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Coronavirus

COVID outbreak at jail prompts scrutiny

County jail safety was the topic of discussion both in Columbus and in Marietta on Tuesday. Protocols are under scrutiny at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office following an outbreak of coronavirus at the Washington County Jail at the close of January. Meanwhile, State Rep. Jay Edwards, ...

Belpre officials optimistic about pool opening

BELPRE — Belpre officials are hopeful that the Belpre City Pool at Civitan Park will be opening this summer, if the COVID-19 pandemic situation permits it. Belpre City Council held its regular meeting Monday evening. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Belpre City Building has been ...

CCMC offers COVID-19 antibody therapies

PARKERSBURG - WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is now offering the two leading monoclonal antibody therapies in the treatment of COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapies Bamlanivimab and ...

Lorentz: Belpre Senior Center may reopen Feb. 1

BELPRE — The Belpre Senior Center could open for limited services beginning Feb. 1, Mayor Mike Lorentz told Belpre City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Belpre City Building has been closed since Nov. 18, with all business conducted by ...

Memorial Health Systems sets vaccination clinics

The Memorial Health System will be holding vaccination clinics this week and is working to get people signed up for those and future clinics being planned. People are signing up for the appointment-only drive-thru clinics that will be occurring this week and in the near future. One clinic ...

Belpre BOE talks appointments, in-person classes

BELPRE — As part of the first board of education meeting of 2021, the Belpre City Schools named Mike Miller as Board President and Fred Meredith as Vice President on Monday evening at Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. Both Miller and Meredith were voted unanimously in ...