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Month: October 2020

Marshall County Health Department to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing

The Marshall County Health Department will be holding free COVID-19 testing today from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Marshall County Health Department. The testing is available for all Marshall County residents and proof of insurance is not required. Attendees are asked to bring a driver’s license or proof of address to help in returning test results. Those 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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Voting Locations Change in Hancock County

3 precinct voting locations in Hancock County have changed ahead of this Tuesday’s election. Precinct 17 voters were original supposed to vote at Marland Heights Church and will now vote at the Hancock County Visitors Bureau. Voters in Precinct 20 were originally supposed to vote at Weir Middle School and will now vote at the Weir High Gym. And voters in Precinct 11 were originally supposed to vote at Point Pleasant Church and will now vote at the New Cumberland City Building. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Photo credit:...

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Byers Arrested on Drug Charges

41-year-old Ethan Byers of Wheeling Island was arrested last week on criminal drug charges after a 10 month investigation. Byers was arrested after officers searched a home on North Wabash Street and found one pot meth lab and drug making tools. Byers was taken to the Northern Regional Jail, with bond set at $21,000. Photo credit:...

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Man’s body found in Little Wheeling Creek

Wheeling Police public information officer Philip Stahl reports authorities received the call around 5 p.m. after people were walking alongside the road and discovered the body. Officials said the body was found in Little Wheeling Creek, located in Elm Grove, and it’s believed to be a middle-aged man. Detectives were on the scene quickly to collect evidence and take photos. Shilling Bridge and Lumber Avenue were closed while the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s office, as well as Wheeling Police and Fire, investigated further. The body is being taken to Charleston for an autopsy where they will confirm a positive...

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Brooke Board of Education discuses in-person instruction, athletic funding shortfalls

During Monday evening’s Brooke County Board of Education meeting, the topic of student re-entry to the classroom was at the forefront of the conversation. Despite Brooke Middle School students learning remotely for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, district leaders are continuing to move forward with four days of in-person instruction. The four-day in-person instruction will start on November 2, however, students will only be in class three days due to Election Day. Another big topic discussed was appropriating budget funds for athletics. With restrictions on how many fans can attend games, ticket sales from popular sports like...

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RSS Townhall News

  • Indonesia’s demographic dividend threatened by lengthy COVID-19 school closures September 17, 2021
    By Tom Allard and Wayan Sukarda JAKARTA/DENPASAR (Reuters) – Ni Kadek Suriani was looking forward to starting her second year of junior high school last year, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Then her parents lost their jobs and she was forced to help scratch a living on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali. “I had time […]
  • Biocon Biologics to offer 15% stake to Serum Institute unit for access to vaccines September 17, 2021
    BENGALURU (Reuters) – Biocon Biologics, a unit of drugmaker Biocon Ltd, said late on Thursday it would offer a stake of about 15% to Serum Institute Life Sciences for access to 100 million doses of vaccines annually for 15 years, including COVID-19 shots. The deal with the unit of Serum Institute of India (SII), the […]
  • Courting startups: Singapore lines up funding to boost IPOs September 17, 2021
    By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) -The Singapore government on Friday unveiled a S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) fund as part of a package to attract listings to the city-state’s stock exchange, aiming to boost its exposure to the region’s booming tech sector. The co-investment fund of the government and state investor Temasek will provide late-stage private […]

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