PEIA Announces 2014 Benefit Fairs
Thursday, 03 April 2014 19:14

Each year the PEIA holds benefit fairs across West Virginia during Open Enrollment (April 1-30) to answer questions about your health insurance and other benefits. You can make changes to your health insurance and other benefits during this period. The following benefit fairs for Plan Year 2015 are from 3-7 p.m., except for the Charleston benefit fair, which is from 3-6 p.m.:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014—Martinsburg

Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue, Berkeley County

Wednesday, April 9, 2014—Morgantown

Ramada Inn, 20 Scott Avenue, Monongalia County

Thursday, April 10, 2014—Wheeling

WV Northern Community College, 1704 Market Street, Ohio County

Monday, April 14, 2014—South Charleston

Holiday Inn, 200 Second Ave, Kanawha County

Tuesday, April 15, 2014—Mineral Wells

Comfort Suites, 167 Elizabeth Pike, Wood County

Wednesday, April 16, 2014—Beckley

Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Raleigh County

Pocahontas County - Cranberry Glade
Thursday, 03 April 2014 19:13

Tucked away in the Monongahela National Forest lies several species of plants not typically found as far south as West Virginia.

Visitors to the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area can see not only cranberries but several types of orchids, species of moss, two types of carnivorous plants and trees, shrubs and herbs.

There is a half mile boardwalk that gives the best view of the different species of plants.

Not only are there lots of plants, but wild animals as well!

The President's View
Thursday, 03 April 2014 19:13

IT'S OVER....the latest legislative session ended after a short extended version that produced a bill that's taken eight years to get done....the elected officials compensation bill.

I'm sure, most elected officials are very grateful to the folks that spent so much time at the Capitol working on this bill.

There were also several bills that moved through the process pretty well that will help several offices conduct their business better and safer such as the circuit clerk bill protecting the personal information of jurors. Also, a small victory for county clerks on hand counting of ballots. Instead of eliminating the requirements

Instead of eliminating the requirements for counting 5%, it was reduced to 3%.

All in all, it was a productive session. I think the interaction by county officials and the legislators this session was one reason positive results were achieved for elected officials.

On behalf of county elected officials, a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited the Capitol and took part in the legislative process this session.

Al Kisner


West Virginia Association of Counties 2211 Washington Street East Charleston, WV 25311-2118