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U.S. Rep. David McKinley, standing, listens as Ohio Valley University Associate Professor Steve Opoku-Duah explains how he and students utilize a piece of proprietary water treatment technology during a roundtable meeting at the school Tuesday, along with, from left, OVU Associate Executive Vice President Cecelia Goff, junior Savannah Arthur and senior Austin Antill. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

Rep. David McKinley visits Ohio Valley University

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VIENNA — U.S. Rep. David McKinley thinks answers to some pressing questions facing the world could be found at Ohio Valley University. During a visit to the school Tuesday, McKinley, R-W.Va., was briefed on an ongoing clean water project using proprietary technology and plans ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., speaks during a meeting with faculty and students at Ohio Valley University Tuesday. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

Rep. David McKinley offers thoughts on Trump, Affordable Care Act

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VIENNA — Recently in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. David McKinley crossed paths with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a former congressman himself. “He said, ‘McKinley, buckle up for the next four years. You’re going to go on a ride like never before,’” McKinley said between ...

Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU

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Associated Press is reporting former President George H.W. Bush, 92, has been placed in an intensive care unit and his wife, Barbara Bush, also has been hospitalized. Bush was the 41st president of the United States. His son, George W., was the 43rd.

Roane sheriff pleads to felony, resigns

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Roane County Sheriff Matthew "Bo" Williams pleaded guilty to a felony charge of entering without breaking this afternoon and resigned from office as part of the plea agreement, according to Special Prosecutor Pat Lefebure, Williams had been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing ...

Williamstown discusses hiring full-time building inspector

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Whether or not a building inspector is needed for the city was discussed during the Williamstown City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Jean Ford said a commissioner to enforce a city building code may be needed in the future, “We need to discuss a building ...

Marietta City Council to discuss income tax

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MARIETTA — Fire trucks, police cruisers, street repairs, recreation and cemetery maintenance all draw from the funds generated by city income tax, a number which has not changed in 30 years. Now Marietta City Council is considering asking voters to increase the percentage of income taxed ...

Three arrested on drug charges

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MARIETTA — Three people were arrested on drug charges at a Marietta house on Monday. Eugene Robert Offenberger, 61, 106 Plum St., Marietta, was arrested Monday and charged with drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. Offenberger advised agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes ...

Second-grade teachers Sara Marshall, of Lowell, and Lisa Blain, of Lower Salem, role play during the Signs of Suicide program at Beverly-Center Elementary School on Tuesday. (Photo by Peyton Neely)

Program teaches suicide warning signs

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BEVERLY — For some, their high school years are among their happiest, with a schedule full of athletics, friends and fun. But one in six high school students has contemplated suicide at one point in their life, according to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Suicide ...

As he becomes West Virginia’s 36th governor, Jim Justice takes the oath of office from Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II on Monday during the inaugural ceremony at the state Capitol in Charleston. Justice’s wife, Cathy, holds the Bible as Justice takes the oath. (Photo by The West Virginia Press Association)

Lawmakers react as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice takes office

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CHARLESTON — The new governor of West Virginia scored points Monday with some local lawmakers in his first speech as chief executive. Gov. Jim Justice outlined several major measures in his Inauguration Day speech at the Capitol, including federal subsidies helping the timber industry, ...

Recovery Point officials discuss Parkersburg plans

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PARKERSBURG — If Judd Fulks is wearing his Recovery Point West Virginia polo shirt when he’s out shopping, he’s often asked if it refers to the planned residential recovery facility coming to the area. It does — Fulks is the program director for Recovery Point Parkersburg, which will ...

Belpre City Council member Donna Miller, chair of council’s Police and Fire Committee, discusses proposals for emergency squad service in Belpre at Monday’s committee meeting at the Belpre City Building. (Photo by Wayne Towner)

Belpre officials discuss emergency service bids

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BELPRE — Over the next few weeks, Belpre’s mayor and safety-service director will be conducting interviews with three contractors who submitted proposals to provide emergency squad service in the city of Belpre. The Police and Fire Committee of Belpre City Council met Monday at the Belpre ...

Fourteen-year-olds Katerina Floyd, left, and Joseph Whipkey, right, gather hygiene items to go in backpacks for homeless teens, part of a public service project members of the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club performed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Photo by Michael Erb)

Boys and Girls Club marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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PARKERSBURG — The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg presented educational activities and youth service projects Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Cyndi Auth, director of programs for the Boys and Girls Club, said the lessons Monday revolved around the Rev. Martin Luther ...

Michael Uhl, 50, of Williamstown passes by cones marking a crack in the Marietta River Trail along the Ohio River during a bike ride. (Photo by Peyton Neely)

Injured bicyclist files lawsuit against Marietta

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MARIETTA — A Marietta resident has sued the city of Marietta for injuries in a bicycle accident in June on the Marietta River Trail. Marietta resident Dee Standish sustained five broken ribs and a punctured lung, the lawsuit said. The case arises from a bicycle accident on June 16. ...

Wilkens to address Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action meeting

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PARKERSBURG — A discussion about fossil fuels is on the agenda of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave. Speaking is Roger Wilkens, a member of the board of UpGrade Ohio and leader of the Athens Energy Institute, who will ...

Lucresha Brown, collection specialist, draws blood from the arm of Shelbi Worstell, 23, of Lowell. (Photo by Janelle Patterson)

American Red Cross seeks blood donations

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MARIETTA — Busy holiday schedules and winter ailments deplete the blood supply, according to the American Red Cross. “Several years ago I had a surgery and needed four pints of blood,” said Pauline Knoch, 63, of Lowell. “And both of my sons have needed blood at other times as well, ...

Bailey Clipner, 3, of Marietta rides her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle big wheel tricycle given to her by Sgt. Len Ritchie at the Marietta Police Department on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Peyton Neely)

Police return Christmas toys to child

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MARIETTA — After taking back the stolen property that 3-year-old Bailey Clipner got for Christmas, the Marietta Police Department worked to give the little girl a second Christmas on Monday afternoon. In November, three people allegedly stole toys from Washington-Morgan Community Action’s ...

1 person hurt in Monday crash; deputy involved in Sunday accident

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MARIETTA — A one-vehicle accident in Marietta Monday led to injuries for the driver, while no one was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Sunday involving a Washington County sheriff’s deputy. At 12:57 p.m. Monday local law enforcement was called to the on ramp of I-77 in Marietta after Sylvain ...

Wood County farmhouse burns to ground

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LUBECK — A Wood County man lost his two-story farmhouse in a fire early Monday morning. Houston Walker of 8303 Wadesville Road was out of town when a fire started in his home and destroyed the structure, said Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Stewart. A neighbor spotted the fire ...