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Crews respond to pellet plant fire

Local News

ELKINS — A fire at a plant that manufactures fuel pellets brought multiple emergency responders to the Industrial Park Sunday evening. Emergency crews responded to a call late Sunday night of a possible explosion and fire toward the south end of the Industrial Park in Elkins. The ...

COVID-19 numbers lowest since October

Local News

ELKINS — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County has reached its lowest total since the fall of last year. Health officials reported during the county’s weekly COVID-19 update conference call Monday that there were currently 33 active cases. That is seven less than last ...

Elkins rejects plan to move event to Phil Gainer Center

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ELKINS — An Elkins City Council member’s suggestion that the city announce municipal election results this evening at the Phil Gainer Community Center was rejected Monday by City Clerk Jessica Sutton. On Friday, the city announced that, due to COVID-19 concerns, the public and the ...

Gov. Justice residency case settled in court

Local News

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice agreed to “reside” in Charleston as required by the West Virginia Constitution in a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a former lawmaker. According to a dismissal order issued Monday by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Daniel P. O’Hanlon, Justice agreed to ...

Elkins man charged with strangulation

Local News

ELKINS — A 57-year-old Elkins man is behind bars after being accused of felony strangulation. Richard Lee Tinney is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond. Tinney was arrested on Sunday after officers received a call stating that a women had been involved ...

West Virginia to receive 92K vaccine doses per week

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ELKINS — West Virginia will receive more than 92,000 antivirus doses a week with the approval of the third COVID-19 vaccine, the governor said Monday during his pandemic briefing. “We’re ready for them,” Gov. Jim Justice said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued ...

ERCC buying Colonial Place

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ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, a nursing care and rehabilitation facility operating in Randolph County for more than 50 years, is purchasing the assisted living facility Colonial Place, located at 301 Wilson Lane. ERCC closed on the purchase today, officials said. The ...

Republican lawmakers on opposite sides of local control for cities

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CHARLESTON — Over the last several years, Republican lawmakers have worked to give cities and towns in West Virginia more local control, but bills being considered this year could tie the hands of city leaders. The latest example is House Bill 2256, passed out of the House Political ...

Randolph County Commission to help fund charity event

Local News

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission will provide funding support for an annual fundraising charity event. A virtual presentation was given to the Randolph County Commission by the Tucker County Foundation concerning its annual Run For It event during the most recent commission meeting ...

Traffic stop leads to felony charge

Local News

ELKINS — A Wheeling man is behind bars after a traffic stop by Elkins City Police Department officers. Lindsey Jay Studer, 49, was charged with receiving/transferring stolen goods after being pulled over by two EPD patrolmen, K.A. Shiflett and D.T. Sayre, while patrolling the area of ...

IM’s Gaynor has filled several roles

Local News

Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series of articles profiling The Inter-Mountain’s staff. ELKINS — Starting off as a summer intern while attending West Virginia University, Anthony Gaynor has now worked at The Inter-Mountain for more than a decade and has filled several roles ...

State Senate passes public charter school expansion bill

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Monday expanding the number of permitted charter schools in the state. The state Senate passed House Bill 2012, relating to public charter schools, 19-14. The bill will need to return to the House to approve changes made to the bill ...

Williams named to D&E English faculty

Communities

ELKINS — Sebastian Williams has been appointed to the English faculty at Davis & Elkins College. As instructor of English, he is teaching courses in College Writing and Writing for the Community. Williams comes to D&E from Purdue University, where he instructed various courses in ...

Candidates not allowed at City Hall election night

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ELKINS — Elkins City Hall will be closed to the public — and to the candidates on the ballot — on election night Tuesday. Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton told The Inter-Mountain Friday that, due to COVID-19 concerns, only election officials and the press will be permitted inside City ...