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First stormwater projects ready for bids

PARKERSBURG — With funding in place, city officials are preparing to put the first round of stormwater projects out to bid. Parkersburg City Engineer Adam Stout updated the city’s Stormwater Committee during a Tuesday evening meeting, saying eight projects to reline storm sewer pipes are ...

Campus Martius Museum to host rock and roll exhibit

MARIETTA — The Campus Martius Museum is not in most people’s minds associated with rock and roll, but Saturday night the exhibits and the guests will get the music and the images to go with it. At the Campus Martius Experience, those who attend the Friends of the Museum annual fundraiser ...

Marietta begins budget hearings

MARIETTA — Marietta City Council began its annual series of budget hearings Tuesday with reviews of the Municipal Court, Health Department, Engineering and administrative departments. Court Administrator Jason Hamilton was first at bat to cover the court’s budget. “Usually ...

Parkersburg, Vienna celebrate veterans

PARKERSBURG — Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley paid tribute to those who have served and are serving in the armed forces Monday with parades and celebrations. Hundreds gathered at Parkersburg City Park as the annual Veterans Day Parade entered from Washington Avenue. Surrounded by ...

Via cancels remaining flights at MOV airport

WILLIAMSTOWN — Via Airlines’ time in the Mid-Ohio Valley is finished. Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Manager Glen Kelly said the company confirmed with him Monday that its remaining flights between the local airport and Charlotte Douglas International have been canceled. The two ...

Veterans honored at SimEx

ST. MARYS — A company outside St. Marys honors all of its employees who were veterans of the United States Armed Services. SimEx Vinyl Extrusions honored 32 veterans who work at the plant during a special ceremony Monday. ‘‘We realize these people made sacrifices along the way to ...

Belpre discusses billing plans

BELPRE —The second reading of an ordinance which will institute soft billing for emergency and non-emergency services by the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department was passed by Belpre City Council at Monday’s meeting. Passed unanimously, the ordinance will come back before council for one more ...

Ravenswood students learn about ‘On the Road in West Virginia’

RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood Middle School’s eighth-grade history teacher Jason Gump invited Wayne Worth from Clarksburg and Johnnaston Kimble from Buckhannon to school Nov. 9 to talk with the students about their Facebook presentation “On The Road in West Virginia: Our 55 ...

Castle presentation shares beauty of brick-making

MARIETTA — It’s easy to take brick for granted in Marietta. It’s everywhere. With brick paving on downtown streets and sidewalks, brick facing on numerous old homes around the city, brick commercial buildings, brick churches and decorative brick on bridges and monuments, brick indoors ...

Marietta parade honors veterans

MARIETTA — Attendees of the Veterans Day Parade in Marietta weren’t looking for candy when they lined Putnam Street Monday. “We talked on the way over about how we’re here to say thank you,” said Nancy Morehead, 59, of Boaz, as she shepherded her grandchildren, husband, sister and ...

Partnership to promote manufacturing

MARIETTA — Although economic development thinkers dream of attracting manufacturing plants – and their high-paying, stable jobs – with tax breaks, shovel-ready property and robust infrastructure, those perks aren't at the top of the list for manufacturing firms. Their No. 1 concern is ...

Parkersburg museum holds open house in honor of Veterans Day

PARKERSBURG — It was a day to remember those who served. The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley held an open house Sunday to commemorate Veterans Day. People came through the museum Sunday, many veterans and others who had family members who were veterans. “Today is a day of ...

New Matamoras church remembers World War I

NEW MATRAMORAS — New Matamoras United Methodist Church held a celebration Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I to remember those who serviced in the war and what it meant for the U.S. The church honored the soldiers, nurses and ...

Via cancels remaining flights at MOV airport

WILLIAMSTOWN — Via Airlines has canceled its remaining flights to and from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. Due to maintenance issues, both 30-seat turboprop planes that could be used to travel between the local airport and Charlotte Douglas International are out of commission, airport ...

Christmas trees lighting up Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

PARKERSBURG — Christmas trees decorated in a variety of themes and heritages are on display through late December at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in downtown Parkersburg. The museum kicked off the annual Trees of Our Heritage holiday exhibit Sunday with an open house ...

Friends, family celebrate retiring Belpre dentist

BELPRE — Many in the Belpre community came out Sunday to wish long-time dentist Dr. Dwight K. Poole well as he retires from his practice. Over 100 friends, employees, patients and others gathered at the Belpre VFD Bingo Hall to celebrate his career, tell funny stories and honor the man ...

Students throughout Marietta offer a salute to veterans

MARIETTA — Musical tributes and speakers citing courage and dedication met veterans invited into Marietta City Schools Friday. Mohamed Ismail, 15, of Devola, spoke before the filled auditorium at Marietta High School about what the American Flag represents to him and the nation. But before ...

Trustees seek more input on Devola trail proposal

MARIETTA — Even though Muskingum Township Trustee Ken Shilling has received 18 suggestions from the public about a proposed walking and bike trail that connects Devola’s Multi-Use Path with Marietta’s River Trail following a previous public meeting, he said he is looking for more. On ...