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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal audit concludes the state wasted federal stimulus funds and failed to properly track Internet routers that cost $24 million. The report Friday by the inspector general of the U.S. Commerce Department found that the state could have purchased smaller and less expensive routers for schools, libraries, health clinics, county courthouses […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate prepares to begin debating new gun control measures, some of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades. These Democrats from largely rural states with strong gun cultures view Obama’s proposals warily and have not committed […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall has been selected to display a collection of books, films and other resources on the history and culture of Muslims. Marshall is among 842 institutions nationwide picked to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, which is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Marshall College of Liberal Arts dean David […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An Eastern Panhandle judge will fill a vacant seat in the West Virginia Senate. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Circuit Court Judge Donald H. Cookman’s appointment Wednesday night. Cookman had served as a judge since 1993. He most recently was chief judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers Hampshire, Hardy and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Legislature approaches the upcoming regular session with few changes among its top leadership teams, while the minority Republicans will occupy a greater share of House of Delegates committees following the 2012 election, House Speaker Rick Thompson and Senate President Jeff Kessler announced Monday. Kessler, a Marshall County Democrat, named Sen. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A new survey shows that West Virginia is a pet-friendly state. The survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association shows about 62 percent of West Virginia households own a pet. The association’s U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook ranks West Virginia eighth in the nation for pet ownership. West Virginia ranks fifth […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Washington swimmers Shawn Gee and Derek Carter had individual success in a quad meet held at Shepherd on Saturday. But it was St. Maria Goretti High from Hagerstown that posted 3-0 records in the boys division and another 3-0 team record in the girls division. Gee won both the 100 freestyle and the […]

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Winless no more

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VIENNA — Previously winless Ohio Valley finally broke through with a victory when it stunned visiting Shepherd, 81-76, in a WVIAC women’s basketball game on Monday. The Fighting Scots were 1-14 overall and 1-10 in the conference. Shepherd fell heavily to 7-9 overall and 6-6 in the WVIAC. Jasmine Gibson hurt Shepherd throughout as she […]

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Many happy returns

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VIENNA — On Monday, Austin Cunningham made a triumphant return of sorts to the college he once played for and scored 27 points for his new school (Shepherd) as the Rams overcame a sluggish first half to trim conference rival Ohio Valley, 95-80. Cunningham played for the Fighting Scots as a freshman before transferring to […]

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INWOOD — By making 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, the Musselman girls held off Jefferson’s bid for its second win of the basketball season. The Lady Applemen posted a 57-54 win last Thursday at the Charles C. Cline Court. Musselman was 6-7 overall with the Sectional win, while Jefferson was 1-14 with the […]

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