Shauna Johnson

Thursday October 26, 2017

Monday is now planned reopening day for Wood County schools after IEI warehouse fire

South Parkersburg High Principal Betsy Patterson said students were last in school in Wood County on Oct. 18.

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Old state, donated computers get new life in schools through SecondLaunch Initiative

Three years after the program got started, refurbished equipment is now in schools in 47 West Virginia counties.

Sunday October 22, 2017

Ames Plant Fire: Wood County schools closed Monday

Water, foam were in demand as firefighters continued to battle the massive blaze that was putting heavy smoke over Parkersburg.

Thursday October 19, 2017

Free health clinic to be held Saturday and Sunday in Kanawha County

Doors open at 6 a.m. at Charleston's Bible Center School for the 2nd Annual Remote Area Medical and West Virginia Health Right Free Clinic.

Wednesday October 18, 2017

More resources, education, broader drug scheduling among suggestions offered to stop spread of fentanyl

Federal, state and local officials talked about the issue with 3rd District Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) during a Wednesday roundtable in the Capital City.

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Manchin, Capito say Pennsylvania congressman is right to pull name from drug czar consideration

Congressman Tom Marino (R-Penn.) had been under fire for co-sponsoring 2016 legislation limiting DEA's authority to regulate drug distributors.

Friday October 13, 2017

Highmark president says subsidy uncertainty helped drive exchange rate increases

White House officials announced elimination of CSR funding which is paid to insurance companies to help with coverage for low-income Americans on Thursday night.

Thursday October 12, 2017

West Virginia Girl Scout executive defends her organization’s work as Boy Scouts open programs to girls

"I know that we're best served to provide an amazing program for girls," said Beth Casey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond.

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Claim forms going out, website launching for chemical spill claim filings

A community meeting for those affected will be held Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center's Little Theater.

Friday October 6, 2017

Celebration for Century retirees planned Saturday in Jackson County

Enrollment forms for health benefits canceled years ago are going out this month.

Thursday October 5, 2017

Real-time OD tracking app usage may expand in West Virginia

State Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta said the app has already been put to good use in the Eastern Panhandle.

More than 1,800 precincts to be staffed for Saturday’s road bond election

Polls will be open statewide from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday October 2, 2017

McDowell County launches new tourism campaign

"Meet McDowell" includes a tourism video highlighting recreation, lodging and restaurant options in McDowell County.

Monday September 25, 2017

Inmate body scanner to be installed at Western Regional Jail

Eventually, the secretary of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety said such scanners will be in all regional jails.

Friday September 22, 2017

CVS taking new steps to reduce opioid pill numbers, address addiction

The company has more than 50 stores in West Virginia.

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Governor’s Highway Safety Program adding to number of certified child safety seat techs in state

By next month, the number is expected to top 300 at 48 fitting stations in 29 counties.

“Significant delays” projected as DEP takes steps toward additional review of pipeline project

Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are still targeting late 2018 for an in-service date.

Wednesday September 13, 2017

New U.S. Attorney’s Office position dedicated to health fraud opioid cases

An assistant U.S. attorney has been named to the three-year role created within a pilot program from the U.S. Attorney General's Office.

Tuesday September 12, 2017

State BOE considering changes to some teacher licensing requirements

Public input on the proposed policy revisions is being accepted now.

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