On this West Virginia Morning, as an alternative to the indoor shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday, a movement called “hashtag opt outside” urges people to get closer to parks, trails, community areas and the joy of being outdoors on that particular day. Randy Yohe took full advantage of the Friday alternative, going on a Blackwater Falls State Park birding hike.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Mitch Woodrum has been appointed as West Virginia’s labor commissioner.
Gov. Jim Justice announced Woodrum’s appointment Wednesday.
Woodrum had been serving as acting commissioner since August after David Mullins resigned.
Woodrum has been with the Division of Labor in a variety of roles for 24 years, including director of manufactured housing, director of licensing, deputy commissioner and acting commissioner.
The division is part of the Department of Commerce. It oversees licensing and inspecting of businesses operating in West Virginia and enforces labor laws and workplace safety regulations.