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F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Saturday Gazette-Mail
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Try This! grants target healthy community changes
Try This! grants target healthy community changes

RIPLEY — The trail begins with a sharp slope that quickly levels into a small clearing banked by trees, many of them marked by small signs meant to inform interested hikers of their scientific names and telltale...

Multiprep for Multifest (photo)
Multiprep for Multifest (photo)

DHHR’s psych hospital plan OK’d

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom approved a plan to alleviate staff shortages at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ two psychiatric hospitals during a hearing Friday, dismissing potential contempt charges against ...

Grants offered for W.Va. artists, nonprofit groups

Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Culture and History and the state Commission on the Arts are adding a second funding cycle for professional development grants for West Virginia artists and arts organizations....

Trial set for landfill that accepted MCHM water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge set a June 2015 trial date for a lawsuit filed against a Hurricane landfill that accepted wastewater from Freedom Industries in the wake of the January chemical leak.

Putnam County and the city of...

Fayette man arrested in undercover drug bust

OAK HILL, W.Va. — A Fayette County man was arrested Thursday after officers made an undercover drug purchase at his Oak Hill home.

After officers with the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force and...

Film ‘Moving Mountains’ to premiere in Charleston

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A film shot in several West Virginia locations will premiere this month in Charleston.

The Williamson Daily News reported “Moving Mountains,” starring Theresa Russell,...

Reward offered in Martinsburg horse strangling

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the strangling of a horse in Martinsburg.

Authorities say two suspects...

W.Va. to get funds for mental-health services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1 million in federal funding for mental health services.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said the money will help support four health centers in the state...

Scholarships, new degree considered for Bluefield State

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider nursing scholarships and a bachelor’s degree in engineering management at Bluefield State College.

The commission met Friday in Charleston....

Provider-sponsored network expands to Medicaid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many of West Virginia’s federally qualified health centers and some primary-care clinics will be able to treat Medicaid managed-care recipients beginning Sept. 1.

West Virginia Family Health, the state’s...

Big crowd hits SportMart liquidation sale
Big crowd hits SportMart liquidation sale

The mood was somber, but business was booming at SportMart Friday as the company kicked off its liquidation sale.

On July 16, officials with the local sporting goods retailer announced that it would close after 84 years in business. Although...

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