No charges for officer-involved shooting; WVU Medicine CCMC handles COVID crisis and officials talk health depts, masks, in tomorrow’s edition

No charges for an officer involved shooting, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center’s handling of the COVID crisis and a discussion about raises for health department employees will be covered in tomorrow’s edition by staff reporters Evan Bevins and Brett Dunlap.

The Wood County Grand Jury did not indict Office M. Steward after he shot and killed Rufus Ramsey this past May. A press release from Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Pat Lefebure said the grand jury felt the acts were justified after considering all the evidence and chose not pursue any criminal charges.

With WVU Medicine Camden Clark treating a number of COIVD patients, hospital officials provided an update on hospital practices as they work through what are deemed “critical” situations.

Discussing the need for increased pay to retain Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department workers during the COVID-19 pandemic this week, Wood County Commission President Blair Couch suggested some legislators might not support the measure because of the department medical officers’ recommendations regarding masking. Two lawmakers he mentioned responded Friday.


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