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Raynes Candidate For Supreme Court

WHEELING — Putnam County Assistant Prosecutor Kristina Raynes was a freshman in high school when she watched Justice Margaret Workman — the first woman elected to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — be sworn in to office in 1989. Now with more than 20 years as a prosecutor, ...

Doctors’ Wives Make Donation to Project HOPE to Honor Physicians

WHEELING — While today is National Doctors’ Day, it is no holiday for area physicians on the front line of the current COVID-19 crisis. No one knows that better than spouses of the local doctors who are meeting the pandemic head-on while maintaining their practices. Lynn Comerci, ...

Dentists Advised to Halt Routine Care or Elective Procedures

WHEELING — Area dentists are being urged to restrict their practices to emergency procedures only during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wheeling dentist Dr. Michael Medovic said the American Dental Association and the West Virginia Board of Dentistry have advised dentists to halt routine care and ...

Shepherdstown couple comes out on top against COVID-19

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Unable to wipe smiles off their faces, Carolyn and James Vigil posted a selfie to Facebook on Friday night with the caption: “We kicked COVID19’s a. Happy Hour for two at Casa de Vigil!” Reported cases Nos. 1 and 2 in the state, the Vigils were the first of the ...

Seventh COVID-19 Case Identified in Ohio County

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Sunday said a seventh positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Ohio County. Currently, the health department is monitoring 7 cases (one early case has been transferred to California). Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Marshall County Health ...

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare

By ABDI GULED and MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons' camp that Habiba Ali calls home. It seemed fantastical: an illness sweeping the world far beyond ...

Sunday Sit-Down: Rabbi Joshua Lief, Temple Shalom, Wheeling

Editor’s note: Rabbi Joshua Lief of Temple Shalom in Wheeling is among a growing number of city natives who have returned to the area to raise their families and make Wheeling a better place to live. Lief is not shy in giving his opinion on a number of topics to make the city grow, as the ...

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 ...