Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.

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FAIRMONT STATE

FAIRMONT — As an associate professor of music at Fairmont State University, Daniel Eichenbaum said he is especially devastated by the discontinuation of the music and theater majors at the school.

FAIRMONT — The following arrests were made by the Fairmont Police Department.

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ECONOMY

FAIRMONT — West Virginia industries that rely heavily on tourism dollars should prepare for lean summertime months, according to a recent online survey of would-be travelers conducted by the state tourism office and two marketing firms.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

CHARLESTON — Throughout the Mountain State, many crafters — both newcomers and sewing experts — have stepped up to help fill gaps in the state and national supply of personal protective equipment by making reusable fabric masks for health care personnel and other essential workers.

Monday, June 01, 2020
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CHARLESTON — State health officials report that another person has died in West Virginia from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources bring the total of deaths to 76.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
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FAIRMONT — If you’d hoped to see a Revolutionary War-era frontiersman blacksmith forging a horseshoe in his shoppe while wearing a surgical mask, you’d have been sorely disappointed. Which means one thing: Prickett’s Fort is back.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

FAIRMONT — Prickett’s Fort State Park, where another generation of Americans once sheltered-in-place against an existential threat in its midst, cracked open a sturdy log door this week and, like the picnickers scattered across the grounds around it, rejoined the world.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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GOVERNMENT

FAIRMONT — West Virginia’s towns and cities are expected to experience an 11.5% revenue shortfall in the near future as a result of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, according to a new report published by the National League of Cities.

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FARMINGTON

FARMINGTON — In years past, getting to the Marion County Soccer Complex on a busy day involved walking along Husky Highway from a parking spot on a side road.

Sunday, May 24, 2020
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CLARKSBURG – Federal authorities have captured a Fairmont man who was on the lam for a possible attempted murder charge is now behind bars.

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RACHEL — In his 41 years as the school’s director of security, Sheldon Tennant has witnessed every graduation ceremony in the history of North Marion High. Tennant, 77, has performed his duties at every commencement ceremony since the school’s inaugural 1979-1980 academic year.

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COVID-19

FAIRMONT — A large percentage of Marion County’s African American community were provided access to COVID-19 testing on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
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HEALTH CARE

FAIRMONT — On Monday, Morgantown-based Mon Health Systems received approval from the West Virginia Health Care Authority to build a new $25 million community hospital in Marion County.

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CAMPAIGN 2020

FAIRMONT — Each election year, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce holds a candidate forum that allows local candidates to speak to the people they may eventually represent, if elected.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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