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By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Officials say overdoses show increase of heroin availability

CLARKSBURG — Four suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend in Clarksburg underscore how prevalent the addictive drug is in the area, according to drug-control advocates. Two people died and two others were hospitalized late Friday night and Saturday as a result of suspected heroin overdoses, Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard said. “There’s always overdoses, but […]

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By August 12, 2014 Read More →

After finishing rape sentence, high school QB starting season opener

 STEUBENVILLE – On Aug. 12, 2012, Ma’Lik Richmond sexually assaulted a Weirton girl at an underage drinking party. Today – Aug. 12, 2014 – Richmond likely will be in uniform as the Steubenville Big Red football team scrimmages Cambridge at 10 a.m. at Harding Stadium. Big Red head football coach Reno Saccoccia confirmed in a […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →

Columnist Giles Snyder: He’s such a deer man.

I’m beginning to get the feeling that perhaps I’ve carried jokes about dodging the deer on my commute a bit too far, that they have pulled out their laptops and tablets, scanned my Facebook and Twitter accounts and have decided it’s to time to get even with me for taunting them so much. I can’t […]

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Senate President Kessler appoints senators to juvenile justice task force
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Senate President Kessler appoints senators to juvenile justice task force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Looking for solutions to the problems with the juvenile justice system, Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, appointed five senators to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The task force was formed through an executive order earlier this year and is similar to the Justice Reinvestment Act that the Governor created in 2012. […]

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Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers

Flesher to head the Contractors Association of West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Morgantown, was elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at the association’s Annual Meeting held July 10-13 at The Greenbrier. Flesher replaced Phil Weser, president and CEO of March-Westin Company, Inc., Morgantown, who will serve on the Board of Directors as immediate […]

Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire
By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Bluefield firefighters first ones on the scene at interstate tunnel fire

By Bill Archer For The Register-Herald BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Lights in the southern end of the tunnel illuminate an odd design beside the catwalk near the left lane of the northbound tube of the East River Mountain Tunnel that transports I-77 from Virginia into West Virginia. Two firefighters who made the initial assault through the total […]

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By July 23, 2014 Read More →

Charleston, W.Va., attorney’s shooting charges dismissed

By Ashley B. Craig Police Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local attorney was suffering from delirium brought on by an over-the-counter sleep aid when he shot up his South Hills area home last summer and is “not criminally responsible” for his actions, a Kanawha Circuit judge ruled. Judge Carrie Webster issued an order Tuesday dismissing charges […]

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Charles Town carving out an arts hub
By July 23, 2014 Read More →

Charles Town carving out an arts hub

$50,000 NEA grant will create new district downtown By Christine Snyder christine@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – City leaders seeking to boost downtown as a one-of-a-kind destination for art and history are celebrating after winning a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith led the effort to secure the […]

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McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.
By July 23, 2014 Read More →

McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients.

By SHELLEY HANSON  The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN. W.Va.  – A local pain management clinic is being investigated by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health Valley Pain Management Clinic of McMechen, which is operated by Dr. Roland Chalifoux, allegedly conducted unsafe injection practices prior to Nov. 1, 2013. The clinic opened in 2010. […]

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By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Marion County Board of Education questions reading programs

Votes to renew after discussion By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Questions were raised at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Monday as to whether or not certain reading programs up for renewal this year are the best option for students. FastForWord and Reading Assistant subscriptions for the 2014-15 academic year […]

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