Hospital dispute settled

A dispute between two hospitals appears to be settled, after Fairmont General Hospital drops the fight to stop Charleston-based Highland Hospital from opening an new mental health center in Clarksburg. Fairmont had been concerned about damage from competition if Highland converted the former United Hospital Center into a large psychiatric facility. But now after coming to an agreement with the state, Fairmont will be designated a primary referral hospital for the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston. That's enough for Fairmont, and they'll drop the court proceedings against Highland.