Alex Hines, WBOY 12News

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WBOY 12News

Clarksburg, WV, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Jane Lew Fireman’s Festival returns this weekend

JANE LEW, W.Va. – The Jane Lew Fireman’s Festival will return after a one-year break due to the COVID pandemic. The event brings a wide variety of vendors from around the region to the area to share their crafts. Organizers said they’re glad to welcome people back, especially since the event is so important to […] → Read More

Lewis County Health Department continues drive-thru clinics

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. – The airstrip at Jackson’s Mill was the host of a vaccine clinic in Lewis County on Thursday, just like those held earlier in the year. It’s an effort that’s been revived as the urgency grows again. “Actually we’ve been doing drive-through clinic for the last month. They’re on a much smaller […] → Read More

Jackson’s Mill Jubilee returns after break for pandemic in 2020

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. – While some Labor Day traditions were canceled because of COVID, others remain on as scheduled this weekend. The Jackson’s Mill Jubilee is returning for another year after a year off due to COVID in 2020. Organizers and vendors were busy setting up for the event Thursday to be ready for the […] → Read More

Flash flooding causes concerns for Buckhannon, Upshur County residents

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – After the remnants of Hurricane Ida came through the area starting Tuesday night and heavier rains continued Wednesday morning, authorities in Buckhannon were out making sure that localized flooding didn’t get any worse. Scenes on Wednesday morning were certainly dramatic, with water running across roads and filling up culverts all around the […] → Read More

WV Italian Heritage Festival cancelled for second year

UPDATED 8/28/21 10:15 P.M.: CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – In an emergency meeting on Saturday, the board of the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival met and voted unanimously to cancel the annual event due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Board Chairman Tyler Terango called the decision “the hardest decision the board has had to make and the hardest […] → Read More

Barbour County Fair cancelled for second year

BELINGTON, W.Va. – A local county fair will not be happening for the second year in a row. According to a Facebook post, the 45th Barbour County Fair has been canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases around the state. The fair was originally scheduled to begin this coming Tuesday and run until Saturday, […] → Read More

D&E coach to compete for Team USA at Tokyo Paralympics

ELKINS, W.Va. – A coach at a West Virginia college is representing the state and the nation in the Tokyo Paralympics this year. Davis and Elkins College Head Triathlon Coach Dr. Chris Hammer will race in his third Paralympics this weekend. Hammer was born with one hand because of a congenital condition. He previously competed […] → Read More

Randolph County suspends 3 from the Office of Emergency Management

ELKINS, W.Va. – In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Randolph County Commission suspended three employees in the Office of Emergency Management at 9-1-1 center and hired two others on an interim basis to replace them. Commission President Mark Scott said employees at the Office of Emergency Management and 9-1-1 center filed complaints against director […] → Read More

Randolph County school students head back to school for a new year

ELKINS, W.Va. – Students in Randolph County were back in school to start off the new academic year Wednesday. Staff of Midland Elementary School in Elkins greeted their kids for in-person classes this morning, with music celebrating the students’ return. Students were staying within their classrooms as much as possible, and hand sanitizers were available […] → Read More

Library receives grant for new park

TENNERTON, W.Va. – The AARP has issued a grant to the Upshur County Public Library to build a small park outside the building. Library Assistant Director Beth Rogers said they plan to demolish portions of a storage building near the library and turn it into accessible green space. Library patrons will have access to public […] → Read More

Road Patrol: Corridor H update

ELKINS, W.Va. – This week’s 12 News Road Patrol focuses on the next step for the area’s largest highway project, which is coming up soon. Bids for the next segment of Corridor H are due in to the West Virginia Division of Highways in August. Highway officials said work on the road has continued even […] → Read More

Local business donates to Elkins Police Department

ELKINS, W.Va. – An area business has donated to a local police department. The Ebert Corporation has donated $1,700 to the Elkins Police Department. The corporation owns Mcdonald’s in Elkins, along with others in the area. Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett said the funds will go to support the department’s efforts to fight drugs. “We’re […] → Read More

Alderson Broaddus partners with Sodexho for dining facility improvements

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – An area university is getting some upgrades to its dining hall thanks to a partnership with its food service provider. As part of a 16-year contract extension with Alderson Broaddus University, Sodexho Food Service is investing more than $2 M in upgrades to the university’s dining hall. That work includes renovations to […] → Read More

WVU President Gee joins Lewis County school officials for community meeting

JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. – Members of the Lewis County community gathered at Jackson’s Mill Thursday afternoon for a look at the next steps in education in Lewis County schools. Superintendent Robin Davis organized the meeting to keep community members both informed and involved on the ways the county is using American Rescue Plan funds for […] → Read More

WVWC upgrading digital infrastructure for students

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – An area college is working to keep its students well-connected digitally. West Virginia Wesleyan College is working on the first phase of a three-phase plan to upgrade and further modernize its wireless infrastructure. WVWC IT officials are adding new connectivity for dorms and other areas students frequent. They want to ensure that […] → Read More

Rose Bud Plaza sold to NYC firm

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Harrison County landmark is under new ownership this month. In a release last week, the owners of the Rose Bud Plaza announced the building’s sale to New York City-based Nassimi Realty. Owner Larry Policano said the plaza was developed by his parents, Dominick and Mary Frances Policano in 1965, and has […] → Read More

Communities in Schools program working to support WV students

FLATWOODS, W.Va. – Representatives of First Lady Cathy Justice’s office and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History spoke with students in the Communities in Schools program at Braxton County High School Thursday morning. About 80 students are participating this year in credit recovery programs, a higher-than-usual number, partly due to COVID. but […] → Read More

Weston lumber company honored for 116 years in operation

WESTON, W.Va. – A Lewis County company has been honored for its more than 110 years in business. Sun Lumber Company in Weston is celebrating its 116th year of operation in 2021. Established three days after President Teddy Roosevelt’s inauguration, three generations of the Brewster family have kept the business in town. Current President Frank […] → Read More

Man killed in ATV accident in Preston County

MASONTOWN, W.Va. – One person is dead after an ATV accident in Preston County on Saturday night. The West Virginia State Police said troopers were sent to a home near Masontown on Saturday evening, where they found a Polaris RZR crashed in the lawn of that home. They said 35-year-old Jeremy Adili of Albright was […] → Read More

Clarksburg stabbing sends one person to hospital

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – One person was injured Friday evening in a stabbing in Clarksburg. It happened just after 7:30 Friday evening in the Glen Elk neighborhood on Clark Street between North 6th Street and Mayo Street. The Clarksburg Police Department said one person was sent to an area hospital; no word yet on that person’s […] → Read More