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Director: CPS ‘At Breaking Point’

CHARLESTON — The Child Protective Services division within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is facing multiple issues driven by the opioid crisis, including staff vacancies, an overflowing foster care system, drug addicted infants, and a slow-to-respond child ...

West Virginia COVID Death Toll Passes 5,000

CHARLESTON — West Virginia reached another grim milestone Tuesday with more than 5,000 state residents dead since the COVID-19 pandemic started. According to the state Department of Health and Human Resources, 5,021 West Virginians have died from COVID-19 infections since the first death ...

Public Nuisance Measure Passes

WHEELING — Officials in the city of Wheeling by a split vote Tuesday approved an amendment to the city’s drug house ordinance, but not before a volley of debate and disagreement over the issue. The tweak to the city’s language in the codified ordinances pertaining to public nuisance ...

March of Dimes Gives ‘F’ to W.Va. for Preterm Births

WHEELING — West Virginia recently received an “F” grade from the March of Dimes for its rate of babies born prematurely. WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital neonatologist Dr. Poornima Murthy said the state’s actual percentage of preterm births improved slightly from last year, but not ...

Douglass Harrison to Head WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, Reynolds

WVU Medicine recently announced changes to the healthcare system’s leadership, changes that will put one person at the head of both WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial. Current Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison will assume that role for both that ...

Ex-Wheeling Police Officer Charged With Sex Assault

A former Wheeling police officer has been arrested, according to published reports, after West Virginia State Police say he admitted to sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. According to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority’s inmate booking data, Jonathan ...