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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 ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Arrested: Rebecca Malvirio, 51, 634 Grandview Ave., Steubenville, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear, Sunday. Arrested: Michaelle Hale, 38, 303 Summit Ave., Steubenville, possessing drug paraphernalia and two warrants for failure ...

Morrisey: Watching for gougers, scammers

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia attorney general, Monday, briefed reporters on the office’s efforts to prevent gouging related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Monday his office was working with retailers to identify supply chain issues, investigating ...

Area school districts offering meals

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WEIRTON — While schools in West Virginia have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, area school districts are still working to make sure local students don’t go hungry. The distribution of grab-and-go-style meals for students began Monday in Hancock and Brooke ...

EVENTS POSTPONED/CANCELED

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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 Richmond Community Historical Society has canceled its meeting for tonight. ¯ “Time to Meet the Angels,” a series of three talks by ...

U.S. volunteer gets 1st shot

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SEATTLE — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente ...

Council sets budget workshop

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in Room 201 of the Weirton Municipal Building. The meeting will focus on finalizing the fiscal year 2020-21 general fund and coal severance budgets. The meeting is open to the public.

WLU presidential candidates’ visits rescheduled

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Presidential Search Committee announced Monday that the dates for presidential candidates to visit campus over the next few weeks have been altered. “In light of the coronavirus emergency, we have asked the remaining candidates to adjust their ...

Soup Kitchen to continue serving Wheeling

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WHEELING — The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling will continue to serve take home food to the needy every day, but it is closing its dining room due to coronavirus concerns. In addition, the “As You Like It” catering business in Wheeling and owner Bob Bailey is offering to provide meals ...

Weirton Senior Center hosts St. Patrick’s Day dance

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WEIRTON — Although the coronavirus has since resulted in the temporary closure of the Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center at 3425 Main St. until further notice, a March 5 dance was held there, fittingly with a St. Patrick’s Day theme observed. Photos on today’s Boomers Plus page were ...