Elisa Schwartzmiller


I am currently a sophomore at West Virginia University. I am studying broadcast journalism at the Reed College of Media and I am minoring in World Religious Studies. I have recently joined the West Virginia Public Broadcasting newsroom as an intern, during this time I am learning better voicing and furthering my knowledge in radio broadcast.  I joined the U92 College Radio staff as a freshman and have recently got promoted to Feedback Director and Producer this past spring. 

I am from Clarksburg, WV and I graduated from Robert C. Byrd High School in 2016. My family owns a restaurant in Clarksburg callled 'The Caboose'. I still travel to Clarksburg from Morgantown to help my family run the business and wait tables, which I have been doing since I was 14. 

I have a love for dogs and I recently adopted a pitbull/lab mix from the Marion County Humane Society. 

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Last Month, more than a thousand West Virginia high school students registered to vote. Secretary of State Mac Warner says he hopes to see even more eligible young voters sign up to vote in November. 

Thirteen high schools across West Virginia conducted voter registration drives in the month of October. Secretary of State Mac Warner said these drives show the, “level of commitment school administrators have for the civic engagement of our youngest voters."

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he plans to meet with GOP Sen. Pat Toomey to discuss gun control legislation they have collaborated on in the past. 

Back in 2012, Manchin teamed up with Toomey on a bill that would have expanded requirements for criminal background checks for gun buyers. 

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Associated Press

West Virginia University has created the Center for the Future of Land-Grant Education to study changes that have occurred in higher education during the past several decades. The center will officially launch Thursday, Sept. 28th at the Erickson Alumni Center. 

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 The University of Texas Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital released a study this month showing that diet and exercise may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Healthy eating is already encouraged during treatment but diet plans are uncommon. When it comes to physical activity, the study says, doctors are cautious when suggesting an exercise routine.

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Office of the Governor of West Viriginia

The Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency want to remind flood victims who haven’t applied for assistance that a deadline for applying for assistance is approaching.

The SBA and FEMA deadline for accepting flood victim applicants is Oct. 17th. Richard Daigle, SBA’s Public Affairs Specialist, says many who were impacted by flash flooding in northern counties of West Virginia this summer have already applied.