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Marshall County Commencements to be Broadcast Sunday

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MOUNDSVILLE — Due to public health concerns over COVID-19 and a lack of suitable gathering space, Marshall County’s seniors will have their graduation ceremony broadcast this weekend rather than hold an in-person commencement. School administrators held John Marshall and Cameron high ...

Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

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(AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for political reasons against the will of families. “We want to reopen the schools. Everybody wants it. ...

Wheeling Rotary Hears Plans for Streetscape

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WHEELING – A $30 million streetscape project for downtown Wheeling could go out to bid by the end of 2020, according to Gabe Hays, director at the Wallace-Pancher Group in St. Clairsville. Hays and Charlie Swart, design engineer with District 6 for the West Virginia Department of ...

Three Appointed to Arts and Cultural Commission in Moundsville

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MOUNDSVILLE – Moundsville’s city leaders have selected three residents to join them on the city’s new Arts and Culture Commission. The city council approved the appointments Kathy Fox, Nick Healy and Joy VanScyoc during its Tuesday night meeting. They will join council members Breanna ...

Grocery Industry Honors Two Female Leaders at Ziegenfelder

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WHEELING – The Ziegenfelder Company announced owner Lisa Allen and operation manager Breanna Humphries were recently named two of the 2020 Top Women in Grocery. Each year since 2007, Progressive Grocer has recognized women who strengthen the retail food industry by giving back to their ...

Miller, Kestner Sworn In to Marshall BOE

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MOUNDSVILLE — Two longtime members of the Marshall County Board of Education were sworn back to their posts Monday night. John Miller, first elected in 2012, and Lori Kestner, first elected in 2004, return for another four-year term. Miller was re-elected as board president by vote of board ...

Teachers Express Thoughts on School Re-Entry

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WHEELING — Ohio County teachers — as well as those across West Virginia — are expressing concerns with a return to school in a coronavirus era. They have asked school administrators: Will there be enough protective equipment for students and staff? Also, they wonder how they quickly ...

Free Legal Aid for Ohioans Wednesday

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MARTINS FERRY – The Justice Bus will be in Belmont County at the GRACE Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry for the bi-monthly Free Legal Clinic. The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office and technology hotspot that allows attorneys to travel through the state and provide legal ...

Lack of Funding Blocks Monroe Wastewater Project

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WOODSFIELD – After two decades in the works the Ohio & Lee Water & Sewer company’s wastewater project remains at a standstill. The utility company’s wastewater system is in need of major upgrades. The project has been discussed for the past 20 years, but due to high repair costs ...

Gov. Justice Says Masks Are Mandatory

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Masks mandatory indoors after weekend spike in coronavirus cases CHARLESTON - With coronavirus cases coming in higher the last five days than at any point during the worst of the outbreak last spring, Gov. Jim Justice ordered Monday that masks be worn indoors effective at midnight this ...

Council to Move on Design Of Police, Fire Headquarters

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WHEELING — The ink has hardly dried on the closing paperwork in which the city of Wheeling took ownership of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Property, but city council is set to move forward with design work for new headquarters to house its police and fire departments. On Tuesday ...

Church Officials Working to Keep Members Safe

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WHEELING — Outbreaks at several churches across West Virginia have contributed to some of the rising COVID-19 numbers in the state, including in Marshall and Ohio counties. While there hasn’t been an issue at Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville, they are still prepared, Pastor C.J. ...

The Reopening: Churches Navigate Reopening During Pandemic

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The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...