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W.Va. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 6%

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped down below 6% for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate for March was 5.9%. West Virginia’s March unemployment ...

Belmont County Health Department Seeks Bigger Building

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department board is anticipating vaccinating college students this week against the COVID-19 pandemic, and will approach the county commissioners about the possibility of a new and bigger headquarters in the future. Board member Joel Braido ...

Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Black motorist resigns

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights ...

Tulips on Full Display at Oglebay Park After Early Bloom

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Despite unseasonably cool temperatures Monday, visitors still made it a priority to take in the annual breathtaking displays of colorful tulips at Oglebay Park’s Bissonnette Gardens. As visitors strolled along the meandering red brick path, located between the park’s main offices and the ...

West Virginia Eclipses 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given

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Within the boundaries of West Virginia, there have been more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered since shots started going in arms. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources website, 661,687 first doses have been given out, while 461,008 have now been fully ...

West Virginia Officials Call on Clergy in COVID-19 Vaccine Push

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CHARLESTON — The faith-based community can take a leadership role in encouraging residents to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus, state officials said Monday. “Many parishioners are watching the heads of the parishes, whether it’s the pastors or the reverends or the ...

Mount de Chantal Road On-Ramp to Interstate 70 Will Narrow for Work

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According to the West Virginia Division of Highways, beginning Wednesday, the on-ramp from Mount de Chantal Road to I-70 Eastbound will be restricted to 12 feet wide in order to allow for substructure concrete bridge repairs. This restriction will begin at 7 a.m. daily and continue for ...

Cameron Man Accused of Child Neglect

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Police responding to a disturbance picked up a man who they say was high on drugs, and who continued to attempt to talk to the child he thought was with him, while sitting alone in the back of a police cruiser. On March 13, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies and McMechen police responded to ...

Police: Minnesota Officer Meant To Draw Taser, Not a Handgun

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon ...

Former Wheeling Resident Accused of Making Threatening Phone Calls

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The Wheeling Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of a person who made several threatening phone calls to local schools, businesses and individuals Monday morning. The threats were various in nature, including a bomb threat and the use of lethal force. An arrest warrant has been ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley To Address Wheeling University Grads

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U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., will serve as speaker at Wheeling University’s 63rd commencement ceremony set for 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1 at Bishop Schmitt Field. “It is a great privilege to have Congressman McKinley serve as our commencement speaker and offer the Class of 2021 ...