Archive for October, 2017

‘Suspicious’ drug order rules never enforced by state
By December 19, 2016 Read More →

‘Suspicious’ drug order rules never enforced by state

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tucked in the West Virginia Code of State Rules, you’ll find a three-sentence regulation designed to keep in check the flow of prescription pills into the state. The rule directs wholesale distributors to set up systems to identify “suspicious” orders for highly addictive narcotics. It requires the […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Media Alert: Gift wrapping, delivering for Clay County families this morning

Press Release: Friends Helping Friends WV, HealthSmart starting effort today at 11 a.m. at Charles Ryan Associates CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Friends Helping Friends WV and HealthSmart are joining forces this holiday season to help West Virginia families affected by this summer’s flooding. The organizations will be providing Christmas gifts to “adopted” families, as well as other supplies to […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Advocates to rally against ACA repeal

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Proponents of the Affordable Care Act plan to rally this week outside the local offices of a West Virginia senator who has supported repealing the health care reform law. West Virginia Citizens Action Group is joining moveon.org, Health Care for America Now and other advocates for “No […]

West Virginia, Miami preparing for upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl
By December 19, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia, Miami preparing for upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl

By MIKE CASAZZA Charleston Gazette-Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – The Atlantic Coast Conference plays a championship game, and Miami was not involved this season. That’s been the case since the inaugural game in 2005. As hard as it may be to believe, the Hurricanes, who left the Big East after seven shared or solo conference titles and […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Rep. Bill Johnson says Trump ‘new sheriff’ in DC, will work with him to improve district

By JANELL HUNTER The Intelligener/Wheeling News-Register MARTINS FERRY, W.Va.  — U.S. Rep Bill Johnson has a vision for his next term with President-elect Donald Trump as the “new sheriff in town.” During a visit to Martins Ferry, Johnson, R-Ohio, reflected on his accomplishments in office and discussed plans for his fourth term in Congress. During his […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Gas execs will gather in Pittsburgh for conference

By CASEY JENKINS Weirton Daily Times PITTSBURGH, Pa.  — Just a few days after watching Republican President-elect Donald Trump take the oath of office, oil and natural gas industry leaders will convene for the 2017 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference to discuss potential for business growth. Recently, staff members at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted preliminary […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Miners frustrated with benefits extension

By DANIEL TYSON The Register-Herald PINEVILLE, W.Va.  — Paul Farrington spent his youth digging coal from mines in Wyoming County. Now, the Merle Haggard look-alike is fighting a series of medical problems related to his three decades underground, from diabetes to rheumatoid arthritis. The conditions in mines, he said, are just conducive for health problems, […]

Marshall’s Marching Thunder headed to Rome
By December 19, 2016 Read More →

Marshall’s Marching Thunder headed to Rome

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There’s no place like Rome for the holidays for 81 members of Marshall University’s Marching Thunder. While the rest of the Tri-State will ring in 2017 stateside with friends and family, band members along with 15 friends, family and supporters will be gearing up to represent the Thundering […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →

10 things to know for Monday, Dec. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO’S MAKING IT OFFICIAL FOR TRUMP Electors are gathering in every state to formally elect Donald Trump president […]

By December 16, 2016 Read More →

Nurse practitioners play new role with end-of-life treatment 

Release from the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A new law that authorizes nurse practitioners to sign medical orders for end-of-life care is already having a significant impact on ensuring patients’ end-of-life treatment wishes are respected. Since the passage of House Bill 4334, which became effective in June, nurse practitioners have submitted 14 percent of all the Physician Orders for Scope […]