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Officials defend handling of Teramana Cancer Center virus cases

STEUBENVILLE — Tony Teramana Cancer Center officials Monday defended their handling of three employees who’d tested positive for COVID-19, saying their priority was to safeguard the health of their patients and staff, not answer to the media. “We had to make decisions about how to ...

Local corrections facilities, sheriff’s departments taking extra measures

STEUBENVILLE — Due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, jails and corrections facilities across the state are taking precautions. Locally, the Jefferson County Justice Center, the Harrison County Jail and the Eastern Ohio Correction Center have each made changes in response ...

What ‘stay at home’ means

STEUBENVILLE — Nicole Balakos has a hard time understanding why whole families are still strolling through grocery stores or parents are dropping their kids off at Wal-Mart. Balakos, Jefferson County’s health commissioner, said it’s not the smartest thing you can be doing during a ...

Bids received for Weirton, Follansbee school buildings

Brooke County school officials received one bid each for the former Lauretta B. Millsop Primary School and Follansbee Middle properties at public auctions held Monday at each of the buildings. A bid of $137,000 was submitted for Millsop by Chris and Misty Wood, owners of Little Bear Daycare, ...

CFOV awards field of interest grants

WHEELING — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has awarded grants totaling $27,022 to 12 organizations. The grants, which support nonprofits through the region, are made possible through the foundation’s field of interest funds. These funds were established by donors who had an ...

Two men raise funds for local animal rescue organizations

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A pair of gas and oil workers are working to spread the love — Rig Dogs Nation has raised more than $20,000 and counting for local animal rescue organizations. Rig Dogs Nation, a newly founded nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, donated $21,000 that was distributed among ...

Briefs

Emergency blood drives planned STEUBENVILLE — Several blood drives have been scheduled across our region by the American Red Cross According to Phyllis Riccadonna of the Greater Alleghenies Blood Region, 37 blood drives that had been scheduled to held in our area have been canceled. ...

March 31: Events postponed/canceled

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. ¯ “Time to Meet the Angels,” a series of ...

Ohio school closure extended; FDA OKs mask-sanitizing system

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced Ohio schools will remain closed until May 1 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. That extends his school-shutdown order another three weeks, after which it will be evaluated again. A look at more virus-related developments in Ohio: ...