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Local Students Reflect On Lost School Days

WHEELING — They were ready to take their last swing on the baseball field, go to prom, walk the aisle and move on to their next phase of life. The coronavirus outbreak, though, is tugging at the tassels on the mortar boards of high school and college seniors, putting their graduation ...

TIPS FOR THOSE PROVIDING HOME INSTRUCTION

Connie Myer, adjunct instructor for Wheeling University’s Master’s in Education Leadership program, offers the following tips for students and parents dealing with the challenges of at home and online learning: 1. Designate a spot in the home for school work where distractions can be kept ...

The Election Will Go On

CHARLESTON — The May primary in West Virginia is still on, but while county and state election officials work to get absentee ballot applications in the hands of registered voters, those wishing to replace Gov. Jim Justice in November are finding new ways to make their case to ...

Health Officials Strike Balance Between Privacy, Info on Coronavirus

As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in the Ohio Valley, many people are asking if those who have tested positive for the disease may have been someone they know, or may have been in contact with in recent weeks. However, public health professionals are attempting to minimize the ...

Five Cases in Jefferson County, Two in Hancock

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health Department on Saturday confirmed the number who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus has risen to 5. That number includes four females and one male, of which three are between the ages of 50 and 64 and two are between 25 and 49, ...

Updated: Flash Flooding Rocks Parts of Ohio County

Heavy rainfall Saturday in two different fronts dropped several inches of rain and led to minor flooding along U.S. 40 through Triadelphia. Standing water currently has Dallas Pike Road closed, along with several others. At different points late Saturday Ohio County Sheriff's deputies and the ...

The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

By The Associated Press undefined The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the world. No corner of the planet was safe, it seemed: If the virus itself wasn't upending lives, it was the isolation that spread ...

Pandemic Training Being Put To Use for First Time in Ohio Valley

WHEELING — Local emergency response teams have seen many disaster situations played out in the past, but for the first time, plans and training scenarios for a pandemic response are being put to the test in the Ohio Valley. Lou Vargo, director of the Wheeling-Ohio County Homeland Security ...

Justice Expresses Frustration at Death Misinformation

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice was not in a good mood Friday during his weekly coronavirus briefing after a COVID-19 death was falsely reported to the Department of Health and Human Resources on Friday morning “This just makes me flat mad, that’s all there is to it,” Justice said from ...

Ohio County Schools To Distribute Meals Again to Students

WHEELING — Shipments of food for school students will be coming to Ohio County Schools next week, and free meals again will be provided to children ages 2-18. The school district announced it will distribute a first round of meals this Tuesday to students, then prepare a multi-day bag of ...

Helinski Shelter Residents Learn to Sew, Make Masks

WHEELING — Residents of the Helinski Shelter are making cloth face masks as a project that combines learning life skills and helping the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Margo Scott, director of the shelter, came up with the idea. She is teaching six girls how to sew the face masks ...

Outside Hard-Hit Nursing Home, Staffers Find Nervous Public

MORGANTOWN — They can’t get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another’s trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing home dubbed “ ground zero ” for West Virginia’s growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for ...

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the ...

Belmont County confirms 4 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul reported four more residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on Friday morning. Sproul said one is the husband of a woman who had tested positive and been quarantine. The man was quarantined with ...

Are gun shops ‘essential’ businesses during a pandemic?

By LISA MARIE PANE and JIM VERTUNO Associated Press In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stopping background checks for concealed carry ...

A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

By ROBERT BUMSTED and DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory when trying to care for the city's sickest. But it hasn't always been like this — patients ...

House plan on $2.2T virus relief bill hits last-minute snag

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders' plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic 's devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system ran into complications Friday as a maverick conservative threatened to delay ...

Wheeling Hospital CEO Rebuts City’s Efforts With OVMC

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison on Thursday railed against Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott’s efforts to use facilities at the former Ohio Valley Medical Center campus during the COVID-19 crisis, noting that hospital officials already determined it to not be ...