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Local Students Reflect On Lost School Days

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WHEELING — They were ready to take their last swing on the baseball field, go to prom, walk the aisle and move on to their next phase of life. The coronavirus outbreak, though, is tugging at the tassels on the mortar boards of high school and college seniors, putting their graduation ...

TIPS FOR THOSE PROVIDING HOME INSTRUCTION

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Connie Myer, adjunct instructor for Wheeling University’s Master’s in Education Leadership program, offers the following tips for students and parents dealing with the challenges of at home and online learning: 1. Designate a spot in the home for school work where distractions can be kept ...

The Election Will Go On

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CHARLESTON — The May primary in West Virginia is still on, but while county and state election officials work to get absentee ballot applications in the hands of registered voters, those wishing to replace Gov. Jim Justice in November are finding new ways to make their case to ...

Five Cases in Jefferson County, Two in Hancock

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health Department on Saturday confirmed the number who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus has risen to 5. That number includes four females and one male, of which three are between the ages of 50 and 64 and two are between 25 and 49, ...

Updated: Flash Flooding Rocks Parts of Ohio County

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Heavy rainfall Saturday in two different fronts dropped several inches of rain and led to minor flooding along U.S. 40 through Triadelphia. Standing water currently has Dallas Pike Road closed, along with several others. At different points late Saturday Ohio County Sheriff's deputies and the ...

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

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By The Associated Press undefined The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the world. No corner of the planet was safe, it seemed: If the virus itself wasn't upending lives, it was the isolation that spread ...

Pandemic Training Being Put To Use for First Time in Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — Local emergency response teams have seen many disaster situations played out in the past, but for the first time, plans and training scenarios for a pandemic response are being put to the test in the Ohio Valley. Lou Vargo, director of the Wheeling-Ohio County Homeland Security ...

Justice Expresses Frustration at Death Misinformation

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice was not in a good mood Friday during his weekly coronavirus briefing after a COVID-19 death was falsely reported to the Department of Health and Human Resources on Friday morning “This just makes me flat mad, that’s all there is to it,” Justice said from ...

Ohio County Schools To Distribute Meals Again to Students

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WHEELING — Shipments of food for school students will be coming to Ohio County Schools next week, and free meals again will be provided to children ages 2-18. The school district announced it will distribute a first round of meals this Tuesday to students, then prepare a multi-day bag of ...

Helinski Shelter Residents Learn to Sew, Make Masks

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WHEELING — Residents of the Helinski Shelter are making cloth face masks as a project that combines learning life skills and helping the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Margo Scott, director of the shelter, came up with the idea. She is teaching six girls how to sew the face masks ...

Outside Hard-Hit Nursing Home, Staffers Find Nervous Public

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MORGANTOWN — They can’t get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another’s trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing home dubbed “ ground zero ” for West Virginia’s growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for ...

Swank Expected to Restart Construction on I-70 Bridges

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Following a two-week pause in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Swank Construction is expected to resume work on the I-70 Bridges Project next week, according to officials with the West Virginia Divisions of Highways. Swank notified state officials March 16 that the company was delaying ...

Animal Hospitals, Pet Supply Stores to Remain Open

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As many people are spending more time bonding with their pets at home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, animal hospitals and pet supply stores are permitted to remain open to help us take care of our furry companions. Stay-at-home orders in effect in both West Virginia and Ohio maintain ...

Elementary Art Education Gets OnLine Pop Art From Warhol

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Art education will continue in Ohio County elementary schools next week with some inspiration from Pittsburgh native and pop artist Andy Warhol. When students in grades 1-5 receive their at-home assignment packets on Monday, included will be a choice of art assignments and an opportunity to ...