Harley Benda, WBOY 12News

Harley Benda

WBOY 12News

Clarksburg, WV, United States

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Recent articles by Harley:

Celebrating Volunteers: Lisa George

What started nearly a year ago with 20 meals for those in need is now between 3,700 and 5,000 meals a month for area residents in Harrison, Barbour, Webster, Lewis and Upshur counties. → Read More

Entrapment confirmed in Shinnston house fire

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (WBOY) – A late-night fire in Shinnston on Thursday resulted in one person being entrapped in the home and seven fire departments responding to the scene. According to the Harrison County 911 center, the fire was called in at 10:47 p.m. Shinnston Fire Chief Donny Lindsey said one person was entrapped in the […] → Read More

Structure fire reported near Barrackville

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (WBOY) – Multiple crews responded to an early morning structure fire in Marion County on Monday. According to the Marion County 911 communications center, the fire started just before 5:30 off of Davey Run Road, just northwest of Barrackville. Multiple departments, including fire crews from Barrackville, Grant Town, Fairview, Farmington, Mannington, Rivesville and […] → Read More

WV DOH truck rolls on its side, U.S Route 250 closed

PRUNTYTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) – Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 250 in Taylor County on Monday morning. According to the Harrison County 911 center, the accident happened around 4:30 near the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 250 near Pruntytown. A 12 News reporter on the scene said the […] → Read More

Celebrating Volunteers: Jackie Gaines with the Humane Society of Harrison County

Jackie Gaines decided to use her available time paired with something she loves. → Read More

Celebrating Volunteers: Tom Edgell

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but people need to eat 365 days a year. While many people give during the holiday season, Tom Edgell gives year-round. → Read More

Restaurant Road Trip: Mason Jar BBQ & More

If you’ve ever wondered where you can get some homemade barbeque food, look no further than one of Fairmont’s newest restaurants, Mason Jar BBQ & More. → Read More

1 flown to hospital after vehicle accident on Rt. 250

One person has been transported for treatment via helicopter on Friday morning after a vehicle accident on U.S. Rt. 250 in Marion County. → Read More

Volunteers revive Shinnston Community Garden, donate 663 pounds of produce

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (WBOY) – If you’ve driven past US Route 19 in Shinnston, you’ve likely driven past the Shinnston Community Garden. Maybe you didn’t even notice it, but Kimberly Southern did. “I would drive by, and I would see a few ladies out here. I knew it was a job,” Southern, our October 2022 Celebrating […] → Read More

Restaurant Road Trip: Front Porch Ice Cream

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) – If you try to look for “Front Porch Ice Cream” using maps on your phone, you probably won’t find it here in north central West Virginia. However, you’ve probably heard of Dave’s Famous T&L Hotdogs, and that’s where you can find Front Porch Ice Cream. “So, we had the extra space […] → Read More

Local family remembers 6 brother soldiers who returned from WWII

An Italian American family business in Morgantown shares the story of six brothers who miraculously all survived fighting in WWII. → Read More

Celebrating Volunteers: Anna Cardelli

Anna Cardelli is from California but now calls Lewis County home. And she wanted to try and make her new home a better place. → Read More

Happy Tales: Priscilla Moats and Koda

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — Animals sometimes don’t get a good first chance at life. Koda, a Rottweiler mix from Morgantown, falls into that category. “Someone found him walking along a road over in Cheat Lake and posted him on Facebook,” Priscilla Moats, Koda’s owner, said. “People started tagging me in it, and he needed help. […] → Read More

Happy Tales: Mystic and James McManus

SALEM, W.Va. (WBOY) — James McManus spends much of his time traveling between Pennsylvania and Parkersburg via Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50. One day, he decided to change up his stopping point. “I typically stop in Clarksburg at a rest area to walk my dogs,” McManus said. “I bypassed that and decided to pull […] → Read More

United Way to host hot wing eating contest

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) — The United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties will be having its annual hot wing eating contest in just under three weeks. The annual event challenges participants to raise money for the United Way HDC through sponsors before eating the hottest wings that Buffalo Wild Wings offers. The evening will also […] → Read More

Happy Tales: The animals of Nazareth Farm

Nestled 10 miles from Salem in Doddridge County is Nazareth Farm, a non-profit that focuses on simple home repairs, such as roof and siding repairs, by people who visit. → Read More

Lost cat makes 40-mile journey to new owner’s home

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — Halie Kutscher and her family moved to Morgantown from Bridgeport on May 21. As the moving trucks were being loaded, the family’s cat, Oliver, who originally came from the Humane Society of Harrison County, accidentally got outside and started playing with the family’s dog in the front yard. “Last time I […] → Read More

Celebrating Volunteers: Ron Eagle uses motorcycles to help veterans

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WBOY) — Ron Eagle is a veteran who came home from combat and decided he needed to help his brothers and sisters who were also coming home. “As a combat veteran myself, I ride for that brotherhood, that comradery,” Eagle said. “It brings us all together. It’s tough to come out of the […] → Read More

Happy Tales: Onyx and Harley Benda

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Onyx the lab mix was found abandoned with his sister back in 2018 at less than a year old. They both made their way to Animal Friends of North Central just outside of Morgantown. Onyx’s sister was adopted almost right away. Onyx on the other hand was dealt a more complex hand. […] → Read More

Greater Harrison PSD asking for $500K for sewer line migration

The Greater Harrison Public Service District is hoping to receive some legislative funding after some sewage lines in West Milford became exposed. → Read More