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Lifebridge AmeriCorps

A former coal miner and veteran from West Virginia has been honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in volunteerism. Wayne McDonald has volunteered over 9,000 hours, over five years, helping fellow veterans through AmeriCorps & VISTA. 

McDonald is an Army veteran who served during the first Gulf War. He was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when he returned to West Virginia. The local Ceterans center in Logan County actually helped him find medical care. Later, they approached him about joining AmeriCorps, through their VetCorps Program. 

Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Facebook

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is joining a statewide effort to bring more veterans into farming or a related agribusiness.

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says Parkersburg is the first college to participate in the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture project.

A former Marine has sued two Morgantown rental companies he says refused to rent an apartment to him if he brought his service dog.

  The Dominion Post reports Bradley Knox filed a lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court on Monday against Rice Rentals Inc. and Stadium View LLC.

According to the lawsuit, Knox owns a service dog after being diagnosed with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Korean War Veteran Honored at Concord University

Jul 25, 2014
Jared Kline / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Friday marks Korean War Veteran Recognition Day in West Virginia. Concord University held a ceremony to honor those who fought in the conflict. James Kahle, a local veteran, was the guest speaker.