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JCV files suit against Ranson
CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County Vision has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ranson, alleging the city failed to provide adequate public notice when it modified its zoning ordinance and its zoning map to allow for heavy industrial use at Jefferson Orchards.
Treatment center can make for real recovery
Progress to combat the opioid epidemic in the Eastern Panhandle continues. On Friday, Mountaineer Behavioral Health provided a peek into its new recovery center. Located at 3094 Charles Town Road in Kearneysville, the center will be the region’s first long-term substance abuse treatment facility.
Former Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney fails to update sex offender registry
CHARLES TOWN — A former Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney convicted of indecent exposure was recently charged with a misdemeanor after he allegedly failed to update the sex offender registry, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.
Upson, minority groups move forward as appointment remains
MARTINSBURG — Del. Jill Upson, R-Jefferson, plans to move ahead in her newly appointed role as executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, but backlash from minority groups across West Virginia continues.
Local author publishes 14th book
CHARLES TOWN — Nationally recognized author Bob O’Connor, of Charles Town, has published his 14th book. This book is quite different than others from the same author, although the topic is certainly familiar — the American Civil War, according to a release from the author.
Confederate plaque removed from Jefferson County Courthouse
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A plaque honoring Confederate soldiers has been removed from the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Courthouse. The county commission voted 3-2 last week to remove the plaque, and it has been taken down.
Charles Town man charged with negligent homicide in October crash
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Charles Town, W.Va., man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a two-vehicle crash in October that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist from Hagerstown.
Pair Of Charles Town Jockeys Enter Guilty Pleas In Cocaine Case
Puerto Rican-born jockeys Christian Hiraldo and Guillermo Rodriguez have both entered guilty pleas in a case involving cocaine possession, reports bloodhorse.com. The case stems from an incident on or about January 25 in West Virginia, in which the regular riders at Charles Town allegedly aided and
Upson moving ahead in new job despite renewed call for her ouster
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Jefferson County NAACP is seeking the removal of Jill Upson from her new post with the state's Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. But the criticism is not stopping her, and several things have already been accomplished in her first week on the job, she said in a
Jessica Phillips and Nathan Shoemaker
Jessica Phillips and Nathan Shoemaker were married Oct. 29, 2018, in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Arnold. A celebration reception was held Nov. 17, 2018, at The Barn at Mahogany Hill.
Maryland man charged with injuring four people in DUI accident
MARTINSBURG — A Frederick, Maryland, man was charged after injuring four people while allegedly driving under the influence. Pedro Hernandez Marquez, 48, of Cheryls Court, was arraigned Wednesday in Jefferson County Magistrate Court on four misdemeanor charges of DUI causing bodily injury and failur
Hedgesville woman charged with physical abuse of six-year-old girl
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hedgesville, W.Va., woman is accused of abusing a 6-year-old girl on at least three separate incidents that allegedly resulted in bruising and other injuries to her face, hand and arm, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
Crash injures six, including deputy
WINCHESTER — A chain-reaction crash on Va. 37 about 3:15 p.m. Friday injured six people including a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputy whose police cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer.
Charles Town sets full schedule
CHARLES TOWN — Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has set its complete 2019 live racing calendar and schedule of unrestricted stakes following approval on Thursday by the West Virginia Racing Commission.
Man dies in Berkeley County, W.Va. crash
HEDGESVILLE, W.VA. — A 25-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., man died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Back Creek Valley Road in Berkeley County, W.Va., Thursday night.
JCC backs dismissal of Rockwool suit
CHARLES TOWN – With possibly millions of dollars in potential legal liability looming, the Jefferson County Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to oppose a lawsuit seeking to nullify a corporate tax-relief package approved for the Rockwool insulation factory in Ranson.
Up in the air: Frederick residents worry about effects of future Rockwool plant
Frederick County residents will soon be reminded that air doesn’t recognize state borders. Less than a 15-mile drive from Brunswick in Ranson, West Virginia, a 460,000-square-foot mineral wool insulation manufacturing plant has been proposed and is under preliminary construction. In the past year, d
OPINION: Finally righting a wrong at our historic courthouse
The historic courthouse in Charles Town where slavery fighter John Brown was found guilty and sentenced to die in 1859 no longer boasts a plaque from the United Daughters of the Confederacy at its entrance.
Bunker Hill man charged in fatal crash intends to hire attorney
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man charged with driving under the influence causing death stemming from a one-vehicle crash last month in Berkeley County, W.Va., told a county magistrate in an initial court appearance Thursday that he intends to hire an attorney.
4 adults who entered West Virginia mine could face felony charges if their intention was to steal copper: Sheriff
The four people who illegally entered a West Virginia mine, where they were trapped for days, could face felony charges if investigators determine they had intended to steal copper, authorities said.