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Pomeroy to host blues bash along Ohio River

POMEROY, Ohio — Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 19th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 26 and 27 at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues aficionados, this ...

Parkersburg High School Ice Cream Social set for Aug. 9

PARKERSBURG — The Ice Cream Social at Parkersburg High School will be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Stadium Field. Announcements will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be available for pre-sale and at the gate. A ticket includes a serving of ice cream and dessert. Big Red football ...

Memorial Health System health fair is today

MARIETTA — The Memorial Health System Live Memorial Well Health Fair will be held 8-11:30 a.m. today at the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta. The fair will include discounted multiphasic screenings (optional) from 8-11 a.m., refreshments and exhibitors ...

West Virginia’s top Republican women to meet in August

LEWISBURG — Women leaders in the West Virginia Republican Party will participate in a panel discussion at the state party Summer Meeting & Donor Leadership Retreat in August. They are Delegate Amy Summers, R-Taylor, majority leader in the House of Delegates; Sen. Patricia Rucker of ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair weathers storms, forecast of excessive heat

MINERAL WELLS — Evening thunderstorms tried to dampen the spirit of the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition on Wednesday, but the fairgoers celebration in Mineral Wells continued after the rain stopped and continued into the night. The rain and storms at the fair stopped the ...

Trump says U.S. downed Iranian drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions. NBC News reported Trump said the USS Boxer “took defensive action” against an Iranian drone that ignored multiple warning calls.

Wood County BOE to consider sale of Staunton building

PARKERSBURG — A plan to sell a Wood County Schools property on Staunton Turnpike may be reconsidered after officials realized the building is already in use by a community organization. Wood County Schools Superintendent Will Hosaflook told the Wood County Board of Education Tuesday he may ...

Wood County Republicans vote Conley in as chairman

PARKERSBURG — The acting chairman of the Wood County Republican Party Executive Committee was elected Tuesday to serve the unexpired term of the chairman who was removed by the head of the state GOP. Roger Conley in June was appointed to the executive committee and made acting chairman by ...

Republican reps call vote over tweets a distraction

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday against a resolution condemning a tweet by President Trump as racist. House Resolution 489 passed the House 240 to 187 on political lines with four Republicans voting for it. Trump this weekend in a ...

Justice’s residency lawsuit moves forward

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit brought by a member of the House of Delegates asking a judge to require Gov. Jim Justice reside in the state capital will continue on, according to an order released Wednesday. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King rejected a motion Wednesday by attorneys for ...

Parkersburg man charged with robbery after attack

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man is in jail pending a bond hearing in Wood County Circuit Court after allegedly attacking another man and stealing his cell phone and wallet. Daniel Lee Frame, 36, homeless, was arraigned Wednesday morning before Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters after being ...

West Virginia Senate, House of Delegates to resume special session

CHARLESTON — Both bodies of the West Virginia Legislature plan to resume the special session next week coinciding with regularly scheduled interim meetings to pass supplemental bills. The state Senate announced Wednesday that it will resume the special session Tuesday, July 23, at noon. The ...

Wood County residents injured in motorcycle crash

PARKERSBURG — Two Wood County residents were transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a motorcycle crash Tuesday night. The crash happened about 7 p.m. on Walker Road near Mount Carmel. Jerry Nestor, 71, of Vienna, lost control of the Harley-Davidson trike motorcycle ...

Parkersburg man sentenced on drug charge

CHARLESTON — A Parkersburg man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on a federal drug charge, authorities said on Wednesday. Jeffrey Hoyler, 56, of Parkersburg was sentenced to 71 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, United States ...

Grand Central Mall announces new store coming

VIENNA — Children’s clothing retailer Carter’s/OshKosh B’gosh is coming to the Grand Central Mall. The mall announced Wednesday that the store will open in September next to The Children’s Place. “We are thrilled to welcome Carter’s, one of the most recognized children’s ...

Police in Parkersburg seek help

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department on Wednesday asked for help in identifying this woman. On July 6, Patrolman N.K. Wood responded to 930 Division St., which is Kroger, for a shoplifting. Wood spoke with a witness who said she observed a white female with short black hair leave ...

Photo Gallery: Monumental

PARKERSBURG — Even after the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was dedicated June 10 in Parkersburg’s City Park, more work remained to be done at the monument site. A concrete surface for the monument in the shape of West Virginia was recently added. A historical marker made by Sewah ...

Mid-Ohio Valley paving efforts may cause traffic delays

PARKERSBURG — Motorists may experience traffic delays in the coming weeks as paving projects begin in Jackson, Wirt and Pleasants counties, the West Virginia Department of Highways said. In Jackson County, crews Wednesday began resurfacing Jackson County Route 10/4 from milepost 3.17 to ...

Archbishop picks auditor to review Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston finances

PARKERSBURG — A Catholic lay group has suspended its campaign to withhold donations to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston after the archbishop Wednesday announced a new independent auditor has been appointed, with among its first priorities being a “thorough audit of all diocese ...