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  • Strong fourth quarter hands University High boys’ hoops the sectional crown April 23, 2021
    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Heading into the fourth quarter Thursday night, the fourth-ranked University High boys’ basketball team found itself in a tight battle. Trailing a tough, resilient Buckhannon-Upshur team after seven third-quarter lead changes, the Hawks knew what they needed to do for the next eight minutes. Much of that was because UHS head […]
    Mark Schraf, For The Dominion Post
  • Frankfort rallies in second half to deny Trinity a bid to state tournament April 23, 2021
    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — After being held to three points in the first half, Frankfort guard Maria Perdew led the Falcons to the state tournament with a second-half surge. Perdew finished with 17 points and teammate Halley Smith scored a game-high 20 on Thursday, as the Falcons won the Class AA Region II title with […]
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  • Do not become numb to the horror April 23, 2021
    In the last month alone, there have been five mass murders — shooting events where four or more people end up dead, excluding the killer. March 16 — Atlanta, Ga. Soon Chung Park, 74 Hyun Jung Grant, 51 Suncha Kim, 69 Yong Ae Yue, 63 Xiaojie Tan, 49 Daoyou Feng, 44 Paul Andre Michels, 54 […]
    Opinion, The Dominion Post
  • Trump blazed trail that clears Biden’s way April 23, 2021
    by Noah Smith President Joe Biden’s bid to retool the U.S. economy has me thinking about the parallels with earlier transformational presidents: FDR and Reagan. One of the most interesting aspects of these previous administrations was that the big changes they implemented actually began under their predecessors of the opposite party. Just as Ronald Reagan […]
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  • The transgender athlete learning curve in West Virginia April 23, 2021
    There is an intense debate over legislation in West Virginia concerning transgender athletes. At issue is whether school students whose biological sex is male but whose gender identity is female (transgender) should be allowed or prevented from participating in girls’ sports at their schools. Female transgender sports participation is happening more across the country, but […]
    Hoppy Kercheval, WVMetroNews.com

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  • $750K federal loan aimed for West Virginia small businesses April 23, 2021
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $750,000 federal loan to a lender in Elkins, West Virginia will fund loans for small businesses in three north central counties. The state’s U.S. senators announced Thursday that businesses in the counties of Barbour, Randolph and Tucker will be eligible. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the loan to Woodlands […]
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  • Astronauts arrive at pad for SpaceX flight on used rocket April 23, 2021
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts have arrived at their Florida launch pad for an early morning SpaceX flight. The two Americans, one French and one Japanese astronaut climbed into Teslas for the ride to their rocket, all courtesy of Elon Musk’s companies. SpaceX is aiming for a split-second liftoff at 5:49 a.m., an […]
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  • Denmark tells some Syrians to leave, separating families April 23, 2021
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ten years after the start of the Syrian civil war, Denmark has become the first European country to start revoking the residency permits of some refugees from the Damascus area. The government says it is safe for them to return home now that the Syrian government has reestablished control around the […]
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  • Israeli police say dozens arrested in Jerusalem clashes April 23, 2021
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say 44 people were arrested and 20 officers were wounded in a night of chaos in Jerusalem, where security forces separately clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby. Tensions have spiked in recent days in Jerusalem, which has long been a […]
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  • ‘Look after my babies’: In Ethiopia, a Tigray family’s quest April 23, 2021
    War broke out in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region at the worst possible time for Abraha Kinfe Gebremariam and his family. Their village of Mai Kadra was caught in the first known massacre of a grinding conflict that has killed thousands of ethnic Tigrayans like them. Abraha pleaded with his wife, writhing from post-childbirth complications, to […]
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  • Ronald H. Myers April 21, 2021
    Ronald H. Myers 1937-2021 On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Ronald Hugo Myers, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 83. Hugo was born August 22, 1937 in Berkeley Springs, raised his family in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, and returned to Berkeley Springs to live once he and his wife Linda retired. Hugo…
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  • Woodrow Wilson Leighty April 21, 2021
    Woodrow Wilson Leighty 1924-2021 Woodrow Wilson Leighty, age 96, of Carneys Point, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at his home. Born June 21, 1924, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late George H. and Anna E. (Casler) Leighty; and husband of the late Anna Lou (Hinckle) Leighty,…
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  • Lola R. Carpenter April 21, 2021
    Lola R. Carpenter 1935-2021 On April 11, 2021, Lola Reed Carpenter, age 85, passed away peacefully at her residence in Hagerstown, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 19, 1935, to the late Floyd Hamil Spiker and Sadie Reed (Fox) Spiker in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Throughout her life she was nothing…
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  • Hallie J. Fleegle April 21, 2021
    Hallie J. Fleegle 1929-2021 Hallie Jane Fleegle, age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at War Memorial Hospital Rehab Center, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born September 1, 1929, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Pete and Madeline (Shives) Corbett and step-daughter of Lowetta Corbett and the…
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  • Dorothy L. Carder April 21, 2021
    Dorothy L. Carder 1945-2021 Dorothy Louise Carder, age 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born June 14, 1945 in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wesley E. and Virginia A. Campbell Heater. She was a…
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