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Weir High pauses sports while awaiting COVID-19 test results

Weir High administrators have put sports on pause for two days while several students await COVID-19 test results, according to a social media post. The announcement was posted to the Weir Football Facebook page on Sunday night. Athletic events are canceled on Monday and Tuesday. An update is expected on Tuesday evening regarding activities for the remainder of the week. The post said during the two-day closure all school facilities are closed to students and...

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Ohio Co. sees spike in COVID-19 cases, additional death

After a spike in cases and two Coronavirus related deaths, Administrator of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, Howard Gamble, is breaking down what this means for Ohio County. “If we’re going to move forward, we have got to watch what we’re doing because if those cases increase to the point where the health care system, public health systems and other systems like the school system can’t be handled, then things have to change,” said Gamble. This could mean a few things. “It’s going to be tough, but it could result in going back to what we were doing at...

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Three workers injured in ‘incident’ at Marshall Co. chemical plant

Workers at a Marshall County chemical plant suffered injuries during an “incident” at the plant. Marshall County Emergency officials say that three workers at the Westlake Chemical Plant on Energy Highway (Route 2) received injuries. One employee was taken to the hospital as a result of the incident. Authorities say that plant produces chlorine. Route 2 was closed for a portion of time, but it has since...

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Brooke County Schools Put Hold on Sports Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Brooke County Schools are placing sports on hold at the middle and high school levels until July 20th after several athletes may have possibly been exposed to the Coronavirus. No athletes or coaches have tested positive for the Coronavirus so far and the school district will continue to follow the protocol outlined in the Brooke County School Athletic COVID-19 Exposure Response Plan. Photo credit:...

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Free Coronavirus Testing to be Held in Marshall County

There will be free coronavirus testing today at the Marshall County Health Department from 9 AM until 4 PM. The testing is available for all Marshall County residents. Proof of insurance is not required to be tested, but attendees should bring a driver’s license or proof of address with them. Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to be tested must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The testing will occur on a first come, first served basis. Photo credit:...

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