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Center debuts

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Center debuts
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critics say Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a controversial Congressional redistricting plan is bad news for the Eastern Panhandle. Known as the “Mason County flip” – and described by one expert as “an abomination” and the product of gerrymandering – the high court ruled the plan is constitutional. The […]

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MARTINSBURG – The Harpers Ferry man who tried to tunnel from Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County while awaiting sentencing in a bank robbery has pleaded guilty in that botched escape, according to U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Mark Daniel Haines created a hole at the […]

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MARTINSBURG  – Internet options and service quality are reportedly inadequate across much of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle Region, according to results of a recent survey tapping public opinion on the state of broadband across Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.       About 1,400 residents and businesses responded to the survey conducted by the Region 9 […]

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Police Logs

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Ranson Police Department Log Sept. 10 – 17 Suspicious Person: Lancaster Circle South Mildred Street Slusher Park North Preston Street North Marshall Street Domestic Burns Street (two incidents) Budget Inn West 6th Avenue Disturbance 7th Avenue (two incidents) Burns Street West 7th Avenue (two incidents) North Mildred Street (two incidents) South Reymann Street West 6th […]

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin invoked President Harry Truman on Thursday in a rebuke against fellow lawmakers, who are preparing to vote on a resolution to fund the government until after the November election with no major changes in taxes or spending. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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CHARLESTON – Members of a West Virginia small business association have endorsed Republican Jim Ruland in the West Virginia 16th District Senate race. The endorsement was made by West Virginia Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust, which is made up exclusively of members of the D.C.-based National Federation of Independent Business. Said Gil White, state director […]

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Miller named top Homeland Security head
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EDITORIAL

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Court’s ruling makes ‘sore thumb’ of Eastern Panhandle The ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court that holds in place a redistricting plan adopted in 2010 by the state Legislature, and that makes Jefferson County the tail end of a 300-mile long ‘gerrymander,’ all but dashes the Eastern Panhandle’s hopes for better representation in […]

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A ringing endorsement for the non-candidate Jefferson County Ballot Commissioner Gary Dungan is spearheading an effort to have Republican Ronald Bell’s name appear on the ballot as a candidate for magistrate. Trouble is, Bell’s not running. While he was the highest Republican vote-getter for the position in May’s primary, Bell moved to Virginia in June […]

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