JVAC to conduct interviews on Oct. 23 and 24 for vacancies in 1st and 12th Judicial Circuits


CHARLESTON, WV – On October 23 and 24, 2018, the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission (JVAC) will conduct interviews for the pending vacancy on the 1st Judicial Circuit serving the Counties of Ohio, Brooke and Hancock and the pending vacancy on the 12th Judicial Circuit serving the County of Fayette.
Applicants for the 1st Judicial Circuit Vacancy, created by the resignation of Judge James P. Mazzone, are as follows:
  • Joseph E. Barki III, Wheeling 
  • Matthew Chapman, Wheeling 
  • Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko, Wellsburg 
  • Elgine Heceta McArdle, Wheeling 
  • Michael J. Olejasz, Wheeling 
Applicants for the 12th Judicial Circuit Vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge John Hatcher Jr., are as follows:
  • Shannon Baldwin, Bluefield 
  • Thomas H. Ewing, Edmond 
  • Thomas K. Fast, Fayetteville 
  • Larry E. Harrah II, Fayetteville 
  • Vickie L. Hylton, Danese 
  • James W. Keenan, Fayetteville 
  • Brian D. Parsons, Fayetteville 
  • E. Scott Stanton, Fayetteville​

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