Preston County BOE’s West Preston School case moves forward

KINGWOOD — A hearing was held Dec. 21 to consider motions in the Preston County Board of Education’s case against several companies involved with construction of the new West Preston School.

In January, the board filed a civil suit against Capitol Valley Contracting Inc., of Elkview; Architectural Vision Group Ltd., of Cleveland; Lewis Land Professionals Inc., of Wadsworth, Ohio; and Great American Insurance Co., of Cincinnati.

Great American’s motion sought to bifurcate discovery on parts of the suit. Lewis Land presented a motion for summary judgment. GPD Group sought to have Ebersole Structural Engineers Ltd., of Akron, Ohio, dismissed from the suit. GPD acquired Ebersole. Both were added to the suit by the board after the initial filing.

According to the lawsuit, the contractor in the second phase of construction found the foundation and site work were improperly done.