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Adamston community leader, popular Dairy King owner Joseph Tarantino dies at age 97

By Local News | December 08, 2016 1:00 PM
Joseph Tarantino, 97 of Clarksburg passed away peacefully Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. Born on February 12, 1919 in Clarksburg, the son of the late James Vincenzio and Mary Ulimo Tarantino, Joseph was the...
 

Grapevine: Thank you for supporting Ben Queen and passing the torch to a new generation

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | November 15, 2016 3:00 PM
After a long summer and a beautiful fall we can finally say that the election season is over.    I know that there are some of us who did not get our way with the vote and then there were some of us who did.  The best thing...
 

Navy Veteran and Longtime Local Funeral Home Operator Carl Greathouse Dies at Age 84

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | November 01, 2016 7:00 PM
Carl L. Greathouse, 84, of Salem passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.   He was born in Burnsville on June 29, 1932 a son of the late David Oley and Maggie Riffle Greathouse. Hi...
 

Fisher Rector is One of Only 17 Boy Scouts in 106 Years to Earn Every Merit Badge Offered

By Local News | October 29, 2016 4:00 AM
By Jeff Toquinto.  Bridgeport is known for having teams, schools and individuals setting the standard on various fronts. On Monday evening, recognition was given for something that is almost unheard of across the nation and Mayor Robert &ldqu...
 

Well Known Harrison County Businessman, Community Leader Jack Depue Dies at 81

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 26, 2016 6:00 AM
John Summers (Jack) Depue, 81, passed away at home on Monday, October 24, 2016.   Jack was born June 19, 1935 in Sewickley, PA to the late Camden and Pauline Depue.   He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Kramer) Depue...
 

Beloved Physical Therapist Harry Dean Dedicated Six Decades to Children with Disabilities

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 12, 2016 7:00 AM
The children with disabilities in Harrison County lost a friend, advocate and physical therapist when Harry E. Dean Jr. passed away early Sunday, October 2, 20216, at his residence in Bridgeport surrounded by his loving family. He was a twin...
 

Hollywood Talent Agency Comes Looking for Clarksburg's Famous "Gramma and Ginga"

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 04, 2016 5:00 AM
What do you do if you are 102- and 97-years-old, respectively and you’re already adored by hundreds of thousands of people on social media? And what do you do if you’ve already been on the Jimmy Kimmel show and have people from in West...
 

Mike King talks about 54-year career in Radio Broadcasting here in Harrison County

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | August 31, 2016 5:10 AM
Very few individuals ever spend 54 years in one career.   But if you're doing something that you love to do, something that you knew you wanted to do since junior high school, then 54 years isn't such a long time.  And if...
 

Harrison County Student Fisher Rector Earns All 142 Merit Badges Offered by Boy Scouts

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | August 29, 2016 12:00 PM
On August 22,  Fisher Rector of Boy Scout 40 in Bridgeport  was awarded his final merit badges marking his distinction of having earned every merit badge available through the Boy Scouts of America.  Rector is also an Eagle Scout an...
 

City's Effort to Bring New Life to the Robinson Grand Theater Includes New Website

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | August 11, 2016 4:00 PM
Unlike any other city in West Virginia, the city of Clarksburg is putting it's money where it's mouth is when it comes to promoting the arts and using that investment as a way to bring new life into the city's downtown.  ...
 
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