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Autism education and support is goal of local family

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WESTON — Throughout the month of April, the staff of Mon Health System encourages the public to learn more about autism, one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the United States. Supporting, educating, and advocating for autistic individuals will make a difference in the ...

Datebook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Flower Auction

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ELKINS — The colorful trail of flowers that blossomed around Elkins’ downtown streets the past several weeks were taken down Saturday afternoon. The flowers, which were part of this year’s Sprout Into Spring celebration, were sold at a cost of $10 to help fund any future projects by ...

Half of U.S. adults have gotten first dose of vaccine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their ...

Internship helps D&E senior realize his vocation

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College senior Lucas Sosa was looking to complete a 240-hour internship required to complete his six-hour practicum and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Corporate Health. What he gained was the realization that he could truly fulfill his ...

Therapist, department director set to retire

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WESTON – Respiratory therapist Diane Ocheltree is retiring from Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) after 43 years of service. Ocheltree has been the Respiratory Department Director since 1992. She will be missed dearly by her staff and coworkers. “Ms. Ocheltree ...

Demand slowing for vaccinations

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials pleaded with the public Friday to get a COVID-19 vaccine as supply of the vaccines becomes greater than the demand. “There has never been a vaccine that is this productive and this successful. Never,” Justice said. “You would ...

Excursion trains set to ride the rails again this year

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ELKINS — It’s time for train lovers and enthusiasts to toot that imaginary train whistle because the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RailRoad will soon be making a triumphant return to the tracks this season. After the railroad’s 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Street sweeping starts Monday in Elkins

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ELKINS — As another sign that spring is on its way, the City of Elkins’ street sweeper will begin making its rounds on Monday. The street sweeper will visit each street once per week through this fall. Street sweeping cuts down on litter and debris on the streets, while also beautifying ...

Housing Authority offering financial, educational help

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ELKINS — A Randolph County Housing Authority official is getting the word out that financial and educational help is available to local residents. Speaking to the Randolph County Commission during its regular meeting Thursday, Jennifer Griggs, the grants manager for the RCHA, said ...

Beverly man facing sexual abuse charge

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ELKINS — A Beverly man has been arrested after being accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile. Donald Erdman, 36, has been charged with sexual abuse by a parent or guardian. He is lodged in the Tygarts Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond. According to the criminal ...

Elkins City Hall News

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ELKINS — Council “lays the levy” and appoints two new firefighters at a special meeting on Tuesday. Also meeting this week are council’s Rules & Ordinances Committee and Municipal Properties Committee and the Elkins Sanitary Board. Street sweeping starts Monday and there is an Earth ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following property transfers were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: Joseph Gainer to Jessica Robert Winning, property, Montrose District, no monetary consideration. Ronald V. Healy to David K. Will, property, Leadsville District, $50,000. Executor of the estate of Sue ...

State vaccinations nearing 500K

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CHARLESTON — A total of 675,344 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 480,324 people in the state have been fully vaccinated, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 in the Mountain ...