W.Va. county school board to accept chief’s resignation

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The Wetzel County Board of Education has called a meeting to accept the resignation of the county schools superintendent, who was arrested in Charleston in a police prostitution sting.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night in New Martinsville. School board President Michael Blair issued a notice for the meeting on the school district’s website. It says the meeting’s purpose is to accept superintendent Dennis Albright’s resignation and to appoint an interim superintendent.

Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper says the 57-year-old Albright was arrested Thursday night at a hotel after police promoted a bogus escort service at the location on an Internet website. Detectives arrested six prospective customers after the men settled on a price for sex with an undercover female law enforcement officer.