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Officers investigate shooting

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ELKINS — Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting incident that took place in Elkins Thursday evening. The City of Elkins released the following information Thursday night: “At 6:50 p.m. tonight, the Elkins Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies ...

Two killed in Route 33 wreck

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ELKINS — Two people were pronounced dead on the scene after a head-on collision on Route 33 in Randolph County Wednesday evening, police said. According to a press release from Sheriff Mark Brady, deputies responded to the accident, about four miles east of Elkins, at 6:48 p.m. They arrived ...

EHS official responds to athletic concerns

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ELKINS — In response to concerns recently raised regarding participation in local athletics, the Elkins High School athletic director addressed the Randolph County Board of Education this week. EHS athletic director Ross Ware told board members he believes the individuals who previously ...

Elkins Welcome Center reps explain affect on tourism

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ELKINS — Representatives from a local Convention & Visitors Bureau detailed its affect on tourism at Thursday’s meeting of the Randolph County Commission Elkins Welcome Center Executive Director Anne Beardslee and Director of Marketing Taira Landavere presented their 2019 annual report ...

RCDA director details broadband access progress in Mountain State

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ELKINS — Robbie Morris, the executive director for the Randolph County Development Authority, spoke about broadband progress at the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly meeting Thursday. “The RCDA believes that in order to achieve our mission to grow the economy, ...

College students help make a difference at Camp Horseshoe

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HORSESHOE, PARSONS — Looking for a meaningful way to make a difference this summer? If so, Camp Horseshoe is looking for you. College-age students who are ready to use their skills, energy, and passion for shaping a better world by influencing youth should apply now for this unique ...

Broaddus Hospital and New Vision/GLOgames honored

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Broaddus Hospital and New Vision/GLOgames are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in February. Dana Gould is the chief executive officer of the Broaddus Hospital Association. Ruston Seaman is the director of New Vision/GLOgames. Gould has been the chief executive ...

Local student awarded degree from Miami University

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OXFORD, OH — Callie Sams of Buckhannon was among more than 1,300 students from Miami University who received degrees during fall commencement exercises Dec.13 at Millett Hall. Sams graduated with a Master of Arts in teaching, majoring in biological science.

New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration set at The Arts Center

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ELKINS — The Arts Center’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled for today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s celebration features a buffet of traditional Mardi Gras dishes, raffles, and dancing. “This year’s Mardi Gras celebration will focus on being a more authentic New ...

Highmark to launch technology-enabled opioid treatment program

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PARKERSBURG — Highmark West Virginia announced today that its members now have access to a comprehensive, technology-enabled opioid use disorder (OUD) program that is the first of its kind in the state and one of the first of its kind in the nation. The program, offered in partnership with ...

Officials discuss future of Elkins Swinging Bridge

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ELKINS — The future of the Elkins Swinging Bridge was discussed by Elkins City Council’s Municipal Properties Committee Wednesday in response to letters from residents demanding action. Elkins City Council has received two letters from local citizens concerning the bridge, and the letter ...

Work camp programs offering assistance

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ELKINS — A local nonprofit is gearing up to give back to the community by providing Randolph County residents with necessary home repairs. The Elkins office of Catholic Charities West Virginia is now accepting applications for assistance by various work camp programs that are set to come to ...

Senate rejects bill eliminating greyhound fund

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund made it over the finish line Wednesday after a bill to eliminate the fund was rejected by the state Senate. Senate Bill 285 was rejected in a 23-11 vote with nine Republicans voting with Democrats to kill the bill. SB 285 ...

Upshur man charged with grand larceny

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man has been arrested for allegedly stealing items from storage units. John Anthony Lawrence, 32, of Rock Cave, was arrested for grand larceny, a felony, breaking and entering, and two counts of conspiracy, all felonies. Trooper J.S. Tonkin with the ...

Buckhannon man facing felony charge

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to steal a vehicle by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. Joseph Brian Kelley, 27, who was listed as homeless, was arrested for attempt to commit grand larceny, a felony. At approximately 8:30 p.m., a caller ...

Man charged with wanton endangerment

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ELKINS— A Huttonsville man is facing a felony charge after an alleged domestic dispute involving a gun. Philip Richard Perrine, 53, is charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm. Perrine’s bond was set at $35,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Mike Dyer. According to ...

Foster care bill of rights, reimbursement bill passes House

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CHARLESTON — A bill helping to make improvements to the state’s overburdened foster care system and raise reimbursement rates for caregivers passed the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday. House Bill 4092, which updates laws on foster care, passed the House 96-1 with three ...

Norton woman facing felony charge

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ELKINS —A Norton woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly using a credit card without the owner’s consent. Catherine Alexis Briggs, 20, is charged with fraudulent use of an access device. Brigg’s bond was set at $9,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer. According to ...