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WLU, WVNCC announce joint social work program

WHEELING — Students aspiring to pursue a career in social work will have an easier time of doing so locally. West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University signed an articulation agreement Tuesday afternoon, allowing students to seamlessly transfer class credits ...

Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care Center Halts Visitation

WHEELING — The Continuous Care Center at Wheeling Hospital suspended visitation to the facility after three employees recently tested positive for COVID-19. The employees do not routinely provide direct patient care and did not work at the facility within 48 hours of their symptoms’ ...

City treasurer dies suddenly Monday

MARTINS FERRY — The city of Martins Ferry is deciding how to move forward after its longtime treasurer died. Mayor John Davies said Rhonda Bernardo died Monday due to a sudden medical condition. Davies said a special City Council meeting was held Wednesday to discuss how to fill her ...

Drug arrest Tuesday nets 12 pounds of cocaine

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department reported an arrest and a sizable seizure of suspected drugs early Tuesday. According to a release from Sheriff David Lucas, deputies responded to an apparently routine call of a suspicious person at an area motel. “Deputies ...

COVID-19 Cases Up in Ohio County

WHEELING — Ohio County has seen an active week of rising COVID-19 diagnoses, with 15 new cases being reported across the county since Friday, 11 of which occurred at West Liberty University. In a letter sent to students Wednesday, WLU President Stephen Greiner said the university reported ...

Political opponent seeks transparency in W.Va. senator’s trial delays

MOUNDSVILLE — A newcomer to West Virginia politics has thrown down the gauntlet to his opponent in the November election by calling for transparency into the incumbent senator’s legal troubles for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. Josh Gary spoke before a small gathered crowd Wednesday ...

Former WVU President Gene Budig dies

MORGANTOWN — Former West Virginia University president Gene Budig died Tuesday at 81. Budig was president of two other universities — Illinois State and Kansas — was a newspaper editor and author and the former president of baseball's American League. Budig was the WVU president who ...

Special exhibit at Historic Fort Steuben celebrates Constitution

STEUBENVILLE — The Historic Fort Steuben Visitor Center is celebrating a seminal moment in American history with a special exhibit commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution 233 years ago. Now through Sept. 19, visitors can learn about their government — things like what’s in the ...

Local teen killed in Georgia accident

STEUBENVILLE — Mitia Pruitt wasn’t perfect. She’d made her share of bad choices and landed herself in some tough spots. But to those who know her best, like her big sister, Ava Marie Robinson, and longtime friend Semira Pame, none of that matters. What brings them to tears even now, ...

Ice Cream truck delivering sweet treats to local residents

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A local man is providing sweet treats to residents around the Ohio Valley this summer. St. Clairsville resident Jack Elerick decided he wanted a fun occupation that also brought joy to others so he purchased an ice cream truck and is providing local residents with ice ...

Deadline for removing encampments delayed after ACLU action

WHEELING — The deadline for homeless encampments to be removed from public properties in Wheeling was pushed back two weeks just hours before city officials were prepared to enforce the order Friday afternoon. The decision came after the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia vowed ...

Businesses provide treats for seniors

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Interim HealthCare of St. Clairsville and Astoria Place of Barnesville are combining forces in a joint effort to show local senior citizens how much they are appreciated throughout the community. These have been tough times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials at the ...

Ohio Public Pension Systems partner with OhioCheckbook.gov

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague announced that OhioCheckbook.gov now features 2019 salary data from three of Ohio’s five public pension systems. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol ...

2020 YTR Produce Distribution

YORKVILLE — Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Yorkville United Methodist Church announce that the fourth 2020 YTR Produce Market will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department. Social distancing will be implemented at the distribution. Geographic areas to ...

Senate to distribute remaining CARES Act funds to Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Ohio Municipal League, Ohio Township Association and Ohio Mayors Alliance thank Senate President Larry Obhof, Sen. Matt Dolan and the members of the Ohio Senate for their support of local government through passage of Senate Bill ...

OHHS offers sliding fee discount program

BARNESVILLE -- Ohio Hills Health Services offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program in an effort to make healthcare affordable for all area residents. OHHS is a federally qualified health center. The mission of a FQHC is to provide quality healthcare in underserved regions and to treat all ...

OhioSE announces alignment with JobsOhio and a larger state plan

NELSONVILLE, Ohio –– Ohio Southeast Economic Development announced a new engagement effort as part of a larger statewide initiative to increase knowledge and reach of economic development. JobsOhio working side-by-side with its regional and local partners and communities, is an essential ...

Bridgeport receives Kinsa FLUency grants for thermometers

BRIDGEPORT — As schools commence for the new year, Bridgeport Exempted Village School District is helping parents ensure their child’s health by obtaining a grant for digital thermometers. District Nurse Gena Spurlock obtained a grant through Kinsa’s FLUency School Health Program to ...

Urban Deer Hunt begins Saturday

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling recently announced its 2020 Urban Deer Hunt, which begins this weekend. In accordance with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources regulations, the Urban Deer Hunt will begin Saturday and continue through Dec. 31. There will also be a special Urban Deer ...