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Justice: State to start vaccinating 70 and up residents

Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday morning that West Virginia will start vaccinating residents age 70 and up starting Wednesday, with the hopes of lowering the age for vaccinations to 65 sometime next week. The state has been extremely active in vaccinating residents age 80 and older. ...

Bobby Marion Poling

Bobby Marion Poling, 77, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at Davis Medical Center. He was born Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1943, a son of the late Winfred Poling and Agnes Chewning Poling. In 1962, he married the former Sue E. Martin, the love of his ...

Farmland Protection Board accepting applications

Upshur County Farmland Protection Board is currently receiving applications for the purchase and/or donation of conservation easements. Applications must be received before Jan. 1 to be considered for the upcoming funding cycle. The purpose of the Farmland Protection Program is to preserve ...

DOH releases highway project details

CHARLESTON — State highways officials have announced the roads expected to be repaired as part of the $1.25 billion in federal funding for coronavirus expenses, though concerns remain about whether the repairs are allowed. The West Virginia Division of Highways unveiled Monday afternoon ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

B-UHS graduation date changed

BUCKHANNON -- The Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduation date has been changed. "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must modify our graduation date," Upshur Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Lewis-Stankus said in a press release. The graduation ceremony will now be held on June ...

Putting judgment aside in the grocery aisles

Dear Annie: I know that these are trying and difficult times. For most of us, we have not seen hardship like this in our lifetimes. My husband is an essential worker, and we worry daily that he could get this illness, as he and our youngest have asthma and any upper respiratory illness is ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Mother’s Day this year means getting creative from afar

NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mother’s Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups. ...

Denny Hamlin closes NASCAR’s iRacing Series with victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. ...

Steelers rookies adapting to ‘virtual’ path

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This isn’t quite the way Anthony McFarland expected his NFL career to begin. Then again, the rookie running back knows he’s not the only one whose first taste of the pros is coming via conference calls with members of the coaching staff followed by self-administered ...

Strong faith keeps Carson Wentz focused

(AP) — Injuries forced Carson Wentz to watch another quarterback lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title and put him on the sideline for playoff games in each of the next two seasons. Now the franchise player with the big contract saw his team use a second-round pick ...

Hints From Heloise

Don’t assume Today’s Sound Off is about assumptions: Dear Heloise: First, I’d like to thank you for supplying an actual physical address to contact you. Everyone else in the country seems to think, incorrectly, that we all have a computer, so they only give an online address. They ...

Horoscope

The square of Mercury and Mars gets right in the spirit of the Saturn retrograde, nudging us toward emotional and spiritual growth. Chasing things that don’t really matter in the bigger scheme is the very definition of immaturity. Small minds see small pictures. Young thinking produces ...

Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

HOUSTON (AP) — Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with Vice President Mike Pence now “self-isolating” after one of his ...

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. Arbery was killed Feb. 23, 2020. No ...

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87. Pastor ...

A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late March, Britney Ruby Miller, co-owner of a small chain of steakhouse restaurants, confidently proclaimed that once the viral outbreak had subsided, her company planned to recall all its laid-off workers. Now? Miller would be thrilled to restore, by year’s end, ...

As Trump pulls back from virus, Congress races to fill void

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tries to move on from the coronavirus, Congress is rushing to fill the void and prepare the country for the long fight ahead. Compelled by the lack of comprehensive federal planning as states begin to reopen, lawmakers of both parties, from the ...