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Senate Dems announce priorities

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CHARLESTON — With Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate talking about their plans for the next legislative session starting Jan. 9, Senate Democrats have unveiled their priorities for the new year. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, issued a press release this week ...

Timberline Utilities complaints detailed

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CANAAN VALLEY — Unsafe water, a lack of electricity and confusing billing practices were among the complaints made by customers of Timberline Four Seasons Utilities. The West Virginia Public Service Commission presented evidence at an all-day public meeting Thursday that Timberline Four ...

Operation Christmas Child brightens young lives

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ELKINS — For more than 20 years, Operation Christmas Child has been brightening the holiday season of youngsters in Central West Virginia and around the world. The Elkins team of Operation Christmas Child covers six counties — Randolph, Pocahontas, Webster, Upshur, Tucker and Barbour ...

DMC opens behavioral health unit for seniors

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ELKINS — Vance Jackson, FACHE, CEO of Davis Health System, today announced the opening of Laurel Place, a new 20-bed center for patients 55 and over with acute psychiatric or behavioral disorders. “Laurel Place greatly expands access to inpatient mental health treatment for seniors across ...

PSC judge hears evidence against Timberline utilities

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CANAAN VALLEY — The West Virginia Public Service Commission presented evidence against Timberline Four Seasons Utilities Thursday in an all-day hearing at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center. Public Service Commission Chief Administrative Law Judge Keith George facilitated the ...

Resort owner arrested on tax charges

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PARSONS — The owner of Timberline Four Seasons Resort is behind bars after allegedly failing to pay taxes. Frederick Stephan Herz, 56, of Milton, is charged with 12 misdemeanor counts of failure to pay hotel/motel taxes. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. According to a ...

Walden remembered fondly by students, players

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ELKINS — Former students, athletes and colleagues are remembering a longtime local principal and coach who passed away Wednesday. Richard “Dick” Walden, 89, was the principal of Elkins Junior High School for many years and achieved success coaching football, basketball and track ...

Blue Ribbon Commission delays proposal

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CHARLESTON — Distrust continues between members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education and one of its co-chairs remains as the commission Thursday delayed approving a plan to eliminate the Higher Education Policy Commission. The blue ribbon commission met by conference ...

Shop with a Cop program brings smiles to children

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ELKINS — With hopes of spreading holiday cheer, a local law enforcement agency will be offering a special Christmas gift to children in the area. In an effort to give back to the community, the Elkins Police Department will be hosting Shop with a Cop for the third consecutive ...

Upshur commissioner completes ‘basic training’

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BRIDGEPORT — Newly elected Upshur County Commissioner, Kristie Tenney recently completed a three-day “basic training” course designed for newly elected and veteran county commissioners and staff in West Virginia. The intense training offered by the County Commissioners’ ...

Exhibit opening reception set at The Arts Center

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The Arts Center will host an opening reception for a juried exhibit by members of the West Virginia Watercolor Society from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Artist Sara Ward will also have a solo exhibit opening in the Maxwell Gallery. These events are free and open to the public. In 1984 a group of ...

Elkins Parks and Recreation awarded grant

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ELKINS — At a ceremony on Dec. 10 in Morgantown, the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission was awarded a grant worth $67,747 from the West Virginia Department of Transportation Recreational Trails Program. The grant guidelines require 20 percent fund matching so the EPRC will actually ...

City plans final leaf pick-up

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins will complete a final leaf pick-up starting on Monday, Dec. 17. The crews will cover each ward in an efficient manner. All leaves must be placed at the curb by this date in order to be picked up. Please note that this will be the last leaf pick-up of the season.

Hutchison named to vacancy on Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is whole again after the appointment of Raleigh County Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the bench to replace Allen Loughry, who resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of Hutchison Wednesday afternoon. “I have known John ...

SBA grants have improved local school facilities

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ELKINS — Several schools in Randolph County have seen improvements made to the facilities after the county received grant funding from the West Virginia School Building Authority. Randolph County Schools Superintendent Gabe Devono said the county has received approximately $9.6 million ...

New website reveals state spending

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By Tim MacVean Senior Staff Writer ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners heard from the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office Wednesday regarding the implementation of a new website aimed at making government more transparent. J.B. McCuskey, West Virginia state auditor, made the ...