Day: May 8, 2020 Archives

FridayMay 8, 2020

Dual-sport athlete Marshall Pile bound for U. of Charleston

Pile had a pair of sports seasons cut short by the pandemic.

17 years after TD at Miami, Quincy Wilson still going strong

The Weir H.S. & WVU grad joined the '3 Guys Before the Game' podcast.

Fire claims life in Greenbrier County

Man dies in Friday morning blaze.

WVU responds to pandemic, furloughs 875 workers

University temporarily resizes in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Lyons outlines cuts to athletics department staff at WVU

65 athletics staff employees will be furloughed for 60 days.

Justice says Hatfield McCoy Trails can open for Memorial Day Weekend

Justice, when asked, says whitewater rafting season still needs to be reviewed.

Moms, community leaders join calls to wear masks in Kanawha County

“Wearing a mask is extremely selfless because it’s not about protecting you, it’s about protecting everyone around you,” said Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin.

Two months of free fishing could be costly to DNR coffers

License revenue dropped nearly a Million dollar in April after Governor Jim Justice waived the requirement for a fishing license., He remains confident the funding can be restored.

WVU says staff furloughs are necessary because of coronavirus-related budget hit

West Virginia University had earlier said furloughs might be necessary because of economic uncertainty.

Metronews This Morning 5-8-20

WVU may be ready to announce temporary furlough of select faculty and staff today. Virtual graduations are happening this week at colleges in West Virginia. Governor Justice’s Covid 19 team is keeping a sharp eye on Georgia and other states and their experiences from reopening. Testing for Assisted Living facilities and daycare workers continues. Justice

Friday by the numbers

Friday by the numbers in West Virginia: —21.9 percent: The federal government reports that for the week ending April 18, West Virginia had an unemployment rate of 21.9 percent. That was second highest in the country after Vermont at 25.2 percent. —20 percent: One in five American workers has now filed for first-time unemployment benefits