VANDERLIP — A driver of a tractor-trailer heading westbound on U.S. 50 was unable to control his vehicle and ran off the road into Mill Creek at about 2:15 p.m. today. What appeared to be gasoline was leaking from the truck into Mill Creek as crews closed half of U.S. 50 between Romney and Keyser […]
CHARLESTON — The criminal investigation into the events that led to 24 children being removed from Potomac Center is targeting as many as 10 suspects. “We’ve got a lot of people to interview and it’s going to take some time to do this and do it right,” said Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State […]
ROMNEY — A late-afternoon fire Wednesday left the walls of a trailer standing, but basically totaled it. A family of 3 was displaced by the fire at Wappocoma Trailer Park on Route 28 just north of Romney, but there were no injuries, said Bryan Beverage of the Romney Volunteer Fire Company. The 911 call around […]
Residents of Hampshire County took the freezing dip into the South Branch river in the 2014 Polar Plunge. Enjoy!
ROMNEY — The fire that a passing firefighter spotted early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 74-year-old Romney man. Wayne Levon Method was identified Sunday by the State Fire Marshal’s office as the fatality in the fire at a 2-story apartment on Bolton Street. Dustin Amtower, a paid firefighter in Winchester, Va., was on his […]
Hampshire County residents share images of the snow in their neighborhoods.
ROMNEY — The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Hampshire County and surrounding areas until 11 p.m. this evening, according to the National Weather Service. The Wind Chill warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. this evening (Tuesday, January 21) until noon on Wednesday. Six to 12 inches of snow is expected with […]
CHARLESTON — West Virginia officially celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20 with celebrations around Charleston. Prior to the bell-ringing ceremony at the state Capitol complex’s north portico Monday afternoon, scheduled speakers, from left, U.S. Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kanawha Circuit Judge […]
ROMNEY — A Winter Storm Warning for Hampshire County and neighboring counties in West Virginia is in effect from 4 a.m. until 11 p.m. Tuesday, January 21. Six to eight inches of snow with higher amounts of 8 to 10 inches across the higher elevations of the Potomac Highlands are expected according to the National […]
ROMNEY — Treatment that a state official described as “inhumane and degrading” has led to 24 children ages 5 to 18 being removed from Potomac Center on Blue Street in the last 2 days. The program — the largest of 3 run by the facility — apparently will remain closed. Group homes on Birch Lane and Washington […]