Slusser Column

Not long ago during this same time of the year, I had a very memorable chance encounter. Being in the non-Grinch mood for giving, I decided to blow the budget and take my wife out for a dinner-date cooked by someone else. Read more


Scripture: 1 John 4:7-9 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might l… Read more


John 3:2-4 “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, and no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Read more

Thanksgiving 2019 has nearly arrived. Surely it hasn’t been a year since we last observed this blessed and most meaningful holiday. Once more, family members from far and near will make the emotional journey back home to celebrate together the season of gratitude and remembrance. Read more


Although it is barely November, the Holidays will be upon us soon. Being proactive and planning for the extra temptations will prepare us for healthy habits that we can continue into the new year. Here are some of our tips and tricks at WVU Extension to make it through the holidays. Read more


As I grow older, I think I’m getting more sentimental. One of the aspects of my childhood — that I took for granted then — but think about often is the way society communicated. Read more


Have you wondered if there is more to life and you haven’t found it? This is a true quest of every heart. Read more


FAIRMONT – Halloween trick or treating will be spread over two days in different parts of Marion County while the region remains under threat of a severe storm today. Read more


Hello, Barrackville! And so begins another beautiful fall in West Virginia! As a transplant from PA, I have enjoyed many colorful seasons but this one is shaping up to be a memorable one. The vibrant hues of orange and red that serve as an entrance to our little town alert visitors that some… Read more


Have you ever blown it? Have you ever felt like you have done something that is unforgivable? Read more

This Week's Circulars


William "Billy" Brown, 83, of Flint, Michigan passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Flint. Arrangements are under the care of Ross Funeral Home 801 Fairmont Avenue Fairmont.

Cheryl Ann Johnson, 52, of Worthington, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born January 16, 1967 at Brownsville, PA, a daughter of the late William Junior Gordon, Sr. and Kathleen Fast Gordon. Cheryl was a homemaker who loved flowers, frog ornaments, cats, and …

Mary Manzo passed away December4,2019. Visitation will be at Domico Funeral Home on December12,2019 from 3-8p.m. Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be December13,2019 at 11a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt.Calvary Cemetery.

Paul Samuel Spatafore, 71, of Daphne, AL, formerly of Fairmont, passed away on December 5, 2019. He was born in Fairmont, a son of late Paul and Marie Spatafore. Sammy was a 1966 graduate of East Fairmont High School and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. As a child, Sammy was fond o…