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Court backs DHHR over mom

CHARLES TOWN – A federal judge has granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of the Department of Health and Human Resources in the case of an area woman whose children were seized by Berkeley County Child Protective Services after it was learned that one of them had fallen behind on immunizations. This article […]

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Morrisey  steps away from state  drug suits

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has recused himself from two lawsuits filed by his office against drug companies. Morrisey’s wife, Denise Henry, lobbies for two of the companies, Sanofi and Cardinal Health. Morrisey is a former lobbyist for Sanofi, the Sunday Gazette-Mail reported. Both lawsuits were filed during former Attorney General […]

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MARTINSBURG – A suspended Jefferson County assistant prosecutor is set to be tried in Elkins next month on charges of selling prescription narcotics. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , […]

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Civil War-era newspapers get 21st -century treatment

WVU official: Digitizing project will bring a revolution for researchers, amateur genealogists MORGANTOWN – When John Cuthbert scoured the state’s newspaper archives for his 2000 book, “Early Art and Artists in West Virginia,” he had to give individual pages a top-to-bottom look for news about museum acquisitions, painting purchases, artists’ receptions, art exhibits and the […]

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Lending students a hand

Virginia native devotes attention to Panhandle youth INWOOD – Since retiring from teaching, Dorothy Davis has divided her attention between volunteer work in her native Virginia, where she strives to preserve the past, and West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, where her focus is on ensuring students a bright future. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The attorney for the Charles Town Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association told the Jefferson County Commission last week that it should be concerned about the impact of Penn National Gaming’s proposed split into two corporations. PNGI announced plans last year to split into a casino and racing operation company and a real […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – About 350,000 West Virginians will see a reduction in federal food assistance benefits when a temporary boost expires this fall, according to a nonprofit policy research group. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy said the increase to federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits expires on Oct. 31. This article is […]

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CVB wrestling with less state aid, declining hotel tax   CHARLES TOWN – The new head of the county’s Convention and Visitors Bureau told the Jefferson County Commission that potential cuts to grant programs the agency relies on could affect its new strategy for marketing the county. Visitors’ bureau CEO Annette Gavin said Jefferson County’s […]

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Cash crunch

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Commission works to get a handle on Jefferson’s budget CHARLES TOWN – In light of a seasonal cash flow crunch, the Jefferson County Commission is examining its policies to attempt to exert more control over spending. In the first of two discussions on budget issues, the commission last week explored a variety of accounting and […]

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