Monongalia County, WV Archives

SaturdayDecember 10, 2022

FridayNovember 25, 2022

Local businesses hope for big numbers on Small Business Saturday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown area businesses are preparing to open up shop for the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Working with an employee screening company provides insight into a candidate’s integrity and responsibility toward his or her financial obligations, and are recommended for positions where access to financial assets, transactions, and decisions are a

FridayJuly 29, 2022

Joe Manchin’s Politically Perilous Middle Way

Joe Manchin has a political conundrum. He faces consistent headwinds as the only statewide elected Democrat in a deeply red state.  He had to campaign his tail off in 2018 to retain his Senate seat against Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to squeak out a win—49.6 percent to 46 percent. Notably, Manchin’s numbers have risen

FridayFebruary 4, 2022

Mon County ready to view, finalize broadband expansion plans

Proposal coming at Feb. 19 commission meeting.

SaturdayJanuary 29, 2022

Mon County delegates to introduce pro-choice bill Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two Monongalia County Delegates plan a Monday news conference to introduce a bill to preserve a patient’s right to an abortion. Delegates Danielle Walker and Evan Hansen will address the public and media at 10:30 a.m. in the Lower Rotunda in the Capitol about House Bill 4382. “It repeals numerous provisions in

WednesdaySeptember 1, 2021

Mon County Commission reinstates mask requirements

With COVID cases on the rise and the spread of the Delta variant, the Mon County Commission has reinstated mask requirements for county facilities.

ThursdayJune 10, 2021

Mon County Commission reviewing authority over marijuana regulations

The county Board of Health approved additional regulations on dispensaries and the county commission might be able to use new legislation to review the ordinance.

TuesdayJune 8, 2021

Mon County coal mine scheduled to close in August

The former Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County is scheduled to cease operations.

ThursdayFebruary 18, 2021

WVU professor assisting with NASA Mars mission

The rover Perseverance successfully landed Thursday on Mars.

WVU allowing some on-campus activities as coronavirus numbers improve

University officials spoke Thursday about resuming several activities around campus.

WednesdayFebruary 10, 2021

Man arrested in Morgantown murder case

Deputies say Gary Smith was paternal grandfather of Alexa Randolph's child.

MondayFebruary 8, 2021

Police identify remains discovered in Morgantown

Man reported missing in Parkersburg last fall.

FridayFebruary 5, 2021

Investigator says leads in Morgantown woman’s murder pointing in similar direction

The body of Alexa Randolph was found in her car last week.

ThursdayFebruary 4, 2021

Monongalia commissioners looking to expand broadband

The commission previously participated in an analysis of issues affecting access, which includes elevation differences.

WednesdayFebruary 3, 2021

Wheeling attorney explains involvement in challenging Morgantown police board

The Monongalia and Preston counties Fraternal Order of Police chapter retained Teresa Toriseva as legal counsel in challenging the commission.

MondayFebruary 1, 2021

Morgantown woman’s death being treated as homicide

Body was found Friday in Walmart parking lot.

SundayJanuary 31, 2021

Body of missing Morgantown woman found in car in Walmart parking lot

Alexa Randolph had been missing since Thursday.

Monongalia County delegates will propose changing DOH funding formula

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two Monongalia County lawmakers plan to propose changes to the state Division of Highways funding formula during this year’s legislative session, as the lawmakers argue the current system fails to recognize growth and increased traffic. “The formula would take into account road miles in a district, it also takes into account truck

MondayJanuary 25, 2021

Monongalia County organizations unite on vaccine administration

Monongalia County leaders announced Monday a new partnership that has officials utilizing the existing WVU Medicine clinic space at the Morgantown Mall as an administration site.

SundayJanuary 24, 2021

Applications still coming in for open police chief’s job in Morgantown

City manager says hiring process is progressing.