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Month: December 2020

Wheeling police investigating early morning robbery at 7-11

Wheeling police are seeking information on a man who robbed a store clerk early Tuesday morning in the downtown area. Around 4:15 a.m., police were called to the 7-11 in the 1400 block of Market Street for a report of a possible armed robbery. According to employees inside, a black male was briefly shopping inside the store when he approached the counter, demanded money, and robbed them. The suspect appeared to have a weapon inside his jacket but did not display one. Employees told police the man was wearing a black beanie, a black puffy jacket, light in color...

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Ohio County continues to move ahead on COVID vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are something West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice continues to push and what local health departments are prepping for. Ohio County is still in phases 1A and 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but Howard Gamble, administrator at the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, said phases 1C and 1D will begin in the near future as physical doses arrive this week. Essential workers, health care personnel and those with high risk medical conditions are just a few who fall into categories under phases 1A-1D. And those specific individuals will continue to be vaccinated as the department preps for a...

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3 arrested in Breaking and Entering attempt in Brooke County

Three people have been arrested after breaking and entering attempt in Brooke County. Deputies were dispatched to Starlight Drive in Wellsburg around 1 am.. The resident said a basement window was broken and the front door was kicked in. The resident was able to get a shot off and hit the one individual in the ankle area. The suspects were located and arrested. Tyler Woolwine and Joshua Caniff were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. And Gordon Durbin has several charges pending. All three are in the Northern Regional...

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Gov. Justice announces 49 counties now red and orange on WVDHHR COVID-19 map

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice held his regular COVID-19 briefing on Christmas Day.Justice opened his briefing around 3 p.m. by announcing 55 new COVID related deaths across the state, some of which include residents from Ohio and Hancock counties. Justice also said there were 1,597 new positive cases in the last 24 hours. 13,500 people were tested Thursday in West Virginia leaving the reproduction Rt number at 1.19 making the state the second worst in the entire country. 49 out of 55 counties are either red or orange now on the WVDHHR COVID-19 map. Justice urged people, especially those...

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Marshall County announces 1 new COVID death, 7 new positive cases

Marshall County Health Department received confirmation today of one death of a Marshall County resident associated to COVID-19, an 89-year-old female who was hospitalized at the time of her passing. The Marshall County Health Department also received confirmation seven new positive cases and sevennew probable cases. The Health Department continues to work on investigations and contact tracing. This brings Marshall County to a total of 1548 confirmed cases and 277 probable cases, 360 of which are in isolation at home, 8 hospitalized, 46 associated deaths and 1411 whom have been released from isolation. The State of West Virginia has...

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