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

Cary Ours, South Branch Day Report Center director, requested $17,666 from the Hardy County Commission, and Commissioner Harold K. Michael asked if she needed more. The Commission met Thursday, Feb. 13 for a special meeting.  In 2019, Ours requested $25,000. She explained it was a higher amount last year forContinue Reading

Introducing Loka, the newest K9 officer of the Hardy County Sheriffs Office. She is the new partner of Sergeant Brad Short and will be on active patrol rotation throughout Hardy County. She is a Belgian Malinois, a working dog breed that is specialized for detection of odors and tracking. ItContinue Reading

Ed Kesecker provided the Moorefield Town Council with an update on the levee bike trail at the Council’s meeting on February 4. The Town has partnered with the Hardy County Parks and Recreation committee to construct the trail. Kesecker sought approval to forward a permit to the Army Corps ofContinue 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

Michael Lee Gray, II, of Marshall, Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months incarceration for his involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.  Gray, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in September 2019. Gray admitted to working with others toContinue Reading

East Hardy and Moorefield Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters are chartered as national nonprofit, family-focused, intracurricular student organizations for Family and Consumer Sciences students in grades 6 through 12. Our chapters help Hardy County youth assume their roles in society through middle school and high schoolContinue Reading

Saturday night, Feb. 1, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Moorefield Police Department and West Virginia Fugitive and Recovery, executed a search warrant on a residence at 134 South Elm St, Moorefield, W.Va. Eric Vacovsky and Sarah Keener, both of Moorefield, were arrested and charged withContinue Reading

By Lon AndersonMoorefield Examiner Vocational education (Vo-Tech) programs for Hardy County students were front and center for Hardy County School Board members at their meeting on January 21, especially with a deadline looming that night to vote on adding programs for the next year. After reviewing current statistics concerning 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

The period for filing to run for public office ended Saturday, Jan. 25, at midnight, and the slate of candidates are set for the 2020 election. Locally, nine fewer people filed for public office than the last presidential primary election in 2016, but the West Virginia Secretary of State reportsContinue Reading

On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6:58 a.m., Hardy County emergency services were notified of a two-vehicle collision on State Route 259, approximately 1.7 miles south of Baker. Deputy Spencer of the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The two-vehicle collision was found to be a truck and aContinue Reading

The Moorefield Town Council unanimously approved Police Chief Stephen Riggleman’s request to acquire a narcotics-detecting K9 officer. Pilgrim’s Fresh Plant and Prepared Foods Plant have provided enough funding to purchase a K9 officer, and train both the K9 and the K9 handler. The Hardy County Drug Task Force provided fundingContinue Reading

A Hardy County couple has been arrested and charged in connection to a suspicious fire at a Petersburg storage facility last month. Hunter Todd Largent and Marci Lyn Largent surrendered to authorities on Jan. 5. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (WVSFMO) said the pair were each charged with second-degree arson,Continue Reading

Paying for Ambulance Services Tops the Agenda By Lon Anderson It may be a new year, but for the Hardy County Commission, there was nothing new about the concerns that dominated their attention at their first monthly meeting of 2020 held on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Even the Commission President thatContinue Reading

The Hardy County Board of Education met Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. for their first meeting of 2020. Derek Walls, from Absolute Drug Testing Company, gave the Board a presentation about his company’s procedures for students taking state-required drug tests. The Governor’s Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of businessContinue Reading