Three people indicted on felony charges, entered guilty pleas on Friday, March 20 in Hardy County Circuit Court. They include: Donald R. Whiteman, 39, of Moorefield pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful assault. He was originally charged with one count of malicious assault.  According to court documents, Whiteman cameContinue Reading

Updated 3-31-20 In an effort to protect employees and the general public, the Hardy County Commission voted on Tuesday to limit foot traffic inside the Hardy County Courthouse.  The commission met in special session on March 24 and voted to approve a Limited Access Plan, effective immediately. “There are certainContinue Reading

The Hardy County Commission met in special session on Wednesday, March 18 to declare a State of Preparedness and authorize the Office of Emergency Management to “mobilize appropriate personnel and resources as necessary to respond if an Emergency Declaration is declared by the State of West Virginia.” According to PaulContinue Reading

Barbara Eaton doesn’t like the word “accident.” “This was not an accident,” she said. “This could have been prevented.” Eaton’s sister, Genevieve “Jenny” Eaton, 65, was killed on Labor Day 2019 while riding her bicycle on the South Fork River Bridge in Moorefield. Adam P. Colasessano, 40, of Moorefield, pleadedContinue Reading

The Hardy County Commission approved a recommendation to close the courthouse on Friday, April 10 for electrical work.  The commission met in special session on Thursday, March 12. “April 10 is Good Friday and we generally have only a skeleton crew on that day,” said County Coordinator Rose Helmick. “ItContinue Reading

The Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority board of directors approved a $1.04 million budget at its monthly meeting held March 11. The budget assumes the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance fee will garner $850,000 and reimbursements from insurance companies will net $202,000. “This will only work if we collect what isContinue Reading

“I want to address some false information that has been circulating about the South Branch Career and Technical Center,” said Julie Hansrote, financial director at SBCTC. Hansrote addressed the Hardy County Board of Education at the meeting held Monday, March 2. Hansrote said there were five points she wanted toContinue Reading

Steve Swingle was a busy man last week. On Monday, the partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau visited the Hardy County Board of Education and on Tuesday, he made a presentation to the Hardy County Commission. The message was the same – it’s important to be counted. The U.S.Continue Reading

On Sept. 2, 2019, Adam Colasessano was arrested at 10:20 a.m., but was not arraigned before a magistrate until after 9 p.m. Colasessano’s attorney, Daniel James Sr., said  that violated Colasessano’s right to prompt presentation, as required by West Virginia Code and West Virginia Rules of Criminal Procedure. James alsoContinue Reading

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, individuals will not be permitted to board a commercial airplane or enter a federal building without a REAL ID. Congress passed legislation in 2005 requiring the REAL ID and according to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, only 40 percent of West Virginians are compliant. AContinue Reading

On Aug. 18, 2019, Emergency Medical Services were called to a home on Second Avenue in Moorefield. Carlos A. Ortiz Jr., 28, said his child had fallen from a porch, hit his head on the sidewalk and was having trouble breathing. Ortiz was one of 16 people indicted by theContinue Reading

Penny Rinker and Leila Nash use a variety of tools to help their students with social and emotional learning. Rinker is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Elementary and Moorefield Intermediate schools. Nash is the Guidance Counselor at Moorefield Middle School. They presented an overview of their work to the HardyContinue Reading

If you were to observe Tonya McGregor’s Pre-Kindergarten class, you might be surprised to see the children playing most of the day.  “Play teaches children a number of very important social skills,” said Hardy County Schools Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Strawderman. “They learn to share. They learn to get along withContinue Reading