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Telethon, Concert to Benefit WV Flood Victims

June 30, 2016 Celebrities from music, television, movies, and sports will come together this weekend to help raise funds and awareness for the American Red Cross recovery effort following the massive flooding in... more »»

Rare Disease Center Opens at Children's UPMC

February 4, 2015 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has established a Center for Rare Disease Therapy, focused on providing new, sometimes breakthrough treatments for infants, children, adolescents and young... more »»

Ohio among those having testing for uncommon virus

September 8, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samples from at least one Ohio children's hospital will be tested for an uncommon virus that health officials suspect is causing a severe respiratory illness for hundreds of... more »»

Statewide Abuse Referral System a 'Go'

July 8, 2014 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, has set up a Centralized Intake Unit for reports of abuse and neglect throughout the state. more »»

Ground Beef Recalled

May 19, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. more »»

Heroin Use Big Factor in Ohio Child Custody Cases

May 15, 2014 COLUMBUS (AP) — Heroin use by the parents or caregivers is skyrocketing as a factor in Ohio child custody cases, according to first-ever state data on the effect of specific drugs on cases. more »»

WV: Minimum wage, smoking tax among children's advocates' goals

January 8, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Children's advocates say they have 11 priorities for the 60-day session, ranging from increasing the tobacco tax by $1 to requiring more physical activity at schools. more »»

OH: Governor needs parents to warn kids about drugs

January 8, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor says that although the state has made progress in fighting prescription drug abuse, it remains a huge problem. Gov. more »»

W.Va. council seeks historical characters

December 4, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Humanities Council is looking for people interested in portraying historical figures with statewide name recognition. more »»

Survey: W.Va. youth tobacco use declines

December 4, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new survey shows more West Virginia teenagers are staying away from tobacco. more »»

Parents of mauled W. Pa. boy renew toy truck drive

November 5, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into the wild African painted dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium last year are renewing a toy... more »»

Family Is Focus of Cedar Point 2014 Additions

August 27, 2013 Cedar Point amusement park/resort, known around the world for its record-breaking collection of rides and roller coasters, announced several plans for the 2014 season, including introducing two new... more »»

Appalachian Children's Chorus open enrollment set Sunday

August 20, 2013 The Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC) will host an open enrollment session for their 23rd season on Sunday, Aug. 25. It will be at 3 p.m. at Keenan Hall at the University of Charleston. more »»

WV Early Childhood Task Force Seeks Helpers

June 28, 2013 The West Virginia Early Childhood Planning Task Force is seeking to engage 1,000 West Virginians in the next 100 days to help create a development plan for early childhood from prenatal to age 5. more »»

W.Va. police targeting distracted drivers

April 9, 2013 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police officials are kicking off an enforcement initiative to cut down on distracted driving. more »»

Ohio AG panel: Reduce foster care revolving door

April 8, 2013 Ohio should reduce the number of times a child enters and exits the foster care system and give foster parents more input into court proceedings involving children in their care, according to a set... more »»

Pittsburgh couple expecting quintuplets soon

April 3, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh couple says they're expecting quintuplets after the woman — who had been told she was infertile — underwent hormone replacement therapy shortly after their wedding las... more »»

W.Va. Senate eases penalty for not paying support

April 2, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Parents can't pay child support if they're in jail. That's the rationale behind a bill unanimously passed by the West Virginia Senate on Tuesday. more »»



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