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Mayor Goings says renovated Robinson Grand Performing Arts to open in Spring of 2018

By Local News | February 27, 2017 6:39 AM
Clarksburg Mayor Cathy Goings expects the old Robinson Grand Theater, now the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, will open on schedule in Spring 2018.   “It’s very exciting,” she said on Friday’s ed...
 

WV Attorney General Morrisey Urging Trump to Lift Transgender Rule for Public Schools

By Local News | February 27, 2017 6:00 AM
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is supporting the Trump administration’s decision to lift federal guidelines that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. &nbs...
 

Governor Justice seeks legislative permission to furlough thousands of public employees

By Local News | February 26, 2017 11:00 AM
On the 16th day of the legislative session, Gov. Jim Justice is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation allowing for employee furloughs in the event of a fiscal emergency.   According to a release from the governor’s...
 

Harrison school board warns parents that 15% of students already sick from flu outbreak

By Local News | February 26, 2017 9:30 AM
The Harrison County Board of Education sent a letter to parents earlier this week warning of an outbreak of flu in schools that has affected up to 15 percent of students in the county.   “This is the first year that I ca...
 

Bob-n-Along: Elks Lodge Returns to Harrison County Area; Officers Elected for 2017-18

By Bob Stealey | February 26, 2017 7:24 AM
Today's Bob'n'Along deals, at least partially, with the return to the Clarksburg area of a fine tradition that was in hiatus for a couple of years.   Now I should state here at the outset that despite any gossip that...
 

Veteran and longtime Clarksburg businessman "Dody" Spagnuolo dies at age 77

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 26, 2017 7:00 AM
Antonio “Dody” Spagnuolo, age 77 and a longtime Clarksburg businessman, passed away suddenly on February 24, 2017 at his “happy” place, his gas station “Spags”, with his sons beside him. He was born February...
 

Former Shoney's executive and restaurant owner Denise Biafore passes away at age 52

By Local News | February 26, 2017 3:00 AM
Sharon Denise Gillespie Biafore, 52, of Bridgeport, passed away Thursday evening, February 23, 2017, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.   She was born May 9, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Sharon Laign Gillespie, who surviv...
 

Clarksburg native and WI grad Bob Reynolds and wife Laura donate $10 million to WVU

By Local News | February 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Story by Jeff Toquinto.  Bob and Laura Reynolds have a history of giving back and making a difference through their philanthropy. That was never more evident than today (Feb. 10) when West Virginia University announced that the Boston co...
 

City Council approves "Citizen Problem Reporter" app for phones and mobile devices

By Local News | February 25, 2017 4:00 AM
A new mobile application that allows citizens to submit non-emergency problems such as abandoned vehicles, blight, trash and potholes in their community from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer has approved by the Clarksburg city council....
 

WVU to distribute thousands of "take home" drug overdose reversal kits in West Virginia

By Local News | February 22, 2017 6:00 AM
By Alex Wiederspiel. A West Virginia University research department administrator has high hopes for a new program that will distribute thousands of “take-home” drug overdose reversal kits.   Last week, the pr...
 
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