Upshur BOE OKs funding

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education voted to approve funding for the county’s Extension Service office Tuesday evening. After tabling the request in March, board members voted unanimously to grant a $21,500 request from the West Virginia University Extension Service. This ...

Police led on high-speed chase

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ELKINS — Several local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed chase Tuesday evening. According to scanner traffic from the Randolph County 911 Center, the chase began near Georgetown Road and proceeded toward Beverly. Units from the West Virginia State Police, Randolph ...


Second man charged in alleged burglary

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ELKINS — A second man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into a home and stealing nearly $2,500 worth of property. William Douglas Miller, 50, is charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary and one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...


Man pleads guilty to child neglect

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ELKINS — A Harrison County man accused of using an inhalant and passing out behind the wheel of his car with a toddler in the vehicle entered into a plea agreement Friday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Joseph Allen Simmons II, 23, Mount Clare, pleaded guilty to one felony count of ...

Junior woman charged in pickup truck theft

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ELKINS — An area woman accused of stealing a pickup truck has been charged through the Randolph County Magistrate Court. Shylo Maranda Jones, 26, of Junior, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. She is free on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief ...


Elkins man accused of cutting off GPS monitoring bracelet

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly cutting off his GPS monitoring bracelet while on parole. David Allen Leary Sr., 51, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of escape by person in custody of an institution or officer and one felony count of grand larceny. ...

Mabie man charged with sexual abuse

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ELKINS — A Mabie man has been charged with a felony stemming from allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. Julius Neal Nicholas, 40, is charged with one felony count of sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child. He ...

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New Elkins Police Department Chief Glenn Galloway is sworn in on Monday.


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ELKINS — Officer safety is a top priority for the new Elkins police chief who was officially sworn in on Monday. Glenn Galloway, who was recently selected as chief of the Elkins Police Department by City Council, took a few moments to speak to the crowd of community members, first ...

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Bridge dedication set Saturday


ELKINS — One of Elkins’ most traveled bridges will now bear the name of a 27-year-old Elkins sailor who was among 10 men killed in a boiler-room rupture aboard the USS Iwo Jima during Operation Desert Shield on Oct. 30, 1990. The 11th Street bridge, spanning the Tygart River to provide ...


Campbell testifies before Congress

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series looking into the nation’s current health care dilemma. ELKINS — As Congress bickers over the possible repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, concerns continue to mount throughout the country and in the Mountain State ...


McGrew to study at Library of Congress


BUCKHANNON — Paula McGrew, director of library services at West Virginia Wesleyan College, was selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. Selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants, McGrew and educators from around ...


Randolph BOE explores new program options

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ELKINS — Randolph County BOE officials met to discuss the possibility of implementing a program into the high school curriculum that is dedicated to encouraging students to engage in post-secondary education, assisting students in finding quality entry-level jobs and preventing dropouts. ...

Officials seeking information in hit and run, possible homicide

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PETERSBURG — The Grant County Sheriff's Department is looking for assistance in an investigation into a hit and run and/or possible homicide. According to a press release from the GCSD, on July 14, while investigating an unrelated incident, officers located the body of Bobby Lee Shoemaker, ...


St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes new podiatrist


BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer E. Michael to the staff of The Physicians of St. Joseph’s. Michael is a podiatrist and will begin seeing patients in mid-July. “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Michael to our physicians’ group here at St. ...

Woman faces felony child abuse charges

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ELKINS — A Beverly woman is facing several felony charges after allegedly striking juveniles in her care. Elizabeth Kay Hawkins, 31, of Beverly, is charged with two felony counts of child abuse resulting in injury and two felony counts of child neglect resulting in injury. She is free on a ...

Road closures announced in Tucker County


DRYFORK — The Division of Highways recently announced the temporary road closure of Tucker County Route 1/15, Mill Run Road, for paving from 7:30 a.m. to 5p.m. today. Road closure will begin at state Route 72 intersection and end at approximately 1 mile from starting point. Also recently ...