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Backpacks donated to CASA For Kids in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — Northwestern Mutual of Morgantown partnered with Court Appointed Special Advocates in Monongalia and Preston Counties, better known as CASA For Kids, and sponsored the backpack donation project on Wednesday. CASA is a non-profit organization of volunteers who are appointed by a judge to speak for the best interests with children that […]
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Commission to discuss EMS funding again

KINGWOOD — Preston County commissioners will again be taking up the question of EMS funding at a work session after this week’s regular meeting. The work session comes a week after a motion by Commissioner Dave Price to pay out a quarterly payment to the county’s ambulance squads from Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds died for lack of a second.
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County seizes 36 dogs, cites owner

KINGWOOD — Preston County officials have charged an Albright woman with failing to obtain a county breeding license and seized 36 dogs from her. Bond was set at $1,000 Friday, Aug. 5, for Rachel Lynn Marstiller, 46. Marstiller has requested a hearing on the seizure, which is set for this week.
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Tunnelton Depot

TUNNELTON — It was a train tunnel that gave one Preston County town its name. Tunnelton was named for its location at the eastern end of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tunnel, otherwise known as the Kingwood Tunnel, or Mammoth Tunnel, that was built in 1854 at Cassady’s Summit. At that time it was the longest tunnel in the world.
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Dozens of dogs removed from Preston County home

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Dozens of dogs were removed from a Preston County home in what authorities are calling an apparent breeding operation. It all started when a Preston County Animal Shelter employee found a dog waking down a county road. While looking for the dog’s owner, the man found...
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Suspected illegal canine operation under investigation in Preston County

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – An investigation into a suspected animal breeding business resulted in the seizure of 36 dogs in Preston County. The investigation began when a worker from the Preston County Animal Shelter spotted a dog walking along the road between Lenox and Cuzzart. When the worker found the owner of the dog on Ralph Livengood Road he also found multiple pens with dogs living in muddy, poor conditions. The worker reported there was no food or water and two litters of puppies were in pens.
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Students solve crime in summer forensics class

KINGWOOD — Preston County Schools hosted a one-week forensics-based STEM camp this summer, with 18 participants in grades sixth through eighth. Participants investigated a mock crime scene that occurred along the Cheat River, titled “The Case of the Contaminated Creek.” Friends of the Cheat partnered with Preston County Schools to allow teachers to set up the scene, which included a dummy and multiple pieces of evidence in a taped off area.
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36 dogs removed from Preston County home

KINGWOOD, W.Va (WDTV) - 36 dogs were removed from a home on Ralph Livengood Rd. in Preston County Friday; officials say they are connected to an investigation into an alleged breeding facility. Per a release from the Preston County Comission, On July 27, a Preston County Animal Shelter employee encountered...
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Commission distributes stimulus funds

KINGWOOD — It was a packed house at the Preston County Commission meeting Tuesday, as the first recipients received American Rescue Plan Act fund awards from the commission. Earlier the commission agreed to award $2,300,987 in ARPA funds, with more awards anticipated later.
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Chamber of Commerce hosts session on ag marketing

TERRA ALTA — The Preston County Chamber of Commerce hosted a session Wednesday for farmers to swap ideas and hear an expert’s take on how they can market their products. More than 40 people attended the session, which was held at Eats at Rag Tavern, which provided lunch, and featured West Virginia University Extension Specialist in Agriculture Economics Dee Singh-Knights as the speaker.
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Preston Solid Waste

KINGWOOD – Grants, litter control advertising and e-cycling were among the topics discussed at the Wednesday evening meeting of the Preston County Solid Waste Authority. County Commissioner Don Smith, who represents the Preston County Commission on the board, said $5,647 was received from a solid waste grant. A motion passed to allow Smith to use some of the funds to purchase five recycling bins at $388.65 each to be used at the Buckwheat Festival.
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