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Mason County special ed programs improve

The Mason County Schools Board of Education's Special Education Department presented a report to the board recently regarding the department's annual program evaluations and overall standing in the state.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

County lowers employee PEIA contributions

After the Mason County Commission announced it was looking at an unexpected budget surplus which allowed it to reinstate funding to outside agencies that were cut earlier this year, county employees will also see at least a little more money in their paycheck.

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Point Pleasant Register

Grant helps emergency services prepare for worst

This is where the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, specifically its funds from the Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation, come into play, according to Mario Liberatore.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

U.S. 35 discussed at commission meeting

This week's news about an attempt by the West Virginia Division of Highway to bid out the first contract this fall in terms of completing U.S. 35 was discussed at Thursday's regular meeting of the Mason County Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Handley, WV

Point Pleasant Register

Accident involves multi-agency, mul...

The response to Tuesday's accident between a school bus and two semi trucks was a result of preparing for the worst-case scenario.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV, Marketing

Wed Aug 27, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Renewed optimism for Route 35

A member of the Mason County Commission tells MetroNews he's newly optimistic about expansion plans for Route 35 after talking with state officials this week.

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Related Topix: Handley, WV, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Beckley, WV, Mullens, WV

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

School Bus Accident Reminds Drivers Of Dangerous Stretch On Route 35

Point Pleasant , Mason County , West Virginia An accident Tuesday involving a school bus and two tractor trailers reminds drivers all that Route 35 can be dangerous.

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Point Pleasant Register

Jerry's Run accident injures three

Tuesday morning was busy for law enforcement and first responders with not only the crash involving a school bus on U.S. 35 but an accident on Jerry's Run Rd. which injured three people, both basically happening at the same time.

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Related Topix: Apple Grove, WV

WCHS-TV Charleston

Ten Kids Taken To Hospital After School Bus Wreck In Mason County

Bob Aaron, Jeff Morris, Katelyn Sykes Reported: Aug. 26, 2014 8:03 AM EDT Updated: Aug. 26, 2014 9:25 AM EDT Point Pleasant , Mason County , West Virginia Ten students who were on a school bus in Mason County were taken to the hospital after a wreck on U.S. 35 involving two tractor-trailers.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV

West Virginia Metro

Accident involving school bus in Mason County

Fifteen Mason County students were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after an accident involving the school bus they were riding.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

School Bus Involved In Accident In Mason County

Point Pleasant , Mason County , West Virginia Emergency crews are heading to the scene of an accident involving a school bus.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

Mothman Festival landing soon

The 2014 Mothman Festival schedule of events has been released. The festival takes place Sept.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

FRN gives Synar update, elects new officers

At this month's meeting of the Mason County Family Resource Network, Executive Driector Greg Fowler gave an update on the county's Synar visit results, and members voted on the election of new FRN officers.

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Point Pleasant Register

Mason Co. unemployment on rise

The most recent county numbers were released this week, showing Mason County had an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent in July, up slightly from June's 8.7 percent.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

Mothman Museum flying to new home

The Mothman Museum, which has already seen thousands of visitors this year, will be joining the Mothman statue on Fourth St. The museum, which is currently located a little further up on Main St., will be moving to its new, prime location, in terms of its proximity to the statue, hopefully a week before Labor Day, according to Jeff Wamsley of the ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

Murder suspect found dead

Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police reports Charles E. Anderson, 57, was found at approximately 12:45 p.m. Friday in a wooded area near Sandy Hollow Road in Roane County.

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Related Topix: Roane County, WV, Letart, WV

Point Pleasant Register

County with unexpected budget surplus

An unexpected budget surplus has left the Mason County Commission in a position to reinstate funding to several outside agencies after cutting funding earlier this year.

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Related Topix: New Haven, WV, Mason, WV, Point Pleasant, WV, Leon, WV, Gallipolis-Ferry, WV

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

New track for children, community

Stephen Littlepage, left, president of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation, and Greg Fowler, president of the Mason County Board of Education, are shown as they prepare to cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the new walking/running track at New Haven Elementary School.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

State Police Say They Believe Body Found Is That Of Man Sought For Questioning

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia State Police say they believe a body found in Roane County is a man who was wanted for questioning in the death of his wife in Mason County.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, WV, Roane County, WV

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

'Chase Memorial Bark in the Park'

A total of 17 dogs and their families attended the "Chase Memorial Bark in the Park" event, hosted by Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and sponsored by Event Coordinator Diana Johnson.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV

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