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COVID-19: The Latest

Today’s clinic switching to Moderna

CONNORVILLE — The mobile mass vaccination clinic scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Buckeye Local High School will go on – but not as planned. Those who had an appointment to receive the one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will now instead be receiving the first dose of the ...

Pause ordered on Johnson and Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and W.Va. Gov. Jim Juctice have called for a pause in all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration according to the recommendation Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. DeWine, Ohio Department ...

Governor checks on local progress

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called COVID-19 vaccines “our ticket to freedom” during a Monday stop in Steubenville DeWine and his wife, Fran, toured the Jefferson County Health Department’s vaccination clinic inside the Fort Steuben Mall on Monday, talking with staff, local ...

Vaccination clinic stays busy

STEUBENVILLE — More than 400 people rolled up their sleeves Wednesday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus at Jefferson County’s mobile clinic at the Seventh Street Plaza. Health District Director Andrew Henry said the response was even better than they’d anticipated. “We were ...

Ohio’s number of coronavirus cases per capita continues to fall

COLUMBUS — The number of coronavirus cases per capita in Ohio continues to fall, although at a pace that could still take weeks to reach the level needed to end health orders in the state, according to state data. Those orders will be lifted once the state hits the mark of 50 coronavirus ...

Restaurants, bars in Pennsylvania to see some pandemic limits lift in April

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf will expand more business and event capacity limits and lift a raft of long-standing coronavirus restrictions on bar service in Pennsylvania starting on Easter Sunday, giving some relief to one of the hardest-hit business sectors, his administration said ...

Jefferson County set to get $12M from latest congressional COVID-19 package

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County’s anticipated share of the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on Wednesday will be approximately $12 million, Commissioner Thomas Graham announced at the start of Thursday’s meeting. It was noted that while the county had learned about the amount ...

Biden aims for ‘independence from this virus’

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe Biden pledged in his first prime-time address to make all adults eligible for vaccines by May 1 and raised the possibility of beginning to “mark our independence from this virus” ...

W.Va. getting its share from new relief bill

Municipalities as big as Charleston and as small as Capon Bridge — along with all 55 West Virginia counties — will receive a cut of the $4 billion in direct funding that the American Rescue Plan is sending to the Mountain State. It’s a dollar figure that Sen. Joe Manchin believes will be ...