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Vaccines Could Come to Wheeling as Soon as Dec. 12

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WHEELING — The first of the vaccines to prevent COVID-19 could arrive in Wheeling as soon as Dec. 12, according to Howard Gamble, administrator for the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. The first batch of vaccines to come will be a small one, and health care providers working directly ...

Snowfall in the Upper Ohio Valley

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Oglebay Park turned into a winter wonderland overnight Tuesday as the Upper Ohio Valley was blasted with the first snowfall of the winter season. Sseveral deer make their way through the snow near Oglebay’s Pine Room.

Wheeling City Officials Plea for Vigilance Against Virus Surge

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WHEELING — Leaders in the city of Wheeling continue to urge local residents to come together as a community, follow recommended guidelines and help fight the COVID-19 pandemic as the winter season looms. Members of Wheeling City Council met virtually Tuesday and took action on several ...

Marshall County Officials Report 4 More COVID-Related Deaths

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The Marshall County Health Department reported four more COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday evening, bringing the county’s total to 31. Those deaths reported were an 88-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man who were residents at long-term care centers, and two women — one 80 years old and one ...

Centrist Lawmakers Push $908B Plan to Break Virus Impasse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is putting pressure on congressional leaders to accept a split-the-difference solution to the months-long impasse on COVID-19 relief in a last-gasp effort to ship overdue help to a hurting nation before Congress adjourns for the ...

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Warwood

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The Warwood Lions Club held a Christmas tree lighting ceremony (along with several other holiday lighted displays) Tuesday evening in Warwood’s Garden Park. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the club was not able to conduct the annual “Light-UP Warwood Night” event as they have for the past 10 ...

Moundsville Moves Forward with Sanitation Rate Increase

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MOUNDSVILLE – City leaders unanimously voted to proceed with the approval of a 35.4-percent rate increase for the city’s sanitary board, with some Moundsville council members framing the rate hike as a necessary evil. The increase would net the city an additional $274,000, and contribute ...

Wheeling-Ohio County Airport Runway To Be Updated

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WHEELING – Construction work is set for the secondary runway at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, and it will be 75-feet narrower when the project is complete. Ohio County commissioners Randy Wharton and Don Nickerson discussed the project when they met by phone Tuesday night. Commission ...

Ohio, Marshall counties remain ‘red’ on Tuesday COVID-19 map

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With an infection rate of 88.66 per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.65, Ohio County remained in the red on Tuesday's West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' COVID-19 map. Marshall County remained red as well, with an infection rate of 97.32 and a percent ...

Winter Weather in the Forecast

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WHEELING — With the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh predicting a winter weather advisory for the Ohio Valley beginning at 1 a.m. Tuesday, area road crews are prepared to take action in the event roadways require treatment for snowy conditions. Representatives of both the City of ...

Rising COVID Numbers Affecting Hospital Workforce

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As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Ohio Valley, local hospital workforces are feeling the impact of that surge. Wheeling Hospital announced Monday morning that more than 70 employees currently are off the job with COVID-19 or quarantined due to potential exposure to the virus. That ...

W.Va. Ends November with Higher COVID-19 Numbers

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CHARLESTON — With West Virginia closing the chapter on November and state officials expressing hope the vaccines can be distributed in December, the state experienced its worst month ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bottom line is we can’t stop this today,” Gov. Jim Justice said ...

Moderna Asking U.S., European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

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(AP) — Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine ...

COVID Could Silence 2020 ‘Festival of Sound’

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WHEELING – The 2020 “Festival of Sound” at Wheeling Park High School is still slated to happen online later this month, but high COVID numbers could silence the event if students aren’t soon permitted to gather to play. The color “red” is typically associated with the joy of ...

WLU Fall 2020 Commencement To be Virtual

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WEST LIBERTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has sent West Liberty University’s December commencement into the virtual landscape. Social distancing and pandemic restrictions have moved the university to celebrate the fall semester commencement virtually at 11 a.m. Dec. 5. The virtual ceremony ...