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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine on national stage at OMED 2023

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The annual Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED), Thursday through Sunday in Orlando, Fla., showcases osteopathic medicine across multiple specialties and highlights the profession as part of a solution for the county’s healthcare challenges. For the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), OMED[Read More…]

PROACT Race Toward Recovery set for Oct. 21 in Barboursville

WV Press Release Sharing BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – PROACT will host its second annual Race Toward Recovery 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Barboursville Park. PROACT, which stands for the Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit addiction treatment organization that brings together behavioral, social and medical[Read More…]

Don Smith joins West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine as director of communications

Smith served for 10 years as executive director of the West Virginia Press Association following a decade of service on the organization’s board of directors. WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. — James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), has named Don Smith the[Read More…]

WVSOM vice president and two alumnae named as ‘West Virginia Wonder Women’

Leslie Bicksler, Hilary Miller, Sherri Young honored WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Three women affiliated with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) have been recognized for their work throughout the state.  Leslie Bicksler, MSW, WVSOM’s vice president of human resources; Hilary Miller, D.O., MPH, a WVSOM[Read More…]

Extended shutdown expected on West Virginia Turnpike near Mossy; northbound lanes could be closed for several hours

Truck was hauling approximately 4,500 gallons of an ammonium nitrate and water solution overturned WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Turnpike is shut down at mile marker 62 near the Mossy exit following a tractor-trailer wreck. A northbound truck carrying ammonium nitrate crashed on the Turnpike this morning.[Read More…]

Ogden Newspapers’ Mike Myer, Spencer Newspapers Mary Helen Hedges voted into the WV Press Association Hall of Fame

William Harper, Don Marsh, Joe Mills and Samuel Craig Shaw entering Hall of Fame in ‘Veterans Class’ WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia newspapers have voted J Michael ‘Mike’ Myer of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling and Mary Helen Hedges of Roane County Reporter and Spencer[Read More…]

Wetzel County Board of Education scraps consolidation plan for Paden City and Magnolia high schools

Ed Parsons, For The Intelligencer NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — The Wetzel County Board of Education, before a throng of Paden City High School supporters, voted unanimously Monday night against holding public hearings and a vote on the “reconfiguration” of the county’s schools. That vote led to loud cheers from Paden[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Follow-up: Pulse Research to begin follow-up calls and emails with data and information

Pulse to share new WV Data survey By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The WV Press Association is encouraging newspaper publishers, ad directors and advertising staffers to talk with Pulse Research Representative Sammy Papert in the coming weeks about his company’s research and opportunities to increase advertising[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine White Coat Ceremony speaker to students: ‘Seize this opportunity’

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – One by one, first-year medical students participating in the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Convocation and White Coat Ceremony crossed the stage to receive the coats that represent the beginning of their career in health care service, cheered on by an[Read More…]

WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]

Gift to WVU School of Medicine establishes physical therapy scholarship for out-of-state students

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students drawn to the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s physical therapy program from other states will benefit from a new scholarship established by dedicated University supporters. James and Joan Williams Waggy, of Charleston, West Virginia, contributed $500,000 to create the Williams/Waggy Physical Therapy Scholarship, which goes to[Read More…]

Wild West Benefit aims to round up funds for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine student scholarships

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – You can bet the ranch that the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Wild West Benefit will be an evening to remember. The frontier-themed event, a fundraiser for student scholarships, will take place starting at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in the Conference[Read More…]

WVU Marching Band to perform in 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Representing West Virginia University and the entire Mountain State, “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade. Macy’s Parade officials were in Morgantown Saturday (Sept. 16)[Read More…]