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Drive-in services a worship alternative

Community

Church drive-in? That’s what a few local houses of worship are holding in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus resulting in church closures for the time being. Sunday will bring the second time for the outdoors, stay-in-your-car service for Impact Church in Weirton and Brooke Hills Free ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Disturbance: Police responded to a call of an argument, Wednesday. One of the individuals was said to have a knife, according to the report. Police said that individual said they were cooking during the argument and inadvertently carried the knife with them. The other ...

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in Hancock County The Hancock County Health Department made the announcement on its Facebook page Saturday afternoon. The new cases bring the total number in the county to three. No additional information was provided by ...

Church sermon topics

Community

- Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: Just the Right Tim,.” (www.finleyumc.org.) - Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Toronto: “Except Ye Be Born Again.” (service online)

US eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 575,000

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million ...

Wintersville Church of Christ suspending worship services

Community

WINTERSVILLE — In compliance with Gov. Mike DeWine’s order, the elders of the Wintersville Church of Christ, located at 31 Two Ridge Road, have decided to suspend worship services until April 12, pending further events. Anyone needing assistance or prayer can still contact church ...

Spring cleanup to be delayed in Weirton

Local News

WEIRTON — Weirton residents looking to get rid of old furniture and other worn out household items are going to have to wait a while longer. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and efforts to modify municipal services in response, city officials have decided to postpone Weirton's ...

Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

Local News

CHARLESTON (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing home dubbed " ground zero " for West Virginia's growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for their ...

Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

Local News

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The productions of “The Miracle Worker” set for today and Sunday at the Franciscan University of Steubenville have been canceled. ¯ ...

WLU donates supplies to COVID-19 efforts

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WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University nursing and biology programs have donated masks, isolation gowns and cases of gloves to Wheeling Hospital for use during the COVID-19 crisis. Rose Kutlenios, program director of WLU’s nursing department, was happy to follow the suggestion of ...

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Breaking and entering: A deputy responded to a breaking-and-entering call in Island Creek township, Wednesday. The resident said the home had been entered through a rear window while the resident was not home. According to the report, the resident said a small amount ...

Jobless claims swamp system

Local News

CHARLESTON — West Virginians applying for unemployment benefits online could experience intermittent outages because the number of businesses closing or scaling back operations due to the coronavirus outbreak has sent claims surging, the state’s commerce chief said Thursday. A total of ...

Hancock County sees 1st virus case

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — The first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Hancock County has been confirmed. The Hancock County Health Department, in a news release Thursday afternoon, announced they had received confirmation of a positive test for the virus. The health department will not be ...

Doctor sees positive signs, but says there’s a long way to go

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CHARLESTON — Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia’s new coronavirus czar, said Thursday that efforts to slow the spread of the virus are showing some positive signs, but urged residents to continue to stay home and practice social distancing. Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that Marsh, a ...

Nursing home a ‘horror story’

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia nursing home described as the epicenter of the state’s coronavirus caseload now has 28 positive cases as containment measures continue, officials said Thursday. Sundale Nursing Home Medical Director Carl Shrader said 20 residents and eight staffers at the ...