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Ohio County reports 56 new COVID-19 cases

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 56 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday night. That brings the county's total to 1,481 cases and 18 COVID-related deaths. The county will conduct free COVID-19 testing clinics Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at three locations: Valley ...

Facing Pandemic, Area Residents Give Thanks

WHEELING — During a year that’s been particularly challenging for many with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Valley residents say they are grateful for their families, their health and their jobs this Thanksgiving holiday. While visiting Wheeling’s historic Centre ...

Wheeling Hospital Seeks Use of OVMC Morgue Equipment

WHEELING — Officials at Wheeling Hospital have reached out to Wheeling city officials to request use of equipment from the morgue at the former Ohio Valley Medical Center campus, which is now owned by the city. The action is being taken as part of Wheeling Hospital’s contingency plan to ...

Getting Nostalgic With Toy Trains, Dolls and Electric Football

WHEELING -- It’s Thanksgiving Day, and we all have plenty of blessings to count in what otherwise has been anything but an ordinary year. If you’re gathering today with family — either in-person or via a virtual platform — we ask, at least for a little while, that you to put aside ...

Marshall County Announces 7 New COVID-Related Deaths

COVID-19-related deaths in Marshall County jumped by nearly 50 percent Tuesday as the county remained in the highest risk designation on West Virginia’s daily COVID alert map. The Marshall County Health Department reported seven new COVID-related deaths in its Tuesday night update, pushing ...

Thanksgiving Travel During COVID a Different Experience

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thanksgiving has always been a time for families to take to the road and gather together, and many are still making plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s St. Clairsville post, troopers will be out in force during the holiday. “We’ve ...

Thanksgiving Could Make or Break U.S. Coronavirus Response

(AP) — In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. "No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home," said Chestnut, 60, of ...

Ohio Governor DeWine: State’s First Vaccine Batch Coming by Dec. 15

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio could see its first batch of up to 30,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine by Dec. 15, with fresh supplies arriving every few days, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, citing calls his office had with the White House. The first batch would come from a Pfizer-produced ...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 30,000 Points for First Time

(AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S. to presumed President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin kept investors in a buying ...

Brooke County Back to ‘Orange’ on Tuesday’s W.Va. COVID Map

Brooke County returned to an "orange" designation on Tuesday's West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources daily COVID-19 alert map. The county spent Monday in "red," the state's most at-risk category. Brooke showed on Tuesday's map an infection rate of 98.98 cases per 100,000 ...

Brooke County ‘Red’ on Monday’s COVID-19 Map

Marshall County is no longer alone in the red when it comes to Northern Panhandle counties on West Virginia’s COVID-19 alert map. Brooke County also turned red Monday on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources map, joining Marshall as the two Northern Panhandle counties ...

Sen. Capito: Biden Transition Must be Allowed to Happen

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s lone Republican U.S. Senator said Monday's that Republican President Donald Trump's challenge of the outcome for the 2020 election is nearly out of time and the orderly transition process for the presumed President-Elect, Democrat Joe Biden, should begin. In a ...

Officials Eye Possible Next Steps in Live Online Learning

WHEELING — With live online classes happening in several Ohio County public schools, the county’s school board discussed Monday night ways to improve that experience and make it a more effective learning tool for students. The board took no action on the matter at Monday’s meeting, but ...

General Services Administration Clears Way for Biden Transition to Begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that presumed President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump's administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with ...

Brooke County joins Marshall County as ‘Red’ on state’s COVID-19 map

Brooke County turned red Monday on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 county alert map, joining Marshall as the two Northern Panhandle counties experiencing "significant" risk of community spread. In Brooke County, the seven-day COVID-19 average shows an ...

W.Va. DOH Evaluating Bids for Wheeling Suspension Bridge Renovation Project

WHEELING — Bids for the Wheeling Suspension Bridge Renovation Project are currently being evaluated by the West Virginia Division of Highways, according to DOH District 6 Engineer Tony Clark. “Where it stands right now, we have received the bids — and as we do with all projects, they ...

Marshall, Ohio Counties Still In High-Risk Categories

Ohio County remained “orange” on Sunday’s West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID daily alert map, while Marshall County remained “red,” though their numbers in the map’s two main metrics were lower than the day before. Ohio County had a 97.63 infection rate, ...

By the Book: West Virginia Native Retires After 31 Years with U.S. Supreme Court

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court — one of the three branches of government — is the final word on issues of constitutionality. The “United States Reports” is the official record and the final version of the High Court’s opinions. For the last 31 years, that record has been edited ...