Ready for Duty

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens, left, and Chief Deputy R. Sims, far right, watch as Wood County Commissioner Blair Couch swears in Nathan Forshey, 42, of Williamstown as a deputy sheriff with the sheriff’s department Thursday morning. Forshey will be leaving on April 13 for the West Virginia State Police Academy. According to Stephens, this puts the department back up to full staff at 38 officers. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)