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Buckhannon man is facing felony sexual abuse charges

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia State Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually abusing a minor in his family on at least six different occasions since she was in kindergarten including a recent incident in the parking lot at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Robert Elbie Harper, 75, of ...

W.Va. Legislature gavels in for 2020 session

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CHARLESTON — The wooden gavels hammered down in the West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate Wednesday, signaling the start of the first legislative session in the new decade. Both chambers of the Legislature gaveled in at noon Wednesday, starting the 60-day session that ends in ...

Elkins man faces drug charges

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing multiple felony charges after police allegedly found drugs in his possession. Douglas Alan Hinkle, 59, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a narcotic, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance and driving ...

Hospital revises visitation policy during flu outbreak

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BUCKHANNON, — St. Joseph’s Hospital has revised its visitation policy to protect patients during the recent increase of flu cases in the region. The hospital asks that anyone with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills or fatigue ...

Volunteer reader orientation offered at library

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ELKINS — Read Aloud Randolph County will offer a Volunteer Reader Orientation for anyone interested in becoming a reader in Randolph County Schools. Our readers set aside a half an hour or longer every week to read aloud to a classroom, modeling the joy of reading to the engaged students. ...

Emma Scott Garden Club enjoys Christmas party

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ELKINS — Combine flickering candles, sparkling lights, decorated trees in every room, a replica winter village, animated Christmas figurines lining a winding staircase and sumptuous food, and it adds up to a festive Christmas party for members and guests of Emma Scott Garden Club hosted by ...

Shoveling in a Snow Storm

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Hinzman Roger Holliday sweeps the snow off the sidewalk in front of American Legion Post 29 in Elkins in the midst of a snow storm on Tuesday morning.

Iran strikes at U.S. bases

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war. Iranian state TV said it ...

Storm dumps snow on local area

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From staff reports ELKINS — Traffic accidents were reported in multiple counties Tuesday after a winter storm dumped snow across the region. Randolph County was placed under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management ...

Attorney: Justice, family cleared of wrongdoing

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and his family have been cleared of wrongdoing in a probe launched last year by the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, the governor’s personal attorney announced Tuesday morning. “I’m pleased to announce that yesterday we were informed by ...

Local community leaders share New Year’s resolutions

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ELKINS — For many, the New Year is an opportunity to make lifestyle changes and set new goals, approaching the upcoming months as a fresh new start. A group of local community leaders were willing to share their New Year’s resolutions for 2020. Rosemary Thomas, vice president for ...

Court tosses permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline station

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit needed to build a natural gas compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia was thrown out Tuesday by a federal court that found the state failed to adequately consider the potential health effects on a historic African American community. The ...

Wesleyan’s Society of Physics honored

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Society of Physics has earned the designation of Notable Chapter for the 2018-2019 academic year by the American Institute of Physics. “Your combined efforts supported the physics department, helped student development, and strengthened ...

Two arrested after traffic stop on felony drug charges

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BUCKHANNON — A traffic stop led to a pair of felony drug arrests for methamphetamine last week. Tyler Walter Groves, 24, of Buckhannon, was arrested for conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a felony, and Tiara Humphrey, 26, of Crawford, was arrested for ...

Ross donates to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation

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BUCKHANNO — Mike Ross, St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and President of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company, recently presented a generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. His gift toward the Foundation’s “Every Heartbeat Matters” campaign will ...

ERCC auxiliary meets for luncheon

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The auxiliary to Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center recently met for its Christmas luncheon at the center. Tara Shaver, administrator of ERCC, had suggested equipment that the auxiliary could purchase that would be of help in patient care. The auxiliary voted to purchase a Wound Vac at ...

Questions raised over tax phase-out

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CHARLESTON — An effort to phase out the business and inventory tax on machinery and equipment faced questioning Monday by the leader of the Democratic minority in the West Virginia Senate. Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance received a draft resolution Monday morning during ...