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WVU announces reopening protocols

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MORGANTOWN — Campus life for students, professors and staff at West Virginia University will be different in the age of COVID-19, but WVU President Gordon Gee is encouraging the campus community to hang in there. “As we near the end of July, we are over halfway through the year, I am ...

Monroe reports zero active COVID-19 cases

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WOODSFIELD -- Monroe County is reporting zero active COVID-19 cases in the county following negative results from a pop-up testing site. The Monroe County Health Department made the announcement Tuesday morning after the county received results back from all 55 individuals who were tested for ...

Superload transports to cause possible delays this week

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NEW PHILADELPHIA -- A set of three scheduled superload transports are expected to cause possible traffic delays this week through eastern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced the first of three superload transports will begin today about 9 a.m. Matt Bruning, press ...

More than $1M USDA grants, loans awarded

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BARNESVILLE -- More than $1 million is being distributed to local municipalities and beyond in the form of grants and loans. According to information provided by the Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural program has awarded a total of $1,046,500 ...

Ohio will expand day care capacity

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Day cares can return to normal staffing ratios, but county fairs will be reduced to junior fairs featuring livestock competitions for children and teens, without the usual rides, games and grandstand events, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday in his latest updates about ...

COVID-19 cancels full Belmont County Fair and Pumpkin Festival

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- New COVID-19 coronavirus mandates from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine have put a halt to the Belmont County Fair, along with the popular Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. “(DeWine) basically stated every county fair that happens after July 31 can only be a junior fair,” Belmont ...

Spread of COVID-19 in Belmont County ‘concerning’

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul reported another slight increase in positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but added there are worrying signs the virus is spreading in unexpected ways. Sproul said Monday that Belmont County’s total cases have ...

Flooding solutions being sought in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Options to address basement flooding Bellview Street and Overbaugh Avenue were among the topics up for discussion last week. Flooding has been a long-time issue and Councilwoman Terra Butler, who represents the Fourth Ward where these streets are located, spoke about ...

MRDD gets $34,000 in grant funding

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WOODSFIELD - Monroe County has secured more than $30,000 in funding to aid local families dealing with developmental disabilities. Helen Ring, superintendent of the Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities, said the county has secured a $34,000 grant for Early Intervention Service ...

Ohio Valley Jokers Baseball Enjoys Practice

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Photo by Scott McCloskey The Ohio Valley Jokers summer recreational travel baseball team took advantage of another sunny summer day to practice Monday afternoon on Martins Ferry’s Fodor Field. Pictured is Clayton Snyder of Martins Ferry warming up before practice.

Mnuchin, Pelosi talk virus relief; GOP slashes jobless aid

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions Americans are at stake as White House officials agreed Monday to launch negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new coronavirus aid package that’s teetering in Congress ahead of looming ...

Justice to close at OV Mall

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Ohio Valley Mall will soon lose another retailer - Justice, a store geared toward pre-teens, has announced it will close its St. Clairsville location. Joe Bell, spokesman for the mall's parent company Cafaro Co., said the store closing is unfortunate. “We, along ...

Boil order in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Residents on Johnet Drive, Iona Drive and north to West Main Street are notified of a 48-hour boil order if they lost water service Monday afternoon due to a waterline break on Johnet Drive. City crews have restored water service. Residents may experience discoloration. ...

YSS names Vineyard Church, pastor as Good Samaritans

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WHEELING -- The Youth Services System Inc. Board of Directors has named Chris Figaretti and the Vineyard Church as its 2020 Good Samaritans. A Wheeling native, Figaretti was active in YoungLife, attended college and graduate school in New York and Minnesota, respectively, and ran a wilderness ...

Training Firefighters

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Photo Provided The Wolfhurst Volunteer Fire Department trains beneath the Blaine Hill viaduct on U.S. 40 this past weekend. Member Mike Bianconi said the members use the Creek to practice techniques for battling blazes without access to city or county water. He added that the department ...

Bridgeport says water is now safe to drink

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BRIDGEPORT -- The village of Bridgeport announced that the community’s water is now safe to drink after two wells were found to be contaminated. Bridgeport Water Works Superintendent James Zorbini said Friday that Ohio Environmental Protection Agency test results have come back and are now ...

Funding stalled, but projects still in the works for Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE -- Village Council learned that funding for a paving project planned for this summer Is now in question. Village Administrator Roger Deal announced July 20 that the Ohio Public Works Commission paving grant that was to help fund a large paving project in the village this summer is ...

Local students lauded at Science Day

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GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program recognized 29 students from across the state for their exemplary projects at the Ohio Academy of Science's Annual State Science Day. Local students Tim Stoffer and Emma Marl from East Richland Christian Schools brought home ...