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Month: January 2021

New technology that prevents the spread of the COVID 19 virus in Ohio County Schools

New technology has been installed in some Ohio County Schools could slow and possibly even halt the spread of COVID-19 And now that technology being added to others. The board of education voted Monday to approve 100-thousand dollars to add it to Bridge Street Middle School and Bethlehem, Madison and Ritchie elementaries. It’s called Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology. It’s a very small blue box, but it has a big effect. It is connected to the building’s existing heating and ventilation system. It’s already been installed at Elm Grove and Middle Creek elementary schools and Wheeling Park High School. And...

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Suspects still at large in Wheeling Island shooting

A man is in the hospital after an overnight shooting at a bar on Wheeling Island. Now police are on the lookout for the suspects involved. According to officials, a call came in around 12:50 a.m. about a shooting outside the VooDoo Lounge. When they arrived on scene, they were informed that one man was shot, and two suspects believed to be involved had run off. A motive or relationship is unknown at this time. Witnesses told police that that both suspects were light skinned black males in their 20s or 30s. One is described as tall and skinny,...

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Suspect in Belmont County double stabbing found dead

A man wanted in a double stabbing that took place early Wednesday morning in Belmont County has been found dead near his home, according to police. The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 7 o’clock for the incident at a home on Uniontown-Flushing Road. A search for the suspect — identified as 49-year old Edward Reed – intensified throughout the morning, and ended when the Ohio State Highway’s Patrol Aviation Unit found Reed dead near his home around 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The believe he died from a self-inflicted gun shot. The two victims, Reed’s wife and daughter,...

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Heeding of protocols helping decrease COVID numbers in Jefferson County

COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County have been trending downward during the past two weeks. Hospitalizations are also down, but ICU numbers are still high. That means people are still getting severe symptoms and needing help. Officials say it is better to treat your symptoms early, rather than too late. The health department does contact tracing when someone tests positive, and most cases in the county are from close contact. Jefferson County is hoping to hold another free COVID-19 testing drive-thru soon. The health department will partner with the City of Steubenville and National Guard to administer the tests. Although...

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Arrest made after police pursuit

A police pursuit took place yesterday evening resulting in the arrest of one man. Ohio State Highway Patrol Post 84 began the chase in Washington County, then the Monroe County Sheriff’s office and OSHP St. Clairsville Post stepped in when the chase reached Fly, Ohio. Sheriff Charles Black says Brian Wade was driving a vehicle stolen from West Virginia. Wade was arrested on State Route 7 just south of Long Ridge Road. He’s charged with felony fleeing and eluding, along with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property. Black also says Wade has warrants in Ohio...

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