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News in Marion County, West Virginia

Fun, prizes mark annual event at Curtisville Lake
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:35:30 -0700

An annual family fishing event begins at 9:30 a.m. today. The Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are having the annual Family Fishing Day. The event will take place today at Curtisville Lake, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and prizes being given away at 10:30 a.m.

CASA Superhero 5K set for April 26
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:34:55 -0700

The second annual CASA Superhero 5K will be held April 26 in Fairmont. The event is at East Marion (Wave Pool) Park and is an annual fundraiser for CASA programs in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia and Preston counties.

Behind-the-scenes emergency workers honored
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:50:14 -0700

The Marion County Commission is recognizing the individuals who work behind the scenes when an emergency happens. During Wednesday’s meeting, commissioners signed a proclamation for National Public Safety Tele-Communicator’s Week in Marion County. The proclamation recognizes individuals working at the Marion County 911 Center.

Morrisey wants to work with all to ‘help transform West Virginia’
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:04:55 -0700

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants to work with citizens to “help transform West Virginia.” Morrisey was the guest speaker for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” event Wednesday at the Mon Power headquarters, located in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont. His trip to the Friendly City followed a town hall meeting in Harrison County Tuesday night.

Swimming Challenge available for children with autism
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:19 -0700

The Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia (AS-WV) and the YMCA of Clarksburg will be sponsoring the second annual Swimming Challenge for children affected by autism. The swimming challenge gives children with autism the opportunity to attend swimming lessons and work on their swimming skills one-on-one.

FGH oncology to benefit from cleanup
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:35:06 -0700

Proceeds from this year’s town cleanup and recycling in White Hall will go toward comforting local cancer patients. During Monday’s council meeting, recorder Charlie Mason said the town will hold its annual cleanup from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3, at Fabric and Foam in White Hall. He said only White Hall residents may bring their garbage to throw away, but any Marion County resident may ...

Child health: ‘Room for improvement’
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:20:03 -0700

Children living in Marion County are doing better in some respects than children in other counties in the state, according to a national study released Tuesday. “The 2013 West Virginia Kids Count Data Book,” published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, compares states and their counties to each other and to the national average of various areas of child health.

County listed high in state for health factors
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:20:16 -0700

According to a new report, Marion County is healthier than many counties in West Virginia. In a 2014 county-by-county ranking of health in West Virginia, Marion County was ranked 11th in health factors and 18th in health outcomes.

WV Attorney General Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Clarksburg
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:13:34 -0700

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey traveled to Harrison County  to hear residents' thoughts on how to improve the local economy.

Tuesday deadline for voter registration
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:27 -0700

The deadline for new voters to register before the May 13 primary is fast approaching. Residents have until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to go to a government office, such as the county clerk’s office or the DMV, and fill out a voter registration card.