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Another COVID-19 Spike Expected in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Another surge in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases is expected as the Belmont County Health Department receives more positive results. Deputy Director Robert Sproul reported five new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive tests in the county to 559. The chief ...

A&B Kia Provides Face Shields To Wheeling Health Right

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BENWOOD – A&B Kia in Benwood provided 117 protective face shields to Wheeling Health Right Tuesday, and there is double that number now on the way to the free health care clinic. The shields are expensive, and the donation will greatly assist the agency, according to Kathie Brown, ...

Moundsville Native Named WVU Beckman Scholar

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MORGANTOWN – Two students with a vested interest in bettering the human condition will spend their final two years as undergraduates conducting funded research as West Virginia University’s first two Beckman Scholars. Abreanne Andlinger, a biology junior from Moundsville, and Kelcie ...

Martins Ferry Crews to Fix Collapsed Storm Drain

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MARTINS FERRY – Work to remedy the collapse of a large storm sewer drain on Seventh Street is expected to start next week. Mayor John Davies said the old pipe is made of brick and is about 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall. He noted different sections of it have collapsed across the city over the ...

Fireworks Display Still On In Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG – Fireworks will be seen over Wellsburg this weekend after all, thanks to the efforts of two local businesses, while another local holiday event, the Oil Can Derby, will return through the efforts of several volunteers. On Monday Randy Hood and Melissa Hood of Traubert’s ...

Wheeling’s New Sign Rule Goes Into Effect Wednesday

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling’s new ordinance prohibiting signs and outdoor advertisements in public rights of way goes into effect this week, and city officials are advising anyone with signs posted in these areas to retrieve them before they are removed by city crews. The new rule is ...

Officials Urge Caution with Fireworks

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WHEELING — As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the general public is being reminded of the hazards associated with the use of fireworks, and those who plan on celebrating are reminded not to use prohibited fireworks within the city. A city ordinance prohibits any fireworks that propels ...

Young Adults Driving Spike in COVID Cases in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — Much like other states across the nation, West Virginia is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases partly driven by young adults in their 20s. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard, 17 percent of the state’s positive COVID-19 ...

Gov. Justice: State Active Coronavirus Cases Still Overreported

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice remained upset Monday about the number of active cases of COVID-19 on the website that tracks the data in West Virginia and again defended the forced resignation of the state’s health officer. Justice, speaking Monday during a coronavirus briefing at the ...

Swan-Shaped Paddle Boats A Big Hit

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Since several new large swan-shaped paddle boats were delivered to Oglebay Park’s Schenk Lake last week, they have been a big hit among park visitors, according to employees. The bright new boats seat up to five members of an individual family.

Pitching In to Help During St. Clairsville Flooding

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Many who could pitched in and lent a hand during heavy rainfall this past weekend. Mayor Kathryn Thalman and other city leaders joined in on Saturday. “Bellview Avenue and Sugar had a lot of water at the bottom of the sewers at the intersection,” she said. “I got a ...

Services Resume at Marshall County Health Dept.

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Numerous services offered by the Marshall County Health Department will resume on July 1, after being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All clinics are by appointment, and visitors are to remain in their car and call 304-845-7840 ext. 101 to let staff know they have arrived. All visitors ...

Officials Eye 2021 for OSU Extension Construction

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WOODSFIELD – Ohio State University Extension officials are hoping to construct a new office building in the coming year. Ohio State University Extension Associate Mary Jo Westfall said the office received approval from the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to set up a new fund for the ...

Outdoor Activities at Oglebay Institute Popular During Pandemic

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WHEELING — As several families participated in Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center’s Salamander Search in a small stream along Falls Drive last week, one thing was quite apparent: Their enjoyment of being outdoors in the midst of nature. While indoor summer ...

West Virginia Expected to End Fiscal Year With Small Surplus

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CHARLESTON — When the 2020 fiscal year ends Tuesday, West Virginia could still end up with a small surplus after sweeping state agencies for cash and utilizing excess Medicaid dollars. Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday how the state plans to avoid a budget deficit due to the economic ...

Wheeling Officials To Look At Homeless Issue in City

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WHEELING — Incoming Wheeling City Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum works with the homeless, and says she and her family were homeless for a short time when she was a teenager. She will be among city officials looking to address the homeless situation in Wheeling in the coming weeks after she ...