Belmont County Fair Is Back


The 172nd annual Belmont County Fair is officially underway as officials raised the flag and cut the ribbon during Monday’s opening ceremony. A small crowd gathered as the American Flag was raised at the flagpole followed by fair board members and county officials cutting the ceremonial ...

Dark COVID-19 Days Ahead in Winter, Governor Jim Justice Warns

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CHARLESTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better with cold weather coming, the governor of West Virginia warned Monday. People are going to be inside more, according to Gov. Jim Justice at his Labor Day online pandemic briefing. “I personally believe that ...

Union Local School Board Mandates Masks


Classes will begin with masked faces today, following a special meeting of the Union Local Board of Education Monday to review COVID-19 policies during the resurging pandemic, fueled by the more contagious delta variant. The meeting lasted close to three hours. Following a closed-door ...

150 Quarantined In Ohio County Schools

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WHEELING — Ohio County Schools reports 28 active COVID cases in the school district as of Friday, and that 150 students and teachers are quarantined as numbers continue to increase. Mask wearing by students and staff is optional but recommended in the school district following a decision by ...

Officials: Many COVID-19 Variants, Little Difference

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WHEELING — After the initial wave of COVID-19 ravaged the country, subsequent surges in the virus were identified by the designations of their variant viruses — most prominently the delta variant, with more, such as the alpha, gamma, and recently-identified mu variants popping up ...