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Jay Otto, a research scientist at Montana State University will introduce Positive Community Norms at the Region VIII Adolescent Health Educational Forum at the South Branch Inn in Romney on Oct. 15. Positive Community Norms is an approach used by the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State to address such issues as […]

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CPA joins Hospice  of the Panhandle

MARTINSBURG — Bill White has been named Hospice of the Panhandle’s new community and provider relations manager. In this role, White will direct the organization’s efforts in working with the medical community and other providers of care. He’ll also oversee community outreach for Hospice. “We are very pleased to have someone with Bill’s level of […]

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Contest winner

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The root of the problem

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The root of the problem
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Back in 1988, I took my first newspaper job — as a cartoonist sketching about local issues for The Sun of Baltimore — and immediately loved the work. After The Sun stopped using regional cartoonists (read: me) I thought about relocating outside the region to work as an editorial cartoonist at a big paper, but […]

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Coming up

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Public comment sought: The Jefferson County Commission will hold a public meeting Sept. 19 to discuss broadband issues in Jefferson County and to hear concerns from the public. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. In the County Commission meeting room at Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St. A brief overview of the findings from […]

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Healthreports

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CHARLES TOWN – After requests from a number of readers for the results of the Jefferson County Health Department’s food facilities inspections, the Spirit of Jefferson today begins to include the latest reports. Because health department officials don’t create text summaries of their findings, we are including here a brief summary of each report, with […]

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This week in history

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The Great Bend Tunnel near Talcott is completed Sept. 12, 1872. The tunnel provides the backdrop for the tale of John Henry, West Virginia’s best-known folk hero. It’s said he defeated the steam drill, at the cost of his own life, during the construction of a tunnel through the Summers County mountain. J.R. Clifford is […]

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Around the State

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W.Va. group declines health grant after AG asks questions CHARLESTON — A West Virginia nonprofit has turned down a federal grant it received to help residents navigate new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act after it received an inquiry from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey about how it would protect consumer information. Clarksburg-based West […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police Department   Sept. 1 12:45 a.m. East Washington Street, business alarm, building secure 2:30 a.m. Jefferson Terrace Road, assist W.Va. State Police (subject with gun), assistance rendered 1:41 p.m. East Congress Street, suspicious person, area checked/unable to locate 2:36 p.m. West Academy Street, welfare check, contact made/no problems 3:35 p.m. West Washington […]

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