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Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 100 in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia has reached 100 dead from the virus, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Health and Human Resources. Gov. Jim Justice cited the death at a coronavirus briefing Friday morning at the Capitol where he also reiterated he remained unwilling to ...

Staying Open Will Be A Challenge

As states began the process of reopening over the last six weeks, some areas across the country saw an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. As a result, some reopening plans have been stalled or, in some cases, walked back. For those still able to move forward with their reopening ...

19 Tanks Found Under Former Straub Lot in Wheeling

WHEELING — Construction crews started work in May to remove what was believed to be just two empty gasoline tanks under the former Straub Honda lot in downtown Wheeling. Since then, workers have uncovered as many as 19 tanks under the property, located at 16th and Main streets. A ...

Author Explores Wheeling’s Role in Sen. McCarthy’s Rise

Editor's Note: Author Larry Tye will speak during the Ohio County Public Library's "Lunch With Books" livestream from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 11. For more information or to watch the video, go to the library's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ohiocountylibrary. WHEELING — Few Americans ...

Paving the Way: U.S. Sen. Capito Talks Infrastructure

CHARLESTON - U.S. 35 through Putnam and Mason counties and Corridor H through the Potomac Highlands might be on opposite sides of the state, but the completion of both roads can connect the state to the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, an effort U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has been working ...

Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

By FREIDA FRISARO and DAVID CRARY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, as officials laid out new details of what lies ahead ...

Man Arrested in Wheeling Island After High-Speed Chase

WHEELING — A 23-year-old Ohio man who authorities say was trying to avoid being arrested on attempted arson and weapons charges allegedly led police on a high speed chase from the south end of Steubenville to Wheeling Island on Thursday. Andrew Whitsett of 4647 Horton Road, Garfield ...

Overnight Closures Planned for Section Of Interstate 470

BETHLEHEM — Nearly three weeks of overnight closures of Interstate 470 are planned for the section between Bethlehem and Elm Grove to allow construction crews to complete the Spruce Street Bridge project. West Virginia Division of Highways officials said from Sunday through Aug. 7, the ...

Momentum Grows for Special Session on C.A.R.E.S. Act Distribution

CHARLESTON — Regardless if he wants or doesn’t want a special session, Gov. Jim Justice might be forced to call one if the West Virginia Legislature meets the threshold to call itself into special session to deal with the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief dollars. Since the ...

Rising COVID-19 Numbers in Northern Panhandle Due to Socializing, Not Testing

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County has seen more than 20 positive cases of COVID-19 cases in the last week, and officials are saying the rise in cases isn’t due to more frequent testing — people are getting sick faster. Threat Preparedness Director Mark Ackermann has been sending out notices ...

Ohio Man Killed in Interstate 70 Crash

MORRISTOWN — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released the name of the man who died Wednesday night in a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 70. Joseph Davis, 43, of Xenia, Ohio, died after the tractor-trailer he was driving hit another tractor-trailer in front of him. It occurred after ...

Boy Scouts postpone National Jamboree in West Virginia due to pandemic

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have postponed next year's National Jamboree in West Virginia, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The increasing number of cases and the pandemic's persistence and unpredictability made it impossible for the Boy Scouts to ...

Mayor, Other City Officials Test Negative for COVID-19

WHEELING — Several city leaders in Wheeling who were tested for COVID-19 last week — after a fellow councilman had tested positive for the novel coronavirus — are seeing results come back as negative. Mayor Glenn Elliott and a number of other city officials who had come into close ...

Marshall County Schools Preparing Re-Entry Plan for September

MOUNDSVILLE — A thick packet of regulations and recommendations will be the guidelines for Marshall County Schools to consider when devising rules for returning to school in the fall. Adhering to the requirements while figuring out which recommendations could best be followed has been the ...

Resident, Three Workers at Good Shepherd Test Positive for COVID-19

WHEELING — A resident and three workers at Good Shepherd Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19 after the entire staff and everyone living at the facility in Wheeling were tested for the coronavirus last week. The three workers were asymptomatic, while the resident had previously ...

Nostalgia: Summer Vacations

If you’re of a certain age, you surely remember packing into the back of the family truckster — sans seat belts, car or booster seats, and most likely common sense, of course — and driving with mom, dad and your siblings to a far-away destination for that long-awaited family vacation. ...

Linsly’s Graduation Still On Despite Gov. Justice’s Order

WHEELING — Graduation for seniors at The Linsly School still will happen July 25 despite a change in statewide restrictions pertaining to outdoor gatherings. Seniors and their families were informed by email this week events at the school will go on as planned. “As you may be aware, West ...