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Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat

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(AP) - School systems in Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and suburban Minneapolis are giving up on in-person classes, and some governors are reimposing restrictions on bars and restaurants or getting more serious about masks, as the coast-to-coast resurgence of the coronavirus sends deaths, ...

Community briefs

Community

Spaghetti dinner to benefit festival FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Community Days committee will be selling spaghetti dinners for take-out only beginning at noon Sunday. The cost is $9 for the meals, which will include spaghetti with a large meatball, bread, salad and slice of cake. ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Cited: Christine Lawrence, 24, 707 Market St., Apt. 407, Steubenville, assured clear distance ahead. Lawrence was cited following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Sunset and Belleview boulevards. Cited: Veronica Allen, 59, 302 Fairplay Road, Bloomingdale, dog ...

Sue Simonetti stepping down as mayor of Wellsburg

Local News

WELLSBURG — After serving nearly 12 years as mayor, Sue Simonetti has chosen not to seek re-election. Simonetti said she announced her decision at Tuesday’s council meeting to allow other residents time to consider if they would like to declare their candidacy for next year’s election, ...

Local Briefs

Local News

Council to hold special meeting FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the City Building to consider the purchase of office computers and related equipment. The vendor will be available to answer questions. Water-sewer board cancels ...

Valley’s Got Talent winners

Community

“We had well more than 2,500 online viewers of the Valley’s Got Talent competition this year, which was held Sunday at the Sycamore Youth Center with in-person attendance only for family members of participants,” reported Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Ohio Valley Youth Network, which ...

Frontier hopes to bring opportunity to the Ohio Valley

Local News

WEIRTON — While much of the news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been bad, there may be opportunity as a result of the virus’ spread. The Frontier Group of Companies continues to clear and prepare more than 1,100 acres of former steel-making property in Weirton, with officials ...

W.Va. sees largest one-day virus spike

Local News

CHARLESTON — Despite continued pleas for West Virginians to get tested, avoid groups of people, social distance and wear masks, West Virginia continues to see substantial increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “We’ve got a problem, a real real problem,” Gov. Jim Justice said during ...

Weirton schools closed

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — All of Weirton’s public schools are closed for the remainder of the week as a result of several confirmed COVID-19 cases involving both students and staff. The closures were announced on a posting on the Hancock County Schools website Tuesday, explaining school officials ...

State officials mark Veterans Day with virtual observance

Local News

CHARLESTON — Veterans Day looked different this year in West Virginia, but Gov. Jim Justice still took time to host a virtual tribute to the state’s veterans Wednesday. “What we owe them is everything we have to a bunch of ordinary men and women who stepped up beyond belief ... to ...

Ohio ramps up mask rules, may close bars, restaurants

Local News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine beseeched Ohioans on Wednesday to take the surging coronavirus spread seriously, issuing new orders on mask enforcement in businesses, gatherings across the state and threatening to close bars, restaurants and fitness centers if cases continue ...

Toronto salutes veterans

Local News

TORONTO — Rain and concerns about spread of COVID-19 resulted in a shorter Veterans Day service this year at Toronto’s Veterans Victory Pavilion, but the level of appreciation for all American veterans was no less than before. Mayor John Parker thanked everyone for coming to acknowledge ...

Marshall University remembers plane crash

Local News

HUNTINGTON — After a plane crash killed most of Marshall University’s football team in 1970, school administrators could have resorted to the simplest choice — dropping the losing sport altogether. They didn’t. They couldn’t bring themselves to do it. From the 75 lives lost in the ...

Daily Happenings 11-12-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthday Marlene Lamantia, Toronto. Police reports Jefferson County sheriff Pilfered: A crossbow was stolen from the back of an SUV parked on Liberty Street, Dillonvale, Monday. The owner said he checked his vehicle after learning a family member’s car had been entered the ...