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Month: October 2020

Ohio Nursing Homes to Begin Allowing Visitors

Ohio nursing homes are now allowing visitors, with restrictions in place. Those who are visiting must be tested for COVID-19 before entering the facility and must wear a face mask. Visitors are advised to schedule an appointment before they go to the nursing home and residents are restricted to two visitors for 30 minutes. Photo credit:...

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34 People in Brooke County Test Positive for COVID-19

34 residents at an unidentified long-term care facility in Brooke County were confirmed to have COVID-19 last week. The health department said that the residents in the facility count as one combined case for the county while employees all count individually, based on state rules. This will allow Brooke County to remain in the yellow category on the state advisory...

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Free COVID-19 Testing in Marshall County

There will be free COVID-19 testing today at the Marshall County Health Department from 10 AM until 2 PM. The testing is available to all residents in Marshall County, with no proof of insurance required. Those being tested are asked to bring a driver’s license or proof of address to help in returning test results. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be tested. The testing will be conducted on a first come, first served...

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Shmigal Sentenced to 3-15 Years for Child Neglect

Kace Shmigal of Marshall County will spend 3 to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty last week to child neglect resulting in death. Shmigal turned herself into the police in late July and was charged with the death of her 3 1/2 month old child. Shmigal had previously taken her child to Wheeling Hospital, where an MRI showed ligament damage to the child’s neck and a possible brain bleed. The infant died due to oxygen deprivation, which was caused by...

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Local Counties Remain in Green Phase

Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, and Marshall Counties will remain in the green phase on the latest West Virginia Department of Education’s County Alert System Map. Schools in the green phase can continue to hold in-person learning, as well as sports and other extracurricular activities.Photo credit: West Virginia Department of...

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