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Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches Monday in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. There was speculation that two of the five most powerful conferences — the Big Ten ...

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players pushing for the opportunity to play this season despite the pandemic. Reynolds, one of the organizers behind a players' rights ...

Bethany Native Highlights W.Va.’s Diversity in PBS Documentary

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WHEELING — Unlike any year in recent memory, 2020 has given Americans a common enemy and a shared challenge. Amid a contrast cycle of bad news, Clara Haizlett, a local filmmaker, aims to help capture Americans’ common humanity during this dark time. In January, PBS celebrated its 50th ...

High Schools in Wheeling Come Together for Social Justice

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School is partnering with The Linsly School and Wheeling Central Catholic High School to address racism and social injustice. Wheeling Park Principal Meredith Dailer said the new “Wheeling Social Justice Allies” was formed to create student affinity ...

Hanging Tough

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Hailey Workman, 10, of Cambridge, has fun making her way through Oglebay Park’s Aerial Challenge with other family members on Friday.

Family Services Sees Huge Increase in Meals Served to Seniors

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WHEELING — The COVID-19 pandemic for months has posed a threat to the health and wellbeing of local residents — especially those who are most vulnerable, including senior citizens. For many seniors living at home, the safest way to avoid the virus is to continue sheltering in place as ...

Barrier Fence Repairs, Rock Removal Continue on W.Va. 2

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GLEN DALE – West Virginia Division of Highways crews are continuing removing large boulders and debris and performing barrier fence repairs along the northbound side of W.Va. 2 between McMechen and Glen Dale when time permits, DOH District 6 Engineer Tony Clark said. Along the stretch of ...

‘Staying Clean’ Car Show Canceled Due to COVID-19

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The decision was a difficult one, but organizers of the annual Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Car, Bike and Truck Show have canceled the community event and fundraiser for drug prevention this year due to the coronavirus. Just last month, Belmont County Common Pleas ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Concerned and Unconcerned

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In this day and age, it seems that it is frowned upon to have competing thoughts in one’s head. You either must think one way or the other, but Heaven forbid you see things both ways. For example, I can believe the COVID-19 pandemic is serious, and it is, while also believing some people ...

Lunch With Books Recalls McCarthy’s Visit to Wheeling

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WHEELING — Join the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch With Books Livestream program at noon Tuesday, Aug. 11 when renowned author Larry Tye will present “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy,” recalling St. Joseph’s McCarthy’s famous speech in Wheeling. View ...

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

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By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead of a scheduled meeting with President ...

Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland protests

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By MARTHA BELLISLE and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland, Oregon, defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early ...

Virus causing financial pain even for people still working

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By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Getting her job back should have been a relief for Leesa Huddleston. A kitchen worker at an Indiana casino, Huddleston returned in June after a three-month furlough caused by the coronavirus. She felt fortunate to no longer be among ...

Brazil marks grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

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By MARCELO DE SOUSA Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been ...

West Virginia Colleges Prepare to Welcome Students Amid Pandemic

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WHEELING — When COVID-19 spread across the country this spring, most schools had to close suddenly and unexpectedly. Now, with months of planning and preparation under their belts, administrators at local colleges and universities hope students’ return to campuses this month will happen ...

Moundsville Man Honored For His Heroic Actions

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MOUNDSVILLE — A local man was lauded by friends and city officials for throwing himself into harm’s way to save a woman who was being attacked by dogs. Jose Castro was given a certificate of recognition from Moundsville City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Councilman Phil Remke, who ...

Ohio Offering Tax-Free Weekend for Back-to-School

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE —Ohio is helping to welcome children back to school with its annual tax-free sales weekend. With school slated to begin in the coming weeks, the state is helping families purchase back-to-school clothing and supplies with an annual tax-free weekend. The tax holiday began ...