Shauna Johnson, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday April 3, 2020

Voting absentee in June 9 primary would be ‘wise’ decision, says West Virginia county clerk leader

Linda Huggins is the county clerk in Preston County and president of the West Virginia County Clerk's Association.

Wednesday April 1, 2020

Helplines stay open to West Virginians during COVID-19 pandemic

"We're still finding resources for people," said Jeremy Smith, outreach coordinator for First Choice Services.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

College courses continue off campuses because of COVID-19

Following a quick transition, the 2020 Spring Semester has resumed this week online at many colleges and universities across West Virginia.

Friday March 27, 2020

Help for West Virginia businesses during pandemic takes many forms

"There's a huge need among businesses for financial resources to help them get through this," said Debra Martin, director of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Thursday March 26, 2020

Alzheimer’s Association steps up support efforts for West Virginians in the coronavirus pandemic

"There are resources out there and there is outreach out there," said Sharon Rotenberry with the Alzheimer's Association West Virginia Chapter.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

COVID-19 testing site additions continue for Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

"I think people are starting to see the value in trying to do what is necessary so we don't have an epidemic here," said Carrie Brainard with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Volunteer requests continue during coronavirus pandemic

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Facing Hunger Foodbank were among those seeking volunteers on Tuesday morning.

Monday March 23, 2020

Huntington council considering proposed pandemic relief package

"Everybody needs some help right now," said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.

Hospitals continue preps for expected surge of COVID-19 patients

Support for healthcare workers was a priority, hospital officials said.

Friday March 20, 2020

Health official: Tucker County couple in quarantine before & after COVID-19 confirmations

The two cases have been linked to a confirmed novel coronavirus case in another state, according to James Snyder, administrator for the Tucker County Health Department.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case “brings a lot more urgency” to Mercer County, commissioner says

On Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources reported the 2nd case of the new coronavirus in the Mountain State was in Mercer County.

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Goodwill, other nonprofits operating in pandemic — for now

"This is a very fluid situation," said Kathy McKinley, director of community relations at Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

West Virginia retailers, suppliers working to restock under increased demand

"People just need to keep in mind that we're continually restocking items," said Traci Nelson, president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association.

Friday March 13, 2020

Schools are closing in West Virginia until further notice

"We've got to close the schools," said Governor Jim Justice.

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Video, story: West Virginia officials trying to be ‘as proactive as possible’ about novel coronavirus

The Mountain State was one of less than a dozen states reporting zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning.

Monday March 9, 2020

Tobacco prevention and cessation task force bill seen as ‘first step’

Program funding was not included in the measure the Legislature sent to Governor Jim Justice before the close of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session.

Thursday March 5, 2020

Huntington mayor to speak at National Opioid Summit

"They're seeing that, where Huntington was once labeled as the epicenter of the heroin epidemic, we are becoming known as the epicenter of solutions," said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.

Tuesday March 3, 2020

Lawsuit alleges ‘negligence, carelessness, recklessness’ at Clarksburg VA in death of veteran

The 2018 death of Ret. U.S. Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott is one of at least ten suspicious deaths still being investigated.

Monday March 2, 2020

Mason County among latest to offer West Virginia State’s Healthy Grandfamilies program

It's free support for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Sunday March 1, 2020

DMV offers help ahead of REAL ID enforcement beginning this fall

Already, just more than 40 percent of West Virginians have IDs that meet federal requirements.

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