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Circuit Court PARKERSBURG — The following case appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on April 22: * Audrey D. Thompson, 22, of Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday on charges of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery. She received one to 10 years in prison on the grand larceny charge ...

West Virginia National Guard unveils new Black Hawk helicopters

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WHEELING — For the past 34 years, every mission completed by the aviators at Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment based in Wheeling was done in an older-model, hand-me-down military helicopter — first the Bell UH-1 “Huey” and, starting in 2002, Sikorsky’s UH-60A/L Black ...

Marietta working to address Lancaster Street concerns

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MARIETTA — Driving down Lancaster Street from Harmar Hill to Fort Harmar Drive is a bit of a bumpy ride. “It’s called washboarding,” explained Eric Lambert, the city project manager working on a multi-faceted project to upgrade not only the roadway but what lies beneath. First, a ...

Rivers, Trail and Ales seeks volunteers

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MARIETTA — Sixty events, new rides and expansion are all in the works for August’s ninth annual River, Trails and Ales Festival in Marietta, and the coordinators are looking for more community volunteers to help put it all in place. “Right now we’re still in development but there’s ...

Wirt County woman to present poetry book at Parkersburg library

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PARKERSBURG — Debbie Richard of Elizabeth will be talking about her new illustrated collection of poetry, “PIVOT,” at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue. This 80-page collection of poetic works articulates turning points that result in ...

Ohio measure on student absences in effect

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MARIETTA — The murder of a 14-year-old girl in Cleveland two years ago prompted the Ohio Legislature to spell out the actions that schools are required to take when students don’t show up for class. Called “Alliana’s Law,” Senate Bill 82 enacts a statutory requirement for schools to ...

Parkersburg Fishing Derby lures children, families to city’s parks

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PARKERSBURG — Despite a bit of rain and a chilly breeze, children from ages 3 to 14 came together in hopes of catching the biggest fish of the day, or even better, the golden trout, at the 39th annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby. The derby was held at City Park and Southwood Park on Saturday ...

Mid-Ohio Valley residents celebrate Celtic roots at festival

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PARKERSBURG — Many people from the Mid-Ohio Valley embraced their Celtic heritage Saturday during the 2019 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival at the City Park Pavilion. The 14th annual festival offered entertainment, crafters demonstrating weaving, spinning, tatting and other artisan ...

Hundreds turn out to enjoy Marietta Earth Day

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MARIETTA — Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning on the lawn of the Armory in downtown Marietta to celebrate Marietta Earth Day. The event was started 20 years ago with the help of the late Marilyn Orrt of Marietta. Each year it features exhibits, displays and activities for all ...

Tabletop Puzzles and Games opens in Marietta

Business

MARIETTA — Gathering family and friends around a table for fun, laughter and quality interaction—that’s the goal of a new shop owner in downtown Marietta. “It’s all about unplugging and getting together to enjoy a good old table game night,” said Penny Moore, of Vienna, who opened ...

Salvation Army Thrift Store shows off new expansion

Business

PARKERSBURG — It’s been a bit more than a week since the Salvation Army Thrift Store reopened after an expansion and remodeling. So far, according to Major Matthew Riley, the Thrift Store is going to reap benefits. “It was a grand day both in numbers and in sales,” he said about ...

Swilled Dog sets grand opening

Business

UPPER TRACT, W.Va. — Parkersburg native Brooke (Litton) Glover, co-owner of Swilled Dog, was recently elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Executive Committee for the U.S. Association of Cider Makers. Glover, a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School, is currently serving ...

Mid-Ohio Valley has a wealth of outdoor options

Community News

You find a lot of things along a trail. Sometimes they are tangible things, like a turtle. Sometimes they are a little more abstract, like a clear head. Sometimes you find yourself. A little over a year ago my doctor gave me a wake-up call to drop some pounds or face the consequences of ...

Blennerhassett Island opens May 1

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PARKERSBURG — Beginning May 1, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2019 season as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the historic island. Park officials said the new season will see the continuance of several ...

‘Drink & Think’ aims to be talk of Marietta

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MARIETTA — What happens in 10 to 20 minutes with drinks in hand when a small gathering of all age ranges discuss conspiracy theories, ancient Native American sports or roller derby? “It’s a prime opportunity for people to interact, question and talk together intimately,” said Hunt ...

GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club marks 115 years

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PARKERSBURG — On April 2, Mayor Tom Joyce presented a proclamation of General Federation Day of Women’s Clubs to Parkersburg and South Parkersburg Woman’s Club Presidents. The General Federation was organized April 24, 1890, and chartered by President William McKinley and Congress ...

Nine in West Virginia awarded fellowships

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VIENNA — A Vienna man is among nine West Virginians awarded fellowships through the West Virginia Humanities Council. Christopher Shrock of Vienna will research and write about “Epistemic Freedom: A Reidian Social Epistemology.” The $3,000 grants are awarded each year to college ...

Glenville rofessor featured on new Investigation Discovery series

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GLENVILLE — An assistant professor of criminal justice at Glenville State College will be featured on a new series airing on Investigation Discovery. A case investigated by Ken Lang while he was a homicide detective for the Baltimore County Police Department will be featured on the new ...