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St. Clairsville Doctor Making House Calls During Coronavirus Pandemic

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A local doctor wants to make sure his patients get the care they need during the coronavirus epidemic — so he is going mobile. Dr. Vic Wood, physician for Doctors Urgent Care in St. Clairsville, on Monday began doing house calls to his patients who are unable to reach ...

Moundsville Passes $12.5M Budget

MOUNDSVILLE – While city leaders don’t know how badly the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the city’s finances, Moundsville’s council passed a $12,525,000 budget Tuesday night with the intention of modifying it in the summer, once the bigger picture becomes clearer. Council ...

Spring has Sprung

The steel sculpture named “Bobo the Elephant” appears to be grazing in a sea of yellow daffodils at the at the Heritage Gateway Park and Sculpture Garden along Main Street in downtown Wheeling on Tuesday as the flowers are beginning to bloom during the first full week of spring. The ...

Marshall County Commission Weighing Meeting Options

MOUNDSVILLE – Trying to strike a healthy balance between carrying out the essential functions of governance and keeping social distancing in place, the Marshall County Commission is weighing its options with how to proceed with their meetings. While Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting ...

Wheeling Heritage Announces Emergency Grants

WHEELING — Wheeling Heritage is accepting applications for its COVID-19 Emergency Grant for professional working artists, entertainers and small business owners who have had a loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. Professional working artists, entertainers or small business owners ...

Yoga Instructor Brings Fitness Online During Crisis

WHEELING — While people are staying home to distance themselves from the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, a Wheeling aerobics instructor is taking the opportunity to bring her classes to the masses. Jill Spangler is an aerobics instructor at the Howard Long Wellness Center who counts ...

McMechen Officials Respond After Birthday Party Held at City Building

McMECHEN – Residents took to social media to observe that a gathering was held at the McMechen City Building over the weekend while locals were advised to hunker down in their homes, but city leaders say the event was on the level. Last Wednesday, McMechen officials announced the city ...

WLU Suspends Search For New President

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University’s Presidential Search Committee is temporarily suspending its efforts in response to the COVID-19 crisis as school officials announced Monday that President Stephen Greiner will remain at his post until at least September rather than retire over the ...

Area Hospitals Implement ‘No Visitor’ Policy

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital, Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale and Acuity Specialty Hospital sites have implemented “no visitor” policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions – with limited exceptions – took effect Monday morning. At the same time, WVU ...

Ohio County Schools To See More Revenue in 2020-21

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools could see as much as $3.7 million extra in the general fund budget for tax year 2020-21, board of education members learned Monday night. Steven Bieniek, business manager for Ohio County Schools, addressed the board during a unique meeting where board members ...

Belmont County Senior Services Still Delivering Meals, Home Care

MARTINS FERRY – Belmont County Senior Services is continuing to provide meal deliveries to homes and medical services to its seniors in need across the county. Gary Armitage, director, said the agency daily makes adjustments as new information about how to deal with the coronavirus is ...

Gianangeli Running for Belmont County Commissioner

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Vince Gianangeli, former director of Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services and current fiscal officer of Colerain Township, has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Belmont County commissioner. Gianangeli, a Colerain resident, is running as an ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Coronavirus Edition

In this time of increased anxiety, worry and in some cases panic over the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice has mostly done a good job trying to encourage people to social distance from others and not panic. What he did Saturday night and last Thursday might have undone a lot of the good he has ...

‘Problem Gambler’ Program Responds to Casino Closures

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s gambling addiction treatment group, 1-800-GAMBLER, is letting residents know that they are still offering help during the COVID-19 crisis. The group, which notes that 1 in 50 West Virginians may have a gambling disorder, said now more than ever it is important ...

Belmont County Coronavirus Patient Being Treated at Wheeling Hospital

One of the two people in Belmont County diagnosed with novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been hospitalized in Wheeling, according to Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner Robert Sproul. The two people, a man and a woman in their 50s, were apparently exposed while attending the Conservative ...

Levin Backs Out of Repurchasing Family Furniture Company

The descendant of the founders of Levin Furniture said on Friday he was canceling a deal to buy the company out of liquidation after the current owner closed stores amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert Levin, grandson of the eponymous founders and former owner/CEO of the ...

$5.9M Awarded To Family of Marshall County Victim

A jury has awarded the family of a Marshall County resident $5.9 million after the owners of the former Speedway store in Glen Dale were found to be partially responsible for the man’s death. In September 2015, a vehicle driven by a Speedway employee crashed into Kevin Jarrett, 59, who was ...

Jefferson Clerk of Courts Releases February Report

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for February. The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $556,897, with $27,065 going to the county and $529,832 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $5,702 and watercraft fees $196. Total fees ...

March 20: Cancellations and Postponements Over Coronavirus Concerns

Because of concern for potential COVID-19 exposure, the following events have been canceled or postponed: Community Events * Crittenton Services’ Paint the Town, set for March 21, is postponed until further notice. * The Festival of Nations, set for March 21 in Weirton, is canceled. * ...

Chick-fil-A in St. Clairsville Has Successful Opening

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Chick-fil-A welcomed hundreds of new customers during its grand opening Thursday. The fast food chain began serving hungry, new customers bright and early at 6:30 a.m. through its drive-thru window only, due to statewide health department restrictions in relation to the ...