Mineral County, WV

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Spotted lanternfly seen in Jefferson

The spotted lanternfly has been identified in a 3rd county of the Eastern Panhandle. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday that Jefferson County hosts the invasive species, Lycorma delicatula, after it was found in Berkeley and Mineral counties. U.S. Department of Agriculture collaborators spotted a small population on...
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Chamber holds annual members meeting

FORT ASHBY - The Mineral County Chamber of Commerce re-elected three board members and heard from three of the county’s state legislators during the chamber’s annual members meeting held recently at Brookedale Farm. Nominated and elected to continue to serve on the board were Ashley Centofonti, Kevin Clark, and Penny...
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All-PVC team includes Player of Year nod to Whitacre

The Division I All-PVC baseball team was named on Tuesday and Mineral County was well represented, taking up five of the nine positions named as well as Frankfort player Brady Whitacre being named Player of the Year. Frankfort garnered three positions on the team, while Keyser garnered two. The remaining...
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All-PVC team includes clean sweep for Keyser coach, player

The Division I All-PVC softball team was named on Tuesday and Mineral County was well represented, taking up six of the nine positions named. In addition, the father-daughter duo of Keyser coach Chris Shoemaker and Alexa Shoemaker wee named Coach of the Year and Player of the Year, respetively. Keyser...
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Finally: Fair time once again

FORT ASHBY - It was the perfect recipe for a successful opening night for the 72nd annual Mineral County Fair, which opened Tuesday night in Fort Ashby. It was one-part people celebrating no longer being cooped up with COVID restrictions, and one-part perfect weather. In any event, throngs of Mineral...
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One more game: Mineral County trio play for North-South All-Stars

CHARLESTON - Recent graduates Jansen Moreland and Brock Robinette of Frankfort, and Gavin Root of Keyser, saw their high school football careers cut short due to COVID. Frankfort and Keyser saw the cancellation of the Mineral Bowl and what would have been home playoff games for both. As fate and talent would have it, however, eight months later, the talented Mineral County trio would be afforded one more game.
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Mineral County Fair continues this week

FORT ASHBY — Although the effects of a year’s hiatus is very noticeable in some areas, the crowds have been coming out in full force this week for the Mineral County Fair. Entries in the vegetable, flower and canned goods competitions are much more sparse this year, and chairpersons of those exhibits are blaming the skip in a year for the apparent hesitance of some in getting involved this year.
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Mineral commission votes to commence PSD merger process

KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to start the process of consolidating two public service districts to improve service for residents in the smaller area. If approved during the July 27 meeting following a public hearing, the Fountain Public Service District will combine with the Frankfort...
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'Been cooped up': Crowds 'good' at Mineral fair

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — The flower show and other competitive exhibits may have fewer than the usual number of entries, but evening crowds at this week’s Mineral County Fair are on the rise. John Dodrill, a member of the fair board who oversees operations of the exhibit hall at the...
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Kindred spirits

The 7th annual Kindred Spirits Festival sent Rada rockin’ this weekend, bringing musicians (both local and out of the area) and music fans together at the Flying Squirrel Ranch & Farm. The event aimed to raise money for the Indie on Main, the arts hub of Mineral County, located in Keyser. Among the performing groups were Beggar’s Belief, with Betsy Podsiadlo and Chad Herth, Scott C. Brooks and Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band, who brought funk to the barn Saturday night.
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Chief Vieli honored with name on wall

KEYSER - When late faculty member Chef Thomas Vieli is mentioned in conversation among his peers, former students or friends, it is with fondness, respect and admiration. And because of the profound effect Chef Thomas had on his students and others around him, he was chosen as the 2021 faculty member to have his name inscribed on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates Jr. Academic Achievement Wall. This honor is bestowed posthumously on Chef Thomas, who lost his battle with cancer on May 28, 2013.
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BOE feeling affects of building shortage

KEYSER - The Mineral County School System is feeling the effects of the ongoing shortage of construction materials. The long-awaited roof and HVAC replacement project at Keyser Middle School - scheduled for this summer - more than likely will not start until August, according to superintendent Troy Ravenscroft. Ravenscroft said...
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Energy Express kicks off on Tuesday

KEYSER - WVU Extension Service AmeriCorps* members are excited to begin the Energy Express summer literacy program with youths in Mineral County. They have completed training and are doing community service projects, and have also been preparing the Keyser and Frankfort sites for Tuesday - the first day with the children.
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'Terminator:' Mineral sheriff demonstrates new drug incinerator

KEYSER, W.Va. — Once inside the “Terminator,” drugs collected at the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office won’t be back. Sheriff Forrest “Buddy” Ellifritz and some of the agency’s deputies joined with staff from Eastern Regional Family Resource Network on Friday morning for a presentation on and demonstration of the Drug Terminator, a portable incinerator produced by environmental product manufacturer Elastec.
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Region Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 7:30 PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a *Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Western Allegany County in western Maryland… Garrett County in western Maryland… Northeastern Grant County in eastern West Virginia… Southwestern Mineral County in eastern West Virginia…. Until 730 PM EDT. At 645 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm...
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Power Outages Affect Area

Potomac Edison is reporting several outages in our area, headlined by approximatedly 1800 out in Cumberland and about 700 in Fort Ashby. The following numbers are estimates, gleaned after a review of reports from the utility's website. Allegany County 2000. Garrett County 50. Mineral County 1000. Hampshire County 400. Grant...
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Mineral County fair showcases local meat industry

FORT ASHBY — Supporting a local, thriving community is the norm for Mineral County and the heart of that message will be on full display at the Mineral County Fair at Fort Ashby beginning Tuesday. Walking around the fair, one might notice an assortment of livestock being traded. Local children...