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CHARLES TOWN – New Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Dougherty will resign his position on the county board of education, he announced Tuesday after getting the thumbs up from county commissioners to be the county’s chief law enforcement officer. The vacancy leaves the board of education with 45 days to choose a successor. “It has always […]

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Job fair: The Career Development Center will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 this afternoon at Shepherd’s Wellness Center. For more information, visit shepherd.edu/jobweb/events.html or call the Career Development Center at 304-876-5122. EPBA meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Business Association will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn in […]

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WHEELING – A Parkersburg doctor has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for health care fraud and tax evasion. Barton Joseph Adams, 61, who operated a pain management clinic in Vienna, was given a 50-month sentence. In a plea agreement, he agreed to forfeit $3.7 million and make $3.1 million in […]

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Ag chief’s aim: Double farm production by 2018 MORGANTOWN – West Virginia’s new agriculture commissioner has an ambitious plan to more than double the output of state farms within five years by growing the poultry and beef industries, and by encouraging school boards, correctional institutions and other government agencies to buy from local producers. No […]

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Feb. 24 11:24 a.m. West Liberty Street, vehicle crash, minor damage/information exchanged 11:54 a.m. West North Street, welfare check, no problems 8:15 p.m. Dunlap Drive, alarm, residence secure Feb. 25 8 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, parking complaint, tow sticker issued 10:30 a.m. U.S. 340, motorist assist, assistance rendered 11:05 a.m. Burnlea Road, petit […]

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West Virginia lawmakers and officials have for a long time offered up the promise of economic development for West Virginia if it could only make the necessary investments in broadband technology that businesses, institutions and schools needed. Well, the state got its wish, thanks to $24 million from the Obama Administration’s 2009 stimulus Broadband Technology […]

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Whatever one thinks of the appointment made by the Jefferson County Commission to fill the position of sheriff, we can find no fault with how the commissioners went about making their selection. While there has been harping in some quarters about why neither this nor that applicant was selected, we think the commission acted courageously […]

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Time for a new pope named Barnabas Saint Barnabas Mission, an international community of men and women working towards peace and justice through ecumenism, extend prayers for good health and contentment to Pope Benedict XVI on his retirement. We also pray for the 117 Cardinals entering the Conclave to choose a new pope. SBM proposes […]

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THE DEBAT OVER PRESCHOOL

‘There is very little time for childhood’ At a time in which many people feel our national government should be finding ways to be less involved in education and to cut spending, we see the opposite unfolding. Pre-K may be expanded and our national debt will drastically increase. It is urgent that we analyze what […]

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West Virginia’s education system is broken, in need of significant changes if not a complete overhaul. On this, the vast majority of us can agree. As is so often the case, the devil will be in the details as our state’s leaders take on the mammoth task of forever altering the way our students learn. […]

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