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W.Va. Pausing Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Use

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CHARLESTON — Use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine will be paused in West Virginia until a federal review takes place, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement ...

Demolition Continues On I-70 Bridges Project

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BRIDGEPORT — Traffic on Ohio 7 South near the village of Bridgeport was delayed intermittently throughout the day Tuesday as demolition crews with Swank Construction removed large steel bridge beams from the eastbound side of Interstate 70 as part of the on-going $215 million I-70 Bridges ...

Three COVID Deaths Reported in Marshall County

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MOUNDSVILLE — Two deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported out of Marshall County, both hospitalized at the time of their death. Two men, one 89-years-old and one 53-years-old, reportedly died between Saturday and Monday night, when the Marshall County Health Department released its daily ...

McKinley Leads Pipeline Forum

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CHARLESTON —While President Joe Biden is pitching a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package to Congress, First District Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., reminded people one of Biden’s first acts as president was canceling an infrastructure project with possible repercussions for ...

Marshall County Schools Sets Tentative 2021-22 Schedule

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MOUNDSVILLE -- Marshall County school administrators are operating under a tentative opening date of August 24 for the 2021-2022 school year, ending May 24. The Marshall County School Board is holding two public hearings on the calendar. The first of which was Tuesday and the second is on ...

Huge Wheeling Island Cleanup Effort Coming

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WHEELING — A major, multi-day cleanup effort on Wheeling Island is slated to begin this weekend, and all Island residents are urged to participate. Ward 2 Councilman Ben Seidler said the city of Wheeling’s Operations Department has committed to help make this year’s cleanup bigger ...

W.Va. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 6%

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped down below 6% for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate for March was 5.9%. West Virginia’s March unemployment ...

Belmont County Health Department Seeks Bigger Building

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department board is anticipating vaccinating college students this week against the COVID-19 pandemic, and will approach the county commissioners about the possibility of a new and bigger headquarters in the future. Board member Joel Braido ...

Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Black motorist resigns

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights ...

Tulips on Full Display at Oglebay Park After Early Bloom

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Despite unseasonably cool temperatures Monday, visitors still made it a priority to take in the annual breathtaking displays of colorful tulips at Oglebay Park’s Bissonnette Gardens. As visitors strolled along the meandering red brick path, located between the park’s main offices and the ...

West Virginia Eclipses 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given

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Within the boundaries of West Virginia, there have been more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered since shots started going in arms. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources website, 661,687 first doses have been given out, while 461,008 have now been fully ...

West Virginia Officials Call on Clergy in COVID-19 Vaccine Push

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CHARLESTON — The faith-based community can take a leadership role in encouraging residents to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus, state officials said Monday. “Many parishioners are watching the heads of the parishes, whether it’s the pastors or the reverends or the ...

Mount de Chantal Road On-Ramp to Interstate 70 Will Narrow for Work

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According to the West Virginia Division of Highways, beginning Wednesday, the on-ramp from Mount de Chantal Road to I-70 Eastbound will be restricted to 12 feet wide in order to allow for substructure concrete bridge repairs. This restriction will begin at 7 a.m. daily and continue for ...

Cameron Man Accused of Child Neglect

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Police responding to a disturbance picked up a man who they say was high on drugs, and who continued to attempt to talk to the child he thought was with him, while sitting alone in the back of a police cruiser. On March 13, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies and McMechen police responded to ...