DHHR moves to once-daily reporting, adds 93 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday morning that 93 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. “The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m. on August 1, 2020, there have been 287,084 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with […]

Danny Anderson II

Obituary Danny Anderson

Danny Anderson, II, age 38, of French Creek, W.Va., died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born October 20, 1981 in Buckhannon, W.Va., a son of Danny Ray Anderson and Jessie Murphy Anderson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his former wife, Amanda Anderson; two sons, Nathanual and Dharian […]

Health Dept. Medical Director: Be part of the solution and get your vaccines

Health - Flu Vaccine

Many of us want schools to open, work to resume, and to not be sick! Only about 25% of Upshur county residents get flu shots annually. Our kids don’t have a good record of getting their childhood immunizations until required to go to school. HPV vaccine, a cancer preventer, is poorly used. How many of […]

Webster County Memorial Hospital receives 2020 Lilypad Award

Webster Springs, W.Va. – Webster County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) is pleased to announce it has been named a 2020 Lilypad Award winner.  The Lilypad Award recognizes Rural Health Clinics (RHC) based on their financial and operational performance to peers.  The awards program applies a set of five metrics to rate every RHC in the country […]

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Rotary add blood screening dates in September and October

Blood Screening

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur are adding dates for their blood screenings in September and October.  The screenings will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital.    Basic blood profile tests will be offered at $35; with additional testing for thyroid for $5, hemoglobin A1C for $15, colon cancer […]

DNR researching ways to grow bigger bluegill in West Virginia lakes

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — There’s always a bigger fish. At least that’s what fisheries biologists are trying to determine as they research ways the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources can provide anglers with bigger bluegill when they go fishing in lakes around the state. Over the last few years, DNR biologists have been focusing on how bluegill management in small […]