Mid-Ohio Valley braces for second round of winter weather in a week

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PARKERSBURG — A new weather system prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for the entire Mid-Ohio Valley area in both West Virginia and Ohio. Wood County Schools Superintendent Will Hosaflook announced a 2-hour delay for the school system for today after a ...

Marsh: West Virginia’s omicron peak could come within 2 weeks

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia COVID-19 “czar” Dr. Clay Marsh predicts that, if omicron variant cases peak in about two weeks, this will be followed by a rise in hospitalizations, then an increase in deaths. During a briefing with state reporters on Wednesday, Marsh referenced a University ...

Officials say active COVID cases down in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — Active cases of the COVID-19 virus were at 15,906 Wednesday in West Virginia, another decline from the previous day’s tally, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said. The number of active cases dropped 1,333 from Tuesday when cases were at 17,239. Cases ...

WVU presents West Virginia economic outlook to lawmakers


CHARLESTON — A economist told lawmakers Wednesday that the state needs to focus on getting residents back into the workforce, marketing itself to manufacturers, and promoting the state as an outdoor recreation location for remote workers. “If we do more to ultimately continue to boost ...

West Virginia lawmakers consider lifting ban on nuclear power


CHARLESTON — West Virginia could open itself to the possibility of nuclear power if a bill making its way through the state Senate is successful. The Senate Economic Development Committee Wednesday afternoon recommended passage of Senate Bill 4 that would repeal sections of the state code ...