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Parkersburg planning commission tables alley request

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PARKERSBURG — The Municipal Planning Commission on Friday tabled a request to abandon a portion of an undeveloped alleyway until more information could be gathered on the situation and impact on neighboring property owners. Parkersburg resident Brenda Sturm petitioned for the abandonment ...

Morrisey, Warner file brief in Harpers Ferry election case

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CHARLESTON — The attorney general and secretary of state of West Virginia have gotten involved in the recent Harpers Ferry election. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as counsel for Secretary of State Mac Warner, filed a friend of the court brief with Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge ...

Parkersburg Utility Board approves contracts, change order

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board this week approved contracts for two projects and an amendment to the study preparing for a sewer expansion in the Marrtown area. The board received only one bid for repair of a water line beneath Fourth Street and Garfield Avenue. Stonegate ...

Manchin, Capito vote against Clean Power Plan

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WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators voted Thursday against a resolution to nullify the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, the Trump Administration’s replacement to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, ...

Marietta teachers weigh pros, cons of centralized campus

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MARIETTA — Advocates of the Marietta City Schools building project proposal — for which voters are making a decision about whether to approve $55 million in local tax levies — are emphasizing the educational and resource-allocation benefits of putting all the district’s students on a ...

City in England supports Parkersburg Pride

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BRIGHTON, England — On Oct. 12, over 130 people in Brighton, England, attended an event celebrating Parkersburg Pride. The evening featured the international premiere of “OUTSPOKEN,” Emily Harger’s documentary about the LGBTQ community in Parkersburg and the failure of a ...

WVU-P to host ‘Defamation Experience’

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present “The Defamation Experience” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday in the WVU Parkersburg college theater. The show, free and open to the public, receives funding from the Higher Education Resource Assessment. “The Defamation ...

Meads receives 2019 Helping Hands Award

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GLENVILLE — Judith Ann Musgrave Meads is the 2019 recipient of the Helping Hands Award presented by the women of Marthas and Marys, an ecumenical group of Gilmer County women representing 13 churches. A celebration will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Glenville Presbyterian Church. ...

Leadmon pleads guilty to second-degree murder

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PARKERSBURG — The adult suspect in the September killing of a Parkersburg woman pleaded guilty Thursday to an information charging him with second-degree murder. Michael Wayne Leadmon, 22, in custody without bond at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, entered the plea ...

Donald Trump Jr. stumps for Justice for second time in five months

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — For the second time since June, the oldest son of President Donald Trump traveled to West Virginia Thursday to help raise funds for Gov. Jim Justice’s re-election campaign. Donald Trump Jr. was the special guest Thursday at a political fundraiser for Justice, ...

Fatal motorcycle crash focus of investigation in Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Criminal charges are pending in the death of a woman following a motorcycle crash last week. Melissa Barone, 37, of Parkersburg, was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband, 36-year-old Jason Barone, which was traveling south in the 900 block of Division Street ...

Three arrested, one suspect sought in Parkersburg armed robbery

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PARKERSBURG — Three arrests have been made in an armed robbery which took place Monday, and the Parkersburg Police Department is searching for a fourth suspect. Nicholas Procia II, 20, 1211 Williams St., Parkersburg, and Taylor Starcher, 18, 1908 Princeton St., Parkersburg, have been ...

Authorities in Parkersburg looking into death on 19th Street

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PARKERSBURG — City police say the death of a man whose body was found on 19th Street early Wednesday morning does not appear to be suspicious. The body of William Daniel Rood Jr., 33, of Oak Hill, was found shortly after midnight near the former Ohio Valley Trading Post and CVS location at ...

Parkersburg Utility Board to begin flushing water lines

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Utility Board’s Water Division will flush water lines in the city and surrounding service areas starting at 10 p.m. today. Flushing will continue around the clock until the work is completed, expected to happen around 3 a.m. Sunday. Flushing will begin on ...