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AUTHORITY OK’S ADDITIONAL FRANKFORT ELEMENTARY FUNDING

The West Virginia School Building Authority has approved supplemental funding for Frankfort Elementary School. When bids were approved for the project earlier this month, board members were told an additional $6 million was needed for construction. The Mineral County Board of Education originally requested $19.1 million for the project; a portion of the additional funding…

MAN JAILED AFTER THREATENING TO SHOOT EMPLOYEES

Devone Theodore Baskin was jailed without bond, following an incident Wednesday afternoon. He is accused of threatening to shoot the employees of an Industrial Boulevard business. He ran from the police but was taken into custody in the 200-block of Seymour Street. He was found to have a “realistic” airsoft handgun when arrested. He was…

MAN THREATENS POLICE OFFICERS, IS JAILED WITHOUT BOND

Cumberland resident Zachary Jordan Crawford is charged with threatening police officers during a traffic stop in the 100-block of Liberty Street, and he remains jailed without bond. He initially refused to get out of the vehicle and told officers he as going to get a weapon; police later found an “AK-47-style” airsoft gun. He was…

MEYERSDALE MAN HELD ON FIVE ARREST WARRANTS

Thirty-five-year-old Meyersdale, Pennsylvania resident Joshua Levi Walker was jailed without bond on five arrest warrants from both District and Circuit Court. The District Court warrant stemmed from a burglary investigation on November 15th, when officers responded to a residence in the 300-block of Arch Street for a reported burglary. The property manager told police the…

MDH CREATES RSV DASHBOARD

The Maryland Department of Health has a new dashboard to track RSV hospitalization data.  It was unveiled yesterday but it’s set to be updated on Thursdays.  State health officials are encouraging everyone to stay home if they are sick and thoroughly wash their hands as much as possible.  Officials say there has been a surge…

BISHOP’S REMARKS IRK LAWMAKER

The gun control remarks from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark Brennan are not the feeling of everyone.  After the mass shooting at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, and hours before the shooting at a Virginia Walmart, Bishop Brennan said as a nation we need to take responsibility and change the culture about gun violence. …

BISHOP’S REMARKS IRK LAWMAKER

The gun control remarks from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark Brennan are not the feeling of everyone.  After the mass shooting at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, and hours before the shooting at a Virginia Walmart, Bishop Brennan said as a nation we need to take responsibility and change the culture about gun violence. …

NEW NURSING CHARTER SCHOOL

The West Virginia Professional Charter Schools Board said yes to a new charter school that will focus on nursing.  The WIN Academy, which stands for Workforce Initiative for Nurses will now be able to provide studies for those looking to get a head start in nursing.  The two-year program for those in the 11th and…

HOME ENERGY PRICES COULD SPIKE AS MUCH AS 30% THIS WINTER 

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says home energy prices could spike as much as 30 percent this winter. In a news release, the commission says the price for electricity will go up for almost all utility companies in the state as of December 1st. The price hike reflects charges to generate and supply electricity, which…

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ELECT LEADERS FOR UPCOMING SESSION

Republican lawmakers have elected the colleagues that they want to lead them in the state legislature. Leaders for the 2023-24 session will include Representative Bryan Cutler of Lancaster, who has been elected as House Leader and Tim O’Neal who’ll take over Whip duties. York lawmaker Seth Grove will chair the appropriations committee. The House Policy…

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