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Downtown Parkersburg WesBanco hosting Elmer Napier display

PARKERSBURG — The rural West Virginia Americana Exhibit by Elmer Napier is on display through August at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a Wood County Schools ...

Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles holding auditions

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will be holding auditions for all three of its youth vocal groups at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. in downtown Parkersburg. There is no cost for membership in any of the Smoot ensembles. The Ensembles are The Children’s ...

Registration opens for Ohio Polio Network Conference

PARKERSBURG — Registration is underway for the Ohio Polio Network Conference 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Warren Peascoe, president of the Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society, announced. The cost is $25 for a polio survivor or ...

Digital bookmobile to visit Wood County Public Library

PARKERSBURG — The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will visit the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, 3100 Emerson Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The 42-foot bookmobile is traveling around the country this summer, allowing visitors to have an interactive experience to learn ...

Business After Hours event today in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Washington Electric Cooperative, 440 Highland Ridge Road. Business After Hours is an informal gathering hosted by a different chamber member each month. This is an opportunity for ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Carry-out orders are available by calling 304-428-0331. *** Apraxia Walk WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The 2018 Greater Parkersburg Walk for Apraxia event will be ...

Blankenship files with W.Va. Supreme Court to get on November Ballot

CHARLESTON -- Don Blankenship, the former Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary, filed paperwork with the state's highest court to get on the November ballot as a Constitution Party member. Blankenship's attorney, Robert Bastress of Morgantown, filed a writ of mandamus with the West ...

Acting chief justice appointed during impeachment considerations

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is preparing for impeachment by appointing a circuit judge to act as chief justice, and the newest justice has acquired legal counsel. In a press release Thursday evening, Chief Justice Margaret Workman announced the appointment of Sixth ...

Storage trailer explodes in Davisville

DAVISVILLE — A trailer filled with chemicals caught fire and exploded Tuesday, injuring one firefighter. The Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to the call of a storage trailer on fire at Foamcoat Roofing and Coating at 6104 Staunton Turnpike in Davisville, ...

Letter: Ethics advisory does not apply to judiciary

PARKERSBURG — The House of Delegates released a letter Tuesday that was an exhibit in the impeachment proceedings by the Judiciary Committee against the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Among exhibits reviewed by the committee considering is a letter from the court saying the ...

West Virginia’s revenue growth continues

CHARLESTON — State officials were in a celebratory mood Tuesday morning after unveiling the final end-of-year surplus numbers, including positive numbers for the first month of the new fiscal year. Sitting in front of a banner saying “Way to go West Virginia” and sporting Hawaiian ...

Wood County teachers, administrators prep for start of school

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools teachers and administrators are attending training sessions throughout the week in preparation for the start of the new school year. Wood County Schools students will return to the classroom in one week. Superintendent Will Hosaflook said central office ...

MOVHD: More data needed on YMCA day care

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA is looking at options for child care in the future while its Discovery Academy at St. Joseph’s Landing remains closed. Results of air quality testing performed by the building owners were received last week by the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department and the West ...

Williamstown council discusses vehicle ordinance

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council approved having ordinances drawn up dealing with time limits for vehicles parked on city streets, water fees and another dealing with abandoned properties. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to have City Attorney C. Blaine Myers draw up the ...

PHS Auditorium gets sound, lighting improvements

PARKERSBURG — A sound and lighting upgrade in the Parkersburg High School Auditorium will be completed soon, thanks to the Parkersburg High School Foundation. The sound and lighting work is the first of a two-phase project to improve the high school auditorium. Phase two plans call for ...

Washington County commissioners approve bridge inspection contract

MARIETTA — The Washington County commissioners have approved a contract for $203,000 for a detailed inspection of two bridges flagged by the county engineer. At the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday afternoon, engineer Roger Wright brought forward a request to have inspections done on the ...

Marietta unveils signs recognizing Purple Heart recipients

MARIETTA — On Tuesday, Marietta joined the ranks of 1,493 Purple Heart cities, counties, schools and states which nationally recognize recipients of the military honor. “There’s a lot of us out there,” said Purple Heart Recipient Wilbur Spindler, 98, of Marietta. “So if this will ...

Photo Gallery: National Night Out

Approximately 144 people gathered at City Park in Parkersburg Tuesday to be handcuffed to each other in a circle as part of Parkersburg police officer Justin Blake’s challenge for the National Night Out event in Parkersburg. Committee members hope to have double the amount at next year’s ...

Buddy Bass Tournament and Kids Fishing Derby results released

BELPRE — The Belpre Homecoming Committee has announced the results of its Buddy Bass Tournament and Kids Fishing Derby held Aug. 4 during the homecoming festival. ∫ Kids Fishing Derby: 6 and under: 3rd – Ben Miller, 2nd – Austin Holbrooks, 1st – Bo Durst; 7-10: 3rd – Gabe ...