By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mayor Earnest Sparks said this week he will be making a trip to Russia later this month for the formal signing of a sister cities agreement with Peterhof.
"It appears there's some real good possibilities for economic development. I'd be remiss in my responsibilities to the city if I didn't go," Sparks said Thursday. When asked about making the trip at a council meeting last month, he said he was undecided.
He's scheduled to make the five-day trip to Peterhof on Sept. 20, Sparks said. There he will meet his counterpart, Mayor Andre Nikolaevitch Likhachev.