Shauna Johnson, Author at WV MetroNews

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Monongalia County students are sending their UV radiation questions to space with historic project

The spacecraft they built, a first for their age groups, was aboard a rocket scheduled to launch on Wednesday afternoon from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility.

Tuesday April 16, 2019

This year’s Webby nominees include a Randolph County company’s ‘Lullaby Theories’

Voting for the Webby's People's Voice Award ends this Thursday.

Sunday April 14, 2019

Agriculture, behavioral health combo lessons are part of VA FARMS pilot program

It's underway with a group of veterans at the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center in Cabell County.

Friday April 12, 2019

Marshall Medical Outreach is taking free clinic to West Virginia’s Capital City

The clinic opens at 10 a.m. Saturday on Charleston's West Side.

Wednesday April 10, 2019

New campaign shines light on child sexual abuse in West Virginia and elsewhere

The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network's SHINE Campaign launched Wednesday in Huntington and will be rolled out nationally in the coming weeks.

State health official: Confirmed measles cases remain at zero in West Virginia

"Thankfully, West Virginia's got extremely strong immunization laws that protect our citizens," said Shannon McBee, epidemiologist for the state Bureau for Public Health.

Monday April 8, 2019

No deficit projected for Wyoming County school budget despite mine closure, enrollment decline

"We are solid at this point," said Wyoming County Superintendent Deirdre Cline.

Sunday April 7, 2019

Webster County native tells story of addiction in new feature film

"Back Fork" is being released in select theaters and on digital platforms this week.

Wednesday April 3, 2019

‘Dangerous’ Marshall County road conditions prompt emergency declaration

"While a lot of other areas are talking about potholes, we're talking about roads falling over hillsides," said Betsy Frohnapfel, Marshall County administrator.

Tuesday April 2, 2019

Work underway to implement new foster care law; Managed care deadline is Jan. 1

Jeremiah Samples, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Resources, calls the law 'a step in the right direction for our kids.'

Monday April 1, 2019

New River Gorge CVB and Fayette County Chamber need a new leader

Applications are being accepted now from potential replacements for longtime New River Gorge CVB Director and Fayette County Chamber President Sharon Cruikshank.

Sunday March 31, 2019

What’s working, what’s not is focus of Handle With Care outside evaluation

The program which is now expanding nationwide got its start in West Virginia.

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Home rule is becoming a permanent option for West Virginia’s cities

A total of 34 cities have been part of the Home Rule Pilot Program.

Two new state laws are designed to help West Virginia’s small food producers

A cottage food bill and the West Virginia Fresh Food Act take effect in June.

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Members of Beverly Town Council mull water work payment

The Randolph County Development Authority fronted the money for the water system upgrade work to support addition construction at Armstrong Flooring.

Monday March 25, 2019

June will bring retirement benefit increase for some state worker and teacher retirees

For those with more than 25 years of credited service, the monthly retirement benefit is going up to $750 per month.

Sunday March 24, 2019

End is in sight for 2016 Flood disaster case management grant funding

Current plans call for work on most of the open cases with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to wrap up by May. The separate RISE West Virginia projects will continue.

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Report on West Virginia county health again puts Jefferson at top, McDowell at bottom

The annual study comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Sunday March 17, 2019

FEMA reminds of flood insurance options

Officials say spring flooding is unpredictable.

Problem Gamblers Help Network promotes awareness

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

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