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Following the Coronavirus

WVU Expands Indoor Mask Requirements

West Virginia University is updating its mask guidelines, expanding where mask-wearing will be required. Beginning Monday, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors in all WVU System buildings and facilities through Oct. 6, when public health ...

Magnolia High Closed Until Sept. 20 Due To COVID

Magnolia High School announced Thursday that the school will be closed Friday and won't reopen until Sept. 20 due to COVID-19 concerns. Students will learn remotely during that time. Wetzel County Schools' Tech Team will be available from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Magnolia High parking lot to help ...

Wheeling Park Football Game Friday Canceled Due To COVID Outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak has canceled Wheeling Park High School's football game Friday against Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Ohio County Schools announced Thursday afternoon. The game would have been the Patriots' home opener. OCS spokesman Gabe Wells said all protocols are being followed and ...

Masks Mandated In Marshall County Schools Starting Monday

Marshall County Schools started its year with mask wearing in schools as an option. The worsening COVID-19 numbers in the Northern Panhandle eliminated any options starting Monday. In an emergency meeting Thursday, the Marshall County School Board voted unanimously to mandate mask wearing in ...

Health Department Warning Of Ohio County COVID Rates Reaching January Numbers

Local rates of new COVID-19 transmission are in danger of reaching heights not seen since January, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced Thursday. The WOCHD warned current transmission rates are high and are forecasted to increase in the coming weeks. "We anticipate rates of ...

Justice launches third COVID-19 vaccine incentive giveaway

CHARLESTON – Desperate for more West Virginians to get their COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Jim Justice announced details Friday for a third COVID-19 vaccine incentive prize giveaway. “We’ll try to incentivize more and more to get across the finish line,” Justice said during his Friday ...