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EPD reviewing use of force in arrest

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ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department is conducting an internal review regarding the use of force in the arrest of the suspect charged with shooting a city police officer on March 26. A video that appears to show an officer striking the suspect after the shooting is currently circulating ...

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Randolph

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ELKINS — The Randolph-Elkins Health Department confirmed Monday afternoon that a local individual has been confirmed as being Randolph County’s first case of coronavirus. The individual “was traveling out of the country, returned to the U.S. on a plane and then drove back here and has ...

Feed the City take-out event set

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ELKINS — Summit Church in Elkins will continue its monthly Feed the City event on Tuesday while following new precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2018, Pastors Hal and Lisa Boehm of Summit Church, located in the Elkins Railyard, began a program to provide free ...

Justice to out-of-state travelers: You will self-quarantine

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced additional measures Monday aimed at limiting out-of-state travelers from coronavirus hotspots - especially from places like New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut - from spreading the virus further in West Virginia. Justice announced an executive ...

D&E students’ work selected for symposium

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ELKINS — The work of six Davis & Elkins College students was selected for inclusion in the inaugural Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. In response to COVID-19, the symposium has shifted to an online format and will also ...

City of Elkins Building Permits

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The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins: Mark Harless applied for a building permit at 102 Fifteenth St. This permit was issued to install stone around the foundation and is valued at $6,000. Rosetta Thompson applied for a building permit at 211 1/2 Whiteman Ave. ...

Trout stocking schedule not publicized

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is continuing to stock trout, but it has been decided that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the public will not be informed of the schedule or the locations being stocked. A DNR press release stated, “At this time, trout stocking will ...

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Randolph County

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ELKINS -- The Randolph County Health Department confirmed Monday afternoon that a local individual has been confirmed as being the county's first case of coronavirus. The individual had been traveling out of the country and has self-quarantined since returning to Randolph County, officials ...

Banks adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

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ELKINS — Area banks are exercising precautions to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide various forms of service to customers. Mountain Valley Bank President Richard Harvey said MVB’s lobbies are currently closed, while appointments are available by phone ...

Autism Support Center set to host virtual 5K

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ELKINS — In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the West Virginia Autism Support Center has decided to host its annual 5K virtually, giving participants an opportunity to connect during this time of social distancing. Participants are encouraged to get active any time between now and April ...

Election goes on: voting, campaigning in the time of cornavirus

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CHARLESTON — The May primary in West Virginia is still on, but while county and state election officials work to get absentee ballot applications in the hands of registered voters, those wishing to replace Gov. Jim Justice in November are finding new ways to make their case to ...

ERCC employees receive bonus

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ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center officials have gifted all 145 employees at the facility with a $100 “stimulus package” bonus and is helping fund child care for employees to show their thanks for staff members adjusting to tightened changes and continuing to provide ...

YHS offers telehealth services

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ELKINS — You may be hearing a lot about telehealth lately. The doctor, case manager, therapist or counselor for you or your child may be suggesting services through telehealth during this time of COVID-19 and the need to keep physical distance from others. But what really is telehealth and ...

Morrisey: don’t hoard potential coronavirus drug

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in consultation with the state’s Board of Pharmacy, urges individuals to not hoard prescription drugs that may prove helpful in the fight against coronavirus. The Board of Pharmacy, itself in coordination with the state’s ...

Elkins man charged in police officer shooting

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ELKINS — A man has been charged in the Thursday night shooting of an Elkins Police Department officer in downtown. Jerry Lee Isner II, of Second Street, Elkins, has been charged with attempted first degree murder and malicious assault on a police officer. Bond was set at $250,000 cash by ...

Local leaders offer updates on COVID-19

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Office of Emergency Management hosted a conference call Friday for community leaders to provide local updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. “If (the virus is) intending to (spread) like it has been, by April 27 it’s going to be astronomical,” said Cindy ...

Gov. Justice frustrated by coronavirus misinformation

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice was not in a good mood Friday during his weekly coronavirus briefing after a COVID-19 death was falsely reported to the Department of Health and Human Resources on Friday morning “This just makes me flat mad, that’s all there is to it,” Justice said from ...

$1 million fund to help local businesses recover

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ELKINS — Our local businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Inter-Mountain, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ...

Elkins unemployment office closed, but services available online

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ELKINS — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elkins WorkForce West Virginia office will be closed to the public until further notice, though services will continue to be available online. According to information posted outside the Elkins office, the office will still operate on its normal ...

DMC announces new changes to protect public

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ELKINS — Chief Medical Officer for Davis Health System Catherine Chua, D.O. announced Friday that effective Monday, March 30, Davis Medical Center is suspending non-emergent, non-urgent, and in-person medical and surgical care. The decision comes from a mandate from the West Virginia ...