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Cory Orndorff gets maximum sentence in death of 18-month-old

BN Cory

ROMNEY — Cory Orndorff was sentenced today to the maximum time in prison permitted by law for the October death of an 18-month-old child in his care. In February, Orndorff, of Green Spring, pled guilty to 1 count of death of a child by abuse by a custodian, which carries with it a term of 10 […]

4-23-14 County Commission to handle election matters

ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Commission will have a short meeting Friday morning to take care of matters concerning the May 13 primary election. Here is the agenda. A G E N D A        Tuesday, April 25, 2014 Hampshire County Commission     9:00 am   Call to order. Relocation of Precinct 26 polling […]

Romney home destroyed by fire

260 Marathon Place

ROMNEY — Food left cooking on the stove was cause of a Romney home’s total destruction by fire yesterday, said Romney Fire Chief GT Parsons. Area firefighters responded to the blaze at 260 Marathon Place yesterday at about 3:15 p.m. Crews from Romney, Augusta, Springfield, Burlington, Slanesville, Levels, New Creek, Fort Ashby and Moorefield were […]

Stoplights back on in Romney

Lights go out

ROMNEY — When a transformer in Romney exploded at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, it sent a shock-wave that shattered the windshields of nearby vehicles and shorted out the electricity in parts of town for nearly 2 hours. Although Romney’s homes did return to power that night, the stoplights at the corner of U.S. […]

Romney volunteers ‘Make it Shine’

Three socially conscious volunteers move bags of trash from the walking trail near School Stream Stream on Friday.

ROMNEY— Armed with a 7-member crew of socially conscious kids and some helpful, town-minded volunteers, Romney council members Holly Cowie and Duncan Hott took to the walking trail near School Street Stream on Friday morning as part of the “Make it Shine Community Cleanup” initiative. The crew removed dozens of bags of trash from the […]

4-11-14 Budget tops commission agenda

ROMNEY — The Hampshire County Commission will adopt its budget Tuesday for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Here’s the complete agenda.      Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Hampshire County Commission 9:00 am   Call to order, minutes, President’s and Commissioner’s reports 9:15 am   Craig Curtis, Potomac Highlands Guild, re:  lease and hospital use 9:30 am   […]

Library hosts student art display

Library wall

ROMNEY — Artwork, ranging from brightly colored abstract paintings to cartoon replications of Disney characters, created by Hampshire County students is currently on display at the library in Romney. A reception on the 2nd floor at the library is set for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday.

4-9-14 Health check Saturday at library

ROMNEY — Visitors to the Hampshire County Public Library Saturday can have their weight, body mass index, body fat percentage and blood pressure checked. It’s all part of a community health education presentation being staged by the Hampshire Wellness & Fitness Center. The session begins at 11 a.m. at hte library, 153 W. Main St., […]

Romney fire company gives ‘buon giorno’ to students

@italian exchange kids

ROMNEY — Visiting Hampshire County all the way from Mezzolombardo, Italy, 6 students in the school system’s Italian Exchange took a tour of Romney Volunteer Fire Department on Monday. The 6 — or “sei” in Italian, if you please — are spending 11 – “undici” – days locally to get a taste of American life. […]

Peace from the Panhandle to Afghanistan

A 167th Airlift Wing crew transported the first documented Peace Pole in Afghanistan from Martinsburg to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on a C-5 Galaxy in January.

A 167th Airlift Wing crew transported the first documented Peace Pole in Afghanistan from Martinsburg, W.Va., to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on a C-5 Galaxy in January. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, the pole carries a heavy burden nearly 7,000 miles across the world. A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the […]

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