Fairmont

After some controversial vetoes from Gov. Tomblin, lawmakers, academics and citizens a like arequestioning the balance of power in West Virginia's Constitution and a 21-year-old Fairmont native is making a name for himself on the national poetry scene.

Ben Adducchio / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia’s got a rich history of young people involved in the science fields, many using rocket science to fulfill their dreams. A group of students from North Central West Virginia is hoping a rocket will also launch them to the very top.

There are five students in North Central West Virginia who are building a rocket to launch in the Team America Rocketry Challenge competition.

New Satellite Hopes to Improve Weather Predictions

Feb 28, 2014
Ben Adducchio / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A new satellite is hoping to get a better handle on how weather patterns change, so that forecasters can warn people of severe weather.

With help from some of the folks at the NASA facility in Fairmont, the satellite is now into space.

Ruskin Air and Sound Control announced Monday they will close their manufacturing plant and office in Fairmont effective July 31, 2014.

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