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Lawmakers announce LSA grants exceeding $ 12 million

WILKES-BARRE – Local state lawmakers announced on Tuesday that more than $ 12.5 million in Local Sharing Account (LSA) grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) have been awarded to applicants in communities that they serve. Representatives Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, Karen Boback, …

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07/20/2021 | Suspect of assault in Berlin at large; Schools locked out out of caution

Ocean City’s anti-waste campaign sees mixed initial results OCEAN CITY – Officials last week shared the successes and failures of an ongoing anti-waste campaign. Last week, members of the Ocean City Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or the Green Team, provided an update on the city’s Litter Free OC campaign. “We …

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Great Barrington Officer Was ‘Distracted’ When He Failed To Send Ambulance, Internal Investigation Says | New

Andres Huertas is shown in 2017, when he became a full-time officer in the Great Barrington Police Department. EAGLE FILE PHOTO GREAT BARRINGTON – A police officer who delayed dispatching an ambulance for more than 25 minutes said he was distracted by the station’s 911 communications center when that call …

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Brainerd man faces assault charge after allegedly hitting doctor

A 58-year-old man from Brainerd faces a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting an emergency room doctor in Crosby. James Julius Herman appeared for a solo felony on July 8 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. The charge stems from a 911 call made at 9:56 p.m. on …

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The revitalization of the Pittston region is exemplary

Another big event took place last week, putting the Pittston town belt up a notch. Restaurant sur le Pont, a concept taken from the pages of Paris, France, where Parisians would organize an event in the streets of Paris. In this case, it was the bridge that connects West Pittston …

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Dedication set for bathing dock and commemorative bench

The 9 a.m. event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campgrounds Bathing Dock will recognize the Corps’ partnership with the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation and the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club to build the new dock. The dock is used by campers and serves as a site for swimming …

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Police blotter – July 15

HARASSMENT – Monday, July 12 report of people staying under the Paul Bunyan Bridge off Highway 210 harassing runners and cyclists using the trail. The report also said people made rude comments and threw bottle caps. Police will provide additional patrols in the area. ARRESTS – A 35-year-old man was …

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Police rally: HPD still seeking help in identifying assault suspects | New

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify people who were witnesses or suspects who were involved in the malicious assault of a 17-year-old man on June 13 in Block 200 from 10th street. Detectives obtained stills from security footage of a new …

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Guest opinion: Tackling climate change is good land management

With extreme drought hitting the entire area, we actually started haymaking as soon as I got back to my ranch after the National Farmers Organization National Council meeting in Iowa on June 25th. I got off the plane and walked home, then started cutting two hours after walking. through the …

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No US force plans Haiti, but helps send assassination investigation | Voice of America

Since Washington-The United States has not developed a military plan against Haiti after asking Haiti to send troops after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Haiti is deploying troops to protect key infrastructure during a conversation between Acting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken …

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ODOT says noise barrier is not designed for impact like fatal accident

A young woman was killed and two others were seriously injured on Wednesday when a noise-reduction wall panel fell on top of a car in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Interstate 71 north near the highway 161, Columbus police reported on Friday. Police say Kayleeana Pannell, 18, of South Linden, …

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Niles Improvements Approved | News, Sports, Jobs

NILES – The city’s dispatch center and lighting service will benefit from some upgrades. At Wednesday’s board meeting, two agenda items relating to the modernization of the police department’s dispatch center and approval of the construction of a secure building were passed unanimously. Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz said dispatch center upgrades …

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07/06/2021 | West Ocean City harbor fire confirmed as arson

West Ocean City harbor fire confirmed as arson OCEAN CITY – After a two-week investigation, the cause of a fire in West Ocean City along the harbor has been confirmed as arson. In a statement on Tuesday, the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office said it had determined the fire was …

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Paradegoers tread Lake District events to celebrate July 4th

And as the mercury rose and thermometers recorded temperatures this weekend that flirted with records set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, spectators came out in force for the July 4 parade at 6 p.m. hours, Sunday. It started out as a trickle of water rather than a flood, …

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Shipment of coronavirus to India: Covaxin 77.8% effective, according to Bharat Biotech

Over 44,000 new cases reported India reported 44,111 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 30.5 million, according to data from the central health ministry. The country has recorded 738 deaths from the pandemic, bringing the death toll to 401,050. The number of active cases …

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After 70 years, the WCHA men’s league is officially dissolved

After 70 years of play, the Men’s WCHA announced on Friday that it had disbanded effective Thursday, July 1, after a vote taken by the two remaining members of the league. Representatives from Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks recently voted to end the men’s league, the statement said, following the …

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Historic commemoration ceremony honors Ojibwe lawyer and suffragist

The marker will be part of the National votes for women trail, and will recognize the Turtle Mountain woman as an advocate for women’s votes, according to a press release. Baldwin lived from 1863 to 1952 and worked for the United States Department of Education in the Office of Indian …

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Nova is on the mend

PITTSTON – A dog recovering after being found neglected and abandoned on Davis Alley in Pittston earlier this month has been visited by his future employers – the agents tasked with saving the puppy. Nova, an eight-month-old pit bull recovered on June 8 was visited by officers from the Pittston …

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Crook County 911 Launches Improved Emergency Medical Dispatch System

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) – Crook County 911 is implementing a new emergency medical response system this week, designed to improve response times and efficiency for first responders. The dispatch center provides communications service to the Prineville Police Department, the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, the Crook County Fire and Rescue Service, …

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Several indicted in Lawrence County | New

IRONTON – A Lawrence County grand jury released dozens of indictments on Wednesday, including three sealed drug indictments, according to prosecutor Brigham Anderson. Frank T. Hill, 48, of 2200 block of South 8th Street, Ironton, was charged with felony assault for shooting a woman in the upper torso on May …

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State representative Crawley chosen by Democrats for an unfinished county commissioner term

Democratic State Representative Erica Crawley will be Franklin County’s next commissioner, edging out Columbus City Council Chair Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown on Thursday in a close vote by the Franklin County Democratic Party Central Committee. The final tally was 63-54. Crawley will replace Dawn Tyler Lee, who has been appointed …

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06/23/2021 | Ocean City Council approves rebranding process

Ocean City Council approves rebranding process OCEAN CITY – A plan to develop a strategy to rebrand Ocean City’s image has received enthusiastic approval from elected officials. Last week, Ocean City Director of Tourism and Business Development Tom Perlozzo outlined his ambitious plan to delve into research and data collection …

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Police blotter – June 22

DISTURBANCES – Report at 10:09 p.m. on Friday, June 18 of screaming from an apartment in the 14000 block of Forest Drive for the past two hours. Officers made contact and a woman was alone with her 3-year-old daughter. The woman told police she was on the phone with her …

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Ohio Senators Propose Policy Changes in State Budget

Ohio is getting closer to have a budget which will dictate how the state pays for schools, daycares and other government services. With nearly 10,000 pages spread across three different budget proposals, it can be difficult to keep track of what was offered where. And the amount state legislators must …

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Indoor Mask Term Ends West Virginia 158th Anniversary | New

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice declared the state’s indoor mask requirement ended on Sunday as a million dollar winner was revealed in a draw for residents who received the coronavirus vaccine. Karen Foley of Mineral Wells took home the top prize announced on a sweltering Father’s Day at …

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Vaccine raffle winners to be announced at W.Va. | New

HUNTINGTON – The first winners of the West Virginia vaccination incentive contest will be announced on Sunday. Prizes for state residents over 18 who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – ranging from a $ 1 million cash prize to new, custom-fitted trucks, weekend getaways in state parks, lifetime hunting or …

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Distribution center under development in Ona | New

ONA – A distribution center is being built in Ona by ECEK-OWV LLC, according to Chad Nelson, grants and permits administrator for the Cabell County Commission. Nelson says his office has had no discussions with anyone about who would occupy the center once it is finished. “Subcontractors told me they …

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Joyce Spencer: Community News for Friday, June 18 | Features / Entertainment

GOLF: Five women’s golf teams from area golf courses represent this section in the West Virginia Women’s Intra-State Golf Competition. The teams are Creekside – Mendy Bays, Doris Wheeler, Cindy McDonie, Lisa Moore and Kay Smith; Esquire – Janet Fisher, Colleen Thew, Alice Williams, Karen Riggio, Joyce Spencer and Carla …

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Baxter city council reflects on prospects for water treatment plant

That future, city officials and consultants noted, looks increasingly costly as impending structural problems emerge and deteriorate over time. Kevin Young, consultant and water operations specialist at Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., noted that projects to repair, upgrade and upgrade the water treatment facility to performance levels which it will need …

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Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday | Ap

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would make June 19, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to making Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to be easily passed by the House, …

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The American Duchess will travel to Huntington on Thursday | New

HUNTINGTON – The American Duchess passenger boat will stop at Harris Riverfront Park on Thursday morning as passengers take advantage of the day to visit Huntington. The boat makes its first stop at Huntington this year. He passed Huntington last week towards Pittsburgh. It will arrive in Huntington around 11 …

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3 Freeport paramedics recognized for their rescue work

Three Freeport emergency medical technicians are recognized for their work in saving the life of a Freeport woman. Daniel Kline, Kaylee Polena and John Zotter worked to save a Freeport woman after she suffered cardiac arrest at her home in early April, according to Mike Greiser, Fire Marshal and Code …

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Gateway to Connect: Thoughts on Growth

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Artists paint murals on Sullivant Avenue ahead of neighborhood renovations

Wielding a broom, Sarah hout cleaned up the dirt and debris that had obscured the colorful rainbow specter she had spent this week painting on the street outside Burroughs Elementary School in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus. By Thursday morning, the constant hum of traffic on Sullivant Avenue had turned …

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Brenda Lucas: Community News for Saturday June 12 | Features / Entertainment

54th: George and Gloria Hanna, longtime members of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and special friends, receive warmest congratulations and best wishes on their 54th wedding anniversary, which was celebrated on Friday. May their lives be richly blessed and their love strengthened as they work towards # 55. SPEAKER: Matthew …

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Joyce Spencer: Community News for Friday, June 11 | Features / Entertainment

FAREWELL: A farewell picnic was held on June 2 at Barboursville Park in honor of Chuck Minsker and Jeanette Rowsey for their contributions to Barboursville and the Tri-States. Minsker wrote a Herald-Dispatch column on video games for 14 years; produces the children’s information program, Kid’s Mag; and founded the First …

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Police blotter – June 10

ARRESTS – A 21-year-old man was arrested at 1:56 a.m. on Monday on a felony arrest warrant, two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, fourth-degree drunk driving and safe driving permit valid during a roadside check on the 100 block of first avenue northeast. A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday at …

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Dispatch newsroom to launch a new daily podcast

Podcast fans will now have a quick way to get daily local news in a flash as Brainerd Dispatch prepares to launch its new podcast titled “Brainerd Dispatch Minute”. This is the first such podcast in the Brainerd-Baxter media market and is an initiative to expand Dispatch’s information delivery to …

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Police Rally: Burglary Incidents Listed in HPD Reports | New

HUNTINGTON – The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department: The Huntington Police Department reported 15 new incidents during the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday. However, individual police reports were not available, so these are the only details known. Open container, Monday at 7:50 p.m., 6th …

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Pequot Lakes: school board offers Superintendent position at Stumpf

After interviewing four candidates at a special meeting open to the public on Monday, June 7, the Pequot Lakes School Board voted unanimously to offer the position of acting superintendent to Kurt Stumpf. Stumpf is a graduate and former Pierz School District teacher and coach, then joined Little Falls Middle …

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OTHER VIEWS: Always respect the water to cool off

But also: so deadly. Without the necessary caution or the respect for the lakes, rivers and pools they deserve, tragedy can quickly replace a leisurely swim. It happens with alarming frequency, especially during these hot weeks and months. Americans die of drowning every 10 minutes, according to a 2019 YMCA …

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Collaborative restructuring of family services, hiring of the general manager

One of dozens of collaborations in the state, the Family Services Collaborative of the Lakes Area has served thousands of children and families in the communities of Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes for nearly 25 years through a interagency partnership with Crow Wing County Community Services as their fiscal host. …

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Charleston lawyer Sean McGinley killed in accident | New

Well-respected Charleston lawyer Sean McGinley was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 79. Returning from a hearing in Morgantown, McGinley was traveling a little after 5 p.m. near the Frametown exit in Braxton County, about 55 miles northeast of Charleston, where the crash happened. He was a long-time …

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Health Fusion: Depression and Late Sleep Connection

OK, now I’m really going to try and change my night owl habits. A study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry shows that waking up an hour earlier may reduce your risk of major depression by 23%. After studying 840,000 people, the researchers found that a person’s chronotype – that …

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Hawaiian Electric urges hurricane preparedness

Hawaiian Electric press release The 2021 Central Pacific hurricane season begins June 1, and Hawaiian Electric is advising customers, residential and commercial, to prepare and have contingency plans in place. Hawaiian Electric teams work year round to strengthen the company’s five island networks so that they are better able to …

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Chuck Landon: MU and WVU share same kick-off time | Sports

Welcome to “Second Guess” Tuesday. Here are the opinions of the day. n Couldn’t the sports TV channels have found a better schedule? ESPN and CBS Sports Network just had to broadcast season opener football games involving the only two West Virginia State NCAA Division I football programs at the …

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WV loses another “Rosie the Riveter” | New

CHARLESTON – West Virginia has lost another of its rare “Rosie the Riveters”. Verla “Bobbie” Lamb, 98, died on Wednesday May 26 at her home in Elkins. Lamb worked for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, Maryland as “Rosie the Riveter” doing sheet metal and riveting jobs during World …

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The regional report: Yawning deficit is a challenge for Aitkin schools

A deficit of $ 800,000 as we approach 2021-2022 The school year is just one of the challenges facing the Aitkin School District, which plans to seek voter approval for a tax on capital projects this fall, Aitkin Independent Age reported. Wednesday May 26. Declining enrollments and reductions in state …

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Letter from the Editor: The worst of times brings out the best in us

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WR Broc Thompson flock enters NCAA transfer portal | Sports

HUNTINGTON – Football Marshall lost its second wide receiver in two days to the NCAA transfer portal. Herd second-year wide receiver Broc Thompson announced his plans to transfer on social media on Friday. “After much thought, prayer, and consultation with my family, I announce with a heavy heart that I …

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County of Pike receives grant for industrial park | Business

The Pike County Tax Court, Kentucky, will receive a $ 1.9 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration to build water and sewage infrastructure in the Wolfpit Industrial Park, south of Pikeville. The grant will be matched with $ 467,303 from local funds and is expected to generate $ …

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We invite you to join a conversation – and listen to yourself

Amid political grudge and COVID dismay, we as a society have endured a lot of screaming over the past year and not enough listening. Good conversation is at least as much about listening as it is talking, and we at The Dispatch are among those who want to listen more. …

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Ohio lawmakers want to expel former Speaker of the House Larry Householder

For months, a House Republican and a House Democrat have been trying to strike a deal on when to present a resolution to deport. former president Larry Householder, who was arrested last year on federal bribery and racketeering charges. Those negotiations ended Tuesday afternoon when three Democrats announced their own …

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Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

Lakes Jam – an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with top-notch camping – will last four days instead of three this year and take place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. “Coming back after being away last year almost created a nervous excitement because …

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AAA predicts increase in Memorial Day vacation travel news

HUNTINGTON – Rising gasoline prices won’t stop Ramona Smith from making her Memorial Day trip from South Charleston to Columbus, Ohio, to visit family. “I didn’t go last year due to the pandemic, but I’m ready to go this year,” she said. “I don’t like the high gas prices, but …

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Daily dispatch of the BCTV on May 24, 2021

| Welcome to the first edition of the BCTV Daily Dispatch, where we take a look back at what caught everyone’s attention on TV, cable and streaming over the past 24 hours (a good sign of support from Prodigal son fans there). And just in case you missed any items …

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BHS class of 2021 celebrates long-awaited graduation ceremony

In September 2020, students went to school with masks covering their faces, unsure of what next year would entail. As the days, weeks and months went by and the COVID-19 pandemic increased, the Class of 2021 had no idea what their high school diploma would look like. But it happened. …

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Higgins: Golden triangle striking ‘balance’ with solar power

In less than 18 months, three 2,000-acre sites in the Golden Triangle – two in Lowndes County, one in West Point – are under contract to solar energy production facilities. Another 2,000 acres adjacent to the Clay County project, as well as another comparable site near the Starkville Industrial Park, …

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Milton students turn into ‘wax museum’ exhibits | New

MILTON – The fifth graders at Milton Elementary School just weren’t themselves Friday morning. These students, after reading books and doing additional research on historical figures they learned from history books, presented a “wax museum” to the school disguising themselves as the figures they they learnt. From Jackie Robinson to …

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Student mask requirements dominate discussions at tense CUSD meeting

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Police arrest husband of woman Saint-Paul killed in 2010

Firkus, 25, was killed on April 25, 2010. Nicholas James Firkus, then 27, told police someone broke into their Hamline-Midway home in St. Paul around 6:30 a.m. and grabbed his shotgun. Nicholas Firkus, now 38, said he battled the intruder, the gun went off and Heidi was shot in the …

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Minnesota Tribe Reflects Major Vaccination Effort

Almost six months after the Leech Lake vaccine distribution began, the unsung heroes have reflected on the process. The Leech Lake vaccine staff might not call themselves heroes – but the community certainly seems to think so. The team was struck with gratitude, requests for hugs, kind notes, pastries and …

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Cabell County Public Library Named National Medalist | New

HUNTINGTON – While the Marshall University men’s soccer team was honored on Tuesday for winning the national championship, the Cabell County Public Library also received national attention. “We are very honored to have been named the recipient of the National Medal for Library Service,” said Judy Rule, Director of the …

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The town hall focuses on youth programs, police patrols

Robert Benton told community members and leaders Monday night at the Trotter Convention Center that he was “disheartened” by the crime at his business area, Military Hardware on Military Road. There have been five felony cases near his store in the past 15 months, including a “pretty big shooting” outside …

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Unemployment fraud remains a huge problem for Ohio

Ohio has paid about $ 2.1 billion in unemployment benefits to fraudsters or people who have received overpayments and it is not clear whether the repayment will be required, unemployment officials said Monday. From the start of the pandemic from March 2020 to March 2021, Ohio has issued $ 462 …

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Brainerd police chase ends with suspect crashing into vehicles at Tanner Motors

Tire tracks can be seen here Sunday, May 16, 2021, marking the path of a vehicle where one vehicle left the road and crashed into several vehicles at Tanner Motors on Washington Street in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd police were investigating a suspected drunk driver at 1:11 …

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Pilot program to help OH City Triage 9-1-1 calls

The city of Columbus is rolling out a four to six week pilot program on Monday that will help determine if 9-1-1 calls require emergency response from police and firefighters or others, such as social workers or clinicians. who are better equipped to deal with mental health or addiction issues. …

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VM man becomes oldest organ donor in US historyNews

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education announced Monday, May 10, that it had recovered the liver of the oldest recorded organ donor in US history, Cecil F. Lockhart, 95, of Welch, West Virginia , died May 4. The record was confirmed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), …

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Crow Wing County for updated aerial photos

On Tuesday, May 11, county commissioners unanimously approved two three-year contracts with EagleView, a company providing aerial imagery as well as geospatial software and analysis. EagleView will conduct two county-wide flyovers over a six-year period, providing both orthomosaic and oblique imagery. Orthomosaic means photographs are taken directly over an area, …

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Soup Kitchen Refrigerator, Added Freezer to Meet County Dietary Needs

Thanks in part to a county coronavirus relief grant, the soup kitchen was able to partner with those in its food coalition – including food shelves in Pequot Lakes, Crosby, Crosslake and Central Lakes College – to purchase the ‘equipment and improve food resources. in the zone. Crow Wing Energized …

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Nearly 700K in West Virginia Fully Vaccinated Against COVID | New

HUNTINGTON – Almost 700,000 people in West Virginia have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The State Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) said 691,758 people had been fully vaccinated by Friday morning. This represents over 38% of the state’s eligible population. More than 828,000 people have received at least …

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Citizen climate education: wild ride on warmer tides

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Marshall fans cheer on Herd to victory | New

CARY, NC – It will take more than long lines and a huge shortage of gas to keep Marshall fans out of the story. They were in full force again on Friday, turning the stands at Sahlen Stadium into a green wave of support for the Thundering Herd football team …

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Essentia Health Expands Pre-Service Estimates

Essentia Health is expanding pre-service estimates for all scheduled surgical services in an effort to be more transparent about healthcare costs and to help patients make informed decisions. Essentia will provide an estimate of any deductible and reimbursable charges based on a patient’s insurance plan. The program began on May …

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