CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines for days and deservedly so, but there are other newsworthy things happening around north central West Virginia.
Here are ten of them that you may have missed this week:
An Elkins police officer who was shot in the line of duty Thursday evening, returned to the city on Friday, to a hero’s welcome. You can watch it here.
The widow of a man killed in a July 2019 wreck in Fairmont, that involved a Fairmont Police vehicle, is suing the city. Details here.
The city of Bridgeport has reached an agreement to have its police department provide security services for WVU Medicine’s United Hospital Center. Find out how it’s going to work here.
Meanwhile, WVU Medicine has reached an agreement to manage another Harrison County hospital, Highland-Clarksburg Hospital. You can find out what this means for the two companies, in this article.
In political news, the United Mine Workers of America has released its list of endorsements for the upcoming primary election in May. See who is on the UMWA list here.
The 2020 U.S. Census is under way and two local counties are pitted against each other in a friendly competition to see which one can complete the Census first. Learn more about how the counties are doing this here.
It looks like Kroger will have a new home in Clarksburg. The old Kmart property on Emily Drive is set for demolition this week, to make room for a new Kroger store, officials have said.
In other construction news, the new owners of Timberline Mountain, in Tucker County, announced big plans this week, to spruce up the ski resort in time for next season. You can see what all they have in the works here.
One more story surrounding a building. West Virginia University announced this week that its Creative Arts Center is getting a new name. You can find out what it is and why the change is being made here.
If you’re looking for a way to pass the time, sports may be on hiatus, but the WVU Coaches Show isn’t. Here’s more information on when and how you can watch.
If you are looking for the latest headlines on how the coronavirus is affecting our area, you can find 12 News’ complete coverage here.