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Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Shuttering West Virginia Hospital Owes City $415k

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A closing West Virginia hospital owes the city of Wheeling more than $415,000. Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron says Ohio Valley Medical Center owes almost $47,900 for fire service and $368,000 in parking fees to subsidize use of a city garage. Herron said city officials thought they had negotiated a payment… Read More

$7M Pours Into University Doing Ohio’s 1st Hemp Research

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – A historically black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research. Central State University in Wilberforce announced Thursday it’s received $7.1 million in contributions toward current initiatives, including its new hemp research program. The sum includes a single record-setting… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse behind trees

Why Taxpayers Are Now Paying For Hotels For State Lawmakers

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Recent federal income tax reforms have eliminated itemized deductions which Ohio lawmakers often used when they stayed overnight while doing legislative business in Columbus. Now, Ohio taxpayers are picking up the tab for some of those expenses. Starting August 1st, Ohio House members who live 60 miles or more from the Ohio Statehouse can get… Read More

West Virginia on a map

West Virginia Health Centers to Get $910,000 for Upgrades

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government is providing $910,000 to help 26 health centers in West Virginia improve technology access, patient information security and patient care quality. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Capito says in a statement that many people in… Read More