Mountaineer Troy Clemons arrested for DUI

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, Oct. 27, 2018. According to court records, Troy Clemons, the WVU Mountaineer mascot, was arrested for a DUI on Oct. 27. Clemons blew a .126 blood alcohol content during his breathalyzer test and failed sobriety tests performed by the police. Records show he was stopped by a sheriff deputy on … Continue reading Mountaineer Troy Clemons arrested for DUI

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WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

NOTE: I spent a few weeks working on this investigative piece that reveals West Virginia University’s unexplained rise in prices following the transformation of an apartment complex into a residence hall. The rental prices skyrocketed during the change, rising by nearly 35 percent. Although students didn’t notice the extreme jump in prices, I was able … Continue reading WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

What do you stand for: the Morgantown community takes a knee against white supremacy

NOTE: In October 2017, President Donald Trump announced a visit to Morgantown, West Virginia. The city's community showed various reactions, including the organization of a protest directed at the event. However, Hurricane Maria hit the United States only days before the event, causing it to be canceled. The protest was still hosted, and I was able … Continue reading What do you stand for: the Morgantown community takes a knee against white supremacy

2016 Clery Report shows rise in thefts, on-campus alcohol violations at WVU

NOTE: After communicating with West Virginia University’s police chief on multiple occasions and developing a professional relationship with him, Chief Bob Roberts immediately informed me when the annual Clery Report was released, granting me the opportunity to break the news. After announcing its release on our social media platforms, I quickly wrote a brief detailing … Continue reading 2016 Clery Report shows rise in thefts, on-campus alcohol violations at WVU

Art Up Close! Series discusses “Confrontation of the Bridge” by African-American artist

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, Sept. 13, 2017. The West Virginia University community was invited to view art that contributed to the course of U.S. history. The Art Up Close! Series was hosted on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and featured Marjorie Fuller, director of WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research. Fuller’s presentation focused on the … Continue reading Art Up Close! Series discusses “Confrontation of the Bridge” by African-American artist

Local tourism encouraging visitors to visit, experience Marion County

Published by the Fairmont News, August 2, 2017. Attention continues to be drawn to Fairmont as local attractions pull people in. Over the past year, developments and changes in the city have helped grow the tourism industry. New programs at Prickett’s Fort State Park have helped attract both local and out-of-town interest this year. “Our … Continue reading Local tourism encouraging visitors to visit, experience Marion County

Healthcare industry continues to be one of areas fastest growing sectors

Published by the Fairmont News, August 2, 2017. One of the fastest growing business sectors in the Greater Fairmont area is the healthcare industry. Earlier this year, Mon Health System announced both a rebranding campaign and its investment into the Fairmont community by searching for a location to build a new outpatient clinic in Fairmont. … Continue reading Healthcare industry continues to be one of areas fastest growing sectors

High Tech Success: Greater Fairmont’s tech-sector continues to benefit community

Published by the Fairmont News, August 2, 2017. Greater Fairmont’s technology industry is growing and planning for future advancements, all the while contributing to the surrounding community. Private companies like TMC Technologies, Inc., as well as the non-profit West Virginia High Technology Foundation and federal anchor NASA IV&V all continue to encourage employment growth along … Continue reading High Tech Success: Greater Fairmont’s tech-sector continues to benefit community

Union Mission’s recovery program helps the Fairmont community

Published by the Fairmont News, July 16, 2017. PHOTOS BY ERIN DRUMMOND. FAIRMONT — Located in downtown Fairmont lies a business ready to serve those who need help during difficult times. “Union Mission is engaged in the redemptive recovery program for all of its clients,” said George Batten, the executive director of the Union Mission. … Continue reading Union Mission’s recovery program helps the Fairmont community