The Journal

Snowfall on March 21, 2018 in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:25 p.m.

It might be spring, but areas of West Virginia and Kentucky look more like winter, especially at ski resorts, with up to a foot of snow forecast in some areas.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the eastern half of West Virginia until 11 p.m. Wednesday and in areas around Louisville, Kentucky, until 2 p.m. Much of the rest of both states were under a winter storm advisory that called for up to 5 inches of snowfall.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has set an annual record for wagering volume per race.

Penn National Gaming, Inc. vice president Erich Zimny told The Journal that $111,664 was bet per race at the track in 2015. The previous annual record was $110,247 per race in 2012.

Bicycles, Bikes

A regional committee plans to study bicycle needs and priorities in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle and Washington County, Maryland.

The Journal reports that the Regional Bike Plan Study is part of the Hagerstown Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization's Long-Range Transportation Plan.

needle, syringe
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Berkeley County health officials are looking at implementing a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users.

The program would be part of a larger harm reduction strategy that health officials want to establish.

Berkeley County Courthouse
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A former Martinsburg High School quarterback who pleaded guilty to several criminal charges will spend five years on probation.

The state is closing seven Aging and Disability Resource Centers because of budget cuts.

The centers help seniors and residents with disabilities find and apply for services and resources to help them live independently.