Some call it a silent epidemic.
Like the rest of the nation, Marion County struggles with a teen drug problem and, more insidiously, a teen suicide problem.
And those who have been affected by it aren’t going to stand by and watch it happen to others.
A coalition of concerned parents, first responders and organizations joined together to put on a Suicide Awareness and Prevention event Saturday afternoon, with activities for families and speakers to remind kids that their community really cares about them.
Event organizer Tricia Kyer said the loss of her 19-year-old son, Sonny Blosser, last year inspired her to help prevent other kids from going through the same decision and parents from having to experience the same loss.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention event sheds light on troubling trend
Some call it a silent epidemic.
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More families take part on second day of Christmas Toy Shop
Shoppers who missed out on Black Friday shopping got another chance Tuesday.
Organizers of the Christmas Toy Shop held the event, which provides free toys for low-income families in Marion County, for a second day Tuesday after their main event on Black Friday left them with extra toys.
WVU still seeking interim president
Although no official action has been taken, the West Virginia University Board of Governors is making progress in the naming of an interim president.
WVU President Jim Clements announced last month that he would be leaving WVU to become the president of Clemson University.
Fairmont man faces charges
A Marion County man was arrested Dec. 3 by Fairmont police on three felony charges.
According to the criminal complaint filed at the Marion County Magistrate Court, Robert Logan Michael, 23, of 1010 Kimberly Circle, Fairmont, was charged with nighttime burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and grand larceny from a Nov. 30 incident.
Fire at Harrison Power Station causes minimal damage
A fire shortly before noon Tuesday at the Harrison Power Station in Haywood caused minimal damage.
“It was a minor fire on the roof of the fan room, a building that houses forced draft fans used in the combustion process in the boilers,” said Stephanie Walton, senior communications representative.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said.
Many view Fairmont Christmas parade as kickoff to holiday season
As decorative floats lined Palatine Park on Monday night, residents from all over Marion County lined the streets of Fairmont, eagerly waiting for the Fairmont Christmas parade to begin.
BOE approves $10,000 for local schools
The Marion County Board of Education approved an allocation of $10,000 to each school in the county at Monday’s meeting.
Monongah Hometown Christmas planned
The upcoming Monongah Hometown Christmas is a chance to celebrate the town and create memories.
Nolan family cherishes time spent together for Christmas
Sometimes something just feels so right that you do it year after year.
Health department reports steady amount of people getting flu vaccine
The Marion County Health Department encourages people to reduce their risk of catching the flu by getting vaccinated.
At 105 years old, Zelma Fraley is source of inspiration to many
Over the past 105 years, Zelma Fraley has made countless memories she has been able to share.
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