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Rotary member offers recruiting tips

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Rotary Club members learned tips on how to recruit new members to join the organization. During its weekly meeting, club member Dean Everett exposed fellow members to helpful strategies on drafting new members. “We as Rotarians all have the honor of belonging to ...

Randolph County woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly writing a check for rent without the funds to cover it. Rachel A. Smith, 33, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of worthless check. She is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, set by Randolph ...

Magistrate modifies Elkins man’s bond

ELKINS — A Randolph County man charged after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a woman and choking her had his bond modified in Randolph County Magistrate Court. James Michael Trimm, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of strangulation. His bond was modified ...

Bond altered in child abuse case

ELKINS — Bond was modified Tuesday for a Randolph County woman accused of striking a juvenile in her care. Angela Shiral Hartley, 31, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of child abuse creating risk of injury. Her bond was modified from $25,000 cash-only to $25,000 cash or surety ...

Felony charge against Elkins man dismissed

ELKINS — A felony charge against a Randolph County man has been dismissed. Kenny Fleming, 50, of Elkins, has been charged with one felony count of grand larceny; however, Randolph County Chief Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman ruled there was no probable cause for the arrest ...

Letter claims opinions don’t apply

PARKERSBURG — The House of Delegates released a letter that was an exhibit in the impeachment proceedings by the Judiciary Committee against the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court that says the advisory opinions of the state Ethics Commission don’t apply to the judicial ...

PEIA subcommittee approves summary

CHARLESTON — After a seven-day delay, a subcommittee looking at public comments about the state employee health insurance program approved a summary of those opinions. The Public Outreach subcommittee for the Public Employees Insurance Agency task force approved a summary report to send to ...

Impeachment of 4 judges sought

CHARLESTON — Deciding that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals needs a clean slate, the House Judiciary Committee passed 14 out of 16 articles of impeachment against all sitting justices. The committee, which was tasked with investigating the supreme court six weeks ago when Gov. Jim ...

BOE to buy 1 bus, sell 10

ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education addressed several matters related to transportation during their regular meeting Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a 77-passenger school bus from Matheny Motors. The cost of the demonstrator bus is $96,572. Brad ...

School looks at changing cell phone policy

PARSON — Tucker County High School Principal Steve Cosner approached the Tucker County Board of Education during a regular session this week to discuss the cell phone policy at the high school. Cosner said the current policy calls for cell phones to be taken away from students who are ...

Upshur County Board votes on family planning service

BUCKHANNON — After four weeks of discussion the Upshur County Board of Education has voted to resume the current family planning services that are provided at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. In June, the board was made aware that through a signed memorandum of understanding with Community ...

Driver ejected during Huttonsville wreck

HUTTONSVILLE — One individual was flown to Morgantown for medical treatment Tuesday following an accident that caused him to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. The investigating officer, West Virginia State Police Trooper First Class J.J. Cornelius, said the incident happened around ...

Lawmakers tour high court renovations

CHARLESTON — After several delays, including an effort by court officials to block the press, the House Judiciary Committee finally toured the extensive renovations to several justices’ offices with media in tow. Members of the House Judiciary Committee split into two groups Monday ...

Rotary offers services to school leaders

ELKINS — As Randolph County Schools prepare for the first day of class on Aug. 16, county principals heard about services offered to the schools by the Elkins Rotary Club Monday. Pat Schoonover, an Elkins Rotary Club member and 40-year Randolph County Schools teacher, said it was an honor ...

4-H members get ready for show

ELKINS — Roughly 60-70 Randolph County 4-H members are gearing up for the annual livestock show and sale set for the weekend of the Randolph County Fair. Each year, 4-H’ers exhibit their project animals at the 4-H barn all weekend of the county fair, where members compete for ...

Bridge railing impales car in morning wreck near Dailey

DAILEY — No injuries were reported after a woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a bridge safety rail, police said. Shalae Studer, of Clarksburg, was operating her vehicle at approximately 6:45 a.m. Saturday on East Dailey Road, near Dailey, when the crash took place, ...