Take a Bite Out of Fraud

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | West Virginia AARP invites West Virginians to help quash fraud in the Mountain State by joining its Fraud Watch Network. The network provides information that can help people safeguard themselves from identity theft and keep scammers’ mitts off their nest eggs. Anyone of any age can sign up for watchdog alerts to find out which scams are rampant, when risks are high and where to attend free information sessions. A 2010 AARP survey found that West Virginians aren’t doing enough to fight …

Wheeling Central Catholic’s Matthew Gruber Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Press | West Virginia Maroon Knights’ two-sport athlete earns statewide honor    Matthew Gruber of Wheeling Central Catholic High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 28. A junior, Matthew is a 3.88 g.p.a. honors student. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society, and is active in the school’s Drug Free Club and peer ministry group. He is the son of Lee and Lisa Gruber …

Clay Battelle High School’s Ethan Carrico Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Press | West Virginia Cee-Bees two-sport athlete, active community volunteer, earns statewide honor   Ethan Carrico of Clay-Battelle High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 21. A senior, Ethan is a 3.4 g.p.a. Honor Roll student. At Clay Battelle, he is involved in many school clubs and activities including the Rotary Interact and LEO Clubs, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, RAZE, FFA, SADD, Drama Club and Ski Club. He was selected as …

Petersburg High School’s Lauren Harman Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press | West Virginia Grant County three-sport athlete earns statewide honor   Lauren Harman of Petersburg High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 14. A junior, Lauren is a 4.05 g.p.a. AP Honors student and serves as her class secretary. She is the daughter of Brent and Becky Harman of Lahmansville. Lauren is a three-year starter with the Petersburg varsity soccer team, earning Maryland-West Virginia “All Bi-State” honors as a freshman …

Riverside High School’s Jared Phalen Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press | West Virginia Kanawha County two-sport athlete, strong academic performer earns statewide honor   CHARLESTON – Jared Phalen of Riverside High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of September 7. A senior, Jared is a 4.82 g.p.a. AP Honors student and a member of Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society. His school activities include Prom Committee, Ski Club and Baseball Diamond Club. He is the son of John and Missy Phalen …

WV PSC Sets October Public Hearings On Proposed First Energy 17 Percent Rate Hike

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | West Virginia AARP West Virginia is encouraging West Virginians served by Mon Power and Potomac Edison, First Energy Corp.’s operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State, to attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (WV PSC) considers approval of a proposed 17 percent rate hike that will impact approximately 525,000 customers in 40 West Virginia counties. In April, Mon Power and Potomac Edison filed a request with the WV PSC for a $144 …