Eamon O'Meara, WDBJ7

Eamon O'Meara


Blacksburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Eamon:

Virginia Tech Remembrance Weekend to feature several events in honor of 32

Monday April 16 marks the 11th anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, and instead of a Day of Remembrance, it's more of a weekend. → Read More

As emergency shelters close, Red Cross and Rescue Squad give tips for power outages

More than 8,000 customers were still without power Wednesday, according to Appalachian Power's latest numbers. → Read More

Montgomery County sets proposed budget, increases tax rate 1.5 cents, pending public hearing

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget which will include a tax rate increase of 1.5 cents. → Read More

Virginia Tech team designs device to help change disabled veteran's wheelchair wheels

While the snow can be a burden for anyone, it causes unique problems for people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. But a team at Virginia Tech believes they've solved one big problem after working with a disabled veteran. → Read More

Radford University nursing students training for mass casualty disasters

In Radford, the nurses of tomorrow are getting hands on training for what to do in a mass casualty disaster. → Read More

Radford University investigating videos of student using racial slurs against fellow student

Radford University officials are investigating a series of Facebook videos which appear to show one student using racial slurs against his roommate in a confrontation. → Read More

Blacksburg High School donates to Radford High School student battling cancer

A high school student battling cancer got some help, not from his school, but from a rival. → Read More

City of Radford teams up with Virginia Tech to build train observation platform

The City of Radford is teaming up with Virginia Tech to build something they hope raises tourism in the area. → Read More

Doctors urge people with flu symptoms to be tested with vaccine ineffective on common strain

Doctors usually say patients should not go to doctor's offices if they're sick with it. But a doctor at Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital said that’s changing because the flu shot this year has no effect on the most of the flu out there. → Read More

Virginia Interfaith Center calls for Medicaid expansion from legislators

As Virginia lawmakers continue their second day of General Assembly Thursday, one major issue hoping to be tackled is healthcare reform. Thursday morning, one group called upon legislators to do, what they called, the right thing. → Read More

EMS services add equipment and protocol for frigid temperatures

While many are doing their best to stay warm, emergencies can happen. And if people need help, ambulances are ready to keep them warm. → Read More

Warming water pipes, checking for leaks important during extreme cold

While people can feel bitter cold weather, something they may not remember, which are freezing as well, could be pipes. And the damage it can cause, could cost homeowners thousands. → Read More

Galax packs $30,000 of food to provide Christmas meals for less fortunate

When thinking of Christmas, many people focus on presents under the tree. But about 300 volunteers in one hometown are thinking about Christmas meals. → Read More

Virginia Tech Rescue Squad purchases new, efficient ambulance with 8 years of savings

With a growing population at Virginia Tech coming, emergency crews on campus were in need of better equipment. Wednesday they were showing off one of their biggest new additions, a new ambulance. → Read More

Wythe County remembers murder victims with candlelight vigil

Nearly 100 people stood in the cold Monday night to honor the lives of two young men killed late Tuesday night. Friends and families of Aidan Dawson and Ray Rodriguez held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to say goodbye. → Read More

Virginia Tech fans excited for Bowl game appearance, begin plans to travel

The Virginia Tech football team is playing a Bowl game again this year. The school said it's their 25th consecutive bowl game. That's the longest active streak in the country and third longest in history, according to the Athletic Department. → Read More

Heroes honored in Montgomery County for saving victims of two fiery car crashes

Heroes were honored for their quick action in saving people in two different Montgomery County car crashes during the month of October. → Read More

Christiansburg applies for V-DOT support to build more sidewalks and trails

Among the street projects going on in one hometown, the local government is looking to create new travel opportunities for people who don't, or can't, drive. → Read More

Christiansburg residents, business owners react to busy intersection redesign

People were learning more Thursday night about changes coming to what some call a crowded and confusing intersection in the New River Valley, at North Franklin Street and Cambria Street in Christiansburg. → Read More

Arsenal issues rebuttal resolution to Blacksburg over environmental hazards

Two days after the Blacksburg Town Council adopted a resolution urging the Radford Army Ammunition Plant to address environmental hazards, the Arsenal released a rebuttal resolution. → Read More