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Mineral County Heritage Weekend blends county history, tourism

KEYSER, W.Va. — During the first weekend in October in Mineral County, visitors and residents alike will have the chance to explore heritage and history by traveling a trail that connects some of the county’s most significant sites. For the first Mineral County Heritage Weekend, county convention and visitors bureau...
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Despite declining cases, virus remains threat

KEYSER, W.Va. — Declining case numbers in Mineral County are a good sign, but the end of the latest COVID-19 surge may still be weeks away, health Administrator A. Jay Root said Thursday. During a phone interview, Root said the sharp drop in active cases this week — from 597...
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Mineral County Schools struggle with COVID-related staffing issues

KEYSER - Although the number of COVID positives and quarantines in the Mineral County School system have gone down over the past week, the schools are continuing to struggle with the virus. Superintendent of schools Troy Ravenscroft said this week that staffing problems caused by the pandemic have often been...
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Mineral County reports 4 additional COVID-related deaths

KEYSER - Mineral County has lost four additional residents in the past three days to COVID-related issues. The Mineral County Health Department reported Monday that three residents - a 41-year-old male, a 58-year-old male and a 50-year-old male - had passed away. All three had been hospitalized. On Friday, the...
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City of Keyser reinstitutes mask requirement; closes meetings

KEYSER - All persons entering Keyser City Hall must now be masked. The city announced the mask mandate Monday morning via their official Facebook page. “Per health department recommendation, the City of Keyser is requiring masks to be worn by everyone entering City Hall, regardless of vaccination status,” the announcement stated.
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COVID-19 death toll rises to 100 in Mineral County

KEYSER, W.Va. — Four COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Mineral County since Friday, raising the local death toll to 100 residents since the beginning of the pandemic. The Mineral County Health Department on Sept. 13 reported the county’s first COVID-related death since June, an 81-year-old man. Three more deaths were reported Wednesday, and on Friday, the agency reported the death of a 92-year-old woman.
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Work will delay traffic in Mineral County

BURLINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays to replace culverts on Pinnacle Road in Mineral County Sept. 20 through Sept. 24. The work zone will be between state Route 42 and Kantor Cutoff Road from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Traffic will be...
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Mineral County reports 3 more COVID-related deaths

KEYSER - Three additional COVID-related deaths have been reported in Mineral County in a little over 24 hours. On Monday, the Mineral County Health Department reported that an 81-year-old male had passed away due to COVID-related issues. Early Wednesday, the health department reported an additional three county residents had succumbed...
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Festival to highlight Mineral County history

KEYSER - Mineral County has a rich history, playing a part in some of the most pivotal times in our nation’s history. Several county organizations are taking the opportunity to highlight that history when they present the first Heritage Trail Weekend Oct. 1-3. During that weekend, Ashby’s Fort Museum, the...
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Mineral County 4-Hers bring home Best of Show

LEWISBURG - Two Mineral County 4-H members brought home Best of Show awards for their 4-H project exhibits at the West Virginia State Fair. Breanna Davis turned her market sheep project into an outstanding project exhibit and Harleigh Oswood was recognized for her market goat ribbon project which included the many ribbons she has earned showing market animals over the years.
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Catwalk is scrapped; commission moves forward with 'Plan B'

KEYSER - The proposed catwalk at the courthouse has been scrapped. With the Keyser City Council holding firm to their denial of the Mineral County Commission’s request for a right-of-way that would have enabled them to link the current courthouse and the judicial annex with a catwalk over West Street, the commissioners confirmed Tuesday that they are moving forward with an alternate design.
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Mineral reports 3 more COVID-linked deaths

KEYSER, W.Va. — Mineral County health officials reported three more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the county’s pandemic death toll to 96. The latest fatalities are part of an ongoing summer surge of coronavirus infections driven by the highly contagious delta variant. The county health department identified the...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Catwalk? More like a space walk!

Has the Mineral County Commission gone nuts or have they joined Star Trek?. A “catwalk.” More like a space walk! What is the cost of this fantasy and where is the money coming from? It will still be TAX PAYERS’ money no matter where it comes from. This so called...
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Mineral County 4-H leaders learn how to teach ag

JACKSON’S MILL - 4-H members participated in a leadership camp that included outdoor activities, as well as a training to prepare them to teach agriculture programs with local youths during the 2021-2022 4-H program year. Mineral County 4-H Teen Leader Weekend was held at WVU Jackson’s Mill in August. “Over...
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COVID keeping Mineral County Schools 'hopping'

KEYSER - The Mineral County School System has been “hopping” with COVID exposures and positive cases, according to school safety coordinator John Wilson. As of Wednesday, 54 students and 11 employees had been confirmed as positive for COVID-19 over the past week. In addition, 231 students and nine employees are currently on active quarantine due to exposures.
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