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Parkersburg Homecoming kicks off

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PARKERSBURG — Crowds gathered Friday night to celebrate the opening night of Parkersburg Homecoming. The opening ceremony kicked off around 6 p.m. with Marina Wright, 17, and Lauren Ward, 17, both choir students and Southern Belles from Parkersburg South High School, performing the ...

11 file for open West Virginia Supreme Court seats, deadline Tuesday

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CHARLESTON — By the close of business Friday, 11 candidates have filed for two open seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office, six candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of former Justice Menis Ketchum, whose ...

Photo Gallery: Pre-Race Pasta

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PARKERSBURG — Participants in this morning’s News and Sentinel Half Marathon got to fuel up Friday evening at a pre-race pasta dinner at St. Francis Xavier Hall in Parkersburg.

Panel to look at West Virginia community and technical colleges

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CHARLESTON — Despite being excluded from the original charter and proclamation, community and technical colleges could become part of the discussion being had by the new group looking at higher education reform in West Virginia. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education held ...

Waterford Community Fair parade brings residents together

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BEVERLY — For a few hours Friday night, the people of Beverly-Waterford were watching one another at their best. The Waterford Community Fair started in 1959, and the 2018 parade was a tribute to a tradition honored by both communities. The parade assembled in the parking lot at Fort Frye ...

Suspect in Parkersburg bank robbery enters guilty plea

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man charged with robbing a bank on Seventh Street in January pleaded guilty Friday in Wood County Circuit Court. Jeremy Lane Cheeseman, 30, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery ...

D.C. conference to focus on domestic violence, abuse

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WASHINGTON — A conference in Washington, D.C., will be dealing with abuse and domestic violence issues that are impacting West Virginia. Educational panels will be held as well as rallies in the nation’s capital Sept. 8-12, including the “Mother of All Rallies” calling on the president ...

Mark Twain coming back to life at Marietta fundraiser

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MARIETTA — There are tales that are told up and down the river, passed down from generation to generation. One of America’s most venerable river town storytellers was none other than Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens. Mr. Twain will make an appearance in the River City at 9 a.m. ...

Authorities arrest Newport resident on meth charge

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MARIETTA — An investigation by agents of the Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission, Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force resulted in the execution of a search warrant and arrest within 1,000 feet of a school in Newport, Ohio. On Friday, agents executed a search warrant ...

Belpre Board of Education to meet on Monday

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BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will meet Monday to discuss policies and conduct monthly business. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center at 2014 Rockland Ave. in Belpre. The meeting is open to the public. Superintendent ...

Parkersburg fire hydrant tests to continue

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board and the Parkersburg Fire Department will flow test fire hydrants the week of Aug. 20-24, weather permitting, in the following areas: * Monday — 22nd Street at Lincoln Avenue, 23rd Street at Harrison Avenue, 24th Street at Gant Street, 25th Street ...

New Stadium Field turf arrives

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PARKERSBURG — Crews delivered about 26 rolls of artificial turf Thursday to Parkersburg High School Stadium Field, with installation expected to take about 10 days. The turf replacement is one of several athletic facility renovation projects in Wood County Schools this year. PHS Stadium ...

Wood County officials mulling lease agreement

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Commission is planning to continue looking at a lease agreement for a communications tower at the Wood County 911 Center. Wood County Prosecutor Pat Lefebure appeared before the commission Thursday as its legal counsel to discuss the ongoing negotiations and ...

PEIA Taskforce receives public outreach report

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CHARLESTON — After several weeks of disagreements, a report detailing public opinion on the state’s public employees health insurance program was received by the committee tasked with fixing the program. The Public Employees Insurance Agency Taskforce met Thursday at the Capitol in ...

Parkersburg Homecoming weekend to alter traffic

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PARKERSBURG — You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t have a Parkersburg Homecoming Festival or a pair of road races with participants numbering in the thousands without closing some roads and bridges. Today, Second Street, where a number of vendors are set ...

County officials: Fort Boreman Park not closing for fireworks

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PARKERSBURG — Although Parkersburg Homecoming officials have announced Fort Boreman Park will be closed Saturday evening, Wood County Commissioners said no one had approached them about closing the park. Last week, Homecoming officials said Fort Boreman Park would be closed 6 p.m. Saturday ...

Lightning strike causes fire damage inside Parkersburg church

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PARKERSBURG — Members of the Southside Southern Baptist Church are feeling blessed to be able to hold their church services in their church after a fire, started by a lightning strike, caused an estimated $7,500 damage. Southside Southern Baptist Church’s steeple was struck by lightning ...

Waterford Community Fair opens

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WATERFORD — Aside from some gray skies and a few scattered sprinkles, the first day of the Waterford Community Fair was off to a great start Thursday. “It’s been really smooth going,” said Missy Antill, president of the fair board. “We really have a lot of help. When they say ...

Marietta nixes park parcel sale

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MARIETTA — Marietta City Council unanimously defeated the proposed sale of Knox Park Thursday. A final plea from former councilwoman Kathy Shively was heard before the vote. “Our parks and lands are for everyone to use, riverbank lands are particularly special,” she noted, asking ...