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County recycling program to add electronics component

Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:20 PM

MORGANTOWN — The county’s recycling drop-off program, held the first four Saturdays each month, will soon add a regular electronics component.During the most recent session of the Monongalia County Commission, Commissioner Tom Bloom said th...

Federal version of Skylar’s Law to be introduced

Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 9:22 PM

CHARLESTON — Sen. Joe Manchin will introduce Skylar’s Law in the U.S. Senate on Dec.7. The bill is sparked by the 2012 killing of 16-year-old Skylar Neese, of Star City, and the similar West Virginia law of the same name passed in 2013. The...

Committee forms to plan Preston bicentennial celebration

Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 6:01 PM

KINGWOOD — A committee is forming to begin planning for the June 2018 Preston County bicentennial celebration.Preston was formed from Monongalia County by order of the Virginia Assembly Jan. 19, 1818. Preliminary plans are to have a small...

Star City pumps brakes on one-way

Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 5:57 PM

STAR CITY — Star City Council voted unanimously to table proposed changes to Stafford Street after opinions opposing the initial decision were voiced from residents Dec. 5. Council voted last month to make Stafford Street one-w...

Construction won’t start on Newburg water project for a year

Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 5:55 PM

NEWBURG — It will be a year before construction can begin on the Independence water project, Newburg council learned at its most recent meeting.The project will allow the town to extend the water line as far as the former Independence Schoo...

Experts present to Legislature on opioids

Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 10:58 PM

CHARLESTON — The opioid crisis looks to be a major theme for the Legislature this coming session, and legislators heard form a number of experts on Dec. 5 on the problem, solutions in the works and potential solutions they can play a role...