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Coronavirus

Wood BOE hears off-campus learning presentation

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education received a presentation from the Curriculum and Instruction Department about off-campus learning options for the second semester inside the Wood County Technical Center in south Parkersburg on Tuesday evening. Presented by Director of ...

Judge denies restraining order against W.Va. school re-opening plans

CHARLESTON — An attempt by West Virginia’s two teachers’ unions to block the current school re-entry plans for public schools was blocked by a judge Tuesday. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Carrie Webster ruled Tuesday against a request for a temporary restraining order against the West ...

Challenges to Gov. Justice’s pandemic orders continue

CHARLESTON — A group of Morgantown bars that closed during the summer and fall by order of Gov. Jim Justice is appealing an order granting a motion to dismiss while a case filed by a Putnam County couple is on track for trial in 16 months. Both cases challenge executive orders issued by ...

Wood, Jackson residents among COVID-19 deaths

CHARLESTON — Two people from Wood and Jackson counties are among the confirmed deaths Tuesday from the virus, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Statewide, another 29 deaths were confirmed from Monday to Tuesday, raising the count since the pandemic ...

Active COVID cases continue decline in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Total and active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia are on the decline for the second straight week, according to an analysis of data released Monday by the state Department of Health and Human Resources. The total numbers of positive COVID-19 cases over a 14-day period between ...

Justice: Vaccination registration system going smoothly

CHARLESTON — Monday’s rollout of a new pre-registration system to notify West Virginians when vaccines are available is working, state officials said. “This morning we became the first state in the nation to launch a COVID vaccine pre-registration system,” said Gov. Jim Justice during ...

Vaccination clinic set for Thursday

PARKERSBURG — A free appointment-only COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents 65 and older will be held Thursday in Wood County with appointments based on the existing waiting list, the state said Monday. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Virginia University at ...

Officials: Weekend Wood County death reports spanned six weeks

PARKERSBURG — Thirteen COVID-19-related deaths of Wood County residents announced over the weekend took place between Dec. 9 and Jan. 22. Although the death confirmations were announced Saturday and Sunday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources during its daily ...

Mid-Ohio Valley schools adjusting to life in the COVID era

WEST UNION — Area school districts are continuing to adapt to COVID-19 and are working to vaccinate teachers. In Pleasants County, remote learning days were moved to Fridays to allocate time for teachers and staff to receive their shots. Students will attend in person Monday through ...

Parkersburg YMCA, kids stage virtual talent show for nursing facility

PARKERSBURG — Elementary students in the after-school care program at the YMCA of Parkersburg participated in a virtual talent show for residents at the Stonerise Healthcare nursing center in Parkersburg. Formerly known as Eagle Pointe Skilled Nursing Center, the facility is located near ...

Delayed by COVID-19, Mid-Ohio Valley Players production finally opens

MARIETTA — To say the cast and crew of “And Then There Were None” have been waiting a while to perform would be an understatement. “We were ready to go on last March, and we got shut down” the week the show was supposed to premiere, said Vanessa Rake, assistant director of the ...

Vaccination clinic scheduled in Wood County

A free appointment-only COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents 65 and older will be held Thursday in Wood County with appointments based on the existing waiting list, the state said on Monday. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Virginia University at Parkersburg ...

Officials report 13 Wood County COVID-19 deaths

PARKERSBURG — The COVID-19-related deaths of 40 West Virginians were reported over the weekend — 13 of them from Wood County. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources issued its daily updates of COVID-19 statistics on Saturday and Sunday. The deaths included Wood County ...

Memorial Health System offers COVID-19 treatments

MARIETTA — Memorial Health System is continuing to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a number of treatments as well as having efforts underway to get people vaccinated. Like other healthcare facilities across the country, the Memorial Health System (MHS) which operates Marietta ...

Virus claims seven more in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — While a new statewide online vaccination scheduling system starts Monday morning, West Virginia officials announced Friday seven additional deaths from the virus, raising the number of confirmed dead to 1,856 people since the pandemic began. Friday’s update of new confirmed ...

Marietta restaurateur dishes on successes, challenges of opening amid COVID

MARIETTA — Bright Middle Eastern music pours through the speakers, delightful pastries, chocolates and fresh bread are assorted in cabinets and an exposed brick entrance gives way to posh booths where hearty dishes are seemingly endless. TLV is an Israeli-Mediterranean restaurant with a ...

Beverly, Waterford businesses adapt to pandemic life

BEVERLY — It’s been a little over 10 months since the COVID-19 pandemic upended most aspects of daily life. Business around the Muskingum Valley had to adjust then and keep adapting throughout the year to safety recommendations, changes in customer habits and inventory issues. After ...

Malta Dynamics donates thousands of masks to help students

MALTA, Ohio — A local company helped welcome back students from holiday break by donating another 5,000 masks to schools in Washington, Morgan and Noble counties. At the beginning of the school year, 1,500 masks were donated to area schools and Malta Dynamics of Malta said it is continuing ...

Justice applauds West Virginia BOE for standing by decision to re-open schools

CHARLESTON — As West Virginia’s two teachers’ union file lawsuits to block a state Board of Education mandate for in-person school, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he applauded board members for holding their ground. “I am really happy our schools have reopened for in-person learning. ...