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Wood County, W.Va. Confirms Second Positive Case of COVID-19

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WOUB) — The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD) confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 in Wood County, West Virginia on Thursday, March 26. Both are being treated at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, according to a release from the department. The MOVHD is conducting an investigation. If you are identified as… Read More

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Wood County, W. Va. Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOUB) — The Department of Health and Human Resources in West Virginia confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Wood County Tuesday. Details about the case were limited Tuesday night. The announcement was part of a daily update from the state, which confirmed 19 new cases on March 24. West Virginia had… Read More

A customer removes her purchases at a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Kroger Adds Special Shopping Hours for High-Risk Customers in W. Va. and Parts of Ohio

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ROANOKE, Va. (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of West Virginia and parts of eastern Ohio will have designated shopping hours for seniors and other customers at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region said these hours will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning March 24. This is… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

West Virginia Governor Eases Unemployment Rules Amid Virus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has loosened unemployment regulations for people whose jobs have been shuttered over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. An executive order from the Republican governor on Thursday directs commerce officials to ensure that people who had their hours reduced or are prevented from working due to the… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

2 W.Va. Universities Pushing Learning Online Over Coronavirus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s two major universities are temporarily eliminating face-to-face instruction and extending their spring breaks as they continue to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. Marshall University in Huntington announced the move Wednesday, a day after West Virginia University in Morgantown disclosed the… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Billionaire Governor OK’d on State Plane for Reelection Bid

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia ethics officials say the state airplane can make side trips to Gov. Jim Justice’s hometown as well as fly the billionaire businessman to campaign events if the trips coincide with official state business. The state ethics commission on Thursday approved the travel for the governor as long as the… Read More

WVU President Gordon Gee

West Virginia Univ. President Responds after 2 Shootings

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality. Gordon Gee released a letter to the community on Sunday. Two people were charged with first-degree murder after Friday’s shooting at a student housing apartment complex. Neither… Read More