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Wood County Technical Center students honored

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Technical Center students were honored Thursday for their accomplishments at the annual Spring Fling at Parkersburg South High School. Pier Bocchini, director of the Wood County Technical programs, Wood County Adult Basic Education and Wood County School of ...

Safety Day driving program slated in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — A free Safety Day program on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the former south Parkersburg Kmart parking lot at 1050 Division St. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in West Virginia. Motor vehicle crashes are ...

Vacation Planner: 2-hour trips back again this summer

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PARKERSBURG — Last summer, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel ran a weekly travel series explore a new place for families to visit, all within a 2-hour driving distance from the Mid-Ohio Valley. And this year, the series will be back again looking at all new places. The following is a short ...

Vacation Planner: Why should you choose a travel agent?

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MARIETTA — With the Internet at travelers’ disposal, it may seem like a travel agent is no longer needed. Not so, says Tara Hurst, owner of T.A.C.K. It Travel. Travel agents can take a lot of stress, time and energy off the hands of the traveler so their vacation can be as smooth as ...

Parkersburg City Council seeks names for neighborhoods

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PARKERSBURG — The city’s council districts are designated 1 through 9, but some members are looking to change that with the help of Parkersburg’s residents. Council President John Reed and Councilman Bob Mercer are asking folks to email their council representatives with suggestions for ...

Singers to take stage at Actors Guild Idol fundraiser on May 19

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PARKERSBURG — The finalists of the first Actors Guild Idol singing competition have been selected. Sponsored by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, the fundraising competition has been pared to 10 vocalists who will meet for the final contest at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Actors Guild on Market ...

Wood County Board of Education meeting leaves questions unanswered

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education member Peggy Smith said she plans to take some form of action after mistakenly voting to renew an administrative contract she opposes, but said she has to review her options before deciding what action she may take. Smith was part of a 3-2 vote ...

Fire damages vacant house in Marietta

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MARIETTA — Across from the Marietta Mills apartments along Greene Street smoke streamed from the windows of a vacant house Wednesday morning. “I was in the back of our house doing laundry and I smelled smoke, I went out and saw smoke coming out the back and then saw it coming out an ...

Marietta City Council weighs contract funding

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MARIETTA — After last Thursday’s 6-1 vote to approve the third and final labor contract for unionized employees, Marietta City Council is now in discussions about how to pay to maintain staff and services. “We have the appropriations now for those contracts...it is going to have a major ...

Ravenswood High School student earns scholarship

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RAVENSWOOD — A Ravenswood High School student is the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s first Dr. James F. Dunphy Memorial Scholar. Sophomore Ethan Hupp, who plays the French horn, was one of six finalists for the new scholarship that offers private music lessons with a West Virginia ...

Woof Fest to be held Sunday at Mountwood Park

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VOLCANO — For the last decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 10th annual Woof Fest Fun Run and Pageant will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, ...

Fire and Rain

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Frequent Smoot visitor Jim Witter will present “Fire and Rain” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. He will be joined by vocalist Giselle Sanderson. Tickets are $20-$40 and can be obtained by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at smoottheatre.com.

W.P. Snyder Jr. to mark birthday

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MARIETTA — Built in Pittsburgh by Carnegie Steel Co. in 1918, the towboat that eventually would be named the W.P. Snyder Jr. was created for pulling and pushing barges up and down the Ohio River. Steam-powered, 175-feet long and 32-feet wide, it carried a crew of 20 and sat about 5 feet ...

Patrick Morrisey poll shows AG leading U.S. Senate race

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PARKERSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey leads in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a poll released on Wednesday by the Morrisey for Senate campaign committee. The poll by Public Opinion Strategies for the Morrisey campaign said Morrisey leads Rep. Evan Jenkins with 28 percent ...

AARP West Virginia members visit Congress

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PARKERSBURG — Staff and volunteers from AARP West Virginia Wednesday were in Washington, D.C., meeting with senators and representatives about the Medical Expense Deduction, funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and support family caregivers by supporting the Assisting ...

Abuse survivors to speak at Parkersburg rally

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PARKERSBURG — A child abuse and sexual assault awareness rally is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the bandshell in Parkersburg City Park. Guest speakers will include Delegate Vernon Criss, R-Wood; Penny Howard, military veteran advocate, and Sheryl Wilson, inspirational speaker. Survivors ...