Marshall Health leads community efforts to launch Quick Response Team in Putnam County

Photo: Jordan Dennison (left) of First Choice Services and Allyson Foster of Marshall Health work as recovery coaches with the newly formed Putnam QRT. The team launched last week and is now meeting with clients throughout Putnam County and distributing information to others in the community. / Photo courtesy Marshall University

HUNTINGTON — Marshall Health, in partnership with a dozen local emergency response and nonprofit organizations, is leading community efforts to launch a mobile outreach team, or quick response team (QRT), in Putnam County. The QRT will work to help reduce overdoses, overdose fatalities and connect individuals with substance use disorder to treatment. The Putnam County […]

WVDNR recognizes veterinarian Bill Casto for contributions to agency’s work

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recognized Jackson County veterinarian Bill Casto on Feb. 21 for his service to the agency over the years. “A native of West Virginia, Dr. Casto has a passion for the outdoors and regularly volunteered to help with a variety of wildlife research and management […]

West Virginia reports 155 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths on Sunday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 155 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Sunday’s daily updated was delayed for more than five hours due to technical difficulties, the DHHR said. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (9), Lewis (4), Randolph (1) […]

How a Buckhannon business was born in 48 hours to fight child hunger amidst a pandemic

BUCKHANNON – Recently, Upshur County Schools announced they had teamed up with FedEx and local meal delivery company Multitude Foods to offer food shipments to full-time remote students – a move which helped lots of families help avoid some food […]

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Bruce Lloyd to hold pruning workshop at Mon Health Urban Orchard

Urban Orchard Feature

WESTON, W.Va. – Bruce Lloyd of the West Virginia University Extension Service will be conducting a pruning workshop at the Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) Urban Orchard on Monday, March 15, at 5 p.m. The orchard is located behind the hospital. The orchard is a result of the Hospital’s Community Assessment.  A major […]

Attention high school students: Applications for Governor’s schools due March 25

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education is accepting applications for the West Virginia Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship (GSE) for students in grades 9-11 and the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI) for students in grades 7 and 8. Both programs will be held virtually this summer. The Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship is hosted by […]