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WVNCC celebrates 50 years with time capsule burial

WEIRTON — West Virginia Northern Community College kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50 years of education and service Monday by preserving some of its history for future generations. Daniel Mosser, president of WVNCC, greeted other college officials and guests in front of the ...

Task force to help hospitals overrun with COVID

CHARLESTON — As hospitals continue to fill with patients suffering from severe COVID-19 symptoms, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday a new task force aimed specifically at helping hospitals avoid rationing health care. Justice met with state health and COVID-19 response ...

Vote on new Manchin-inspired elections bill could come this week

CHARLESTON — A slimmed-down version of a bill meant to standardize election rules across all 50 states, prevent partisan gerrymandering and disclose dark money could come to a vote in the U.S. Senate this week. The Freedom to Vote Act, a bill based in part of the failed For the People Act, ...

Great American Relay rolls through area

STEUBENVILLE — Day 10 of the Great American Relay, a 38-day coast-to-coast run to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, made its way through the area Monday with a handful of runners logging their part of the overall 3,500-mile journey. The relay started Sept. 11 in Boston and covers 19 ...

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works in children ages 5 to 11

(AP) - Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for ...

Prep work for $17.9M Wheeling Suspension Bridge rehab to begin soon

WHEELING — With a bid officially awarded to repair and rehabilitate the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, what’s next for the historic structure? While preliminary work on the span is expected to begin over the coming weeks, the heavy construction work is expected to take place during the 2022 ...