The Greater Fairmont area has a new local source for hometown news.
Fairmont News was officially unveiled by Clarksburg Publishing Company at the Bridges without Boundaries, North Central West Virginia Summit on Wednesday, March 30.
The new print, digital and social media initiative will serve residents living within the 26554 zip code. That area includes the City of Fairmont. Pleasant Valley, Kingmont and White Hall communities in Marion County.
“This is a big moment for all of us,” President Brian Jarvis said. “We have always felt a need to provide the residents and businesses of the Greater Fairmont area with locally-owned community-focused print, digital and social media. Fairmont News is exactly that.”
Long-time Fairmont-area resident and current Publisher of The Exponent Telegram, Andy Kniceley, will lead the local editorial and advertising team at Fairmont News.
“Our staff of community journalists all have a long-standing, personal connection to Fairmont,” Kniceley explained. “Folks like Susan Bartholow, Jim Davis, Mary Wade Burnside, Marcie Williams, Nicole Lemal-Stefanovich and Matt Welch are well-respected in the industry and all share a common interest in serving the needs of the Fairmont community…”