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Local Briefs June 22, 2021

MFD fights 2-alarm fire at Jerome Street 

 At about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Morgantown Fire Department was dispatched to a 2nd alarm structure fire on Jerome Street. Fire crews determined  the structure was  not within city limits. 

Firefighters found flames and smoke showing from the roof of the one-story home. Initial operations were hampered by the steep terrain, and the closest fire hydrant was 1,600 feet away, which required supply hose from two fire engines. The construction features of the roof and several sub-structures made the fire difficult to bring under control. However, firefighters were able to clear the scene a little after midnight.  

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damages. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The State Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of the fire since the home is not within city limits.

College of Law director to speak Wednesday

Melissa Giggenbach, program director at the WVU College of Law, will speak to the WVU retired faculty and staff at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. This is a virtual presentation titled, “West Virginia Innocence Project.” A Q&A session will follow. 

All members of the community are welcome to attend, but must register for a Zoom link by today. The talk is co-sponsored by the WVU Committee of Retired Faculty and OLLI Morgantown.

To register, go to:

Due to scheduling issues, there  will be no program in July. 

Questions: call the OLLI Office at 304-293-1793 or email

Anna Jarvis show line-up set for June 26 

The line up for the Anna Jarvis Music in The Park Show set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday will be The AnnaJarvis Stage Band, open mic and the Itty Bitty Band.

 Admission is a $6 donation for adults; free for children. Food and drinks available.

Info: 304-265-5549.

Sheriff’s department to conduct  checkpoint 

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6-11 p.m. Friday at W.Va. 857 (Interstate 68, near Venture Drive).

The sheriff’s department has a policy in place detailing the selection, setup and operation of sobriety checkpoints.

Info: 304-291-7260.

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