The Times West Virginian is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Fairmont, West Virginia, which also covers the city of Bridgeport, West Virginia, and surrounding communities in Marion, Monongalia, Taylor and Harrison counties, West Virginia. The paper was founded as the Fairmont Times and West Virginian through the merging of the long-running Fairmont Times and Fairmont West Virginian in 1975. It adopted its current name in 1976. [1]