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Covered Bridge Festival Is Canceled

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The 50th annual installment of the Covered Bridge Festival, initially scheduled for September, has been canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which spans eight locations in Washington County and two in Greene County, features traditional arts and ...

Take Me Home: Helping to Stop Homelessness in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON - Homelessness among school students, those transitioning from foster care and juvenile offenders re-entering society is a growing problem in West Virginia. But on the congressional level and by folks working the problem on the ground, these children and young adults are getting a ...

Several Martins Ferry City Workers Quarantined

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MARTINS FERRY — The city of Martins Ferry has been forced to quarantine a number of its workers after one employee was diagnosed with COVID-19. Mayor John Davies said via social media that half of the city’s workforce would be quarantined for 14 days because of the positive case, a man ...

Justice: Mask-Wearing Could Become Mandatory

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CHARLESTON — As cases of the coronavirus spike across the country and in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he is seriously considering mandating face masks and covering in buildings. “I am very seriously considering that at the beginning of next week we may very well have to ...

Local Health Officials Hopeful Of Mask Mandate

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WHEELING — Local health officials said they would overwhelmingly support a statewide mandate requiring people to wears masks indoors after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice floated the idea Thursday. While Justice said he has not made a final decision about requiring masks to be worn in ...

Ohio County Schools Considering Five-Day In-School Week

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WHEELING — Administrators with Ohio County Schools still want students back in the classroom five days each week when classes start next month, but they acknowledge that plan could change if local coronavirus threats continue to increase. Students spent the last nine weeks of this past ...

DeWine Unveils Color-Coded Alert System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has new guidelines for returning to classrooms this fall, as well as a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions. Gov. Mike DeWine made the ...

Confirmed Cases Are Rising in 40 of 50 States

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend. With the number of daily ...

Sports Complex at The Highlands Close to Opening

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A media preview day has been scheduled for next Friday at the new Highlands Sports Complex as the mammoth facility gets closer to opening, Ohio County Commission President Tim McCormick said. While construction is nearly completed on the sport complex, McCormick said some final details are ...

WHEELING ELKS LODGE DECORATES MAIN STREET BANK

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Pat Duffy, Americanism chairman for Wheeling Elks Lodge 28, offers this display of American history in the lobby of Main Street Bank in downtown Wheeling. Duffy said it’s the club’s way of reminding the public about the significance of celebrating this country’s heritage. The display ...

C.A.R.E.S. Act Funding Coming Along Slowly

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While state-level politicians have concerns over how funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act is being disbursed, a Marshall County official said the funding is being distributed somewhat slowly, but it’s coming. Marshall County Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel ...

Wetzel County Hospital Joins WVU Health System

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Wetzel County Hospital has officially joined the West Virginia University Health System. In January, the hospital in New Martinsville signed a letter of intent to join the WVU Health System and a Certificate of Need application was filed with the West Virginia Health Care Authority. The ...

Wheeling City Council Begins New Chapter

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WHEELING — The next four years of Wheeling’s history will be guided in many ways by seven people who on Wednesday took their oath of office at West Virginia Independence Hall. Mayor Glenn Elliott and Wheeling City Council members gathered with their family members on the third floor of ...

Chacalos, Norton Take BOE Seats

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education started its new term Wednesday by swearing in two new members and selecting a new board president. Grace Norton and Peter Chacalos assumed their desks after receiving the oath of office from Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims. They were elected ...

Ohio County Virtual Lions Club Position Flags

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More than a dozen members of the Ohio County Virtual Lions Club positioned 75 American flags on the front lawn of the Oglebay Mansion Museum Wednesday as part of their “Flags for Heroes” display for the Fourth of July holiday. Each flag is sponsored by someone who wants to recognize their ...

Sen. Manchin Criticizes Gov. Justice’s C.A.R.E.S. Act Plans

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s lone Democratic U.S. Senator took to the airwaves Tuesday to express his frustrations with Gov. Jim Justice, what he calls the slow pace of distributing funding to local governments and a plan to use coronavirus relief funds for highway projects. Sen. Joe ...