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WVABLE programs give people with disabilities hope

CHARLESTON – Until four years ago, the only legal remedy to assist people with disabilities consisted of free medical care through Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income – if the family didn’t make too much to qualify for it.

Household income must be awfully low to qualify for SSI, as Supplemental Security Income is commonly known. That’s the circumstance that has always confronted Christy Black, 49, and husband Chris, 54, of Milton.

The Blacks are a middle income, four-member home. One of the house’s inhabitants is 14-year-old Gracie, a daughter with Down Syndrome. As household expenses and Gracie’s care went, what hurt worse than no SSI was the stipulation that people with…

Marshall University named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business has been ranked as an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its 2019 annual business school rankings at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/best-business-schools

 According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review editor-in-chief, "We recommend Marshall University as one of the best to earn an M.B.A. We chose the 252 on-campus M.B.A. programs’ schools on this list based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 18,400…

AG urges online vigilance

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to safeguard personal information and watch for potential scams when looking online for that perfect holiday gift.

Online shopping has become increasingly popular with the prevalence of smartphone applications, which in turn increases the need for caution to ensure the app is legitimate. Scammers can create apps to lure consumers with a “great deal,” but in actuality use it to steal the shopper’s personal information and infect his or her device with malware.

“Online shopping may offer more convenience than going to the store, but consumers need to be extra careful,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “During this…