West Virginia Headline News
Inside Shuttered West Virginia Hospital Is 'Pot Of Gold'
West Virginia emergency officials found more than a dozen ventilators and other important equipment in the shuttered Ohio Valley Medical Center this week as they prepare for possible shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:19:19 +0000
Are Homemade Masks For Our Medical Professionals The Answer? We Don't Know.
Across the country, medical professionals fighting the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get their hands on protective gear – things as basic as goggles, gloves and masks – and without federal assistance, groups of West Virginians are handmaking face masks at their own expense.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:31:30 +0000
W.Va. Regulators Sue Coal Operator ERP, Here’s Why It Matters
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Thursday filed a lawsuit against coal operator ERP Environmental Fund, Inc. alleging the company has racked up hundreds of violations, laid off employees, and walked away from its mining operations, leaving environmental obligations unfulfilled. According to documents filed with the Kanawha Circuit Court on March 26, ERP holds more than 100 permits at numerous mine sites across West Virginia. With the exception of one permit, all were acquired in 2015 from Patriot Coal Corporation during the company’s second bankruptcy.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:34:07 +0000
Gov. Justice, State Officials Address Misreported Death Related To Coronavirus
Following a misreported death, falsely attributed to the coronavirus, West Virginia health officials on Friday said they are considering new protocols to prevent the spread of inaccurate information. Gov. Jim Justice and other state officials spoke to the public through a virtual news conference, a practice that has become commonplace as an effort to combat the continued spread of the virus.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:50:18 +0000
How Is Appalachia Grappling With The Coronavirus? Humor, Resilience, And Compassion
Usually this time of year marks the start of festival season. So many little communities throughout the region celebrate springtime in their own way. But things are basically on pause right now as the country holds its collective breath. On this week’s episode of “Inside Appalachia,” we check in with our friends and neighbors across the region, many of whom are hunkering down at home, trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:32:48 +0000