Millions of Americans brave holiday travel boom as a fire-ravaged business reopens: Here are the week’s headlines

(WTRF) – A recap of the week’s headlines.

Just days after a fire gutted the Wilson Furniture Building, the Bridgeport business is back open and ready to serve customers again.

Wilson Furniture reopens; fire chief responds

Next door Wilson Mattress has reopened despite the furniture factory being completely loss-making. All of their sofas, loveseats and chaise longues are stored in off-site warehouses; this is untouched and they have a digital catalogue. Owner Jason Wilson said the family did need time to pick up the pieces, but they knew they had to move forward.

In health news, reports this week suggested pediatricians begged the Biden administration to declare RSV a full-blown emergency.

Wheeling Hospital hit by RSV cases, needs more resources

The virus is usually less prominent early in the season, but that wasn’t the case this year, with both young children and the elderly in increasing numbers. The surge has put pressure on hospitals across the country.

Pack your patience. That’s the warning travel officials have for anyone heading to the busiest travel week of the year.

Thanksgiving travel tips for a great West Virginia holiday

At Pittsburgh International Airport, they’re not quite back to pre-pandemic levels, but they’re close. As far as roads go, AAA says roughly 55 million Americans will be driving to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Once the turkey is packed, it’s time for holiday shopping, but the Better Business Bureau warns against the top 12 Christmas scams.

12 Christmas scams to avoid when shopping online

They say scammers are getting smarter and deceiving in more ways than ever; from phone calls to emails and even social media. As far as shopping online, make sure you order from a site you can trust.

The Nutcracker is at attention around Steubenville, which means they have Light Up the Night this week.

Steubenville’s ‘Light Up the Night’ kicks off holiday festivities

The trees outside the Historic Fort Steuben are ready to welcome visitors to all festival events. You’ll find the famous Nutcracker all over the city. Christmas at the Fort runs until January 8, so there’s plenty of time to come and see for yourself.

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