Day: May 5, 2020 Archives

TuesdayMay 5, 2020

Justice: W.Va. scrambled to get emergency responders the 50,000 masks now under scrutiny

50,000 masks obtained by state might not seal adequately, but leaders say they are better than nothing.

Justice talks Little League, trail riding, weddings

Governor's office getting calls about summer acitivities.

Sensing 2021 could be ‘special’ for WVU, Papineau to return for additional season

The Quebec native will receive an another year of eligibility due to cancellation of NCAA spring sports.

Man charged after claiming he had coronavirus

Traffic stop occurred in Hampshire County.

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston evaluating plans to safely resume public mass

Official plan may be rolled out by the end of the week.

West Virginia slows reopenings for next week to assess, Marsh says

Coronavirus response coordinator says state will start looking more closely at county level.

Federal prison quarantine plan draws additional criticism, new request

Letter says top-of-line testing equipment should be made available to workers.

With postseasons cut short, North-South coaches hope to lead seniors once more

Both North Marion and Shady Spring had their postseasons cut short by the pandemic.

Country Roads Food Drive hopes to help meet hunger needs

United Way of Central West Virginia, West Virginia Radio Corp. collecting food.

Cooler week, weekend ahead for much of Mountain State

Freezing temperatures could be seen Friday into Saturday.

Pandemic relief funding proposed for Parkersburg small businesses & residents in need

Nearly $530,000 in additional Community Development Block Grant funding could be used for emergency funding in Parkersburg.

DHHR releases latest coronavirus numbers

Positive test rate at 2.26 percent.

Resident license free fishing is extended

Governor Justice extends "free fishing" for in-state residents only for the month of May.

Metronews This Morning 5-5-20

Drive-In Movies and wellness centers run by licensed healthcare providers are among the businesses which will reopen in West Virginia next week if the testing rate for Covid 19 remains below 3%. Even as some businesses reopen this week, Dr. Cathy Slemp stresses the need to continue with social distancing and other precautions which have

What is a Governor’s power during an emergency?

Extremists are given to hyperbole. The other day, between 50 and 75 people gathered outside the State Capitol to protest Governor Justice’s stay-at-home order.  One of the protesters held a sign that read, “I prefer dangerous liberty over peaceful slavery.” Since when is the order that people, who do not have to perform essential services,