Monongalia County, WV

Cheat Lake drowning victim identified

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man who died in a July 4 drowning at Cheat Lake. The victim has been identified as Thomas Burt, 37, of Martins Fe. You have reached content available exclusively to Dominion Post subscribers.
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OH man identified in July 4 Cheat Lake drowning

CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. (WBOY) — Officials have identified the victim of an Independence Day drowning in Cheat Lake. According to a press release sent out by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, a reported drowning at Cheat Lake, which was originally reported as being a black juvenile male, was called in at approximately 1:40 p.m. on […]
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UPDATE: Authorities ID man who drowned at Cheat Lake

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Authorities have identified a man who drowned at Cheat Lake on the Fourth of July. Search and rescue, fire and Monongalia County Sheriff units responded around 2 p.m. Monday to the area of Ices Ferry Bridge. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 37-year-old...
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Divers searching Cheat Lake after boy jumps in

UPDATE JULY 5: Since this article was published the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office said the person who jumped in was actually an Ohio man. Click here for the latest information. ORIGINAL: CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. (WBOY) — Divers are searching Cheat Lake after a boy jumped in on the Fourth of July and did not resurface […]

Ohio man drowns in West Virginia's Cheat Lake on Fourth of July

CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. — A man drowned at Cheat Lake, West Virginia, on Monday, July 4. The victim has been identified as Thomas Burt, 37, from Martins Ferry, Ohio. Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputies say they received a report of a drowning at Cheat Lake at approximately 1:40 p.m. Authorities...
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Monongalia County drowning victim identified

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An Ohio man drowned in Cheat Lake on July 4. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim as Thomas Burt, 37, of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Deputies were called to the Mont Chateau boat ramp at about 1:40 p.m. Monday. The body was recovered...

Black Bears quiet Keys to win fifth straight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va – Fresh off of an Independence Day victory, the West Virginia Black Bears returned to Monongalia County Ballpark looking for a fifth straight win. The Frederick Keys did their best to end the streak, striking first in the top of the second as Anthony Herron, Jr. singled Carlos Guzman home but West Virginia […]

Monongalia County Board of Education seats new members

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Two new members and a returning one were sworn in during a special session of the Monongalia County Board of Education on Tuesday. Jennifer Hagerty and Daniel Berry, winners in the May 10 primary election, took their oath of office at the start of Tuesday’s meeting. They replace former board members Dr. Sara Amadon and Dr. Melanie Baker.
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Sheriff says team effort helped track down man charged with in Monongalia County murder

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Monongalia County Sheriff Perry Palmer is praising the multiple agency effort that resulted in the capture of the second suspect in last month’s drug-related murder of Matt Moore. Palmer said sheriff’s departments in Preston and Marion counties, the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Mon Metro Drug...

Reproductive rights protest held in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A reproductive justice protest was held in Morgantown on July 4. The protest was held right in front of an almost-packed Monongalia County Courthouse Square.People gathered and spoke to voice out their support of abortion rights. “People came to Monongalia County in Morgantown to exercise their right to march and rally today […]

Monongalia County Commission Donates $300,000 to YCF $1 Million Match Campaign

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) is pleased to announce a $300,000 donation by the Monongalia County Commission to the $1 Million Match Campaign. Last week, the Monongalia County Commission approved the donation of $300,000 to establish the Monongalia County IMPACT Fund, which will generate investment...