Harley Benda, WBOY 12News

Harley Benda

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Clarksburg, WV, United States

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Recent articles by Harley:

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

Bridgeport holding ‘Luca’ as ‘dive-in’ movie

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The City of Bridgeport will be providing some “splashing” fun on Friday evening with a “dive-in” movie at the city’s pool. Friday’s movie selection will be Disney Pixar’s “Luca.” The movie will be shown on a 12-by-16-foot inflatable screen while attendees float in the pool on any floating device they bring. It […] → Read More

Harrison County Girl Scout receives Gold Award

ENTERPRISE, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Girl Scout from Harrison County has received the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive, according to a release from the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond. The award is given to scouts who make meaningful change in their community. 2022 graduate of Lincoln High School, Raelyn Vance, […] → Read More

Restaurant Road Trip: Teddy Bee’s Bakery in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Teddy Bee’s Bakery recently moved down Route 50 from Salem to downtown Clarksburg, right next to the Harrison County Courthouse. Owner Crystal Rowe started the establishment several years ago and decided to upgrade to have some more space. “Crystal actually started doing cake orders from her house and decided to open […] → Read More

W. Pike St. McDonald’s cuts ribbon on renovations

The McDonald’s on West Pike St. in Clarksburg cut the ribbon on its new renovations on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

‘The Morris’ cuts ribbon on Glen Elk event venue

A ribbon-cutting was held at The Morris, a new event space in the Glen Elk neighborhood in Clarksburg. → Read More

Community picking up the pieces after Morgantown apartment fire

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) – The Morgantown community is mourning the loss of an apartment building following a fire on Sunday afternoon. The fire happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Bon Vista Apartment Building A. While no one was injured, one dog did not make it out of the fire. Some community members have decided to […] → Read More

Road Patrol: What’s up with all the car fires?

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Over the last few weeks, Interstate 79 has been the home of numerous car fires, spanning from reports in Harrison County, to as far north as Morgantown. But why? Lt. Jacob Thompson of the Bridgeport Fire Department has few ideas. “This is something that a lot of times you see, especially on […] → Read More

Demo begins at Bridgeport Fire Department

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Demolition on the Bridgeport Fire Department’s building downtown has begun as of Wednesday morning. The department is tearing down its current building to make way for a new building to be constructed. The project has been more than four years in the making. A $3.5 million contract was awarded to Fairchance Construction […] → Read More

Single vehicle accident lands car on its roof

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 19 south of Clarksburg on Friday evening resulted in a car landing on its roof. According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, it happened just after 9 p.m. when a car traveling on Good Hope Pike, or U.S. Route 19, rolled over and landed on […] → Read More