Leah Schoolcraft, WBOY 12News

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Past articles by Leah:

Mon Health welcomes new member to its OB-GYN team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mon Health is expanding its OB-GYN team to better serve the needs of women in the community. The Mon Health OB-GYN team in Morgantown and Fairmont announced the addition of Sarah Highlander, CNM, WHNP-BC to its growing team. Highlander is a Certified Nurse Midwife and has provided women’s health services in Weston […] → Read More

New U.S. Attorney named for Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. – Randolph J. Bernard will serve as Acting United States Attorney beginning March 1. Bernard was selected to serve as Acting U.S. Attorney by the Executive Office of United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C., after former U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced his resignation effective February 28, 2021. “We look forward to continuing Mr. […] → Read More

Mon Health announces updated visitation hours across all of its hospitals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mon Health System recently announced changes to its visitation guidelines. Mon Health System has updated the visitation guidelines at all Mon Health hospitals to 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. The update has been in effect as of Thursday, February 25. This is an extension from the previous visitation hours of 12-7 p.m. […] → Read More

Forbes lists WVU Health System among ‘America’s Best Large Employers’ for 2021

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine has received some national recognition for the support it gives to its employees. The West Virginia University Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers 2021.” “We are honored to be recognized among such elite company on the […] → Read More

Rocky from Fairmont needs your help in winning America’s Favorite Pet contest

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY) – A Fairmont feline who survived being hit by a car needs your help to win a pet contest. Meet Rocky, he was brought to Fairmont Veterinary Hospital three years ago as a good Samaritan case. He had severe injuries to his spine and pelvis. The long-haired gray cat will always have […] → Read More

Kraft to launch a Valentine’s Day edition of classic Mac & Cheese

PITTSBURGH, P.a. (WBOY) – Kraft has announced a new line of Mac and Cheese that will melt even the coldest hearts. Kraft Mac & Cheese is launching a limited-edition, hot pink Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese for Valentine’s Day. Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese is made with the same cheesy Kraft Mac & Cheese Americans know and love but includes a […] → Read More

WVDOH: We’re ready for Christmas Eve snow

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) – The West Virginia Division of Highways stated that they are ready for the Christmas Eve snow. A winter storm is expected to blanket most of West Virginia with three to six inches of snow beginning on the afternoon of Thursday, December 24, and continuing through Christmas Day. Road crews with the […] → Read More

The City of Clarksburg is getting a new Fire Chief

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The City of Clarksburg announced on Wednesday that an important leadership role has been filled. City Manager Harry R. Faulk has appointed Captain Steve Pulice as Interim Fire Chief effective January 4 , 2021, after a selection process to fill this position. The appointment is effective following the retirement of Chief Richard Scott. City […] → Read More

Black Bear Burritos set to close Pleasant Street location

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Black Bear Burritos announced the closure of their Pleasant Street location on Facebook. “While this marks the end of 17 wonderful years downtown, it by no means signals the end of Black Bear,” the company stated on Facebook. The beloved local restaurant has been a staple in the Morgantown community for many […] → Read More

Ritchie County COVID-19 testing location moves to high school

ELLENBORO, W.Va. – Ritchie County’s COVID-19 testing location will be a little bit different on Tuesday. Ritchie County Office of Emergency Services Director James White announced that COVID-19 testing will be held at the Ritchie County High School, in the back loop. Anyone wishing to get tested is requested to enter from the Route 16 […] → Read More

W.Va. Senators announce funding for housing programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – West Virginia Senators have announced funding to help with housing across the mountain state. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $952,686 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support three housing authorities in West Virginia. This funding […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Justice schedules Friday’s virtual COVID-19 briefing for 11 a.m.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has scheduled Friday’s virtual COVID-19 briefing for 11 a.m. The briefing will be streamed live on WBOY.com and the 12 News App. Video of the full briefing and a written recap will be added to this story following the briefing’s conclusion. Watch the briefing in the live player […] → Read More

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opens in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A new bargain store celebrated its grand opening in Monongalia County Wednesday. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opened its doors this morning at the Morgantown Mall in the old Belk building. The store is known to bargain shoppers for having name brand items at closeout prices. The store has a variety of departments for […] → Read More

Senator Joe Manchin met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senator Manchin released the following statement about his meeting. Yesterday, I had a pleasant meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to discuss her experience, record, and thoughts on issues that will impact West Virginians. Despite her […] → Read More

MVB receives 2020 West Virginia Community Lender of the Year distinction

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A local bank has been selected as the 2020 West Virginia Community Lender of the Year. MVB on Main Street in Clarksburg received the distinction from the small business administration at a ceremony Thursday morning. This recognition comes after the bank loaned more than $1 million to several different local small businesses […] → Read More

Woman charged after leaving open needles near infant at home in Kingwood

KINGWOOD, W.Va. — A woman has been charged after leaving open needles near her crying infant at a home in Kingwood, deputies said. On September 9, deputies with the Preston County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence at 220 View St. in Kingwood regarding a drug call, according to a criminal complaint. When deputies […] → Read More

Webster Co. @ Gilmer Co. Highlights – Week 1

Gilmer County defended its home turf tonight with a blowout win over Webster County, 53-6 the final score, as the Titans are 1-0 on the season. → Read More

Elkins @ RCB Highlights – Week 1

Robert C. Byrd hosted Elkins for week one of football season. Byrd stole the show, specifically junior Jeremiah King, who rushed for four touchdowns and over 200 yards in the first half. Byrd beat Elkins 35-12. → Read More

WVU to add additional testing data to COVID-19 dashboard

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University has announced updates to how it delivers its COVID-19 information. University officials stated that starting September 4, it will begin to provide additional information such as self-reported positive test results from outside WVU’s testing system, as well as isolation and quarantine information (on-campus, off-campus, Greek housing and those who […] → Read More

Nutrition Club opens in Monongalia County to bring sweet and healthy options to the area

WESTOVER, W.Va. – A new business just opened in Monongalia County that is helping the community reach their nutritional goals. Country Roads Nutrition opened its doors to the community on August 20. The club offers a variety of flavors of teas, shakes, snacks and protein coffees that will fit the dietary needs of anyone, including […] → Read More