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Obama taps budget guru — and W.Va. native — for health job
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run “Obamacare,” would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington’s toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.
Police: Shooting occurred in residence
Officials have confirmed that a shooting incident involving a young boy Wednesday occurred inside a Fairmont residence.
The 11-year-old boy remains in critical condition following the shooting.
Fairmont Police Chief Kelley Moran said the boy is being treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He said the boy has been there since the early-evening incident occurred Wednesday
Officials split on Grant Town hydrant locks
Proposed water hydrant locks are creating a stir between fire officials and town leaders in Grant Town.
Town officials have proposed installing the hydrant locks on five hydrants in the Grant Town area, but some first responders are against the use of the equipment.
Lee finds similarities between Fairmont, Waynesburg
Before Douglas G. Lee became Waynesburg University’s 15th president, he and his wife planned on staying in Fairmont.
“My wife and I had built a house, and we were pretty much content to stay there until this opportunity came up, but we have a lot of friends still in Fairmont that we miss ... It’s a very great town, and we think about it a lot,” he said.
Fishing park opens today
Fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts will now be able to enjoy a fishing park in Marion County.
Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC) will have an opening day celebration for the Guyses Run Fishing Park today. The fishing park will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt starting at 10 a.m.
Annual flag-raising ceremony shines light on child abuse: VIDEO AND PHOTOS
Several residents came to the Marion County Courthouse on Thursday to recognize child abuse.
As Marion County Commission President Butch Tennant read a proclamation declaring April 10 Children’s Memorial Day, blue pinwheels spun in the hands of about 50 people and the Children’s Memorial Flag was raised.
City to spend $730,000 on spring paving
Fairmont’s spring street-paving projects have been approved and will be underway soon.
The project will use around 9,200 tons of asphalt and will cost around $730,000.
City Manager Jay Rogers said that, weather permitting, the city is planning on starting the spring street paving May 12.
Shooting leaves boy in critical condition
Few details have emerged in a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday night involving a child in the city.
According to Fairmont Police Chief Kelley Moran, an 11-year-old boy is in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital after an early-evening incident that occurred Wednesday. Moran said that another person was involved in the shooting, “but we are not releasing the identity.”
Fire destroys three-story house near Rhea Terrace
A white three-story house near Rhea Terrace was destroyed in a fire Thursday night.
All three floors of the house were totally engulfed as firefighters attempted to fight the flames. The heat from the fire could be felt down the hill from the house, on the corner of Locust Avenue and Benoni Avenue. At least one wall of the structure cracked and eventually fell.
More details emerge in Fairmont shooting incident
A few more details have emerged in a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday night involving a child.
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