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Members of Wharton-Barrett fire department facing felony charges

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WHARTON — Members of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department have been charged with allegedly forging training and equipment documents.Ira Rash faces felony criminal charges for forgery of a public record and conspiracy for allegedly forging multiple certificates for himself and other members of the department, according to information from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.The department’s chief, Robert Rash, allegedly knew about the forged documents and signed them, the information stated. He has also been charged.The certificates are required by law for fire departments as part of regular reviews of training and equipment.


Trent Tomlinson headline entertainer for Boone County Fair

DANVILLE — Trent Tomlinson is coming to the Boone County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.Tomlinson is an American country music artist who was signed to Lyric Street Records in 2005, with his debut album Country Is My Rock, released in early 2006. This album produced three Top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: “Drunker Than Me” at No. 19, “One Wing in the Fire” at No. 11, and “Just Might Have Her Radio On” at No. 21....

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911 emergency text messaging on its way to West Virginia

Just last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced a major breakthrough for emergency officials and residents across the country: a text messaging option for those unable to place a call.In an emergency situation, first responders know that every second is precious, and communication is key. And that communication is about to expand, making it easier to ensure that “help is on the way.”“Next Generation 911” is being looked at in West ...

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Moving forward with justice reinvestment in West Virginia

The communities we live in are more than the places we put down roots, start a new business and watch our children grow up. They are places we call home - and they should be a place we feel comfortable and safe.For many years, protecting the public meant locking up more people and keeping them away from society and behind bars. Incarceration and long sentences were considered the only effective response to high crime rates, with little consideration for what happens while the perso...

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One year old Boone County baby diagnosed with leukemia, community rallies behind him

At just one year old, Paxton Brake is following in his dad’s footsteps. One of his favorite things to do is ride around in his little fire truck.His father, Brian Brake, is a volunteer with the Danville Volunteer Fire Department, he’s in the Army National Guard and served overseas. He’s a 911 dispatcher. For now, though, he and Paxton’s mom, Amber, are just taking care of their son. Brian said, “Everything happened so fast, that you didn’t really...

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For Such A Time As This

In Matthew 23:23 Jesus said to the Pharisees, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”

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Boone County child turned away from federally funded program because of food allergy

MADISON — A Boone County mother said a federally funded summer program discriminated against her son when they said he could no longer attend because of his food allergy.Michelle Akers Ford’s 8-year-old son Thaddeus loves the summer because it means he gets to go to the AmeriCorps Energy Express program at Ramage Elementary. This year made the third year in a row that he has participated in the activity.But last week Ford said something happened that broke hi...

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Summer sun means ultraviolet dangers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Did you know that the average T-shirt has a lower than 15 SPF rating when talking about protecting your child from harmful UV rays?It takes only 15 minutes for sun to damage your skin. And cases of skin cancer top the list of cancers nationally, with 20% of Americans and roughly as many West Virginians falling victim, reports West Virginia Health Cooperative, Inc., the Mountain State’s new nonprofit health insurer.“Welcome to the sea...

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