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VA deaths discussed in congressional hearing

PARKERSBURG — The suspicious deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg were cited Wednesday at a congressional subcommittee meeting on preventing clinical harm to veterans. Recent events in West Virginia and elsewhere were raised at the hearing streamed live of the ...

Pink Ribbon Concert Series coming to Elkins

ELKINS — The Pink Ribbon Concert Series is coming to Elkins on Friday, Oct. 25. These concerts are sponsored by Mon Health Systems with organizational help from the West Virginia Jazz Society. The proceeds from these concerts, taking place throughout the region, are set to benefit Mon ...

New Rotary Club of Buckhannon Upshur has first meeting

BUCKHANNON — “Congratulations and welcome to the 30 charter members of the new Rotary Club of Buckhannon Upshur, West Virginia, USA!” The email above from Rotary International makes the Rotary Club of Buckhannon Upshur officially club number 90490 in the organization. Club ...

Missing hikers found safe

TUCKER COUNTY — On Tuesday night, two hikers in their late 60s were reported lost in the Dolly Sods area. The hikers were located Wednesday morning, having suffered no injuries. “The hikers were not taken to the hospital,” said Robert Metzger, chief of the Canaan Valley Fire ...

Coalton man facing felony charges

ELKINS— A Coalton man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly robbing another man. Ryan Neil Coberly, 28, is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy. His bond was set for $30,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler. According to the criminal complaint ...

Mill Creek woman charged with shoplifting

ELKINS — A Mill Creek woman is facing a felony charge after an alleged shoplifting incident. Jennifer Fay Lambert, 32, is charged with third offense shoplifting. Her bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint ...

Buckhannon man facing drug and fleeing charges

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested on charges dating back to 2016 after he allegedly bolted from Upshur County Sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve a meth lab warrant. Derrick Junior Hardisty, 31, was charged with operating or attempting to operate a meth lab, a felony; ...

President Trump to speak at shale conference

President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23 and 24 at the David L. ...

Search for missing man to continue

BUCKHANNON — Family members of a Buckhannon man missing since Monday morning during a big game hunting trip in Utah are traveling to the area as the search was expected to continue today. Carl Crumrine, 69, and a head mine foreman with Arch Coal, planned the hunting trip with a good friend ...

Tracking the Creature

ELKINS — A local Big Foot hunter is sharing his experiences in searching for the famed woodlands creature of lore. Daniel “Boone” Smith of Glady — “they call me Daniel Boone because I spend a lot of time in the woods,” he said — claims to have encountered Big Foot several ...

State officials announce new drug program

ELEANOR — State officials announced Tuesday the re-branding of a program to help people recovering from drug addiction to receive job training and enter the workforce. Gov. Jim Justice, joined by representatives with the Department of Health and Human Resources, WorkForce West Virginia, the ...

Petition seeks to quiet plant

ELKINS — A grass-roots group of local residents has prepared a petition with more than 100 signatures asking the Hamer Pellet Fuel Company to install noise abatement measures at its plant in South Elkins. The group, which calls itself “Elkins, Make It Quiet!,” has sent the petition and ...

Education forum tackles charter schools, teacher position vacancies

ELKINS — Charter schools and teacher position vacancies were among the topics discussed during a community education forum. The Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club hosted the forum at the Kump Education Center. Taking part were Delegate Cody Thompson, D-Randolph County; Dale Lee, ...

Wreck claims B-UHS junior

QUEENS — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior was killed in a wreck Sunday evening after being ejected when the vehicle she was driving rolled over and crashed. The driver, Jenna Davis, 16, was deceased upon arrival, according to Senior Trooper P.J. Robinette with the Buckhannon ...

McCuskey to headline Lincoln Day Dinner

ELKINS — West Virginia State Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner presented by the Randolph County Republican Executive Committee Sunday. State Supreme Court Justice Tim Armstead will be the guest speaker for the event, to be ...

Buckhannon Toyota donates $20,000 to backpack programs

BUCKHANNON — The cupboards for the backpack programs at Upshur County Schools will be a little fuller thanks to a sizable donation from Buckhannon Toyota. On Monday, the local dealership donated $20,000 to Upshur County Schools which will be distributed to all seven elementary schools, ...

Reginald Calhoun

Reginald Don Calhoun, 77, of Upper Tract, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. at Pendleton Manor in Franklin. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Jay and Jed Hartman ...

Two-Vehicle Wreck at Intersection

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson A two-vehicle collision took place Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Robert E. Lee Avenue in Elkins. A Chevrolet car collided with a Ford pickup truck. No further information was available at press time.