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Mountain Grown: State Fair of West Virginia returns for 97th year

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s premier agricultural fair returns today for its 97th year with rides, entertainment, and everything West Virginia’s farmers have to offer. The State Fair of West Virginia continues for the next 10 days until Aug. 20 at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. ...

Waterford Community Fair ready to go hog wild

WATERFORD — One of the busiest times of the year for 4-H and FFA students has almost arrived as those raising hogs are gearing up for next week’s Waterford Community Fair. Board members are anticipating another good year this year, as there are a variety of things to see and do at the ...

Meet and Greet: Parkersburg resource officer spends summer in park outreach

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Officer Jeremy Pinkerton usually spends his time at Hamilton Middle School as the resource officer, where he will soon begin his fourth year at the school. However, while school was out this summer he got to do some community interaction within area parks. ...

Marietta businesses collecting items for Kentucky flood victims

MARIETTA — Two local businesses are collecting items for the victims of the floods in Kentucky. Quality Care Associates and Rockstar Wellness, both of Marietta, are collecting items for distribution to areas of need in Eastern Kentucky, Jeff Patey, owner of Quality Care, said. Torrential ...

West Virginia reports jump in active COVID-19 cases

CHARLESTON — COVID-19 cases slightly rose from Tuesday to Wednesday in West Virginia, the Department of Health and Human Resources reported on Wednesday. The state reported 3,111 active cases statewide, up from 3,066 on Tuesday. The state also reported 1,074 new cases were received between ...

Witten Farms offering grocery vouchers to senior citizens

PARKERSBURG — Witten Farms of Wood County and the Wood County Senior Citizens Association are working together to offer grocery vouchers for income-eligible seniors in Wood County on specific days through August. The vouchers are $30 and are redeemable through any Witten Farms location in ...