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ZOAR — In a three-school cross country meet held at Sam Michaels Park, it was the Jefferson boys team getting five runners home before any of the competition could complete the distance run. Jefferson finished with 15 points — the best a team can do in a meet of any size. Ryan Graf, Andrew Milliron, […]

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Jefferson turned in its second perfect score in a week when it duplicated an earlier boys cross country win over Washington. With Ryan Graf, Andrew Milliron, Jackson Jacobs, Zach Wiberg, and Rhett Zillinger finishing first-through-fifth for the second straight meet against the Patriots, Jefferson had a team total of only 15 points. The Patriots finished […]

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Big Brown Trout

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Big Brown Trout

Clint Ferguson Everyone has their favorite fish to pursue and for me it’s the big brown trout that haunt my dreams. Brown trout are fierce predators especially when they grow large and older. They’ll oftentimes switch from feeding on nymphs and aquatic insects and focus more on eating smaller fish. I’ve even seen them on […]

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With Daniel Bouchoc scoring three goals and the Washington defense erasing most of Hedgesville’s offensive efforts, the Patriots blanked the Eagles, 4-0, in a boys soccer match played last Thursday. With the win over its Sectional rival, the Patriots shoved their overall record to 8-5-1 while the Eagles were left at 9-5-1. Bouchoc’s first goal […]

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WHEELING  — After finding itself in fifth place following the first 18-hole round at the state golf tournament, Washington’s team position didn’t change and it finished fifth overall in the 36-hole event. First-round scores carded by the Patriots had Robert Fleming (78) leading the way with Ryan Mumaw (80), Patrick Burgess (85), and Dylan Mumaw […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Emergency shelters across the state are feeling the effect of a statewide effort to reduce student truancy. More than half of a shelter’s beds are devoted to truancy cases since the West Virginia Supreme Court launched the initiative last year, said Steve Tuck, CEO of the Children’s Home Society, which operates 10 […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Mayor Jim Manilla says Morgantown needs more police officers and firefighters to deal with street fires and other incidents following West Virginia University sports events, and the students should help pay the cost of hiring them. Manilla tells media outlets that he is considering asking the university to assess a $20 student […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Board of Education has suspended without pay a child-care worker at the West Virginia School for the Blind charged in a sex abuse case. The board’s vote Thursday came three weeks after Hampshire County authorities charged 39-year-old Roger L. Sipple of Romney with eight counts of sexual abuse by a […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — With election day one month away, the United Mine Workers of America continues to sit out the presidential race for the first time in 40 years. On Friday, the typically Democratic-supporting union announced it’s backing Democrats in U.S. House and Senate races in 16 states, along with Republicans in two contests. But […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Chesapeake Appalachia has pleaded guilty to three violations of the federal Clean Water Act for destroying a Wetzel County waterfall while drilling a well near Proctor. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says Chesapeake will pay $600,000 in fines under the plea agreement entered Friday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling. Chesapeake pleaded guilty […]

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