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Capito, Manchin announce $10M for Head Start programs

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $10,831,547 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across West Virginia. “Giving our young children the ...

Elkins City Hall closes after positive test

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ELKINS — City officials announced Wednesday evening that Elkins City Hall is closing because a city employee has tested positive for COVID-19. A city press release Wednesday evening stated, “Elkins City Hall will be closed starting Thursday, July 9 because an employee has tested ...

Child, mother rescued after fall at Audra

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AUDRA STATE PARK — First responders spent hours Tuesday night rescuing a 3-year-old child and the child’s mother who both fell from a walking trail at Audra State Park. Belington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Phil Hart said the pair had to be pulled up approximately 25 feet in the ...

Council OKs municipal court ordinance

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council has passed the first reading of an ordinance that will implement administrative reinstatement fees to be collected by Elkins Municipal Court. “Last legislative session, the legislature passed House Bill 4958, which made substantial changes with regard to ...

Buckhannon adopts employee COVID-19 testing, mask policy

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council adopted an employee COVID-19 testing and mask policy at its latest meeting. City attorney Tom O’Neill said the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in Upshur County as well as the number of positive tests that are getting closer and closer to ...

Upshur man facing child neglect, weapons charges

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man has been arrested for child neglect after one of his children allegedly started a structure fire at 11 1/2 E. Main St. earlier this month, and also faces a weapons charge from an earlier incident. Melvin Tyler Jr., 29, of Buckhannon, was arrested for ...

Upshur Schools receives Pallottine Grant

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools has received a 2020-2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative Award in the amount of $20,900 for the Summer Feeding Program. Janell Ray, chief executive officer of the Pallottine Foundation, shares, “The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon and its ...

Justice delays schools opening to Sept. 8

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ...

Augusta summer sessions enter new era

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ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College began its summer sessions this past Sunday in a virtual platform that offers greater access to classes, concerts and special events. In addition, participants will be able to enjoy programming from all genres and all three ...

D&E Upward Bound program goes virtual

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ELKINS — Area high school students are continuing their education with participation in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program. Conducted in a virtual platform this year, the six-week session continues to offer standard programming that enhances students’ ...

Marstiller announces retirement

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ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia announces the retirement of Sherri Marstiller, Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, after a banking career that has spanned 43 years. “I want to congratulate Sherri on her well-earned retirement and recognize her long and ...

Governor delays school start to Sept. 8

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced ...

Free testing for COVID-19 set in Upshur

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BUCKHANNON — An additional COVID-19 case was announced in Upshur County Tuesday afternoon, making it the 21st case in Upshur County – nine of which are still active. According to a press release from the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, many of the nine are nearing the end of the ...

Arraignments held in Randolph

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ELKINS — A total of 29 individuals were arraigned in Randolph County Circuit Court this week, after being indicted by a Randolph grand jury on June 29. ∫ Damien Austin Moore, 21, of French Creek, pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of conspiracy, one ...

Take Me Home: Helping to stop homelessness in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — Homelessness among school students, those transitioning from foster care and juvenile offenders re-entering society is a growing problem in West Virginia. But on the congressional level and by folks working the problem on the ground, these children and young adults are getting ...

Leaders combat coronavirus spike

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After consistently moving toward flattening the curve, positive cases of COVID-19 have been climbing in the last two weeks across several states. Florida had the most dramatic increase of cases, jumping from 3,235 daily new cases per 100,000 people on June 22 to 9,019 daily new cases June 27, ...

Man charged with grand larceny

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BUCKHANNON — One of two men who allegedly switched out tags on Apple Watches to cause them to ring up much cheaper at Walmart on Independence Day is now in jail. Danolvis Nunez, 19, of Port Jefferson Station, New York, was seen on camera by a loss prevention officer at Walmart switching ...

Pa. man admits to defrauding Pendleton Community Bank

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WHEELING — Randall Joseph Smail, of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, has admitted to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Smail, age 23, pled guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud. Smail defrauded Pendleton Community Bank of approximately $552,533. Smail created a fictitious ...