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W.Va. restaurants, bars can go to 100 percent, governor says

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CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice announced a new round of easing Friday for COVID-19 restrictions on residents and businesses as coronavirus statistics continue to trend in better directions. Speaking during his Friday morning COVID-19 briefing from the State Capitol Building, Justice said ...

Improved high-speed Internet access a priority

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STEUBENVILLE — One thing the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront is the need for improved high-speed Internet access throughout Jefferson County. Thursday, the Jefferson County commissioners and Mike Paprocki, executive director of the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning ...

Goal set for lifting of Ohio health orders

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COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday set a specific target of reduced coronavirus cases as the benchmark for ending public health orders in Ohio, including mask wearing. Those orders will be lifted once the state hits the mark of 50 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people for two weeks, ...

Wintersville Council to mull salt purchase

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WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Council is expected to consider its road salt purchase for the 2021-22 winter when it meets again at 7 p.m. April 1. On Thursday Village Administrator Walter Ziemba advised council about 120 tons remain of 1,320 tons ordered for this winter. Following the ...

Urban Mission featured on new Cause Connector site

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STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries is among the first organizations to have a project featured on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s new Cause Connector giving site. Cause Connector is a charitable matchmaking site, created to help more donors support local nonprofit projects in ...

By slimmest of margins, US Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest of margins Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided ...

Bill would allow Ohio schools more time to give spring tests

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio schools still would have to administer nearly all the usual tests this spring but would have an extra week in April or May to conduct most of those assessments in person under legislation passed by the Ohio House in a bipartisan vote Thursday, weeks before the testing ...