Taylor County, WV

Taylor County EMS celebrates growth during National EMS Week

TAYLOR COUNTY—When a medical emergency occurs, the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics from Taylor County Emergency Squad (TCEMS) are ready to respond. To help commend all that these devoted individuals do, the squad celebrated National EMS Week. National EMS Week, in its 47th year, was instituted as a...
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Taylor County BOE, AJES personnel named defendants in lawsuit

TAYLOR COUNTY—Citing negligence and reckless infliction of emotional distress, a local family has filed a lawsuit after a child was bound to a chair while under the supervision of school personnel. The Taylor County Board of Education is named as a defendant in the grievance, as well as four...
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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fifty

The town council passed an ordinance requiring the owners of all public buildings and houses of entertainment of more than two stories to equip the structures with metal fire escapes for safety in case of a fire. The owner of the Central Hotel, the Jarrett building, the Opera House and the Central School on Wilford Street contracted with S. J. Willhide and Sons for the erection of the safety appliances for the protection of guests, tenants and pupils.

TCAC to welcome renowned storyteller

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) believes that the show must go on, and to keep up with the momentum they have of presenting art in all forms, they will soon be welcoming an Appalachian storyteller. “Join us as we experience the Tall Tales of Tony Beaver,” said...

Taylor County students named to spring 2022 President’s and Dean’s Lists

TAYLOR COUNTY—Nearly 1,000 Fairmont State University students have been honored for their academic achievements throughout the spring 2022 semester. Dr. Mirta Martin, President, and Dr. Dianna Phillips, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, have released the President’s List and the Dean’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

Lazy River offered free of charge for 2022 floating season

TAYLOR COUNTY—It seems as if the sunshine and warmer weather are finally here to stay, and soon, residents will be looking for fun ways to cool off in the summertime heat. One local organization is offering just that. For numerous years, the Taylor County Adventure Club has been hosting...

Water issues, downed lines pose problems at Ross Street fire

GRAFTON—As Taylor County still sat under a conserve water advisory, the Grafton Fire Department was toned out to a structure fire on Ross Street at approximately 1:15 p.m., on Thursday. Not only would the department have to work around water issues and a breezy day, but downed power lines...

Mon Power tree trimming underway in Taylor County

TAYLOR COUNTY—Springtime is here and it’s the season of sprucing up. To help ensure that residents are equipped with reliable power service, Mon Power has begun their 2022 Tree-Trimming Program. During the initiative, Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, personnel will work to clear the area of nearly...

Homeowner safe after being trapped on roof during fire

UPDATE (5/12/2022 5:26 p.m.) Grafton Fire Chief Ryan Roberts told 12 News that crews had to use water from the river to put the fire out. A Taylor County raw water main line burst resulting in water supply issues in the county. “What we are doing is we have one truck parked at Grafton City […]

In do or die time, Keyser survives with 8-6 victory over Grafton, West Virginia

KEYSER, W.Vas. (WV News) - As play began in Keyser on Wednesday between the Golden Tornado and the Bearcats, both teams had their backs against the wall with one loss apiece in double elimination play. The winner would live to fight another day. The loser would see their season conclude. Thankfully for Keyser, the Black and Gold would come away with the 8-6 win.

Return of Paradise Cove Buckwheat dinner deemed success

KNOTTSVILLE—After being put on a short hiatus, the Paradise Cove Community Center Board welcomed residents to the return of their famous buckwheat cake dinner, and the event was a smashing success. “The Paradise Cove Community Center thanks you,” exclaimed Board President Duretha Mayle. “We had a tremendous turnout for...

2022 Primary Election brings change to various offices in county

TAYLOR COUNTY—The polls have closed, ballots have been cast and the votes have been tallied, and this year’s primary election has come to an end. For some hopefuls, last night brought celebration. Countywide, voters turned out to cast their ballots in the Grafton City Council, County Commission, Board...