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WVNCC Transitioning to Virtual Campus Bookstore

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WHEELING – As the Barnes & Noble bookstores at all three West Virginia Northern Community College campuses close, the college is starting an online bookstore that will serve WVNCC for all their course material needs. The college has partnered with Akademos, a virtual campus bookstore, ...

Nutcracker Village in Downtown Steubenville

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Nutcracker Village magically took shape over the weekend in downtown Steubenville. This year, the socially-distanced life-size creations are sprinkled on Fourth and Market streets as well as Old Fort Steuben Park.

Marshall, Ohio Counties Still In High-Risk Categories

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Ohio County remained “orange” on Sunday’s West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID daily alert map, while Marshall County remained “red,” though their numbers in the map’s two main metrics were lower than the day before. Ohio County had a 97.63 infection rate, ...

‘COVID Fatigue’ Is an Echo of Previous Outbreaks

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WHEELING — As the world looks to wrap up nearly a full year since COVID-19 started its spread, it’s been a common pastime to wistfully refer to “before the COVID” hit with nostalgia, reminiscing of fonder times when people could gather in large groups, touch their face in public, and ...

Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution Event Held Saturday

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Bethlehem Apostolic Temple hosted its annual Thanksgiving food distribution event Saturday behind the North Wheeling Community Dream Center. Pictured is West Virginia House of Delegates representative Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, foreground, who was one of more than a dozen volunteers who turned out ...

Clearing Up Confusion About Justice’s Mask Order

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I wrote my column last week prior to last Friday's expansion of the mandatory indoor mask executive order by Gov. Jim Justice. But it seems since that order came out and since the governor's comments saying business owners can call the police on customers who refuse to comply, confusion has ...

Bodies of Men Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

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ROME (AP) — Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday. Parts of the ...

A Thankful Day to Feed the Community

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Bethlehem Apostolic Temple hosted its annual Thanksgiving food distribution event Saturday behind the North Wheeling Community Dream Center. Pictured is West Virginia House of Delegates representative Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, foreground, who was one of more than a dozen volunteers who ...

Retailers Brace as COVID Bears Down on Consumers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear. With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the economy under threat, Story has decided to slash her holiday shopping budget. She’ll spend less than $2,000 this season, down from several thousand dollars in ...

U.S. Voters Support More Police Oversight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies, including some that took years to reach the ballot but grew in urgency after global protests over racial injustice and police ...

Trump Bid to End Vote Certification Tossed

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the ...

Wheeling Salvation Army’s Mission Rings True

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WHEELING — A year-old program at the Salvation Army shelter in Wheeling is opening doors to end the cycle of homelessness for many who are willing to accept accountability and start a new chapter in their lives. According to Capt. Mark Van Meter, commander of the Salvation Army in Wheeling, ...