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Positive COVID-19 Cases Still Going Up in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — The number of infections caused by the novel coronavirus continues its upward climb in West Virginia, but some indicators show the virus might be slowing down. Gov. Jim Justice and state officials gave a COVID-19 briefing Monday at the State Capitol Building. “This is a ...

Ohio, Brooke Counties Working Together on Radio System

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission recently announced it will form a partnership with the Ohio County Commission to improve communications between the county’s 911 call center and emergency departments. Last week, the Brooke County Commissioners approved a resolution calling for the ...

30 Linsly Students Honored as AP Scholars

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WHEELING – Thirty Linsly students, including 20 from the graduated Class of 2020, nine from the current senior class, and one from the current junior class, have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level ...

CCHS Announces 2020 Homecoming Court

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Wheeling Central Catholic High School announced its 2020 Homecoming Court, with some changes this year because of the pandemic. Restrictions due to COVID-19 have limited the activities for Homecoming Week at the school and there will be no dance, but students are still participating in a ...

State Sen. Hoagland Describes Battle With COVID-19

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MARTINS FERRY – Ohio Sen. Frank Hoagland confirmed Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 in August and has since recovered from the illness. Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, said his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Boyd, was the first family member to test positive for the virus. He and his wife, ...

Wheeling Law Firm Pledges $1.25M Gift To WVU College of Law

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MORGANTOWN – The newly-established Fitzsimmons Center for Litigation and Advocacy at the West Virginia University College of Law will provide additional opportunities for students to enhance essential lawyering skills-including understanding and analyzing the applicable substantive and ...

Firefighters battling blaze on Wheeling Island

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WHEELING - The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire reported just after 10 p.m. Monday at 37 S. Penn St. on Wheeling Island that produced smoke visible in the downtown area. Fire department spokesman Philip Stahl said the first crews on scene encountered heavy fire on ...

Brooke County Man Wins Region’s ‘Farm of the Year’ Award

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WELLSBURG — Brooke County resident Eric Freeland, who owns and operates a produce and berry farm near Windsor Heights, has been chosen as West Virginia Northern Panhandle Soil Conservation District 2020 “Farm of the Year” — a distinction he takes great pride in for his family’s ...

Salango Sees COVID-19 Getting Worse in W.Va.

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WHEELING — West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor Ben Salango sees COVID 19 cases in the state continuing to increase this fall as current leadership sits on $1.25 billion in federal federal sent to West Virginia to help stop spread of the virus. Salango arrived by Humvee Saturday to ...

Ohio County ‘Gold’ in Latest COVID-19 Map

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WHEELING — The new COVID-19 school map has been released, and Ohio County is gold, meaning students will be in school four days next week barring enough cases to turn the county red. The school map contradicts the county-level map issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, which showed the county as ...

Wheeling Stabilizes City Finances With CARES Funds

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling has received $3 million in CARES Act reimbursements for municipalities, and the relief funding is being used to help bolster different pillars of the city’s fiscal structure as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact municipal finances. Members of the ...

Biden to GOP Senators: Don’t Jam Through Ginsburg Nominee

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose the election-season rush. The ...

New State Resiliency Officer Briefs Legislative Flood Committee

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CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but lawmakers received a briefing Friday from the office working to fight other kinds of emergencies and disasters, such as flooding. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding met Friday in the House of Delegates ...

Food Box Giveaway Planned in Moundsville

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MOUNDSVILLE – The Marshall County Family Resource Network is partnering with the Mountaineer Food Bank and the City of Moundsville for a food box distribution this week. The Mountaineer Food Bank will be bringing their truck to the Four Seasons Pool parking lot, located at 300 Mulberry ...

Man Charged with Strangling Woman During Sexual Assault

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WHEELING – A Steubenville man faces numerous felony charges after a woman went to police severely bruised after a sexual encounter, which she said was retaliation against her. On Sept. 11, a woman approached the Wheeling Police Department to report that she had been sexually assaulted, with ...

Salvation Army Plans to ‘Rescue Christmas’

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WEIRTON – The Salvation Army in Hancock and Brooke counties is looking to “Rescue Christmas.” With the need for assistance increasing this year, as a result of COVID-19, local officials and volunteers with the Salvation Army are looking ahead to the holiday season, with signups for the ...

Reporter’s Notebook: You Can’t Please Everyone

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Until recently, there hasn’t been any polling released in the race for Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango. So far, all we have is an internal poll paid for by the Justice campaign and conducted by Mark Blankenship, a long-time Republican ...

Trump Says He Will Pick Woman to Replace Ginsburg

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage ...