The Wetzel County Commission Feb. 4 signed an agreement with AirEvac to provide free emergency helicopter service to 16,500 Wetzel County residents at an annual cost of $98,000 a year. The agreement covers air ambulance service to residents with a life-threatening illness or injury, from Wetzel or any other county covered by a similar agreement with AirEvac.
Seated in the photo, from left, are Commissioner Larry Lemon, Commission President Bob Gorby and Commissioner Don Mason. Standing are AirEvac officials Greg Jadwin, left, and Harry Male.
"This is an effort to give back to county residents by providing an important service to a rural population," said Lemon. (Photo by Bill Abraham)