Wednesday, April 08, 2020

IRONTON — Lawrence County courts are cutting back on operating hours because of COVID-19, but still will be available on an emergency basis, said Common Pleas Judge Andy Ballard.

HUNTINGTON — The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, widely known as Holy Week, represents a chance for the faith community to jointly reflect on many biblical prophecies that were fulfilled from Jesus’ triumphant entry to Jerusalem to his resurrection after the crucifixion at Calvary.

ASHLAND — The Paramount Arts Center has confirmed that Rick Springfield has rescheduled his concert performance at that venue for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020, while “That Golden Girls Show” has rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2021.

The CARES Act, recently signed into law, provides an unprecedented $2.2 trillion in relief funds to the health care sector, individuals, businesses and others. The below discussion relates to the massive benefit provided by the act to most businesses, which includes sole proprietorships and …

HUNTINGTON — On Sunday, Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe announced it was temporarily closing because of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. It was one of many closings announced by businesses in the past few weeks.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cabell County bumped up from seven to 11, according to the state’s official count release at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University staff and students were advised via email Tuesday evening that a university employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

ONA — A church in Ona is making sure children and families facing economic hardships are able to experience the joy of Easter this weekend by collecting completed baskets to give away Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

ONA — A church in Ona is making sure children and families facing economic hardships are able to experience the joy of Easter this weekend by collecting completed baskets to give away Saturday afternoon.

SOUTH POINT, Ohio – Since going to pick-up service only, Casa Grande in South Point, Ohio, has had long lines of peope at the restaurant waiting for their food. However, on Saturday night the restaurant posted on its Facebook page that would be closing for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths, leading to store closures and increasing anxiety among grocery workers as the pandemic intensifies across the country.

ASHLAND — The committee organizing Summer Motion, the annual Fourth of July event at the Ashland River Port, has decided to postpone this summer’s festival for the safety of the community.

CHARLESTON — As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to worsen in the Mountain State, the West Virginia Supreme Court justices extended an order canceling most court proceedings through May 1 throughout the state.

HUNTINGTON — For some, the stay-at-home order in West Virginia came as an inconvenience. Others are taking advantage of their circumstances by virtue of a little spring cleaning and renovation projects that might not otherwise get done.

Gov. Jim Justice added Kanawha County to an executive order Saturday night calling for stricter enforcement of his stay-at-home order.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center will continue to hold electronic trainings on COVID-19 relief for small businesses.

WAYNE — Brandon Dennison, founder and CEO of Coalfield Development Corp. in Wayne, says while the organization has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic it is still finding ways to protect its companies’ workers and still help out the community.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

HUNTINGTON — While the COVID-19 virus has created many challenges for the region’s healthcare systems, telehealth, or telemedicine, is experiencing a boom during the pandemic.

As renters and homeowners grapple with mass layoffs and business closures, housing advocates are growing increasingly concerned the country will soon face a housing crisis to rival the one that nearly took down the economy a decade ago.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

WAYNE — Customers were seen waiting in line at the Walmart in Wayne on Friday after the company announced store policy changes that limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase after the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 45 new cases Saturday, making the total positive case count 282.

Mortgage lenders are preparing for the biggest wave of delinquencies in history. If the plan to buy time works, they may avert an even worse crisis: Mass foreclosures and mortgage market mayhem.

It has been hard for a long time to say anything about politics that helps anyone with anything. If you say something to one side or the other, no one who might believe you needs to hear it; and no one who might need to hear it will believe you. Three-plus years of our politics has immunized…

HUNTINGTON — With a lot of people working from home and amid social distancing mandates, several child care centers in the area have closed their doors. But instead of sitting empty, many of these facilities are instead opening up to provide care for children of essential workers.

Friday, April 03, 2020

HUNTINGTON — As will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Tri-State continues to increase.

ONA — Cabell County Schools has announced that both Cabell Midland High School and Huntington High School proms, scheduled for the end of April, will be postponed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

BARBOURSVILLE — Employees of Hobby Lobby in Barboursville were sent home Thursday after a West Virginia State Police trooper visited the store manager to discuss Gov. Jim Justice’s “essential business” list.

When the World Health Organization and the American Nurses Association declared 2020 as “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” no one imagined it would look like this. The declaration is so timely, as the need for nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic is apparent now more than ever.

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy made and donated more than 12 gallons of hand sanitizer last month to several local charities including Harmony House, Huntington City Mission, the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, River Park Hospital and the Huntington police and fire departments.

ASHLAND — The Ashland Blazer Youth Services Center provided families with hygiene products, school supplies and meal bags during a basic-needs drive-thru Thursday at Paul G. Blazer High School in response to the COVID-19 school closures.

BARBOURSVILLE — The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) has clarified rules regarding curbside sales of alcohol by restaurants after concerns were raised following the governor’s executive order closing restaurants to dine-in traffic.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

CHARLESTON — As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the Tri-State, leaders in Charleston continued to stress social distancing and proper hand-washing to prevent overloading the health care system.

HUNTINGTON — Seniors at local assisted care facilities unable to visit with loved ones because of the COVID-19 outbreak received hundreds of flower donations Thursday morning from Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse located in Red House, West Virginia.