Update: I-79 South reopens following 3-vehicle accident in Marion County
The southbound lanes of I-79 have reopened following a 3-vehicle accident in Marion County.
I-79 South shut down after multi-car crash in Marion County
FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - Emergency crews responded to a multi-car crash in Marion County Friday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the three-car accident at around 5:20 p.m. near mile marker 135 of I-79 South, according to the Marion County 911 Center. 911 officials say at least two people have been...
I-79 southbound backed up after multi-car crash
MARION COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Two car crashes on Interstate 79 southbound in Marion County are causing a significant backup Thursday evening. According to Marion County 911, the crashes took place at mile marker 135 and mile marker 140. The crash near mile marker 140 is cleared. As of 7:30...
Anticipate Significant Delays on I-79 Thursday and Friday
Expect "major delays" on I-79 through Marion County towards the end of the work week. A mile-long lane closure is set to cause significant disruption. Tune in to find out how this could impact your travel plans this Thursday and Friday.
Grafton Receives Assistance from Fairmont-Marion County Transit
Discover how the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority is stepping up to assist Taylor County residents facing public transportation issues. This video showcases their efforts to ensure everyone has access to reliable and efficient public transit. Tune in to learn more.
Interstate 79 south near Pleasant Valley (West Virginia) closed following vehicle accident
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — The southbound lanes of Interstate 79 in Marion County were closed Friday evening due to a vehicle accident. The incident occurred at mile marker 135 near Pleasant Valley, according to West Virginia 511.
Literacy Volunteers of Marion County prepares for more students
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across Marion County received relief funding. The funding would provide students with additional reading and writing support. Unfortunately, those funds have become limited. Now, these same schools are struggling to finance the support they once had. That’s where Literacy Volunteers of Marion County comes in.
Marion County Chamber of Commerce president announces retirement
FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - A staple of Marion County is ending a long-held chapter in her life. After serving 20 years as the Chamber of Commerce President, Tina Shaw feels that now is a time for change. “It’s an exciting time for Marion County and I think it’s time. We...
‘Major delays’ expected on I-79 Thursday and Friday
Drivers who use Interstate 79 through Marion County should expect "major" delays at the end of the work week, the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) said.
Crash shuts down Marion County road, 1 taken to hospital
FARMINGTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Emergency crews responded to a crash in Marion County Tuesday morning. Crews were dispatched to the crash on Husky Hwy. near East Run Rd. in Farmington at around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Marion County 911 Center. 911 officials were unable to confirm how...
Health officials urge community to prepare for flu season
FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - While the start of fall means cooler temperatures outside, it also means the beginning of flu season. Lloyd White, public information officer at The Marion County Health Department, says concerns about the flu should not be taken lightly. “It can be pretty complex,” White said. “You...
I-79 lane closure expected to create major delays in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - A lane closure southbound on I-79 in Marion County is expected to create major delays later this week. According to the West Virginia Division of Highways, a lane of I-79 southbound from mile marker 132, South Fairmont, to mile marker 133, Kingmont, will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Autumn in West Virginia
Fall is here again, and nothing says fall in West Virginia like the Preston County Buckwheat Festival. Leading the Farmers Day Parade this year is none other than “The Pride of West Virginia,” the WVU Marching Band. The 81st Buckwheat Festival parade will lead off Saturday at noon. Stick around for the band’s electrifying field show at 2 p.m., then enjoy a stack of West Virginia buckwheat cakes and sausage.
Marion County (West Virginia) Commission takes next step in precinct consolidation
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — The Marion County Commission took the next step in its goal to consolidate voting precincts on Wednesday, although Marion County Clerk Julie Kincaid explained that it was primarily a formality. The commission has made it a point over the last few months to reduce...
Marion Co., West Virginia, Humane Society moves animals into new shelter
MONONGAH, W.Va. (WV News) — After two years of construction and preparation, the Marion County Humane Society has moved its animals into its new $2 million facility — and the employees and the animals are thrilled. The Humane Society’s new facility hosts an array of amenities for the...
Hope Gas applies to construct pipeline in North Central West Virginia counties
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Hope Gas is seeking permission to construct a natural gas pipeline in Monongalia and northern Marion counties, according to the company’s application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission. The pipeline, which the company says is needed to “maintain reliable natural gas service...
Rivesville Elementary/Middle closed for water issues
Rivesville Elementary/Middle School in Marion County will release from school early on Tuesday and be closed on Wednesday due to water issues.
Local Jefferson Award winner has a chance to win national award
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - WDTV and Antero Resources sponsor the local Jefferson Award each month to recognize those who go above and beyond in community service. One of last year’s recipients is heading to New York City next week with a chance to win a national Jefferson Award. Brent...
Fairmont, West Virginia, City Council recognizes Marion Association of Retired School Employees
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — Fairmont City Council met Tuesday evening and recognized the Marion County Association of Retired School Employees with a proclamation. Mayor Anne Bolyard read the proclamation, which declared the last week of September as “Marion County Association of Retired School Employees Week.”
Major I-79 Delays Thursday, Friday North of City for Southbound Traffic as Lane Closed in Marion County
FROM THE WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS, DISTRICT FOUR OFFICE. There will be a lane closure on Interstate 79 southbound, at mile marker 132 (South Fairmont), to mile marker 133 (Kingmont), from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, through Friday, September 29, 2023, for work crews to install drainage pipe.