WV State Police assisting with Baltimore Amber Alert


West Virginia State Police have joined Maryland police in looking for a Baltimore girl who may have been taken by her father Thursday after her mother’s murder.

No rustlin’: Farmers spot 18 cows among others


ROMNEY — There was little evidence. The police had no leads. The crime seemed like a perfectly planned heist by professional rustlers. As it turns out, there was really nothing to fear. Nothing but a case of cow-hide. No, not the tanned skin of a bovine, but rather: The cows thought stolen from a Hampshire […]

Trojans top Spring Mills, punch ticket to Charleston


An up and down season came together at the right time Wednesday night, and as a result the Hampshire girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament. The Trojans got 23 points from sophomore Ericka Gordon, and senior Taylor Harwood added 12 more on 10-of-13 shooting from the foul line. Harwood’s free throws iced […]

Cattle rustlers hit Hampshire County farm

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ROMNEY — Police say that in the middle of the night earlier this week, thieves entered a Hampshire County farm and loaded thousands of dollars worth of beef cattle onto a trailer and drove away. The cows were stolen from Denzil and Danny Smith of Elkhorn Farm on North Texas Road sometime either late Sunday […]

Winter Storm Warning issued for heavy snow


ROMNEY – The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain for this evening from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. Freezing rain, changing to sleet and followed by heavy snow are forecasted. Around one tenth of […]

Raze announces progress in tobacco prevention efforts

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Initiative, Raze, announced today that from 2000 to 2013 more of West Virginia’s middle school and high school students are tobacco free. The announcement was made as a part of the annual Tobacco Free Day at the Capitol during which hundreds of students from across the state celebrate […]

House: SBA should pay for WVSDB improvements

The children from the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind perform for the House of Delegates.

CHARLESTON — On Friday, officials with the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind got an important ally in their move to mend and improve the schools’ Romney campus. The state House of Delegates unanimously passed a resolution that states the WVSDB should not have to locally match funding for the building improvements they […]

NWS: Widespread flooding not likely in Hampshire


ROMNEY — Yes, the mercury is climbing. Yes, the heaping, neck-high piles of recent snowfall along the roads and in parking lots have started to melt away. It’s understandable if you’re worrying now that the South Branch might overflow its banks and cause even more strife in a winter season that hasn’t exactly been accommodating. […]

Snow far, snow good

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911 center: No major accidents, fires in county with stormROMNEY — As Hampshire County waits with bated breath for another round of snow tonight, there seems a silver lining around the snow clouds above us: There have been no major accidents or fires to report since the snow blasted the county on Wednesday night. Jerry […]

Snowstorm lays wallop, 18+ inches on county

In this photo provided by Stephanie Hogan, 2 poodle-beagle mix pups Rebel, left, and Dixie make their way out into the snow in Shanks.

ROMNEY — If you like snow and have yet to look out your window, we’ve got good news for you: Another winter storm pummeled the area on Wednesday night, dumping as many as 22 inches on parts of the Hampshire County. According to the National Weather Service out of Baltimore, Md., the snow – while […]

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