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Residents were uninjured; driver fled

A black Mercedes-Benz crashed into a porch damaging the home on East Grafton Road in Fairmont on Thursday. The driver fled the scene on foot.SUBMITTED PHOTO FAIRMONT - A black Mercedes-Benz went over a grassy hill and slammed into a resident's porch on East Grafton Street, across from a Shell gas st

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2017-09-22 08:15:00

The Latest: Kurd leader says referendum will go forward

U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, right, and Iraq armed forces spokesman Gen. Yahyah Rasul hold a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Dillon said the Kurdish referendum had pulled "re

DERRICK - 2017-09-22 15:35:29

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

MADRID (AP) - Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place, officials said Friday. The measure comes amid rising tensio

DERRICK - 2017-09-22 10:28:29

Vote for district judge who is qualified

In the district that encompasses Hopewell Township, Aliquippa, Independence Township and other neighboring areas, the choice is clear for who should be elected this November. Janet Swihart has served the people of the district as our district judge for many years. Brian Rohm has served as a local bu

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES - 2017-09-21 04:15:00

Spanish police arrest Catalan officials over secession vote

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have d

DERRICK - 2017-09-20 11:48:47

The Latest: Police arrests Catalan crackdown

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 11:05 a.m. News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote

DERRICK - 2017-09-20 09:06:07

US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States ramped up pressure Wednesday on Iraq's Kurds to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening to withdraw international support for negotiations with Baghdad if the vote isn't scrapped. In a forceful warning, the Trump administration said the costs of ho

WPXI - 2017-09-21 00:06:45

Philippi man headed to prison for 1-10 after probation is revoked

CLARKSBURG - A 41-year-old Philippi man is headed to prison after his probation was revoked Thursday by Harrison Chief Judge James A. Matish. Donald Aaron Scheuvront was previously convicted of grand larceny in a case in which he stole jewelry valued at more than $1,000 from an East View residence.

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 22:15:00

City officials working to combat downtown vagrancy problem

CLARKSBURG - In recent months Clarksburg's downtown area has been inundated with pedestrian foot traffic, often vagrants who loiter outside of local businesses. City Manager Martin Howe said the city has received countless complaints from local business owners who say the vagrancy problem is detrac

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 21:15:00

Council members pass Robinson Grand financing agreements, support for road bond amendment

CLARKSBURG - The members of Clarksburg's City Council passed two resolutions allowing the city to enter into agreements for bonds to finance the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center renovation project during their regular meeting Thursday. City Manager Martin Howe said the two bonds are for $3,561,

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Summer weather in the forecast for the first weeks of fall

CLARKSBURG - Although the temperatures have warmed up to the 80s, Friday is officially the first day of fall. The weather is expected feel like fall in about a week, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel. "It's going to feel nothing like fall with the equinox coming (Friday). It

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Pumpkin Drop teaches St. Mary's Grade School students engineering, teamwork

CLARKSBURG - While Halloween is still more than a month away, St. Mary's Grade School students learned how to have fun with engineering and science during the school's annual Pumpkin Drop in downtown Clarksburg. A total of 28 groups or individual students tried to protect their pumpkin from the 60-f

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

French Creek Elementary receives grant to improve reading skills

FRENCH CREEK - Approximately 150 second through fifth grade students at French Creek Elementary will benefit from a grant written by recent West Virginia Wesleyan College alumna Molly Broadwater. According to school officials, the Dollar General Literacy Fund Grant Program awarded the small elementa

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 18:14:00

Commission donates to Honor Flight '17

FAIRMONT - At their meeting Wednesday, the Marion County Commission approved an award for the 2017 Honor Flight. The Honor Flight will fly veterans out of Clarksburg on Oct. 7 to spend the day in Washington, D.C. "We gave them $5,000," Marion County Commission President Ernie VanGilder said. "It cos

TIMES WEST VIRGINIAN - 2017-09-21 07:55:00

28 indicted in major firearms and drug case involving 140 guns, methamphetamine

CLARKSBURG - More than 140 guns, over $46,000 in cash and approximately 1 kilo of methamphetamine have been confiscated and 28 people named in a nine-month investigation resulting in two indictments being handed down by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg on Aug. 29, according to Acting U.S.

THEET.COM - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Armed robbery, larceny case moves on to circuit court

CLARKSBURG - A 32-year-old Bridgeport man waived his preliminary hearing on armed robbery and larceny Wednesday before Harrison County Magistrate Frank DeMarco. Christopher Dent is accused of breaking into a Bridgeport home on Feb. 18 and threatening the male resident with a revolver pistol, accordi

THEET.COM - 2017-09-20 22:15:00

Walk to End Alzheimer's event Sunday in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG - Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's includes a new hope for the journey on Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater in Clarksburg. The event begins with a ceremony for participants to hold up flowers representing where they are in their journeys with the disease. An

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 21:40:00

Former Mepco LLC president indicted

The former president of Mepco LLC, whose affiliate, Dana Mining Co., operates the 4 West Mine in Mt. Morris, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Morgantown, W.Va., Tuesday for allegedly devising a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions. James L. Laurita Jr., 57, of Morgantown, was indi

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-09-23 00:48:09

Renaissance of the Clarksburg community

Oh happy day! Clarksburg is being revitalized. There are major renovations and new construction taking place all over the city. I hope that the beautification restores positive activity and enthusiasm, not only within the city but also in all the surrounding area. Back in the day, The Kelly Miller S

THEET.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Local Boy Scout works to improve downtown Clarksburg with new additions

CLARKSBURG - The latest additions to downtown Clarksburg is due to the ingenuity of a local Boy Scout. Noah Jeffries, a student at Liberty High School and a member of Shinnston's Troop 59, has devised a plan to spruce up the exterior of the Hewes Avenue Parking Facility by adding flag poles, a flow

THEET.COM - 2017-09-21 22:15:00