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Marshall County Schools Adjusting to Changes

MOUNDSVILLE — Though in-person classes have been discontinued by order of the governor, Marshall County students are keeping on top of their assignments, while school personnel are staying sharp too. Marshall County Schools Superintendent Shelby Haines said the teachers are keeping up on ...

New Coronavirus Czar: Positive Signs But Still a Long Way to Go

CHARLESTON — Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia’s new coronavirus czar, said Thursday that efforts to slow the spread of the virus are showing some positive signs, but urged residents to continue to stay home and practice social distancing. Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that Marsh, a West ...

Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison Rebuts City’s Efforts With OVMC

WHEELING -- Wheeling Hospital CEO Douglass Harrison on Thursday said he was disappointed in Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott's efforts to use facilities at the former Ohio Valley Medical Center campus during the COVID-19 crisis, noting that Wheeling Hospital officials already determined it not to ...

Morgantown nursing home with 28 virus cases a ‘horror story’

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia nursing home described as the epicenter of the state's coronavirus caseload now has 28 positive cases as containment measures continue, officials said Thursday. Sundale nursing home medical director Carl ...

Trump says feds developing new guidelines for virus risk

By ZEKE MILLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In a ...

West Liberty University Donates Masks, Gowns, Gloves to Wheeling Hospital

WEST LIBERTY - The West Liberty University Nursing and Biology Programs have donated masks, isolation gowns and cases of gloves to Wheeling Hospital for use during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Rose Kutlenios, program director of WLU's nursing department, was happy to follow the suggestion of ...

Marshall County Reports Third COVID-19 Coronavirus Case

A female in her 20s is the third person to test positive in Marshall County for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Health Department officials Wednesday said the woman noticed had been coughing, and experienced loss of taste and smell, which some health officials now believe are additional indicators ...

US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and NICKY FORSTER AP Medical Writer SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week's ultrasound, she said, showed "this baby is head down and ready to go." But the new ...

US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly ...

Local Impact of COVID-19 Grows With New Cases

WHEELING — The novel coronavirus is having a greater impact on the Ohio Valley now, with Ohio County reporting its first two positive COVID-19 cases and Belmont County having its third positive test and a possible fourth case. The new COVID-19 cases were announced Wednesday morning. The two ...

City Officials Target Ohio Valley Medical Center as ‘Regional Backup Plan’

WHEELING — Despite closing city offices to the public this week, Wheeling officials have been busy working behind the scenes on efforts to maintain public services and to prepare for worst-case scenarios if the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the area in the near future. On Wednesday, ...

Schools to Continue Teaching Through Online Programs

WHEELING — Virtual online learning is now a reality in Ohio County Schools and at the private Wheeling Country Day School. Beginning Monday, students in grades 6-12 will log into their Schoology accounts and find lessons and assignments for the coming week. These lessons plans will come to ...

Justice Extends School Closures, Tax Deadlines Due to Coronavirus

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that schools will continue to stay closed for the next two weeks and tax deadlines would be pushed back. Justice, speaking during a virtual briefing at the Capitol, said schools will remain closed until April 20. Justice first requested that ...

Capito, Manchin Tout $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

WHEELING — West Virginia’s two senators hope a tentative agreement reached early Wednesday on a $2 trillion federal relief package will help to fight the coronavirus pandemic while also keeping the economy afloat during the crisis. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the health of the nation ...

COVID-19 Case Reported in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County has its first reported case of COVID-19. County health officials said a 61-year-old woman was found to have the disease on Wednesday after being tested for it on March 19. At a press conference Wednesday, Jefferson County Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos ...

WVU Sets ‘Virtual Commencement Experience’ for 2020 Graduates May 16

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University will hold a "virtual commencement experience" for graduates in May, then have an in-person celebration in December, the school announced Wednesday. The plans were announced in a letter and video from President Gordon Gee to the Class of 2020. "You are ...

Manchin, Capito Weigh In on $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package

West Virginia's two senators hope an agreement reached early Wednesday on a $2 trillion federal relief package will help to fight the coronavirus pandemic while also keeping the economy afloat during the crisis. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the health of the nation -- and not the economy ...