Cheers to the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Bridgeport for hosting the recent 3D Printing & Maker Camp. Anything that can get today’s children interested in science and curiosity is a great thing.

Cheers to the Marion County Sheriff's Office for the swift manner in which deputies responded to a home invasion robbery on Timothy Lane. Two of the suspects are already charged.

Cheers to the Woman’s Club of Fairmont for introducing an entirely new generation of young girls into your realm. Any organization that teaches etiquette and manners is great for a community.

Cheers to the bi-partisan coalition of legislators who last week signed a letter saying that the legislature should be the group to decide how the recent McKesson Corp. opioid settlement should be spent. All eyes will be on Charleston watching this unfold.

Cheers to the Morgantown-based Milan Puskar Health Right and the work it is doing to establish a “Friendship Room” in Downtown Fairmont for those in need. Great things are about to happen.

Cheers to the Marion County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and its annual report on hotel expenditures. There is so much more potential to set new records this year.

Cheers to the City of Fairmont for taking steps to bridge a gap in the popular Rail-Trail. Many residents and trail enthusiasts are excited to see this happen.

Cheers to Casey Johnson and his girlfriend, Kelly Stalnaker, for the love and care they’ve given Winston, the Yorkie who was abandoned and left to die a year ago in Rivesville. Happy re-birthday, Winston.

Cheers to Fairmont State University Mirta Martin and her thank you tour. She has taken a university that was facing a deficit two years ago and righted the ship. The community should applaud such an endeavor.

Cheers to the Monongalia Health Department and its endeavor to team up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to tackle what has been an outbreak of rabies this year. USDA and health officials will be air-dropping rabies vaccine bait in forested areas to stop the outbreak.

Cheers to the West Virginia University board of governors for its recent approval of $176 million worth of new building projects and remodeling projects.

Cheers to the Pallotta Family for establishing the The Pallotta Scholarship in Memory of James V. & Ruth Pallotta was established by the family’s children, J. Christopher Pallotta, Susan D. Pallotta Mark D. Pallotta and John Jay Pallotta. The funds will be available for Marion, Monongalia or Preston county students who attend Fairmont State University.

Cheers to the U.S. Marshal Service who successfully returned Gracelynn June Scritchfield, age 4, back to safety on Friday and capturing her biological father Arlie Edward Hetrick III who had taken her in July.

Cheers to all of the first responders who answered the call Friday and handled three separate accidents on Interstate 79 with professionalism and calm.

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