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Arrest at middle school football game leads to lockdown, death threats

LOGAN, Ohio — Fallout from the arrest and removal of one Marietta woman from a middle school football game at Logan continued Thursday. Alecia Dawn Kitts, 34, of 140 Clifton St., Marietta, was arrested by Logan City Police Officer Chris Smith, who serves as the Logan Hocking School District ...

Pleasants County man among latest virus victims

CHARLESTON — Six more people including a man from Pleasants County are among the confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Thursday morning. The death toll from the virus in West Virginia was at 325 people. The department ...

Free COVID-19 tests set for Saturday in Ravenswood

RAVENSWOOD — Free COVID-19 testing will be held noon- 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood in Jackson County, the Department of Health and Human Resources said. Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals.

Wood County Schools ending own color-coded virus system

PARKERSBURG — Superintendent Will Hosaflook and the Wood County Board of Education announced Tuesday that Wood County schools will be dropping the local district’s color-coded system to eliminate confusion with the state’s school alert system map. The district’s Stoplight System of ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to perform ‘Clue’ online

PARKERSBURG — It will be a dark and stormy night and the scene for murder at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg when “Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition” is performed online at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available on the Guild website at www.actors-guild.com and are $18.95 per device, ...

Morgantown bar owners file new federal lawsuit over closure orders

CHARLESTON — Lawsuits continue to pile up for Gov. Jim Justice with Morgantown bar owners challenging an executive order indefinitely shutting them down due to COVID-19 coronavirus infections among university students. Wheeling attorney Martin Sheehan filed a complaint in the U.S. District ...

WVU students heading back to in-person classes Monday

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University will resume in-person undergraduate classes on the Morgantown campus beginning Monday, the university announced Wednesday afternoon. “The data drove our decision and I am so delighted all indications are we can safely return to in-person ...

Virus claims two more lives in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Another two people have died from the COVID-19 virus, raising the total number of dead in West Virginia to 319, the Department of Health and Human Resources said Wednesday. The department reported there have been 525,236 total confirmatory laboratory results received for the ...

Pleasants County Middle School awaiting test results

ST. MARYS — Pleasants County Middle School is still awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test after one of its teachers was in close contact with a positive case, according to the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department. The teacher was having symptoms and as soon as she realized she had been in ...

Wood Schools to retain blended learning format

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education announced at its Tuesday night meeting that Wood County schools will continue to use the blended learning format for the foreseeable future. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said even though Wood County students and faculty have been following ...

Five more die of COVID-19 in West Virginia

Staff Report CHARLESTON — Five more people have been confirmed to have died from the COVID-19 virus over a 24-hour period in West Virginia, the Department of Health and Human Resources said Tuesday. The state reported in its 10 a.m. Tuesday update of the deaths of an 89-year-old man from ...

Two from Kanawha County die from COVID-19

CHARLESTON — Two more people in West Virginia are confirmed dead from the COVID19 virus over a 24-hour period from Sunday morning, the Department of Health and Human Resources reported on Monday morning. According to the Monday morning COVID-19 update, an 80-year-old woman and a 75-year-old ...

Belpre BOE discusses start of school year

BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education held its first meeting Monday afternoon since allowing students back to school to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Belpre City Schools Superintendent Jeff Greenley used his time during the meeting to say how well everyone from the ...

Four West Virginia counties at red alert on virus map

CHARLESTON — Four counties in West Virginia are in the red category in the latest Department of Education School Alert System Map. The color-coded map, based on information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources was posted Saturday and reviewed by the COVID-19 Data ...

Habitat for Humanity dedicates Parkersburg home

PARKERSBURG — A Habitat for Humanity home, the first completed since the pandemic began, was dedicated on 11th Avenue in South Parkersburg Saturday for the family of Xzantheia Watson. “We are thrilled to dedicate the first Habitat home in 2020,” Alvin Phillips, executive director ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes a different path amid pandemic

WILLIAMSTOWN — Although this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event was different from previous years, those who participated were able to spread awareness and offer support to those who are affected by the disease. Mary Corra and Virginia Peterson are sisters who work to raise funds ...

West Virginia: 13 succumb to virus throughout weekend

CHARLESTON — The Department of Health and Human Resources this weekend reported another 13 confirmed deaths from the virus since Friday morning for a total of 310 in West Virginia. The department in its 10 a.m. Sunday update reported two deaths since its Saturday update when it reported 11 ...

Ohio County lawsuit challenges Justice executive orders

CHARLESTON — Even though Ohio County is in the gold on the County Alert System color-coded map, a group of local businesses and two unidentified parents are seeing red when it comes to Gov. Jim Justice’s executive orders. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the ...