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Kanawha Health Department Vacinne Notification

Kanawha Health Department Vacinne Notification

COVID-19 vaccination clinic set for Saturday
The Kanawha County Health Department posted the following announcement on Facebook yesterday. Based on the many comments, it appears that it is next to impossible to get someone to answer the phone because it is always busy. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY! COMMENTS?
COVID-19 vaccination clinic set for Saturday
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Charleston Area Medical Center will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
Appointments are available for those age 70 and older. A call center will open at 1 p.m. Thursday to set appointments for Saturday. To make an appointment, call 304-357-5157 beginning at 1 p.m.
Call volume for appointments is expected to be high. Those who want an appointment should not leave voice messages, as appointments may be filled by the time KCHD can answer them.
Free parking for Saturday’s vaccination clinic is available at the Coliseum parking garage. Those with critical mobility limitations or who are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 should note that when making an appointment.
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Missing Child in Harrisville

Missing Child in Harrisville

Harrisville WV If you have seen Jase please contact us! 304-299-3206

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found, or many other reasons.

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Mandatory Water Conservation Notice

Mandatory Water Conservation Notice at Harrisville

NOTICE December 13, 2020 @ 10:20 am The Hughes River Water Board is ordering a MANDATORY Water Conservation, due to an electrical surge and water break at the Hughes River Water Plant. This will affect the following areas in Ritchie County, WV until FURTHER NOTICE. Harrisville Pullman Washburn/Mahone All citizens are asked to conserve as much water as possible, only using what is necessary. Please refrain from filling pools, watering plants, washing cars, etc. Thank you, Ronda White, Recorder

Three phases that have impacts on individual water use. The table
below describes the three drought phases of which two are voluntary water conservation objectives and a
third with a mandatory prohibition of nonessential water uses.
Drought Stage
% Reduction of Individual
Water Use
Water Conservation
Objective in Gallons per
day per person (based on
average 62 gpd per person
for residential use)
Drought Watch 5% 59 gallons/day/person
Drought Warning 10-15% 53-56 gallons/day/person
Drought Emergency Prohibition of nonessential
water uses – 15% reduction
or lower
53 gallons/day/person
Water suppliers are required to develop and maintain a valid drought contingency plan that outlines
watch, warning, and emergency stages. The drought contingency plan is valid three years from the date
of approval by the Pennsylvania Drought Coordinator. The drought stages are based on indicator criteria
or triggers tailored to the sources of supply that accurately identify the onset of drought occurrences in a
timely fashion. The triggers used to monitor a system’s key supply sources may include storage levels of
reservoirs or stream flows for surface water sources, and pumping levels or well yields for groundwater
sources. The water supplier may request voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions within its own
service area in advance of any state announcements or declaration.
When the Governor declares a drought emergency, Chapter 119 PEMA regulations on prohibition of
nonessential water uses apply to all individuals. Under a declared drought emergency, Chapter 118
requires water suppliers who provide service to 50 or more customer connections and have either a
source of water or a service area within the designated drought emergency to develop, adopt and submit
a drought contingency plan. The drought contingency plan identifies plans of action such as:
 Water Conservation Notices
 Conservation programs
 Rationing
 Development of emergency sources
 Actions to achieve phased water use reductions
The Governor has declared a Drought Emergency.
The following water uses are considered nonessential and are prohibited during this emergency.
Prohibited Water Uses
 Watering lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs and outdoor plants.
 Watering golf courses without a valid Drought Emergency Operations Plan.
 Washing paved surfaces, such as streets, sidewalks, driveways, garages, parking areas, tennis
courts and patios.
 Operating water fountains, artificial waterfalls and reflecting pools.
 Washing vehicles.
 Serving water in eating places unless specifically requested by the individual.
 Filling and topping off swimming pools.

Phone Outage Notification

Phone Outage

BRTC is going to be conducting maintenance overnight tonight from 12:00 AM until 3:00 AM. This may affect 911 coverage if you’re calling from a land line.

If you need to contact the Sheriff’s Office or any emergency agency, please use a cell phone during this time.

Remember to use 911 for emergencies and 1-270-335-5411 for non-emergencies.

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Weirton Boil Alert Notification

Weirton Boil Alert Notification


What to do

If your local health authorities issue a boil water advisory, you should use bottled water or boil tap water because your community’s water is, or could be, contaminated with germs that can make you sick.

Use bottled or boiled water for drinking, and to prepare and cook food.
If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes), then allow it to cool before use.
Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.
Breastfeeding is the best infant feeding option. If you formula feed your child, provide ready-to-use formula, if available.

In many situations, you can use tap water and soap to wash hands. Follow the guidance from your local public health officials.
Be sure to scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and rinse them well under running water.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Bathing and showering

Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.
Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.
Brushing teeth

Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water.
Washing dishes

If possible, use disposable plates, cups, and utensils during a boil water advisory.
Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65.55°Celsius), or if the dishwater has a sanitizing cycle.
Sterilize all baby bottles.
To wash dishes by hand:
Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water.
In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.
Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least one minute.
Let the dishes air dry completely before using again.

It is safe to wash clothes as usual.

Use bottled water, boiled water, or water that has been disinfected with bleach pdf icon[PDF – 1 page] to clean washable toys and surfaces.
Caring for pets

Pets can get sick by some of the same germs as people or spread germs to people. Provide bottled or boiled water after it has been cooled for pets to use.
If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes), then allow it to cool before use.
Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.
Caring for your garden and houseplants

You can use tap water for household plants and gardens.

Fitness Event Scheduled in Nitro

Fitness Event Scheduled in Nitro was broadcast to residents

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fitness event nitro

The Nitro Women’s Club is hosting a Refit fitness session tonight starting a 6 pm.  The cost is $5 and everyone is welcome

When it comes to women’s health and fitness – there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Get straight-to-the-point answers on 6 of the most common questions.
As a coach who has been involved with the fitness industry since 2012, I get asked questions about health and fitness every day.

Clients, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers ask me questions online and in person about how to reach their goals.

Questions vary depending on each individual’s situation, and common issues range from bodybuilding competitions to traveling.

I selected some of the most frequently asked questions that may be helpful to a general audience.

1. What Is The Best Way to Lose Fat?

This is probably the most common question that I get. My first response is always, “What does your current diet and exercise look like?” Depending on one’s current situation, it may or may not be a good time to try to lose fat.

If you have already been in a caloric deficit for a long time, it might not be an appropriate time to pursue fat loss. However, assuming that you are in a good place physically and mentally, then the best way to lose fat is to put yourself in a caloric deficit.

Related: 38 Women Fitness Experts Share Tips on Fat Loss for Women

In terms of best practices, cutting your calories a little at a time can help to minimize weight plateaus and preserve lean mass1. Thus, as a general rule, you should always consume the greatest number of calories you can while still losing weight. If you are starting at a high percent body fat, then you might be able to jump right into your diet on a steeper caloric deficit than someone who is already fairly lean1.

A good practice is to make small changes to your diet every week or every two weeks until you reach your goal. Check progress by weighing yourself, taking measurements, and/or taking progress pictures. Each week (or whenever you “check in” with yourself), make a small change to your plan.

If you track calories or macros, this might look like cutting your daily calorie goals by 100 calories or your daily carbohydrate goals by 25g carbohydrates. If you don’t track numbers, this might look like decreasing from 2 slices of toast to 1 slice for your pre-workout snack.

The other tool in the toolbox is exercise. While strength training is key to make sure that weight loss comes from fat and not muscle2, any extra physical activity can help to increase energy expenditure and thus your caloric deficit. This might look like adding 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training or a morning walk when your progress plateaus.

2. I’m Having Trouble Reaching My Goals. What Am I Doing Wrong?

Some prospective clients come to me as a sort of “last resort.” These individuals have already tried reaching their goals on their own but are not having success. My first response to these individuals is always, “Are you tracking?”

If you don’t track what you eat or how many steps you take in a day, for example, then it is difficult to know if you are on track toward your goals. Many people say that they “eat healthy” when in reality they are overeating, even if they are consuming many nutrient-dense foods. If someone who is feeling lost is not tracking, then it’s a good idea to start–even if it isn’t meant to be a long-term solution.

Tracking for a few days can be enough to give a realistic depiction of the current situation. From there, changes can be made to get things moving in the right direction.

If someone is already tracking, then the solution is usually to tweak his/her current target goals. Most often this involves a simple increase or decrease in daily calorie/macronutrient goals. Rarely, someone might have been in a caloric deficit for a long time or decreased their food intake too fast. In those cases, increasing food and decreasing activity might actually lead to decreased or maintained body weight for some time.

3. What Should I Be Eating?

Despite the Dietary Guidelines for Americans describing healthy dietary patterns and providing dietary recommendations3, choosing which foods to eat remains a confusing task for many of us. While the answer to this question depends on your lifestyle and goals, you definitely do not need to follow a special diet (like keto or paleo), no matter what your current situation and goals look like.

Unless you have food allergies or intolerances or a specific diagnosis, no foods should be off limits. People often ask me what specific foods they should eat to meet their goals. However, there are no specific foods that will help you reach your goals, no matter what they are. Overall dietary pattern is what matters.

Related: The 4 Pillars of Dietary Success for Any Fitness Goal

If your goal is to improve overall health, then a balanced diet over time is key, even if certain meals or days are off. Just make sure to eat fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein regularly3. If your goal is related to body weight or body composition, then how much you eat is more important than what you eat.

You will need to be more careful about overall calories but also macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, protein – as they each have specific functions in the body. In terms of reaching weight-related goals, however, it truly doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you meet your calorie and nutrient goals. There are no magic foods that can help to burn fat, for example.

4. How Do I Get Rid of Cellulite?

I get a lot of questions about how to lose cellulite or how to lose fat from specific areas of the body. These people typically want to know what exercises they can do to get rid of “flabby arms,” “love handles,” “thigh fat,” or some other area of fat/cellulite on the body. Despite being described as a “cosmetically distressing condition”4, cellulite is just fat pushing against connective tissue.

Some of it is even good, especially when it comes to lower body subcutaneous tissue (think butt and thighs)5. If you really want to lose it, you can refer to question #1 for your answer. When fat loss is your goal, keep in mind that doing certain exercises will not make you lose fat from specific locations. Although fat loss tends to come more from subcutaneous fat than visceral fat6, we cannot choose where on the body it comes from!

5. How Do You Cope with Gaining Weight?

This is a common question I get from clients who are in their bodybuilding offseason or who are simply trying to put on muscle. As the fitness industry glorifies leanness, it is difficult to go against social norms and “bulk” or gain any weight, especially as a female.

The answer to this question is complex, and I would recommend seeking out help from a mental health professional if negative thoughts or behaviors impact your life in any significant way. In terms of general coping strategies, it’s important to remember that this process is only temporary.

Just like it isn’t healthy to diet forever, it’s not healthy to gain weight forever. Both dieting and gaining weight are just a means to an end. When you reach your goal, you can move on. We are always growing and changing. Try to appreciate the different seasons of life.

Additionally, try to focus on how you feel, not what you look like. Work out because it feels great, not because it can change your body shape or size. Focus on things other than your body and food. Family, friends, and work are much more important than your weight. Find what truly makes you happy. (It’s not your appearance, your size, or your shape.)

6. How Often Should I Work Out?

The answer to this question depends on many variables, but one of the most important is your schedule. It’s not worth forcing yourself to hit the gym 5-6 times per week if you’re not getting enough sleep or getting anything else done.

Research suggests that training each muscle group twice a week can help to maximize muscle growth7. This means that old-school training splits with an arm day, chest day, etc. might not be the best in the long-term for most individuals. Instead, you can try upper body days and lower body days or doing back and arms together on Tuesdays and Fridays instead of back on Tuesdays and arms on Fridays.

Contrary to what high-profile fitness professionals might make it seem like, you do not need to work out for hours every day to see progress. If you can only make it to the gym 3 days per week for 45 minutes per session, that’s great! Try not to worry too much about how long or how often you work out. Consistency over time is what matters.


The answer to each of these questions may vary depending on your situation or goals. If you are having trouble with a specific health or fitness concern, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional who can help you determine the best course of action.

References    https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/6-womens-health-and-fitness-questions-answered
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  2. 2. Miller T, Mull S, Aragon AA, Krieger J, Schoenfeld BJ. Resistance Training Combined With Diet Decreases Body Fat While Preserving Lean Mass Independent of Resting Metabolic Rate: A Randomized Trial. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2018;28(1):46-54. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0221
  3. 3. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines – health.gov. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/. Accessed July 29, 2019.
  4. 4. Friedmann DP, Vick GL, Mishra V. Cellulite: a review with a focus on subcision. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2017;10:17-23. doi:10.2147/CCID.S95830
  5. 5. Booth A, Magnuson A, Foster M. Detrimental and protective fat: body fat distribution and its relation to metabolic disease. Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig. 2014;17(1):13-27. doi:10.1515/hmbci-2014-0009
  6. 6. Merlotti C, Ceriani V, Morabito A, Pontiroli AE. Subcutaneous fat loss is greater than visceral fat loss with diet and exercise, weight-loss promoting drugs and bariatric surgery: a critical review and meta-analysis. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017;41(5):672-682. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.31
  7. 7. Schoenfeld BJ, Ogborn D, Krieger JW. Effects of Resistance Training Frequency on Measures of Muscle Hypertrophy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med. 2016;46(11):1689-1697. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0543-8

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COVID-19 WV statistics update from Roane County

COVID-19 WV statistics update from Roane County

COVID-19 Daily Update

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., December 4, 2020, there have been 1,180,491 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 52,172 total cases and 799 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 53-year old female from Hardy County, a 72-year old female from Lewis County, a 64-year old male from Marshall County, a 55-year old male from Kanawha County, a 65-year old male from Berkeley County, an 82-year old female from Mingo County, a 89-year old male from Brooke County, a 95-year old female from Putnam County, an 85-year old female from Putnam County, and a 94-year old female from Ohio County.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge all West Virginians to continue to follow all of the safety recommendations.”

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (482), Berkeley (3,617), Boone (703), Braxton (134), Brooke (753), Cabell (3,177), Calhoun (89), Clay (147), Doddridge (130), Fayette (1,226), Gilmer (215), Grant (440), Greenbrier (592), Hampshire (394), Hancock (851), Hardy (347), Harrison (1,581), Jackson (733), Jefferson (1,486), Kanawha (6,023), Lewis (262), Lincoln (455), Logan (1,114), Marion (989), Marshall (1,396), Mason (580), McDowell (663), Mercer (1,423), Mineral (1,491), Mingo (1,023), Monongalia (3,490), Monroe (404), Morgan (326), Nicholas (399), Ohio (1,708), Pendleton (121), Pleasants (118), Pocahontas (239), Preston (751), Putnam (2,135), Raleigh (1,742), Randolph (777), Ritchie (195), Roane (209), Summers (290), Taylor (382), Tucker (168), Tyler (164), Upshur (551), Wayne (1,113), Webster (70), Wetzel (454), Wirt (129), Wood (2,910), Wyoming (811).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.