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Celebrating National County Government Month: County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia hosts annual essay contest for 8th grade students

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) is proud to announce the launch of its annual essay contest in celebration of National County Government Month. As April unfolds, the CCAWV invites 8th-grade students from across West Virginia to participate in this educational[Read More…]

WVSOM alumnus turns tragic events into opportunity to serve others

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – To this day, Michael Peterson, D.O., tastes blood in his mouth during stressful situations. Peterson is regional assistant dean for the South Central Region of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Statewide Campus, where third- and fourth-year medical students complete clinical rotations. The South Central[Read More…]

Jennifer Garner to deliver keynote address at GameChanger event 

Award-Winning actress headlines dinner program for Prevention Education Golf Classic  FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Award winning actress, businesswoman and philanthropist Jennifer Garner will deliver the Keynote Address at the fourth annual GameChanger Prevention Education Dinner and Golf Classic May 22-23 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Garner will[Read More…]

U.S. Senators Manchin and Capito, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, vote to secure a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package

Funding included for WVU, Marshall, WVSOM and numerous other schools and projects WV Press Association Sharing Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to secure a number of West Virginia priorities in a bipartisan appropriations package, which included the Fiscal Year[Read More…]

Pulmonology and critical care specialties address health risks common in West Virginia

WV Press Association LEWISBURG, W.Va.— If you think pulmonologists always focus on a patient’s lungs, you’d be wrong. Tom Takubo, D.O., of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Class of 1999, said many people don’t realize how intimately the lungs are intertwined with other organs involved in the breathing[Read More…]

Three first responders honored with West Virginia Medal of Valor

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Today we come together to recognize the extraordinary acts of bravery performed by three West Virginia first responders, who in the face of danger demonstrated unwavering commitment to protecting and serving their communities.” That’s what Deputy Homeland Security Cabinet Secretary Rob[Read More…]

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