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News in Marion County, West Virginia

Marion County Sheriff's Department Conducts Stings with WV Alcoholic Beverage Control
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:11 -0800

Two teams surveyed 28 locations throughout Marion County to see if employees would sell alcohol to minors, said Chief Deputy Ralph Wright.

New Upshur County Administrator Named
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:11:32 -0800

Upshur County Commission has a new county administrator after promoting assistant Carrie Wallace.

DOH Begins Work on Road Damaged by Mining Operations in Marion County
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:56:16 -0800

Tom Snodgrass has lived in the Rymer area for his entire life. He said he's never had any issues accessing his property on Evans Run Road - property that's been in his family for decades - until two months ago.

White Hall Mayor Gives Update on Underground Coal Seam Fire in Marion County
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:56:26 -0800

Preliminary estimates indicate the fire is at least 300 feet by 50 feet wide, said Gillenwater.

Marion County Commission Helps Fund Pierpont Culinary Trip
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:56:11 -0800

Later this month, culinary students from the Pierpont Technical and Community College will represent West Virginia in a regional competition against other schools in the northeast. The Marion County Commission showed its support by pledging $1,000 to help with the students' upcoming trip to Buffalo, New York.

Steelhammer: West Virginia hot dog holds its own in cuisine survey's battle of the blands
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:26:15 -0800

By Rick Steelhammer When it comes to haute cuisine, the haute dog rules in West Virginia, according to a new Huffington Post survey based on customer input from Yelp, the do-it-yourself online rating service. The tube steak was deemed to be 146 percent more popular in West Virginia than the national average, according to last week's survey of "The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine in Each ...

National Weather Service Names Marion County A 'Storm Ready Community'
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:56:25 -0800

A representative from the National Weather Service/NOAA was at Marion County Commission this morning to acknowledge Marion County as a "Storm Ready Community." Fred McMullen from the NWS cited several ways the Office of Emergency Management helped the county achieve this recognition.

UPDATE: Marion County Man Acquitted of Felony Charges by Wood County Jury
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:34:09 -0800

Judge Michael Aloi moved the trial to Wood County, citing William Bowman's criminal history. In 1989, Bowman blew up a car that injured former Marion County Sheriff Ron Watkins.

Marion County Begins Phase 2 of Upgrades to Palatine Park
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:11:11 -0800

 Marion County is beginning phase two of upgrades to Palatine Park.

Clarksburg-Harrison Library Educates Area on Drug Abuse
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:41:30 -0800

Libraries across the country are participating in National Drug Facts Week, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, including the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, to help shatter myths about drugs and educate the area on drug abuse.