News in Brief — 4/21/13

Published 12:30 am Sunday, April 21, 2013

Police charge two after remains found

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Police have charged two men after finding human remains in eastern Kentucky while investigating a report of a missing person.

Police say 36-year-old Carlton Gallman is charged with murder and tampering with evidence and 35-year-old Aaron W. Gallion was charged with tampering with evidence. Both men are from Ashland.

The charges came while police were investigating the disappearance of 29-year-old Christopher M. Frazier of Westwood. Frazier was reported missing on April 8.

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Police say the investigation of Frazier’s disappearance led to the recovery of the remains on Friday. Police say the remains have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for positive identification.

It was unclear whether Gallman or Gallion have attorneys.


D-B students picked for 8-day camp

IRONTON — American Legion Post 433 in Ironton has selected Dawson-Bryant High School juniors Christopher Schultz and Codie Landers to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State, an eight-day intensive education program on Ohio government for high school students.

This year’s program will be June 9-13 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

American Legion Buckeye Boys State is a program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of a local, county and state government.

During the program, participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with a city, county and state government operated by the students elected to the various offices.

Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion posts.


Marshall Faculty Senate to have Kopp referendum

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) ­— Marshall University’s Faculty Senate decided at an emergency meeting Friday to schedule a referendum on President Stephen Kopp.

Faculty Senate Chairman Eldon Larsen told media outlets the online faculty vote will be held in early May.

The decision came a day after the Board of Governors tabled Kopp’s proposal to overhaul the school’s budget policies.

Kopp apologized Wednesday for ordering the removal of nearly all revenue funds from department accounts into a central holding account last week so the administration and chief financial officer could analyze revenues and expenses. The move was criticized by faculty members who say they weren’t notified until after the fact.

Professor Dallas Brozik said the College of Business then took a vote of no confidence against Kopp and Provost Gayle Ormiston.

A vote of no confidence is non-binding, but professor Pamela Mulder has said it has symbolic power.

Kopp, who said the money has been returned to the department accounts, has contended Marshall’s current budgeting model is not suitable for an institution of its size, especially when it’s facing a $5 million cut in state funding.

At Friday’s meeting, Kopp said “as a community, we need to come together and decide what’s best for the university in terms of how we’re going to manage our affairs in a more limited financial resource environment. That is the challenge.”