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Marshall County Schools Increase In-Class Days

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Students at Marshall County Schools who have been attending in-person schooling two days a week will be doubling that come October. On Wednesday, Superintendent Shelby Haines announced that schools would be shifting gears from Level 3 -- two days of in-person instruction, with three days of ...

Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling Upgrades Protective Measures

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Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling is using a federal grant to upgrade technology and other safety measures to protect the health of its residents, staff and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. Administrator Donald Kirsch announced that the nursing home received about $600,000 in ...

Miners Triaged, One Hospitalized After Cameron Mine Fire

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From STAFF REPORTS CAMERON -- One man was taken to Wheeling Hospital after an electrical fire at a coal mine in Cameron. The fire started shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday at the American Consolidated Natural Resources Inc. Marshall County Mine, according to Marshall County Director ...

Gov. Tours I-70 Bridges Project in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice visited the work site at the Fulton Bridges on Tuesday afternoon, evaluating the progress on the I-70 Bridges Project as one part nears completion. Justice came by to visit the work site for the first time since the project began, and on the last day that the ...

UPDATE: Menards Store Scheduled to Open Oct. 19 at The Highlands

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Editor's Note: Information provided by Ohio County Commissioner Tim McCormick on the opening date of the Menards store in The Highlands was incorrect. According to the store’s general manager, the location will open to the public Oct. 19. This story has been updated to reflect the correct ...

Perdue: State Doing Financially Well During Pandemic

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WHEELING — West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue says the state’s finances continue to do well during the COVID-19 pandemic, but his office is struggling to get out financial education to the state’s school children. Perdue, who is seeking re-election to his seventh term in office, ...

Direct Loan For Brooke County Power Project Approved

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved the Brooke County Power project for a direct loan to help the natural gas plant become closer to a reality. According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the board of directors for the West Virginia Economic ...

Trump Holds Rally at Pittsburgh Airport

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that in 42 days, he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd.” My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent ...

Man Charged With Arson in Wheeling Island House Fire

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WHEELING – A suspect has been arrested and accused of arson after a fire Monday night destroyed a house on Wheeling Island. Firefighters were called to 37 S. Penn St. shortly after 10 p.m. when flames and smoke were seen coming from the house by neighbors. As firefighters arrived, the ...

Senior Centers Planning to Reopen in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County’s senior centers are planning to reopen after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Senior Services Director Dwayne Pielech said strict rules will be in place. Pielech said as of Monday, the state is allowing agencies including senior centers ...

Benwood Man Charged After Nearly Shooting Another During Fight

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ALLENDALE – A man faces felony charges after allegedly drawing a gun and shooting at a man during a fight. Around 8 p.m. Sept. 11, Marshall County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting shots fired on Fremont Drive, just behind Our Lady of Peace School. There, police found and ...

Man’s Body Discovered Sunday in Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND – The results of an autopsy are pending on an unidentified body discovered Sunday afternoon in Hancock County. Chief Deputy Art Watson of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the department received a call around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting the discovery of a body on ...

Ohio County Business Owners Tell Their Pandemic Tale

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WHEELING — They’ve struggled to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they have filed legal action against state orders financially affecting their business. Several Wheeling businesses last week filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West ...

Free COVID-19 Testing Clinic Held Monday at The Highlands

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Health Department conducted a one-day COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic at The Highlands on Monday as coronavirus cases in the county are on the rise. The clinic was in response to a recent state mandate calling for additional testing when a county’s numbers ...