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Former Fairmont Hospital designated for COVID patients as cases surge
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to Governor Jim Justice, the most serious COVID surge is in North Central West Virginia. So severe, that the former Fairmont Regional Medical will be used an an overflow. “Harrison, Marion and Marion Counties have the three highest rates of infection,” Justice said,”...[read more]

Former Morgantown council candidate pleads guilty to election fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former Morgantown city council candidate Timothy Aaron Metz has admitted to falsifying signatures during the 2019 municipal election. The Secretary of State’s Office launched the investigation after being notified by Morgantown officials. The investigation found 21 of the 75 r...[read more]

Westover, Westover Police Department face new civil rights lawsuit
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. — A police officer in Westover previously accused of using excessive force is named in a new civil rights lawsuit from a citizen which also alleges failures within the Monongalia County city, including “knowingly hiring dangerous officers.” The plaintiff, William Cox, cla...[read more]

COVID limits DOH response during recent winter weather events
MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. – Department of Highways District 4 engineer Mike Cronin has confirmed four COVID-19 cases at the Monongalia County Garage reduced the number of employees available to treat roads during recent weather events. New measures are now in place to prevent the problem in the fu...[read more]

University Police Chief Chedester steps down
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Citing medical reasons, West Virginia University Chief of Police W.P. Chedester is stepping down. Deputy Chief Phil Scott will serve as the interim chief and Chedester will serve as a lieutenant within the department. Chedester’s progression in the department included becoming...[read more]

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Park and Preserve status brings change at New River Gorge
Officials say changes in the New River Gorge area will be subtle now that the area is elevated to a National Park and Preserve. The post Park and Preserve status brings change at New River Gorge appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Little changes to unemployment in December
According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3% in December. The post Little changes to unemployment in December appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Report: Clint Trickett to join Marshall coaching staff
Trickett concluded his playing career at WVU in 2014. The post Report: Clint Trickett to join Marshall coaching staff appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

1,000 fans allowed at Coliseum events starting Jan. 30
No men's basketball tickets will be sold to the general public, MAC members receive priority. The post 1,000 fans allowed at Coliseum events starting Jan. 30 appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Christmas wreathes from National Cemetery live on as fish habitat
Bass fishing group and West Virginia DNR partner with Grafton National Cemetery to dispose of decorations at Tygart Lake in a highly constructive manner The post Christmas wreathes from National Cemetery live on as fish habitat appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]