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Coronavirus

COVID claims four more Mid-Ohio Valley residents

CHARLESTON — Another four people from the region have died from COVID-19 complications, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Wednesday. The state also reported active cases are again over 6,000, 6,267 as of Wednesday morning. Twenty-seven residents across the ...

DHS honors West Virginia correctional officers felled by COVID-19

CHARLESTON — Two correctional guards who earlier this year succumbed to COVID-19, one who was posted at the St. Marys Correctional Center, will be honored by the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security. The names of Cpl. Mark Rustemeyer and Lt. Delmar Dean will be added to the Capitol ...

Justice, Babydog award $50K to Wirt County Primary Center

ELIZABETH – A gymnasium full of masked students met Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog with cheers and applause as they came in Tuesday morning to present a $50,000 check to Wirt County Primary Center for the “Do It For Babydog” vaccine lottery sweepstakes. Justice said he brought Babydog ...

West Virginia active COVID cases below 6K

CHARLESTON — As the world awaits more information about the newly discovered omicron variant of COVID-19, active cases of the virus in West Virginia have dipped below 6,000. Scientists are still working to determine how much of a danger the mutated form of the virus identified in South ...

West Virginia officials continue pushing COVID vaccinations, boosters

CHARLESTON — As the viral transmission rate for COVID-19 begins to grow, temperatures get colder and families gather for Thanksgiving, officials in West Virginia are at their wits’ end trying to encourage residents to get vaccinated and get booster shots. “I don’t know what else to do ...

West Virginia adds five Mid-Ohio Valley residents to COVID death toll

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,817, with five Mid-Ohio Valley residents among the 47 deaths announced Wednesday. The deaths of a 65-year-old man from Wood County, an 80-year-old man from Wetzel County and a 95-year-old man from Jackson County were attributed ...