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West Virginia To Launch Online Vaccine Appointment Registry

CHARLESTON — With county health departments being inundated with calls for COVID-19 vaccinations and growing waiting lists, West Virginia will have an online appointment and registration system to help get more people into the pipeline. Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials announced ...

Local Health Officials Optimistic About Online Vaccine Registry

WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice’s daily coronavirus press conference revealed that next week will see the unveiling of a statewide online registry for COVID-19 vaccinations, which was met with optimism from local health departments. Mark Ackermann, threat preparedness director for the ...

CARES Act Funds Help Wheeling Finances Remain Stable Amid Pandemic

WHEELING — Despite significant losses in revenues halfway through the fiscal year, the city of Wheeling has remained in good shape financially, thanks in large part to federal CARES Act funds. Even without the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act reimbursements ...

Biden Signs a Burst of COVID-19 Orders, Vows ‘Help Is on the Way’

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America’s war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising progress to reduce infections and lift the siege it has endured for nearly a year. At the same time, he tried to manage ...

Ohio Valley Residents Observe Transition With Interest

WHEELING — America has a new president, and local residents are reflecting on just what that means. For Teddie Grogan, co-chair of the Ohio County Democrat Women, Inauguration Day was a day of celebration tempered with memories of an insurgency at the U.S. Capitol just two weeks ago. “I ...

VP Harris Signals Dawn Of New Chapter in U.S. Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath Wednesday to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Hours after she was sworn in as the first female U.S. vice ...

On Day One, Biden Targets Trump Policies on Climate, Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The new president ...

Lawmakers, Party Leaders React To Biden Transition

MARTINS FERRY — Local political leaders are speaking out following the inauguration Wednesday of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America. Phil Wallace, chairman of the Belmont County Democrat Party, is optimistic about the future of the country following Biden’s ...

Inaugural Poet: ‘Even as We Grieved, We Grew’

NEW YORK (AP) — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.” The 22-year-old Gorman ...

World Leaders Hope for Renewed Cooperation Under President Biden

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world’s most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, ...

Biden’s Bible puts him in line with inaugural tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office on Wednesday using Bibles that are laden with personal meaning, writing new chapters in a long-running American tradition — and one that appears nowhere in the law. The Constitution does not require the use of a ...

Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office. Harris ...