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TODAY: US Attorney launches listening tour in southern WV

October 3, 2018

BARBOURSVILLE - U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart is launching a series of community forums over the next few months to discuss public safety issues.

The forums, presented in partnership with West Virginia’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions, will be held at locations throughout the Southern District of West Virginia and invite open discussion on substance abuse, violent crime, school safety, and other public safety issues currently impacting local communities.

City and county government officials, public health officials, school administrators, teachers, parents, students, church leaders, residents and area law enforcement representatives are encouraged to attend.

“I’m going to do a lot more listening than talking,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “I want to hear the concerns of the public and to make sure we are doing all we can do to address the needs of our citizens.”

The first event is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn Express, 3551 U.S. 60 East in Barboursville.

Other stops include:

n Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Logan County - Word of Life Church, 518 Mud Fork Road in Logan.

n Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Putnam County – Teays Valley Church of the Nazerene, 3937 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for networking.

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