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Steubenville BOE takes no action on mask policy at meeting

A protest took place outside of Steubenville’s Board of Education meeting Wednesday afternoon and bled into the regularly scheduled meeting. The crowd gathered in protest of the decision made by the board to make masks in schools mandatory. “It was really just for people to exercise their 1st Amendment,” State Representative Ron Ferguson said. Ferguson organized a rally taking place across the street from the board of education offices, calling attention to the policy. The group then headed to the meeting which featured speakers who all urged the board to reconsider the mandate put in place last week. Protesters...

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Buckeye South Elementary returns to original building

Buckeye Local School District is preparing to finally reopen the doors of Buckeye South Elementary. The school had a delayed start to last year’s school year due to flooding on all three floors.  The 2020-2021 school year was primarily conducted where Saint Joseph Catholic Schools used to be, along with online, and at Buckeye Junior High.   However, this year, grades Pre-K through sixth will return to the original school building, where they made an estimated $270,000 repairs to the classrooms to create a safe and welcoming environment.   Students and staff are eager to see the results of this much needed renovation.   One of the most important things was making...

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Wheeling Ohio County Health Department administrator gives advice on return to school

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said the state could be moving back toward a mask mandate yesterday afternoon. Currently, that decision sits in the hands of each county — and is even varying within counties, including schools. In Ohio County, while no official decision has been made yet, Wheeling Ohio County Health Department Administrator Howard Gamble says they’ve given the district their recommendation for the return of school. “The recommendation K-12 is not to be masked at this time when they start school off. Now that can change, and we told schools ahead of time things can change if cases continue...

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More homes torn down near proposed cracker plant site in Dilles Bottom

While no decision has been reached on the proposed multi-billion-dollar petrochemical plant in Belmont Coutny, officials with PTT Global Chemical continue to move forward with clearing the property. Yesterday, more homes were torn down along Dilles Bottom Road, which borders the land already purchased by the chemical company. PTT Global Chemical has been leveling nearby homes for the last year. Three more were on the list for this week — 14 in all. But what do these latest rounds of demolitions mean for the valley? “The biggest thing it means is that this is a company that is still...

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Steubenville police investigating death of woman in wooded area of city

Steubenville police are investigating the death of a homeless woman. Ariel Burkey, 31, was living in the wood behind a house in the 300 block of Woodlawn Road with a boyfriend. “The victim and her boyfriend were living, not really in the back yard, but in a wooded area behind the house, in a tent,” said Police Chief Bill McCafferty. “They had belongings. It looked like they’d been there a while. She was laying outside the tent. There was a large cut over her right eye.” McCafferty said the victim’s cause of death will have to be determined at...

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    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will end the mandatory five-day home quarantine for COVID-infected people on Oct. 14, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Friday, as the country scrapped one of the last remaining restrictions from the pandemic era. “We want a policy that promotes resilience and capacity-building and reduces a reliance on government intervention,” Albanese […]
  • Exclusive-Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware last year – sources September 30, 2022
    By Fanny Potkin, Tom Allard, Kate Lamb and Christopher Bing (Reuters) – More than a dozen senior Indonesian government and military officials were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to nine people with knowledge of the matter. Six of the individuals told Reuters they were targeted themselves.  The […]
  • Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed September 30, 2022
    DUBAI (Reuters) -Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town of Saqez, was […]

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