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POLICE LOG

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Ranson Police Department call log Nov. 20 – Dec. 3, 2012 Suspicious person: American Public University Shenandoah Downs Shenandoah Springs Briar Run/Home Depot Domestic: East Second Avenue East 11th Avenue East Third Avenue Disturbance: Jefferson Memorial Hospital (three times) Flowing Springs Pub Apple Tree Gardens (three times) East Sixth Avenue Budget Inn West Seventh Avenue […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Several environmental groups want a federal judge to let them join a lawsuit by a West Virginia chicken grower who is challenging new water-pollution rules aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey has already allowed the American and West Virginia Farm Bureaus to intervene in […]

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Editorial

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As you finish your Christmas shopping, why not spend more here? This Christmas, many of us have been making an effort to spend our dollars locally, and this shift in shopping habits is one the Spirit wholeheartedly applauds. As shoppers living in the Eastern Panhandle we’re fortunate because keeping a local focus doesn’t limit us. […]

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An old New York joke tells us, “only schmucks pay retail,” a humiliation you know if you’ve had a vacation ruined by some twerp sitting next to you at a cruise ship bar delightedly boasting that he paid only half of what you did for the cruise. Sometimes schmuck abuse is elevated to a moral […]

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Home rule is nothing

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It is my opinion that the level of government that is the most relevant is that which is the most local. That is why I look forward to the annual Legislative Summit hosted by the Berkeley County Council. It was held at the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College on Dec. 3. The invitees included […]

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Christmas style

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Christmas style
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SHEPHERDSTOWN – A fire at a Shepherdstown blacksmith shop remains under investigation, according to the office of the state fire marshal. The fire, which started late Friday evening at the Willow Forge blacksmith shop, caused about $10,000 in damage, according to owner and operator Daniel Tokar. In a Sunday posting on the Willow Forge website, […]

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A 61-year-old Wood County physician has pleaded guilty to attempting to evade taxes and fraudulently claiming more than $34,000 in health care proceeds, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II has announced. Dr. Barton Joseph Adams, who owned Interventional Pain Management Medical Office in Vienna, recently entered guilty pleas to health care fraud and tax evasion. […]

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CHARLESTON – Parents of a West Virginia public school student filed papers Friday continuing their court challenge of the firing of Jorea Marple as state superintendent, rejecting last week’s do-over vote by the Board of Education to dismiss her as a “dog and pony show.’’ James and Michelle Hicks allege that the only way to […]

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Bronze Star Medal given to area airman

MARTINSBURG — Capt. Christopher T. Tusing has four tours of duty under his belt, enough to make you think his fifth and most recent six-month deployment to Afghanistan would be a relatively routine one. Not so. Tusing, of Berkeley Springs, and the installation deployment officer for the 167th Airlift Wing, found his latest deployment to […]

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