There's a new member on the state's Board of Education. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the appointment of Keyser-native Scott Rotruck early this month. Rotruck fills a vacancy left by Wade Linger who resigned from the board, citing the current makeup of the state Legislature as his reason for leaving.
Rotruck has worked for decades in the energy sector and has spent a lot of time as an energy lobbyist in Charleston. He spoke with West Virginia Public Broadcasting about a range of topics from his educational philosophy, to climate change, to how he plans as a board member to deal with tension between the board and lawmakers.