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Justice delays turnpike toll increases

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice is hitting the brakes on toll increases for the West Virginia Turnpike originally slated to start today, days after also extending the deadline for drivers to apply for a new turnpike discount. The West Virginia Parkways Authority held its second emergency ...

Parkland shooting voted top news story of the year

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NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school — which killed 17 students and staff, and sparked nationwide student-led marches for gun control — was the top news story of 2018, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news ...

Supreme Court, teachers’ strike dominated headlines in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Questions involving lavish office renovations and other alleged misdeeds at the West Virginia Supreme Court led to separate impeachment and criminal investigations and, ultimately, a reshuffling of the court. Three of the five justices resigned. Two were convicted in ...

Revelry and reflection greet new year

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(AP) — Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital Donates to ‘Carry-On Campaign’

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Submitted photo The staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital donated over 75 backpacks for children in the ‘Carry-On Campaign.’ The ‘Carry-On Campaign’ provides backpacks with needed items such as shampoo, deodorant, brushes, blankets, coloring books and crayons to children in the foster care ...

Nursing professor published in international journals

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PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University Professor of Nursing Dr. Gina Maiocco, APRN, CNS-BC, served as lead researcher on a recent internationally published article in the Journal of Clinical Nursing titled “Care of veterans in a non-veteran health administration hospital: What is the ...

ABU releases President’s and Dean’s list

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PHILIPPI — Dr. Joan Propst, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has released the President’s, Dean’s, and Honorable Mention lists to recognize students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.60 or above are named to the Dean’s List. ...

Freedom Bank Gives to Toys for Tots

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Submitted photo Freedom Bank in Elkins conducted a toy drive this holiday season to contribute more than 100 toys to the annual Toys for Tots program sponsored by Elkins Marine Corps League Detachment 956. From left are Freedom Bank tellers Jamie Kittle and Jennifer Whitaker, Branch Manager ...

Hospital planning Jan. 12 5K

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Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has taken an active role in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through a number of initiatives. Creating playgrounds, urban orchards, and raised gardens has been one part of the solution. Another has been encouraging exercise through promoting monthly ...

Therapy dogs making impact in community

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ELKINS — Animals from Therapy Dogs International are making a positive effect on individuals in the community. The Elkins area features six therapy dogs from TDI,who visit nursing homes, schools, hospitals, libraries and other establishments in the local area to provide comfort and support ...

Congress considering sports betting

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CHARLESTON – With all of West Virginia’s casinos now online with sports betting, the industry’s next gamble will be with just how — or when — the federal government will get involved. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York, announced the introduction Dec. ...

Local business celebrates 50 years in Elkins

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ELKINS — Although 2018 is coming to a close, the year brought a milestone for a local care facility that has served countless area residents. The Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, located along the Beverly Five-lane in Elkins, celebrated five decades of providing “complete ...

Randolph United Way gearing up for big fundraiser

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ELKINS — The Randolph County United Way is gearing up to host a fundraiser that will delight your tastebuds and provide a chance for people to give back to their local communities. The United Way will be hosting its annual “Meatball Hoagie Sale” from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 ...

Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras open sports books

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WHEELING — After months of waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack as last week the facility officially opened its sports book. The Wheeling casino and its sister facility - Mardi Gras Casino & Resort at Cross Lanes, W.Va. - ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Lawmakers prepare for 2019

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As we head into 2019, things are very quiet, as both the executive and legislative branches prepare their bills for the 60-day general session starting Wednesday, Jan. 9. Reporters from around the state will get a sneak preview of some of the proposed legislation during the West Virginia ...

Meals on Wheels

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Submitted photo Vince Johnkoski and Alice Sabatino load up meals on Christmas Day to be delivered to seniors living in Elkins. Meals on Wheels of Randolph County delivers every weekday of the year. Anyone interested in volunteering as a driver or runner please contact the MOW office at ...

AB receives $27.7M loan from USDA

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PHILIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $27,755,000 in Alderson Broaddus University through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. “We are pleased to be able to provide assistance to the Alderson Broaddus Endowment Corporation through the Community ...

Students make the dean’s list at Marietta

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MARIETTA, Ohio — More than 90 Marietta College students were named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List, which features full-time students completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.74. The following students are among those achieving the honor: Senior ...

TENURE ENDS

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ELKINS — Thursday was a bittersweet day for a long-time Randolph County Commissioner as he completed the final day of his tenure. Mike Taylor, who has served as a commissioner since 2007, sat down with The Inter-Mountain to reflect on his 12 years of service. He said when he began his ...

Tolls to rise on turnpike

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CHARLESTON — Whether you’re traveling south for the holidays or simply planning that summer drive to Myrtle Beach or the Florida coast, drivers could experience higher tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, but there’s still time to take advantage of the West Virginia E-Z Pass ...