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Kalsey’s Olympic Hopes Altered by COVID-19

Following the Coronavirus

Four years ago Marissa Kalsey was recovering from a serious ankle injury that derailed not only her bid to become an NCAA Division II outdoor pole vault champion, but any hope of making a run for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Fast forward to 2020 and the Waynesburg Central and Westminster ...

Ohio County Positive Coronavirus Cases Reach Double-Digits

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The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department on Monday announced three new positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Currently, the health department is monitoring 10 cases (one early case has been transferred to California). Ohio County and Ohio Valley residents are advised to limit public ...

Gov. DeWine: Ohio Schools Will Remain Closed Through May 1

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Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday afternoon extended the order closing public schools in the state, announcing that they will remain closed through May 1. DeWine made the move one day after President Donald Trump said social distancing recommendations for the entire nation would remain in place ...

Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic. The majority of its 130,000, including stock people and ...

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

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By CANDICE CHOI, LORI HINNANT and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. ...

W.Va. Reports First Coronavirus-Related Death

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CHARLESTON — Nearly two weeks after West Virginia saw its first positive case of the coronavirus, the state reported its first death Sunday from the respiratory virus. The Department of Health and Human Resources reported Sunday night that an 88-year-old woman from Marion County died from ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

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The top infectious-disease expert in the United States is warning that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing. Dr. Anthony Fauci said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that New Orleans and Detroit are showing signs that ...

MC Schools Partnering with The Vue to Feed Students

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MOUNDSVILLE — As thousands of Marshall County students complete their assignments from home, district officials are partnering with a local restaurant to feed them while keeping employees on the clock. Since the closure of the county’s schools earlier this month, Marshall County Schools ...

Post Office Takes Precautions While Still Delivering Mail

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WHEELING — The U.S. Postal Service is taking precautions while working to process and deliver mail for its customers during the coronavirus outbreak, according to federal and local officials. Wheeling Postmaster Ron Burns said they are taking every precaution they can in the mail service ...

Heavy Rainfall Leaves Many Communities Flooded

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WHEELING — Thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and harsh winds left many communities flooded and without power this weekend. Due to the heavy rainfall, several local counties received flash flood warnings which led to numerous roadways becoming closed Saturday. Ohio County Emergency ...

Raynes Candidate For Supreme Court

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WHEELING — Putnam County Assistant Prosecutor Kristina Raynes was a freshman in high school when she watched Justice Margaret Workman — the first woman elected to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — be sworn in to office in 1989. Now with more than 20 years as a prosecutor, ...

Dentists Advised to Halt Routine Care or Elective Procedures

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WHEELING — Area dentists are being urged to restrict their practices to emergency procedures only during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wheeling dentist Dr. Michael Medovic said the American Dental Association and the West Virginia Board of Dentistry have advised dentists to halt routine care and ...

Construction Continues on Wellsburg Bridge

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WELLSBURG – Despite the shutdown of numerous construction sites — locally, regionally and nationally — due to the coronavirus pandemic, workers continue to construct the Wellsburg Bridge. When finished, the new structure will span the Ohio River from about a mile south of Wellsburg on ...

City of Wheeling Suspends Parking Tickets

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WHEELING – City streets seem relatively quiet in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but Wheeling officials are working to help bring a 21st century edge to the downtown business district once the hustle and bustle returns. Last week, officials in the city of Wheeling suspended ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Knowledge is Power With Coronavirus

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In my last column, I talked about the fog of war when it comes to the coronavirus. That’s why more, not less, information is needed from the state on not just positive cases, but the state seems content peddling information that in some cases is two days old. The state Department of Health ...