Millions of pills

More than 5 million prescription pain pills were shipped into Hampshire County over a 7-year stretch, new data obtained from the Drug Enforcement Agency reveals.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Washington Post fought a year-long battle with the DEA to have the county-by-county information released. The Washington Post has published a searchable database of the numbers.

The 5,276,860 pills that came to Hampshire County between 2006 and 2012 represent about 30 pills a year for every man, woman and child in the county.

Hot, hot, hot: Temperatures are supposed to soar into the mid-90s today, Saturday and Sunday. The high is projected at 96 today and Saturday and 95 on Sunday. Emergency and health officials are urging to stay inside as much as possible and keep hydrated.

Check in begins: The livestock, crops, baked goods and any other entry you can imagine arrives at the Augusta Fairgrounds Sunday for the 63rd annual Hampshire County Fair that officially begins Monday.

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Corn for everyone

Corn Fest boils to the forefront this Saturday and Sunday at the Springfield Fire Hall. The annual fundraiser promises plenty of corn starting at 10 a.m. both days.

The $12 meal actually starts with barbecue chicken or ribs along with corn and all the usual fixin’s. To keep you occupied, vendors and crafters will be on hand.

And to help cool things down Sunday, starting at 11, it will be the annual battle of the barrels between area fire companies.

TODAY: Romney on the Menu at 5:30 focuses on “Army Life 1863.” Bring a brown bag snack or meal with you to The Bank of Romney Community Building … The Co-op on Romney’s South Marsham Street has an opening reception for an exhibit from the Hampshire County Carts Council’s photography group from 5 to 7 … It’s open mic night at The River House in Capon Bridge from 6 to 9. Stand and deliver or sit and listen.

SATURDAY: Dress for a mess if you attend the acrylic paint pour at 9:30 a.m. at The Co-op in Romney. You can still pre-register by calling 304-359-2008… Augusta’s Energy Express is hosting a community care fair from 10 to 1 at the multipurpose room on the campus of WVSDB.  

• SUNDAY: Relax with poetry afternoon from 2 to 4 at The River House.

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Romney clinches top spot

Post 91 defeated a tough Berkeley Post 14 team last night by a score of 10-5 to secure the top seed in the upcoming area tournament. Frankfort Falcon bats explode for Romney collecting 8 out of 10 hits. Chandler Rhodes led the way with 3 hits & 4 RBI. Zack Whitacre smacks 3 hits while brother Brady Whitacre finishes with 2 hits & 2 RBI. Foster Conis gets the win. Romney improves to (24-7) on the season.  Post 91 is back in action tonight at Potomac State against Elkins Post 29.

 Also: Kat keeps rolling in Detroit

Bowling sensation Kat Corbin has gotten off to a great start in Detroit competing with the Mid-Atlantic Youth Bowlers. After Day 2 Kat was ranked 13th out of 430 girls in the U17 division. Final results of Corbin’s bowling tournament will be included in next Wednesday’s edition of sports.


Crash test

What an EMS drill looks like from the inside

We’ll also cover:

• The opening of the 63rd annual Hampshire County Fair

• A Hampshire student’s experience at the governor’s STEM camp

• A joy ride that turned costly

Pick up a copy of the Review on Wednesday. It’s the best $1.05 you’ll spend this week.


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