Full Circle - America The
Beautiful... The Fall of 2014; Throughout
the years, Valerie had
created and shared Book and / or DVD sets of our trips to
Italy in 2005, Austria in 2006, Hungary in 2008 and
America's Route 66 in 2009. The Fall of 2014 would be no
exception. As before, she would forward a copy of her October
2014 America the Beautiful Book And DVD Set to our new friends.
She would receive an appreciative response back;
"Hello, Valerie, hello, Anthony and family...We have
received the package .... It is a miraculous recollection of
a wonderful holiday with you" ... The flag which I have sent is a rare relic
of a once existing state, that does not exist anymore".
Though she was the
best ambassador anyone could have ever asked for, 2015 would have us
making decisions about our
future. To do so, we would look back to our first
experiences with tragedy.
That time would be in the decade of the
Philippi WV; The 1980's
Prologue: Bridgeport, WV 2007:
Its been four years now and we couldn't find a law firm to
perform an injunction until the developer's engaged plans
could be reviewed. Our Consulting Engineer and retired Head of Engineering for Consul Energy had
spent a considerable amount of time examining the area and reviewing
pertinent records. The Professional would inform us that we were in a tight
spot and would be hard-pressed to find an attorney, as they are all "Interconnected". Though public, private and commercial
infrastructures would bear the brunt of such a lack, I would
consider his term
"Interconnected". A term I had heard years earlier...
Philippi WV 1980's;One day, my
mother-in-law Carol Marsh appears distracted and
I ask her what is wrong. She wishes they never allowed
the gas wells to be placed on their farm. I mention the
positives of having free gas. It is not that. She mentions attorneys
all being "Interconnected", and that I would not understand. She
leaves it at that. A few years
later, Carol asks me if Valerie and I would take care of her then
young son if something
happens to her and Richard. I say yes, she is appreciative and walks
back inside the house.
(Carol Lee Marsh is a religious woman of few words, who possesses a
yet realized; Masters Degree in Theology).
It is a
cold day in February of 1987; Father-in-law Richard Marsh would later inform us that he was
rushing home to go with Carol to Bridgeport.
However, he passes her on the road, she smiles and waves. Later in
the day, Carol is killed when she is hit head-on while on Route 57
by a much larger car. Carol's small Ford Escort is absolutely
destroyed. Our 3 1/2 year old son Daniel survives. We were later informed of what Daniel
told the nurses and the hospital staff at Alderson Broaddus. He
mentions his grandmother's vocal reaction prior to the accident,
along with aspects that led some staff to believe elements of a
divine nature intervened.
My father-in-law Richard Marsh takes comfort, as he assures us that Daniel
would be a preacher some day.
(Father-in-law Richard Marsh is a descendent of the original
settlers in what would become Barbour County. His grandfather was
the well respected Sheriff of Barbour county; John Harvey Marsh).
As with most situations, the Marsh family had to
deal with my mother-in-law's funeral
preparation. It is then when Funeral Director Johnny Stemple informs us that
something is wrong. The
Coroner ruled Carol's death from a myocardial infarction and
was not the case. He states that my mother-in-law's chest was
crushed by the steering wheel. She was bruised heavily and bled
profusely, stating such does not occur if someone dies from a
myocardial infarction. Furthermore, the Coroner did not do an
Philippi Attorney John Mossesso would later warn me of
what attorneys are capable of doing to a family. He wants me to
assist - oversee the Marsh family. I refuse. I was 26 years old with
three children and my
wife just lost her mother. My children had just lost their
grandmother. My 3 1/2 year old son
just survived the crash that took his grandmother's life. The
attorney is insistent. I state
that I am not blood. It does not matter to him. I finally agree.
Richard Marsh is asked to meet an investigating police officer
at a local restaurant. During
this visit, the officer informs Richard that something is not right
with the accident. Richard tells the officer to let it go, as it
would not bring his wife back. More duress for Richard occurs when
he drives off the highway and takes out a telephone pole, sustaining
injuries and totaling his truck in the process. He would state that his lunch box slid
across the seat and he reached for it.
locates her mother's
Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Theology, I
would contact the County Coroner and ask how Carol's cause of death could be ruled as a
myocardial infarction (natural causes) without an autopsy. His voice
becomes quivery, as he kept repeating over and over "you do not understand". Nevertheless; we would find a
Sears credit card charge that turned out to be for an accidental death policy. We
Allstate Insurance the above Coroner's Certificate of Death, the
Funeral Director's Statement and 30 years of Carol's Medical
Records. Allstate honors the Accidental Death claim, expeditiously.
Richard Marsh, a well respected career coal miner and
excavator, would suffer severe nerve damage to his hands in his
later years. Nevertheless, Richard, a small man of determination,
became passionately involved in the restoration of over 300 Triple
Cross Locations that lined the highways of WV. He manages such with
the devotion of his second wife Kathleen and with the use of an
easier to hold antiquated phone handset. Valerie would create a
Crosses Across America Book for her father. A book he kept near and
one he would show many with a follow up question: What Do The Crosses Mean To You?
Life goes on and the years pass...
I will begin with a public gathering. President Clinton's
May 22, 1997 visit to Clarksburg, West Virginia. Major and regional
news networks were there. Politicians and the
crème de la crème were there. I was there, my telecommunications job finished, great food and all I had to do
was just sit back and take it all in. Alas, this was not to be, as I
would stumble into the middle of abandoned technology peripherals about
two minutes before President Clinton was presented. During his initial
presentation the President looks over at me and remarks that this is the first
Internet Broadcast of a Presidential Town Hall Meeting; The first what?
I was thrust into the moment and was
absolutely alone, but not
for long; An ABC
News Correspondent took immediate note and planted herself
directly next to me.
If something went wrong, I would be blamed. If all went well, only a few would know; not much upside.
Hall meeting ended, the news media aggressively shifted their attention to me. Though I waved them off,
one lone newscaster stays and asked if the video conferencing equipment
was the Internet,
(a legitimate question at the time, for the
uninitiated). After informing her that it wasn't, she then
asked if it could be used for her news report on the Internet. I told
her it was fine.
At a time of changing technologies
Bell Atlantic / Verizon invested in expanding the horizons a few of their
employees in regard to the new
tech and governmental style entities that were locating to the Clarksburg
- Morgantown, WV
I-79 Tech corridor: The area of ordained growth.
Though around $100,000 was invested in me
alone, I would spend evenings studying and locating further
reference manuals. At
home; I would push myself even further.
Chicago; A PHD, (not listed), would
inform me that I had broken then Industry records.
(An April 8, 1997 then Internet / Intranet Certification.
One of Six).
Educational pursuits, hosted byLearning Tree
International andBellcore / Telcordia
peppered over four years in the cities of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago,
Rockville and Silver Springs Maryland, Reston & Tysons Corner
Virginia, Lisle Illinois and Toronto Canada.
(The left roster provides one example of thirty two specific; forty
overall such classes). In this regard; I
have provided some illustrations that were reflective of the
times; A student at the Reston Town Center in Virginia would
compliment a fellow West Virginian's intellect; stating it was an exciting time and
great things were coming out of of West Virginia.
In time; I would be asked to
address other class members
(sometimes desperate) questions concerning aspects; relative to the then burgeoning Internet.
I would be informed that I was in the the top four percent in the world
within my field/s. Hughes Networks would send a large
portfolio to my home;
I would be told
that I was one of the most credentialed persons within Bell Atlantic / Verizon;
A headhunter at Tysons Corner would innocuously stress test me,
before stating that he never had
encountered someone like me, (there were a few others). He started
throwing out salaries, as he had clients that wanted me
yesterday; I refused. He said he never had someone dedicated so
much to a company.I had tenure with Bell / Verizon and was dedicated
to West Virginia.As to President's Town Hall Meeting, it would appear that forward thinking Bell
Atlantic / Verizon Managers investment in some, led to the
right person, in the right place, at the right time.
Additionally; During a time of
changing technologies, their investment led to networking with Governmental & Private Tech Companies
far beyond what Bell / Verizon / Governmental had envisioned.
During which time anything that was out of the ordinary was
corrected; future perceived problems taken care of quickly.
It was a fulfilling time until
Bell / Verizon
aggressively turned their technological innovations away from
West Virginia to more lucrative markets.
relevant I would have to move from West Virginia; If I didn't, my
background would fade, become outdated and forgotten. I stayed.
traditional stay-at-home Mom while her
children were in their formative years, was
never one to sit idle. She was a parent
volunteer program coordinator at a local
village school system for fifteen years.
She coached Special Olympians, (athletics for those that possess some
restrictions), for six years. At one point, the government rehabilitated Spelter, WV and took
out the Special Olympian's Bocce Court in the process. Valerie was
promised a new Bocce Court in either the Clarksburg or
Bridgeport WV. When the time came, neither
Bridgeport or Clarksburg would allow the Bocce
Court in their city. She contacted Daniel,
and within short order Maria Shriver’s brother
got involved. Valerie was called. It is not a
question of if, it was a question of where. Valerie chose Nutterfort Park in Clarksburg.
Within days the nicest Bocce Court many had
ever seen, was constructed.
A volunteer with the Salvation
Army and an Cosmetic Representative for
eight years, she also ran her own Nationally
recognized Internet Company and was honored
with Who's Who of Business Professionals.
Valerie would also serve as an Office Administrator
at Ameriprise Financial.
landscaping, humanity, line dancing, scrap booking and
her vintage vehicles.
1999 - The Worm Turns
July of 1999;
On the morning of a scheduled back surgery; Neurosurgeon Doctor Black enters my
hospital room and informs my wife Valerie and I, that he was no longer
practicing medicine as of
last night. Neurosurgeon Black then spoke of a Neurosurgeon White and this surgeon's excellence. He further stated that he only wanted Neurosurgeon White to
operate on me and was
was adamant that
I did not go to WVU for surgery.Neurosurgeon Black
gave Valerie my records and lateraled me to Neurosurgeon White, who
expeditiously performs a very
successful discectomy. I go home.
A little over a week later, I have extreme pain to a level never
encountered before. We go to UHC and an MRI is taken. I am noted with spinal cord damage. I am
by ambulance to
Neurosurgeon White for surgery. Neurosurgeon White
frustratingly shakes his head. The MRI is wrong. He
orders another. My spinal cord was fine.
However, I would
days in the
hospital, gritting my teeth in agony.
Neurosurgeon White believed my deep spinal trunk muscles had contracted. His treatment plan
to correct the condition was stalled by some type of interference.
A primary care would discover that I had acquired a catheter staff
infection, which inflamed an internal organ three times its
normal size. My muscles contracted in response. A painful reaction to a
painful reaction; a surgical complication. However
an agent would later notify me of a scheduled second opinion and that he had trouble
finding a doctor that would "override" a
treating Neurosurgeon. However, one was found in a remote WV town. The
agent informs me that it is likely too far for me to travel to in my
condition; (the agent wants
me to refuse the second opinion). I accept procedures and make
the appointment. The doctor criticizes multiple condition and non conditional aspects.
nurse attempts to get him to stop, as he opines a Primary Care and Neurosurgeon White. Said
surgeon views their ineptness a result of
their inexperience and youth, a tone that neither should be doctors integrates into his
disdain for their ethnicities. He overrides Doctor
White's treatment plan, stating that I need to go back to
work immediately; You're not going to get any better. I go back, peers
are taken back, supportive and do all. I do not last long.
well used colloquial phrase of "It's not Brain Surgery"
points to the fact
that Neurosurgeons were once considered top tier. That is why
the above Agent had so much
trouble finding a doctor that would "override" a treating Neurosurgeon.
However, it was changing times.
In my case, both referring and operative Neurosurgeons were dedicated
to their oaths. So much so, both would suffer the barbs of a small country doctor. One Neurosurgeon, overridden
by the same. Demeaning aspects that would cast a shadow over my future care and
teach other oath driven Neurosurgeons a lesson. They weren't top tier, anymore.
We were dealt a serious
blow. Once, which would require painstaking
documentation before delving into the
medical profession in hopes of reversing the
diagnosis of the sincere.
Though this unfortunate scenario basically ended by tech career, a
Book by Robert Schuller helped.
of the local community were aware of this condition, as it resulted in a well
documented contorted physical presence,
whose pain level and contortion increased as each day progressed.
Over time, we
visited multiple treating facilities where my condition was always diagnosed as
eventually found a well regarded Orthopedic Therapist in
Pennsylvania who performed a long study of my
condition, movements and history. The Diagnosis: The longevity of
the condition resulted in one side of
shrunken and shortened deep shoulder to trunk muscles that had pulled my right pelvis and shoulder together.
The Orthopedic Therapist stated that the
procedure that then treating
Neurosurgeon White had ordered would have worked at the acute onset. My then current medical condition was caused by whoeverinterferedwith Neurosurgeon White. The Orthopedic
Therapist's rehab plan, along with the team of therapists involved, resulted in
months of intense
In the end, I recovered.
* I would attempt
to discernthe reasons for some of
the above mentioned interferences.
I located a potential reason on a State of West
Virginia website. I notified authorities and a few days later the massive
website was removed and a single welcome page with an 800 number was put up in
its place. (This pattern would continue throughout the years to come).
In Transition; Realities Set In
We were told
that our persistence led to a medically documented miracle that overturned diagnosis's
of some of the
world's most prestigious
institutions. I had given hope to others, some
were stunned / speechless.
With a new zest on life we gave credit to God,
I was given a second chance.
Statements that I was not only medically recovered, but held onto
everything I had was also a testament to his wife.
As to my career; It involved multiple positions, various degrees of
responsibilities and various geographical areas, agencies and institutions.
Not so much Metropolitan areas or massive entities, that would be
found in Metropolitan areas. As such, I maintained core contacts and whenever
I would assist said entities. Always appreciated, especially before problems arose.
In December of 2002, it seems I
catch some off guard when I transfer to Verizon's Engineering Dept. A few months later, I was informed of an egregious error;
corporate records had been destroyed when they were sent to central
shredding. A mass retirement of Verizon peers would occur in October of 2003 and I slid quietly into the
outside engineering world.
In 2003 a
unique opportunity for the State of WV had
also dropped in our laps. Whereas, my wife
thought of taking all of our past inertias and incorporating it into something
wonderful for the State of WV. However, something else seemed to be afoot.
Developments were having
their legs taken out from under them and agreeable
landowners were basically being told to take a hike. Any semblance of the Rule
of Law had been negated, the Integrity of Property Rights had been eliminated.
A Western Front
Constructed / Overseen by Platinum Properties, Thrasher
Engineering & The City of Bridgeport
Bridgeport WV Early 2003;
Not long after the medical
establishment had pegged me as a documented medical miracle, I had come
face to face with a dubious man-made situation of dire consequences.
Managers for Thrasher Engineering, Platinum Properties and the City
of Bridgeport constructed and / or allowed an
adjoining landowner's generational locust post grid fence
line to be used as a crucial part in a development's construction.
A development managed by Morgantown based Platinum Properties owner's
Milan Puskar, Parry Petroplus and Steve Lorentz. The result would be
Guaranteed to Fail Constructs, which also housed ill-placed explosive
The below second and third images illustrate sample areas,
an adjoining landowner's locust post grid fence line had been incorporated into
a developmental design. A design, that
supported a developer's steep
loose fill support slope, which in
two buildings and a hodgepodge of explosive underground gas
lines and a City's high pressure
water line. The
Platinum Properties and the
City of Bridgeport, would tell us to take a hike.
contacted the Department of Environmental Protection...
2003 - The Department of
The DEP Agent
Knew Exactlywhere the location was.
He had stopped
the developer earlier from pushing fill over the trees at
the head of the valley,
(refer to the first image above). In
his own words; "They were going to bring the whole valley
He then asked; Where are They now?
He was told where, and that they had used a
locust post grid fence line to support two new buildings and that the
roof drains of both buildings. Roof drains, which could not be located. TheDEP Agent
said there were no laws that would allow him to intervene.
He theninformed us that our ages made us unique, as what wasgoing
to happen in the future, usually occurs to older people
after a spouse passes away. As "They"
usually wait until such a time as older people do not have
the resources to fight. .... It's usually a widow in this
such, a documented case is needed so laws could be passed to
make sure this does not happen to anyone else in the future.
Laws come from Cases. Older
people cannot fight. Thus, no Cases to form new
laws from. They needed a documented case.
So, I Decided To Honor The
Agent's Request & Document All For Posterity...
Further inquires, would be handled by those who relayed what their
Attorneys had said, or those who simply followed their
directives. As time passed, Attorneys would move closer down Governmental and the
Regulatory ranks. Though systematic steps and subsequent two
year pauses were employed, all appeared a waste of time,
as "They" could have engaged a more aggressive
approach and no one would have noticed; outside a
few Europeans. Nevertheless, we would be informed that these
guys could not be fought, as "They" would tie up Ten Years of your life and utterly destroy you.
lesson to others who dare challenge them. A valid point,
exhibited by a Petroleum Development Executive, whose
exhibited stark palatable fear of
Platinum Properties. Odd, I worked for a much larger
Verizon and never sensed such
corporate fear before.
I wondered; Would we be
dealing with a future of legitimate WV Corporations and Governmental
something else altogether?
Diagrams: Platinum Properties, The City of Bridgeport's &
Thrasher Engineering's Allowed
Lateral Support Area
2002 to 2003
my notifications to the City were followed by then un-realized
Platinum's Rich Lane to one of their soon to be Partners;
The City of Bridgeport. A Re-zoning that was expeditiously pushed through
by then City representative Attorney Robert Greer.
During which time Platinum Properties, The City of
Bridgeport and the State of West Virginiawould soon consummate a 2003
Multi-Million Dollar Tax Payer Funded
Partnership. A Partnership which would fog
future liabilities for the
massive damages to come.
Soon, Private, Public, Federal and
State Properties and Infrastructures would suffer a later
city manager's prophetic city wide warnings, that were attached to the 1996 Thrasher
Engineering Plan; (Focal image, above left).
--- "Radically Disturb Current Boundaries" --- "Once Boundaries Are
Pierced Encroachment Will Be Nearly Impossible To Control."--- "...A
Cancerous Effect" ---" "Suburbia -Rapidly
Values"---"Deterioration of our Central
Neighborhoods"---"Residential Communities Will Begin to
Crumble"---"Should Not Consider Zoning Actions At
The Whim Of Any Individual
I contacted Platinum Properties Insurance Company; Cincinnati Insurance. Their
Pennsylvania Agent arrived to look over the area. As he crossed the fence line
onto our property, he asked how long we have owned this land; (since 1929). Later, he viewed
109 & 113 Platinum Drive's fence line area from the vantage
point of our home area. He responded, Oh No!
2005 Jackson & Kelly -
2004, I had spoken to a CincinnatiInsurance
Platinum Properties reluctance to correct Thrasher
Engineering's locust post grid fence line support
area. It did not
make sense to him either. I
informed him that I offered Platinum Properties the
use of our property without financial consideration
to do so. The
Agent stated that CincinnatiInsurancewas
not going to insureany
further developmental endeavors until "They" agreed
to fix the area.
Mason Steele, a 200 Corpening Drive Neighbor &
Enraged City of Bridgeport Supervisor, filed a
USFS Regulatory Complaint.
A meeting would
follow at the Law Firm of Jackson & Kelly's in
Morgantown, WV. Attorney Eric London for Jackson &
George Stewart forCincinnati
George Stewart, the
counsel for CincinnatiInsurance,
The Lead. He spoke about the construction
agreed to correct the area, build a support wall and divert the drainage away
from us and to the rear of Building B, 109 Platinum Drive. We in turn, engaged
for the construction of our new garage. An endeavor, that was stressed to both
attorneys, who wished us well, as they
shook our hands.
(2) on the
right, was my addition to the agreement. It would
put Platinum Properties drainage back to its original
The drainage route it had before Platinum Properties
rerouted it. (It would save all future headaches).
The Cincinnati Insurance Agent was
Properties and their Insurance Company's Attorney
did indeed need an Agreement before they were allowed
to topographically consummate their Partnership with
the State of WV and the City of Bridgeport, WV.
May of 2005...
From The Agreement
May 2005 - Europe & West Virginia
The construction of our new large car garage was well underway
Valerie and I were on our first trip to Europe. Whereas, we would find
ourselves in a restored fifteenth century farmhouse in Tuscany with businessmen and a Vatican historian. West Virginia
had been favorably mentioned, and while I wondered about the
logistics of managing kindled interest in WV, my young son would
call. He was terrified, as "They" (The Partners) were ripping
massive virgin trees
out by their roots, bonfires, etc. To calm him, I told him I was
aware, even though it was the first I'd heard of it. I could only wonder what was going on and
consider the "coincidence" of our being out of the country.
The Jackson and Kelly / Cincinnati Insurance Agreement was not honored.
Though the then reasons, could not be surmised, we pushed on. We would have our
past excursions behind us, our 2007 Hungarian Trip scheduled and our friends were picking up steam
in his promotion of West Virginia.
All was reaching a most positive Apex...
2005 - 2006:
Strategic Infrastructure Business Plans
Firm Jackson and Kelly's 2005 Fraudulent Agreement allowed Platinum Properties,
the State of WV's and The City of Bridgeport to engage their Partnered
Northern Front Endeavors. However, Platinum Properties Western Front,
(Agreement Area), worsened. So, I spent considerable time
forwarding Platinum Properties Managing Attorneys
Three Contractor Estimates for Lateral Support Walls
and images of Three Current Lateral Support Walls. I
also forwarded an Engineering Proposal, and they had
their own Engineer's begging proposal. They ignored all.
The Agreement Area - All Goes Sideways
Bucking Building February 26, 2007
July 13, 2007 Engineering Report
Building 109 & 113 Platinum
Drive's roof downspouts shared an restrictive 6 inch underground
drainage line. A bottleneck, which allowed the
roofs of both 109 & 113 Platinum Drive
to be used as Retention Ponds. An intricate engineering endeavor that was based on
locust post grid fence for lateral support. However, said endeavor
possessed one fatal flaw.
Building 109 Platinum Drive had been partially placed over a westerly
located, ending edge of a coal seam. Coal does not like water.
Platinum's Surface Drainage had been flowing over onto our property
for some time.
Platinum's underground roof drainage system was also ruptured. So, Platinum's
underground drainage was also being Pumped
our property as well.
Again, a Locust Post Grid Fence Support Wall is not a
good idea to most. Especially, when it is suffering the above. Additionally, Platinum Properties did not heed the advice to keep large garbage trucks from the rear area
of 109 & 113 Platinum Drive until their
engineered Locust Post Grid Fence Lateral Support Wall was
The unhindered garbage trucks
compacted the loose fill lot area and everything else
crushed the 6
inch underground drainage line, and Platinum's
roof drainage met the crushed area.
So, their roof drainage traveled backwards toward its source area; 109 &
113 Platinum Drive. 109 Platinum Drive partially sat on a coal seam. Coal does not like water
and swells in protest. Thus; by late 2006, building 109
Platinum Drive was suffering another upheaval.
February of 2007, Platinum's contractors open up the
collapsed 6 inch underground drainage line. Pent up
drainage is released. My recently widowed
Aunt reports it, and such could not be hidden anymore.
Our then Engineer, in
the most polite and agreeable fashion, hints & alludes to the
in his report on the right.
A physician had advised us to abandon our home, to let the
Partners win. If we ended up in a small home with our health, we would be far
better off. He also did not want me to re-injure myself for the welfare of those
in the community that believed in my year’s earlier documented medical miracle.
You inspired so many. Don't let them down; Added duress.
We not only had our finances at risk, but our past, present and future, along
with the reputation of the State of WV (that our foreign friends had been
touting), as well. Nevertheless; the physical efforts to save all, resulted in re-injury.
Rule of Law Capitalism -
Takes A Hit, Recovers and Is Immediately Taken Down Again.
2007: Our longtime visitor, and America's Un-official, but highly successful Foreign
was curious and wanted to again see the Platinum Properties original Locust Post Grid Fence
not believe the constructive attempts that were taking place were
even allowed, yet alone the original construction.
He stated; in Germany when
someone wants to build astructure,
the adjoining landowners. Once
construction begins, if something is wrong, the local authority
it is corrected. If something like this occurred, a judge would
order the building torn down and the fill removed. The role
of attorneys were mentioned.
He stated, Germany also hasattorneys;
not matter in such a situation. This is America.
The contradictions were
too great and thepromotionofWest
potential ended with a thud. All
finance we put forth to accommodate this potential was adrift
and likely over. However, in October 2011,
Hope Reappeared. Prominent European Business Interest in Clarksburg WV was
kindled. Then it was crushed by the subsequent actions of Bridgeport Managing
"We Greet Our American Friends"
The initial aid
extended by various West Virginians to foreign travelers in 2003
sparked personal friendships with those whose life experiences and
international acquaintances created a rare opportunities to put WV in a positive
light. Our home in West
Virginia had become a focal point of international interest, our
family viewed representative of our State.
We would listen as our friend would glowingly describe West Virginia's
beauty along with the cultural aspects, (his favorite part, the people), and it's hidden potential.
later guidance in
diplomacy led to follow up missives that expressed regards from some
of the people we met during our European travels:
They want to know when
the Americans are coming back. "... You have represented your country well --- Some have never
seen Americans before, (Eastern
Law Firm Jackson & Kelly and Cincinnati Insurance
Company's Attorneys created a 2005 Agreement. An Agreement to
construct a legitimate lateral support wall and to remove their drainage off
of our property area and redirect the drainage back to its original Southerly direction by September of 2005. The Agreement was fraudulent.
As such; drainage induced
upheavals at coal seam placed 109 Platinum Drive occurred.
In December of 2007contractor reactionaries led to an event that
in an opposite (Society Effecting) Northerly direction. For U.S Route 50
and other Northerly and Westerly located entities, drainage
induced collapse and hardships from this
December 9, 2007
March of 2008 - Alleged Conflict of Interest
Within a few months of the above, missives
over another development appears in a
Harrison County Weblog. While a
sentimental Attorney and native Bridgeportonian appears to question
those who are manipulating her hometown of
Bridgeport. A private citizen has another Attorney file a Writ to compel the City of Bridgeport toward an action and
alleging conflict of interest. One would be
labeled a trouble maker, another enters government; Nevertheless, a record.
stalwart souls had attempted to assist us since 2003. However, they were
correct to back away after Platinum Properties
Devastated McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and
U.S Route 50. For as the drainage, unanswerably devastated everything in its
path, "They" would have figuratively
devastated anyone in
Their Path. For instance; A young State Road
Supervisor and a head-nodding Thrasher Engineer
literally hold my elderly father responsible for all. Nonetheless, my subsequent
conversation with McDonalds Corporate and their Attorney/s expeditiously ended the scheme. Though he was never mentioned again, McDonalds
Corporate would later
mention their ire with the above Platinum Properties, the drainage dumping area that was constructed
and / or by Platinum
Properties, The City of Bridgeport and
July 28, 2011 - Public Notifications
By February of 2010, I had presented my
findings to a Lawmaker
(new laws) and overall developmental drainage concerns to the
Harrison County Commission.
Nothing came out of either.
July of 2011, an
Attorney had informed
us that the failing Corpening
Drive retention pond's drainage and sediment release was effecting his
News articles had been published of Delegate
Manchin's Request for input on new
laws andEnvironmental Activist
Call for Federal Intervention over issues, that would be
similar to the later concerns of then Senator
It appeared, time had caught up. So, on July 28, 2011,
I placed my 2003 - 2008
my future concerns in the public
found a way to
Ten days later, a Storm Occurs.
Three months later, an Engineering / Legal Professional arrives and I find out that more are going
2011 - This Is Not American Engineering
October of 2011:A Jesuit educated, tenured
Professional arrives. He is mesmerized by The State Of West
Virginia's, The City of Bridgeport's & Platinum Properties Partnered
"This Is Not American Engineering."
Why had "They" removed a forest out of
massive lateral support slope? His concerns are noted over the
long abandoned retention pond and its extreme design inadequacies. He
informs me that I should have been paying closer attention and
intervened sooner. (We were in Italy in May of 2005, when the
Partners engaged it). He viewed my societal status as one that
needed to protect those located easterly of the slope area. For
those of weaker standing were going to pay the price, and they would.
Platinum Drive - U.S Route 58 To Fellowship
received the following day. A vehicle had been washed away and a new
wing of a church had four inches of mud in its new lower level. The plaintiff points to Platinum Properties, The State of WV's and City of
Bridgeport's Developmental Extension.
News Coverage Image Map
U.S Route 50 and its adjoining and
adjacent areas began experiencing extensive drainage damage by
October of 2003. However news coverage did not begin until February
of 2007. Though most news organizations stayed within set parameters,
WBOY did not.
March of 2012 - A Message
March of 2012:
message is received from the Professional. The Engineering Plans for
the Taxpayer Funded Support
Slope and Retention Pond, had not been followed in any
regard. End of Message.
March of 2012 - Engineering
State of West Virginia's Buchart Horn Engineered Massive Lateral
Support Slope and Retention Pond was now a confirmed
Debacle.2): Thrasher Engineering's
109 and 113 Platinum Drive Lateral Support Debacle,
Matter of Record and
Terradon Engineering's later 2007 repair of Thrasher Engineering's
original Platinum Drive Debacle, had been viewed
Banana Republic in its allowances.
These Engineering Debacles possessed one common denominator. All were based on the
concentrated encroachments and / or use of our property.
So, this wasn't about creating new laws, nor about adding new
regulations. It was something all together different.
A then epiphany,
which possessed little time for anyone to digest.
April of 2012 - Gave
April 9, 2012:
A Clarksburg Exponent news article (far left) appears to transfer responsibility for the
Large Slope and Retention Pond at the feet of the late Milan Puskcar and Parry Petroplus.
After the News Article, It
was acknowledged that "They" put in on us and gave us no
quarter, to let bygones be bygones. A request to meet Bridgeport's City Mayor and
City Manager would follow. The current Mayor, who was also an attorney, was facing
potential criminal and civil charges. I Refuse To Meet.
April 20, 2012;
The Federal Government
arrives in WV, (article left). Within months, they address a microcosm in Mingo County. A man had met with some officials
and took their advice. He ended up in jail. The Federal
Government intervenes and the man was released from Prison.
A Federal Judge,
A Prosecutor, A Chief Magistrate and A Commissioner
Took His Place.
In short order, the State of West Virginia, The
City of Bridgeport and Platinum Properties separate. Millions of Taxpayer
Dollars would be re-termed a Conduit Transfer, placed in a
Debt note and punted to the Milan Puskar Trust. Multiple
LLC's become involved, as managerial/s transfer to
Phoenix Group LLC. (Possible moves to avoid punitive
damages, which would have involved all Partnered Parties).
Area Map - Repetitive Drainage Damages
The Map bellows illustrates all the areas that were hit by damaging drainage throughout the years.
Many areas were hit repeatedly. Some
were hurt and sent to the
August of 2012 - Revealed Natural
August 31, 2012 Auction Flyer
Within a few
months of the Federal Government's arrival, Real Estate Auction Signs would appear
along U.S Route 50 & Corpening Drive. An August 31, 2012 Auction
flyer, whereas 80 + or - Acres was topographically highlighted for sale, is
noted on the right.
However, the accesses and the red highlighted area were wrong. The highlighted
area included parcels of (74.75 Acres) ( 49.38 Acres) and a remainder (30 to 40
acres). So, about 160 total Acres.
The Auctions occurs and an owner of Platinum
Properties calls in and puts forth his willingness to work
with any purchaser. All attendees are
informed that the only viable access to the
Auction Property/s was located between a
singular existing building and the
State of West Virginia's, The City of Bridgeport's and Platinum Properties' Massive
lateral support slope.
No Sale, as the bids did not come near the potentials of a long rumored,
developmental finished $500,000 an acre.
It also appeared, that our filled in valley area would bridge into the commercially in-accessible "160 Acre" Auction properties. Thus; we owned the can't get from A to C, without going through B properties.
But where would the fill come from?
By 2014, we had been told that we would be
sitting good in "Ten Years". That the large
Mountainous Areas (image right) that currently
separates the Eastpointe Development from
Platinum Drive would be taken down in the future
and our valley filled in. Now we knew where the fill would come
adjoining properties, along with our filled in property area, would supply major
commercial acreage. All of which, would bridge into the aforementioned 160 Acre
Auction Area Properties. Making all Commercially Accessible. A future bridge,
over the Westerly located Route 58, would also be of note.
It was common knowledge that the next area of Metropolitan growth was going to be between the
Southerly located City of Clarksburg and the Northerly located City of Morgantown, WV.
"When finished, one will not be able to tell where one city began or the other ended".
That is some growth.
However, unbeknownst to us
and many others: The North to South area was just one, howbeit topographically
restrictive, opportunity. The other wide open juggernaut lay West to East.
Consider; The now termed: "Keys to the Kingdom Property". The can't get from
A to C, without going through B Properties.
also adjoin an established, however static.(Eastpointe Business Park Phase II; Image Right).
Properties that will save, that which
has already been developed.
Properties, that are sorely needed for
overall area drainage redesign.
Properties, whose strategic location,
is the only way to allow for massive, yet
safe developmental expansion.
With the above stated; its all about location. So, view a Developmental Opportunity that is truly "Good for the People" and the Investors.
With the above stated: (Our property is now for sale:) The only stipulation. All current lessees will be honored.
you are more comfortable with a Realtor,
let me know and I will provide his name.
Revealed Man - Made Needs
In addition to Natural Needs,
The City of Bridgeport, Platinum Properties and the State of West Virginia have
also "priced in" Unnatural
Man-Made needs. Some of which reveal:
long term viability of 109 and 113 Platinum Drive,
depends on the
further acquisition of
2) The long
term viability and safe use
of the Taxpayer Created
Large CityNet Lateral
Support Slope, depends on the further
acquisition of our
3) Overall area drainage redesign, depends on the further
acquisition of our property.
Drainage relief and redesign for Route 58 and U.S.
Route 50, (The George
Washington Turnpike), depends on the further
acquisition of our property.
The images below provide a feel for the area, Interstate 79 &
U.S Route 50's traffic levels and flow patterns.
The couple with my wife were well known in
various parts of the world. The man maintained his decades of International
business contacts. Though his interest dimmed for the
lack of the Rule of Law; the
Federal Government arrived in 2012 and the Rule
of Law and Property Rights have improved
Within a few months of the Federal Government's arrival, an associate and I uncover newly created
Tax Map 33B.
A Map, whereas
one of our focal property parcels,
along with all governmental and private
had been moved to the Jurisdiction of the City of
(July 8, 2012 Jurisdictional Changes - Image Right).
Six months after the above discovery,
notices a situation which leads to a re-opening
of an earlier June of 2007 PSC Complaint. However, the
recent Map 33B Jurisdictional moves impacts the original
PSC Complaint area. One
side is now
under the Jurisdiction of the City of
side still in the City of Bridgeport.
(February 2013 PSC Image, Bottom Right).
The Cross-Jurisdictional PSC Complaint is
re-opened and the response is immediate. All Jurisdiction is transferred back to the
City of Bridgeport and political hell breaks loose. The back transfer
of the developmental and private properties to the City of Bridgeport's
jurisdiction took the DMV (WV
Department of Motor Vehicles) with it. The DMV is not
located in Clarksburg WV anymore. An uproar ensues.
A Governor is called in.
The DMV is
back to and Re-Integrated into the planned WV State Office Building that
is being located in downtown Clarksburg, WV
A second wave of re-engineering dollars is engaged. Dollars needed to
reintegrate the DMV back into the planned downtown Clarksburg WV
State Office building.
PSC - Stabilities
their investigate process, the PSC rules that the stability of the ground a utility
resides on, is the responsibility of the landowner. In
December of 2006 Quit Claimed
which occurs in December of 2006,
when 109 & 113 Platinum Drive were in the processes of dealing with their then structural, utility
Once the PSC closed our Utility
I forwarded my final letter to the Public Services Commission of West Virginia on
October 19, 2013
Excerpts From Said Final Letter of October 19,
"We all can agree that two recent events shed light on the
importance of education, geological and structural
Recent Gas Explosion in
11, 2013) obliterated a home and killed an eleven year old
"The Gas Line Explosionin Sissonville(December
11, 2012) that melted a highway and destroyed homes ... In this
case; Human Life
Appears To Have Been Devalued".
two days of said letter;
Gas Line Explosion
in Pennsboro, WV on
October 21, 2013. A citizen is killed and
authorities cannot decide the
A few days later, a news anchor ends the confusion when she
vividly describes witness accounts of seeing Big Blue Flames. (Natural
Gas Burns Blue). The official cause is then reported as Natural Gas.
Utilities & Safety
In Normal Situations: Utility Companies will relocate their large utility
lines to address ground Instabilities. If there are no property areas for
utility/s to relocate to, the utilities would simply shut off their
lines until the landowner corrects his support instabilities. It's all about safety.
Thus; the ground in which a utility resides is the responsibility of the landowner. However, the responsibility of protecting the Public resides with the
Example: Though not officially a utility; Petroleum Development Corporation took action in regards to a
2004 Miss Utility Line Verification. (PDC shut their Gas
Line off. But never went back)
The 109 & 113 Platinum Drive's (man-made) situation/s were abnormal.
Pressurized / Explosive Utilities were directly placed in,
or covered over by a man-made
endeavor. All was openly and notoriously
supported by a generational landowner's locust post grid
fence line. A lateral support, that was engaged and overseen
by a Developer, City and an Engineering Firm.
With the above stated;
Though such construction and utility negligence (later referred to as criminal) is never allowed to occur,
the above scenario's existence would be
defended by a host of direct and in-direct managing
By mid 2006, a tenured
State Road Contractor
informed us that he could construct a
"State Road Quality"
Lateral Support Wall and divert all of Platinum Properties drainage back to the
rear of building 109 Platinum Drive. He also noted the explosive potentials that the
City of Bridgeport's High Pressure Water Line poses; (July 5, 2007 Engineering
Report on Right).
As such, Platinum Properties Locust Post Lateral Grid Support Wall would stay in place.
Once the State Road Quality Lateral Support Wall was finished, Platinum's Locust Post
Support Wall would then be absorbed.
Platinum Properties didn't want the input of
the State Road Contractor or
any other offers of assistance.
2007 - All Goes Sideways
February of 2007;
A widowed Aunt notified
authorities at the City of Bridgeport WV of something amiss. All of
which, pointed to the upper area of 109 and 113 Platinum Drive. The
exact area whereas the Platinum Properties, The City of Bridgeport and Thrasher
Engineering allowed a locust post grid fence line to laterally support the
development's underground (some explosive) utilities and two buildings.
The same exact area, that Law Firm Jackson & Kelly's 2005 Agreement, was to have corrected by September of 2005.
February of 2007:
Jackson & Kelly Attorney was appointed to the
(PSC) Commission "... He previously served as a
Manager and Member in the Business Law Department of Jackson & Kelly,
on public utilities and business and commercial transactions". An appointment, which fell a few months
After 109 Platinum Drive's late 2006 upheavals, and a few months
Before a June 2007 PSC Utilities Complaint was filed that addressed
support instabilities of Platinum's underground utility laden area.
A 2007 PSC Complaint
of 2007 PSC Complaint results in
Platinum Properties address-ment of their Utility laden,
Lateral Support area.
However, as with all past endeavors; No other landowners were
August of 2007,
Platinum Properties engages
so called "Engineering Repair".
eyed contractors were turned loose. They dug at the hill. The one thing
the Tenured 2006 State Road Contractor said not to do.
December of 2007, the unguided youth would
create conditions that veers massive drainage and destroys large
areas of Bridgeport, WV.
July 8, 2012
February of 2013 - PSC
July 5 2007 Engineering Report
Utility Dangers - A
I was a 19 year old lineman and about 65 feet up on
a telephone pole. Two senior linemen are using a
large line truck to pull up a long length of steel
runner cable through an upper metal guide. The steel
runner cable catches on a boulder on my
left side, holding it down. I yell for the other
lineman to stop, but they did not hear me. The metal
guide breaks and the steel runner cable drops
down across me. In slow agonizing motion they
tightened up a very long section of cable across me. They finally stop
when they felt the line truck strain. Once the other
lineman realize what had occurred, they reverse the
pulling action. I am then swung around the telephone
pole. My right hook came out; the other
hook was locked deep in the pole from the stressors. On
paper, the angles and pull strains should have
broken both my legs backwards and wiped me down the
Electrical Hazards: Days later; I receive an electrical shock. The
telephone pole area tests positive for electricity.
The Power Company is called.
power lines are 35.5 KV inverted. Which means; the positive and negative power lines are
reversed. The clearance,
or buffer zone, from the closest bottom
power line is 96 inches. We had been working, within 30 inches of the bottom positive
Extremely dangerous, as electricity jumps, or arcs,
to the shortest path to ground; be it metal or man.
In addition to mentors, I start studying technical specs, from this point
forward. As such is not going to happen to me or anyone else again. A habit, I would engage throughout my career and life; wherever it took me.
The above situations occurred long before LLC's were created, the latter
devaluations to human life and the gaming effects that legal mindsets groomed
into LLC's. Nevertheless;
there are other dangers inherent to all public and private infrastructures. For
Instance. Aerial Utilities are dependent on proper clearances, ground and
support structures. The danger to workers and the public is injury or fatalities
from falling structures and / or electrocution. Buried utilities are dependent
on proper ground support. The prominent dangers are explosions, along with
further ground movements and collapse, all of which lead to other initial or
Utilities - An Observed Worst Case -109 Platinum Drive To City of The Bridgeport
Combined Structural & Electrical Hazards: A
Regional Data Company branches out and places a metal strand and fiber
optic cable from 109 Platinum Drive to the City of Bridgeport. It is one
of the worst cases of (man-made) non-supportive
structural placements and electrical hazard potentials that I had ever
encountered. To avoid conflicts of interest, I remove myself from all
Verizon Interactions for the overall area and turn it over to others.
I was later informed that a Verizon Supervisor had received political pressure to allow
the company to leave their constructs in place, (unheard of). However, all was removed
after the Verizon supervisor requested a signed paper
relieving him of all liabilities.
staked a pole line in Platinum Properties so called
"Engineered" Slip Repair. I notified Alleghany Engineers,
who were unnerved, as the client never told them. In addition, the
lack property area had led to an in-excess of parameters design.
Nevertheless; the client's
Managing Attorney wanted to know why I intervened. So, I sent him a
to the repair; a slope of rubble and fill, a design
that was not reviewed by the City of Bridgeport
Engineering Department or any other engineering firm
for concurrence before the instigation of the repair
work. No other agency, organization or adjoining
landowners were involved for review. Though the area
may be aesthetically pleasing, the long term
viability of the structural integrity is
questionable. It is imprudent to place any other
utility structure in this area. It would be
especially reckless to knowingly allow a utility,
whose structural integrity and design strength is
based on the stability of the ground on which it is
set, to be placed in this area".
Utility - Reported Structural Fatalities
Collapse of Two Cell Phone Towers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety &
Health Administration is investigating the
Collapse of Two Cell Phone Towers that killed three men
Saturday morning near Summit Park.
OSHA spokeswoman Leni Fortson told The Exponent Telegram
Sunday that the agency is concerned about an alarming
increase in the number of injuries and fatalities on
communication tower work sites.
The above story sheds
light on the importance of stable ground and / or proper
Utility - Explosions - Property
Ownership Points to Platinum Drive
Tress, Do Earth Work for New LED
Billboard on U.S Route 50 By Jeff
Toquinto on July 21, 2014
At this time
last week, one lane of U.S. Route 50 East, below
the intersection with Emily Drive near the Home
Depot Plaza intersection was blocked
off as earth and trees were being cleared.
As it turns out, the trees
weren’t being removed due to concerns with them interfering with overhanging
power wires. Recently, the City of Bridgeport issued a building permit to Lamar
Advertising for a project on the property. The property will be used to erect
another LED billboard sign that will be visible heading to motorists on U.S.
permit was for $10,900. According to the permit, the property is
actually owned by Morgantown-based Petroplus Properties. It’s the same company that
owns the land along Platinum Drive, where several businesses –
including the Department of Motor Vehicles is located