Children’s Future the Topic of Wood Co Candidate Forum

A community-planned candidate forum is slated for September 29 and the topic will be the Commitment to Our Children, Our Future.

This particular forum will focus on family and quality of life issues like the opioid crisis, needle exchange, improving West Virginia’s community health ratings and protecting Medicaid expansion.

Wood County Commissioner David Blair Couch will moderate the discussion. Participants will also have an opportunity to register to vote.

The community forum will convene Thursday, September 29 at 5 pm in the Judge Black Courthouse Annex.

About Callie J Lyons

Callie Lyons is an investigative journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. The Short, Fantastic Life of a Saloon Girl is Lyons' first published work of historical fiction.
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