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Past articles by Marisa:

‘Hello Gorgeous’ program helps cancer patients feel beautiful

FAIRMONT, W.Va.- Real-life fairy godmothers are helping women all across North Central West Virginia feel beautiful. “For me this is not about lipstick, this is not about the makeup part. It’s the transformation seeing the women’s confidence. Their shoulders go back, their chin is up, they walk out and say ‘oh I’m going to go […] → Read More

Marion County Superintendent awaiting air quality results after East Park Elementary School’s roof collapse

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – East Park Elementary School was closed again Tuesday after a part of the auditorium’s ceiling broke off Monday. Marion County School Superintendent Randy Farley said he decided to close the school while a building inspector assessed the damage. It found the damage to the ceiling to be only cosmetic, and the damages […] → Read More

Detective Burton becomes first polygraphist in history of Harrison County Sheriff’s Office

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is utilizing a new tool during investigations and pre-employment screening. Harrison Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Burton recently graduated from the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center. During the 13-week course, Burton received training in the field of forensic psychophysiology using polygraph techniques. This course is nationally… → Read More

West Virginia State Police accepting cadet applications

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Police is now accepting applications for upcoming cadet class examinations. “We represent the state of West Virginia. I believe we represent the culture and the beliefs of the state and the citizens of the state of West Virginia,” said Sgt. Lonnie Carpenter of West Virginia State Police. After […] → Read More

Parkfest 2019 to be held at Clarksburg Amphitheater

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Friends of the Clarksburg Parks Foundation has announced Parkfest 2019 will be held July 14 1-7 p.m. at the Clarksburg Amphitheater. ParkFest is a free celebration of the City Parks of Clarksburg. This special event features live music throughout the day, along with a variety of food trucks, raffle prizes and […] → Read More

Harman residents join together to rebuild after flood

HARMAN, W.Va.- Several communities in West Virginia’s eastern mountain counties were hit with flooding over the weekend. “I was actually sleeping through when it was flooding and then we came down in the morning and it was a huge mess down here,” explained Abigail White of Harman. The community of Harman was hit with flash […] → Read More

Teenage girl missing from Harrison County

The Clarksburg police Department continues the search for a missing 15-year-old girl from the Stealey area of Clarksburg. Hannah Romig went missing from her house at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Chief Jason Snider. Romig is described as being 5 foot 3, weighing 170 pounds and having short brown hair. Police say she has […] → Read More

ROAD PATROL: Route 19 in Harrison County

“With the secondary road program we are getting funds we have never had before, it’s beneficial to the community and we are seeing that,” said Earl Gaskins with the West Virginia Division of Highways. Governor Jim Justice’s secondary road initiative is on the move and Route 19 in Harrison County is proof. “If you ditch […] → Read More

VA hosts annual VA2K Walk for homeless veterans

CLARKSBURG, W.Va.- Community members enjoyed the beautiful weather Wednesday afternoon by taking part in the VA Hospital's 2K event. → Read More

MISSING: State Police searching for missing Randolph County student

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are searching for a missing teen. → Read More

WVU kicks off its inaugural Research Week with Annual Academic Media Day

West Virginia University kicked off its inaugural Research Week Monday morning with its annual Academic Media Day . → Read More

ROAD PATROL: Landslides

North Central West Virginia is one of the most landslide-prone areas in the United States. → Read More

Utility lines fall across I-79 blocking 3 lanes of traffic in Monongalia County

Monongalia County, W.V.a. - UPDATE: 2/26/19 4:05 p.m. According to 911 officials, all lanes are reopen. A downed utility line is blocking two southbound lanes and one northbound lane near mile marker 146 on Interstate 79. 911 officials said State Police are on scene. There is no word when the lanes will reopen. Please use caution when traveling through the area. → Read More

WVU Medicine improving patient's lives with robotic spinal surgery

WVU Medicine is the only provider in West Virginia to use the Mazor X robotic surgical guidance system. → Read More

Celebrating Volunteers: Marsha Whisler

Her eyes may be failing her but her heart remains strong. A retired Harrison County woman says she may be losing her vision but she hasn't lost her purpose in life. → Read More

86-year-old woman's home destroyed in Ritchie County fire

A Ritchie County home is a total loss after it caught fire Sunday morning. → Read More

Fairmont man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in March shooting

A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a March 2018 shooting death. → Read More

Harrison County couple offers unique local shopping experience

A Harrison County couple is bringing together the best local artisans for a unique shopping experience. → Read More

WVU first site to launch clinical trial using non-opioid implant for chronic pain

West Virginia University is the first site to launch a clinical trial utilizing a non-opioid to treat chronic pain. → Read More

Marion County Historical Society to host annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour

The Marion County Historical Society is preparing to host its annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour. → Read More