Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
Being exposed to PFAS—a class of chemicals found in drinking water—has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers R. Constance Wiener and Christopher Waters studied whether PFAS exposure is also associated with tooth decay. They found that higher concentrations of a particular PFAS correlated to greater rates of tooth decay in children. (WVU Photo/Aira Burkhart)

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children

Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers.…

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Ordinance banning awarding of live animals passes despite questions from Strawberry Festival Board
City recorder Randy Sanders, at right, discusses an ordinance that bans the awarding of live animals as prizes at carnivals in the city. Also pictured is councilman Robbie Skinner.

Ordinance banning awarding of live animals passes despite questions from Strawberry Festival Board

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council passed on second reading an ordinance banning the awarding of live animals as prizes in carnival games Thursday – but not without some debate. West…

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Trout stockings provide opportunities for year-round fishing adventures in West Virginia
Golden rainbow trout were placed in Glade Creek April 3 during a ceremonial stocking at Babcock State Park. (Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce)

Trout stockings provide opportunities for year-round fishing adventures in West Virginia

ELKINS, W.Va. — Fishing opportunities abound in West Virginia thanks to the Division of Natural Resources’ year-round trout stocking program. Since the start of the year, DNR fisheries biologists have been…

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