Tax talk at town hall meeting canceled

WEIRTON – A town hall meeting scheduled Wednesday in the city was canceled by its organizer just hours before it was to begin.

Nick Fuscardo, owner of Fuscardo’s Barbershop, said he canceled the meeting after learning Wednesday that state Sen. Jack Yost, D-Wellsburg would be unable to attend because of a personal commitment.

Yost was to be the special guest for the meeting.

During the last several months, Fuscardo circulated a petition to urge the elimination of a tax he says charges businesses on the tools of their trade.

He said without Yost, he didn’t believe there would be any point in holding the meeting.

“It would just be me speaking to the choir,” Fuscardo said.

During a previous interview, Fuscardo indicated he had more than 700 area residents sign the petition. He also had noted his intention was to take the petition and his concerns to the Hancock County Commission once he thought he had collected enough signatures.

Fuscardo did not indicate if the town hall would be rescheduled.