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 […]

Moving dirt

@HHS vet building

Workers move earth at the west edge of the Hampshire High School campus to prepare for construction of a new veterinary science building.

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 […]

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.

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. […]

Highland Arts presents Sweet Potatoe Pie

Sweet Potato Pie 4[6]

Not your everyday bluegrass group, Sweet Potato Pie was formed in January of 2000, with Sonya Stead, Penny Oman, and Angela Murphy.

Ken Hechler speaks at Potomac State

The Honorable Ken Hechler, center, was a recent guest speaker at Potomac State College of WVU, sharing his life experiences with the campus community. Pictured from left to right are Rachel Carder, Short Gap; Thomas Royce, Keyser; Paul McKenzie, Ridgeley; Stephanie Mace, Fort Ashby; Hechler; PSC history instructor Cassandra Pritts; Elizabeth Bell, Terra Alta; and Lauren Rosedale, Keyser.

The Honorable Ken Hechler, Ph.D., currently the longest-living former member of United States Congress, was recently a guest speaker at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

GFWC dances for fitness

Expressions Dance Studio presents a Zumba fitness routine.

The March GFWC of Romney meeting took place at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.

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