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Coronavirus

Salvation Army shelter locked down

The Salvation Army of Belmont County imposed a lockdown on itself after three people living in its homeless shelter tested positive for COVID-19. All 25 residents of the shelter in Bellaire are being quarantined, the agency said on its Facebook page. “On Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, we had our ...

Monroe ranks top in-state COVID-19 occurrence rate

Monroe County has the highest COVID-19 occurrence rate in the state due to its small population size and large number of current cases. According to the Ohio Department of Health’s latest statistics, the county is No. 1 in virus occurrence rate, having 137 new cases among 13,790 residents ...

Washington County vaccinations being organized

Staff Report Health departments in Washington County are organizing vaccinations, starting with the priority segments of society, officials said. The Washington County Health Department on Monday vaccinated first responders and health care workers at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife ...

EVE Inc. offers mask advice to survivors of assault

Many would agree wearing a mask is not exactly comfortable, but for domestic and sexual assault survivors, it can trigger strong, negative emotions. EVE Inc., an organization in Marietta that helps men and women who may be in these situations, gave some tips for people who may have negative ...

Court adapts to pandemic, cases progress

Despite COVID restrictions, court cases are still moving forward at the Washington County Courthouse. Several cases, including those of Kendall Richards and Devin Lindsey, were completed this year, with others extending into the new year. “Ones that are more complicated are being ...

Peoples Bank donates $100K to COVID-19 relief

From staff reports Peoples Bank President and CEO Chuck Sulerzyski presented a $100,000 matching gift Friday to the Memorial Health Foundation for Memorial Health System for COVID-19 relief. “The COVID-19 pandemic has surged in our region in the last several weeks. We are so lucky to have ...