THIS WEEK

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RANSON – A West Virginia environmental nonprofit group, with support from four Jefferson County public officials and five other nonprofit groups, has filed a complaint with a Denmark-based mediation organization, hoping to negotiate environmental assurances and safeguards at Rockwool’s insul…

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MARTINSBURG—Not many people are aware that events in the Eastern Panhandle had a fundamental role in forming the history of the United States. Additionally, too few people know about For the Kids, by George, the children’s museum that specializes in teaching that history so important now and…

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CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town Council adjusted proposed changes again Monday to the city’s yard sign regulations after revisiting a discussion about how to balance free speech rights with the need for safe and orderly streets.

OPINION

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An article in an earlier edition of the Spirit of Jefferson shared some details about the life of Justice Taylor, a young man who recently died behind the Community Ministries building. Those details may well have been unsettling to many readers and I understand that. This was a difficult interview to have for both Jan Jordan and me; it was difficult to read, but it was also difficult to watch. I can’t even imagine how difficult it was for Justice to live those details.

SPORTS

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George Randolph Talton, 93, of Charles Town, WV passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Shenandoah Center in Charles Town, WV.

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Nelson Lambert Grove, 84, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV.

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Jeral Milton, 64, of Charles Town died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearneysville.

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Connie A. Ott, 70, of Kearneysville passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shady Side.

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Nina Rudd Saunders, 92, of Charles Town died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle and her daughter/caregiver, Susan Yoder.