Editor's note: The combined editorial boards of the Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram newspapers devote Saturday's editorial to recognizing positive efforts from people throughout our readership area. We call this feature "Hats Off." To nominate a person or group for recognition, contact John Miller (626-1473), Bob Stealey (626-1438) or James Logue (626-1031).
- Business and property owners, as well as city and county government officials, who worked this past Tuesday to develop a strategic vision for Clarksburg with the help of West Virginia University, the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Clarksburg Associates.
- Britteny Ridenour, Sara Broadwater, Dereck Myers and Donni Myers, winners of the Harrison County Marble Tournament, and Andrew Hinerman and Matt Williams, winners of the North Central West Virginia Marble Tournament, who will begin competing Monday in the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J.
- Participants and sponsors in last weekend's Harrison County Relay for Life, which raised a record-setting $115,000 for the American Cancer Society.
- Director Ruth Nixon, other staff members and participants at the Summerquest 2001, a week-long enrichment camp. In its ninth year, the camp offers students in kindergarten through sixth grade more involvement in learning than they might receive in a regular classroom. This year 380 area children participated.
- The Harrison County Solid Waste Authority, which recently presented the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the state Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, Harrison County office, a set of 160 ITT night vision scopes and $1,000 overtime grants to aid in the enforcement of littering and dumping guidelines.
- Jerred Novotny, selected Most Valuable Player at the North-South All-Star Baseball game in Charleston, after getting four hits including two doubles, and two RBIs.
- Coordinator Lynn Bennett of RESA VII and participants at the Civil War Camp held recently at Norwood Elementary in Harrison County. The camp brings an important part of U.S. history to life for nearly 50 students each summer.
- Bridgeport's Vince Veltri, who recently participated in the West Virginia/Ohio basketball all-star games.
- Gilmer County's Andy Williamson, who was named first-team captain, and Notre Dame's Jake Minges, who was named to the second team, of the Class A All-State baseball team.