Marshall, Ohio

Public Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAYETTE COUNTY,
WEST VIRGINIA
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.J. 01/15/2009
20-JA-26

Adult Respondents:
Joshua Longerbeam

Juvenile Abuse Neglect Nos. 20-JA-26

Judge Thomas H. Ewing

ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
To Whom It May Concern:
The purpose of this action is to protect the child respondent, A.J., from abuse and neglect.
The Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is seeking legal and physical custody of said child respondent, A.J. Further, the Petitioner is seeking to locate Joshua Longerbeam,or any man believing to be the father of child respondent A.J., their whereabouts are unknown. Kendra Jones is the biological mother o f A.J., who was bom on January 15, 2009.
Counsel for the Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is William C. Burdick, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 108 East Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, West
Virginia, 25840.
It appearing that the whereabouts of Joshua Longerbeam or any man believing to be the father of child respondent A.J., are presently unknown at this time, it is Ordered that Joshua Longerbeam or any man believing to be the father of child respondent A. J., obtain from the Fayette County Circuit Clerk at the Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville, West Virginia, the Petition filed in this matter. Joshua Longerbeam or any man believing to be the father of child respondent A.J., must appear and defend on or before Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in the Courtroom of the Honorable Thomas H. Ewing, Fayette County Courthouse Judicial Annex, Fayetteville, West Virginia, at which time an adjudicatory hearing will be held. Failure to answer and defend could result in a default judgment, and loss of parental rights.
Further, it is hereby Ordered that Joshua Longerbeam or any man believing to be the father of child respondent A.J., be advised o f their right to have counsel at every stage o f these proceedings. Joshua Longerbeam or any man believing to be the father o f child respondent A.J., is further advised that such proceedings may result in the severance of parental rights and the transfer of custody of said child unto the Petitioner.
The child respondent, A.J.., shall be represented by counsel at every stage o f these proceedings. The Guardian ad Litem appointed for said child is Vickie Hylton, P.O. Box 928, Beaver, WV, 25813; 304.461.3016.

ENTERED by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fayette County this 7th day ol
2021.

WILLIAM C. BURDICK
Assistant Prosecuting
Attorney

DEBORAH B.
HENDRICK, CLERK

Fayette County
Circuit Court
Fayette County,
West Virginia
Int. May 17, 24, 2021