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Beth Holtz, wife of Lou Holtz has died

ORLANDO, Fla. — Beth Barcus Holtz, philanthropist and wife of legendary football coach Lou Holtz has died following complications from years of cancer treatment at the age of 82. Born to Eleanor Josephine (Czech) Barcus and John Campbell Barcus on March 29, 1938, Beth was raised in East ...

New color-coded alert system assesses virus risk around Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. The system takes into account seven indicators for each county, ...

Pa. officials order shutdown in Allegheny County

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With a spike in coronavirus cases expected to grow Thursday, Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, imposed a one-week shutdown of bars, restaurants and casinos and all gatherings of more than 25 people. The order is to take effect after midnight ...

Hollowed out public health system lacks resources to fight pandemic

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a pandemic that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and ...

Steubenville City Council advances pest-control measure

STEUBENVILLE — City Council is looking for a way to force homeowners to keep their properties pest-free. The concerns arise as council considers renewing its public health services agreement with the Jefferson County General Health District, which has been under contract to provide health ...

Eastern Gateway Community College develops COVID-19 response plan

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College has developed a tentative COVID-19 responsive plan for on-campus instruction for the fall semester. “While plans may change in response to the realities of the pandemic and the State of Ohio’s recommendations for higher education, our ...

Brooke, Hancock 4-H camps going virtual

With activities involving the outdoors and a variety of skills, Brooke and Hancock County 4-H summer camps will be going online this year. For some time the camps have been open to youth ages 9 to 19 who are not members of 4-H clubs, but organizers hope the pandemic-spurred virtual version ...

Pennsylvania governor expands mask order to outdoor locations

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration moved Wednesday to expand its indoor mask order to public places outdoors where social-distancing is impossible, while he also said that he prefers to let Pennsylvania’s local governments handle further coronavirus restrictions, as opposed ...

First responders are celebrated

WHEELING — When COVID-19 canceled Main Street Bank’s plans to honor its shareholders and customers, the bank opted to celebrate local first responders. On Tuesday, law enforcement, fire and EMT workers in Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties were invited to come get free Meals for Heroes ...