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Coronavirus

Balloon launch marks senior pandemic deaths

St. CLAIRSVILLE — Area seniors and community leaders gathered Wednesday at the Belmont County Department of Senior Services on National Road west of St. Clairsville to remember and mark the passing of all seniors who died during the coronavirus pandemic. Signs with names and pictures lined ...

Groups speak against GOP vaccination bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two major Ohio business groups on Tuesday came out in opposition to pending GOP legislation in the Ohio House that would prohibit employers, either public or private, from requiring employees to receive vaccinations. The bill also would prevent workers from being ...

Belmont County officials consider COVID costs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County leaders are exploring options for how best to use American Rescue Plan funding to redress losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have already received one half of our portion, and I believe we’ll have the other half next year,” Belmont County ...

DeWine: reopening of EORH is ‘a miracle’

MARTINS FERRY — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine described the reopening of East Ohio Regional Hospital as “a miracle” during a grand opening celebration and Community Day held Monday at the facility in Martins Ferry. DeWine said after learning that it was Dr. John Johnson -- a physician and ...

U.S. hitting encouraging milestones on coronavirus deaths and vaccines

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms approached another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated. The coronavirus was the third leading ...

Paid in full? Biden, GOP vie over high infrastructure costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators and the White House appear open to striking a roughly $1 trillion deal on infrastructure. But they are struggling with the hard part — how to pay for it. As President Joe Biden jumps back into the talks this week, the question of where the money ...