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Brooke school board to consider cuts on Wednesday

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WELLSBURG —­ The Brooke County Board of Education is expected to make a decision on proposed cuts to 44 positions and 43 transfers of personnel at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Superintendent Jeffrey Crook and other school officials have cited a drop in state funding spurred by declining enrollment ...

Follansbee Community Days, city pool could be pre-empted by virus

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FOLLANSBEE — The impact of the coronavirus may extend to summer activities as Follansbee officials are considering canceling this year’s Community Days event and closing the city’s swimming pool. Mayor David Velegol Jr. said Monday the issue arises as NFL and college football officials ...

Virus deaths slow in places

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NEW YORK — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition ...

Motion to dismiss filed in state employee wage suit

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CHARLESTON — Attorneys representing the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the West Virginia government in a federal lawsuit over the alleged shortage of wages of state employees called for the case to be dismissed. In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the ...

Power outage to affect almost 400 in Weirton

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WEIRTON — Mon Power has scheduled a service interruption in the Weirton area to upgrade its electrical system from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The outage will affect 386 customers in the vicinity of Country Club Drive, Kings Creek Road, Lynnwood Manor, and Sharon Drive. A rain date ...

Maintaining connections

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WHEELING — When Wheeling University decided to move course delivery online March 16, members of the administration looked for ways to ensure a smooth transition to virtual learning and at the same time allow students and faculty to hang out. Google Hangouts, a digital communication tool, is ...

Shoe collection to aid Refuge for Women Ohio Valley

Community

If the shoe fits, wear it, so the saying goes, but if the shoes are no longer being worn and still in good shape, a local nonprofit will gladly take them. Refuge for Women Ohio Valley has a footwear fundraiser under way, collecting gently used shoes, and the community is invited to ...

Student mental health is a priority

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WHEELING — The life of a child already can be very stressful at times. Now they are largely confined to home, as they, their family members or friends could get sick. A child’s new environment might just be downright scary to them, according to local mental health experts. Jason ...

Americans brace for ‘hardest and saddest week’ of their lives

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NEW YORK — Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit ...

Brooke County officials confirm first case of COVID-19

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WELLSBURG — Brooke County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of the COVID-19 virus. In a post on its website today, the Brooke County Health Department confirmed it had received a positive test for the novel coronavirus. The confirmed case is a female in her 40s, who is ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Dionne E. Southerland, 52, 105 Wilshire Blvd., failure to control; and Troy K. Crawford, 33, Apartment 1, 838 North Sixth St., dog at large. Toronto Arrested: Robert J. Holmes, 52, 1311 Kennelworth Ave., assault, March 26.

West Virginia reports 3rd COVID-19 death

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CHARLESTON — A nursing home patient with underlying health conditions became the third person to die from the new coronavirus in West Virginia, health officials said Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Resources said the 76-year-old man was a resident of the Sundale nursing home in ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Drive-in worship services for Easter weekend canceled Stay-at-home orders have impacted plans for three drive-in style church services that had been planned in the area. The cancellations include: - Crossroads Christian Church, Winter Drive-In, Winersville, April 11. - Ohio Valley ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Weirton Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bryan, of Weirton, boy, March 2 Breannyia Stevens, of Steubenville, boy, March 5 Hailey McClellan and Timothy Ward II, of Chester, girl, March 6 Tyler and Allyson Taflan, of Weirton, boy, March 12 John and Ashlee Flouhouse, of Steubenville, ...

Liquor sales limited in Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Department is banning the sale of alcohol in the county to anyone without a West Virginia issued identification. The health department announced the decision in a press release issued early Sunday afternoon. It goes into effect at noon ...

Brooke County Health Department limits sale of liquor

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WELLSBURG — Following similar action in Hancock County over the weekend, the Brooke County Health Department announced this morning it would be banning the sale of liquor to anyone without a West Virginia issued identification. The ban goes into effect at noon today, according to a posting on ...

Signs of an annual observance

Community

A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center representatives Amy Lingerfelt, left, advocate and bookkeeper, and Marisa Bortz, director and advocate, stand by a sign near the Jefferson County Courthouse that acknowledges April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child,” the ...

Pitt scientists have possible vaccine

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PITTSBURGH — “We knew exactly where to fight this new virus,” Andrea Gambotto, a physician and associate professor of surgery at the Pitt School of Medicine, said. Gambotto co-wrote the first study of a coronavirus vaccine to undergo a peer review and be published in an academic ...

Newspapers helping to get school work out, too

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WELLSBURG — While always working to get the latest news into the hands of area residents, the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times recently were recruited to help get school assignments into the hands of pupils at four Brooke County schools. Placed outside Brooke Intermediate North in ...