The county seat for Marion County, West Virginia, is Fairmont, which is also nicknamed, "The Friendly City." Once known as "Middletown," the name "Fairmont" eventually took over, after being a contraction of "Fair Mountain." Most famously, the city is known as the first place to publically observe the very first Father's Day, on July 5, 1908. The celebration was meant to honor the 200-plus fathers lost in the Monongah Mining disaster a few months earlier. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton both called Fairmont home at times.
Local Newspapers: Fairmont Times West Virginian Courier
Local Sports Teams: Fairmont Sports Teams
Local Colleges: State UniversityFairmont State University
Zip Codes associated with fairmont, west virginia: 26554
Towns/Cities near fairmont, west virginia : Pleasant Valley, Whitehall, Monongah, Barrackville, Riversville, Worthington, Farmington
Also surviving are one son, Steven Wayne Ratliff and wife, Margaret "Marty," of Buckhannon; one daughter, Diana Mallett of Buckhannon; one grandson, Andy Bargeloh and wife, Jessica Martin, of Hickory, N.C.; four granddaughters, Amy Nicole Radabaugh and husband, Jeff, of Bridgeport, Stephanie April Ratliff of Bridgeport, Lisa Marie Talbott and ... (more)Jury deliberations begin in trial of bride accused of killing niece
Prosecutors allege Christina George-Harvan, of Conway, shot Katelyn Francis, 21, as they left a bar in New Brighton last April. George-Harvan's wedding was held earlier that day.MVB opens Charleston branch with high technology
The jury viewed security camera video of the bride, groom, and the niece who was shot, all together in the crowded Jimmy K's Bar and Grille, moments before incident in bar's parking lot in New Brighton, Beaver County. Jeremy Harvan was was behind the wheel of his parked truck when a bullet from a gun in the hands of his new bride, Christina George Harvan whizzed past him and hit her niece, Katelyn Francis, who was standing outside the driver's door.Weirton Madonna Senior Receives Presidential Scholarship
Weirton Madonna High School senior Anna Westfall has been named one of three recipients of Fairmont State University's premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. The other recipients are Kelsy Eaton of Vienna, W.Va., a student at Parkersburg High School; and Kristen Hill of Walker, W.Va., a student at Parkersburg South High School.Birthday unwraps the gift of hope
My post office box for reader mail held a card telling me to call at the window. Never a good sign.Convicted murderer will spend life in prison; no chance of parole
In January, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of West Virginia University freshman Devante' Waites. It took the 12-member panel two hours of deliberation to find Hernandez guilty.How regulation came to be: Monongah
The United States at the dawn of the twentieth century was a nation transformed. The rural, agrarian nation of Jefferson's time and Jefferson's vision had embarked on a Hamiltonian evolution, the magnitude of which none of the founders could possibly have envisioned.Edwards Distinguished Professor of the Arts to visit Marshall campus
Marshall University's School of Music and Theatre will host a series of presentations, master classes and performances in April to feature Dr. Brigid Burke, the Edwards Distinguished Professor of the Arts. Burke, a multimedia artist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Smith Recital Hall on Marshall's Huntington campus.Governor Tomblin Announces Growing Healthy Communities Grants
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced awards for seven projects totaling $135,720 in grants for the Growing Healthy Communities Grant Program. "I applaud the ingenuity of these local leaders who are taking steps to make life healthier and more enjoyable for folks in their communities," said Gov. Tomblin.West Fork River trail public meeting set
Imagine, sometime this summer, being able to put a canoe into the West Fork River at the base of the Stonewall Jackson Reservoir Dam and beginning a paddling trip that first takes you to Weston for a breakfast stop just opposite of the imposing Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
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