Shauna Johnson

Thursday September 22, 2016

Dozens of TransCanada workers being laid off in West Virginia as company integrates Columbia Pipeline Group

Spokesperson tells MetroNews company still has "a very bright future" in the Mountain State.

Marshall president says he’s ‘honored, humbled’ to lead university

An investiture ceremony for Dr. Jerry Gilbert was held Thursday in Huntington.

Wednesday September 21, 2016

West Virginia schools on hunt for superintendent — again

Replacement for Dr. Michael Martirano, who is resigning in June, will be 4th state superintendent in five years in West Virginia, not including temporary replacements.

Proposed Miners Protection Act moving on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved the bill with an 18-8 vote.

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Morrisey goes after Mylan; opponent calls it political opportunism

EpiPen controversy grows further with Gayle Manchin focus of national report.

Ahead of official start of fall, state tourism officials are leading new leaf tracking effort

Because of personnel cuts, the state Division of Forestry is no longer providing weekly foliage reports.

Monday September 19, 2016

After New York and New Jersey bombings, congressman issues call to action, renewed vigilance

A suspect was taken into custody Monday morning following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

GOP poll shows tight gubernatorial race, much closer than MetroNews West Virginia Poll

Seven weeks ahead of Election Day, the West Virginia Republican Party chair called race between Democrat Jim Justice and Republican Bill Cole "essentially tied."

Friday September 16, 2016

50 years after 1st reported sightings of Mothman, he’s still a draw in Point Pleasant

The Mothman Festival is marking its 15th year in the Mason County town.

Thursday September 15, 2016

Ahead of general election, Secretary of State reminds voters straight-ticket voting is no more

It's the first general election without the option after a law change in 2015.

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Clay County sheriff candidate going with write-in campaign after Supreme Court ruling

Tom Gorgone is one of the candidates forced to find other options now that the Court has ruled candidates registered with one of four recognized political parties in West Virginia cannot run as independents.

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Barbour County woman takes brother’s cancer story to Capitol Hill

Annette Fetty-Santilli joined hundreds of cancer survivors, patients and volunteers in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the prioritization of cancer research funding.

Monday September 12, 2016

Flood zone ‘demo & rebuild’ meetings begin tonight

Public meetings on that and other alternatives in flood rebuilding process start in Clendenin.

WVEA president: State BOE making right decision by keeping test scores out of teacher evaluations

English and math teachers could have seen 15 percent of their evaluations determined by student growth, as measured by tests.

Saturday September 3, 2016

Labor leader says holiday to focus on ridding state of “evil axis”

AFL-CIO's Kenny Perdue says rank and file read to make a difference in November.

Thursday September 1, 2016

Little change for West Virginia’s obesity rate which is still among highest in U.S.

The Mountain State is behind only Louisiana when it comes to obesity and is tied with Alabama and Mississippi.

Lou Holtz talks leadership at West Virginia Chamber Business Summit

"There are seven colors of the rainbow, but look what Michelangelo did," Holtz said.

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Chamber Business Summit gets started at The Greenbrier Resort with 1,000-plus attendees

Gubernatorial and Congressional political candidates are scheduled to speak Thursday along with Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame head football coach and Follansbee native.

Last 3 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers closing in West Virginia

The deadline to apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance after June Flood is Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Legislative committee looking for ‘broader structural changes’ within state budget

The Legislature's Joint Government Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency Committee meets again next month.

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