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Olen Jones, former WVSOM president, remembered as ‘humble servant,’ visionary leader

WV Press Release SharingLEWISBURG, W.Va. – One of the most beloved figures from the West Virginia Schoolof Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) history, Olen E. Jones Jr., Ph.D., passed away Jan.31 at the age of 85. As WVSOM’s fourth president, Jones led the school from 1987 to 2009, making him thelongest-serving president[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia is a national leader in childhood immunizations – let’s stay protected

By Charles J. Mullett, MD, PhD, FAAP Chair, Department of Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine Kathryn S. Moffett, MD, FAAP Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, WVU School of Medicine, and Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Education Committee advanced bill mandating public school educators teach lessons on the Holocaust and other genocides

West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers present results from Solutions for Success focus group meetings By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Senate Education Committee advanced three bills on Thursday, including one mandating that public school educators teach lessons on the[Read More…]

WV Hive Partner, Seed Sower, holding Feb. 7 listening session at Fruits of Labor in Beckley to discuss community recovery needs

WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia Hive partner, Seed Sower, Inc., is creating southern West Virginia’s Recovery Community Organization (RCO) and holding the first of three community listening sessions at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 on the third floor of the Fruits of Labor Café, 313 Neville Street.[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WV Coalition for Truth and History to share poll numbers on direction of state

Event set for 12:15 p.m. at State Capitol WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Coalition for Truth and History has issued the following media advisory: WHO:            West Virginia Coalition for Truth and History and others. WHAT:          News conference to . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for[Read More…]

Today at the Capitol: WV Legislature, committee schedules for Wednesday, Feb. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 122nd day of the 2023 Legislative Session CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association provides a daily preview of legislative action. This preview is made possible with the support of AARP WV, WVU University . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day[Read More…]

Chip Shots – Sign of Life

Sign of life by Jim Buzzerd West Virginia University’s men’s basketball team may be coming to life just in time to make a run to the NCAA tournament in March. WVU began Big 12 play by losing five straight conference games and appeared destined for their third last place finish[Read More…]

Behold the Holz Housen: Stacking in the round

  by Lisa Schauer About a dozen mysterious beehive-shaped wooden structures stand in a quiet meadow facing Sleepy Creek Mountain. Each sturdy cylinder is over six feet high, lifted off the ground by a horizontal ring of cordwood, and topped by a sloped roof made of bark. On closer inspection,[Read More…]