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zNewsletter Sunday

New COVID-19 Case Tallies Shrink in Ohio County, Marshall County

WHEELING — Ohio and Marshall counties reported the lowest numbers of new COVID-19 cases since the fall between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Only three new cases were reported out of Ohio County on Tuesday night, while Marshall County chimed in with just one new case as of Wednesday ...

Ohio County Schools Plan on Going Back to 5 Days March 15

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools announced Thursday plans to resume a five-day in-person school week beginning March 15. The announcement comes after school officials said Monday they intended to continue with a four-day school week. The new plan calls for a five-day school week with a ...

West Virginia House of Delegates Committee Votes To Gut Municipal User Fees

CHARLESTON — An amendment to a bill meant to exempt state workers from city user fees would now repeal all user fees, potentially putting cities in a cash crunch. The House Political Subdivision Committee approved an amendment Wednesday to House Bill 2256 — prohibiting cities from imposing ...

A ‘Chill’ Time at the Oglebay Good Zoo in Wheeling

WHEELING — The winter season can become a much more challenging time for zookeepers at Oglebay’s Good Zoo, especially when heavy snow and icy conditions hang around for a while. Good Zoo Director Joe Greathouse said the winter season by far creates more challenging conditions for ...

Rep. David B. McKinley To Continue Fight for Fossil Fuels

WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley wonders what will happen to communities such as Cadiz if gas, coal and fossil fuel production is stopped by Biden administration policies. McKinley, R-West Virginia, serves as ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and ...

Wheeling Officials See Waterfront Development as Key to Growth

WHEELING — City officials and business leaders in Wheeling are looking to the city’s waterfronts as a key to future economic development for the Friendly City. A focus on waterfront development — including property along both the Ohio River and Wheeling Creek — came to the forefront ...

COVID-19 Shipments in W.Va. to Get Another Boost

CHARLESTON — West Virginia will receive a higher allotment of vaccine through the Federal Pharmacy Program, according to Gov. Jim Justice. The state will receive 7,300 doses, higher than the 5,800 announced on Monday through the federal program with Walgreens for older residents and ...

Justice Calls for Repeal of State Income Tax During State of the State Address

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice laid out an ambitious agenda to lawmakers Wednesday during the first State of the State address for his second term as governor of West Virginia, including a phase-out of the personal income tax. “We are on the launch pad right now. In fact, we’re airborne ...

Ohio County Development Authority’s Contract With Greg Stewart on Hold

WHEELING — Former Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart — now manager of The Highlands — apologized Wednesday night for any controversy his recent job change brought to Ohio County. The Ohio County Development Authority, meanwhile, has determined a contract approved by the OCDA on Dec. ...

East Ohio Regional Hospital Welcomes Patients Again

MARTINS FERRY — Four hours into East Ohio Regional Hospital’s opening day on Thursday and the facility already had three to four ambulances come in and three patients admitted, according to Bernie Albertini, chief operating officer. And the facility and its 400 employees are ready for ...