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Ohio, Marshall counties remain ‘red’ on Tuesday COVID-19 map

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With an infection rate of 88.66 per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.65, Ohio County remained in the red on Tuesday's West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' COVID-19 map. Marshall County remained red as well, with an infection rate of 97.32 and a percent ...

Winter Weather in the Forecast

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WHEELING — With the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh predicting a winter weather advisory for the Ohio Valley beginning at 1 a.m. Tuesday, area road crews are prepared to take action in the event roadways require treatment for snowy conditions. Representatives of both the City of ...

Rising COVID Numbers Affecting Hospital Workforce

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As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the Ohio Valley, local hospital workforces are feeling the impact of that surge. Wheeling Hospital announced Monday morning that more than 70 employees currently are off the job with COVID-19 or quarantined due to potential exposure to the virus. That ...

W.Va. Ends November with Higher COVID-19 Numbers

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CHARLESTON — With West Virginia closing the chapter on November and state officials expressing hope the vaccines can be distributed in December, the state experienced its worst month ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bottom line is we can’t stop this today,” Gov. Jim Justice said ...

Moderna Asking U.S., European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

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(AP) — Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine ...

COVID Could Silence 2020 ‘Festival of Sound’

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WHEELING – The 2020 “Festival of Sound” at Wheeling Park High School is still slated to happen online later this month, but high COVID numbers could silence the event if students aren’t soon permitted to gather to play. The color “red” is typically associated with the joy of ...

WLU Fall 2020 Commencement To be Virtual

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WEST LIBERTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has sent West Liberty University’s December commencement into the virtual landscape. Social distancing and pandemic restrictions have moved the university to celebrate the fall semester commencement virtually at 11 a.m. Dec. 5. The virtual ceremony ...

W.Va. Drops in Highway Study

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CHARLESTON — An annual report reviewing the performance of highways systems in all 50 states showed that West Virginia dropped 17 places due to increased road fatalities and the condition of bridges, though the state's rankings could improve by next year. The Reason Foundation's 25th Annual ...

New Equipment Being Eyed as Wesbanco Arena Prepped For Action

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WHEELING — Like many other public event venues, WesBanco Arena in Wheeling has been left virtually empty for much of this year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Yet local officials hope new equipment to aid with social distancing will allow more events to move forward with limited capacity ...

Fauci: U.S. May See ‘Surge Upon Surge’ Very Soon

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(AP) — The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. Meanwhile, in a major ...

Wellsburg Plans Holiday Event

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WELLSBURG – Visitors to the city’s downtown business district and its town square often have commented on its pleasant appearance, but the area sees much less foot traffic outside the Wellsburg Applefest and other special events. Angela Staffileno, a Brooke County native, hopes to remedy ...

Cafaro Landlords Sue for Lease Payments

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Two landlords representing the Cafaro Co. are suing a North Carolina restaurant chain for violating its lease agreements at Cafaro properties in St. Clairsville and in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Both the Ohio Valley Mall Co. and the Meadowbrook Mall Co. are plaintiffs in ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Slowing the Pendulum Swing

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I normally steer clear of national politics in this space. I'm paid to pay more attention to West Virginia government and politics. But it doesn't mean I don't observe the national scene since actions by our federal government trickle down to the state. In two weeks, the Electoral College ...