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Ohio County ‘Yellow’ Under New COVID-19 School Map

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WHEELING — The new COVID-19 school map has been released, and Ohio County is yellow, meaning students will be in school this 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 orange, ...

Knitting Group Continues to Create Items For Charity

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WHEELING — A small group of local women who unofficially refer to themselves as “Ladies of the Knit,” continue to meet and create items for charity in the midst of the pandemic. This past Thursday, the knitting group sat in lawn chairs overlooking the Ohio River near Wheeling’s ...

Dirty Job

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A crew member with Badger Daylighting performs hydrovac excavation work around old gas lines beneath Main Street in downtown Wheeling last week as construction workers with Mears Group Inc. continue to install new gas lines for TC Energy over the next few weeks.

Moore Wants to Bring New Ideas to Treasurer’s Office

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WHEELING — During a campaign stop last week, a candidate running for West Virginia State Treasurer, Harpers Ferry resident Riley Moore, said he hopes to bring the record of success he experienced while serving in the state legislature to the state treasurer’s office. Moore, 40, is a ...

W.Va. Coal Association Criticizes Brooke County Power Project

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CHARLESTON — The trade organization representing the coal that has fired power plants for generations is weighing in on a proposed power plant that would be fueled by natural gas. The West Virginia Coal Association wrote a letter Sept. 8 to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority ...

Belmont County Junior Fair Comes to a Close

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont County Junior Fair wrapped up its animal showing events Friday at the fairgrounds. While the COVID-19 pandemic dashed hopes for a full fair, the junior fair board and youth rose to the occasion and put on a successful event. Jenna Duvall of Barnesville was ...

Symphony Auxiliary Seeks Student Volunteers

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WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary is accepting students in grades 9 through 12 for its Student Volunteer Program. Volunteering for the symphony is a great way to help our community, gain good social experience, meet new people, and enjoy wonderful music! The auxiliary recognizes ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Let The Games Begin

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Start the countdown, folks. We’re just 50 days away from the Nov. 3, general elections. Labor Day traditionally marks the official start of campaign season, so expect to see your TVs and radio bombarded with ads, your mailboxes full of mailers, and your streets lined with signs. According ...

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

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By STEPHEN GROVES and DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the ...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

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By ANDREW SELSKY and LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a ...

Trump’s virus debate: Project strength or level with public

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By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." — President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'" — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear." — ...

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

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By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. President Donald Trump's reelection ...

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

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By CARA ANNA and NICK PERRY Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that's free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away. That world is Antarctica, the only continent without ...

Diocese, WVU Health Set Course For Wheeling Hospital’s Future

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WHEELING ­- When the Most Rev. Mark Brennan came to Wheeling in July 2019 to lead the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, he inherited a stand-alone hospital facing the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice for its past business practices. Brennan recognized quickly that if Wheeling Hospital ...

Junior Fair Kids Show Off Their Animals in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Caelyn Crooks enjoys caring for and riding her palomino painted horse named Daisy. Crooks, 12, of Morristown, was among the hundreds of youngsters participating in junior fair competitions and auctions Thursday at the Belmont County Fair. The fair, which continues ...