Shauna Johnson, Author at WV MetroNews

Friday August 16, 2019

FCC proposing change to three-digit suicide prevention hotline number

'They could just dial those three numbers and then hurry up and get to the help that they need,' said Brittany Shawver, director of the West Virginia Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Wednesday August 14, 2019

As new school year begins, state superintendent offers year in review for last school year

Dr. Steve Paine said he's told county superintendents there are 'no excuses' when it comes to student achievement.

Sunday August 11, 2019

VA FARMS pilot program renewed for a 2nd year at Huntington VA

This year's agriculture training alongside behavioral health services continues Monday with the start of a 4th cycle of veteran participants at what is one of ten participating VA sites across the U.S.

Friday August 9, 2019

CEO: Wheeling Hospital looking to add services, employees after announced OVMC closure

On MetroNews 'Talkline,' CEO Doug Harrison said he was most concerned about the behavioral health services currently offered at Ohio Valley Medical Center which is slated for closure later this year.

Thursday August 8, 2019

End date put on more than 100 years of health care at Ohio Valley Medical Center

Gov. Jim Justice says everything possible must be done to save OVMC.

Tuesday August 6, 2019

Orientations planned this week in Charleston, Beckley for Read Aloud West Virginia

Volunteers are needed to read to students at schools.

Monday August 5, 2019

New Gorge CVB, Fayette County Chamber director gets started

Becky Sullivan, who most recently worked with Visit Southern West Virginia, is a Fayette County native.

Friday August 2, 2019

Adopt-A-Highway to honor volunteers Saturday

Program is 30-years-old,

Thursday August 1, 2019

Report: Much more funding for tobacco cessation, prevention programs needed in West Virginia

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is out with its annual report looking at how West Virginia measures up against other states when it comes to cancer prevention measures.

Friday is departure day at World Scout Jamboree

As many as 800 buses filled with participants could roll off the Fayette County site during 14 hours on Friday.

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Lincoln County 911 officials are the latest to question Frontier service with PSC

A complaint has been filed in connection with a 911 outage in Lincoln County and Mason County on July 17, 2019.

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Wood County soldier returns home

A Friday funeral service was planned for Sgt. William "Billy" Friese, 30, who died earlier this month while serving with the West Virginia Army National Guard in Kuwait.

Glenville State interim president settles in ahead of start of fall semester

Dr. Kathleen Nelson's term runs through June 30, 2020.

Monday July 29, 2019

Mylan chair calls merger with Upjohn, a Pfizer division, ‘truly transformational’

The agreement announced Monday could close by the middle of 2020.

Sunday July 28, 2019

Ellington ready for new role heading House education committee

Mercer County doctor says he wants to do his part to help.

Thursday July 25, 2019

Cline helicopter crash investigation moves into next phase

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board of the crash that killed seven people on July 4th in the Bahamas was released this week.

Tuesday July 23, 2019

‘Our faith does not depend on one individual,’ new bishop tells West Virginia Catholics

Bishop Mark Brennan will be formally installed in August as the replacement for former Bishop Michael Bransfield who resigned from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston amid scandal.

Friday July 19, 2019

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams plans to run for another term

"I still have a lot of work to finish," Mayor Steve Williams told MetroNews after returning from his first round of training as part of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

Wednesday July 17, 2019

Secretary of State: ‘We’re all vulnerable’ to cyberattacks

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner was talking about preventative steps during a Wednesday stop in Harrison County.

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Troopers warn of scam involving demands made in email

Troopers concerned how elderly may handle threats.

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