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Partnership

ELKINS — On Tuesday. Davis Health System and WVU Hospitals celebrated a clinical affiliation that began in May. The partnership is aimed increasing area residents’ access to certain highly-specialized services and innovative care. “This is a pretty exciting day for Davis Health ...

Woman indicted on murder charge

ELKINS — Two individuals were indicted in relation to the November 2018 shooting death of Spencer Christian Zoller by the Randolph County grand jury on Tuesday. Vanessa Fay Logan, 32, an inmate at Lakin Correctional Center, was indicted on one felony count of murder in the shooting death of ...

Feds praise W.Va. for income growth

CHARLESTON — West Virginia received national praise Tuesday for leading the nation in personal income growth for the first three months of 2019. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, West Virginia led the nation in the first quarter of 2019 with a ...

Mill Creek residents praise proposed ordinance

MILL CREEK — Members of the public offered praise to the Randolph County Commission during a public meeting Monday in Mill Creek that focused on an “Unsafe Buildings and Lands Ordinance” being proposed by the Commission. Commission President Mark Scott said the commission hopes to ...

Rev. Rapking says goodbye to Parish House after nine years

BUCKHANNON — It was during Rev. Alicia Rapking’s first year as director of the Upshur Parish House and Crosslines, Inc. when she encountered a young mother who came seeking help. The mother with one child already was pregnant with her second child, working a part-time retail job and ...

New trail signs spark confusion

ELKINS — New traffic signs have been placed in town in preparation for cyclists who will make use of the Allegheny Highlands Trail. The Elkins Rail Trail Connector was placed in October at the current trail head, located along U.S. 219, and work is currently underway on the section of ...

City seeking Fourth Ward representative

ELKINS — Elkins City Council is accepting resumes for a new Fourth Ward representative. Council member Marly Hazen’s resignation becomes official on June 30. Hazen is moving to Morgantown. Council will appoint a replacement to fill the rest of Hazen’s unexpired term, Hazen was elected ...

Randolph County grand jury indicts 37

ELKINS — A total of 37 individuals were indicted by a Randolph County grand jury meeting Monday. The grand jury will reconvene today to consider further cases. Monday’s indictments include charges such as intent to deliver a controlled substance, malicious assault and wanton ...

Buckhannon man and Clarksburg man sentenced for meth distribution

CLARKSBURG — Joshua Langbein, of Buckhannon, and Ramiro Pimentel, Jr., of Clarksburg, were sentenced for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Langbein, age 28, was sentenced to 115 months incarceration. Langbein pled guilty to one count of ...

Pride in the Park draws crowd

ELKINS — More than 100 people attended the second annual Pride in the Park event in Elkins City Park Saturday. The free event, hosted by Women’s Aid in Crisis, featured games, face painting, food, music, giveaways and other activities. “This turnout is bigger than last year’s,” ...

Agreement reached on charters

CHARLESTON — The third time could be the charm with the passage of the House of Delegate’s education omnibus which allows for three charter schools every three years after three groups — the House, the state Senate, and the governor — came to an agreement. The Senate is expected to ...

Senate OKs education omnibus bill

CHARLESTON — Bringing the special session on education better to all but an end, the West Virginia Senate passed the House of Delegate’s remake of the state Senate’s education reform package The senate gaveled in Monday afternoon to consider House Bill 206, the 155-page education ...

Teacher’s aide retires after half a century

HARMAN— A Harman School teacher’s aide recently retired after working for the Randolph County Board of Education for 49 years. Merry Lou Vance began her career as a teacher’s aide in August of 1970, shortly after graduating from high school. “I began work at 18,” Vance said in a ...

Knutti served with the Air Force in Vietnam and worked at the Pentagon

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A Randolph County native worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, ...

Reporter’s Notebook: A House Divided

For those wondering if the state Republican Party is cracking, the answer is no. There is a long history of fractionalization in the state party. The drama between Wood County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Rob Cornelius and West Virginia Republican Party Executive Committee ...

Senate to return Monday

CHARLESTON — Taking the baton from the House of Delegates, the state Senate will resume the special session for education betterment Monday. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, announced Friday that senators will return to Charleston on Monday, June 24, at 5 p.m. The Senate will ...

Civil War Hospital coming to Beverly

BEVERLY — On July 13-14, Angels will descend upon Beverly. Instead of bright lights and feathered wings, however, these Angels will come with sharp instruments, rolls of bandages, and a lot of blood. The Angels of the Battlefield, a group promoting Women in History, will come to the town be ...

Winner Announced

Submitted photo Kay Davis from Buckhannon is presented with two round trip plane tickets from Rick Rock, executive director of the North Central West Virginia Airport, and Jerry Thomas, promoter of the Toughman Contest.

WAIC Celebrates 40 Years

The Inter-Mountain photos by Brooke Hinzman Attendees browse donated silent auction items whose proceeds will benefit Women’s Aid in Crisis during a gala elebrating the 40th anniversary of the organization at Graceland on the Davis & Elkins College campus.