Month: April 2020 Archives


ThursdayApril 30, 2020

Manchin concerned about US Senate reconvening next week; Capito supports return with safe practices

The U.S. Senate is slated to reconvene Monday for the first time in more than a month.

Frontier Communications responds to service audit

Frontier Communications Inc. says it is "willing to implement" multiple changes.

W.Va. leaders advise wearing masks, and say they wear them when situation calls for it

Justice says he's hardly ever someplace that would necessitate wearing a mask.

2020 High School football composite schedule

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The attached document is a composite schedule for the 2020 high school football season. (Notes: Some teams still have open dates that may be filled. Please report any corrections/updates to joe.brocato@wvmetronews.com) 2020 High School Football Schedule

Roberts says liquidation would be bad for Murray miners

UMWA chief expands on opposition to motion filed by Consol Energy.

‘Herd That’ Marshall alumni team enters TBT

Three West Virginia-based teams will compete in the TBT Charleston regional in July.

Justice says gatherings of 25 people guideline doesn’t apply to churches

Governor urges those considering to return to public worship follow guidelines in his restart plan.

Burch: SAT School Day moved to fall after pandemic-related postponement

Tests will be given for free in September, October.

1954 Sugar Bowl starter Jack Stone dies at age 88

LOGAN, W.Va. — WVU three-year letterman and 1954 Sugar Bowl team member Jack Stone died Wednesday at age 88. Stone was a starter at multiple positions (halfback and defensive back) on the Mountaineers’ Sugar Bowl squad. He was also a kicker and kick returner. In his three-year career, Stone racked up 1,058 yards of total

DHHR reports 41st COVID-19 death; positive test rate remains below 3 percent

11 of 13 deaths in Jackson County have been at one nursing home.

Metronews This Morning 4-30-20

Health services are reopening today in West Virginia for the first time in weeks, part one of Governor Jim Justice’s reopening plans for the Mountain State amid the Covid 19 pandemic. Justice hints he may be ready to adjust the Stay Home Order as early as today, but says West Virginians need to keep up

We’ll figure it out

It is not easy to find a silver lining to the massive dark cloud that is the COVID-19 virus.  However, I am going to give it a try. I have interviewed dozens of people on and off the air since the historic pandemic hit—elected officials, medical experts, leaders of institutions, front line health workers, business

WednesdayApril 29, 2020

Preparations made for WVU off-campus moving period

More than 10,000 students and their families are expected to be in Morgantown between May 1 and May 16.

Justice announces West Virginia has met mark to start first steps of reopening

Wednesday's testing results came in with a cumulative mark of 2.59 percent, reaching the goal for the third day.

Huntington set to honor healthcare workers, first responders with convoy

First responders will drive around hospitals with sirens on.