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Police Chief Hupp addresses Marietta City Council

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MARIETTA — Marietta Chief of Police Rodney Hupp addressed Marietta City Council’s Police and Fire Committee Thursday to request a temporary expansion of his staff. Council members present ultimately blessed the temporary additional hire of a new police officer in order to prevent a long ...

Folk singers to perform in Marietta today

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MARIETTA — According to Michael “Moon” Mullen, owner of Over the Moon Pub and Pizza on Front Street and local musician, folk music uses lyrics to drive the song by telling a story. Today at 8 p.m., three local musicians will tell their stories in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Willie ...

Cleveland, Flamekeeper to entertain in New Martinsville

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Wetzel County) is starting a new concert series in conjunction with the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival. Organizers started such an endeavor last year, but this year the budget has increased, and ...

Wood County Commission makes appointments

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Commission made appointments to local boards and commissions. On Thursday, the commission approved reappointing Chad Mildren, Randy Snider, Steve Altmiller and Ed McDonough to the Wood County Development Authority. They approved reappointing Marvin Kerr, Bill ...

Women, girls focus of program at West Virginia Legislature

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Women’s Commission will hold its 2019 Women’s and Girls’ Day at the Legislature 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Culture Center and state Capitol. “Pathways to Freedom” is the theme. The program will begin with a reading of the proclamation from Gov. Jim ...

Wood County schools to host drug education presentations

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PARKERSBURG — A drug education and awareness program from the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety will be held Wednesday at two schools in Wood County. The program will start at 8:15 a.m. at Parkersburg South High School and at 10 a.m. at Kanawha Elementary ...

Vienna tennis tournament raises funds for American Red Cross

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VIENNA — Last weekend’s charity indoor tennis tournament at Greenmont Racquet Club raised over $800 for the local chapter of the American Red Cross. The non-sanctioned event, Jan. 5-7, was designed to provide local tennis players of every level a chance to compete. Sixty-eight people ...

Legislators: Justice made good points in speech

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CHARLESTON — Local lawmakers said the governor hit on a lot of good points in his State-of-the-State speech the Legislature will look at in making the state better for business investment, dealing with the opioid epidemic and more. Gov. Jim Justice gave his State-of-the-State address ...

Snow, ice catch MOV off guard

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BELPRE — Area residents were faced with icy road conditions Wednesday as a storm brought snow and cold temperatures. As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Washington County was listed at a level one snow emergency, said Sheriff Larry Mincks. Roadways were hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and ...

Parkersburg council makes appointments

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — The leadership of Parkersburg City Council committees will remain unchanged in 2019. Council President Mike Reynolds announced appointments to the Finance, Personnel and Public Works committees, along with other posts during Tuesday’s council ...

Five Guys in Vienna closing

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From staff reports VIENNA — Before Hobby Lobby comes to the former Kmart shopping plaza in Vienna, another tenant is leaving. Five Guys Burgers and Fries will close at the end of the day today, according to an email received Wednesday from the company’s press office. No reason was ...

Wood BOE replaces prayer with moment of silence

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education President Rick Olcott announced Tuesday the board would replace its traditional pre-meeting prayer with a moment of silence. The announcement came before the start of Tuesday evening’s board meeting. “We’ve always had an optional part of ...

Mayor Rapp: Vienna noise may have more than one source

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VIENNA — The mayor of Vienna said the source of the noise that has been bothering residents in Vienna may be coming from more than one source. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said he recently attended a meeting with Washington County Commissioners, management officials with the Eramet plant in ...

W.Va. Senate, House begin legislative session

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CHARLESTON — The first session of the 84th West Virginia Legislature kicked off at noon Wednesday with more than 300 bills introduced between the Senate and the House of Delegates. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, was elected to a second term as the leader of the upper chamber. ...

Lawmakers giving up salaries during government shutdown

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PARKERSBURG – At least six local members of Congress from Ohio and West Virginia aren’t taking a salary while the government is in partial shut down. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Rep. Bill Johnson, ...

Report looks at PUB needs

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board received a report Wednesday on more than $20 million in potential upgrades and repairs to its water system. Over the next few months, the board and staff will be tasked with deciding which of those projects to pursue, in what order and how to pay ...

Wood Schools seeking Teacher of Year nominations

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From staff reports PARKERSBURG — Nominations are being accepted for the annual Wood County Schools Teacher of the Year. The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2020 Teacher of the Year. In past years nominations have come from schools or teachers who nominate themselves, but ...

Vienna official placed on administrative leave

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VIENNA — An administration official in the City of Vienna has been placed on leave while an investigation is conducted, officials said on Wednesday. Public Works Director Craig Metz was placed on leave last week. An investigation was requested as soon as allegations arose, Mayor Randy ...

WVU-P expands student count

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PARKERSBURG — Everyone who takes a class at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be considered a student, whether in a degree program or taking a class to obtain job skills, officials said Wednesday. WVU-P President Chris Gilmer told the school’s Board of Governors that a task ...