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Bransfield reprimanded by Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has issued a series of disciplinary measures against former bishop Michael Bransfield, including barring him from living in West Virginia. Bransfield, who resigned from his position within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in September, was found by a clerical ...

Buckhannon City horticulturist leaving his post

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon’s reputation as the City of Flowers has blossomed under city horticulturist Rob Barbor, but he will soon uproot to take a new position. Barbor joined the City of Buckhannon in August 2012 and has spent the last seven years cultivating flowers, trees and bushes ...

Officials issue heat advisory

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ELKINS — Officials warn that dangerous temperatures are in store in the local area today. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of West Virginia today, with a heat advisory for areas in the mountains, such as our region. “The combination of hot ...

Elkins City Hall News

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As in life, not all things went according to plan this week at City Hall. The Special Economic Growth and Development Committee meeting was canceled; however, the next regular meeting is just two weeks out. On that same Thursday, the second regular monthly meeting of the Common Council ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On July 2, Kevin M. Moore and Susan S. Moore to Samuel Dominick Pareso and Lisa Marie Pareso, parcel of land situated in Dry Fork District. On July 5, Harold Ogden and Nancy Mae Ogden to Allen Kay Smith, parcel of ...

Learning Experience

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MURFREESBORO, TENN. — Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ravyn Weirich of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol recently graduated from the 2019 Engineering Technologies (E-Tech) Academy held at Middle Tennessee State University from June 23-29 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The program, ...

AmeriCorps makes the difference

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Kump Education Center benefits greatly from the help of intelligent, energetic, and enthusiastic AmeriCorps members. Over the last ten years AmeriCorps members have worked on many projects including mentoring at-risk students, restoring antique windows, planting trees in the wetland, and ...

800 Belgian scouts coming to Elkins

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ELKINS — On Saturday, 800 Belgian scouts, ranging from 14 years old and up, will arrive at Camp Pioneer and Davis & Elkins College to experience West Virginian culture on their way to the World Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope. In Beverly, 400 scouts camping out in Camp Pioneer’s Dakan ...

County tables unsafe buildings ordinance

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission moved Thursday to table its proposed unsafe buildings and land ordinance. The proposed ordinance was on the agenda to be voted on at Thursday’s commission meeting. However, Commission President Mark Scott said Commissioner David Kesling was in ...

Elkins City Council cancels regular meeting

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ELKINS — City officials canceled Elkins City Council’s scheduled meeting for Thursday evening. City Clerk Jessica Sutton told The Inter-Mountain that, because of vacations and other complications, there would not have been enough council members present to have a quorum to vote on any ...

Spikes keeping pigeons from Upshur courthouse

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BUCKHANNON — The pigeon spikes appear to be working on the Upshur County Courthouse dome. At Thursday’s Upshur County Commission, the commission discussed the final bill with the contract coming in at $63,620. County administrator Carrie Wallace said. “This is around $12,000 less ...

Elkins man facing felony charge

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing felony charges after an incident at the Busy Beaver store. William Johns, 42, is charged with shoplifting third offense. Bond was set for $30,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler. According to the criminal complaint filed by Cpl. D.D. ...

Randolph man charged with burglary

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ELKINS — A Monterville man is facing multiple felony charges after a vehicle was allegedly stolen. John C. Holliday, 29, is charged with grand larceny and burglary (nighttime). Bond was set at $50,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler. According to the criminal complaint ...

Warner calls cyberattack a warning

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CLARKSBURG — A recent ransomware attack on government computer systems in Harrison County did not affect voter registration systems or other counties, and the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office is preparing counties for other cyber-attacks leading to the 2020 election Secretary of ...

Capito-Cantwell bill seeks equal pay for U.S. athletes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. athletes — both male and female — would receive the same pay under a bill co-introduced by U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito this week. Capito, R-West Virginia, joined with Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, in creating the “Equal Pay for Team USA Act.” The bipartisan ...

Buckhannon woman sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

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CLARKSBURG — Ann Marie Stankus, of Buckhannon, was sentenced to 42 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Stankus, age 25, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ...