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Deferred adjudication for wanton endangerment accused 

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE 

Managing Editor 

HAMLIN - A Lincoln County man, jailed for almost two months on one felony and three misdemeanor charges, was released from custody last week after entering into a deferred adjudication agreement. The deal would see the felony charge dropped should the accused successfully complete probation.

Robert Paul Maynard, 31, with a Ranger address, was jailed on May 12, 2019, charged with misdemeanor destruction of property, domestic assault, and domestic battery, and felony wanton endangerment.

According to a lengthy criminal complaint from West Virginia State Trooper Walter, the criminality is alleged to have taken place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. On that…

Senate pair announce $1m for WVU scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin(D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced a grant of$1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to West Virginia University (WVU)Research Corporation. The funding will support 120 annual scholarships to approximately40 students pursuing B.S. degrees in computer and information sciences with specializationin cybersecurity.

“This grant not only supports students, but it is also an investment in our national security,” Senator Capito said. “As chairman of the Homeland Security AppropriationsSubcommittee, I understand how critical our country’s cybersecurity is, and…

Manchin voices  concern about Chinese investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, raised concerns over the proposed $83 billion Chinese investment in West Virginia during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to discuss U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and its role in the global marketplace.

“Do you all know about this deal they want to make with West Virginia, my state? They’ve said they’re going to invest $83 billion over 20 years. You can imagine that kind of carrot being swung out there, it’s tremendous for a small state. Our budget is only $4 billion a year and they’re going to invest $83 billion.…