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Pandemic risks rising in Athens County, DeWine says

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced today that Athens County is approaching the highest risk level for coronavirus. The county is rated as a Level 3: Red risk, but with a star on the state map indicating the county's caseload and outbreaks have the jurisdiction approaching the Level 4: Purple ...

Justice weighs in on lower unemployment

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice praised the state’s June unemployment rate Wednesday, even as he weighed extending the closure of bars in Monongalia County due to the explosion of the virus in young adults. According to a release from WorkForce West Virginia Wednesday, the seasonally ...

Pleasants County Schools releases re-entry plans

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ST. MARYS — Pleasants County Schools has released its re-entry plan for students returning for the fall semester. The model involves students attending school four days a week with the fifth day online. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it. The return to school in ...

Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest canceled

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Staff Report PARKERSBURG — The executive committee for Downtown PKB has canceled the 2020 Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest because of the pandemic restrictions on fairs and festivals, officials said on Wednesday. The Throwdown, which was scheduled for September, is a fundraiser with the ...

Senators issue statements on VA deaths guilty plea

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Both U.S. Senators from West Virginia released statements on the guilty plea Tuesday by a Harrison County woman accused of killing seven patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty to the accusations in an information by federal prosecutors ...

Gallery: Jackson Memorial Fountain assembled

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The 21st century version of the Jackson Memorial Fountain at City Park was joined together on Wednesday, culminating with the placement of the statue of the Lady of Lake at the top. The fountain, which replaces the original monument that was destroyed in October 2018 by a storm, was ...

State sues egg supplier for price gouging

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Staff Report CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is suing an egg supplier for the alleged unlawful increase in the wholesale price of eggs, in some cases by almost 300 percent. The lawsuit by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey targets Green Valley Poultry Farms and alleges the owner of ...

Camden Clark expands fleet of UV light-based germ-zapping robots

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PARKERSBURG – WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, like other hospitals around the world searching for innovative ways to battle bacteria and viruses, has added two Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots. The robots were made possible through donations from local residents and ...

Pandemic prompts WVU to relax admissions scores

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University has relaxed test score requirements in its admission policies because of the impact the pandemic has had on college-bound high school students to take either the ACT or the SAT, the school said on Wednesday. “If a student is not able to take the SAT or ...

Child advocacy program grants awarded

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From Staff Reports CHARLESTON — More than $2 million in Child Advocacy Center grant program funds have been awarded to 22 projects, including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley, the governor announced on Wednesday. The grants are awarded to local nonprofit Child Advocacy Centers throughout the ...

Grants available for local programs

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is accepting proposals for grants in four categories for nonprofit organizations supporting educational programming. Deadline is Sept. 1 The description of each category is: ∫ Major grants supporting public programs including, but not ...

Wood Sheriff

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PARKERSBURG  — The Wood County Sheriff’s releasd the folloeing reportson July 14: * On July 9, a deputy responded to the Red Roof Inn and took a report of a breaking and entering. * On July 9, Noah Shockey, 22, of Vienna was cited for speeding 80 in a 45mph zone. * On July 9, ...

Third death reported in Wood County from the virus

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A Wood County resident died Wednesday morning from complications of COVID-19, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department reported. The death is the third in Wood County since the virus was detected in West Virginia, the health department said. The health department also reported there have been ...

Learn to Swim canceled for Wednesday

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PARKERSBURG — The American Red Cross' free Learn to Swim program sessions for today have been canceled due to a pump failure at the Southwood Park Pool Tuesday night, organizers said.

Cruiser purchase OKed in Calhoun County

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GRANTSVILLE — Calhoun County Commissioners have approved the purchase of a new cruiser for the sheriff’s department after a vehicle was destroyed in a fire earlier this month. The fire occurred July 3 while a deputy was on routine patrol in the southern part of the county and came across ...

Nine indicted by Calhoun County grand jury

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GRANTSVILLE — Nine defendants were indicted by the Calhoun County Grand Jury this month, including an Orma man charged with one count of child abuse resulting in injury. Brian Lee Husk, 29, 2598 Meadows Run Road, Orma, was arrested last fall after he struck his 9-year-old son three times ...

U.S. marshals to aid in search

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Department has asked for the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service to aid in the apprehension of Farrell White, 47, 909 Wall St., Toledo, for a shooting on Liberty Street Friday afternoon. According to Lt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police ...

Belpre Council approves budget supplement

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BELPRE — City Council approved a supplemental budget appropriation resolution this week, including more than $130,000 in COVID-19 relief funds. The unanimous vote took place in a meeting conducted via the Zoom app, during which some residents and city officials discussed the drawbacks of ...

Gov. Justice announces new pandemic regulations

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CHARLESTON — Citing an increase in active cases of COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday the state will again limit the size of group gatherings, fairs and festivals will close and bars in Monongalia County will shut down for 10 days to bring the outbreak in that county under ...