Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Red Cross holds blood drive at Grand Central Mall

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - There was a steady number of people coming to the Red Cross Blood Drive at Grand Central Mall-and it’s perhaps the first time many of them have given blood in more than a year; those who are experienced blood donors. The Red Cross did hold a...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Red Cross seeks Mid-Ohio Valley donors to combat blood shortage

PARKERSBURG — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise and as a result deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to make an appointment to give as...
Wood County, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Wood County residents among West Virginia vaccination lotto winners

CHARLESTON — Standing on the front steps of the State Capitol Building Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice, state officials and lawmakers joined the public in celebrating West Virginia’s founding while also celebrating success at controlling COVID-19 spread. Justice praised state residents on West Virginia’s 158th birthday for staying strong during the...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Cases are declining, but is it all because of the vaccines?

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - In West Virginia, the state map that was largely red a few months ago is mostly green, the lowest level for COVID-19 cases and infections. There are similar numbers for Ohio and Washington County. State and local officials say that reflects the effectiveness of vaccinations. The...
Williamstown, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Camden Clark Medical Center opens Williamstown clinic

WILLIAMSTOWN — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center celebrated the opening of its new Williamstown Primary Care facility with a ribbon cutting on Thursday. The facility is located along W.Va. 14. The Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce, Williamstown Mayor Paul Jordan, Mona Mondo, sales director for Harbor Point Development, and...
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

American Red Cross seeking donors to help with blood shortage

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Officials at the American Red Cross say there is a blood shortage. The Red Cross blood supply took a hit during the pandemic. Many people are in need of blood for trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries that people put off during the pandemic. Because...
New Martinsville, WVWTOV 9

Doddridge County EMS opens location in New Martinsville

WETZEL COUNTY, W.Va. — The Wetzel-Tyler Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the Doddridge County EMS, which opened a location in downtown New Martinsville on Tuesday. The new location is behind the Post Office in New Martinsville. Doddridge County makes transfers from WVU Medicine Wetzel County Hospital and Genesis Health...
Washington County, OHWTAP

Boys & Girls Club trains staff in mental health first aid

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Seven staff members at the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County have been certified in mental health first aid. The training took place on Saturday, and taught participants best practices for responding to and de-escalating situations in which a child is experiencing a mental health challenge.
Marietta, OHMarietta Times

Numbers are lower than city schools expected to see

One fallout of an 18-month pandemic locally is a search for “missing” kindergarteners. Now, they’re not missing in the Amber Alert sense. “But the numbers don’t add up” explained Brenda Martin, student service secretary, as she logged student enrollment at the Marietta City Schools Student Services office Tuesday. “Before things shut down we had a better idea of how many names were coming in from the preschools, but a lot have moved, either out of the district, or selected private schools or are holding off a year but they haven’t told us.”
Marietta, OHMarietta Times

Stacey’s Dance Studio honors small business successes after COVID

¯ What: Stacey’s Dance Studio recital honoring local businesses who survived coronavirus shutdowns. ¯ Where: Odyssey theater in the Lafayette Plaza in Marietta. ¯ When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.; Thursday at 6 p.m. ¯ Purchase tickets for $12 only at Stacey’s Dance Studio, 205 Pike St., Monday...
Vienna, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Vienna officials talk COVID-19 funds, bid approvals

VIENNA — Vienna City Council met Thursday to discuss beginning the formation of a framework for the usage of American Rescue Plan funds. The American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress in March and created an additional $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at creating relief for the impacts of COVID-19 on states and cities nationwide, as well as the promotion of long-lasting improvements.
Parkersburg, WVWTAP

Record sales see significant increase during pandemic

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - “If I can encourage people to go out there and buy a turn table and start collecting records again, new ones,” says vinyl record collector, David Cooper. Record stores—such as the Sound Exchange—are seeing a significant increase in vinyl record sales. Something that was evident when...
Byesville, OHDaily Jeffersonian

MHS grad Kacie Ramshaw overcomes anxiety to finish school a year early

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Daily Jeffersonian highlighted a senior from the three area public high schools this week. They were nominated for a Senior Spotlight by their school administration. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anxiety as an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs. Anxiety causes doubt...
Monroe County, OHTimes-Leader

Monroe considering youth clinic

WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Health Department is working to gauge interest before planning a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the area’s youth. Kara Dixon, director of nursing, said now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children as young as 12 years old, the staff is trying to gauge interest and determine how many youngsters would like to get the shot. Currently the department only has Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, so it will have to order Pfizer to accommodate the county’s youth.