Shauna Johnson, Author at WV MetroNews

Thursday January 23, 2020

PSC chair ‘not satisfied’ with Frontier service; Management audit report due in March

National reports have indicated Frontier is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Public vaping, e-cigarette ban approved in Cabell County

"We want to be able to protect the public as much as we can," said Elizabeth Adkins, public information officer for the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

Monday January 20, 2020

August openings planned at new Wood County school, two expanded schools

"You continually have to look ahead," said Will Hosaflook, Wood County superintendent of schools.

Sunday January 19, 2020

Center for Organ Recovery and Education sees record year for organ, tissue and cornea donations

"We know we can do better, but we're incredibly proud of this new achievement," said Colleen Sullivan, communications director for CORE.

Tuesday January 14, 2020

‘Somewhat stable’ enrollment numbers reported for West Virginia’s health insurance exchange

The open enrollment period closed in December.

Monday January 13, 2020

Applications still being accepted for revamped West Virginia teaching scholarship

The priority deadline for the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program focused on critical need subject areas passed on Dec. 31.

Sunday January 12, 2020

Recovery continues in Wood County schools after 2019 ransomware attack

The system's entire computer network had to be rebuilt.

Thursday January 9, 2020

West Virginia seeing ‘significant uptick’ in flu cases

There is still time to get a flu shot, said Dr. Sherri Young, health officer and executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.

Wednesday January 8, 2020

State BOE backs new-look policy dealing with athletic trainers

Unanimous approval, came during Wednesday's BOE meeting.

Tuesday January 7, 2020

Lawmakers told ‘pay now or pay later’ to support growing number of grandfamilies

Lawmakers heard a presentation this week about West Virginia's Healthy Grandfamilies Program based at West Virginia State University.

Friday January 3, 2020

New grant money will support students in in-demand programs at WVU Parkersburg & Blue Ridge CTC

Arnold Ventures has chosen West Virginia for a nearly $4.2 million, six-year grant to fund 'strong wraparound services' for students.

Thursday January 2, 2020

Compliance advised amid questions about tobacco, e-cigarette age hike implementation

The Food and Drug Administration has said the age change took effect 'immediately.'

Tuesday December 31, 2019

2020 starts with hikes at ten State Parks and Forests

The Wednesday events were part of the First Day Hike Initiative being held nationwide.

Friday December 27, 2019

Wyoming County chooses interim sheriff; prepare for Sherill Parker’s funeral

"The care and the love he had for the county, it's hard to replace that," said Jason Mullins, Wyoming County commission president, about late Sheriff C.S. Parker.

Wyoming County OES director: New well needed for Ravencliff McGraws Saulsville PSD

For now, water service is being supplemented from a nearby creek.

Sunday December 22, 2019

More reliable broadband service in works for several Tyler County communities

Both Tyler County and Wetzel County are among the first recipients of broadband infrastructure funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program.

Tracks reopening at Harpers Ferry derailment site, pedestrian bridge remains closed

Seven train cars that derailed Saturday morning had been recovered by Saturday night, CSX officials said.

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Survey highlights needs of Mountain State’s foster parents

"In West Virginia, our foster, adoptive and kinship parents are desperate to have a voice," said Marissa Sanders, director of the West Virginia Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parent Network.

Tuesday December 10, 2019

West Virginia grower reports ‘ample supply’ as Christmas tree season continues

Ed Grafton, owner of Berry Fork Enterprises, has seen a lot of Christmas tree farms close in West Virginia since he planted his first tree in Braxton County in 1973.

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Pilot program opens up reading options for some Wood County middle school students

Through Sora, an app, students at Blennerhassett Middle, Hamilton Middle and Williamstown High can access collections from school libraries and the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library.

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