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Pittsburgh Public Theater plans events

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PITTSBURGH — Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli have announced Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 2020/2021 six-play subscription series, two special events and new programs for the company. New in Season 46, Pittsburgh Public Theater will welcome Helena ...

Trump wants quick checks sent to public

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WASHINGTON — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the ...

ADK Fidelis Gamma Chapter honors, remembers

Community

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators met March 5 at Williams Country Club in Weirton. The room was decorated to a St. Patrick’s Day theme featuring shamrock plants and green leprechaun hats. Diane ...

Birthdays

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March 17 Patricia Balser, Toronto. Today Tom Roush, Brilliant. Harry A. Kinsey, 75, Bergholz.

W.Va. reports first case of coronavirus

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CHARLESTON — After weeks with no confirmed cases, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday evening in a televised address to the state that West Virginia now has its first case of the coronavirus ­— in the Eastern Panhandle— and that the state was taking additional precautions. “Our health ...

Community news from around the area

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Public Library of Steubenville, Jefferson County closed for now STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County closed to the public on Tuesday until further notice as a measure of safety for employees, customers and to decrease further widespread of the coronavirus ...

Police reports

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Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: A 17-year-old Springfield youth, criminal trespass, aggravated menacing, possession of a schedule II substance, possession of a drug abuse instrument and probation violation, Saturday. He also was cited for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence, ...

Capito: State needs more help for rural hospitals, virus testing

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CHARLESTON — Rural hospitals in West Virginia need more help should the state become a hot spot for the coronavirus, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said. The senator also called for more test kits to be sent to West Virginia in a call with the White House Tuesday. Speaking by ...

Helping others stay warm

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Members of the River Rockets, during a meeting held earlier this month, made blankets as part of their participation in Project Linus, a national non-profit organization “to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in ...

WVNCC extends spring break, classes online

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will move all face-to-face classes to online instruction beginning March 30 and continuing through the end of the spring semester. WVNCC is on spring break this week, but will extend spring break one additional week through March 27. The ...

Brooke County Commission supports statistical port development

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, Tuesday, discussed local response to the COVID-19 coronavirus and voiced support for the proposed development of a statistical port district in the area. Mike Bolen, administrator of the county’s health department, told the commissioners, ...

Hoping to ride out the storm

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STEUBENVILLE — Local restaurateurs are hoping they can ride out a mandatory dining room closure in Ohio with take-out and delivery orders as well as bare-bones staffing. On Monday, several of the city’s popular eateries said they’d had to lay off employees after Gov. Mike DeWine ordered ...

Health leaders urge ‘social distancing’

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WHEELING — For a nation of people devoted to hugging, hand-shaking and other “up close and personal” interactions, “social distancing” could be a foreign concept, but health experts contend it’s necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Fairmont hospital to close ahead of schedule

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Fairmont Regional Medical Center is shutting down ahead of schedule and will cease operations over the next several days, the hospital’s owner said in a letter Monday. Alecto Executive Vice President Michael J. Sarrao wrote that the hospital will complete its ...

Virus profoundly shifts U.S. life

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MINNEAPOLIS — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday, worried not just about getting sick but about what the unprecedented near-shutdown of the U.S. could do to their jobs and their savings. With wide swaths of the economy shuddering to a ...

Iron Chef, window displays mark 4-H Week

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Ohio 4-H Week was observed the week of March 8 with window displays throughout Jefferson County, the Iron Chef clinic at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School on March 7 and a proclamation issued by the state. Greg Froehlich of Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville organized and ...

Justice declares state of emergency over virus

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency Monday for the entire state of West Virginia over concerns about the coronavirus, though West Virginia still shows no positive tests for the virus. Justice announced the state of emergency at a COVID-19 briefing Monday at the state ...