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Guth resigns as Jefferson principal following guilty plea

By BRYAN CLARK bryan@spiritofjefferson.com  CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson High School Principal Howard Guth submitted his resignation from the Jefferson County Public Schools system Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of criminally negligent manslaughter stemming from a car accident last March. Guth, 58, had a blood alcohol content of .08 — the legal limit in Maryland […]

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia high school principal is going to jail for killing a woman with his car last March near Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail reports that 58-year-old William Guth of Hagerstown pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter. He was sentenced to three weekends in jail, a total […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia small businesses and nonprofit groups affected by the Jan. 9 chemical spill are eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the federal government. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the economic injury disaster loans are being offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Freedom Industries’ spill into the water company’s supply […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging state lawmakers to support his call for more audits of state agencies and departments. Morrisey sent a letter to House Speaker Tim Miley on Thursday, asking members of the Legislature to join his call to revamp the auditing process. The Republican attorney general is […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia agencies are joining a lawsuit against an Ohio drug company, alleging its negligent practices have helped fuel the state’s pain pill abuse epidemic. The Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety recently signed on as plaintiffs in the attorney general’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate wants to require students to be physically active for at least 30 minutes each school day. Senate Majority Leader John Unger is carrying a bill that would require a half-hour of moderate physical activity daily amid classes. The bill suggests ideas like walking, jumping rope, playing soccer, lifting […]

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Testing the waters

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Testing the waters

Brian Tanguay’s ‘floating farm’ is poised for growth Brian Tanguay is finding that the same painstaking attention that brought him success as an engineer and manufacturing manager pays off when it comes to growing greens, herbs and other produce. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article […]

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By BRYAN CLARK bryan@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLES TOWN – Charles Town City Manager Joe Cosentini has accepted a position as the town administrator of Thompson’s Station, a town of 2,194 people 30 miles south of Nashville, Tenn. He will serve out the month of February leading the City of Charles Town’s staff, and begin work at his new […]

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ROMNEY (AP) — A nonprofit center in Romney has laid off 50 employees amid a child abuse investigation. The Cumberland Times-News of Maryland reports that the Potomac Center also has reduced the remaining staff’s hours. The center serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. West Virginia State Police began the investigation earlier this month after […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former secretary’s lawsuit against former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury is scheduled to go to trial in December. Media outlets report that Judge Tod Kaufman set a Dec. 15 trial date during a hearing Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Kim Woodruff’s lawsuit alleges that Thornsbury sexually harassed her […]

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