Shauna Johnson, Author at WV MetroNews

Today February 22, 2019

Bill lowering severance tax for steam coal is moving in House

The proposed legislation does not address the severance tax on metallurgical coal.

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Some West Virginians will see savings on their next power bills

A portion of Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power's tax savings are being put toward one-time credits for those most in need.

Monday February 18, 2019

New state health officer bringing proactive approach to role

Dr. Cathy Slemp previously served as DHHR's acting state health officer from 2002 to 2011.

Sunday February 17, 2019

West Virginia’s First Lady tells state BOE Communities in Schools program needs to expand

Governor Jim Justice's proposed budget includes $5 million for it.

Friday February 15, 2019

West Virginia woman joins calls for more cervical cancer prevention efforts worldwide

Brady Medovic, who is from Wheeling, lost her sister to cervical cancer in 2009.

Thursday February 14, 2019

State BOE approves closure of McDowell County elementary school

The shutdown of Anawalt Elementary School will come at the end of the current school year.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Buyers may be sought as soon as this year for Parkersburg’s Memorial Bridge

It's currently operated by the city, but Mayor Tom Joyce says there's no way Parkersburg will be able to afford to replace it when necessary.

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Mild flu season continues in West Virginia

The epidemiologist for the state DHHR's Bureau for Public Health said this year's flu vaccine has been a good match for the strain that's circulating.

Friday February 1, 2019

Super Bowl bets are coming in at West Virginia’s casinos

Sunday marks the first Big Game since the launch of legal sports betting in the Mountain State.

Thursday January 31, 2019

PSC is telling Frontier to stick to schedule going forward for ordered audit

The Focused Management Audit will look at the quality of Frontier's landline service in West Virginia.

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Cold days and nights are ahead in West Virginia

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said Thursday morning would likely be the coldest time during a chilly week in the Mountain State.

Monday January 28, 2019

Planned T-Rex Science Center is taking shape in Charleston

The property is located on the Capital City's West Side where a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday.

Sunday January 27, 2019

Scholarship from Filmmaker Kevin Smith is sending Wyoming County woman to acting school

Jamie Leigh Reichert from Pineville begins a year-long intensive training program at Vancouver Film School later this year.

Thursday January 24, 2019

New study better defines numbers of intravenous drug users in Cabell County

Dr. Michael Kilkenny with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department said other communities could learn from the research out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Food drives ramping up in West Virginia as shutdown continues

"We just don't know what we're looking at day after day," said an official with the Facing Hunger Foodbank in Cabell County.

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Proposed changes to how cell phone 911 fee money is used are now on hold

"We can't afford to lose any money," said Dean Meadows, director of Wyoming County 911.

Monday January 21, 2019

Call numbers to HELP4WV for addiction help continue to climb above 30,000

The statewide referral service launched in September 2015.

Sunday January 20, 2019

Cold sets in for West Virginia

Monday was expected to start with temperatures in the single digits in much of the Mountain State.

Friday January 18, 2019

Charleston, Romney to see events for Saturday’s Women’s March

The event, which coincides with similar marches in Washington, D.C. and across the U.S., is now in its 3rd year.

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Federal worker food distributions are planned in Beckley, Clarksburg as partial shutdown continues

Hundreds of U.S. Coast Guard employees in West Virginia did not get paid this week.

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