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Miller, Kestner Sworn In to Marshall BOE

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MOUNDSVILLE — Two longtime members of the Marshall County Board of Education were sworn back to their posts Monday night. John Miller, first elected in 2012, and Lori Kestner, first elected in 2004, return for another four-year term. Miller was re-elected as board president by vote of board ...

Teachers Express Thoughts on School Re-Entry

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WHEELING — Ohio County teachers — as well as those across West Virginia — are expressing concerns with a return to school in a coronavirus era. They have asked school administrators: Will there be enough protective equipment for students and staff? Also, they wonder how they quickly ...

Free Legal Aid for Ohioans Wednesday

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MARTINS FERRY – The Justice Bus will be in Belmont County at the GRACE Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry for the bi-monthly Free Legal Clinic. The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office and technology hotspot that allows attorneys to travel through the state and provide legal ...

Lack of Funding Blocks Monroe Wastewater Project

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WOODSFIELD – After two decades in the works the Ohio & Lee Water & Sewer company’s wastewater project remains at a standstill. The utility company’s wastewater system is in need of major upgrades. The project has been discussed for the past 20 years, but due to high repair costs ...

Gov. Justice Says Masks Are Mandatory

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Masks mandatory indoors after weekend spike in coronavirus cases CHARLESTON - With coronavirus cases coming in higher the last five days than at any point during the worst of the outbreak last spring, Gov. Jim Justice ordered Monday that masks be worn indoors effective at midnight this ...

Council to Move on Design Of Police, Fire Headquarters

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WHEELING — The ink has hardly dried on the closing paperwork in which the city of Wheeling took ownership of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Property, but city council is set to move forward with design work for new headquarters to house its police and fire departments. On Tuesday ...

Church Officials Working to Keep Members Safe

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WHEELING — Outbreaks at several churches across West Virginia have contributed to some of the rising COVID-19 numbers in the state, including in Marshall and Ohio counties. While there hasn’t been an issue at Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville, they are still prepared, Pastor C.J. ...

The Reopening: Churches Navigate Reopening During Pandemic

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The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

Military Leader During American Revolution Settled in Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG – While the creations of West Virginia and Brooke County were many years away when the American Revolution was being fought, the county later became home to a military leader who fought in many of its battles. Ruby Greathouse, curator of the Brooke County Museum and Cultural ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Balanced Budget or Not?

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The Independence Day weekend and the week leading up to it is typically a boring time in state government. When it coincides with the end of the fiscal year, a year that had already seen lower-than-expected tax revenue have gasoline thrown on it by the coronavirus, it gets less boring. I told ...

Marshall County Board of Education Members Being Sworn In Tonight

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MOUNDSVILLE – Two members of the Marshall County Board of Education will continue on the the school board when they sworn-in to another four-year term tonight. John Miller, who served as board president, and Lori Kestner both won re-election in June. Miller has served on the board since ...

Ohio Valley Mall Unveils ‘The Place We Call Home’ Mural

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two local tourism organizations unveiled a new historical timeline mural for all to enjoy at the Ohio Valley Mall. Belmont County Tourism partnered with the Wheeling/Ohio County WV Convention & Visitors Bureau and the mall to create a large mural for residents to enjoy ...

Free COVID-19 Testing Planned in Marshall County

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MOUNDSVILLE — Free COVID-19 testing will be made available at sites in McMechen and Moundsville this week. To increase COVID-19 testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, state Department of Health and Human ...