California now limits medical parole to those on ventilators


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons. Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to inmates so ill they are ...

Boil order in effect for St. Clairsville


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Starting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 48-hour boil order is in effect for the following residences within the city of St. Clairsville: 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 and 114 Gaywood Drive; and all residences on Overlook Court. The boil order will expire at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. It has ...

Holiday activities planned at Barnesville Hutton library

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BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library is helping residents get into the holiday spirit by hosting a variety of Christmas activities this month. Each year for the holiday season, the library plans different activities that involve some favorite literary characters, crafts, ...

November delivers another hit to sinking consumer confidence


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, clipped by rising prices and concern about the coronavirus. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped to a reading of 109.5, down from 111.6 in October. It was the lowest ...

Panel weighs safety, effectiveness of Merck’s COVID-19 pill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers on Tuesday weighed the benefits and risks of a closely watched drug from Merck that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill for patients to take at home to treat COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration asked its outside experts whether ...