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COVID-19: The Latest

10 Ohio inmates, 27 prison workers test positive for virus

COLUMBUS — Ten Ohio inmates at two prisons and 27 staff members at four prisons have now tested positive for the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday. He also authorized members of the Ohio National Guard to help officials at a federal prison where three inmates have died. A look at ...

Steubenville City Council to resume meetings

STEUBENVILLE — After a two-week hiatus, City Council is poised to resume public meetings Tuesday — though the public’s participation will be extremely limited. In accordance with state and federal “social distancing” mandates and coronavirus safety recommendations, only three city ...

Live out of state and want to buy alcohol in Hancock County? You can’t

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Department is banning the sale of alcohol in the county to anyone without a West Virginia issued identification. The health department announced the decision in a press release issued early Sunday afternoon. It goes into effect at noon ...

Brooke County Health Department bans sale of liquor to out-of-state residents

WELLSBURG — Following similar action in Hancock County over the weekend, the Brooke County Health Department announced this morning it would be banning the sale of liquor to anyone without a West Virginia-issued identification. The ban goes into effect at noon today, according to a posting on ...

Brooke County officials confirm first case of COVID-19

WELLSBURG — Brooke County health officials have confirmed the county’s first case of the COVID-19 virus. In a post on its website today, the Brooke County Health Department confirmed it had received a positive test for the novel coronavirus. The confirmed case is a female in her 40s, who ...

Newspapers helping to get school work out, too

WELLSBURG — While always working to get the latest news into the hands of area residents, the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times were recruited to help get school assignments into the hands of pupils at four Brooke County schools. Placed outside Brooke Intermediate North in Follansbee ...

Expanded stay-home order now in effect in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s expanded stay-at-home order that took effect today includes several new provisions. Essential businesses are now being told to determine and enforce a maximum number of customers allowed in a store at one time, and to ensure that people waiting outside are maintaining ...

West Virginia reports third death from COVID-19

CHARLESTON (AP) — A nursing home patient with underlying health conditions became the third person to die from the new coronavirus in West Virginia, health officials said Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Resources said the 76-year-old man was a resident of the Sundale nursing home ...

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center making face shields

LISBON — Plastic face shields being made at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center are among the personal protective equipment donated to the county Emergency Management Agency. EMA Deputy Director Brian Rutledge said the county Educational Service Center’s Jeff Gill is making ...

April 6: Events canceled/postponed

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The Spring Quilt Show to be held at Historic Fort Steuben until April 10 has been canceled. ¯ The Four Seasons Senior Citizens meeting for ...