Shinnston News

Lumberport Lions beautify city

Over the summer, the Lumberport Lions Club has dedicated many hours to beautifying and tidying their city. Lumberport Lions Club President Daniel Wilson said every year Lumberport hosts an alumni event for graduates of Lumberport High School. The reunion took place on July 22 and 23 and served as the Lions Club’s motivating factor this summer.
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Harrison County advocate gives dogs a voice

Animal advocate and Certified Dog Trainer Stevie Hayes not only has a passion for positive reinforcement dog training, but she is also immensely passionate about the animal rescue world. “I want to be an advocate for the dogs and the best interest of them,” Hayes said. “There is just a...
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West Side meeting held on Drain Hill plans

At last week’s Council Meeting on Aug. 29, city officials met at the Otterbein United Methodist Church on the West Side for the August work session because Vice Mayor Maryann Ferris is seeking a grant for a small recreational facility to be put on an empty piece of land at the foot of Drain Hill.
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More opioid money could go toward prevention

The City of Shinnston, which city officials have reported was set to receive nearly $70,000 in recent settlements against opioid manufacturers, is set to receive about $26,000 more, following another settlement with opioid distributors. West Virginia counties and cities who participated in litigation against the “Big Three” opioid distributors, AmerisourceBergen,...

Ingra & Co. Dance Studio named Business of the Month

In 2015, Ingra Hunt Pratt purchased the old Princess Theater building downtown and transformed it into her dream dance studio. For the last eight years, Ingra & Co. has enlivened Pike Street with creative window displays and packed streets every night of dance classes. “It’s nice that people are interested...

Lincoln Cougars set for success

The Lincoln football team has been at the top of the game under the tutelage of veteran mentor Rob Hawkins. Last year, the Cougars corralled the #4 seed in Class AA. This year, Hawkins and company are prepared to take the next step towards a state championship. Lincoln’s roster is...

Rosalyn Queen: A girl’s dreams come true

On Oct. 10, 1996, Tom and Maria Lucente Bailey welcomed into this world a beautiful little girl and she was named Marissa Maria Bailey. Her proud grandparents were the late Joe and Velma Lopez Lucente and the late James and Dot Bailey. Like all the other little girls in the neighborhood, she attended Nutter Fort Grade School, Washington Irving Middle School and Robert C. Byrd High School where she served as student body president.

Italian Festival returns to traditions

Over the last couple years, due to the pandemic, festival lovers have longed for the beloved Italian Heritage Festival to return to its roots, and this year, the festival is back as we know it. Downtown Clarksburg on Main Street, the 43rd Italian Heritage Festival will return with all its...

Director: an intro to the Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum

Some local people have never been to the Museum and wonder why and how it exists in the first place. The concept of the Museum began with H. Donald Bice and Lota (Ferguson) Bice. Mrs. Bice envisioned a museum at the old high school run by the Shinnston Historical Association. However, the school was not available, and the Historical Association did not feel they had the resources to embark on such a project. In order to accept the Bices’ offer, the City formed by ordinance the Board of Museums, which now owns and operates the Museum with one part-time employee.

Lions plan September acts of service

The Shinnston Lions Club, which provides assistance to people with vision problems and others in the community, is preparing for its annual mop and broom sale, as well as a picnic for city workers. “We achieve by helping the community,” Lions Club President Dave Minor said. Minor said the...

Classmates convene for Shinnston High block party

Shinnston High graduates swarmed the Green Space for a day of good food, close friends, and cold drinks while reminiscing their school day memories for a block party on Saturday, Aug. 20. They also discussed the future, including talk of future reunions and events. The Shinnston High School Block Party,...

Maralisa Marra: Art is for all of us (Editorial)

For the last few years, I have studied art and literature and the impact that they have upon the world around us, and the ability they have to bring us together. Growing up in Shinnston, the city lacked artistic outlets, creative culture, and attention to the importance of what art can do for a community. I have been in many situations where people create bonds over their favorite literature, Renaissance painters, classic films, and 80s hair bands.

Clarksburg, Philippi pruning workshops set

Two fruit pruning classes are scheduled in the region, one in Clarksburg on April 2 and one in Philippi on Saturday. The Harrison County Extension master gardeners will meet on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free pruning workshop. Mira Danilovich, West Virginia University Extension horticulture...

League lets kids give basketball a try

I am sure that the Curry, Durant, and James families had to start their children from somewhere, and I am sure it involved a form of rec league basketball in the old gymnasiums across the United States. That is where our parks department steps in providing youth sports for those who want to experience the game at a young age.

Pam Tillis to perform at Robinson Grand

Pam Tillis will perform as part of an acoustic trio at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, according to a news release. “An Evening with Pam Tillis” is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 4 p.m. A three-time CMA award winner, including the prestigious 1994’s...

Bridgeport girl wins, Harrison well-represented at Poetry Out Loud

CHARLESTON – A Harrison County student, Morgan Sprouse of Bridgeport High School, won the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition in Charleston on Saturday. The county was well-represented at the annual competition. Wesley Benson, a senior at Lincoln High School, made it to the semifinals on Friday, when students from more than 40 schools competed for a spot in the final ten.

Lincoln, other Harrison cheerleaders in it to win it

Harrison County cheerleaders perform to an impressively high level of expectation and this year, teams in Harrison County have proven that they are most definitely in this for the win. Cheerleading is the only school sport whose season lasts the entire school year. The young ladies and gentlemen who participate...