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Belmont Community Hospital to close after 105 years

Business

BELLAIRE — Belmont Community Hospital, which has served the area for 105 years, will be closed permanently as of April 5. The 99-bed acute care hospital was acquired by Wheeling Hospital in 1996. Belmont Community Hospital employs 93 people and Wheeling Hospital will offer positions to those ...

Glenwood Community earns national recognition

Business

MARIETTA — Glenwood Community, a United Church Homes community, has been recognized by Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement. Glenwood was one of two communities nationwide to receive the Choice Community Award for both their ...

Fanta named chair for insurance committee

Business

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg agent has been selected as a chairman of a committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia. John Fanta of the Waters Insurance Agency has been named chairman of the Young Agent Committee. The association has announced its slate of officers and ...

Marathon Petroleum Corp. turns to students

Business

MARIETTA — Marathon Petroleum Corp. turned to a team of Marietta College students to provide a fresh perspective on attracting new talent to the Findlay, Ohio-based company. The company’s goal is to get noticed by students in a variety of business fields such as marketing, accounting and ...

Glenville State College graduate appears on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

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GLENVILLE — A Glenville State College alumna won big on a recent episode of “Wheel of Fortune.” Amy Perkins, a special education teacher at Flatwoods Elementary School, graduated from Glenville State in 2005 with a degree in elementary education. “It was such an amazing experience,” ...

Planned power outage to affect downtown Parkersburg Monday

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PARKERSBURG — A planned electrical outage Monday to allow for the repair of two distribution lines and other hardware will affect approximately 200 MonPower customers in the downtown Parkersburg area. Customers in the vicinity of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Avery and Market streets and Phillips ...

Hepatitis A case confirmed at Parkersburg South High School

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Board of Education has confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in an individual who is routinely on the campus of Parkersburg South High School. According to a press release by Will Hosaflook, Wood County Schools superintendent, school officials were notified late Friday ...

Authorities arrest Parkersburg man on child neglect charge

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man has been charged with child neglect with injury, the sheriff of Wood County said on Friday. The detective bureau of the sheriff’s department has been investigating an incident involving the neglect of a 2-year-old child that occurred on Feb. 9, Sheriff Steve ...

Williamstown teenager a ray of sunshine for cancer patients

Community News

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jenna Johnson, 15, of Williamstown is bringing sunshine to cancer patients in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Johnson’s inspiration for helping others is her grandmother, Shirley Johnson, who passed away on Nov. 26, 2016, after battling cancer. Shirley was 65 and lived in Vienna when ...

Beverly man dies in crash on Ohio 60

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MARIETTA — A two-vehicle traffic crash Wednesday evening resulted in the death of a Beverly man. Dale G. Mincks, 53, of 211 Sixth St., Beverly was traveling southbound on Ohio 60 in his 2000 Buick Century when he crossed the center line near mile marker 11 at approximately 5:38 p.m., ...

Camden Clark Medical Center seeks student art for display

Community News

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is asking area high school students to help decorate its hallway with art. The hospital announced Friday it was seeking submissions from Mid-Ohio Valley students in grades 9-12. If selected, the artwork will be professionally framed and ...

Joe Martin elected to Appalachia HIDTA board

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin was recently announced as a member of the executive board for the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. “I was humbled to be selected,” said Martin, adding he looks forward to the opportunity to “trade and share ideas, ...

Belpre Board of Education to meet Monday

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BELPRE — The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session 5 p.m. Monday in the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The meeting is open to the public. Time for public comment will be included in the meeting.

Vienna City Council discusses city insurance

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VIENNA — With the Vienna city budget renewal approaching, a major topic of discussion has been city insurance, which covers 81 employees. Kim Williams, who has spoken during many of the public forums in the past month, spoke again at Thursday’s Vienna City Council meeting. She expressed ...

President to declare national emergency over border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he ...