Alex Hines, WBOY 12News

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Clarksburg, WV, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

SBA provides grant for Upshur County school roof

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The School Building Authority has given Upshur County Schools more than $600,000 to replace a school roof. Union Elementary School has been dealing with roof problems for the past year. The SBA announced the grant earlier this month, which comes with a $50,000 dollar match from the county. Principal Michelle Fleming said […] → Read More

West Virginia Wesleyan College holds ribbon cutting for new solar canopy

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – A new solar canopy at one local college is helping the institution save the environment and some cash. West Virginia Wesleyan College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon for the structure, installed in the parking lot at the Virginia Thomas Law Center by Pickering Energy Solutions, owned by Wesleyan graduate Chip Pickering. […] → Read More

Davis Medical Center scientists on front line of COVID battle

ELKINS, W.Va. – By now, most people are used to the precautions we take around the country for COVID-19, like face masks, shields, and in the medical field, gowns, gloves and more. But for the clinical laboratory scientists at Davis Medical Center, it’s a different story: they’re the ones who often find themselves with the […] → Read More

Big Timber Brewing expanding brewery in Elkins

ELKINS, W.Va. – While many businesses are slowing down during the pandemic, one area brewery is making some big changes. Big Timber Brewing in Elkins is building a new taproom onto its existing brewery. The new addition will also include an outdoor patio and beer garden behind the building. Head brewer Matt Kwasniewski said it’s […] → Read More

Monongalia County schools to start online after Department of Education labels county red

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Students in Monongalia County will not be kicking off their school year in person this year. The latest report from the West Virginia Department of Education designated the county the only red one in the state. This means in-person classes are off until the county returns to yellow or green status. The […] → Read More

Gilmer County keeping five-day school week but with daily schedule changes

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – A school day may look different for Gilmer County students this year, but their school week won’t. Gilmer County schools will open next week along with the rest of the state, but unlike many other area counties, student there will have a five-day school week. Superintdent Patricia Lowther said parents in the […] → Read More

Webster County Schools prepare for upcoming school year under COVID pandemic

WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. – Officials in Webster County are preparing for a different start to their school year next week. School officials explained that the county will be using a blended model of learning, one that is similar to other counties in their area. Students will be split into two groups, each of which will […] → Read More

Sports in North central West Virginia on for this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There’s good news for sports fans in North Central West Virginia as the start of football season approaches. All but one county in the region has been listed by the Department of Education as green on its weekly COVID map. This means athletic and extracurricular activities are on, but only immediate household […] → Read More

Back to School: Randolph County schools ready to reopen with changes

ELKINS, W.Va. – Randolph County school officials are getting ready to open the doors for the fall semester. Superintendent Debbie Schmidlen said she and school staff have been meeting regularly to try and prepare for school days under the coronavirus threat. About 1,100 students in the county have signed up for remote learning and the […] → Read More

Randolph County Commission planning to renovate pool and build splash pad

ELKINS, W.Va. – Residents of Randolph County may have a new place to enjoy next year’s summer. The Randolph County Commission is entering into an agreement with the Elks Lodge to purchase and renovate the existing pool on lodge property, and to add a splash pad where the current kiddie pool sits. Both have sat […] → Read More

Back to School: Technology and community support back to school efforts in Lewis County

WESTON, W.Va. – Lewis County schools are also preparing for a different kind of back to school season this year. Superintendent Robin Lewis explained that students who do choose to return to school will attend for two days a week and then take home assignments for the remainder of that week. Lewis County students from […] → Read More

WVWC cancels in-person classes for fall semester

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – One area college will not be returning for in-person classes in 2020. In a release Wednesday afternoon, the West Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees announced classes would continue online for the rest of the fall semester. Classes at the college has started online earlier this month, with the hope of having […] → Read More

Adaland tag sale takes on new importance during pandemic

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – A Barbour County attraction is inviting people to its hilltop for one of its biggest events this weekend. The Adaland Mansion is hosting its third annual tag sale starting Friday morning. The annual event is one of the landmark’s biggest fundraisers and, because of the pandemic, organizers said the money they raise […] → Read More

1 person killed after vehicle hits produce stand in Monongalia County

WESTOVER, W.Va. – One person was killed Monday after a vehicle hit a produce stand in Monongalia County. The incident happened at about 4 p.m. along Fairmont Road, according to a press release from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office. A 2016 Subaru Legacy driven by Jerrey Hoyt, 76, of Morgantown, left a private roadway and […] → Read More

Governor extends order closing bars in Monongalia County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice extended his order closing bars in Monongalia County Saturday evening. The extension now means bars must remain closed until Thursday August 13 at 12:01 a.m. As of Saturday morning, 7.7 percent of COVID cases in the state were in Monongalia County, and more than half of the current active […] → Read More

Lewis County Schools purchase laptops for students

WESTON, W.Va. – Students in one local county will have some technological help in their studies this year, thanks to the CARES Act. Lewis County Schools have purchased 2,100 Chromebooks for students from 5th grade through seniors. Each student in those grades will be issued their own machine to use for their studies throughout the […] → Read More

Lewis County sheriff resigns to take new post

WESTON, W.Va. – Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy has announced his resignation from the post. Gissy was first elected sheriff in the 2012 election, succeeding his father Michael Gissy, who was elected that year as magistrate. Gissy’s position is term-limited, and was not eligible to run in 2020. He stated that will be taking a […] → Read More

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital moves popular event outside

WESTON, W.Va. – Staff at one local hospital are taking one of their most popular wellness events outdoors. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital will host its regular blood screening event as a drive-through clinic this weekend in the employee parking lot at the facility. The screening, set for Saturday, July 25, allows people in the area […] → Read More

Lewis County Chamber elects new board members

WESTON, W.Va. – The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce has added a new slate of members to its board of directors. The chamber added eight new members, all of whom own or represent businesses in the county. Chamber Vice President Thomas Newbrough said the role of the chamber has been more important since the coronavirus […] → Read More

Lewis County park facilities reopen for summer

WESTON, W.Va. – Residents of one area county once again have local parks open after they were closed due to the pandemic. Officials in Lewis County decided the time was right to reopen parks there after statewide rules relaxed enough to allow it. Park staff members worked in consultation with the Lewis County Health Department […] → Read More