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Washington County grand jury indicts 25

Local News

MARIETTA — Twenty-five individuals were indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury this month, including four individuals accused of money laundering and theft from the elderly. Anita J. Pauley, 26, Nicole M. Kurtz, 32, Brian D. Brown, 51, and Barbara Giulliano, 53, were renting a Lower ...

Wilcox named West Virginia Jaycee of the Year

Community News

PARKERSBURG — A local Jaycee was named the 2017 West Virginia Jaycee of the Year. Christian Wilcox said he was neither aware of his nomination nor knew he would receive the title until the statewide West Virginia Year End Convention Saturday in Wheeling. “I was very surprised,” he ...

On the Record

News of Record

Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Jan. 29: * Steven Keith Fordyce, 27, of 67 White Oak Lane, Mineral Wells, was arraigned on charges of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny and bond was set at $10,000. * Michael ...

Vendors propose perfect days at Great Bridal Event in Parkersburg

Business

PARKERSBURG — Engaged couples, prospective brides and others got a chance to see what kind of wedding services were available locally with many finding exactly what they needed to fulfill their wedding plans at The Great Bridal Event 2018 in Parkersburg. The annual bridal show was held ...

Marietta church helps plant seeds of gardening knowledge

Community News

MARIETTA — Gardeners are growing their knowledge while planning and waiting for this year’s growing season. The Green Sanctuary Program at Marietta’s First Unitarian Universalist Society held its second session out of seven Sunday in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The theme this year ...

West Virginia bill would make cyberbullying a crime

Local News

CHARLESTON — Cyberbullying is a problem for minors in West Virginia, which often leads to poor self-esteem, substance abuse and even suicide. The state Legislature is taking on the issue this session with House Bill 2655, which would define and establish the crime of cyberbullying to minors. ...

Broadband access an ongoing issue for Ohio counties

Local News

MARIETTA — Since the connectivity summit held in Marietta last July, the plight of Appalachian broadband deserts has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington D.C. “At this time the Citizen’s Connectivity Committee is particularly interested in four of the most recent bills,” ...

Berkeley County’s Overington won’t seek re-election

Local News

MARTINSBURG — Long-time state Delegate John Overington, 71, R-Berkeley, took many by surprise Thursday night when he announced his decision not to seek re-election in November. With less than two days before the state’s official filing deadline, Overington revealed the news in his ...

Wood County Farm Bureau offering two $500 scholarships

Community News

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Farm Bureau will offer two $500 scholarships this year. The Wood County Farm Bureau Scholarship is open to members of 4-H, FFA or a member or dependent of a Wood County Farm Bureau family in good standing. A GPA of 2.75 cumulative is required. The applicant ...

Former Vienna resident wins Grammy for work on film

Local News

NEW YORK — A former Vienna resident received a Grammy award on Sunday night for her film work. Sarah Anthony, formerly Sarah Twite of Vienna, received a Grammy in the Best Music Film category for her work on “The Defiant Ones,” which she helped produce. Anthony is the daughter of Dr. ...

Great American Home Show draws record crowd in Vienna

Business

VIENNA — It was a Do-It-Yourselfers paradise Saturday on the second day of the annual Great American Home Show. Trisha McKay, show organizer and executive officer with the Homebuilders Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley, said after three years at the National Guard Armory on Blizzard Drive ...

Vienna man discovers great-great-grandfather’s past

Local News

PARKERSBURG — A Vienna man reading a story about a local Civil War historian’s discovery made a discovery of his own. Steve Sandifer in The News and Sentinel on Jan. 21 read about Brian Kesterson and a letter from Clarkson Fogg, who died in the Battle of Vicksburg on an ill-fated charge ...

Das Rookhaus marks 40 years in Parkersburg

Business

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg sub shop is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Das Rookhaus was the idea of real estate agent Ed Byham, who believed a shop that featured smoked meats and cheeses would be a popular eatery in Parkersburg, says owner Sherry Dugan. “He liked the idea of smoked ...

Camden Clark Medical Center providing own security personnel

Business

PARKERSBURG — The Camden Clark Medical Center is employing its own security personnel at the facility after years of working with contract service providers. A staff of 28 security officers has been in place since Jan. 14, said Christopher R. Miller, facility safety and security ...

Marietta’s The Castle readies 2018 informational series

Community News

MARIETTA — The Castle in Marietta will kick off its 2018 series of activities and programs with a pair of February programs talking about crime, alcohol and Prohibition in Marietta. The first event will be 7 p.m. Feb. 15 as part of the Third Thursday Talk series at The Castle. Entitled ...

Wayne National Fores oil, gas leases are being auctioned

Business

MARIETTA — Two extraction leases for parcels in the Wayne National Forest in Monroe County and in Noble County, both near the boundary of Washington County, are being auctioned with proposals to be opened March 22. The auction is part of the joint effort between the national forest and the ...