Four months ago, Bath Town Police Chief James Minton talked to local State Farm Insurance Agent Luke Christie to see if State Farm would support his K-9 police dog project. Christie thought it was a good idea, both from a public safety and community involvement standpoint.
Morgan County War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED training course. This course is designed for laypersons, especially those in a workplace setting.
The class will be offered on Tuesday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at War Memorial Hospital. A fee is charged for the course.
A new study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says the key to building a strong economy, increasing earnings, reducing crime and balancing budgets is investing in high-quality pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) programs. Further, investments in pre-K will begin to pay for themselves much sooner than previously thought.
According to state-by-state data recently released by EPI, West Virginia will save billions of public dollars in the coming decades by continuing to invest in pre-K programs for four-year-olds and three-year-olds with special needs and could save more by expanding the program and improving its quality from medium to high.
The minimum wage was increased 70 cents last week, the first phase of an increase that will lead to the minimum wage reaching $7.25 per hour in July 2009.
"Today's pay raise for minimum wage workers is a long-overdue victory for many workers in West Virginia," said Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito. "I was proud to have supported this pay raise for minimum wage workers, and hope the Congress continues to implement pro-worker, pro-growth policies that keep taxes low on families while continuing to grow our economy and create jobs."
The Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Service is planning to build a new fire hall. The 80 foot by 80 foot fire hall will be constructed on their current lot on Moser Avenue, which is 1.41 acres.