Author: WV Press Sharing

WV Legislative Interims: Fire, EMS discuss suicide prevention, more funding for first responders

First responder suicide rates outnumbering line-of-duty deaths By Matt Young, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – “I need to drive this home – Suicide rates aren’t just outnumbering line-of-duty deaths – they’re doing so even with suicides being under-reported by as much as 60%.” That’s what Kari Mika-Lude told the[Read More…]

COVID-19 Update: West Virginia – 262 new cases, 8 deaths since last update; 56.3% of population fully vaccinated

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. The totals below are updated weekly on Wednesday from the previous week’s WVDHHR reports. West Virginia Statistics New cases since reported since the previous weekly report –[Read More…]

Second day results of WV Golf ‘s 20th WV Mid-Amateur Championship released

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tuesday morning’s round of 16 at the WV Mid-Amateur Championship featured some of the best amateur golfers in West Virginia, including two-time West Virginia Open Champion Jonathan Clark, four-time West Virginia Amateur Champion and five-time West Virginia Mid-Amateur Champion Sam O’Dell, as well as[Read More…]

WVHA celebrating National Hospital Week in West Virginia, May 7-13

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, WV – May 7-13, 2023, is National Hospital Week, which presents an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the many community contributions made by hospitals and hospital-based clinicians, caregivers, and support staff. This year’s theme is “We Are Health Care.” “Community hospitals are essential to the[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov. Justice to join WVDHS to present inaugural Medal of Valor awards today at noon

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The office of Gov. Jim Justice has issued the following media advisory: WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other officials.  WHAT: Gov. Justice will join officials from the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security to present the inaugural round of Medal of Valor awards.  The following individuals will[Read More…]

WVU names 2023 Foundation Scholars

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Five incoming freshmen eager to find solutions that will change their communities and the world for the better have been named 2023-24 West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards.  Mariana Alkhouri, Jayla Boyd, Brent Marcus, Joss Poteet and Colin Street are equipped with the intellectual curiosity, ambition and critical-thinking skills needed to[Read More…]