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Film viewing set on gas industry

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ELKINS — There will be a free showing of the documentary “GasWork” by director Josh Fox at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church at 113 First St. in Elkins. The film examines dangerous working conditions in the oil and gas field. ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital receives donation

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BUCKHANNON — A local businessman has made a generous donation to a local hospital. Mike Ross, a St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and the president of Ross & Wharton Gas Co., recently presented a donation of $10,000 to Skip Gjolberg, St. Joseph’s Hospital administrator, for ...

Buckhannon City Council addresses asbestos dumping

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance that will criminalize the depositing or attempted depositing of asbestos at any facility owned or operated by the Waste Collection Board. City attorney Tom O’Neill explained ordinance 423 surfaced after two ...

Teacher selected for grant from McDonald’s Corp.

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ELKINS — The McDonald’s of Elkins, owned and operated by John Ebert, just received word that there is a MAC Grant winner from the local area. Tina Cooper, a teacher from Elkins Middle School, has been awarded $500 from McDonald’s. MAC Grants are given out each year to teachers in ...

County votes to close unused alley

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission approved a resident’s request to close an unused alley located to the south of Old Weston Road and the north of U.S. Highway 33 in the village of Lorentz. Commissioners reviewed the necessary documents from Mary Herndon, including the request ...

Tucker agencies announce requirements for preschool

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PARSONS — Tucker County Family Resource Network and Starting Points/Parents As Teachers have announced preregistration for preschool screenings. Tucker County parents are urged to preregister their children by Jan. 31. Those with children ages 3 and 4 are asked to call the Tucker County ...

Family members seek delegate seat

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PHILIPPI — Voters in the 47th district of the West Virginia House of Delegates will see an interesting race between family members in the upcoming election. Lonnie Moore Sr. and his son, Clayton Moore, have each filed to run for delegate in the 47th district, running with opposing party ...

Elkins man faces drug, firearms charges

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ELKINS — Charges have been filed against an Elkins man who was discovered to be wanted in New York and allegedly found in possession of drugs and a firearm. Christopher Daniel Smith, 34, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one ...

D&E student wins crown

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CHARLESTON — A Davis & Elkins College student recently competed with 78 other young ladies in the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant, which took place Jan. 11-13 in Charleston. Winning the crown and being named the West Virginia Association of Fairs & ...

Schools recognized for grad rates

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PARSONS — The West Virginia Board of Education has recognized schools across the state for their exemplary graduation rates. According to the West Virginia Department of Education, 68 schools were honored for reaching at least a 90 percent graduation rate, representing 58.6 percent of the ...

WVU Extension set to host dinner

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WESTON — The WVU Extension Service will host a second educational dinner meeting Feb. 7. It will start at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Mill near Weston. Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. is sponsoring this program, so there is no cost with reservations that are made by Jan. 31 at the Upshur ...

Watershed group gets state grant

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia Conservation Agency, and the West Virginia Division of Forestry recently awarded $98,360 in grant funding for 21 groups as part of the Stream Partners Program. ...

Helvetia planning Fasnacht celebration

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HELVETIA — The village of Helvetia will be celebrating Fasnacht this year on Feb. 10. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivale in Rio. It is a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent. In Switzerland, the annual celebration takes place on ...

Elkins, Price honored by state program

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins and a community volunteer have been honored by the West Virginia Make it Shine program. Elkins was one of seven cities statewide to receive a 2017 Clean Community Award. “Elkins was in the running for first place but got nudged out by Buckhannon,” said ...

Center’s Blues Series to conclude this week

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ELKINS — The final show of the Winter Blues Series is set this Friday at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. The event will feature Pittsburgh’s “Lady of the Blues,” Freddye Stover, as well as Dennis McClung, Randy Franklin and Seth Maynard. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., and ...

Hospital treats increasing flu cases

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BUCKHANNON — Because of the steep and unforeseen increase in the number of flu cases this year, St. Joseph’s Hospital’s influx of flu patients has resulted in visitor restrictions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 20 pediatric deaths in the United States are a ...

Drug raid in Elkins leads to arrest

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ELKINS — An arrest has been made following a drug raid by the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Daniel Smith, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was apprehended during the raid on Wilson Street in Elkins, police said. He is being held as a ...

Elkins man faces charges after fleeing crash

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing half a dozen charges after allegedly driving drunk during the afternoon, wrecking his vehicle and fleeing into below-freezing water. Nicholas Edward Anderson, 26, is charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated driving under the influence, one ...