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EPD reviewing use of force in arrest

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

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

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

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 ...

Trout stocking schedule not publicized

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Elkins man charged in police officer shooting

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

OFFICER SHOT

ELKINS — An Elkins Police Department officer was shot in downtown Elkins Thursday evening while attempting to make an arrest. A press release from the City of Elkins at 8:49 p.m. Thursday reads, “An Elkins police officer received non-life-threatening injuries while effecting an arrest ...

Elkins man charged in police officer shooting

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 ...

Upshur County has first confirmed COVID-19 case

BUCKHANNON — The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Upshur County was announced by the state Department of Health and Human Resources Thursday night. No further details about the case had been released by press time. The state now has a total of 76 total positive results from COVID-19 ...

West Virginia coronavirus czar named

CHARLESTON — Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia’s new coronavirus czar, said Thursday that efforts to slow the spread of the virus are showing some positive signs, but urged residents to continue to stay home and practice social distancing. Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that Marsh, a ...

AHF plant to shut down for one week

BEVERLY — The AHF hardwood flooring plant in Beverly is scheduled to close for a week starting Sunday by order of American Industrial Partners, its parent company, due to a decrease in demand for the product during the COVID-19 pandemic. “My understanding is that AHF has been declared an ...