Scammers will ‘go after anyone, regardless of age, gender or income’
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to protect themselves against scams related to online purchases.
A Fairmont woman, who prefered not to be interviewed for this story, recently became the victim of one of these scams and lost a considerable amount of money as a result.
Service focus at ERA Signature Properties
The new owners of ERA Signature Properties are ready to provide excellent customer service to clients from start to finish.
On Jan. 1, Realtors and owners Brian and Mikaelah Seifrit officially took over the business that Jo-Helen and Ed Williams led for many years.
Huntington Bank economist sees ‘strength coming from a number of different places’
Economist Dr. George Mokrzan is positive as he looks toward the future of the economy for the remainder of this year.
Mokrzan, director of economics for Huntington National Bank, recently provided an economic update for 2014 and beyond. His presentation on the local and national economy took place at Milan Puskar Stadium on the campus of West Virginia University.
Fancy Nancy’s Gift Shop offers variety
Fancy Nancy’s Gift Shop wants to help bring people to Mannington for great experiences.
The business, owned by Nancy Suter, began operating at 122 Market St. in October 2013, officially opening its doors on the Saturday of Mannington’s Octoberfest. Nancy’s husband, Ralph Suter, is also involved in the store, which shares a building with a new nTelos business. The employees of nTelos help run Fancy Nancy’s Gift Shop.
West Side Trading Post focuses on variety
At West Side Trading Post, owner Josh Price is doing what he loves and what he calls his “dream job.”
About a year ago, he opened his pawn shop in downtown Fairmont at 311 Cleveland Ave., on the street level of the six-story building across from Huntington Bank.
WVU journalism school to change name to Reed College of Media
This summer, West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will have a new name to help strengthen its position in the future of media.
The name will officially change to the Reed College of Media on July 1 of this year, 75 years after the school was founded by Perley Isaac Reed, who was a journalism professor.
Experts say hike in state minimum wage would have variety of impacts
Economic experts believe a minimum wage increase, which is currently being considered in the West Virginia Legislature, could have a variety of impacts on the state.
On Feb. 12, the House of Delegates passed legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage in the state by $1.50 within two years, and the bill is now awaiting action in the Senate.
M&J Cycle Works offers service for racers
M&J Cycle Works is providing a needed service for bike racers in the community.
On Jan. 2, owners James and Michella Nuce opened their store in Fairmont at 1620 Locust Ave., Suite 100, which is past the Exxon gas station in a plaza with several other businesses. The new shop will hold its grand opening celebration on Sunday, March 23, from 1-4 p.m.
IRS warns that anybody can be target of scam
With the income tax filing season underway, consumers should be aware of scams that can target anyone.
Internal Revenue Service spokesperson Mark Hanson said one scam with a new angle has been circulating.
Skills focus at Team Watkins Sports Facility
Team Watkins Sports Facility in Fairmont is helping kids of all ages and abilities improve their game.
On Dec. 1, Carl Watkins opened this gym in the Winfield area. It is located less than a mile off Exit 139 (East Fairmont/Pricketts Creek Road) of I-79 at 122 Winfield School Road, beside Fairmont Tire and Auto Repair and close to the Winfield Community Building and United Dairy.
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