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Recent articles by John:

Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority unveils new electric van

He says it will begin picking people up for their errands starting next week. → Read More

Meadowbrook Mall hosting food drive for Clarksburg Mission

They’re looking for canned meats, veggies, and other storable foods. Aside from food they’re also accepting donations of essential kitchen, grooming, and cleaning products. → Read More

Rising concerns after 3 Philip Barbour students hospitalized from vaping

Woofter says this type of marketing makes these products appealing to young people and because of this their county, along with hundreds of others, are involved in a class action lawsuit against vape manufacturer Juul. → Read More

How local businesses are prepping for Small Business Saturday

Many Main Streets across America have changed over the past few decades, especially since the pandemic. → Read More

“Shoe Sensation” store chain hosting sock drive for veterans

The shoe chains Buckhannon location is partnering with the V.F.W. Post in city. Together they’ll be distributing these new, warm socks to veterans struggling with homelessness. → Read More

Gore Luxe redeveloping downtown Clarksburg

The historic hotel is now home to luxury apartments as well as business space. → Read More

U.S. diesel supply reaches lowest point since 2008

Recent reports that the U.S. has only enough supply left for 25 days have caused alarm, but it’s important to clarify 25 days left in supply does not mean the U.S. is going to run out of diesel in 25 days. → Read More

Gov. Justice visits Clarksburg, says Amendment 2 is a ‘trick’

Instead the governor continues to push to outright eliminate state income tax, as well as a car tax rebate. → Read More

Liberty High School Volleyball Player makes comeback after carbon monoxide poisoning

November 5th, 2021 is a night that changed Gabby Floyd’s life. The Liberty High Senior was asleep at home when she and her family were poisoned by carbon monoxide. → Read More

FBI hosts Teen Academy

Thursday afternoon 85 teens got an inside look at how the FBI operates. These high schoolers got special training from some top notch investigators. → Read More

Menards breaks ground in Bridgeport

It’s been in the works since before covid, but now it’s just around the corner. Tuesday, ground was broken at Charles Pointe the future home of Menards. → Read More

Billboard for fentanyl poisoning in Morgantown raises awareness

This was done by the organization “4 Them We Fight” which is raising awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs. Officials have previously said to assume that any street drug now contains fentanyl. Experts say coming in contact with just a couple grains of the drug is enough to cause death. → Read More

Mylan Park bids to host 2024 Olympic Diving Trials

The winner of the bid will be announced at the end 2022 or beginning of 2023. → Read More

Bridgeport designated “StormReady” ahead of Hurricane Ian

The new title is a big honor for Bridgeport as Beckley is the only other city in West Virginia with this designation. → Read More

36th Salem Apple Butter Festival returning

You can see how the apple butter gets made the old-fashioned way at New Fort Salem. And of course, there’s an apple butter and apple pie contest. → Read More

Salem opens library in old train depot

The old train depot that burned down years ago has been remodeled and turned into a museum. In addition, it’s now an extension of the Clarksburg library. → Read More

Eastwood Elementary School celebrates West Virginia Teacher of the Year

Nichols says she was shocked when she won, but childhood education has always been her calling. → Read More

Family starts ‘GoFundMe’ for funeral of Carolina shooting victim

The family of the deceased has since identified him as Henry Silver. His father said he leaves behind 7 children. → Read More

New name same mission: Hope Gas volunteering in local projects

Dominion Energy West Virginia was recently acquired by a new company. They’re changing their name to Hope Gas, but want to let people know their mission remains the same. → Read More

91 police and firefighters suing city of Morgantown

The lawsuits come just hours after two first responders unions held a ‘vote of no confidence’ against the council. Tuesday night citizens attending the Morgantown city council meeting, again told the council they haven’t been doing enough for first responders. → Read More