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Organizers cancel Ogden Newspapers Wellness Weekend

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WHEELING — Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 coronavirus and new federal guidelines limiting crowd size, the 2020 Ogden Newspapers Wellness Weekend sponsored by WVU Medicine, originally set for May 23-24, has been canceled. The Wellness Weekend consists of the Ogden Newspapers Half ...

Steubenville Council will suspend meetings for now

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STEUBENVILLE — Barring an emergency, City Council won’t meet face-to-face again until at least April 7. Council Tuesday voted 7-0 to cancel its next two public meetings, instructing Clerk of Council Karly Haley and City Manager Jim Mavromatis to figure out what they’d have to do to ...

Coronavirus testing

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Jeri Campbell, a registered nurse at Wheeling Hospital, looks through paperwork while working at Wheeling Hospital’s drive-through coronavirus testing site at Wheeling Park. The site opened Wednesday, with about 65 people tested by 3 p.m. The testing is not open to the general public, so ...

John Rocchi contributes to textbook

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WINTERSVILLE — John Rocchi, special education directort at the Indian Creek Local School District, can add another accomplishment to his portfolio, this time as an author. Rocchi collaborated with fellow educators Barbara Hansen and Linda Morrow to contribute a chapter to “Inclusive ...

Man convicted of killing 7-year-old in 1981

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — A jury convicted a man in the slaying of a 7-year-old boy more than 38 years after the child’s body was found in a wooded area near a ball field. William Clyde Jeffries, 55, was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the 1981 slaying of Conrad Roger “C.R.” ...

Governor orders additional closures

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CHARLESTON — A day after ordering the closure of bars, restaurants and casinos, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday gyms, fitness centers and recreational facilities also need to close. This comes after the state saw its first positive case of the coronavirus which grew to two cases Wednesday ...

Proactive Urban Mission continues to serve

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STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mision Ministries is continuing to serve those in need while taking precautions because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “At the Urban Mission, we’re following all the guidelines as suggested by Mid-Ohio Food Bank and also the Coalition on Housing and ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Ricky D. Barnett, 61, 1408 State St., Steubenville, public intoxication; Sara Maretta Lee, 28, 236 Raine St., Mingo Junction, driving under suspension; Kwamaine Williams, 28, 732 N. Sixth Ave., Steubenville, no registration light. Elizah L. Scheider 22, 16 N. Byron Drive, ...

Wife of COVID-19 patient speaks

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — When Carolyn Vigil speaks, it’s soft — not just like someone who has a cold, or someone who has the flu, but someone wary of the world around her. Someone looking for answers. Someone eager to educate. That’s because her husband, James, was notified Tuesday that he was ...

W.Va. moves to expand mail-in voting

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CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Mac Warner and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday an opinion about the secretary’s authority for emergency election. Morrisey and Warner said registered voters in West Virginia concerned about going to the polls during early voting and ...

Virus prompts courthouse to limit hours

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hours at the Hancock County Courthouse are being limited in response to state and federal precautionary guidelines to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county commission announced Wednesday the courthouse would be open only from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday ...

Weirton Medical Center further restricts visitation to curb virus

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WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center and Trinity Health System continue to make changes as they address the challenges of the COVID-19 coronavirus. At Weirton Medical Center, only hospice, critically ill, obstetrical and pediatric patients are allowed visitors. “We are exercising the ...

City anticipates revenue hit from pandemic

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WEIRTON — Members of Weirton Council gathered Wednesday evening to finalize plans for the city’s 2020-21 fiscal budget, with the caveat municipal revenue will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Council met in their second work session as part of the process, reviewing discussions held ...

Events canceled or postponed due to coronavirus

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Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ All Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 meetings and business meetings and house committee meetings are canceled until further ...

WVU moves classes online for rest of semester

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MORGANTOWN — After an emergency meeting of its board of governors, West Virginia University announced in-person classes are suspended for the rest of the semester and officials are urging students not to return to campus after spring break. All classes, except some clinical rotations and ...

EVENTS CANCELED/POSTPONED

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Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ All Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 meetings and business meetings and house committee meetings are canceled until further ...

Red Cross rescheduling blood drives

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WHEELING — In the wake of blood drive cancellations across the region and country due to facilities closing because of the coronavirus outbreak, the American Red Cross is searching for sites to host much-needed blood drives. Phyllis Riccadonna, spokeswoman for American Red Cross Blood ...

COVID-19 learning environment begins on March 23

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WEST LIBERTY — Like most colleges and universities, West Liberty University suspended face-to-face classes this week in response to the growing threat of COVID-19. WLU extended its regularly scheduled spring break by an additional week through March 20 so that the faculty and campus could ...

Man goes on trial in boy’s death

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CLARKSBURG (AP) — The trial for a man charged in the 1981 slaying of a 7-year-old boy began with a detective testifying about the defendant’s videotaped confession. Harrison County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Dixon Pruitt testified that defendant William Clyde Jeffries told authorities the ...

Community news from throughout the area

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‘Zalia’ kick-off book signing in New Cumberland canceled NEW CUMBERLAND — Co-authors Tom Zielinsky of Weirton and George B. Hines III of New Cumberland have announced that the book signing of their lastest project, “Zalia, Hancock County, West Virginia — Rediscovering a Lost ...