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Randolph County Property Transfers

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aThe following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On March 13, Michael W. Lewis and Bradley J. Reger to Dorsey O. Swisher and Beverly J. Swisher, parcel of land situated in Beverly District, $10,000. On March 16, Joseph Schmidlen to Joseph Schmidlen and Debra L. ...

OFFICER SHOT

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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

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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 ...

Upshur County has first confirmed COVID-19 case

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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

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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

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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 ...

Timberline to reopen with $10M in improvements

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DAVIS — Timberline Mountain resort will reopen for the 2020-21 ski season, featuring new lifts and $10 million in improvements to the facilities, officials announced Thursday. “We look forward to participating in the economic development of Tucker County and we’re excited to announce ...

DHS tightens safety measures amid COVID-19 concerns

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ELKINS — Keeping pace with other hospitals nationwide, Davis Health System (DHS) is again tightening hospital safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect its workers and patients. “Our priority is slowing the spread of this virus and doing everything possible to ...

Almost Heaven BBQ Bash canceled

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As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 event and reschedule for June 18-19, 2021. “Our decision was based on several factors including; a) continuing updates and directives from the CDC, the ...

Pierpont postpones spring 2020 graduation

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FAIRMONT — As the nation continues to battle the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic by adhering to social distancing rules, Pierpont Community & Technical College is complying with the recommendations of limiting meetings and gatherings to no more than 10 persons and by offering the ...

Justice extends school closures, tax deadlines

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CHARLESTON — A nursing home in Monongalia County. The judicial annex in Kanawha County. These are just two of the hotspots for the spread of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, with new counties reporting cases every day, though the state’s website tracking new cases has been slow to ...

Lack of local tests frustrates officials, patients

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ELKINS — The scarcity of COVID-19 tests for use by Randolph County healthcare facilities is causing frustration for both health workers and some sick residents. “The lack of or unavailability of COVID-19 tests right now is real,” Tracy Fath, VP of marketing and development with the ...

Upshur students to receive iPads next school year

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BUCKHANNON — Every Upshur County Schools student will receive an iPad to use at home during the next school year under a $2.1 million lease agreement the Upshur County Board of Education approved this week with Apple. The $2,131,661.75 lease agreement is for four years and will fit within ...

Elkins working to limit city employee interaction

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ELKINS — The City of Elkins Operations Department has begun to limit employee interaction by dividing various work crews into smaller groups in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Bob Pingley, Operations Manager for the city, stated that this is one of many steps that are being taken ...

ERCC creates a ‘window’ for loved ones to connect

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ELKINS — With visitation suspended as a precautionary measure at the facility, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) has created a “window” for loved ones to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the importance of visitation, ERCC Administrator Tara Shaver and ...

Officer shot in downtown Elkins

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ELKINS — An Elkins police officer was shot in downtown Elkins and a suspect was taken into custody Thursday evening. 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 tonight ...

Nursing homes adapting to pandemic

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ELKINS — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elkins community’s nursing homes are changing policies and adding new services in an effort to keep their residents healthy and safe. At Valentine Personal Care Inc., officials have set up an alternative plan of visitation for family members to ...

Justice’s stay-home order goes into effect

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BCHARLESTON — Hours before a stay-home order and the closure on non-essential businesses took effect Tuesday evening, Gov. Jim Justice briefed the press and public on the latest on the state’s coronavirus response. Justice was joined by state officials Tuesday afternoon in a virtual ...