Justin McLennan, WBOY 12News

Justin McLennan

WBOY 12News

Washington, VA, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Restaurant Road Trip: Mamma Di Roma

North central West Virginia is home to some of the best Italian-American food you can find, and for the last two years, Mamma Di Roma in Fairmont has been cooking up fresh Italian fair; filling tables with happy, well-fed customers. → Read More

Emergency crews respond to Clarksburg fire

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Emergency responders are at the scene of a structure fire in the Glen Elk area of Clarksburg. According to the Harrison County call log, the Clarksburg Fire Department was called out to a structure fire on Clark St. at around 6:45 Wednesday morning. Harrison County EMS also responded to the scene. Details […] → Read More

Inmate dies at FCI Hazelton women’s facility

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. – An inmate at F.C.I. Hazelton’s Sattelite Secure Female Facility has died. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, 33 year old inmate Jensy Janelle Mendoza was found unresponsive just after 8:00 a.m., Thursday. Officials said staff immediately began life-saving measures on Mendoza […] → Read More

Thousands of customers without power in North Central West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Strong winds have been blowing through our viewing area, knocking out power for thousands of people in North Central West Virginia, Monday morning. According to Mon Power’s online outage map, more than 13,000 customers are without power in Monongalia county Monday morning, that’s around 24 percent of residents in the entire county. […] → Read More

WVU ALERT: Shots fired near College Park

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to WVU’s campus alert system, University Police are investigating a shots fired incident on campus. According to WVU Alert, the scene is now clear. The system posted an alert at about 4:00 a.m. regarding a shots fired incident near Building 20 at College Park. Authorities say it is safe to resume […] → Read More

Single-vehicle accident slows traffic on I-79

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A single-vehicle accident on I-79 has caused one lane of the interstate to be shut down. According to the Marion County 911 Communications Center, the accident occurred at approximately 10:23 a.m. involving only one vehicle. As of this time, no transports have occurred, but the Marion County Rescue Squad did respond to […] → Read More

Multiple crews respond to structure fire in Flemington

FLEMINGTON, W.Va. — Multiple fire crews have responded to a working structure fire in Flemington. According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, the blaze was reported at 4:20 p.m. on Friday. the Flemington, Grafton and Boothsville volunteer fire departments, as well as the Bridgeport Fire Department, responded to the scene to find a working […] → Read More

Several accidents reported on I-79 in Harrison and Monongalia County

CLARKBURG, W.Va. – According to emergency officials with Monongalia County, several vehicles have been involved in accidents between the Goshen Rd. and Westover exits on I-79. Officials have warned drivers to avoid the area, as both north and southbound lanes are extremely icy and traffic is moving slowly. Harrison County dispatch confirmed there was at […] → Read More

Restaurant Road Trip: Bubble Fish

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – On the corner of Fayette and High St, you’ll find a new restaurant that puts a twist on traditional sushi. “It’s kind of like a Subway, so if you like sushi, you’ll definitely love the poke bowls, they’re half rice and you can pick the toppings,” crew member Jasmine Towns. The dish […] → Read More

Icy conditions leads to multiple accidents and traffic delays along I-79 corridor

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Hazardous road conditions have led to multiple vehicle accidents in multiple counties along the I-79 corridor. Traffic in both the north and southbound lanes of I-79 are backed up in several places, between Clarksburg and Weston. West Virginia 511’s website lists at least two accidents near Jane Lew off I-79 and one […] → Read More

RCB High School hosts Veterans Day ceremony

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Robert C Byrd High School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Friday. Cadets are made up of both RCB and Bridgeport High Students, who took part in the Veterans day Ceremony this morning, and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Sophia McMillion explained why remembering veterans is so important to her battalion. “It’s very important […] → Read More

Glenville State holds opening for new nature trail

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Outdoor lovers in Gilmer County will soon have a new nature trail to enjoy. Volunteers worked over the summer to create the new Pioneer Nature Trail located behind the Waco Center on the campus of Glenville State College. The all-seasons trail was a collaboration between the college, Gilmer County Farm Bureau and […] → Read More

Local Kubota dealer receives national recognition

SALEM, W.Va. – A Doddridge County Kubota dealer has been recognized nationally for its service. PARCS Superstore in Salem has taken home Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Elite Award of Excellence for the fourth straight year. This is the company’s most prestigious dealership certification and designation. The award recognizes PARCS Superstore’s commitment to sales, service to community […] → Read More

Harrison County high-speed chase ends with suspect in custody

WYATT, W.Va. — A man is in custody after he attempted to flee in his vehicle in Harrison County. On November 1, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department received a call on a suspicious vehicle near the Hardesy Express convenience store, according to a criminal complaint. When deputies arrived at the store, they saw […] → Read More

Preston Co. Sheriff’s Dept. looking for armed and dangerous couple, one wanted for murder

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – The Preston County Sheriff’s Department wants people to be on the lookout for a couple, considered armed and dangerous, in connection to a shooting death that happened Sunday in Terra Alta. According to a statement from Capt. T.N. Tichnell, 33 year old Aaron Glenn Hoard, of Morgantown, is wanted for the murder […] → Read More

Ritchie Co. residents vote to renew school excess levy

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Ritchie County residents went to the polls Saturday to vote on the renewal of the county’s school excess levy. According to Ritchie County Schools superintendent Jim Brown, the school excess levy passed, with 1,038 voting to renew the levy and 175 voting against it. The current levy expires in June. The $5.8 […] → Read More

NCWV Airport receives $2.7 million grant

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The North Central West Virginia Airport is continuing its partnership with SkyWest Airlines. Thanks to a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Transportation Essential Air Service program. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grant earlier this month, the grant helps keep the 12 round trips per week to […] → Read More

Voters heading to polls Saturday to vote on Ritchie Co. Schools excess levy

HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Early voting numbers are in for the upcoming Ritchie County Schools special election excess levy. According to schools superintendent Jim Brown, 489 voters have already cast their ballots, the special election takes place Saturday and voters will decide whether to renew the $5.8 million levy that is used that supplements the county’s […] → Read More

Minard’s Spaghetti Express opens in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Minard’s Spaghetti Inn has been a Clarksburg institution for nearly a century. Now, owner Joe Minard is sharing that legacy of Italian cooking with Bridgeport. The new Minard’s ‘Spaghetti Express’ opened Monday in White Oaks, the new location offers take-out meals of most of the original classics.. like spaghetti, rigatoni, lasagna, hoagies […] → Read More

City of Clarksburg begins search for full-time city manager

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The City of Clarksburg has begun its search for a full-time city manager. According to interim city manager Annette Wright, the city is looking nationwide to replace former city manager Martin Howe. Wright says the city is accepting applications of qualified candidates until November 29, the council will then begin interviewing candidates, […] → Read More