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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2013
Nothing brought to mind more about the suffering that children who grow up poor and destitute endure than the testimony of a young woman Saturday at a forum organized to combat child poverty. Kristi Cotter, 23, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., in an emotional recounting of her life story that brought tears to some audience members, told of resorting to stealing, drug abuse and even prostitution. She grew up with uncaring parents, without roots, love and guidance in dirt-poor surroundings. The forum, one of 12 held across West Virginia, was sponsored by the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Family Coalition.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2013
Jefferson County Democrat Stephen Skinner was one of only four members of the West Virginia House of Delegates - all Democrats - who voted against a bill calling for the repeal of local gun control laws. The bill passed the House 94-4 with two members absent. Democrats siding with Skinner in opposition were three delegates who represent the city of Charleston, W.Va. Gun control laws in Martinsburg, W.Va., which ban guns on city-owned property, are similar to those of three other West Virginia cities the bill would affect.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
In 2009, the Jefferson County Commission approved a  Shepherdstown Town Council request for $38,000 toward a $76,000 match needed to apply for a grant to build a half-mile biking/hiking path to Morgan's Grove Park. The grant was denied, but Shepherdstown is trying again. The estimated cost of the project is $539,000. The town's share is a 20 percent matching grant of $107,000. Last week, the Jefferson County Commission voted to give the town $75,000 toward the match, leaving the town's share at $32,000, Town Recorder Lori Robertson said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
A statewide “blitz” by the West Virginia State Police last weekend resulted in 67 arrests for driving under the influence, with more than a third of the DUIs tallied in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. “I've got some very hardworking, very dedicated troopers,” Troop 2 Captain R.A. Blair said Tuesday when asked about arrest figures released Tuesday. Troopers assigned to detachments in Martinsburg and Charles Town made 24 arrests from Friday through Sunday as part of the blitz, police said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
Peter Dougherty, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education, Tuesday was appointed to replace ousted Jefferson County Sheriff Bobby Shirley on a 3-2 vote following public interviews. Jefferson County Commission members Walter Pellish, Dale Manuel and Patsy Noland voted for Dougherty. Commissioners Jane Tabb and Lyn Widmyer went for retired Charles Town Police Chief Louis Brunswick. Steve Groh, an assistant county prosecutor, the third candidate interviewed Tuesday, received no votes.  The three candidates were singled out for interviews from an original list of 16 applicants.
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By RICHARD BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 4, 2013
A 65-year-old Jefferson County woman died on her birthday Monday in an early-morning fire that destroyed the home in which she lived with her daughter in the Tuscawilla Hills subdivision. The victim, Jeanne Thomas of 75 Packett Drive, was identified by Sgt. R.L. Fletcher of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Adrienne Thomas, 25, managed to escape the burning single-story house, according to Capt. Adam Watson of Independent Fire Co. Watson, who lives nearby, said he arrived at the scene within minutes of the 1:30 a.m. alarm.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2013
When George Bernardino needed something in the U.S. Navy clinics he ran over the years, all he had to do was sign a requisition. Bernardino is not in the Navy anymore. Two weeks ago, chosen from a slate of 56 applicants, he took over as public health administrator for the Jefferson County Health Department. Now when he wants something that exceeds his budget, he'll fill out grant applications. “Finding the funds to improve things will be my biggest challenge,” he said. Bernardino, 39, retired in August, ending a 20-year Navy hitch, almost all as a hospital corpsman.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
Peter Dougherty, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education; Steven V. Groh, an assistant county prosecutor, and retired Charles Town Police Chief Louis Brunswick will be interviewed next week by the Jefferson County Commission in the county's quest to replace ousted Sheriff Bobby Shirley. Each will be interviewed Tuesday morning in the commissioners' meeting room below the Charles Town Library. The interviews will be open, but public comment won't be accepted, Commission President Dale Manuel said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
A partnership between the Arts & Humanities Alliance (AHA!) of Jefferson County and Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority is expected to give new meaning to the definition of a “traveling exhibit.” Transit Authority Executive Director Cheryl L. Keyrouze announced at a planning session with community stakeholders Wednesday about plans for mural art to be painted this spring on one of the agency's buses that serves Jefferson County. Given that raising local money is the public transit agency's biggest challenge, Keyrouze welcomed the partnership, which she said might have been unthinkable and unlikely to some.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 26, 2013
West Virginia State Police have arrested more than 170 sex offenders since the first of the year for providing false information to the state sex offender registry. State Police 1st Sgt. Michael Baylous said the agency and the U.S. Marshal Service has verified the information for more than 1,000 offenders on the registry during that time, after a weekend sweep by state police. Baylous said additional arrests are expected as individuals are located and investigations are completed.
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