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WVU gears up for a return to ‘normal’
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU officials are hoping for smooth fall semester, but it will take cooperation and people getting vaccinated. Students, faculty and staff that are fully vaccinated and have verified their status do not have to follow protocols including surveillance testing, mandatory testing...[read more]

Monongalia County Commission declares State of Emergency in response to July 29 storms
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Monongalia County Commission has officially declared a State of Emergency for the county due to excessive rainstorms. During Commission’s regular meeting Wednesday, the declaration was approved unanimously after Monongalia County Emergency Management Director Jimmy Smith gave ...[read more]

New air ambulance added in the region
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – HealthNet Aeromedical Services and WVU Medicine have added a new helicopter to serve the emergency medical needs of people across the state. WVU President Gordon Gee, President and CEO of WVU Medicine Albert Wright, HealthNet Aeromedical Services President and CEO Clinton Burl...[read more]

Governor and team continue to work for a Mylan solution
MORGANTOWN – Production at the former Mylan pharmaceutical plant in Morgantown has ceased, but efforts to save the plant and 1,400 jobs have not, according to Gov. Jim Justice. During the live coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Justice said multiple efforts are ongoing to find a company to operate t...[read more]

Local officials watch hospital utilization as surge continues
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The continuing spike in coronavirus activity has hospital officials again looking at contingency plans to prepare for the possibility of a surge in virus cases. At WVU Medicine, President and CEO Albert Wright said they are watching the situation closely and consulting with ot...[read more]

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Morrisey anticipates trial next spring against opioid manufacturers
Mass Litigation Panel agrees with AG's motion, schedules trial for April 2022. The post Morrisey anticipates trial next spring against opioid manufacturers appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Three Guys Before The Game – Camping Time (Episode 302)
Mountaineers open training camp The post Three Guys Before The Game – Camping Time (Episode 302) appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Heavy equipment operators union pushes for infrastructure bill
Local 132 of the International Union of Operating Engineers presses Congress for a final bill for major work on all levels of infrastructure The post Heavy equipment operators union pushes for infrastructure bill appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Retired coal association chief Bill Raney is named commissioner to regulate energy
He would fill a seat vacated by Brooks McCabe, a former state senator whose term expired June 30. The post Retired coal association chief Bill Raney is named commissioner to regulate energy appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]

Labor leader Rich Trumka dies
AFL-CIO president died unexpectedly at age 72. The post Labor leader Rich Trumka dies appeared first on WV MetroNews.[read more]