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Manchin: VA Medical Centers safe from recommended cuts for now

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said the committee created to review cuts to rural veterans’ hospitals across the U.S. — including three of West Virginia’s VA medical centers — has been brought to a halt. Speaking in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on the grounds ...

CDC guidance calls for masks in some West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON — Masks are recommended for indoor public areas in some area counties, according to metrics from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency uses a different metric to determine its COVID-19 community levels, which are released weekly on Thursdays, ...

Wood County Commission discusses Pond Creek waterline

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission said it would needs over $5 million to finish a waterline project in the Pond Creek area that would serve over 80 customers. County officials have been looking at options to try to get waterlines extended to those people. Earlier this year the ...

HEAP Summer Crisis Program ready to assist starting Friday

MARIETTA — The Ohio Department of Development and Buckeye Hills Regional Council will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for ...