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2008-08-05 09:01:22

By Mallory Panuska, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Aug. 5--FAIRMONT -- During a public hearing with the West Virginia Public Service Commission Monday morning, there was no official opposition to the Town of Monongah obtaining a certificate of convenience and necessity for a new municipal water plant. Ronnie McCann, deputy chief law judge for the PSC, will now take information about Monongah's proposed nearly $4.6 million water plant renovation project and has until Oct. 1 to make a...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By Jessica Legge, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Aug. 3--FAIRMONT -- Dr. Govind Patel has served the community for 25 years, and he's not stopping now. Patel, who is originally from a small village in India, said his older brother knew that he was smart and encouraged him to be a doctor. In India, Patel attended Patan Arts and Science College and B.J. Medical College at Gujarat University. He then went to the University of Louisville in Kentucky for his residency. He worked as...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By Mary Wade Burnside, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Aug. 3--FAIRMONT -- When Peggy Dombkoski's mother has to be admitted to the hospital, she hires Visiting Angels to spend time with her. "When she has been in the hospital a couple of times, she was disoriented and she wanted to make sure someone was with her to get her all the little things she needs," said Dombkoski, who lives in Clarksburg. "When you're in the hospital, you can't have (a hospital employee) sitting with her...

2008-08-03 09:00:19

By Mallory Panuska, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Aug. 3--FAIRMONT -- After a public hearing planned for Monday morning, the West Virginia Public Service Commission will officially determine whether or not to award the Town of Monongah a certificate of convenience and necessity for a new municipal water plant. On July 21, PSC staff recommendations were filed in favor of the application, which was entered by the town in March and is necessary for the town to complete a nearly $4.6...

2008-07-29 12:00:59

By Patricia Michael, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 29--When the temperature says 93, there's no better way to cool off than to indulge in a refreshing summer treat (and some air conditioning). So what items to people usually go for? When one thinks of summer food, it typically consists of firing up the grill with hot dogs and hamburgers, drinking sweet lemonade, and finishing it off with some old-fashioned ice cream. But summer food doesn't always have to consist of a high...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

By John Veasey, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 28--FAIRMONT -- Cecilia Bowen is relatively new to the Fairmont area, having moved here three years ago from Hilton Head, S.C., with her husband and three daughters. She had been involved with the Girl Scout program at Hilton Head and decided to pursue that same interest here. She has been praised for her work and guidance with the Scouts and has been selected as one of Marion County's "Everyday Heroes." Bowen is a Bluefield...

2008-07-27 09:00:31

By Katie Wilson, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 27--FAIRMONT -- This week will hold an important rite of passage for 5-year-olds -- and their nervous parents -- kindergarten screening week. Each year, the Marion County Board of Education's special education department holds kindergarten screenings. Gia Deasey, director of special education, said the screenings help make sure the child is ready to begin learning when school begins in a few weeks. "We're not medical screening,...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Mallory Panuska, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 24--FAIRVIEW -- The diligent work of the seven-member Fairview Water Extension Committee since its formation in November 2006 has pulled a distant pie in the sky down much closer to reality. But the group still has a long way to go before reaching its long-term goal to extend public water service to 142 property owners on the outskirts of the town. And one of the main roadblocks is a lack of funding. Committee chair Kathy Ice...

2008-07-21 06:00:30

By Ashley Goodwin, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 21--One of the most anticipated movies of the summer was "The Dark Knight." What exactly did viewers think of the summer's block buster? Laura Wilson responded, "'The Dark Knight' was a great movie because it was action-packed, extremely well written, had an amazing plot line that didn't become boring or drawn out, and the acting was phenomenal." Thomas Stout replied, "The movie was great! A lot better than the last Batman....

2008-07-20 09:00:37

By Mary Wade Burnside, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 20--FAIRMONT -- Whenever Joyce Chuprinko of Morgantown attends a Women on Wellness retreat sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Women's Health, she learns more about herself. "I get something new out of it every time I go to one," Chuprinko said. Sometimes that can be a good thing -- such as taking a golf class from another woman -- while sometimes the news might not be so good, but necessary. "Last year when I went,...


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