question has been asked over and over but no one seems to have the answer.

What we have here are handpicked thugs, and a failure to communicate.

Local law enforcement are paid well to keep the peace of those in control of their pay checks, which in this county it is all controlled by IKE MORRIS of WACO OIL and ASS and the Church of IKE!

“The people of Gilmer County have no say in what goes on in the county and no one in charge cares what they say, because Glenville survives by being a totalitarian ruled society, governed not by law, but by the local Power Elite!”

The offices charged with the responsibility to protect and serve become turnkey operations once the power to rule is given in Gilmer County and the County Commission is so impressed that they are given inside and personal information from these hacks that they back them up at every turn and increase their salary as well.

There is no reason for them to be concerned when they know the county Prosecutor will back them up no matter what they do.  No reason to be concerned when they have the local voters convinced they control the vote so why bother.  There is no reason for these people to be in power.

Watch the recent tasing incident mature as time goes on….

The situation is a bad one when the State Police has to step up and serve process on one of our very own deputies in Gilmer County.  Mr Mickey Metz has proved to be a worthless piece of shit Sheriff.  Hey Mickey you’re not so fine, “You” as the Sheriff of Gilmer County should have done that, but figured the good old boy way of leave without pay would placate the masses, but you can use your leave and get a paycheck.

The group known as the Secret Seven which also includes the many editors and reporters for the truth blogs of Central WV, have long been dedicated to bringing the real truth forward.  That “Truth” is sometimes ugly and includes bad news about a corrupt judicial system and the evil that haunts the woods of Central West Virginia and the courts of the small surrounding counties.

Lets travel back to the same week as this two years ago where we will find NO JUSTICE for Fred Hill….

This was the TITLE of the FAMOUS CALPATTY PRESS article that all turned out to be true right from the start that cold December night just two years ago!

The local chapter of the WV Secret Seven was on this story early and knew it was just another Murder in Crooked County!


“Fred is dead … Freddies dead! Missing Charlston Man Feared Murdered”

“It was just another Murder in Crooked County!”

The group known as the Secret Seven which also includes the many editors and reporters for the truth blogs of Central WV, have long been dedicated to bringing the real truth forward.  That “Truth” is sometimes ugly and includes bad news about a corrupt judicial system and the evil that haunts the woods of Central West Virginia and the courts of the small surrounding counties.
“FRED HILL Murdered in Glenville! Police cover up with the ‘NO FOUL PLAY’ lie after a local journalist predicted the cover up well in advance!”
Fred Hill had just returned home from Texas to be with his family and his ill father – he knew time was precious!
This is how the situation was told by those close to FRED HILL …

Pam Sovine is Fred’s boss, but she says Fred is a family friend. He works for her at her company, Southern Building Systems.

Sovine says Fred normally works in the Charleston office, but Thursday December the 10th 2009  Fred went to help on the project in Glenville.

“Basil Fred Hill the third and another co-worker went to dinner that fateful Thursday night, then went to a bar for a drink.”

Fred left first without his colleague, who had been chatting at the bar during the evening with another out-of-town worker as Fred mingled.

Here is an EYEWITNESS account from a GSC student that was there, and conversed with Fred, knew who all the people that were there, and the PO PO never once talked to her or interviewed her but she shared this information with the Central West Virginia Secret Seven Coalition…

“I met Fred for the first time on the night he went missing. He was obviously intoxicated, but was a calm peaceful man. He did start hitting on some of us girls at the bar, but was not pushy or out of line at all. I talked to him for awhile and thought he was a very nice guy. I have a sketchy memory of the night, seeing as how I was too intoxicated, however I do remember him being asked to leave the bar by the bouncer. He was standing toward the back of the bar and was asked to leave through the back door, I just assumed that it was because of where he was when the incident happened, but now that I think of it, I have never seen anyone asked to leave through the back. I pray that he is found and well. Prayers are with he and his family until some answers are found.

What has been confusing, frustrating and heartbreaking for friends and family is there are two different circumstances under which Fred left. One story goes on to say Fred was asked to leave. Another says he was sober, and simply wanted to go back to the hotel.

Now, we know that the Saturday sighting of FRED HILL was complete bullshit and some disinformation to lead everyone off of the real truth of the matter which was told by CalPatty Press reporters early on.

“Fred went out the back was knocked out cold within 60 seconds and tossed in the river where he remained until conveniently discovered in back of the house of Sheriff Mickey Metz!”

Imagine that!

A man told investigators that he saw a man matching Hill’s description on Saturday December 12th in the morning between 9 and 9:30 a.m.–The man said the person he saw was standing in the median on Route 33, and appeared to be disoriented

This story told about the seeing FRED on the 12th was purposeful disinformation brought by the guilty parties that are most definitely elite associated and we knew that story was bullshit the first time we heard it.

“The SS has more on this, and more about the people that brought forth disinformation that we will reveal at a later date, someone also said that FRED HILL was seen buying cigarettes and was up on the hill near the college, but we also knew that was a lie and so did Fred’s very best friends — the comment below is from someone that has known Fred Hill all of his life!”

“I once again have to discount your theory I have known Fred for years and have partied with him all over the country while working at music concerts.. FRED NEVER SMOKED CIGS EVER!!!”

“So the fact that he would be out getting cigs/ bumming cigs can be thrown out the window. Fred also dated a girl for several years that smoked and he never once smoked and actually he would always ride her ass about smoking.. and the fact you think Fred just wandered around and found some people to party with and did something and ODed would probably be at the complete bottom of my list.. like i said before i have partied with Fred in our younger days and he for 1 could handle his own drunk or not, and 2 Fred would never get so fucked up on a work night that he wasn’t able to go to work in the morning, this goes as far back as i can remember working out door festivals and such.. so i think now you are starting to get off point and you are starting to fall into the trap the bastards responsible for his disappearance want, the “To fucked up” theory, I just don’t believe that for a second!”

Once again, first hand account, long time friend corrects and steers in the right way anyone with a doubt about Fred’s character.

Here in central WV corrupt prosecutors like Gerry Hough are involved in conspiracies to  lose evidence against bad Law Enforcement, or just never bring a case forward, as was done in the circuit court case of Doug Starcher from the WV State Police twice brought up on charges of perjury, but the cases were mysteriously dismissed, without cause by Gerald B Hough.

Officials, firemen and volunteers and friends of Freddy Hill met days after Fred went missing at the Gilmer County VFD to continue the search that had been going on since the last Friday Fred Hill was seen alive.

Freddy Hill reportedly left Trezan’s Restaurant Bar and Grill in Glenville a little after midnight Thursday, so Friday December 11th, was when he was last seen — with friends and his family yet to hear from him, but the people from the CalPatty Press and the West Virginia SS already knew that Fred was dead.

“With the evil still turned loose on the local area, surely Basil Fred Hill could have fallen victim to the Macabre Dark Forests and Evil Entities of Gilmer County,  home to rape and murder!”

Police used cadaver dogs and a sonar-equipped boat  to look for the man in or near the Little Kanawha River.

Funny, how they already know where to look for dude.

If you’re looking for Fred, now don’t shake your head because ya know… Freddy is dead!   Freddy’s dead!

“The evil still lurks in the hills of Central West Virginia!”

Freddy’s dead is how the CalPatty Press article ended the week Fred went missing two years ago because we knew exactly what happened because we actually investigated the matter and talked to people that were there, unlike local law enforcement who’s only goal was to cover up the facts.

This is what another close friend of Fred Hill,  JENN said,  after he disappeared…

This is so crazy! Freddy and I have been friends for 12 years. He is a super cool, sweet, caring guy and I truly think someone has done something horrible to him. I agree that Gilmer County is crazy and it kills me to think that some stupid ‘good ‘ol boys’ may have done something to him for being different. I am disgusted by the lack of information available to his loved ones and also at the backwards law enforcement. This will not go unsolved, but someone may be getting away with murder and it’s a shame. Lots of love to you Freddy. Turn on your love light. Peace out…

“The Central WV SS and the Crooked County Crooks website predicted exactly to the letter the outcome of the FRED HILL DEBACLE!”

The saddest part of all of this is that soon we will just hear no more of it. Fred’s body will maybe be found in three months or so, and then for a few days that will be talked about and then you will hear of it no more. In fact years from now Sheriff Metz won’t even admit to being Sheriff when it all happened. He will answer the question with, “Was I the elected Sheriff then? I thought I was only a deputy,” and with that statement alone there will be denial and a hidden meaning spelled with capitals. The cold blooded murder has already been covered up, and we would have no doubts that a few certain public officials had to be involved for the cover up all to take place. I would not get my hopes up for any happy endings, the criminals disguised as police and public officials aren’t going to let anybody come here and mess up their perfect world of profit. They make a damn good living at being crooked and they make a damn good living when it costs you everything you have ever had, just like in this case. Basil Fred Hill lost everything he ever had and the good town of Glenville, and the fine criminals of Crooked County will figure out a way where that bad event puts money in their pocket/or they have already taken precautions to see that nobody messes with their future profit, since they have a pretty good deal going for themselves and all the money just goes around and around in the power elites’ own corrupt little circle. Also, they have a newspaper in their pocket…the Glenville Democrap and Pathfinder of Bullshit to sway the story in the way that will make them all look good.

Meanwhile back in modern times at the ranch known as the CHURCH OF IKE...

Observe the lack of oversight of adults put in charge of Gilmer County children.  They will not be held responsible; school administration will claim no responsibility and the kids blamed for their own abuse and lack of oversight.  This is how it is done in Gilmer County and it is a damn disgrace!

Fred Hill’s family must feel helpless with no hope of ever finding justice for the loss of their loved one.  Another year, another holiday, hearts go out to every family who has lost a loved one so senselessly. They must feel the way every working family in Gilmer County feels when we hear of a rape case that results in no prosecution or a convicted murderer walking out of jail and back on the streets in a year or a drug dealer or child molester being placed on home confinement, thieves being set free or put on probation while the productive citizen is threatened with being set up or framed if the truth gets out.

I don’t like disruption during the holidays but know the election is coming.  Those in power are working hard behind the scenes right now to determine who you will vote for and how to bring them into the fold while taking care of their losers for future use.

“The Central WV SS say, Love your family; remember those who have gone before us, but fight for the children today!”

Get ready to vote, get ready to change the way business is done in this county.  It may be the only justice the Hill family ever sees.

We are taking names, and keeping track of who the wrongdoers are, and the day may come when they can all be rounded up and dealt with accordingly.

“But if FRED HILL could communicate to us from the beyond, this December two years ago from tomorrow, just maybe he would say…”


No sun comin’ through my windows
Feel like I’m livin’ at the bottom of a grave
No-ho sun comin’ through my windows
Feel like I’m livin’ at the bottom of a grave
I wish you’d hurry up and rescue me
So I can be on my miserable way
(well), I don’t
Live today


By Rina McCoy/Cosmos Communicator Editor/Secretary of the Central West Virginia Secret Seven

Sheriff Metz  published disinformation in the Charleston Newspapers early into the investigation of the missing Basil Fred Hill!

Basil Fred Hill enlightned countless lives and won the friendship of many by being the lover of music, peace, animals, and his fellow man!

Disinformation was given early in the investigation right from the start to throw everyone off from what really happened and to take all eyes off of Trezans where Fred was tossed out that back door and into the river!

This blanket of white below — for the ones that lost LOVE that day in the snow!

Fred loved all animals and they loved him!

This information (below) was highly published in every news story to throw everyone off from the real crime:

Metz says around 1:00 Saturday morning several teenagers stopped and talked to a man they identified as Hill near the courthouse. Hill appeared intoxicated and said he was fine.

Another possible sighting was reported to police Tuesday. Metz says a man traveling down I-79 believes he saw Hill standing in the median around 9 or 9:30 Saturday morning.

“He said the individual looked disoriented, that he was standing in the median, that he wasn’t hitch hiking. He was just kind of standing there looking around,” Sheriff Metz said.



Quite frankly all of these supposed sightings were utterly and complete BULLSHIT, one sighting included Fred headed into the local store for cigarettes, although Basil Fred Hill didn’t smoke.

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“Someone in this town knows something, I think, I am convinced someone has done something to my brother,” said Renee Hill.

Message to Renee all about one year ago today 11 December 2010:

All indications involving special tools such as tracking DOGS tracked Fred’s scent straight to the river.  Local activists claiming unlawful activity of the controlling Power Elite and questionable practices of local law enforcement accurately predicted what possibly happened to Fred within hours of Fred Hill going missing and that he would be found in the river. You chose to ignore that information at the time it was given, but it was highly accurate and current up to the minute data one year ago

Facts were taken from people that were there at the bar that night, and valuable information was gathered and the conclusion was Fred was put out the back door like a bad puppy.

All information gathered indicates Fred went straight out the back door and into the river all within minutes. Facts indicate that your brother was beaten severely about the head and shoulders.

One of the last people to see Fred alive is the son of the former police chief.

But, you never saw his name mentioned or published in any mainstream press release. Don’t you think that situation is odd?

It is odd to say the least!

A great effort was made to protect the guilty involving this specific ugly incident that occurred in a location that has a history of other ugly incidents that are well documented, but turned out badly for visitors to the area.

There have been other assaults, but YOU will never hear of them.

You chose to ignore all the good and accurate information given to you freely. There was a definite and immediate cover up involving the brutal murder of your brother.

Welcome to Crooked County down by the Crooked River where you have been fully introduced to the Crooks that have great pay checks and wonderful benefits and in addition, are truly wonderful when it comes to ignoring any real criminal activity or serious crime, but those Crooks from Crooked County are very skilled at ruining other peoples lives, especially if you aren’t from around here.

The PEOPLE of Gilmer County agree with the West Virginia SS in poll taken locally on the matter of the murder of Fred Hill!

Basil Fred Hill lll enlightned countless lives and won the friendship of many by being the lover of music, peace, animals, and his fellow man! Just after midnight one year ago today they killed Fred down by the Crooked River!

GILMER FREE PRESS REPORTS the REAL TRUTH on the POLICE RAID in LINN WV  Wednesday February 11th as they present….

This is an encore presentation of one of the highest rated Gilmer Free Press articles authored by a leading member of the Council of Concerned Citizens for Central West Virginia — which is being presented in a timely manner — in celebration of the fact that the Gilmer County Commission disapproved the final settlement of the Cottrill Estate based on a questionable final accounting presented by executor Mike Murphy — that did not include the sale of 36 acres of the Cottrill Estate. The Final Accounting and settlement of the Cottrill Estate contained no details or mention of the sale other than the fact the land that was sold was appraised for 166,000 dollars.

The alleged sale was final before the estate was closed, since the fact of the matter is that the Cottrill Estate in still not closed coming up on five years of the anniversary of the death of Willard Cottrill which is the 20th of October 2010. Rumor has it, that the powers that be in Glenville feel now the sale of the Cottrill Estate property to Richard Neal (hereby known as the GOATMAN  to locals) has been fraudulent,  and the ruling of Judge Alsop was misinterpreted, for the judge did not give the heirs to the estate permission to sell the share belonging to the oldest daughter, and allegedly, Mark Cottrill, Venita Cottrill and Alan Cottrill sold their shares and that of their sister to Richard Neal for $25,000 and a 1968 Camaro. No paper work regarding the car appeared in the final accounting which the RGW website has studied thoroughly. This RGW reporter, Editor Edison, heard it through the grape vine that the property would be yanked out of the hands of Richard Neal by the people who are really running the show down in Gilmer County. Also Laura Cottrill will be going on trial on Tuesday, October the 27th and will be looking at Prison time for her part in the criminal activities performed by her boyfriend Jeremy Askew (who recently pled guilty to charges in Gilmer County), and those of his associate Tommy Shaw. Shaw and Askew both threatened Ruth Mitchell while they were staying at the estate in such a way as to consider the matter of them holding Ruth Mitchell hostage in her own home.

Because of ALL of these latest changes in the situation concerning the Cottrill Estate — for review of the facts — let me please present this fine article first published by the Gilmer Free Press… 

        Cops Cops Tramps and Thieves, INVADE the Linn WV HOME of Ruth Mitchell!!

The Gilmer Free PressThe Cottrill Estate Debacle has been in the news both in print media and on the pages of the voice of the people, the Gilmer Free Press, for years now in Central West Virginia. Many people are familiar with the ongoing court battles, but the most recent MAJOR battle was WON by Ruth Mitchell, the live in companion to Willard Cottrill on 18 October 2013 in the West Virginia Supreme Court by a vote of 4 to 1.

In the ruling Ruth Mitchell is allowed to live in her home that she lived in with Willard Cottrill rent free for as long as she shall choose to live there, but the exact wording from the West Virginia Supreme Court is even more specific.

The Supreme Court document and ruling states further, that the matter of Ruth Mitchell living in the home she shared with Willard Cottrill should be rendered void should she at any time choose or need to live elsewhere.

The Gilmer Free Press
The residence with the carport where Ruth Mitchell resides
on the Cottrill estate property, which is close to 44 acres total.

There has been a long continuing dispute going among Cottrill family members of whether Ruth Mitchell should be allowed to stay in the residence, but the 4 to 1 Supreme Court decision put a stop to those debates. Those opposing family members which included Venita Cottrill-Murphy and her husband Mike Murphy appealed the Supreme Court decision (which is almost always a futile effort,) however they would not give up the legal battle—And then, after the decision allegedly sold the property to Richard Neal for $23,000 cash and a 1968 Camaro totalling to $40,000, when the property was once appraised at over 200,000 dollars.

After the Supreme Court decision, tempers flared and threats were made to burn Ruth Mitchell out of the residence if she did not leave on her own, and Richard Neal who the Gilmer County Commission let take possession of one or two of the homes on the property without a proper deed, shot one of Ruth Mitchells dogs and the local Sheriff did not even speak to Mr. Neal about the murder of the animal. Neal was never arrested for animal cruelty. Neal continued to make threats and threaten other members of the Cottrill family when they came to visit Ruth Mitchell.

There were more court proceedings in Gilmer County Magistrate Court where the matter of the sale of property to Richard Neal was challenged, along with his permission to live on the property without a deed, and without the estate being settled since the Willard Cottrill estate has not been closed officially. No accounting of the estate has ever been done.

The Gilmer Free Press
This is the 68 Camaro that was traded with $25,000 Cash for what
Richard Neal says is for all 44 some odd acres
of the Cottrill Estate but NEAL has NO DEED.

Linda Huff the current fiduciary commissioner originally turned down the job saying the estate was a mess and there were too many discrepancies. But, now Mr. Chapman the President of the Gilmer County Commission has assigned Linda Huff to be the current fiduciary commissioner. The estate accounting is still in limbo and remains NOT CLOSED, while the bond by Mike Murphy the executor of the Cottrill estate may have to cover lost funds that are said to be missing from the estate accounting, but that matter still has not been confirmed.

Given all of this information it may come as no surprise that the home of Ruth Mitchell was raided by the appearance of no less than NINE PATROL cars, both from the State Police and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday 11 February 2015!!

Was this an attempt for the executor Mike Murphy and Venita Cottrill to circumvent that 4 to 1 Supreme Court Ruling and take the law into their own hands?

Does the raid of nine patrol cars resulting in RUTH MITCHELL being removed from her home a direct result of the fact that Ruth Mitchell recently filed a complaint of murder against Venita Cottrill and Freda Cottrill? Are the raid and threats and removal from her home a way to SHUT RUTH MITCHELL UP about being an EYE WITNESS to murder?

The Gilmer Free Press
Richard Neal is pictured moving in an aggressive and threatening way
toward a visiting member of the Cottrill family and is flipping her off
as she attempts to visit Ruth Mitchell under a hostile environment
created by the opposing members of the Cottrill family that lost in Supreme Court.

The STORY BEHIND the RAID of the HOME of RUTH MITCHELL – How it all came about…

Laura Cottrill is a cousin to Venita Cottrill-Murphy the person who allegedly administered a lethal dose of morphine mixed with other drugs that led to the death of Willard Cottrill on October the 20th 2010. Laura Cottrill and her boyfriend Jeremy Askew had been staying with Ruth at the Cottrill estate. Ruth Mitchell recently filed a police report with Deputy Wheeler and reported she was an eyewitness to a murder; somehow the police raid is not a complete surprise knowing that fact.

We have spoken with Laura Cottrill on three occasions in the last two days in order to ascertain the facts of this report. We also talked with Sgt Smith of the State Police, an officer I trust and respect. I spoke with June B the health care provider for Ruth Mitchell that was present at the scene during time of the POLICE RAID in LINN.

June is a very fine person who takes her job seriously who says she works for an organization called the Gilmer Senior Citizens which is a entity funded by Medicaid. June explained that members of the Senior Center that included a nurse named Jennifer and a Lewis County social worker by the name of Luella Blake were present the afternoon of 11 February 2015.

June, further explained, she was present when Ruth Mitchell reported to elected Sheriff Larry Gerwig that she found needles in a room where Laura and her boyfriend Jeremy stayed. Sheriff told Mitchell very emphatically to, “Deal with it!”

The representatives of the senior center were there at the house that was raided last Wednesday to hear Ruth’s complaints and inspect the room where the needles were found.

It has been determined that it was possibly the SENIOR CENTER staff that brought the cops on Wednesday 11 February to the home of Ruth Mitchell after the complaint was made and the needles were discovered!!

Unfortunately, all the facts that the Gilmer County Senior Center shared with the police were false, all lies, and you can bet they think they have enough local political power to get away with this criminal act.

The Senior center nurse Jennifer Short and a LESS THAN SINCERE Social Worker– Luella Blake from Lewis County — most likely told the police about the needles Ruth discovered in the spare bedroom – and mentioned the SMELL in that back bedroom, but then DID NOT give law enforcement anything close to an accurate assessment of the situation.

The smell was described as mostly Body Oder according to June B. Ruth said it was the smell of SEX, but both assured there was NO METH LAB in that room at Noon on Wednesday, and then, a few hours later the cops were there shutting up the house and ordering people to stay put, then ordering them to all leave the premises.

Laura Cottrill called while interviewing June B and wanted to talk.  She called on the cell phone, while I was talking to June on the land line, so June heard some of the communication with Laura. I asked Laura to contact the police and please let them know the truth, that there was no meth lab in the house. In the conversation with Laura the day before, she confided in and said that the needles found were used to shoot morphine and they belonged to her boyfriend Jeremy.

So, now we know from the horse’s mouth so to speak, that the needles had not one thing to do with meth and witnesses that included the Senior Center representatives only discovered two needles and a bad odor that was more relatable to a Body Odor stink than a meth lab stink, was not reason enough to force and old woman with a disability out of her home in the middle of winter.

Witnesses on the scene of the Police Raid said that Gilmer County Sheriff’s Deputy Casey Jones was first to approach Ruth Mitchell and Jones stated something to the effect of, “You work with us and tell us the truth, and you can stay in your house…”  Then, they ask if Matt Montgomery who is often on the property was doing Meth up there with his brother and Ruth answered, “NO. Matt has never done Meth!” Then Deputy Jones asked about other people but did not seem to know the exact names of the actual suspects he was looking for.

To clear up this whole mystery I was just contacted by a person that was there and present last week when Jeremy Askew along with a person identified as Thomas Shaw purchased a hose from Advance Auto supply in Gilmer County last Wednesday the 11th, and more meth making supplies were purchased from the Hardware store located right there in the same parking lot. This person also informed me that cold pills were also purchased from the local pharmacy and that a meth cook was performed on or near the Cottrill property out away from the house without the knowledge of Ruth Mitchell. This person said they were very sorry about getting Ruth removed from her house and just now their selves got the guilty parties to admit purchasing meth making products locally, and then going out to the holler in LINN to make some shake and bake meth.

The Gilmer Free Press
Laura Cottrill may find herself between a ROCK and a HARD PLACE
now that the residence she was staying in was raided and the police
would like to have a word with her about a meth cook and
the activities of herself and boyfriend Jeremy Askew!

In addition, this person also admitted that Jeremy Askew had some antique old Jewelry that he sold to a store in New York and received in the mail a cashier’s check for $250.00. This person admitted that this jewelry could have been stolen from Logan County. The proceeds were very possibly used to purchase the meth making materials. Sheriff Deputy Casey Jones found some of this jewelry during the raid and removed it from the house.

Therefore one alleged crime had to happen for another alleged crime to occur, because this informant admitted they were previously very low on funds and had no place to stay or go—And that this person acting now as a confidential informant fully admitted to taking advantage of the big heart and well meaning ways of Ruth Mitchell who had no idea what these criminal suspects were fully involved in.

So, on behalf of the local police it appears that they were right on the tails of Jeremy Askew and Thomas Shaw after being tipped off that they were buying meth making materials in town and most likely had a description of the vehicle used when purchasing these materials.

By all calculations when the police raided the home of Ruth Mitchell the police were very possibly no more than 20 minutes behind the alleged suspects that allegedly cooked a batch of meth near the Cottrill home of Ruth Mitchell.

As an investigative reporter the most important aspect of your job is to ascertain all the facts and then put them together in some kind of order that is a possible believable solution to the answers of what actually happened during a crime that is being investigated.

This investigative reporter was extremely lucky to reach people that were on the scene and were an eye witness to this event.

Surprisingly to me, this may be an incident in Gilmer County in which all the law enforcement agencies banned together in a cohesive unit to go out in search of the bad guys, and further, that they knew their time was limited to catch the drug making criminals.

After all these facts have been revealed to the public, as well as law enforcement via the FREE PRESS here in Gilmer County let us all hope we have acted in the cause of justice to make this area a safer and more comfortable place to live for all of us.

Please support us at the Gilmer Free Press in our effort to get the EPA out to inspect the home of Ruth Mitchell.

As a community let us all try to help Ruth Mitchell financially if we can, so to get her and her pets back in her home safe and as soon as possible.

~~  Author on File ~~

Cops Cops tramps, and thieves
We’d hear it from the people of the town

Down in Crooked County home of the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS
They’d call us Cops Cops , tramps, and thieves

The Gilmer Free Press  

You better catch yer own train bitches!

I wish I was strong (now it won’t be long)
Would’ve known from the start
Instead of waiting so long
To reveal what’s behind
But there’s no use in talking
You made up your mind…

Baby you and I, (are not the same)
You say you like sun (I like the rain)
So before we go through it all again
You better catch yer own train

I wish I was light
I would shine through this tunnel
To the light on the other side
I would brake down this wall
So it could finally see
The truth of it all

UPDATE 22 FEBRUARY 2015 REVENGE of the Ghost Wolf — Bad Weather hits Central WV, and the outlaws of the latest METH COOK from GILMER COUNTY are having FUN and still on the RUN!!

By Dan Bingman

Feb 22 2015

Parts of West Virginia recorded record lows overnight Thursday and into Friday.

The National Weather Service said every single spot in the state of West Virginia was below zero.

Parts of the Mountain State appear to have broken low-temperature records along with some poverty records this winter.

The official Charleston low was minus-17 at the National Weather Service weather station in Southridge.

Other low temperatures recorded around the state include minus-15 in St. Albans, home of the State Police and minus-19 in Madison, minus-23 in Sandyville, Jackson County, and minus-24 in Mount Nebo, Nicholas County which is surprising since the DEVIL himself is known to visit there, and you would think that would heat something up a bit.

Remote hideaway near Mann WV in Logan County where the outlaws do roam - photo by Laura Cottrill

Remote hideaway near Man WV in Logan County where the outlaws do roam – photo by Laura Cottrill

In remote Calhoun, some residents reported a -15 to -18 and just put another log on the fire.

The cold could have been a factor in the deaths of two people in Logan County. Logan County is where Laura Cottrill and her boyfriend Jeremy Askew, the latest to cook up a batch of Meth out there on the Cottrill Estate are a hidin out. (Photo included is of a hideaway up the holler aways in Logan County.)

State Police were called for an unresponsive man. When they arrived, they found Michael Mullins, 35, dead outside near a trailer, frozen and stiff as a board.

While on the scene, police also discovered Ashley Conley, 24, known somewhat there in LOGAN near MAN WV for her constant complaining, but she won’t be complaining much anymore. She was found dead on the ground near the roadway, cold as frozen water and lifeless. (Photo taken in Logan County)

Editors note, with text provided by Editor Edison CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf–

What a big lot of bullshit this meeting about the alleged attempted arson in Normantown WV was which was held almost one month after the alleged incident of Arson August the 13th 2015  —The meeting started out as bullshit because it was suppose to be at 4:30 pm but was changed to 6:30 by the WVDOE but they did not notify anyone about the change in time. Oh, yeah they will deny this fact like the Butcher Bitches denied sucking major dick to their mommy and daddy.

I would like to know who would benefit the most by the Normantown school building burning down, for therein lies the answer to who the people are that are probably responsible for this alleged  arson just waiting to happen.


The deputy fire marshal in charge of the investigation(that will never occur) -Jason D. Baltic Assistant State Fire Marshal is the cover dude. If anyone wants to take action on the debacle —-that is the dude that needs to be removed from this matter entirely. Figure that out, and these lying assholes that includes Cindy Daniel deputy dumb fuck won’t have a cover story and all they will be left with is the lies they are trying to tell while covering up the truth.

My hats off to Dave Ramezan for having the balls to call these people liars to their faces on the below video that is a must see. Also when called liars these pieces of shit don’t even try to deny it. When Dave Corcoran for the Glenville Democrap and Pathfinder of BULLSHIT was called out for making some shit up about bomb threats he quickly backs down and says something to the effect of he may have been mistaken, and that the false reporting was his fault.



Gabe Devono superintendent of Gilmer County Schools is the most dishonest of them all, for he tried to make Dave Ramezan the bad guy by making false statements about the reporting, but the people of GILMER COUNTY KNOW THAT THE GILMER FREE PRESS ALWAYS HAS REPORTED THE TRUTH EVEN IF IT MADE THE GFP UNPOPULAR WITH POWERS THAT BE.





Quoting press release from BOE Head Devono – – –
“I, Gabriel Devono, called the State Fire Marshall, which began a standard investigation.“

Reading the questions on Gilmer Free Press and comparing same with the “I, Gabriel Devano” press release, a body has to wonder if the author of the press release isn’t simply attempting to muddy the waters, brush this ‘candlewick’ attempted arson under the ‘rug-cover’ of the West Virginia Board of Education?

Gilmer citizens are well aware of the lack of transparency,  outright lies, withheld information, lack of notice for what should be public meetings, secret meetings, (principled closed door meetings as the local president refers) disinformation, the pass-the-buck and I’ll get back to you responses.  Which then never happens.

We have almost five years of West Virginia State Board of Education intervention experience now, we know the standard play book responses.  The State Board needs to take note of Abraham Lincoln’s quote, “you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time.“  Mr. Green, Mr. Martirano, Mz. Daniel,  here in Gilmer we have been well aware of your game for years now.  You have educated us with the Manchins, McGraws, and Blankenships.

The arson attempt at the Normantown School required a FULL, FORENSIC INVESTIGATION.  Nothing less.

Those attending the spin response in Normantown,  to the arson situation, mentioned several minutes of mostly ‘aah’, ‘aah’, followed by more ‘ahh’, ‘ahh’, and then topped with a helping candy cotton.  Sweet but no substance.

It is important for Gilmer Free Press to publish the video of the meeting if there is one.

What we do know.  We have had a crime, breaking and entering, attempted arson, in a public building with children present.  Common sense would tell you there is an arsonist in our midst.  So what will be the next target?  Glenville Elementary?  Sand Fork Elementary?  Gilmer County High School?  When will the perpetrator strike again?

~~ author on file~~how many ‘aah’ and ‘ahhs’ does it take ~~

The Gilmer Free Press

~~~ Readers’ Comments ~~~

Devono keeps demanding for citizens to call him. Something akin to calling the WVDOE fox in the chicken coop?

You high paid WVDOE big shots should huddle to figure out why the calls are not rolling in. Maybe you could apply one of your rubrics you all like to talk about.

WVDOE why don’t you reassign Devono to do PR to bail you out of your school system money malfunction scandal and to sell your common core snake oil?

By WVDOE IS THE PROBLEM  on  09.16.2015

I could only stomach first 2 minutes of the video.
Went back and counted 25 aah’s in those 2 minutes.

By reader3  on  09.16.2015

Mr. Devano accuses both Calhoun’s Hur Herald and Gilmer Free Press of not printing his “response”??? That’s disturbing since both put his response out in an easily accessible hyperlink. Click and read. This man does not understand how to double click on a link but spend hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars on technology???

It’s obvious all that’s important is his story, not the truth.  The transportation director described something going up stairs and down the hall.  At least he didn’t lie to tell the pile of paper towel on the floor story.

Local Fire and Police not notified? They could have been in the superintendent’s office getting information, on their way to the scene and notifying the Fire Marshal 10 minutes from the time the call came in.

It was the first day of school, Devono didn’t know what it was.  Not a soul brought in to check it that day and the kids stayed on sight. They have gym and music in that building. What if was toxic?? Didn’t he say somebody got sick when they went in there?

By No More Of Forced Intervention  on  09.16.2015

I just watched the video of the Sept. 10 meeting. They reported “a volunteer fireman went into the building to get something” then told who it was. Later, they said the fire department had NOT been notified.  If you were a volunteer fireman and found a wicking set up in a school building that looked like someone was planning arson, would you not notify your own fire department FIRST before even telling the superintendent of schools?? Not one person at that meeting asked how, if a fireman FOUND the problem, the fire department didn’t know about it!  What else don’t we know??
And why aren’t inspections made of closed buildings to be sure there aren’t squatters in them, damage, etc?  That seems very strange.

By Karen Pennebaker  on  09.16.2015

Oh yeah, here we go.  The standard Gilmer County tactic of starting an “investigation” that never gets investigate and never was.  They just keep it ‘open’ so the public can’t get information until the incident and ‘investigation’ is officially closed.  They’ll keep it ‘open’ till people forget… except, people Won’t forget.

I didn’t hear any to any real question get answered in this video, but if they are correct about body language speaking volumes… this video shows it.

By Buy a ticket  on  09.16.2015

WE are on YOUR side Mr. Ramezan!  Your site speaks for itself, documents exist.  You have done nothing but present truth to the people in all of the local counties, you’re a man of your word and you work with TRUE transparency and ability to let people talk, and we THANK YOU!

As the man said, show the people the PICTURES, we know they exist.

By Buy a ticket  on  09.16.2015

Where were the other Board Members?  Why only one from Center District and one from City? Are they too busy worrying about what goes on in Lewis County? Much easier to deal with what you have no say so about isn’t it. (Not that citizens hear anything about that either). What about Gilmer County schools?  Devano admits in a very low tone he didn’t want the Board to say anything after he showed them pictures but never apologized for publishing that across TWO COUNTIES he NEVER told ANYBODY to keep quiet about this?

By State Farce  on  09.16.2015

Watching this performance, hope this State appointed BOE Superintendent doesn’t apply for too many jobs.

By sad performance  on  09.16.2015

Guess that the lady at right foreground is the Daniel lady from state board of education in Charleston?

She attempts to give cover to state superintendent.  Wonder how long it will take her figure out she will have a full time job doing just that?

It appears she does not even understand the roll of a superintendent job to provide information to a wide variety of people, primarily the elected board.

By Beall Family  on  09.16.2015

Did I see this guy on SNL ?

By job opening  on  09.16.2015

This lady Mrs. Daniel is there to support the state superintendent from what this video shows.  It was good of her to let the public talk but is she going to do anything about the superintendent’s intentional secrecy?  Can she do anything to bring about transparency from any state appointed superintendent without Mr. Martirano’s say so? Exactly who is the head boss man in Charleston? Are the county superintendents running the show with no one to answer to when they do wrong?

By Terrell H.  on  09.16.2015

Why is the WVDOE behind Calhoun with using even the most basic of technology?

Why couldn’t the WVDOE have used the 107.7 radio station to announce the change of time for the Normantown meeting? Mr. Woodward who is Calhoun’s school superintendent did it today when there was a water problem.

I will tell you why. The WVDOE did not want many to know about the meeting time change so people who would come early would go home and not be heard!

The time switcheroo and scheduling the meeting at a time with a known conflict for families by the WVDOE shows the level of dishonesty we are up against.

Mr. Joe Frasure, you gained lots of admiration when you refused to lie about the wick. If retaliation for your honesty is hinted or if it occurs in the slightest way the WVDOE will have more blow back and it will not be held back.

By Frank George  on  09.16.2015

So the custodian’s son was in the building on the first day of school. Why? Not an employee and not a fireman.  Why was he even there?  Who was this so called fireman that didn’t report to his Chief?  Not one from Gilmer County and that’s for sure.
The Fire Marshal took pictures so why would he need Mr. Devono’s? Do the facts change according to who has the documents and who does the reporting? So it would seem.
Why is it under investigation if the evidence was too old and the police not called in?  Will the “investigation” stay open until somebody confesses?  More than likely that’s how long it will be until anyone gets to see those pictures.
When the Superintendent and his own employee’s story of what was there differ what do you belive.
It’s almost pathological how fast Mr Devono will change his story. I didn’t say keep a secret, I said not to say anything.  It was a fireman, it was the janitor’s son.

By Phooey  on  09.16.2015

Lowest blow yet to attack the GFP and David Ramezan after what this county has gone through with the lies, secrecy, mismanagement, waste, cover up, deceit, and treachery.

Were it not for the GFP the Normantown incident would have been swept under the rug which is exactly what the WVDOE intended.

How has all this worked out for you WVDOE? Someone wrote in that the WVDOE is its own worst enemy which is the truth.

By WVDOE Attacks GFP  on  09.16.2015

After this latest Normantown slap it is more evident that the WVDOE opposes all local level authority.

What a low blow not to involve our local fire fighters who risk their lives all the time or us. They would have known what to do and to do it right.

That is what the WVDOE did not want to happen——doing it right and in a timely way to try to catch the criminal.

The crime scene is contaminated, bats were added to the story, and the WVDOE’s spin machine is going full throttle.

By Rex Barnes  on  09.16.2015

Let us pray that the DOE’s rep applies for other jobs. If he will let us know each time he does, we will hold county-wide prayer vigils to ask for divine intervention for his career advancement.

By Career Advancement  on  09.16.2015

The comment about what can Dr. Daniel do is a good one. As a case in point the Clarksburg paper announced that Mr. Devono was selected as Blankenship’s replacement. That was in April or May of the year he arrived in Gilmer County.

The interesting point is that it was not until June of that year when it was on the WVBOE’s agenda to consider Devono’s move from RESA 7 to be the appointed superintendent.

How can that be explained? It does not seem that anyone, including Dr. Daniel, in the WVDOE or the WVBOE has authority to supervise intervention superintendents or to make decisions affecting them.

By Mystery  on  09.16.2015

There was no sense of urgency on the part of the Superintendent or it wouldn’t have been four days later before he even hinted of the problem to local BOE. He didn’t find it necessary to report it to local constabulary at all so what would make anyone believe he’d called the state any quicker? He has no track record of good faith action in Gilmer County. Don’t believe he has one in Charleston either.

By Bull Run Watcher  on  09.16.2015

Two of 5 local school board members attended.
Misty has much illness in her family.  Understand.
Dr. Armour and Mrs. Hurley appeared as responsible, concerned, and interested board members.
Bill Simmons and Tom Ratliff.  Where were you?
You both will be remembered come election time.

By Troy parent  on  09.16.2015