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NEWS IN BRIEF 07/06/09

Film office sets Huntington session

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Film Office is sponsoring a workshop to help communities recruit more film production to the state.

The workshop is scheduled for July 10 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Director Pam Haynes says community leaders need to be prepared when their region is chosen for filming.

Previous workshops have been held in Charleston, Follansbee, Lost River, Martinsburg, Weirton and Wheeling.

OLBH honored as

‘Fit-Friendly Company’

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement for helping employees eat better and move more. It is the second straight year OLBH has received platinum level recognition. OLBH is the only company in the region to receive platinum level status.

Platinum-level employers:

Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace

Increase healthy eating options at the worksite

Promote a wellness culture in the workplace

Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture

Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness

“We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible by promoting physical activity and employee wellness at OLBH,” Kevin Halter, OLBH CEO, said.

“We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company for the second straight year. By focusing on the health of our employees, we also impact the health of families and the health of our community.”

OLBH offers zumba, Weight Watchers, smoking cessation, walking programs and other “get fit”-related opportunities to its employees.