* Williamstown Bank’s partnership with Williamstown High School is an important step toward increasing students’ financial literacy as they prepare to step out into the real world. “This partnership unveils numerous collaborative opportunities, financial education, and varied support for our students,” said Principal Jason Ward. “I am hopeful that this endeavor will unveil new avenues for students to learn financial literacy, serve the community, and be better prepared to be productive citizens upon graduation.” Sharon Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Williamstown Bank, is correct that this is “laying a solid financial foundation for their future.” And when students have more reason to be hopeful about their futures, the rest of us can, too.
* As the American Heart Association’s Heart Healthy Hunting campaign returns to West Virginia, it is important for hunters to heed the message. One quarter of the calls received by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division during hunting season are related to heart attacks or strokes. “Hunting is a big part of our Appalachian culture and a tradition for many West Virginia families,” Emily Hanna, government relations director for the American Heart Association, said. “With this campaign, we are helping make sure that this traditional activity is one that our hunters not only enjoy, but one they will come home safely from every time they head out on the trail.” Take advantage of the information, tips, recipes and even blood pressure screenings available through the campaign.