Logan County

A white marker board in a classroom has a schedule written on it that blurs as it gets farther away.

‘A massive problem’: School districts misspent millions in COVID-19 relief money, audit shows

BY: - November 13, 2023

The state department of education failed to adequately monitor school districts’ use of millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds, and more misuse of the money is likely to emerge as spending reviews continue.   A state audit, which reviewed only a sample of purchases made since 2020, found that the West Virginia Department of […]

Even in the most depressed county in America, stigma around mental illness persists

BY: - September 7, 2023

LOGAN, W.Va. — Sitting on a bench laughing with a co-worker during a morning smoke break, Debra Orcutt quickly raises her hand when asked if she knows anyone dealing with depression. “I am,” she tells a visitor to the roadside market where she bakes brownies and peanut butter fudge. Orcutt, 63, has used medication to […]