#West Virginians

WV to receive additional funding to boost substance use disorder provider workforce

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announce that West Virginia will receive additional funding to boost substance use disorder provider workforce. West Virginia is one of five states that will receive reimbursements for increases in Medicaid expenditures to boost substance use treatment provider capacity. This...
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West Virginia man arrested after using Samurai sword to stab victims

A West Virginia man was charged on Wednesday after using a Samurai sword to stab two other West Virginians. Police responded to a reported stabbing around 11:00 am on Hamilton Addition Road near White Sulpher Springs. Officers said Charles E. Brandon III, 41, of White Sulpher Springs, used a Samurai...

Upcoming PSC Decision May Lead To Another Electric Bill Increase

Electric bills may once again increase if a request brought before the West Virginia Public Service Commission is approved, and many West Virginians are not happy about this possibility. At the center of the potential bill increase, which would affect Appalachian Power (APCo) and Wheeling Power (WPCo) customers, is three outdated coal-fired generation power plants that must be financed and brought up to federal standards, or be shuttered by 2028. In December 2020, APCo and WPCo officials filed an application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) to make various modifications at the Amos, Mitchell and Mountaineer power plants. The modifications...

West Virginians encouraged to get flu vaccine

CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Gov. Justice and State health officials took time to announce that, with flu season just around the corner, they are encouraging all West Virginians to get their flu vaccine. According to health officials, everyone 6 months and older should receive this vaccine. In addition to providing...

Poca student wins scholarship in COVID vaccine sweepstakes

CHARLESTON — A student at Poca High School was among the winners in the latest drawing in round two of the “Do it for Babydog” COVID-19 vaccination sweepstakes in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice visited the school Thursday to present Chazz Grady a full, four-year scholarship to any public college...

Vaccine booster shots urged in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is urging residents who got the Pfizer vaccine to get their booster shot, citing the rising number of hospitalizations involving vaccinated people. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said there were 16,223 active COVID-19 cases Friday with 1,008...

Many West Virginians Still Awaiting September Child Tax Credit

WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – On September 15, 2021, many families expected to receive the third installment of the child tax credit payments which, since July, have seen regular mid-month distribution. However, despite consistent delivery for previous months, many families still have not received their payments for September. Eligible recipients who...

Babydog Delights Students as Gov. Jim Justice Visits Campus

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2021 — West Liberty University was honored with a surprise visit from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his famous English Bulldog on Thursday, Sept. 23 as the “Do it for Babydog” COVID-19 vaccination incentive program traveled to the Northern Panhandle. The incentive sweepstakes is now in its second round of prizes.

Other editors: Vaccine for children won't help unless taken

The Charleston Gazette-Mail published this editorial on Sept. 22:. Pfizer, one of three companies manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine, has reported that studies show its vaccine is safe and effective for children previously ineligible to receive immunizations against the pandemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration might soon approve the vaccine...

Locals win big in latest Babydog sweepstakes

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice visited the West Liberty University campus on Thursday afternoon to let three Ohio Valley residents know they were big winners in the latest Babydog vaccination sweepstakes. Kassidy Wolfe, a WLU sophomore from Morgantown and member of the women’s soccer team, was...