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Mon Health holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new healthcare location in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A vacant building in Marion County will soon be a place for residents to get quality healthcare. Mon Health held a ribbon-cutting early Thursday in the High Technology Park in Fairmont.The 16,000 square foot building will be used immediately for primary healthcare and cardiology. The President and CEO of MonHealth Systems, David […] → Read More

Healthcare Heroes: Sandy Fluharty

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The latest healthcare hero comes from Harrison County. Sandy Fluharty is a registered nurse at Clarksburg Comprehensive Treatment Center. She said she has been a nurse for more than 25 years, and she currently helps patients with addiction recovery. She said the need is real in this area, and getting to help […] → Read More

Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits new Mountaineer Food Bank facility

WESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV-R) made a trip to the new location of the Mountaineer Food Bank after it expanded its warehousing capabilities into Lewis County. Senator Capito visited the 55,000 square foot building in Weston, Thursday morning. The food bank’s new facility is used to store and distribute food adding […] → Read More

Healthcare Heroes: Carla Satterfield

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – This week’s healthcare Hero comes from Fairmont. Carla Satterfield is a registered nurse at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven, and she has been in nursing since the late 1960s. Satterfield said she enjoys working with older patients, and said it is a rewarding experience for her. She also added that taking care of […] → Read More

Sparkle Janitorial Products opens new location in Westover

WESTOVER, W.Va. – A business has expanded in Monongalia County to help meet the demands of COVID-19. Sparkle Janitorial Products opened a new location in Westover Monday morning. The company specializes in car, boat and heavy equipment cleaners, but has recently expanded its inventory to include a variety of hand sanitizers, disinfectants and other sterilizing […] → Read More

Longtime Marion County Clerk resigning from her post

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Marion County public servant with nearly 40 years of service has submitted her resignation. County Clerk Janice Cosco is stepping down from her position that she has served in since 1980. Deputy Clerk Tom Antulov announced Cosco’s resignation Thursday morning at the Marion County Courthouse. She will officially step down from […] → Read More

Monongalia County celebrates the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Local politicians organized a Juneteenth Jubilee at Scorers Sports Bar and Grill in Morgantown. Delegate Danielle Walker stated that Juneteenth celebrates the day when enslaved people actually knew that they were free even though the Emancipation Proclamation took place two years earlier. “This is a day that we should commemorate, this is […] → Read More

Harrison County woman hosts bake sale to support Black Lives Matter movement

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Harrison County woman hosted a bake sale in Clarksburg to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Rachel Rucker baked most of the goods herself including cupcakes, brownies and delicious cake pops. Rucker said that it is important for people to get involved and help out with the issues currently going on […] → Read More

A Harrison County business is helping provide meals to senior citizens in its community

NUTTER FORT, W.Va. – Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Clarksburg presented a check to Bi County Nutrition in Nutter Fort Thursday. Bi-County Nutrition provides 2,500 meals a week to people in Harrison and Doddridge counties. Volunteers bring dinners directly into the homes of those in need. Officials for the program explained that the $7,500 donation received […] → Read More

Board of Education approves for all Harrison County students to receive iPads

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – All students in Harrison County will soon have their own iPads. The Board of Education unanimously voted to purchase the iPads Tuesday afternoon during its meeting in Clarksburg. High school and most middle school students in the county have already had the devices issued to them. The one-to-one initiative, which is paid […] → Read More

Monongalia County resumes recycling program

WESTOVER, W.Va. – Cars were lined up with people waiting to unload their aluminum cans, boxes and other recyclable goods. Avid recyclers explained that they couldn’t wait to clean out their homes and garages. “Just to be out of the house is exciting, but to get rid of that and to, my husband was like […] → Read More

Manncave Distilling creates own line of hand sanitizer to help with recent retail shortage

WESTON, W.Va. – A Lewis County business is switching gears to help with a recent retail shortage. Manncave Distilling in Weston has been mass producing and hand-bottling hand sanitizer. The distillery had to get federal, state and FDA approval to begin the production process. Now they are distributing to hospitals and businesses across the state. […] → Read More

Mon Health sets up drive through COVID-19 testing facility in Marion County

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Marion County residents can now go to a drive through Covid-19 testing facility in Fairmont. The Marion County Health Department recently reached out to Mon Health Systems and explained that its residents had to go to neighboring counties to get tested for Coronavirus. Within four days Mon Health set up a drive […] → Read More

United Hospital Center hosts blood drive amid coronavirus outbreak

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The need for blood is pressing right now amid the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, United Hospital Center held a blood drive to help meet the ongoing need. UHC Blood Bank Lead Technologist Ralph Johns said there have not been any shortages locally to this point. He added that the appointment slots for […] → Read More

Muriale’s Italian Kitchen taking extra precautions to keep community safe

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Marion County Restaurant is taking extra precautions when delivering its curbside service. Muriale’s Italian Kitchen in Fairmont is only taking phone orders for its curbside delivery service. The restaurant is offering most of its menu but is focusing on its Southern Italian dishes that it is famous for. Delivery of food […] → Read More

Singer Kenny Rogers dead at 81

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.(WBOY/AP) – Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop has died at 81. A representative says Rogers died at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia on Friday night. The Houston-born balladeer with a husky voice had hits like “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands […] → Read More

Preston County residents in need received 25,000 pounds of food thanks to a local organization

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – The Mountaineer Food Bank’s mobile pantry program stopped at the Craig Civic Center in Kingwood on Friday. More than 5,000 families received around 50 pounds of food, totaling more than 25,000 pounds. The boxes full of food contained a variety of items including turkey, milk, eggs and a variety of canned foods […] → Read More

Students from across the state gather to compete in the W.Va. Regional Science bowl

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 2020 West Virginia Regional Science Bowl is in full swing at West Virginia University. The National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown sponsors the event through the U.S. Department of Energy. Twenty Middle school teams from throughout the state competed in a jeopardy style tournament answering questions strictly dealing with science. The […] → Read More

City of Morgantown holds hearing on block grant funding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The City of Morgantown is listening to public opinion on how to spend nearly half a million dollars. The city held a public hearing Thursday morning to talk about the $400,000 it usually receives for its Community Development Block Grant Fund. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […] → Read More

1 automobile dealership is making a difference, by encouraging recycling

WHITE HALL, W.Va. – A Marion County automobile dealership was recognized for its impact in recycling. The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia honored Toothman Sowers Ford in White Hall Friday morning with a Recycling Champion award. The drop off site, located behind the dealership, brings in the most recyclables of all 12 Marion County sites. […] → Read More