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AKRON, OH – More than 6,100 FirstEnergy employees, contractors, and outside utility crew members continue their around-the-clock efforts to restore service to the 81,000 Mon Power and Potomac Edison customers in West Virginia who remain without service as a result of severe storms that have hit the region. Mon Power has restored power to more […]

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Police reveal details of Independence Day shooting

PRESS RELEASE Martinsburg Police Department On Wednesday, July 04, 2012, an event to celebrate the 4th of July was scheduled at War Memorial Park, in Martinsburg West Virginia.  During the course of events on the date, officers were scheduled for crowd control in the park. At approximately 8pm on this date, several gunshots were heard […]

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Crews will power through 4th

CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – Power company crews won’t take a break for Wednesday’s Fourth of July holiday. Workers will continue with 16-hour shifts until homes left without power after Friday night’s massive windstorm are back on the grid, said Scott Surgeoner, a FirstEnergy spokesman. “Oh yes, we’ll be out on the […]

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Free cooling stations set up

CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit StaFF KEARNEYSVILLE – Anyone without power in need of a place to cool off can come to a free cooling station set up at the Jefferson County Health Department at 1948 Wiltshire Road in Kearneysville, officials say. “We’ll be set up all week,” said Jennifer Maggio of the Jefferson County Homeland Security […]

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Thousands cope with historic storm’s aftermath

ROBERT SNYDER and CHRISTINE MILLER FORD RANSON — Thousands of Eastern Panhandle residents awoke this morning to a second day of no electricity and the prospect of a third straight day of a heat wave. Forecasters say temperatures this afternoon again could come close to 100 degrees. Across much of Jefferson County, Friday night’s powerful […]

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Storms topple trees, lines — many without power in Jefferson County

RANSON — Many residents throughout Jefferson County remain without power  in the wake of a fierce storm that blew through the region late Friday night that ripped up old trees and downed power lines. Shari Jordan, who lives on First Avenue in Charles Town, was out Saturday morning assisting with a cleanup effort after a […]

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Jury: No mercy for shooter

CHARLES TOWN — A jury brought a two-week trial to a close Friday by finding the man who shot his shot estranged girlfriend in a Ranson parking lot guilty of first-degree murder. The jurors — eight women and four men— deliberated for just under three hours in Jefferson County Circuit Court before returning with a […]

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Cook trial continues

BRYAN CLARK Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN – The trial of a Harpers Ferry man who is accused of killing a Martinsburg woman last year continued into its eighth day Thursday without entering into closing arguments. Ray Dwayne Cook, 38, admits to shooting Jenny Lou Perrine, 36, on July 15, 2011 in the parking lot of […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Ask MARC spokesman Terry Owens if the latest changes for Eastern Panhandle train commuters are indeed final, and you get something close to a straight answer. The revised schedule will be presented next week to the MARC Advisory Council, Owens explained in a phone interview on Friday. The new schedule, made public […]

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