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West Virginia forms rare disease advisory panel

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CHARLESTON — A bill creating a rare disease advisory panel was signed into law Wednesday by the governor of West Virginia. The West Virginia Council on Rare Diseases will advise state agencies, legislators and other groups involved in the treatment of rare diseases and promote the ...

House passes $2.2 trillion stimulus bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by ...

W.Va. COVID-19 death reported in error

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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a report of an elderly Monongalia County man dying as a result of COVID-19 was incorrect. A statement from Sundale Rehabilitation & Long Term Care CEO Michael Hicks says the facility reported the 76-year-old man's ...

Coronavirus case in Pleasants County

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ST. MARYS – A Pleasants County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department said. It's the first positive test in the county, along with two in Wood County and a total of seven in Jackson County. No additional information was provided about the ...

Wood County sees second case of coronavirus

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PARKERSBURG — A second person in Wood County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department reported on Thursday. “Both (patients) are being treated at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center,” the emailed news release said. No further information ...

Jackson County official gives update on four COVID-19 cases

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RIPLEY — Four cases have now tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jackson County, according to the West Virginia Department Health and Human Resources website. Amy Haskins, Jackson County Health Department administrator, provided an update on the agency’s Facebook page Wednesday ...

Wood County Schools to resume meals Tuesday

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will resume its student feeding program Tuesday, distributing boxes containing five days of meals at locations throughout the county. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said the times and locations will be announced through flyers, a call message to all parents, ...

Wood County commissioners discuss voting, precautions

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PARKERSBURG — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, county officials are moving forward with plans to conduct the upcoming primary election on May 12 while taking immediate steps at facilities in downtown Parkersburg. Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes addressed the Wood County Commission on ...

Ohio primary voting will be finished by mail

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MARIETTA — Election Day in Ohio is neither March 17 nor June 2. The Ohio primary will be decided on April 28. But outside of those with qualifying disabilities, only absentee ballots will be added to early votes. Today, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign into law Ohio House Bill ...

Ohio unemployment claims ‘record-breaking’

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MARIETTA — Washington, Morgan, Monroe and Noble counties have a combined labor force of about 44,300 people. Unemployment before the community spread of COVID-19 was reported between 7.3 and 12.3 percent in those counties of Ohio in January. “Most people were anticipating a paycheck ...

Washington County commissioners deny cell phone stipends

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MARIETTA — The Washington County Board of Commissioners live streamed their first meeting Thursday after gatherings of more than 10 people were banned. Once the meetings stream, they are put on the commissioners’ YouTube channel, which is available through the board’s page on ...

Marietta man sentenced on heroin charges

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MARIETTA  — A 28-year-old Marietta man was sentenced to 90 days in the Washington County Jail Thursday for aggravated possession of heroin. Thomas W. Dearth, last known address 785 Bender Road, pleaded guilty on Feb. 24 to the fourth-degree felony. In November, he was indicted on both ...

Mid-Ohio Valley groups band together to make faceshields

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PARKERSBURG — Residents across the Mid-Ohio Valley are working together to do their part in fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Entrepreneur Center at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has partnered with Marietta’s Building Bridges to Career Makerspace and the Boys and Girls ...