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05/21/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Cheryl Caswell.
CHARLESTON - A judge has suspended the prison sentence for a woman who embezzled more than $57,000 from HealthNet, saying her two children would suffer if she were incarcerated.
05/21/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch. By Beth Hendricks.
HUNTINGTON - Valley Health Systems marked another milestone in serving the health care needs of the Tri-State Monday morning, with a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting at its new $8.7 million, 24,000-square-foot East Huntington location on U.S. 60 in Huntington.
05/21/2013 - The State Journal. By Andrea Lannom.
CHARLESTON - Don Arnwine, the national director for McManis Consulting, says he uses the "media test" to find out the efficiency of a company's board of directors.
05/20/2013 - The Times West Virginian. By Mary Wade Burnside.
FAIRMONT - Amy Unger, a speech language pathologist, once had a 3-year-old autistic patient who had trouble speaking. The boy had echolalia, in which he would repeat what other people said, but he could not express himself. That changed after Unger worked with him.
05/20/2013 - The Charleston Daiy Mail. By Candace Nelson.
CHARLESTON - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy may still be in its infancy, but its students are making high marks on the national certification exam.
05/20/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON - Tobacco companies won a big victory against smoker plaintiffs in Kanawha Circuit Wednesday - essentially by arguing, as the defense lawyer did, that cigarettes "are a naturally dangerous product and can't be made safe, and that everyone has known they are dangerous and addictive for a very long time."
05/20/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Zack Harold.
CHARLESTON - A powerful narcotic was the No. 1 prescribed drug among Medicare patients in West Virginia for 2010, and a Charleston neurologist was the top prescriber in the state.