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Substance abuse services not slowed by shutdown

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GLEN DALE — A separate health crisis rising up hasn’t negated the continual need for substance abuse rehabilitation services in the Ohio Valley, and providers continue to serve those in need of help. At WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital, the BreakThru medical managed withdrawal ...

Chaos and scrambling in the U.S. oil patch as prices plummet

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state’s savings as oil revenue dries up. ...

WLU academic rules relaxed during coronavirus outbreak

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University students have one less thing to worry about during the COVID-19 crisis as GPA requirements for scholarships have been eased up. “To ensure students aren’t adversely impacted with the operational and academic changes at West Liberty University this ...

Flower deliveries bring smiles to West Virginia senior citizens

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Seniors at local assisted care facilities unable to visit with loved ones because of the COVID-19 outbreak received hundreds of flower donations on April 2 from Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse located in Red House, West Virginia. But residents received more than just Easter ...

Q&A: How to get aid for a small business

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NEW YORK — Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The government began disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the ...

Road, bridge projects continue in West Virginia

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While the COVID-19 coronavirus has left many people working at home or on leaves from their workplaces, road crews continue to toil outdoors on area road and bridge projects. As more people follow orders by public officials to remain at home, a decrease in traffic has helped the projects to ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Paul Roe, 40, 116 Cool Springs Road, Mingo Junction, failure to appear, Friday. Arrested: Danielle M. Roscoe, 27, Wintersville, possession of drugs and failure to appear, Friday. Arrested: Nicholas T. Woodland, 30, 1636 Pershing Ave., burglary, Saturday. Cited: ...

Justice tightens virus restrictions for three counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has tightened restrictions on three counties and ordered in the National Guard to try and curb a coronavirus hotspot in the state's eastern panhandle, which includes suburbs of Washington. In an executive order Friday, the Republican ...

Parked planes

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Some of the 88 American Airlines planes stored at Pittsburgh International Airport sit idle on a closed taxiway in Imperial. As airlines cut more service, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh International Airport has closed one of its four runways to shelter in place 96 planes, mostly from ...

W.Va. Ag Commissioner Leonhardt says food supply adequate, safe

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WHEELING — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt is assuring West Virginians there is an ample food supply in the state, and the food is safe to eat. As the coronavirus outbreak continues, his agency has the responsibility of assuring safe food is getting where it needs to ...

Holy Week minus traditional service

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Carol Davis said her little world started crumbling March 11, courtesy of COVID-19. The Unionport woman learned that, until precautionary restrictions are lifted, she can't spend time with her husband, Ron, at the Wintersville nursing home where he resides. March 12 brought news Penguins ...

April 5: Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

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Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The Spring Quilt Show to be held at Historic Fort Steuben until April 10 has been canceled. ¯ The Four Seasons Senior Citizens meeting for ...

‘Buzzing around’ the Mountain State

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BETHANY — Helen Moren will be “buzzing around” West Virginia during the next two years. And that’s in her new capacity as president of the GFWC West Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs, one in which she’ll use a bee as her symbol and “Buzzing Around GFWC West Virginia” as her ...

Board of health overstepped bounds in Jefferson County

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STEUBENVILLE — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was again a topic of discussion at Thursday’s Jefferson County Commissioners meeting — with a discussion centered on who could declare a health emergency in the county. John Parker, director of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency ...

Howard Hanna named top family-owned broker in nation

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PITTSBURGH — Howard Hanna Real Estate Services continues its legacy as the largest family-owned and -operated real estate firm in the nation, according to the 2020 REAL Trends 500 report released on March 26. Howard Hanna ranks as the fourth largest real estate brokerage in the country, ...

Daily Happenings 4-5-20

Daily Happenings

Police reports Steubenville police Arrested: Paul Roe, 40, 116 Cool Springs Road, Mingo Junction, failure to appear, Friday. Arrested: Danielle M. Roscoe, 27, Wintersville, possession of drugs and failure to appear, Friday. Arrested: Nicholas T. Woodland, 30, 1636 Pershing Ave., ...