Community Announcements July 3, 2018

Morgantown Fire Chief reminds residents of the City Code dealing with fireworks

Fourth of July celebrations are just days away and it’s important to remember your own safety and the laws the City of Morgantown has in place that keep those around you safe.

In 2016, West Virginia State Law changed to allow the sale of fireworks, the type of devices that leave the ground and are designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion. Previously, only sparklers, toy caps, model rockets and novelties were permitted to be purchased. Morgantown City Code, however, still prohibits people from using consumer fireworks in city limits.

“It’s against City Code to ignite consumer fireworks in the city,” said Morgantown Fire Chief Mark Caravasos. “This is done for the safety of our residents. Consumer fireworks are anything other than sparklers and novelties.”

Any person who violates the provision of the City Code dealing with fireworks can face a fine from $100 to $500.

Mountain Line will not run Wednesday

The Mountain Line Transit Authority reminds its riders that there will be no local bus service Wednesday. Normal service will resume Thursday.

Grey Line service between Clarksburg and Pittsburgh will run as usual throughout the holiday. Grey Line reservations may be made online through the Grey Line website at ridegreyline.org or at the Grey Line ticket office, 420 DuPont Road.

For Grey Line information, call 304-296-3869. For information on all Mountain Line bus routes and schedules, riders can call 304-291-7433 or visit busride.org.

Mon County Humane Society collecting donations during July

The Monongalia County Humane Society will collect donations for its annual Holiday Pet Fund Drive during the month of July. Donation barrels will be located at Kroger on Patteson Drive, Suncrest Towne Center and Sabraton, Giant Eagle on Green Bag Road and Giant Eagle and Sam’s Club at University Towne Center. All donations will be distributed to local food pantries in December.

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