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Upshur grand jury indicts 23

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County grand jury returned indictments against 23 individuals Monday, including a woman accused of embezzling from the Upshur County Special Olympics. Charliena Jane Helmick Gilmore, 44, was indicted on one count of embezzlement, a felony; one count of falsifying ...

AB releases President’s, Dean’s Lists

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PHILIPPI — Dr. Joan Propst, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has released the President’s, Dean’s, and Honorable Mention lists to recognize students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.60 or above are named to the Dean’s List. ...

St. Joseph’s welcomes New Year’s baby

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomed Maverick Grant Dennison, the first baby born at the hospital in 2020, at 12:37 pm on Thursday, Jan. 2. Born to proud parents Stephanie and Zane Dennison of Sutton, West Virginia, Maverick weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. ...

PBHS Hall of Fame accepting nominations

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The Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Hall’s fourth class of honorees. The HOF Class of 2020 will include up to six new members, who will join the current 24 inductees from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. Nominations will be ...

Miss Elkins Area/Miss Tygart Valley competitions scheduled

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ELKINS — The Miss Elkins Area/Outstanding Teen and Miss Tygart Valley/Outstanding Teen programs are currently seeking miss and teen candidates for the 2020 competition. Both programs are official open local preliminary competitions that lead to the nationally televised Miss America and ...

Road Closure

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 37, also known as the Valley Bend Truss, beginning on Wednesday, through Thursday. This will be a 24-hour closure for bridge repairs at milepost 0.77. There will be no through traffic during ...

CommUnity Table event canceled

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ELKINS - The annual CommUnity Table event, organized by Beander's Bar and Tavern and Elkins Main Street, has been canceled due to projected rain. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 7, but an unexpected snow storm caused dangerous driving conditions. Organizers agreed to reschedule ...

Official: Defunded Randolph CVB hopes to continue

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Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series about the relationships between the Randolph County CVB, the Randolph County Commission and Elkins City Council. ELKINS — Although both the Randolph County Commission and the city of Elkins have completely defunded the Randolph County ...

CommUnity Table event set

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ELKINS — The annual CommUnity Table dinner, organized by Beander’s Restaurant and Tavern and Elkins Main Street, will take place on Davis Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Large tables are placed along Davis Avenue and Beander’s provides soup and bread at no cost to members of the ...

Candidates for governor bring in fundraising hauls

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CHARLESTON — Several Republican and Democratic candidates for governor of West Virginia ended 2019 with thousands of dollars in campaign contributions going into the candidate filing period starting Monday. Campaign finance reports for the 4th quarter of 2019 - covering campaign ...

Federal suit filed to try to recover wages

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WHEELING — Six state employees are claiming their wages were shorted when West Virginia changed to a biweekly pay schedule. Heather Morris, Pamela Stumpf, Stacey Facemire, Lula V. Dickerson, Lisa Wilkinson and Kathryn A. Bradley filed the federal lawsuit seeking class-action certification in ...

DardenFest benefit returns

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The fourth annual DardenFest will be a benefit concert to raise money for ArtsBank, Inc. ArtsBank is a local non-profit that funds educational arts experiences in Randolph County public schools. The concert will feature performances by local favorites Emay, Gracie Metheny, Josh Wanstreet ...

Homeless Count to take place in Randolph

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ELKINS — In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, the North Central West virginia Community Action-Randolph County Homeless Shelter will be coordinating a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. until ...

Tygarts Vallley Middle/High School releases honor roll

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Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Briella Arbogast, William Avalos, Adam Ayers, Felicity Barb, ...

Planetarium shows set at Wesleyan

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s planetarium will feature three shows in January and February. The 40-seat planetarium is located on the second floor of the Christopher Hall of Science and features a Digitarium Zeta digital projector that is capable of full-dome videos. Each ...

Life-Saving Care

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WEBSTER SPRINGS — Webster County Memorial EMS has added an additional 4-wheel-drive vehicle to its fleet that will be able to handle rough weather and terrain. The 2019 Dodge Ram ambulance brings up-to-date, life-saving care to county residents. “The new ambulance ensures our first ...

Sunrise Sanitation set to modify recycling services

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THOMAS — Sunrise Sanitation Services, Inc. provides residential, commercial and industrial solid waste removal services in Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties in West Virginia and Garrett County in Maryland as well as select services in Somerset County, ...

Midland Elementary Honor Roll announced

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Administrators at Midland Elementary School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of 2019-2020. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Fifth grade — David Arbogast, Greylyn Belcher, Kennedy Calkins, Addison ...