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Nearly 1,000 W.Va. bridges structurally deficient CHARLESTON — Federal highway data show that nearly 1,000 bridges in West Virginia are structurally deficient, and about 1,600 others are functionally obsolete. On a sufficiency scale of 0 to 100, the Federal Highway Administration rates seven bridges in the state as 0. But West Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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POLICE Watch

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Charles Town Police log May 26   12:20 a.m. South George Street, suspicious person, citation issued (urinating in public) 4:01 a.m. North Mildred Street — Ranson, assist Ranson Police Department (warrant service), assistance rendered 4:25 a.m. East 5th Avenue, assist Ranson Police Department (alarm), assistance rendered 9:48 a.m. East Washington Street, traffic hazard (animal in […]

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EDITORIAL

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Ryan’s Glen options are all unkind cuts Efforts to resolve the mess that is the Ryan’s Glen subdivision’s threatened demolition by road-building are commendable. Alas, none of the plans currently being proposed are very good. The state highways office is currently weighing a number of options to re-route U.S. 340 near Rippon in order to […]

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PRAISE&nays

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NAY to the decision of onetime Maryland Congressional hopeful Alex Mooney to announce he’ll file for U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s soon-to-be vacated House seat. After opting out on the opportunity to run for the newly redrawn, Democrat-friendly seat long occupied by Republican Roscoe Bartlett in 2011, Mooney announced Monday seek this state’s Second District […]

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Average West Virginians can’t sneak their money into foreign shelters to duck U.S. taxes — but billionaires and rich corporations, with their high-priced lawyers and accountants, do so constantly. This week, a U.S. Senate committee held a hearing on Apple Inc. Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Apple avoided $9 billion in obligations last year by […]

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Shepherd is not a ‘diploma mill’ My friend, Joseph Snyder, in his commentary of May 29, is dead wrong about recent changes in Shepherd University’s curriculum. He says academic rigor is “slipping” when in fact it has been strengthened. He notes the reduction in semester hours required for graduation while ignoring other attendant changes, setting […]

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Thanks to all

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Once again our thanks goes out to those donors, sponsors and volunteers who make things happen at Good Shepherd Caregiver’s which is the real importance of the 20th annual Golf Classic. Your dollars provide the countless rides to medical appointments, repairs to homes, lawn and garden maintenance and hundreds of calls to those who are […]

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‘Take risks and make dangerous, bold choices’

Editor’s note: Ed Herendeen, the founder and producing director of Shepherdstown’s Contemporary American Theater Festival, formally welcomed actors, playwrights and other members of the 2013 company Monday evening at a picnic on the campus of Shepherd University. He agreed to share his inspiring remarks with the Spirit.   This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Lottery revenues are falling but Director John Musgrave says the decline is not as severe as the Lottery Commission expected. Lottery revenues for April totaled about $109 million, down nearly 12 percent from the same month in 2012. Revenues for the fiscal year that ends June 30 totaled $1.1 billion […]

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KEARNEYSVILLE – Two Jefferson Academy students took first place statewide, each in their own grade level, in the 22nd annual Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest. Second-grader Brandon Dunbar and first-grader Chloe Edwards received medals for their handwriting skills. Christi Cronin, their teacher, also received an award, and the school received two $200 coupons. More than 285,000 students […]

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