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Walmart Wellness Day to offer health screenings, resources

PARKERSBURG — The free Walmart Wellness Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday when residents can get health screenings and wellness resources and immunizations at pharmacies statewide. The goal of Walmart Wellness Day is to help customers get back on track with preventive health measures they ...

Military Times salutes WVU Parkersburg for efforts to educate veterans

PARKERSBURG — Military Times has named WVU Parkersburg a “Best for Vets” career and technical college for the third year in a row. This time, the college earned the No. 7 ranking on the list. More than 300 schools were considered, and Military Times evaluated schools’ programs, cost ...

West Virginia University raises tuition rate due to COVID expenses

CHARLESTON — Receiving more than $100 million in COVID-19 relief dollars since March 2020 wasn’t enough to offset lost revenue at West Virginia University, resulting in an increase in tuition rates. The WVU Board of Governors in June approved a $1.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2022, ...

Pleasants County to get methanol plant

ST. MARYS — Pleasants County soon will be the site of the flagship methanol plant for West Virginia. This week, West Virginia Methanol Inc. announced the receipt of an air permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Methanol is used to produce thousands of products ...

Coplin Health Systems resumes clinic at Westbrook Health Services

PARKERSBURG — After temporarily halting services last year due to COVID-19, the Coplin Health Systems clinic will again open at Westbrook Health Services’ Seventh Street location. Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Miranda Boso offers patients the opportunity to be seen for primary ...

OhioHealth names Helber O’Bleness Hospital president

ATHENS — A new president has been named at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. LeeAnn Helber was selected after a national search was conducted. An internal candidate, she has served since 2013 as OhioHealth’s senior director of regional system development, responsible for all independent ...