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West Virginia sets 2 daily records for positive virus cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state. Thursday's total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday's total of 1,821, according to state health data. ...

WVa conference to discuss ex-hospital worker’s murder case

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in West Virginia will conduct a conference next month to discuss the methods used to convict a former nursing assistant in the deaths of numerous patients at a veterans hospital. Reta Mays was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms in prison ...

West Virginia Book Festival will be virtual event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — This year's West Virginia Book Festival has decided to go virtual due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, officials said. The free event will still be held Oct. 22-23 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, but events will be hosted online, the ...

Some rural hospitals in WVa hit bed capacity as virus surges

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some hospitals in rural parts of West Virginia have reached their critical bed capacities as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to surge statewide, health officials said Wednesday. Health officials are pleading with the public to ...

West Virginia city approves $750 for vaccinated workers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia's largest city has approved giving $750 to all city workers in Charleston who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The City Council approved the move Tuesday night, giving a $250 boost to Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin's original $500 ...

Appeals panel vacates ruling in West Virginia ballot case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appellate court has vacated a federal judge's ruling that the way candidates are placed on ballots in West Virginia is unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Wednesday found that U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers erred last year when he ...

Paden City, West Virginia, proposed for EPA Superfund list

PADEN CITY, W.Va. (AP) — Federal environmental officials want to add the groundwater in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River to a national cleanup priority list. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed adding Paden City's groundwater to the list of Superfund ...

Former town employee charged with embezzlement in WVa

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia city faces embezzlement and other charges, officials said. Roberta Hysell, 53, of New Haven, was charged by a Mason County grand jury on Tuesday, WSAZ-TV reported. New Haven Mayor Phil Serevicz said Hysell served as the town ...

Masks mandated for most at West Virginia’s Bridge Day

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's largest annual festival will require most people in attendance to wear masks when Bridge Day is held this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic in America's newest national park. Tens of thousands of people typically show ...

W.Va. residents pushing for restoration of covered bridge

By LORI L. RILEY, Times West Virginian BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The historic Barrackville covered bridge is ready for a face lift. Or, a bridge lift to be more precise. To repair the bridge and return it to its somewhat original condition, the bridge will have to be lifted off its ...