STCA Closed For Flu Cases, Prevention Is Simple

By Leah Tuckwiller

Seneca Trail Christian Academy has closed for the remainder of the week due to cases of flu. Students return on Monday, February 3.

The school released a statement on social media urging parents to keep their children home if they contract the flu, as parents should themselves stay home if they become ill: "STCA will be closed from [January 29-30] due to the flu. Parents, if your child gets the flu please keep them at home for the entire duration that the [doctor] prescribes. We will return back to school on Monday, February 3, 2020."

Read more in the Thursday, January 30, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Medical Cannabis And K-9 Unit Thelma Considered By Greenbrier County Commission

By Bobby Bordelon

Medical cannabis businesses and a new K-9 unit came before the Greenbrier County Commission during the Tuesday, January 28, meeting.

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act was passed by the sate in April 2017, and would allow West Virginia residents with a serious medical condition to use the drug as part of their treatment. The permit application period for businesses looking to grow and sell medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, will end on February 18, setting a quick deadline for companies competing for a permit. This includes Kristee Montgomery with the Appalachian Cannabis Company, who spoke to the commission.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 29, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Heroin(e) Leaders Speak Before WVSOM

By Bobby Bordelon

Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, Necia Freeman of Brown Bag Ministries, and Boone and Lincoln County Drug Court Judge William Thompson each spoke to students of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) on Tuesday, January 21, as part of the school's ongoing efforts to teach about drug use.

Rader and Freeman were both featured in the award-winning documentary Heroin(e), which highlights Huntington's efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. Thompson's drug court and its participants were also highlighted in a piece by NBC News.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 28, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

H.B. 4025 Would Reshape How Governments and Newspapers Address Legal Ads

By Leah Tuckwiller

The House of Delegates Committee on the Judiciary met on Monday, January 27, ahead of the House floor session to discuss a bill that would change the way legal ads – like those run in this paper, along with other daily newspapers and qualified weeklies – are posted to the public.

House Bill 4025, "Creating a State Central Legal Advertising Website," seeks to do just that, hosting legal ads from across the state on a single website that residents can access at any time. While the idea certainly bears potential benefits, the bill sparked plenty of questions in yesterday's committee meeting.

Read more in the Tuesday, January 28, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Case Brought Against Commissioner

By Bobby Bordelon

Greenbrier County Commissioner Mike McClung was charged in a criminal misdemeanor case brought by Special Prosecuting Attorney Brian D. Parsons on Wednesday, January 22, according to a document, Information 20-M-1, filed in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court.

The charges, consisting of three misdemeanors, stem from an alleged incident involving airport documents and files. The charges include unauthorized access to computer services, unauthorized possession of computer data or programs, and unauthorized possession of computer information, etc.

Read more in the Monday, January 27, 2020, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

Greenbrier County Residents Filed Candidacy

By Leah Tuckwiller

The candidacy filing period for the upcoming primary election has closed, and candidates for elected positions across the state, as well as nationwide, are in.

Candidates were able to file the necessary paperwork from January 13 until 11:59 p.m. on January 25. Many of the candidates in Greenbrier County filed early, and some are running for reelection.

Read more in the Monday, January 27, 2020, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.

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