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Coronavirus

Mask order tightened; warning to restaurants, bars and gyms

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a more strict mask order today, placing burden of enforcement on business owners for customers' compliance. Each business is now required to post signage at entrances requiring facial covering and is "responsible to ensure customers and employees are wearing ...

Free COVID-19 testing sites scheduled around area

Free COVID-19 testing will be held in various places around the region as positive cases continue to rise. A pop-up testing clinic will be open to the public Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marietta College. “The Ohio National Guard is having it, it’s just on our campus,” ...

Delegate-elect Conley contracts COVID-19

VIENNA — A Vienna City Councilman recently elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates confirmed on social media that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Roger Conley, who was elected to one of the three District 10 House seats last week, said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was home ...

Four MOV schools awaiting decision on sports’ future

Four Mid-Ohio Valley high schools will find out their fate on Saturday if they will be playing in the West Virginia high school state football playoffs on Sunday when the W.Va Department of Education School Alert System Saturday Education map is released. Parkersburg High (Wood), Williamstown ...

MHS student tests positive for coronavirus

Marietta High School parents were informed today that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed within the student population. This is the first student, following four confirmed staff members, the city school district has announced this school year. "School officials are working with public ...

Elementary staff confirmed coronavirus case

Marietta City Schools announced today another staff case of coronavirus. Superintendent Will Hampton informed parents in a letter that was subsequently shared to Washington Elementary School's social media. School officials are working with the Marietta-Belpre Health Department to ...

Noble County announces first coronavirus deaths

Though state data today from the Ohio Department of Health does not reflect it, Noble County announced it has confirmed the county's first two resident deaths from coronavirus. "Both individuals recently passed away on the same date and within hours of each other," read the county health ...

Waterford student confirmed coronavirus case

Wolf Creek Local Schools confirmed today that a high school student has tested positive for coronavirus. Superintendent Doug Baldwin announced in a release that the Washington County Health Department has been notified and close contacts have also been notified. "The classrooms have been ...

Wood County stays on orange

PARKERSBURG — Wood County remains orange on West Virginia’s daily COVID-19 county alert system map, a step below the most serious classification of red, which indicates the highest level of spread of the novel coronavirus. From Wednesday to Sunday, the county had recorded double-digit ...

Two elementary staff confirmed cases

Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton has confirmed today that two elementary staff have also returned positive coronavirus tests. Parents were notified in a letter Thursday. "After reviewing the detail of the situation with the Marietta-Belpre Health Department, it was ...

Businesses can apply for CARES assistance

Small businesses in Washington County can apply for up to $20,000 in assistance through the Washington County CARES Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Program. Announced Thursday at the Washington County Commissioners meeting, the program is designed to provide assistance to qualifying ...

Wood BOE presents re-entry plan

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Board of Education announced that parents will have three options in sending their children to school in a unanimous decision during the board’s meeting Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary Center. The process will start on Nov. 9 for elementary schools and the ...

Marietta BOE has first in-person meeting since COVID

Marietta City Schools Board of Education met for the first time in-person Monday, since the coronavirus shutdown. But no public attended outside of the Times. Discussion Monday followed usual business meeting trends of the board as past meetings, covering present financials in advance of ...

Trick or treat times announced

COVID-19 may have restricted events this summer, but kids will still get to don their favorite costume and hit up their neighbors for candy this Halloween. Trick-or-treating will be held Oct. 31 throughout the area, with various starting times. In New Matamoras and McConnelsville, the times ...

BREAKING: Noble County Health Commissioner tests positive for coronavirus

Noble County Health Commissioner Shawn Ray announced today that he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. "I was out of town last week for the third wedding in our family. This last one on October 10 [occurred on] Kim and [my] 28th wedding anniversary as well," Ray released to ...

Belpre BOE discusses COVID-19, student meals

BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education held its second meeting of the school year Monday evening at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center Despite the recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Superintendent Jeff Greenley said Belpre City Schools are ...

UPDATED 1 p.m.: DeWine visits area over pandemic concerns in SE Ohio

Update: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stayed on the tarmac of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Friday to speak to both Southeast Ohio residents and bordering residents of West Virginia in a plea to again slow the increasing spread of coronavirus. "It's not so much about what I do as governor ...

Get answers to your MCS levy questions

Despite a pandemic economic shutdown, mask mandates and the cancelation of many annual community events, the polls still open Nov. 3 and early voting for the general election has already begun. On the ballot for residents of Marietta and those living in Reno, Oak Grove, Stanleyville and the ...