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Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors but as shaken personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. Trump is the only ...

Teachers union plans lawsuit over W.Va. schools return plan

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PARKERSBURG — A statewide teachers union is planning to file an injunction regarding the return of students to in-person schooling next week. The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia announced Thursday plans to file an injunctive action against the West Virginia Board of Education, ...

Most Marshall County Teachers Wary of 5-Day In-Person Return

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MOUNDSVILLE — A wide swath of Marshall County teachers are against returning to five-day in-person instruction on Jan. 19, a county teachers’ union officer said at a recent school board meeting. During the Marshall County Board of Education’s Tuesday meeting — a night before the West ...

Eastern Panhandle Counties Decide on School Return Plans

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County school districts in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle decided in recent days their school reopening plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Jim Justice's urges to open schools on Jan. 19. The Berkeley County Board of Education’s plan moves forward with the intention to ...

Capital City Security High During Expected Inauguration Protests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — After a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to halt the vote count that would certify Joe Biden as president-elect, security is being stepped up in Columbus and other state capitals ahead of his inauguration. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ...

Full COVID Vaccinations in W.Va. Pass 20K Mark

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The state of West Virginia passed another COVID-19 milestone Thursday, this one a positive. West Virginia passed the 20,000 mark in full COVID vaccinations, now having fully inoculated 20,004 across the state, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources Thursday COVID-19 ...

EORH Vaccinates First Responders

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MARTINS FERRY – Dozens of first responders received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, thanks to East Ohio Regional Hospital. Though the hospital is not open to the public for business yet, it offered Belmont County first responders the opportunity to receive their first ...

Hearing Set for 19th Street Property Cleanup Plan

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WHEELING – City and state officials are moving toward cleaning up contamination at the former warehouse property on 19th Street in Wheeling, which was recently purchased by the city. As part of the city’s application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s ...

Wheeling Man Arrested in Fleeing Incident

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WHEELING – Wheeling Police arrested a man Sunday after a fleeing incident in downtown Wheeling. Police said Philip Joseph Humphries, 45, of Wheeling, was arrested on charges of fleeing, receiving or transferring stolen goods and driving while suspended. According to police reports, an ...

Double Fatal Crash on Ohio 145 in Belmont County

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BEALLSVILLE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed two people on Ohio 145 near mile post 2 in Belmont County on Wednesday. The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. A 2009 Ford Escape driven by Dustin Shriver, 25, of Beallsville was traveling south and ...

Trump impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an extraordinary end to the defeated president's tenure in the White House. The ...

Unclear who presides at Trump trial if he’s out of office

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By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says the chief justice is to preside at the impeachment trial of a president. But what about an ex-president? Like so much else about the Constitution, the answer is subject to interpretation. If President Donald ...

Trump Impeached Again

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed ...

Members of Congress from W.Va., Ohio Say ‘No’ to Impeachment

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WHEELING — While 10 Republicans in the United States House of Representatives voted in an otherwise partisan action to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday, West Virginia’s three representatives were not among them. Trump was impeached for an unprecedented second time of ...

W.Va. Lowers COVID Vaccination Age to 70 and Older

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Two major announcements came out of Gov. Jim Justice's COVID-19 pandemic briefing Wednesday morning. The governor announced effective Wednesday the age for vaccinations will drop from 80 and older to 70 and older. The goal is to get to residents 65 and older as soon as possible, maybe next ...

W.Va. School Board Nixes Full-Time Remote Learning

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to prevent county school systems from opting for remote learning after Jan. 19, adopted in-person instruction for West Virginia schools. Virtual learning through West Virginia Virtual Academy or local county ...

W.Va. Senate, House Meet for First Time in 2021

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CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates gaveled in for the first time in 2021 on Wednesday - the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state. Wednesday's first day of session was mostly ceremonial, with lawmakers adjourning until Wednesday, Feb 10. ...

After 515 Days of Prayer, EORH is Blessed, Dedicated

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MARTINS FERRY – East Ohio Regional Hospital received a blessing Wednesday by local clergy in advance of the anticipated reopening of the facility in the next couple weeks. In addition to clergy, COO Bernie Albertini and owner Dr. John Johnson, the prayer and dedication event was attended by ...