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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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    (Attention to offensive language in paragraph 5) MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians joined raucous protests across the country on Saturday against the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of women’s constitutional right to abortion. The Supreme Court last week overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, restoring the ability of individual states to ban abortion. […]
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